Sunday, 16 December 2012

Surprisingly organised!

Sadly Alex was ill on Thursday and off school again on Friday.  This meant that I had two days off work and as a result have finished wrapping all the presents (except Alex's!) so I am feeling surprisingly organised as far as Christmas goes.  Just the food preparation to do and that can't be done until next weekend. 
We put up our new wooden crib this weekend which totally fascinated Alex...he spent a happy few minutes sitting contemplating it.
As a result I decided to make a mini scrapbook page using the photo.  I have actually decided to try and do an Advent scrapbook...there wont be a page for every day, but I will put the key events into it.  I am finally using some free Bo Bunny papers that I have from the scrapbook magazine as the basis for most of the pages.  This one also used a scrap of K&Co paper, and some gold card, gold peel offs and a little yellowy gold gem.  The text at the bottom is from John 1 v14 (The Message version) and seemed totally appropriate for the theme of the page.  The Nativity stamp is from Hobby Art and is probably my favourite Christmas stamp.  I am therefore entering this layout into Simon Says Stamp 'what's your favourite?', Crazy4challenges 'use one of your favourite holiday stamps', Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 'Christmas, but non-traditional colours', Delightful challenges 'very blingy' (lots of gold & sparkle here), Paperplay 'star', Creative card crew 'star' and crafty creations 'wise words' (you can't get much wiser than the Bible in my opinion).
It is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge and this time I chose the theme of 'last minute Christmas' and we have three different sponsors (Crafty Ribbons, Doodle Dragon & Paper Pretties). I was given 'Wolfie skating' by Doodle Dragon to use in my creation so I chose to continue with my Advent/Christmas preparation album by scrapbooking the images of Alex skating on the ice last weekend.  The papers, with the quote 'The most wonderful time of the year' help to actually turn this creation into something Christmas related!  I am also entering this into Aud Sentiments 'use a sentiment appropriate to the holidays',and Delicious Doodles 'Anything but a card'.  I hope you all have a lovely week and that the run up to Christmas isn't too stressful...only 4 more days of work for me! 


Susan Flynn said...

Your layout is fabulous, your little boy looks so cute staring at the nativity! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges for our Very Blingy Challenge - good luck! Susan x

Lin said...

Both your pages are wonderful, preserving some special memories for this year! Thanks for showing us your favorites at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Allison Cope Israels said...

What a gorgeous scrapbook page Caro! I love rich purple and golds together! Thanks for joining us for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge! I hope you'll join us again this week!