Thursday, 15 December 2016

1 2 3 challenge

Thanks   1 2 3  for this amazing  challenge

1  colour    -  Silver
2 word       -  Believe
3 technique  -  layers

at the start of December, i thought, gosh, i dont have  much in line with  silver, and layers  ohh, the word believe, i would think about,  & getting close to Christmas, would i have time for all my challenges, maybe  give it a miss on all,  but thats  not me, i like to  give them all a go,

it wasn't til last night, that i was talking to my hubby and said  , i really like doing  the 1 2 3 challenge, but the paper  is getting me stumped,  he suggested i use aluminium foil ,  something a bit different,  and so  my layout begun. ( he doesn't usually help in  the scrapping area)
At a recent Craft Alive here in Logan,  Sofia from Scrapmatts showed me  this awesome    little tub of  wax,
Im trying to  get stuff that does not take up a lot of room , so when Sofia showed me this wax,   next question  which colour combo to get,   just buy all of them , just use  your finger to apply,  no need for special tools, love that idea,  then i have every colour, would you believe there is silver in it   and gold for my next challenge,  ( that i also have been hanging off to do )  & brass ,which i dont think i will have much use for ,  but you never know hey

so i have coloured the  presents, tree,  the word believe  in this Metallic wax rub on
Also at scrapmatts  some small chipboard that had the word believe.

i thought well, im not  going to do it all  silver, add some colours to the mix,  while sorting for papers,  in my scraps ,( funny what you find in your papers ,what are they doing here  always a  treasure  to find things in my   stash )  i then came across  doilies ,which are in silver and gold,  ( which is another challenge.  yeehaa )
i felt that  it needed something else, so got out my new  Heidi swapp stickers,  ohh yes, its silver, why didnt i think of this before  i started to lay it down to see where it would look nice,  and part of it stuck to the photo, well, i guess you are going here , as i  did not want to  ruin the photo  i think it just finished off the layout,

I have  used  my new Kaiser dies  and created  the  word Christmas  and  the Reindeer and the  Baubles all with the aluminium foil  it took a bit to get them  though  getting the right  depth, so a it would not cut right though or not enough.  a few attempts to get it right, but  hey, im so wrapped  with it ,

no cardstock is used in this layout,
I have used
I have used  a combination of  Scrapmatts and Kaiser  chipboards,
Kaiser  papers  - silent night,
D'Lish  heart silver doilies
Creative die -woodland  scene die
Heidi  Swapp  sticker sheet  Love this (  a prize from  sketchy boards a few months ago)
cheap circle  doily ( another hidden treasure )
 glossy accents on presents, tree

im soo happy with this layout, im wondering if i can find more paper to now do a double  layout to  put the rest of the photos from this event  finished.

Until , next year,  wishing all   you a very Merry Christmas  and a Wonderful   and Exciting New Year,
 well,  now i have gold,  i can begin the next challenge, and then  have a few days to put my stash away   and finally see a floor.  before the family arrive for Christmas
thanks for stopping by, see you all next year for  more exciting challenges.  there may be some months where im not available,  but thats life hey.


  1. A wonderful Christmas page Jacqui. Really like all the elements you have included. Thank you so much for joining in with 123 Challenge Blog this month.

  2. What a beautiful page Jacqui. I love your reindeer die in the bottom corner. There is nothing better to bring out the love in all of us than Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones and thanks for joining us this month at 123 Challenge Blog.

  3. Lovely layout and great layering. I love the combination black and white photo with the festive colours. Thanks for playing along with the 123 Challenge this month.

  4. This looks really lovely Jacqui, the design is great and I love the silver doiley.. thanks so much for joining in with the 123 Challenge blog this month and for your wonderful support this year.. have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Jacqui - this is LOVELY! Super love the titling - so classy! Thanks for joining in the 123 Challenge Blog challenge!

  6. tanks ladies, hope you have a wonderful new year in 2017