Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Jolly Holiday - Take 1

Good Morning Everyone, 

Hope you are all well?

Today I have for you the first page of a double 12 x 12 layout that I have been working on for the last few days.

It has taken a long time to get this all together, but I love it! One of my favourite layouts I have done so far. 

I took the inspiration for this page from my brother, he turned up on Christmas day wearing a green jumper and a green Santa hat and he looked like an elf. So for the day he was called Elfie! 

So I took using him as inspiration and created my page with the amazing elf.

Please bear with me this post may go on for a while as I made sure I wrote down all the measurements for you, so if you wanted to re-create any of the elements you could. 

A couple of tips for you 
1. Don't make your page 12 x 12 they don't always fit in the pockets, so I make mine slightly smaller then they should be - just in case
2. If you don't have a lot of the same coloured card, and your not sure you will have enough to finish the project, then use white card and colour with alcohol pens.

First tho the pics. 

Now the measurements - okay here goes deep breath
White base card 11 3/4 inch
Red centre mat - 51/4 x 11 1/2 inch
centre paper mat - 5 x 11 1/4 inch
Red top and bottom mat - 3 x 11 1/2 inch
Top and bottom paper mat - 3 (minus 2 little marks on cutter - so i measure it to 3 inches then moved it down towards the 2 inch by 2 little marks.. hope that makes sense) and 11 1/4 inch
Red Photo mat (single person photo)   3 x 4 1/2 inch
White photo mat (single person photo) 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inch
Photo (single person photo) 2 1/2 x 4 inch
Elf is cut at 6 inch using the Paper doll dress up cartridge on the cricut machine
He is coloured in using promarker pens
Letters "Jolly " are cut at 2 inch using Plantin Schoolbook
JOY embellishment is from Create a Critter 2 and is cut at 2 inch

I finished the layout of with lots of glitter, glitter on the berries, on his shoes to show like little bells, and on his hat. The corners and holly are embellishments from a set I purchased many years ago and are cardboard cut out shapes I know I got these from the Range but I haven't seen them since I got them. On the elf I drew on his little face, gave him some some eye lasses, dotted a white pen into his eyes chalked Rosy cheeks onto him and gave him some freckles using a fine brown marker pen. I also went over all my layers and cuts with coordinating distress inks - eg the red was edged with red distress ink the green with green ect.

To give the elf some character I ran his clothes through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss dots embossing folder, I thought it made him looks so cute, and preferred this look to just a plain coloured in coat and shoes. 

So there you go this is the first page of the double spread layout. 

The second page is getting some finishing touches done to it and it will be up on Friday

The challenges I would like to enter this into are:

Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing - 20/8
Holly Jolly Christmas - Glitter - 20/8
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Occasion-ally - 20/8 (occasion Christmas)
Sweet Stamps - Bling - 20/8
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - 20/8
Top Tip Tuesday - #107 Embossing - Any Kind - 20/8 - tip

Well That is it for me, I hope I haven't bored you with the super long post, but I hate it when I see a layout I really like and no measurements or cartridge names are included in the write up. 

Don't forget to pop back Friday for a peek at the second page and to see what they look like together. 

Thanks for hopping in
Crafty Hugs


Sylv said...

Wonderful seasonal layout, love the traditional colours and cute gnome.

Sylv xx

Jan Ltc said...

Great lo xx Jan

Elaine Stark said...

A great page layout and as it says jolly. Thanks for the tip. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Kate M said...

Fabulous page , great layout, colours and papers - that elf is superb.

Taniaj Scott said...

wonderful page, great colours and love your embellishments . Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers Network Facebook page hugs Tania DT xx

jane stillman said...

Absolutely super! Love the elf and all the papers x

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Wow this is fab ,love the colours and layout
Hugs Susan xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous layout and love the colours.

Linda xxxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Fantastic layout beautiful page xxx

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous layout, Kelly, love it so Jolly xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant your design...Joolsx

Anonymous said...

just fabulous and love your picture tips too, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Irit Shalom said...

What a lovely page! Thanks for playing with Sweet Stamps challenge

Irit Shalom said...

What a lovely page! Thanks for playing with Sweet Stamps challenge

Monica Edwards said...

Perfect page for Christmas love the paper piece. Thanks for joining us at be sure to join in on the masking challenge going on as well.

Jannie said...

Love your amazing Scrapbook page! It is gorgeous and the Elf is amazing! Love how you have used the embossingfolder to give him more interest!!! Good job!

Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Kerry said...

Fabulous Christmas layout. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great layout Kelly, love the elf and the words. great job. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week for our Glitter Challenge, hope you will come back again soon.
Cindy DT

Kimbo said...

What a fun layout. Thanks for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania x

Annette said...

Wow, this really is jolly. Love the bright fun colours. Fabulous.
Thanks for joining our embossing challenge at Top Tip Tuesday too.
Netty's Cards

Sandi's Samples said...

Such a jolly and cute card.
Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD.