Monday, 21 December 2015

The Perfect Gift.

Christmas will soon be upon us and hopefully you are coping with the stressful run up to the big day!
You could always take a break from the lists and shopping to play along with us at The Studio Challenges. We have a challenge all about 'gifts and giving'!
Perhaps a photo from the 2014 Christmas day unwrapping frenzy or maybe there is a plethora of prezzies under the tree already this year! Why not scrap about your love/hate relationship with wrapping! As long as it has a gift/giving theme we would love to see your page linked up to our challenge at The Studio Challenges.

Here is my contribution to the gift challenge and I scrapped about my youngest daughters love of panda related presents and especially last year when we managed to buy her a giant plush panda!

I found some paper straws in Sainsburys lately and was so pleased when they coordinated perfectly with this kit! Here I have simply trimmed a small amount from three straws and layered them on my page. 

I also remembered that I bought some felt reindeer from the Paperchase sale last Christmas and the white ones are subtle enough for this kits colour theme.

Hope to pop over and see your take on this challenge. All the details and link can be found on the Studio Challenges Blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.
Kerry. xx

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Shine Bright.

It's sketch reveal day at The Studio Challenges Blog and this time we have a gorgeous sketch for you to play along with.

I just loved not only the simplicity of this sketch but the layers and smattering of the circles.

Here is my take on the sketch and you will have to excuse the photo quality as the UK has been under a permanent grey cloud these past few days.
I have used my Like Forever 'Wish List Kit' which is becoming one of my favourites.
The background is a vellum sheet with glitter stars and I didn't want to cut into it at all and this sketch allowed lots of white space to show it off.

Punched circles and fussy cut poinsettias make up the embellishments clusters in the corners. 

The 'Shine Bright' title was a sticker from last months LFE kit but fitted perfectly with the theme for this page.

The top cluster.

I hope you find the time in this amazingly busy month to play along with us. I look forward to seeing your take on the sketch. For more DT inspiration head on over to The Studio Challenges blog HERE. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Kerry. xx

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Will it Burn?

Hello December!
No matter how organised I try to be in November the lead up to Christmas is always frantic and need I say a little stressful! .

In the meantime here is a layout I created last month and haven't had time to share.

We have an open fire and collect wind fall from the wood at the back of our garden. These photo's show hubby and me working together cutting and stacking the branches to take home in our wheel barrow! 
Our family have a fun saying, 'Will It Burn', whenever we see a downed tree, stack of logs or even a skip with wood in it, so I made that the title of my page.

I know it's wintry but any excuse to fussy cut a flower! 

The wood effect paper was just perfect for the theme  and a few punched pieces from the paper stack to make my embellishment cluster.

Hopefully I will be back soon with another layout to share and news on our puppy adoption.
Until then, happy Christmas shopping.

Kerry. xx