Wednesday, 30 December 2015

~ Fabulously Festive ~

I have had a fantastic Christmas period and only had to do a couple of shifts at work. As it was our first proper Christmas in our new home we stayed here and cooked for family on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day. One of the best things has been having time to get in my craft room and play with the festive Like For Ever Kit called 'Wish List'.

This Christmas has seen lots of 'firsts' in our household and I didn't have photos to document them all so I used some generic Christmas décor photos and added a list of 'firsts' as the journaling. I was playing around with the settings on my camera to get these monochrome photos just right.

I have had this photos for years! It is a photo taken of my cutie pussy cat called 'Millie' when she was a kitten. This was her first Christmas and she was such a poser! I used a couple of the Coco Vanilla 'Tis the Season' collection die cut embellishments as my title. This is a really simple page and I'm not entirely happy with it. I feel like there is just something missing but can't put my finger on it

I can't resist my layers and the next layout has even more! I found some old yellow/gold star gems that worked perfectly with the embellishments on this layout.

This is another photo that has been around in my craft room for a while. It was taken by my cousins wife in 2013 when we were down for our annual Christmas visit. I absolutely love Christmas and we look so happy here I thought it would be a good thing to document.

The 'Wish List' Kit has been amazing! I have managed to get 7 layouts, 1 décor piece and some handmade embellishments for gift bags all from the kit.

I have a couple more layouts to photograph but the light over the last few days has been awful. The weather tonight is very stormy but thankfully I'm tucked up in the armchair under a fluffy blanket.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 25 December 2015

Thursday, 24 December 2015

~ T'was the night before Christmas ~

I must admit that Christmas Eve is one of my favourite times of the festive season. I'm trying to create a bit of a tradition with my partner where we buy each other new pyjamas and watch a film whilst having a couple of drinks (I would live in pyjamas if I could!).

So back to the Christmas crafting. I have managed to create a few layouts over the month so far. All using the Like For Ever 'Wish List' Kit. I have pretty much fallen in in love with the beautiful colours of the Coco Vanilla 'Tis the Season' Collection.

Last December we went to Berlin for a few days for the Christmas markets and then proceeded to move house a week after we got back. This has meant that I had not scrapbooked a single photo from that trip yet. So I dug out the prints and made a start on at least getting a few memories down on paper.

Both these layouts were inspired by ladies over on the Like For Ever Kit Subscriber Facebook group. One had some teared paper across the page she had made and another had used the die cut embellishments to create a garland. I love how inspirational all the ladies are in the group.

As per usual my love of layers has prevailed and I have lots of paper and pieces around my photos.

As you read this I suspect I will be knee deep in vegetable preparations ready for the big day.
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

~ MIA in December ~

Ok so I think I need to apologise for my lack of posting over the last few weeks!

All the fun of Christmas seems to have taken over! I am hosting Christmas dinner this year for the first time so finding menu planning and table decorating quite time consuming. Plus I have struggled to get decent photos of my crafty creations due to dull and miserable days here in the UK.

But hopefully I can get back on track a little before heading off on my winter holiday to Thailand and Laos in January.

So I thought I would kick off the festive posts I have planned with a couple of Christmas cards made from the 'Wish List' Kit from Like For Ever. Now this kit mainly features Coco Vanilla 'Tis the Season' and Pink Paislee 'Yuletide' Collections and I wouldn't usually have chosen the pastel colours found in the Coco Vanilla collection but I must say I love it!

Pop back tomorrow as I hope to have a couple of layouts ready to show you. 

Happy Crafting!

~ Twenty Sixteen ~

My new Like For Ever Kit 'Twenty Sixteen' has just arrived in time for Christmas thanks to the Shop's fantastic owner, Nicola. It looks amazing! I can't wait to get creating with it today.

Below is a selection of some of the products that can be found in the kit. This month includes a Heidi Swapp Shine mist, so if you've wanted to try and give misting a go this would be a great co-ordinating starting kit.

Nicola has created an absolutely stunning inspiration post over on the Like For Ever Blog with a beautiful layout. I think I am now in love with the washi tape in the kit.

There are some fantastic subscribers who use the kits to do allsorts including scrapbooking, card making, project life, home décor and to embellish planners. It really is that versatile.

Unusually there are a few kits up for grabs this month so if you want to give it a go head over to the Like For Ever shop to get your hands on one or o find out more details about subscribing.

Happy Crafting!

~ Stick It Down - December Sketch ~

I'm a little late posting this month as the Christmas preparations and festive fun has overtaken slightly.

Here is my final project for my Stick It Down DT term for 2015. I'm pleased to say that I will be continuing with my role on the design team for the next 6 months.

 Why not head over to the blog and join in with this month's sketch.

This layout shows me with my guiding friends at a her wedding in August. I absolutely loved using the Maggie Holmes 'Confetti' collection. It worked well with this theme. This page used up the last of my patterned paper and embellishments from the collection. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next year.

Here's wishing everyone a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year!