My poor blog has been sorely neglected as has the crafting and it is nice to be able to return to both after studying for a new qualification. I finally broke my crafting drought by making a few Christmas cards using some old Basic Gray Christmas papers and a free stamp from Craft Stamper.
It took me a bit longer to finish my December album this year as I was studying for the new qualification but I did get there finally. I used a combination of supplies including the Studio Calico kit except the album as that has another use planned, the Quirky Kit from 2013 and the Allison Kreft It's Christmas collection as well.
The base was actually a very old album that I got in a kit about five years ago from Melodee Langworthy that I totally fell out of love with so I decided to break it up and repurpose the album. I haven't shown every page and even selecting pages it's fairly photo heavy. It was a good stash buster however and I used lots of my supplies up which I am pleased about.
I even managed to incorporate some packaging from Liz Earle and Graze which was very festive.
I had some old transparencies as pages as well and I loved using the gold doilies and glitter tape up. I am planning to do a gold based album this year using the Teresa Collins Tinsel and Company collection. I'm having a definite gold moment.
The Studio Calico kit was better than I thought and I used lots of it up. I loved these wood veneers the best and embossed them with gold. I did find it wasn't enough paper wise and needed filled out. There were plenty of embellishments however and the album was lovely but I bought it planning on using the album for another project.
I hope you are all ready for Christmas and are looking forward to the festive season. TFL.x