Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Waiting for Santa....

WOW where is the time going...it wasn't that long a go that we said hello to the 1st of December and now its exactly 2 weeks till Christmas!! Eeeekk...

Well its last week of school for the year in our household and I got a little teary this morning thinking of my little boy finishing his first year of school....I mean how can that be...it was just the other day he was so excited to be starting 'big school'!!  I am so proud of how far he has come this year...he can read books all by himself, recognise and spell words, adds up and subtracts, understands the basic concept of science and much much more and I have to remind myself he is only 5!!!! I don't ever remember knowing all that at 5...he so deserves some down time, some fun and I am going to make sure that is exactly what we do.

Anyway, I wanted to share a recent layout I created for Manor House Creations.  I am so slack at getting Christmas photos scrapped, so this is one from last year.

'Waiting for Santa'

I have added so much texture to this layout...the gorgeous White Winter Song flower is fairly textured already but I have added some more texture paste for added interest.  Loving the little pops of red too....

Glittery thickers are just perfect Christmas layouts I reckon...and I so LOVE my silver scatter stars..

And I have been dying to use these stunning Christmas tress from Dusty Attic....lots of gesso, texture paste, Shimmerz Enamlz and some silver Shimmerz around the edges for a 3D effect. 

And to finish this post off....here is a sneak peak at my December Daily...I am going for more of a mixed media feel to this mini and I am having so much fun!  A little behind as this week is super busy for me but hopefully next week when we are all on holidays I can catch up.

So what do you reckon...??? Want to see more??? LOL

Hope you are having a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by :))

Till next time...
Min xo


  1. Gorgeous creations Min, I just seen the canvas too on the post below.........oh I loVE!!!!!!!! Countdown is on here for finishing school then we will be counting down until Santa :):) Have a great week lovely xo

  2. I have 1 more week to go & then I have NO MORE infant kids for ME.... next year both of mine are going to be Primary students.. sniff sniff!
    Your layout is JUST GORGEOUS Min... love all the texture paste on the Christmas trees....& OH! I can't wait to see more of your Daily December

  3. Yes, would love to see more, your album looks fantastic and looking forwards to seeing more.

    Love your Christmas layout, and are the children so cute, waiting for Santa.....so pleased you scrapped some Christmas photographs Melinda.

    Hope you and your family have a truly wonderful Christmas....

  4. ooooo love love love! So glad you have recreated that awesome project Min! Absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! Your lo and DD are AMAZING!!! I am loving the distressing and those trees on your lo!! GORGEOUS!!!

  6. these are exqusite Melinda, that texture and those trees are to die for!

  7. As always--am loving all the texture you added to your page...especially to those trees! They add such a great visual interest. And yes...am looking forward to seeing more of your mini project! :-)

  8. Stunning projects! Love the cold cristmas lo with the gorgious snowy trees and flower, beautiful with the red flowers!
    The canvan is amazing - love the noteborder!
    Really look forward to see more :o)
    Have a wonderful advent :o)

  9. Very nice layout very beautiful. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your Christmas with your family.

  10. Hi MIn, oh such a gorgeous layout of your boys waiting for santa.. love all the textures and the use of the white colors.. your DD looks wonderful too, and yes I would love to see more... enjoy the festive season, it is coming quickly and will be gone too too quickly! Have a great week!

  11. Awwww... such a lovely pic. Beutiful creations once again Min! xx

  12. Oooh I love the cover of your DD - looks amazing!! Merry Christmas Min!

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  15. Wow...these are just amazing, Min! The layout is gorgeous & full of such fabulous texture! And your December daily?!? what can I say...it's simply stunning & of course we want to see more!

    Hope you are well. Enjoy the time off with your gorgeous boys....take care. xx

  16. you are one talented girl!!!!!!
    i wanted to say thank you for your lovely lovely comments you left on my blog. means a lot!
    i am a fan of your work! hehe..... just reading Dec SM mag and i loooove your advanced how-tos... just awesome. Was reading and thinking, yes it is layer on layer on layer of different textures! i have called it textural uniqueness in something i wrote i think it might have been my bio which might be in the mag.... which i havent seen yet as WA gets it later than the east!
    OH and just wondering - where do you get your shimmerz from?? i brought some straight from stacey in the USA.. but is there somewhere in Aus that stock them now????? :)

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  20. AMAZING! I would love to see more of your December daily! x

  21. These are gorgeous Min. Love them both!

  22. Stunning page!! And I can't wait to see your mini!! It looks gorgeous :-)

  23. Your waiting for Santa card is among the most beautiful piece of art I ever got to see over such blogs. I would definitely like to take lessons from you to come out with such incredible piece of layouts. Please help me to learn this, I really loved them all.