Thursday 1 December 2016

December Projects at Gossamer Blue

My sister and I went Christmas shopping yesterday. It's our special annual tradition and this year it felt as if we had got in there early: that is until, in one of our favourite shops, we were given Advent calendars. "You're going to need those tomorrow!" the girl said. 

Of course! How could I have spent last week making pages with the beautiful December Gossamer Blue kits without registering just how close we are getting? 

I made this one:

because I wanted to use the pompom hat card from the Life Pages kit. It's true. I can hear myself sounding more and more like my own mum, especially now that I'm doing a lot more knitting. "You need a hat! You should pull that down over your ears! You aren't going out without a coat! Let me hold this up against you to see if it's long enough yet.."

The little ink splash stamp is from last month's kit. I like a touch of black to hold everything down on the page and this is the perfect size. The woodgrain layering piece I cut from some Fancy Pants packaging.

Then I made this one:

I hope the close up gives a better view of the dimension..

Those are Pink Paislee rub ons underneath a couple of the diecut butterflies.

And finally I made this one:

Because Christmas tree embellishments aren't just for Christmas... 

...and the pieces from Pink Paislee's Moonstruck collection have more than a little magic about them!
Maybe you remember how excited I was when we spotted what looked like the Hogwarts Express? 

Next stop: recording my December Memories. 


Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It came as a bit of a shock, this morning, that December was here already! November was gone in a puff of a smoke. I always love a bit of a wood grain and a few ink splats on a page. Looking forward to seeing how you choose to document December this year. I'm going to be keeping it very simple.

alexa said...

All of these are lovely, Sian. So very fresh and pretty. Love that hat! It's a bit scary how we hear ourselves turning into our Mums, isn't it :).

Melissa said...

Wow, you've created some fantastic pages here! It does seem like November flew by very quickly!

Patio Postcards said...

Clever idea using the butterfly rub ons beneath the 3D butterflies. That is a most scrapliftable idea. Hogwarts Express!!!

Mitralee said...

oh my! So enjoyed this post! I can't decide what my favorite page is, except that Harry Potter one just might be! Happy Happy First of December!

alexandra s.m. said...

I do remember!
Your post is such a joy Sian!
LOVE your layouts.
That second one is like a trompe l'oeil!
BRAVO and Thank you!
Cannot wait to see how you plan on recording your December.
(still nothing in your mailbox?!)

Karen said...

Such diverse and lovely layouts! Love the hat layout, and it reminds me so much of my mother. I repeated her insistence about the rewards of wearing a hat to my daughter, who surprised me on one of our visits to the pediatrician by asking if there was any merit to it. Sadly, the doctor said no, not really. The hat would not do anything to help keep colds and illness at bay! That was the end of that.

Maggie said...

Lovely pages. I guess now the long lady has left home it's tricky to know if she has taken your hat/ coat advice on board. I have similar troubles here.

Susan said...

Gorgeous pages as usual. I often hear my mother's words coming out of my mouth, much to my surprise. But she's a pretty wise woman so I'm trying not to let it bother me!

Lizzy Hill said...

I do remember the steam train excitement:) great page to document it! 'My fave is the hat page... it looks way cool! Rather partial to the wood grain on the door page too!!! Well, they're all fabulous. You have such a lovely light touch when scrapping :):)

Ruth said...

Wow, all three pages are simply stunning! It's a close call between the Hat and the Harry for which one is my favourite.

Jo said...

Three great pages. I think the train picture is really stunning!

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous butterflies, I like the layered like that. The hat card, story and page all made me smile. Yes, it is odd how we start to turn into our mothers.

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