The challenge on Picture This during December is about using shapes ... You can use any shapes that you feel, hexagons, circles, squares, diamonds you name it. I decided to go with squares - 4 squares mounted on a square, mounted on a square, mounted on a square.
Such a lovely moodboard on Scrapbooking Top 50 this month. I searched high and low for anything remotely foxy in my over flowing stash and could you believe it ... nothing.
So I focused on the russet red with green on white, used a large wooden heart and a scattering of wooden stars instead.
The OMG can stand for the 98% nice 2% naughty (although in the case of the tabby it may well be the other way around) but also for the fact that they NEVER ever sit side by side peacefully except the box the Christmas tree is stored in was too fascinating to resist!
Archiscraps and a December challenge criteria of cogs. Hmm, getting cogs onto a Christmas page wasn't the easiest of tasks but since I was determined to only do layouts during December for my Christmas album I made them work. I've used them in my cluster placement and they sort of blend in - I like to think they could be ornaments lol.
Christmas wouldn't be complete without me making a dozen or so Christmas cards - it's sort of a bit of a tradition for me. I used to give out many more but I came to realise that not everyone appreciates the time and effort it is to do handmade so now I usually send these send to like minded people and purchase charity cards for the others. Off the rails has a "Traditions" challenge this month with a sweet mood board featuring predominantly white, silver and red.
Here are 3 of the cards I made (there were 10 in total) using leftovers from a Christmas kit I have used to pre-make pages for my Christmas photos for 2016. I love using up bits and pieces like this for cards.
Funnily enough Kraft + has a similar theme this month to our challenge on ARTastic, namely Home.
I did a page featuring our current home for this so I had to think a little laterally for this challenge on Kraft +. Since I am desperately trying to reduce my rather large pile of yet to scrap Christmas photographs I decided to use one of my daughter in front of our Christmas tree. I added in little house embellishments to my page to highlight the home aspect. I guess I can be cheesy and say that at this time of the year "home" means family and surrounding ourselves with the ones we love.
Still working on completing pages for my Christmas album. This one is done for the challenge on Scrap It With a Song and their Christmas music song "We wish you a merry Christmas", a happy little jingle if ever there was one.
As I flipped through my Christmas album recently I realised I had so many missing pages I really needed to make an effort to get some scrapping done so I made a little pledge to myself that during December I would try to fill some of those holes before I took yet more present unwrapping, Christmas tree decorating and children posing snaps again this year. And while I was at it I might enter the odd Christmas challenge or two :)
The first one is with A-Z Scraplets who have an interesting challenge based on a snakes and ladders board - hmm what on earth to do with this?
I decided to incorporate the red, blue, green and white colour base and was inspired by the idea of going up - in my case rising up a Christmas tree in embellishment steps. I have included a chipboard saying (I am sorry I don't know if this is from A-Z as all my chipboard is lose in a drawer) which I have coloured by spraying with glitter ink.