Wednesday, December 7, 2011

KIU - Christmas Traditions

This month at Kraft It Up it's all about Christmas, so lets get into the spirit, we want to see a layout about your Christmas traditions.  There doesn't have to be heaps, it can be just one or it can be more it is totally up to you.  Make sure you have a photo of your tradition(s) and that your layout is created on Kraft or Kraft PP.IT'S CHRISTMAS So lets get in to the Chrissy Spirit!!! I want to see a layout about your Christmas Traditions. You don't have to do a few traditions you can pick your favourite it is totally up to you. We need you to have a photo of your tradition and your creation must be on Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper...

* Due to the delay in getting the challenge posted you will now have until 7th January to link your challenge to this post.

Santa's Lap

One of our Christmas Traditions is every year someone in my DH's family has to dress up as Santa and we ALL get a turn to sit on his lap.  There is always so much laughter and fun when Santa arrives, but I think the little ones have noticed that Santa looks a little odd!!

I used some Basic Grey Jovial pp... just adore this range, the flowers are perfect for fussy cutting and the colours are so delicious, so you will be seeing this range pop up on quite a few of my creations as I have been going to town with it!!    I have Kraft as my background and added some black paint splatters, then distressed and inked the edges to grunge it up a little.  The Santa bingo card is from Simple Stories and the gorgeous Christmas charm is a new range of Charming Chains handmade by Tracy at my2angels.

Kraft It Up Creative Team Call
It is that time again, we are on the look out for some talented scrappers to join us here on the Kraft It Up Creative Team...

The CT Term will be from February through to the end of July with the option of a further 6 months.

DUTIES: You will need to create one layout per month based on specific criteria which is always emailed in advance, you are required to comment on some users entries, I realise that we all have busy lives and it may be impossible to comment on 40+ entries each month, you are also required to vote for the previous months challenge entries and promote Kraft It Up on your blog and facebook page and anywhere else that is allowed.

To apply for the KIU CT Call please read the below information....

Firstly you MUST LOVE KRAFT, you will need to create your layout examples on Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper.

You need to email me 2 layouts, ONE that best showcases your style and the 2ND using the following sketch....

* Please feel free to interpret the sketch to how you see it, remember your layouts MUST be on Kraft CS or Kraft PP..
Good luck to all the ladies who are going to take the plunge and apply!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.  Your comments really make my day :))


  1. Wow Cathy! This layout is TOTALLY stunning!! I absolutely love it!! Your fussy cuts are perfect too! Thanks for sharing this :)))

  2. Wow! I am speechless! This is over the top amazing!

  3. another amazing beauty .. love the way you create so much texture and interest in your pages ... fabulous work .. hugz x

  4. Loved reading the Story behind these Photo's!!
    With some FAB U LAS fussy Cutting & a Gorgeous Design!!!Another Beautiful Creation Cathy....
    You are always Inspiring..

  5. Wow Cathy, this is stunning! Love your grungy background with your fussy cut elements, gorgeous!

  6. Stunning stunning rich in colour and detail...I just love it!
    I also adore your tradition...sounds like a lot of fun!!!!

  7. Oh this is so lovely! Love your fussy-cutting - it really has paid off - WOW!!! :D

  8. Love your page Cathy....full of joy, its bright and beautiful. xx

  9. ooooh this is so gorgeous Cathy!! Love the striking colours and the ink splats!...just love it! :))xx

  10. HI.. this is stunning.. very eye catching with the colors and flowers! great fun photos too.. fabulous take on the challenge..

  11. What a fun tradition! Yup I can see Santa is rather untraditional there LOL!! Lovely layout - digging the black splats & swooning at all that fussy cutting!!

  12. Cathy this is a gorgeus page!!!STUNNING and all the details are perfect!!!You really did a wonderful job!!!
    Thanks for all your lovely words in my blog you are such a sweet and delicated girl!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Big huges and kisses

  13. It's bright and beautiful LO! Happy New Year!

  14. Fabulous fussy cutting again Cathy. My mum scraps too and she has a similar style to you and when I see her fussy cutting, it just blows me away as does yours.
    Love the touch of black and white against the kraft and red and green and how awesome that the kids still enjoy the spirit of Chrissy....fab.

  15. Hi Cathy, what a very fun and wonderful tradition to capture. Your attention to details is amazing, what patience you have to create something so extraordinary each time! Thanks for the inspiration, I always feel like creating a layout after looking at all yours. I would LOVE to get together for coffee in the new year, it WILL happen lol! Thanks for the thought. Have a great week, enjoy the holidays, I will!

  16. Hello Cathy! Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog! I hope you have a wonderful TIME in NZ!!!

    lol! :D


  17. WOW this is STUNNING Cathy! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year. Take care xox