Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch

It's been a long time since my last post.  I'm sure most of you will be able to relate to my situation of not having enough time in your day at this time of year. :)
As you probably already know, Handmade by Suzanne is sponsoring 'Once Upon A Sketch' this month. Nadia has asked the DT members to play along.  You can see the gorgeous layouts of the other DT members here.  And here is the challenge:

December 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria/theme: Our Christmas traditions.

We would love to hear how everyone spends Christmas Day. Even if you do NOT celebrate Christmas, what do you do on Christmas Day?

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.
Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter

**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote.

**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.

**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the sidebar of this blog using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.

** The deadline for this challenge is midnight December 31st, Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winners and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.

**You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges.

**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.
Here is my take on this gorgeous sketch. I've used the Simple Stories '25 Days to Christmas' collection for this. All products available from Handmade by Suzanne.
 A couple of close ups. :)

This will probably be my last post for 2011. So many exciting things happening in 2012... I can't wait! I want to wish all my blog readers a wonderful Christmas and I hope your 2012 will be awesome!  Thanks for your continued support. I appreciate every single word of encouragement.  Your gorgeous comments often changed an average day into a beautiful day. :)
Until next time!
M xox


Angela said...

I just adore your page Marelize!! it's gorgeous!! I love how you've used the Simple Stories paper.

I wish you & your family a wonderful & safe Christmas. I hope the jolly fellow in red leaves you something nice :-)

Kim said...

this is just lovely Marelize, the clean crisp lines are just perfect!

Jennifer said...

Love your take on this fun sketch, Marelize! I have this sketch filed to eventually do. This LO is so stunning and I love the ornament embellishment. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!! :)

Judith said...

Great page Marelize. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Al Hannah said...

Can definitely relate to a lack of time to scrap Marelize hehe. Love this layout ... the addition of the hessian behind the Dec 25 looks great. Gorgeous papers, and love your photo. Pretty little burgundy bow on the bauble too!
Have a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year and 2012 xo

Rachael Funnell said...

Hey Marelize!!
Such a DELIGHTFUL Layout....
You have TOTALLY nailed it!!!!
I REALLY LOVE what you have done with SS - 25Days to Christmas...
WISHING YOU & Your Family a VERY Merry Christmas & a FAN FAB U LAS New Year......

Kerryn said...

I love the way you have used this collection. Great design too. Gorgeous!!

Wishing you and your family a happy Christmas :).

Chloe :-) said...

Love this page Marelize, the papers are used to perfection :-) Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas time xxx

Chantelle said...

A wonderful page Marelize!! Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year - it was lovely to have met you this past August - maybe see you at the next retreat!! Take care xx

Heather Jacob said...

love it love it love it ... great choice of colors and wishing you and your family a magical xmas xoxox

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layout Marelize.

I would like to wish you and your loved ones a Blessed Christmas time together.

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Hi sweet !!!This is a gorgeus page and I´m in love with that!!!
Thank you so much for be such a great and dear friend and for all the lovely comments you have written in my blog in 2011!!!
I wish a wonderful 2012!!.
Big huges and kisses with much love.

Helen Tilbury said...

I love your little details like the burlap behind the date - makes your layouts so fab!! Thanks for joining our team at Once Upon a Sketch last month & your interpretation of the sketch is great :)