Monday, December 20, 2010

Better late than never.....

Well, that is the entire tone of my existence atm...... 
although I seem to be erring more on the never side....
I love Christmas!  I love the celebration, the sense of family, the joy and excitement of my children, all of that, but at this time of the year I loathe the crazy/busy/hysteria that surrounds and takes over in the lead up.
With school finished, I've taken a couple of days to try and get our life back on track.  Sort my home, washing, cleaning....all Mum stuff that doesn't get done by itself!

That said, I have lots of scrapping things to share.  I was going to do individual posts, but have opted for the long winded version instead :)  GO grab a cuppa and come back if you're interested...
Here goes!

Cardabilities Sketch

Here is my take on Sketch #17.  This was a really easy one to work with and despite the papers being oldies, I decided to use some Kaiser Chrissie papers.  Be sure to check out the blog to see what the other dt girls have created.  The cards are just stunning!

Get Picky  sketch challenge #3.

This layout is one of my favourites for a long time. It is inspired by a conversation Joshua and I have often!
It came about some time ago, where after being scolded for being naughty, I had said to him, "even when you are naughty, I still love you the whole world".....I wanted him to try and understand that even though I didn't appreciate the behaviour, I still absolutely loved him.  Since then, it's a regularly used phrase, and Josh will often say to me....usually after I've ticked him off about something...."I still love you Mum, even when you're naughty".  Funny how him getting in trouble equates to me being naughty.  Either way, it was one of those conversations I want to remember always!

Here is a little close up of some of the misting, some hand stitching and layering.....

The next two layouts I've created using the gorgeous monthly pack from
Janet owns the most scrumptious little store filled with the most delectable scrapping goodies.  She has invited me to come and play once a month  and create some layouts using the monthly kits. This month was a collection of Cosmo Cricket papers and assorted embelli's.
Here's what I've created....

Well, if you're still here, thanks for your perseverance!
I'll be back a little later on with my final posting of creations for Philippa over at Lime Tart.
See you soon!


  1. Wow Nikki that sure is a lot of gorgeous work to share. LOVE that card, so old fashioned and love the Merry Christmas sentiment.

    I really love your layout style, so elegant yet clean and neat. Love all your beautiful paper flowers - I really must experiment more.

    Congrats on the Scrapville spot, those layouts of yours are my favourite ones!

    Hope you have a great week and get all those "mum" things done!!!! It's never ending hey!

  2. Hi Nikki! Found you too! Love these layouts and just about everything I have seen here on your blog!

    Cannot wait to see more! Take care, Nadia.

  3. Gorgeous work as always Nik. I think I've seen that beautiful card somewhere recently! Love the layout with the sunshine of your little guy ... really gorgeous! x

  4. Gorgeous projects Nikki! I LOVE all of those flowers. Merry Christmas!

  5. LOVE your Get Picky layout- it is fabulous with the sunshine and stitching!


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