Sunday, November 4, 2012

Carta Bella Christmas Day

Last month, I got a beautiful Carta Bella Christmas Day kit in my DT kit from Anna at Anna's Craft Cupboard.  It is a stunning range of papers, they are a beautiful texture and weight, and the entire range comes in gorgeous coordinating "traditional" Christmas colours.
This is what I did with them:

Special Moments

 I chose to go with the gold and cream colours in the range to creat this layout.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch aroung the paper first, then layered it on cardstock and other paper.  I added some ribbon, and also a flower cluster at the top with some coordinating chipboard from my kit.  The title is made from a WOW/ACC Exculusive Wordlet - Moments, which I simply painted in some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam - Golden Goddess.  The bling swirls are Prima Swirls.

Here are some close ups:

Here is the next layout I created: 

Santa Came

I adored the beatiful "bird" embellishments in this range, and just had to feature them in one of my layouts. So, I used them in this layout I did about Connor and his favourite Christmas toy last year.  I used some co-ordinating stickers from the sticker sheet in the Carta Bella paper kit, and some Kaisercraft and Prima Flowers.  The title came from some coordinating thickers in my DT Kit, which I liked so much I think I'll have to get another pack for myself!

Here are the cose - ups:

I don't know about you, but Christmas for me is not only a time of giving and receiving gifts, it is a time of be thankful for the things in my life that God has given me. I love the quote "There is no greater gift at Christmas to have everything you want before you open the presents"  I am so very thankful for these two special men:

Some Gifts

I actually used some Kraft cardstock as a base, then I sprayed with some Glimmermist - Plum Pudding, and then randomly stamped some script using a Tim Holtz stamp and some Stazon Ink - in Timber Brown.
I also used some Prima Flowers, Vines and some Manor House Creations flowers on this layout.
Here are the close - ups.

Well, what do you think?  I've also created some cards and tags, but they  haven't gone up on the ACC blog yet, so I will hold off sharing them here.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone!


donna said...

gorgeous layouts Niq!

Linda Eggleton said...

All 3 layouts are fabulous, Niq! I adore the colours in this range & love how you've scrapped with them. Is that an around the page border punch you've used in the first layout?