Friday, November 04, 2011

Christmas already?

If you are anything like me, you would not like to hear that there is only 51 days left before Christmas. I find this time of the year a big mad rush to get ready for the holiday season (and Christmas of course). There is some kind of magic and excitement about this time of the year though and I secretly like it, I think. :)
I'm here to share my first Christmas layout with you. We are all getting into the festive spirit this month over at Handmade by Suzanne and the DT will be loading all their Christmas projects into the gallery throughout November. So, if you are looking for some inspiration, don't forget to pop into the HBS gallery during November.
I got to work with the gorgeous Simple Stories '25 Days to Christmas' collection. It's a beautiful range and I just love the touches of black in it.
 I've used some Prima flowers and some Kaisercraft Mini Paper blooms for my clusters. The leaves are from Prima too and I just love the sparkle on them. :)
The title was made using BG mini alpha stickers and the spotty alphas are from the Simple Stories alpha sheet. Some more Prima yumminess too.
I've stitched the string for my baubles using embroidery thread and gave the baubles a 'lift' with some foam tape.  Oh, and I've used my Crafter's Workshop 'Mini Circle Grid' template with some Glimmer Mist to create the spotted background behind my top photo.
 If you're not a subscriber to the Handmade by Suzanne newsletter, then you would've missed out on getting all the news for November. You can read the newsletter here.  You will also find this gorgeous sketch created by Shell in there.  Why not give it a go? You can win an awesome $30 voucher to spend in the store, just for participating.  The winner get determined by random draw.  I'll be back soon with my take on it. :)
That's all for today. I hope you have a great weekend planned!  Thank you for visiting and for the lovely comments you leave. I love reading them. :)
Until next time.
M xox

13 comments:

Rachael Funnell said...

YEP! It is Close to the Jolly Season....
These Pic are just GR8!!
SENSATIONAL Layout Marelize...
Gr8 tale on the Sketch!!!
I might try & get some pics of my & Hubby this year just for something Different......
Have a WONDERFUL Weekend!!!!
xx

Jasmine S said...

I know I know. I need to post my first Chrissy page this week and I cannot believe it is the bid day in 51 days. Love your page. The baubles look great and the pics are fabulous.

Vicky Varvadouka said...

hahahah....I laughed with the smaller photo!!You look so happy together and you must have a great sense of humor!!! I can't wait until Christmas! I love them too!!! Mostly because of how much it makes my girls happy! I love your design and cool photos!!! Take care,
Hugssss!

Chantelle said...

A fabulous page Marelize - these papers look really good - tfs. Enjoy your weekend x

Lynette said...

I love this...it seems that I might just "need" the Simple Stories line too;-) Such cute photos of you and your DH.

Jennifer said...

Loving the photos in this LO! So cute!! Great LO and I love the stitching on the hanging ornaments! I have been doing some Christmas shopping already. I like to do it early before the rush and when there is a good selection. I love seeing all the Christmas LO's coming out!

Belinda said...

Oooohh I love your xmas layout Marelize. Gorgeous colours in those papers. Love your misted circles and the beautiful baubles. Eeeeekkk!! Not many days till christmas are there? But then I'm one of those people who has already finished their xmas shopping (don't hate me! ;-))because I just can't face that last minute dash. LOL

Linda said...

Beautiful page, Marelize...such gorgeous colours & you've scrapped them perfectly.

And yes, you're right....I really didn't want to hear that it's just 51 days until chrismtas...lol. I am so not organised - have not done a single thing towards it so far :-/

Have a great weekend. xx

Julie said...

this is great and i too so don't need to know it is only 51 days

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog! Thank you for taking the time to write something beautiful that makes my day!

This looks SO beautiful. I am enjoying your work lately?? keep it up.

All the best always, Nadia.

Kim said...

Oh my the circle elements really add that something extra to this one Marelize!

tania said...

Beautiful Christmas layout:)

Kerryn said...

oh this is beautiful!!!