Monday, October 22, 2012

'All is Bright' layouts

Hi there everyone!  We had a very busy weekend but I managed to scrap 2 layouts in between the running around.  I think My Minds Eye is one of the few companies that allow me to do this, as I find that things fall into place so much easier with their beautiful papers and embellies.  As part of my DT kit for The Scrapbook Store this month, I received the gorgeous 'All Is Bright' paper collection.  I had a few photos from last Christmas that I wanted to use, so was very excited to get stuck in.  The pics on the first layout is of my friend's little girl.  As both our families have no other family living nearby, we always spend Christmas day together at Kings Park. A lovely tradition that I hope will last for years to come. :)
A close up of my title.  The word 'joy' was already on the paper, so I thought to use it as part of my title. 
 The layered stickers in this range are to die for. :)
I've added a bit of texture using my Crafter's Workshop 'Mini Harlequin' template with some Texture Magic.  Did you know that The Scrapbook Store carries a huge selection of washi tape?  I have used 2 different designs on here.
On my second layout I have used pics of my DD, taken on the same day (Christmas Day 2011).
The 'Holly Swirl' is from Kaisercraft and the flower cluster has a mixture of Prima, Manor HouseTSS Mulberry paper roses, Green Tara mini roses and Kaisercraft Mini paper blooms.  The leaves were made using my Martha Stewart ''Branch' punch.
 I just love all the little bits you can fussy cut from these pattern papers. :)
That's all for today.  I hope you are slowly getting into the Christmas spirit.  I must admit that I find it very hard to get excited when the shops put all the decorations up in August! :O  Lol! By the time Christmas arrives, I'm already all Christmassed out. :)
Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a lovely week.  I still have loads of beautiful blogs to visit, so see you around the www! :)
Until next time.
M xox

16 comments:

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely layouts Marelize! I agree MME makes it easier!! Beautiful colours too :)

Kerryn said...

That does sound like a lovely tradition. Your pages are gorgeous Marelize!

Adriana B said...

great photos to scrap, love your christmas pages, all looks good :)

Kim said...

love that twine element on the first one, the designs of these are beautiful,,, stunning as always!

Tracey said...

I love this paper collection.....this would have to be my favourite Christmas colour combination. Beautiful layouts, lots of pretty details:)

Lizzyc said...

These are gorgeous Christmassy layouts!! the first one is so cute!!

Abbey Trimboli said...

Just gorgeous Marelize :) It's nice to see a different variation of "Christmas" colour instead of the usual reds, greens and white. Really lovely.

Abbey

Little Purple Forest

Kim Price said...

I just love this layout Marelize, and adding the heart washi is genius. So very beautiful

Monique said...

Marelize, this range is one of my all-time favourite Christmas ranges, and I love what you've done with it. Gorgeous work, as always!

Jennifer Shaw said...

Beautiful LO's with these lovely MME papers. I guess it is soon that time to break out the Christmas stuff. I love Christmas scrapping!

Heather McMahon said...

I adore these papers Mareleze! And I love both the layouts you've made with them. To be honest, I think King's Park would be a perfect place to spend Christmas Day!

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful layouts, Marelize!

Mandy said...

just beautiful....xxx

Sandie Edwards said...

Love this, and you are right MME papers are awesome and always look magnificent. Wonderful photographs showcased in both layouts, and the texture on the background looks fabulous. It was nice reading about your family tradition of going to Kings Park.

Lynette said...

Beautiful...I love your use of texture tape on the background of the first layout. LOL! I really need this line.

jacque4u2c said...

What fun layouts!