Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lots of Xmas Fun over at SBO

I promised myself this year that I would try to take part in some of the various competitions that are running (great inspiration to get layouts done)....so when I saw that
Scrapbookoutlet NZ was running a wonderful competition over on their website http://www.scrapbookoutletnz.co.nz/ called the "Very Sweet SBO Xmas Comp" - had to be in. We are now into week 3 so I thought I'd share with you some of the bits and pieces I have submitted.

Week 1 was to create an advent calendar....I have been keen to have a go at creating one using a metal cookie sheet....so after trawling through my stash to find all my Xmas bits & pieces this is what I came up with .
Calendar ready to go on 1st December with no magnets on it....used a very bright combo of patterned papers to create the 25 day grid.
"The Devil is in the Detail"....pic below shows some of the individual magnets.
The finished item - Taylor loves it (hope this will become a heirloom xmas piece that will be passed down to his children)....worked on the back of the sheet, so the magnets can stored on the inside until they are brought out day by day.....
Week 2 was creating a set of 3 cards....I really struggle with cards so kept is simple using the same patterned papers for all 3 just changing up the style.
Week 3 was a layout containing a Wish List for Xmas...so pulled out a favourite Xmas photo of my boys from last Xmas and got Taylor to write his list for this year.....short and sweet he only wants one thing - one of the new Lego remote controlled train sets (fortunate really as we may have to mortgage the house to buy this one item...they are pricey).
I had bought a gorgeous piece of Elsie Xmas paper some time back in pink & red and gave it a boy twist by combining it with lots of lime green.

Love this picture of my boys.....we have a tradition of wearing Xmas hats on Xmas day and we pull out our hat collection and add some new ones each year....last year Taylor was a Xmas pudding and Dad was a reindeer.

So pop on over to SBO if you get a chance and have a look at all the amazing work the talented ladies over there are creating....lots of fun and inspiration to be found.

4 comments:

Teresa said...

Jo, your work is always impressive, but the advent calendar is to die for! I love it!

Rachel said...

Jo, beautiful as always. Especially love the countdown calendar but the cards are so very cute too.

Vicky said...

I love all your work so far Jo but in particular the advent calender is breathtaking!..love the hats, Kaya has an elf costume he calls Christmas clothes and he will often wear it just because, he doesnt realise yet that its a costume LOL!

LaurieStar said...

Oh my goodness, how wonderful is your advent calendar! I simply love it and how you have so many interesting things going on there! Beautiful!