Thursday, 21 July 2011


When I saw Christmas I groaned, I can never seem to get any good Christmas pics and have only ever done a couple of christmas layouts. I found these pics of my neice that my sister had gotten done in a studio and she looks so so cute with her fairy dress and painted face.

So onward and the requirements were:

 Christmas in July refers to Christmas-themed celebrations held in July. It's a fun time and because the weather is so much cooler, we can celebrate with those traditional foods that we cannot have here in summer. Well, we can have them here in Australia but it's generally way too hot that most of us celebrate with BBQ's, prawns and salad. So let's pull out our Christmas paper and embellishment stashes and put them to use.


2 + photos [at least 2]

1 x Christmas tree image, any size

5 x patterned papers, i.e., Christmas patterns,

5 x metal embellishments, and any other embellishment in increments of 5

I used fancy pants - Hot chocolate range that I got in a Scrapbook Nook kit and they went really well with my pics

PP x 5 - Fancy pants
1 Xmas tree image - I used a large stamp(manufacturer unknown) which I stamped onto copier paper and cut around then added some stickles glitter glue
2+ pics - 2 of my neice that I cut out
5 metal embellies - attached the little bells to some twine (and they jangle when you move the LO)
10 rubons
5 pieces of twine
10 adhesive pearls
I love these challenges as it really gets you using up lots of stash and quite often things that you have had sat around forever.
 If you have never had a play over at HMITM what you waiting for! it's such a great way to get you using up older stash and thinking outside the box & with a new challenge every 2 weeks you will soon slim down your stash!
Hope you like
Toodle Pip xxx


  1. Love the blanket stitch you have done around the layers, and the die cuts underneath the title and behind the pics. Gorgeous tree and adorable photos. So many lovely little touches here and there with elements.

  2. Darling photos, Tracee, and such a fun and beautiful page with so many interesting details...the stitching, the cut-out pics, the little bells on the baker's twine. Love that white tree, and the blue background looks fantastic. :) Thank you for playing with us!

  3. This is so gorgeous, love the tree x

  4. So so sweet Tracee!! I love those photos!! They really are too sweet!! I love how you used non traditional Christmas colors(nontraditional to mee, lol) Such a great idea!!

  5. this turned out so cute! and great plug for the HMITM challenge! thanks for all your support, keep it coming! :)

  6. Fantastic layout! Love the blanket stitching and the fun design. The cut out photos look so great and the little string of twine looks wonderful. Thanks for playing!


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