Saturday, 5 January 2013

A New Year and a new scrap map at Creative Craft World

Good Morning!
Happy New Year to you all...a bit late I know...
I have quite a lot of catching up to do with everyone!
Today we have a new scrap map at Creative Craft World
and this is the page I've made.
It's been 3 weeks since I put paper and glue together so my mojo is a bit rusty.

The Christmas words are on a vellum sheet which I layered over white dotted Bazzill card.
The baubles are cut with the Silhouette and the top of the large bauble comes out to reveal a journaling spot (no photo of it yet)

The photo was taken 9 days before Christmas Eve when the children went to see
 Santa at a National Trust event.
I took a lot of photos of their adventure so I made a little book (adhered to the large bauble)
to put all the photos in to complete the story.

The night started with a story from Ma Christmas in the tea rooms (while having juice & a treat).
Then they walked to the elves' house and made magic reindeer food.
When they finished that, they were picked up by horse and carriage and taken to the 'big' house to meet Santa.
His sleigh was parked outside and you can just imagine the excitement as the children saw it!
Inside the large hall they could just see Santa in the distance sleeping in his chair so they were allowed to creep up and wake him.
He had a list with all their names and had a chat with them before giving them their presents.
It was a truly magical night (for us 'big' ones as well!)

I do apologise for neglecting my blog for so long
but with the children back to school next week I should be back here again too :)

Thank you for stopping by today and do take a minute to visit
CCW and see all the gorgeous pages the rest of the DT have made.
Here is the sketch for this month and you can enter the challenge by using the sketch as your starting point for a page and then link it up to the blog here.
If you win you'll get a fabulous scrapbook kit, a generous discount instore and a Guest Design spot.

and that's it!
See you soon,
Sarah xx


Jennie Hart said...

I love your page, especially with the hidden element :) Also love the 9 sleeps.

Lydia said...

love this !!! its fab how you have a whole mini hiding xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sarah,lovely photo and

susibee said...

It sounds a perfect day for the children (and grown ups), I so miss the excitement of the children seeing Father Chrismas:)

Great page and I love that vellum.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Happy New Year Sarah.
This is fabulous, I love the photo and gorgeous detailing

I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

MiniOwner said...

Wow Sarah I just love that giant bauble with the minibook - what a fab idea. A super page.
Sue x

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous layout! sounds like you had a fab start to Christmas!
Kim x

melissa cruickshank said...

I love how you've used the large bauble to hide the journaling and also to hold the mini book - so clever!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, happy new year! This page is just gorgeous - just look at their little faces! I love the layout. Sounds like a fab event you went to.

Sarah said...

Hi Sarah
I love this page, what a clever idea with the hidden journal on the bauble
a beautiful page throughout....
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that 2013 is a great year for you and your family, we've been busy doing some home decorating so not been on- line lately.
I hope all is well with you chum take care....
Hugs Sarah xx

Lynne in NI said...

Awwww what a gorgeous page, and great idea for your little book too! Happy New Year Sarah, I know exactly what you mean about rusty mojo though!

Trish said...

Fab page Sarah - good use of the Silhouette as always!
Trish xx

Cheryl said...

This is so sweet! I love the ornament and overall design.

House of Bears said...

What a great page. Love the bauble frame.

fatmonica said...

brilliant layout!I love the big bauble and the little ones hanging down.