Happy December everyone! My time is very limited at the moment so I am just concentrating on our Christmas Journal. I dig out an old album (letter-sized) and filled it with different sized page- and pocket-protectors.
1st December 2013 – Christmas Manifesto
I took Shimelle’s Manifesto as inspiration and just let my thoughts flow. And this is what I came up with:
On the first of December we also visited the Christmas Market at our local boarding school ‘Clayesmore’ – and it was a bit disappointing again. Lots of stalls with jewellery, handmade soap and other strange things, we do not need necessarily… Oh, how we miss the traditional German Christmas Markets!
2nd December 2013 – Countdown Memories
All about chocolate Advent calendars…. and this year’s calender was sent by my friend Monika from Germany! Sweet little treat!
We also received a parcel from my SIL with more treats from Germany – all those yummy things from our favourite chemist’s ‘dm Drogerie’ – we really miss this their products!
3rd December 2013 – Planning Happiness
Tobias was ahead of himself this year! He started planning his Christmas Bakery in mid November, we ordered everything the following week – and I started baking, because he still was to tired after his night shift! Bless him…
4th December 2013 – The Greatest Gift
Finally, after we had to spend Christmas apart last year, we can celebrate together this year. So I got my greatest gift already!
How is your Journal coming along? I’ll be back on Sunday with a few more entries!
It has been a while. Yes. I know. But I am still here. And I will be. I promise. Really.
Today – after I spend some time in the kitchen yesterday to start off some Christmas bakery – I locked myself into my craft room to do some layouts. I am in a Christmassy mood already, so while listening to some lovely Christmas songs I took Shimelle’s newest Sketch to Scrapbook Page and just started!
There are some very old papers used up in this layout – and I finally used one of Maja’s frames she sent me for my birthday a while ago!
The picture is from last year, just before Tobias went off to his last assignment to Africa.
I used some of the strips which were left over from preparing our Christmas Journal (you heard me – I prepared it already!). I didn’t order much stash this year (money is tight); I only got Shimelle’s Christmas in a Box and dived into all my papers from the last Christmases!
Are you excited for December already?! We can’t wait!
Have a good time everyone!
Is it this time of the year again? Oh dear – where has the time gone! Welcome to Jennifer’s ‘Frosty Festivities’ Blog Hop 2013 (with a huge prize to win)! She again invited a bunch of lovely people to join in the fun and she is hosting even more the coming weekend. So stay tuned!
You should be coming from Clair and her lovely crafty creations (look at that bead jewellery!!!) if you are in line of the hop. You can always start fresh from the beginning on Jennifer’s Blog.
I got a layout for you today, which contains a mixture of Christmassy and non-Christmassy products. I just dug into my stash from last year and picked some papers I thought would fit together. The background paper was in Shimelle’s last year’s Christmas Box and all the other things from deep down the patterned paper scraps I could find.
The picture is (of course) from last year’s Christmas with my brother and SIL and my nieces. Ronja, in the picture, is setting up the Nativity and was totally absorbed in doing it so she didn’t recognized me taking the picture of her!
I always leave some photos of past Christmases in my drawer so I can easily can get into a festive mode with scrapping the memories from the past years. Usually my Christmas Journal doesn’t contain many photos of the current happenings, more of older things so I still have plenty of stories to tell and photos to scrap.
Blog-Hop-Give-a-way: If you comment on all the blogs in the hop, finishing at http://www.jennifergracecreates.com to let Jennifer know you’ve been all the way around, then you’ll be in with a chance to win a jolly seasonal prize of Simple Stories December Documented and Elle’s Studio Noel items, worth over £28! All entries must be received by Monday the 11th of November at 10.59pm GMT. Your next stop along the hop is the amazing Diane Payne!
Good luck and happy crafting!
Happy Halloween to those who celebrate this tradition! Halloween is not so much our cup of tea as we are without children and don’t feel the need to dress up stupidly and creep through the streets of our little village.
So what to do with all the Halloween embellishments that come with most autumnal collection kits? I always have a hard time throwing things away so I avoid it as good as I can. So I had to come up with a different idea: Why not sticking every Halloween embellishment onto ONE SINGLE page?
RIght – all is down and I don’t need to bin the stickers, chipboard elements and journaling cards! What a brilliant idea LOLSupplies are all by Basic Grey – Persimmon.
