Thursday, 6 January 2011

Feeling a bit 'Jovial'???

Ooops, I am sorry I seem to have neglected my poor blog a bit.....

Firstly I would like to wish you a very Happy and prosperous New year! I hope that 2011 holds everything you hope for and more! I also hope that you had a better Christmas and New Year than we did in this household!! Yep, we had illness....and LOTS of it :(. Both Hubby and me had flu....and 3 weeks on I still haven't quite kicked it to the kerb! So we lost our Christmas Eve night out, we had to stay away from our family on Christmas Day :( which was horrid as we ALWAYS spend Christmas afternoon and evening all together. Boxing Day didn't even hold it normal style. then Lauren became ill too and then ended up with a kidney infection on top, which wasn't very nice and totally ruined her long weekend away in Weymouth that was supposed to have happened over the New Year Weekend.So all in all it was pretty manky for us all! Still, never mind, worse things happen at sea...or so they say!LOL.

So, anyway, I thought I would share a couple of layouts( very much alike). I just adore the Basic Grey Jovial Range and couldn't resist a Christmas page using them.

Ths first one has an origami Christmas tree on it and lots of small circles punched out using a 1" circle punch. the four squares that are used to make the tree are

4 x 4", 3.5 x 3.5", 3 x 3" and 2.5 x 2.5"

The second page, as you can see, is virtually identical except I have cut out a few more flowers
and added to the page rather than the origami tree. Some of the flowers are raised in places too, for extra dimension. Oh yes....and its very VERY sparkly, there are lots of areas with Stickles on

I will be back sometime soon and share my latest Scrapology page for our new Challenge...
Warmest Wishes Anita..xxxx


  1. I think both pages are beautiful Anita and I thoroughly enjoyed starting them last night. As you said the papers are really stunning too. xx

  2. Gorgeous pages Anita, love all the flowers :) Sorry to hear you have all been unwell, I hope that you are all better (or nearly there). Happy New Year to you and yours :)

  3. I look forward to doing this layout this evening - both versions are gorgeous.

    Happy New Year - hope you are all over the lurgies soon.

  4. Beautiful pages Anita, much more vibrant IRL!
    Hope you're all feeling better now xxx

  5. These are so beautiful. lovely to see you feeling better and up to posting on your blog again. missed you. x
    I agree the papers are lush too.

  6. Beautiful - both versions are lovely! I think the origami Christmas tree is my favourite, though ...