Friday, 9 October 2015

Our First Christmas

This was one of those layouts that fought me the whole way through. Firstly the papers just didn't seem to match, which was odd because they are all from the same collection. Then my sewing machine decided to eat the paper not once but twice. I stuffed-up ruling the border so that's uneven. I eventually reached a point where I was just done with the layout, rather than actually finished it, which is disappointing, because I really like the photo, the papers and the chipboard all individually. If you have any suggestions to make it work I'm all ears.
Words or Whatever is an Australian chipboard manufacturer who occasionally runs a really cool competition where you send them a stamped self-addressed envelope and they send you back some free chipboard. Everyone gets the same chipboard and you have that month to create a layout with it. I played along last time they did it and enjoyed myself so sent along my envelope again this time and was so happy to get Christmas chipboard back! They sent the stars all in the one piece as a dangly thing which I thought was adorable but it didn't do with my layout so I chopped up my stars. All the chippie just got a coat of embossing powder.

I used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches (yes, they are my go-to sketch site) for this layout. I rotated it clockwise and I'm not sure if that is where my troubles started in not being 100% happy with my layout. I'll ponder it some more I think.


  1. I think your layout is lovely Lauren! I love how you embossed the chipboard pieces with silver and gold - it gives them such a Christmas feel! Great photo too! Thanks so much for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  2. How cute is this layout ! Grat embossing with the chipboards ! Thank you for playing at Stuck?! Sketches !

  3. Love how you've rotated the sketch - Love page, love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches x x x

  4. Great page, love the use of vellum and your sweet embellies! Thanks so much for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  5. Adorable! I love how you rotated the sketch. The metallic accents are super. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches. :)


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