24 dec. 2014

'For to us a Child is born'

'For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government will be upon his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace'.  Isaiah 9:6

Last sunday of Advent I've beenscrapping a picture of Mary, Josef and baby Jesus and during the process of doing so I was somewhat meditating and praying. Being thankful to God and having thoughts about the things that happened to me, my family and friends. Remembering all things good and bad; the economic crisis, my quest to find a job and my hope for happiness and health in the new year to come. 

This is how I made it: 
First I searched the internet for a children's colouring picture of the Christmas nativity scene. I found a very basic one; a bit looking like a church window with stained glass. 
So I made a copy of that colouring picture and used it as a template for my design on a large paper, size 52x47 cm. Then I looked for nice scraps of paper in my stash. For the rays of the sun I took shiny gold patterned papers, shiny red, paper with a velvet decoration; white, gold and yellow. I made the figure of Mary  with several papers in blue/white, and I clothed Joseph in chocolate brown card stock and baby Jesus in a white embossed paper. After cutting and glueing all those scraps of paper it looked all right, but you know me: I do like bling and glitter when I 'm scrapping. So I took some gold coloured small rope and ribbon - in these cases I'm always glad I have a lot of ribbon and lace in my stash - and glued it on the separation lines between the patterned spots. Patchwork with paper!  

Have a wonderful Christmas time!

22 dec. 2014

'Christmas dinner and candlelights'

Hi!  Don't you enjoy this time of year? It's so cosy at home when the lights in the Christmas tree are a glow and the radio is playing the familiar Christmas tunes again. I like to sing along, but don't know if my neighbours appreciate my singing.... Haha.
In the meantime I'm making a grocery list to start shopping tomorrow for the holidays ( a bit late, I know!) Anyway, I like to cook for my family when they come over for Christmas and I'm looking forward to being in their company. 

A few years ago I bought this vintage wafer drum - it must be approximately a 100 years old now. It's a bit damaged and rusty, but I like the winter decoration on it, especially the picture of the Christmas dinner in an era long ago. 
So I took a photo of it to use it for my digital scrapping.  And now it is a freebie for your scrapping purposes. Enjoy and have a very merry Christmas!

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9 dec. 2014

A few Tags for Christmas

Hi there!

It's the time to make preparations for Christmas again. Days are getting shorter and the nights seem longer; the perfect time for scrapping!
I made these tags for Christmas. I used the paper with the birds 'Walking in the Forest' from Maja Design, and several other card stock papers. 'Walking in het Forest' has an autumn look, but I wanted to use it also for some of my Christmas scrap projects.
Have a nice time scrapping during the festive season! Warm winter wishes!