Saturday, December 14, 2013

Page Drafts Christmas Sketch Release

The Christmas scrapping continues here as I whip myself up into a festive frenzy! I really love this time of year!

Today is the release of the new bunch of Christmas sketches from Page Drafts, and to celebrate we've put together a sleigh-ful of inspiration from a bunch of designers around the world.

Em makes such wonderful sketches that really drive me to create, so I couldn't help but play along and I chose this particular sketch below to inspire my page.

I struggle a little with the concept of round photos so I scrapped with my usual square Instagram pic, but apart from that I tried to stick to the sketch as closely as possible. With so much detail included in the sketches it's really not hard to find direction, and you don't have to do a lot of thinking for yourself! Especially useful in this busy season where creative time is commonly in short supply ;-)

So I added some clusters of October Afternoon banners top and bottom, plenty of bling and sparkle of course (how fabulous is that American Crafts gold glitter corrugated cardstock I mounted the layout on?!) and a fair sprinkling of Studio Calico paper and Evalicious tags.

The layout tells the story of our family Christmas last year. For the first time ever we stayed put and celebrated at home just the 4 of us for Christmas Day. Usually we are travelling to the country to spend it with family as I have been blessed with many years of not having to work the Christmas week. Unfortunately that wasn't the case last year, and it won't be the case this year either :-(

However, I have to admit that in some small way it was nice to be able to just relax at home and not be worried about getting to the next location on time. It was also lovely to be able to watch the kids open their presents from underneath our own tree for the first time too. And it didn't mean that we skimped on all the 'essentials'... we still had a proper roast turkey and all the trimmings for lunch as this photo proves!

Now this is only one of the fabulous Page Drafts sketches that have just been released. You ought to see what the other designers have created based on the other designs. Check out all the details on the Page Drafts blog here, and get inspired to do a little Christmas scrapping for yourself today!



  1. Lovely layout Natalie, I really like the vintage feel with the Santa on old book paper.

  2. Brill! Totally brill & such a nice story, to be able to spend Chrissy together, even if you had/have to work....LOOOOVE the deers:):)

  3. Sheer brilliance! I lurrrrve your page so much, that Vintage feel is sublime. Thank you so much Natalie for being in the Page Drafts Christmas Reveal this year. Hope you and your family have a beautiful and joyous festive time and safe New Year too! xox

  4. Oh my!! I love everything on this page! LOVE!! especially the banners..x

  5. Hi Natalie, just popped in to say how much I loved your layout in the Page Drafts reveal yesterday. Gorgeous. Merry Christmas. Cheers Di

  6. STUNNING layout! Love everything about it!! (Pinning!)


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