And to all of those who celebrate Halloween today: Keep save in the dark!
Are you joining in the latest challenge at The Studio Challenge?! We are having some monochromatic pages for you and I picked the colour RED.
The colour RED normally is not really MY personal choice when selecting paper for a new layout. So having been ‘assigned’ to scrap a monochromatic layout in RED – it really was a challenge for me!
I started going through my basket of scraps and picked all the reds I got! Wow – I have lots! But how to use all of them? Easy! I punched several shapes and started layering. I also added some red and white paper straws I stumbled over on our last shopping trip.
Luckily I had an instagram picture in black and white from my husband, while waiting for the coach to arrive to get us to Heathrow airport.
Funnily I was waiting in Shaftesbury on the 11th October again for the coach to Heathrow Airport. But I was on my own this time and without DH. After coming home from this trip (just a few days until the following Monday) I was quite busy which explained my absence on this blog. I really try to keep up my blog posts but life sometimes gets in one’s way.
I haven’t even been in my craft room for the last three weeks! There might be a chance I can do it this week but I can’t say it right now… but what I can say for sure: I miss it! Who feels with me?!
Have a great week ladies and happy scrappin’!
Happy Monday everyone! It is time for a new challenge at The Studio Challenge blog – well, it came life a week ago already, but you still got time to join in! This time we challenge you to create a grid layout.
Grids are an easy way to do a layout in (nearly) no time!
I cropped down my photo to 3×4 inch and added three journaling cards the same size. The background was done by going wild with my water colours; a little bit of stitching around the heart, some glitter glue, arrows, colour sprinkles and finished was the page!
Please link up your grid layouts to the side bar over at The Studio, we would love to see them! As we have had 3 challenges Sundays in September you will have two weeks extra to do Septembers challenges!
The next challenge is going to be the coming Sunday! We would love to see you join in again!
This blog post is just in German available today – I am sorry for any inconvenience. Please feel free to use the Translator Tool from the side bar!
Herzlich Willkommen zum Blog-Hop der Scrapbook Werkstatt! Ich bin nicht die Erste hier – ihr solltet von Sandra’s Mini Album hergehüpft sein (und den Anfang machte wie immer Tina und Mireia auf dem Blog der Scrapbook Werkstatt).
Ich hoffe, ihr habt ein wenig Zeit mitgebracht. Macht es euch doch bei einer Tasse Tee oder einem Kaffee gemütlich und schaut, was ich euch heute “vorbastel” LOL
Für meine Inspiration habe ich mir ein paar Fotos von letztem Jahr hergenommen. Ich ordere sie normalerweise immer im 6×4 Format, aber diesmal wollte ich sie etwas kleiner auf der Seite platzieren und mit ein paar trendigen Foto-Rahmen im Polaroid-Stil. Da ich keine hochmoderne Die-Cut-Maschine besitze und ich meine Finger nicht mit dem Craft Knife kürzen möchte, griff ich auf gute alte Kurbelarbeit zurück: Meine Big-Shot! Wie gut, dass ich noch alle meine Dies besitze aus meiner Card-Making Zeit. Aber seht selbst, welche Produkte ich benutze und wie ich dabei vorgehe:
Easy – right?! Die Photo-Rähmchen mit den Papieren von Basic Grey ‘Persimmon’ zusammen haben ein richtig typisches Herbstlayout ergeben – sind dieses warmen Farben nicht toll?!
Und hier gehts weiter mit dem Blog-Hop: die nächste Station ist Diana mit einem schicken Bilderrahmen!
Ihr wollt mitmachen und gewinnen?
Unter allen Teilnehmern, die bis zum 13. Oktober 2013 mitmachen, verlost die Scrapbook-Werkstatt einen Einkaufsgutschein im Wert von sagenhaften 20€. Um im Lostopf zu landen müsst ihr folgendes tun:
- hinterlasst auf jedem Blog der teilnehmenden Designteammitglieder und Forum-Rocker einen Kommentar
- zeigt uns Eure Umsetzung zum Thema “Herbstzauber” auf Eurem Blog
- Hinterlasst dann auf dem SBW-Blog einen Kommentar mit Link zu eurem Werk.
- auch ohne Blog könnt ihr mitmachen! Schickt euer Werk einfach an Tina & Mireia: firstname.lastname@example.org; und hinterlasst danach einen Kommentar auf ihrem Blog.