Monday, December 15, 2014

Kaiser December challenge and the last Once Upon A Sketch..

Greetings to you where ever you are.. and Blessings to you and yours this season of Christmas..

I have 2 layouts to put up today..

The December challenge for KAISERCRAFT was to use the sketch and the color scheme which look like this..

I used the sketch like this...
and we are to use these colors..

DEC_colours_blog Well these colors are very festive to me so I have used a few different ranges of Kaiser Christmas collections and created this layout..

Close ups..

Believe in the magic of Christmas..
 I have used all Kaiser papers including the papers used for the dies..  This photo was taken several years ago..but still a favorite of mine!!

And sadly the last challenge for ONCE UPON A SKETCH has gone up, I have tried to create for this challenge as often as I could and it was one that I looked forward each month.. So even though there are no prizes this month, I have still created a layout.

The sketch I have used like this..
and the theme is... December is...  Well for me December is a most special month... as are all the months my children were born, and my youngest was born in December so this is what I went with for this theme.. I have a photo of her on a birthday a few years ago.. I made a jelly cream sponge which has remained a favorite birthday cake ever since..!!

some closer views..

(That celebrate stamp is part of the stamps released by Gabrielle earilier this year.. )

and the journalling..

Keep Calm and Party

Thank you to everyone who helped keep ONCE UPON A SKETCH going.. I will miss the challenges... Thanks for the memories, and the layouts I now have because I was inspired to scrap them because of the challenges..

And thank you to everyone who has come by my blog this year.. I have appreciated each one of you for your comments and support.. If the busy-ness of this season keeps me from posting again for a while, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Merry Christmas, may you enjoy spending time with those you love, and may the Love given in the first Christmas find HIS way into your heart and life... xx lizzy


  1. What a lovely post.....& right back atcha re: Chrissy love and blessings:) I adore both these - that is a wonderful sketch to work with for the Kaisercraft one....& of course, thrilled for you to join us with our last OUAS challenge.....loooove those pretty, pretty colours & embellies you've used. They got beautifully with the jelly cake pic!!!

  2. So Happy you show us the closeup' all the detail. Fabulous pages!! Merry Christmas to You too. xx

  3. I agree with the other Lizzy, this is such a lovely post. Beautiful layouts and beautiful words as well. Your pages are stunning Lizzy as they always are, I love them both and it is sad that this is the last challenge for OUAS, you always did such wonderful pages with their sketches. Thank you for the lovely Christmas wishes and thank you too for visiting my blog and for always leaving such sweet and supportive comments. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!! God Bless. xx

  4. Your lay-outs both look truly wonderful! I just love all the layering that you did and your beautiful use of details.
    I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year!

  5. Beautiful layouts, Lizzy! The first one is my new favorite of your's! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

  6. Hi fellow Aussie, I just somehow found you and love Kaiser paper so am now your latest follower...LOVE your layout it's just gorgeous and look forward to your next project.xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  7. Your pages are gorgeous, as usual, Lizzy and the photos in both are just delightful. YUM! look at jelly cream sponge.

  8. beautiful layouts and that first photo is so adorable :) have a Merry Christmas :)

  9. Two gorgeous pages Lizzy....your daughter is beautiful. How sweet sleeping with the dog and admiring her yummy cake. Precious moments captured and recorded. Thanks for your kind and affirming comments on my blog this year. I truly appreciate your visits and wish you Joy and Peace this Christmas season :)

  10. Two beautiful layouts Lizzy, both color palettes are gorgeous and what great photos of your lovely daughter. I am loving the cute party embellishments with the sequins on your second layout, very festive and fun. It seems that there are quite a few challenge blogs closing of late which is sad. xx

  11. Wonderful work as usual Lizzy! I love the brighter colours on the second one and the photo on the first is adorable! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to chatting again once all the craziness is over.

  12. Love your take on the KC've put a heap of collections together & they all look fabulous together! I love the little leaf die/punch you've used (I am a sucker for leaves!! lol) Love the stars masked on the background too, adding a little texture :) Your OUAS layout is so sweet....and so cheerful & colourful...gorgeous work.

    Thank you for ALWAYS commenting on my blog, and apologies that I don't always get to do the same for you (I wish I had more time on my hands to do so! day). Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas...I hope it is filled with lots of love & laughter....cheers!

  13. Lovely page you have made and the firts such a sweet photo.
    And a merry christmas for you and your family.

  14. divine works of art Lizzy ... always love your work , so many beautiful details x

  15. wow that bottom layout is so much fun!

  16. These are both Beautiful all the Christmassy elements and the sweet photo on the first layout and the 2nd is such a fabulous, fun and happy your interpretation of the sketch.
    Thank you so much for always stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave such kind comments...each one is truly appreciated.
    Wishing you and your Family a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year xx

  17. HI Lizzy, calling by quickly today to wish you a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for all the inspiration this year and looking forward to seeing what you create next year.

  18. Gorgeous work Lizzy,love the mix of papers and as always you fussy cutting.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I hope 2015 brings all that you wish for

  19. Both are gorgeous as always, but the one for Kaisercraft is especially appealing to me. Happy New Year!! :-)

  20. As always your pages are stunning. Wishing you all the love, peace and joy your heart can hold for 2015 xx

  21. Both such gorgeous creations Lizzy. Love your work!! Thanks so much for sharing your challenge entry with us at Kaisercraft :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and Happy New Year xoxo


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