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Friday, 12 April 2013

March Sketchy Scrappers Layout - The Childminder Christmas Party

Well - only a couple of weeks late, but that is pretty good going for me at the moment!  Lisa set this month's challenge to use the sketch below:

and really I defy anyone to see the sketch in my layout!  :lol: I started with photos I had on my desk of the boys at their Childminder's Toddler Group Christmas Party, and I was sick of them gathering dust until I decided what to do with them.  They really weren't the best photos - Henry looks like he had a cold, and Lewis had previously gashed his eye on a plastic chair.  Still, they show the placements the boys made (with a lot of assistance, I am sure!) at the toddler group, and the effort the childminders went to with Christmassy paper plates and decorations, and sandwiches cut into festive shapes.  So for those reasons, I decided that the memory was definitely worth preserving. 

I was originally going to scrap Easter, but that will now have to wait for another layout! I am determined to use up some more snowy stash, as there won't be much use for it in Australia - not in Queensland, anyway.  Though with things moving so slowly, we might be here at Christmas this rate - no offence, but I sincerely hope not to go through another winter in the UK! 
I've used scraps from my Christmas box, which is some of my oldest stash - I think the red and white patterned paper came from a Hot Off the Press book, and the coloured rectangles were from a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock embossed in white, with Christmassy designs all over.  I shall have to get making Christmas cards from the remainder!
I altered the snowflakes by changing their aqua colour to royal blue using a Promarker, and coloured in the embossed designs with my Promarkers so that the design stood out. 
I am also trying to use up some incomplete alphas, so I have mixed and matched various brands to make the title.  I cut the tail off the "q's" to make the "a's" in the Papermania foam set, and turned the other "q" into the "h"!
Not a great layout but it is bright and colourful, but another one for the album and it does see more Christmassy supplies used and out of the box. 
Patterned paper by Hot Off the Press, "Snowflake" paper by "Paper Pizzazz" - 1998!
Embossed white Christmas cardstock - unknown
Bazzill red cardstock
Cricut blue cardstock
Snowflakes - Sticko
Alphas - K and Company Handmade Embossed Stickers, Kaisercraft Mini Alpha,    
               Papermania Foam Alpha Minis


  1. I'm very impressed with your inventive use of old alphas :o)
    Fi xx

  2. I too like the title gymnastics you have achieve Ali! Love this bright page and I can see a bit if sketch in there somewhere x

  3. I'm most impressed you did the sketch, better late than never, like me lol. It's a gorgeous layout