Monday, December 16, 2013

The 12 Days of Craftmas - Day 7!

Woo Hoo! The 12 days of Craftmas is here!! 
I'm so excited to be part of this group of amazingly talented Ladies and I hope we can give you some crafty Christmas inspiration!!

We are already up to Day 7 of this blog hop. If you have missed the first few then check them out here
Dec 10: Lizzie
Dec 11: Cassandra
Dec 12: Damaris
Dec 13: Carisa
Dec 14: Shemaine
Dec 15: Kellie

On to my Crafty project. I just love to SMASH*. More recently I seem to have spent more time Scrapbooking but I was really just waiting for the Holiday SMASH* folio to become available in Australia so that I could start documenting our Christmas. Well, mine only arrived just over a week ago so I have lots of catching up to do!

These are 2 pages in the Holiday folio. I had to take 2 photos because there was a plastic page between them and I haven't decided what to do with that yet. The LH page already had a place to document your "Top 10 Christmas tunes" - what a great idea! I listed my favourites and left the page at that. That's what I love about SMASH*ing - there are no rules! And I love the unique and often quirky pages that you have to work with. 
My photos were taken at Santa's Magic Cave in Adelaide where we took our daughter for the first time.The RH page was already a lot busier with a red chevron background so I kept my embellishments simpler.  I layered a bag & tag, white paper doilie and lots of diecuts from the Pink Paislee Snow Village collection. I love the gold colour and all the velum! 
The angel was from a packet of metal Christmas embellishments I found at a "Bed, Bath and Table" shop - I'm always on the lookout :)

I also used a heap of alphas, stamps, wood veneer, washi, tags, flowers and twine from my stash.
So if you are looking for a quick and easy way to document December and the Christmas period I would thoroughly recommend you try a SMASH* folio.

It wouldn't be a blog hop without a giveaway would it! 
I'm giving away an envelope filled with some of my favourite goodies for SMASH*ing . This prize is on offer for anyone worldwide.
In order to enter please be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me your favourite Christmas song! Entries will close on 22 December.

There are also more prizes being given away on the other "12 days of craftmas" posts - please make sure you follow the entry instructions!

Here is a full list of the other blogs on the hop so be sure to check them out over the coming days!!
Dec 10: Lizzie
Dec 11: Cassandra
Dec 12: Damaris
Dec 13: Carisa
Dec 14: Shemaine
Dec 15: Kellie
Dec 16: Karyn  << You are Here!! 
Dec 17: Cassie
Dec 18: NormaJean
Dec 19: Kate
Dec 20: Kristy D
Dec 21: Judy R

Crafty Hugs xx


Karolina said...

Love your pages! I think my favorite song must be Chris Rea - Driving home for Christmas. It always gives me that nice warm Christmas feeling :)
Am following your blog and keeping my fingers crossed for the give away :)

Robyn said...

Enjoying viewing your fun favorite Christmas song is BELIEVE by Josh Groban - grew to love it even more because my oldest daughter sang it with her high school singing group every Christmas Concert and it always gave me wonderful chills.

Kellie said...

This is absolutely smaashing as always gorgeous Karyn xx

Kelli said...

Santa Clause is coming to town the Bruce Springsteen version!

NormaJean said...

Karyn I just love your smash pages..

Hugs Norma Jean

Phi said...

I'm a follower Karyn. Love your smash pages. Please let me know where I can get these smash folios in Melbourne as I cant seem to find them anywhere.

Phi said...

Oops and my favourite Christmas song is Silent Night.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Karyn I have never heard of a Holiday Folio but I would image its like the DEC Daily? I decide I would do a december daily but have yet to start and I thought even if I have to just do it later I will get it done. I really like being able to capture just dec in one book rather scrapbook each page. Anyway your pages turned out beautiful. I love the pop of gold through out your last page. And that wooden veneer is perfect with your photo. LoVE it. My favortie Christmas song woul be "Oh Christams Tree" I can't tell you how many times I sing or hum this song.

Carisa said...

awesome smash pages! I really need to get mine out again. I finally printed some pictures to go along with stuff I've been hanging on to so no excuses now. I love that keep calm stamp! CUTE!

Damaris said...

Love your layout. You always use just the right amount of embellies. :)

My favorite song? UGH! I dunno. I can't pick one. I think the one that sticks out is the one from the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon... that I don't know the words to. "Christmas Time Is Here... People Everywhere... la la la la la la". LOL

x0, D

Sue D said...

Great pages. My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Janis said...

Wow....brand new to your blog and enjoyed having a look around.

Had to chuckle at your "About Me" and your description of your husband being amazing. I first read it that you have an "amusing" husband. LOL... I thought it a wonderful way to describe a sweet hubby. Mine is down-right loveably quirky, but I need to think of him more as amusing....he is that, for sure! Ha!!! He is also amazing. LOL....

LOVE your smash pages. Very cool. I need to find out more abt this product.

My favorite Christmas carol is The First Noel. I have composed an original arrangement using the traditional tune but tweaking some of the chords and adding some interesting flourishes. Did the same with Silent Night last evening. :) When I am not crafting, or blog hopping, I am composing. Delightful!

How lovely of you to offer us some blog candy. I am a brand-new follower by Google Friend. Yippee!!!!

Have a lovely Christmas!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Melinda Sweetman said...

Cute pages!! I can't pick a favourite!! As of late though we have had Sesame Street Christmas so GS playing as of late and my fave of those is Elmo Wants a Hippopotamus For Christmas!!

bearsmother said...

I like the idea of the Smash but haven't tried it yet. I do have an album and I think I'm going to start with the homemade cards I get this Christmas. thanks for giving me an idea.