Friday, December 14, 2012

Magic (OUAS & Zeus and Zoe Challenges)

We're only half way into December and i can't believe how many Christmas layouts i've shared already!  And i'm not done! hehehe  I normally don't scrapbook Christmas this much, but i have to say that i have been enjoying myself with the bright reds and the sparkling golds and the festive gems and the shiny ribbons!

My layout today is no exception!

I have been inspired by 2 different challenges.

First, on the Zeus and Zoe blog, the December challenge is to use at least 3 elements that sparkle and shine.  I think i might have overdone myself just a little :) 
- Gold and red bling
- Paper from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas collection has red glitter on it
- Chipboard covered with shimmery gold Perfect Pearls
- Chipboard sprinkled with red glitter
- Gold snowflake metal trinkets
- Shiny white ribbon

Second, i based my layout design on the December sketch at Once Upon A ...Sketch
 The OUAS journaling criteria this month is to interpret the theme 'It's December...' however we like.  I decided to make a list of what December means to me.

I wrapped my journaling around the edges of my layout.

It reads:
December means many things to me,
all leading to one special feeling in my heart...
the Magic of Christmas:

- Sugar the cat's fascination with the tree decorations -
- Going off my diet with almost no guilt -
- Glittery paper and shimmery flowers on my craft table -
- The twinkle in Ella & Daphne's eyes at the mere mention of Santa -
- Cooking meat pies while chit-chatting with my Mom -
- Hot cocoa with marshmallows on cold nights -
- Finding myself surprisingly wishing for snow -
- Parties, food, drinks and quality company -
- Extra cuddles and kisses by the fireplace with Yves -

 





Are you blinded from all the sparkle and shine?!

Thank you for dropping by!  Hopefully i put a little shimmer in your day! :)

8 comments:

  1. Wow this is lovely!!! I love the colours here!! :D :D

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  2. I love your interpretation of the sketch Nicole! (I too, am rather fond of anything that sparkles!) Merry Christmas and thanks for joining in the festive fun with us at OUAS!

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  3. Wow Nicole! this whole Lo is indeed MAGIC! absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. WOW Nicole stunning LO.. adore all the sparkle elements!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Zeus and Zoe and OUAS :))

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  5. So gorgeous Nicole! Love all the gold shimmery ornaments! You really captured the magic of Christmas! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :) Happy Holidays!

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  6. Oh wow what a gorgeous Christmas themed layout this is! Absolutely love your take on the December challenge at OUAS. Thank you for playing along with us!

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  7. Just beautiful! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Zeus and Zoe!

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  8. I loe the red and gold. It is a very courageous color to choose, but it goes so well for your layout!
    Happy 2013, Andrea
    This is my interpretation of the challenge, have a look and if you like, become a member of my blog: http://paperscrapsandscissors.blogspot.com

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