Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Guest Designing for Scrap Africa!

I was absolutely thrilled to bits to be asked to create something for the fabulous Scrap Africa blog and even more delighted when the very lovely Denise said she still wanted me even though I no longer wore an Ed hat ;) 

So the theme was to create a layout about your typical Christmas...hmmm...I don't scrap Christmas!! I know it's weird but I never really like the photos; I think it's because they are always inside and everyone always looks pale and ill!!! LOL

However, what does set me off into a festive spirit is getting my bake on!! 

Having 'borrowed' a photo from Google I decided to stay away from the traditional Christmas colours and use a winter palette from design seeds that was warm and comforting :)

And here it is:

I fiddled about with some texture paste and some new glassy gel from Maimeri and a Heidi Swapp stencil.

I had to throw a little bit of aqua in!! PLUS I am making an effort to use up some of the gazillion flair badges I own; your fault Mrs H!
So that is as close to a Christmas layout you are likely to get from me!! Although the kids are coming for their photo shoot this weekend so you never know ;)

A huge thank you to Scrap Africa for the marvelous honour of being their Guest Designer and a really big thank you to you for popping in today.

Ali x


  1. Oh blimey, I love it. Of course I do. It's stunning. Love those muted colours.love the inky ness, love the flair, love the stencilling oh and the stamping. Lovely.

  2. *giggles* ..... soooo..... you mention me in yours & I mention you in mine......& we didn't even PLAN it!!!! Sooo funny;) of course I love. I aspire. Those little tags & bits tucked around the photo......they warm my heart like hot baked, sliced up Chrissy goodies!!!! LOOOVE that soft pinkish tone up top right, too. Of course, you KNOW I have to say what a DELISH page....right??!!!!!!!

  3. Of course you were still welcome sans Editors hat! Thanks for sharing your spin on Christmas. It feels all warm and homely to me. The non-traditional colours work a treat on the C&S page. I love the aromal of baking and your photo almost allows me to smell these yummy biscuits. :D

  4. Well of course Denise would still want you she has such good taste. I love the SA challenges and you rocked this one. Lovely clean lines... just like I like them.....

  5. absolutely gorgeous layout! I´d love to see more xmas related pages from you :)

  6. Such a gorgeous and beautiful page Ali! Your styling and touch is fabulous! Love it to bits! ;-) Thanks so much for Guest Designing for us at Scrap Africa....I really appreciate it! xx
    I hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you a super and stunning 2015! xx

  7. Beautiful, Ali! The design and detail are just awesome! Love how you pack so many bits onto your page yet manage to leave a bunch of white space!

  8. Beautiful page, I love that it doesn't use Christmas supplies but it feels warm and comforting and just right! The stitching across the word 'bake' is fabulous! x