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Sunday, 1 January 2012

January Scrapology Layout

Welcome to the New Year, and the start of the 2012 Scrapology challenges.  It was a push for me this month - (well, every month is now, to be honest!) but I managed to do a Christmas layout for this scraplift challenge, using seven photos on a double layout. 

I have used eight - and could have used eight more, frankly! but it gives me a good excuse to pull the Christmas stash out again, when I can find some time. 

This month, we scraplifted this layout by Stacey Hansen that appeared in Creating Keepsakes September 2011. 

The challenge was to also incorporate texture, in order to make the layout more dimensional.  This is my take on this layout.  

I am much more of a linear scrapper, and prefer straight lines.  I also prefer less pattern on a page, so decided to only use one piece of patterned paper - which in this case, of course, is Basic Grey "Jingle Bells" from the Blitzen collection.  I only had about half a piece left, but it was perfect for this double layout.  Shame I don't have more for other Christmas pages, but that's the way it goes. 

I have gazillions of Bazzill "Just the Edge" strips left in many colours, and that was just the contrast I needed at the bottom to prevent the harsh appearance of too many straight lines.  I also had some Christmas tree chipboard in drab colours that didn't match, so used them as a template for the shapes of the Christmas trees here.  Several years ago, Two Peas in a Bucket was selling off some 12 x 12 glitter cardstock by Creative Expressions, I think .. I used this card for the red background to the title, and the Christmas trees.  I then used mint Icicles (the thicker version of Stickles) around the red rainbow for some extra texture and bling.  I struggled with this sketch for a long time, but am really happy with the result - especially as it commemorates such a special event! 

This month, Jill from Cardinal Colours is offering a really special prize - every colour from the Bazzill Two Scoops collection.  You have to be in it to win it!  Thanks also to my friend Carin McDonough who was the guest designer for this month.  She always produces the most brilliant layouts!  See more of her beautiful work here.


  1. I love this LO, especially as it marks your very special Christmas with your two mini miracles. xx

  2. What a beautiful, vibrant, happy layout Ali, just perfect! xxxx

  3. great layout, such cute photos and love all the sparkle :)

  4. A fabulous LO Ali. The boys look like they have grown so much!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas x

  5. Great Photos to match a lovely layout.

    Happy New Year!

  6. Lovely page of your new family, xxx

  7. Have scrolled down and had a catch up with your Christmas post. So lovely to see your fab photos, thanks so much for sharing. Love the family pic where you came out from behind the camera... I must remember to do that a bit more too.
    Your Scrapology Dec page is brill. I can't believe you scrapped the boys first Christmas when it was still Christmas. Good one. I lost all the pics from my twins first Christmas (faulty SD card) :o( I was mortified when I found out. You can imagine how many pic's I took for their second Christmas, but it's just not the same. xx