Saturday, January 16, 2010

~ All I want for Christmas ~

This is VERY VERY early Christmas morning, hence the kids look a little dozey...... just as well you can't see what I look like on the other side of the camera....LOL!
I did this LO for the "Jan no patterned paper" challenge on That said, I obviously only used plain cardstock and plenty of embellishments.

Most of these embellishments are from the Candy Cane kit I bought from Again, these are just fabulous kits that the extremely talented Katie Atkins puts together. Included is this adorable candy lollipop vine. I used the Prima Opus clear stamp on the backround paper.

Don't you just love this stunning ribbon and red & white candy cane that's also included in the kit. I layered these all together and attached them to the paper with some clear thread (a trick I learnt from the brilliant GabrielleP. The flowers are Prima and are just gorgeous IRL.

Another favourite item from the kit are these stunning pins. I used some silver liquid pearls along the circle frame to add some definition.

I made these swirls with some liquid pearls on a transparentsy and then sprinkled some loose red glitter over. It gives the flourishes a velvity texture and looks really beautiful IRL.

Lastly I made these really cute rose buds by following Gabriellep's tutorial. She is just incredible and I find her tutorials so easy to follow. You can find the link to the tutorial along the right panel of my blog along with a few of my other favourites. This is the "6 petal punch rose bud"


  1. Wendy, your work is beautiful!! and I'm always happy to see people using my tutorials, (no problem with you posting the links hon :)

    Happy scrappin'

    ~Gabi xxx

  2. Lovely layout. Like what you did with the candy cane embellishments.

  3. Love this layout Wendy!!! I love all of the embellies that you used, and the red & white combo is just gorgeous!!! Also loving your new blog!!!

  4. I love this! (came here from PIT)

  5. Wow what a gorgeous layout! Absolutely stunning embellies!