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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Spirit of Christmas - CSI #52

Hi Everyone

Two posts in one day!!! So it means that I was able to complete another layout today for another CSI challenge. I am so enjoying these challenges and they certainly push me to think outside of my little creative box! LOL

Anyways, so here is the challenge.

...and here is my page.

The newsprint paper is Darkroom Door paper and the chevron paper is My Mind's Eye - All is Bright. The alpha's are Websters, the leaves - Creative Imaginations and the flowers Petaloo! The poinsettia's were cut using a Cuttlebug. So quite a mixed bag!!! ;-)

I did some painting on the background using an Enmarc chicken wire stencil and then just some rough painting on the newsprint paper to lighten it up a bit, as it was quite dark.

My journalling is on a tag behind my first photo and this is what it says:
The Spirit of Christmas 2012
1. Joe you mean the world to me and this photo is all about you bringing the Spirit of Christmas to us! You cannot wait for Christmas to arrive and everyday ask when Father Christmas is coming! Your energy and joy at Christmas is infectious! You are the Christmas Spirit itself!
2. Mark, when you are here, it means the family is complete! This means that we are all together and we can all celebrate as a family! You bring the "complete" Christmas Spirit with you!
3. Fudgey, you are just the cutest doggy in this photo! Christmas is about including everyone in our celebrations and you are certainly part of the family! Everyone (including pets) are part of the Christmas celebrations! You, Daisy and Rosie are the sweetest little hearts of Christmas!

Here are 2 close-ups of the clusters.

This truly has been a wonderful Christmas and I am truly blessed to have my family around me, and we can celebrate and enjoy this festive time!

I hope you are having a super day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Denise x


  1. Love the touch of paint on the layout! You are crossing into "art journaling" careful! ;-)

  2. You have been super busy madam! Lots of lovely stuff to look at :)

  3. More gorgeous masking. I love this colour combination and that awesome poinsettia.

  4. Wow, this is such an awesome, happy, festive page! Love that masking!