Single Page LO, Sketchy Boards Challenges

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

I decided to play along with Sketchy Boards again this month; here is their challenge:

So, I flipped the sketch once, anti-clockwise. I used a lantern die cut and my gold accents are on my ephemera and paper, and then I also added some details to the lantern, using gold pen. Here’s what I did:

And some close ups:



Hey there!

I’ve been playing a little game of catch up this week and managed to get a few layouts done – both for upcoming DT commitments and also for online challenge entries.

First up is the layout I created using Sketch Number 166 over at Sketch N Scrap:

I flipped the sketch once, anti-clockwise:

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for looking!

Single Page LO, The Studio Challenges

Twas The Night Before Christmas | The Studio DT

Hi guys!

Here is another Christmas inspired post and layout – this time using the gorgeous mood board at The Studio Challenge Blog!

Here is what I put together for this one.

I was inspired by the woodland theme of the board, so I chose this background paper.  I also used some earthy coloured papers and elements.

Some close ups:

We hope that you will join in on this lovely challenge!

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The Joy of Christmas | CSI DT

Hey Ho!

Today I’m sharing with you, how I solved Case File 268 at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration. Here are the clues:

And this is what I created:


Colours : cream, olive, red, charcoal and tawny brown

Evidence : Christmas elements, frames, greenery, Pointsettia’s

Testimony : Inspiration Word – know

This picture was taken when Isabella was a little older than 2. When Christmas was still all fairy tale and wonder. When she didn’t know that Santa isn’t real. Now that she’s 8, that has all changed and it saddens me a little. I think she knows that he’s not real – but a part of her still wants to cling to the magical time that is Christmas. We usually set up the house at the beginning of November already. Although I’m sad that the magical fairy tale element of Christmas has past – the other side of the coin is that she is embracing the real joy of Christmas. She is enthusiastic about setting up all the decorations, shopping for unique gifts – and (most importantly in this house!) spending the day with our family!



More Than Words, Single Page LO

Believe In The Magic Of Christmas

Hey there from a rather hot Cape Town!

Today I’m sharing the layout I created for the December challenge that is up on the More Than Words challenge blog:

Here is what I did with this month’s challenge:

I did some stamping behind my photo and layered cluster, and then I also stamped a frame all around the edges of my page.

My inspiration behind the word believe – is in this picture!  My daughter is now 8 and a half and doesn’t believe in Santa anymore.  Part of me is sad, but I have told her that although he doesn’t exist – the magic that surrounds everything about Christmas, still does.  I just LOVE Christmas and I love that I can pass this love and enthusiasm on to her… allowing her to believe that it truly is an absolutely magical time of year!

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for visiting!



It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Second last share for today!

I loved this mood board at Scrapping Clearly – there is so much on it that inspired me!

Aside from the beautiful earthy colours, I was drawn to the circular shapes – the hats, the wreath and also the wreath cookies; so I wanted to emulate that in my piece.  Here’s what I created:

And here are some close-up shots.

Thanks for stopping by!


Merry Christmas

And the next challenge I am entering, is for Scrap The Girls.

The dress that drew my eye was the third dress in the top row. I loved the dark background and the fun (edible!) Christmas elements on it.  So, here is what I created for this challenge:

As you can see, I copied the black background and then added some (mostly) edible Christmas elements around the photograph of my daughter sitting in front of our Christmas tree.  Here are some close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by!


Making Merry Memories

Hi all!

I’ve been very, very busy in my scrapping room this past week – and today I have four projects I am going to share with you.

First up, is the lovely challenge over at Kraft +.

For this challenge, I did’t take it quite so literally.  Instead, I went with Pine Needles. Here in South Africa, our Christmas trees are pine trees – I think that in other parts of the world, they might be a conifer or fir family?  I stand corrected.

Anyway!  I have used paper printed with pine needles, sticker strips and a pine tree ephemera piece, on my layout.  Here’s what I did:

Thanks for looking!