Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas is Coming! (the goose is getting fat)

Couldn't resist that title.....the goose bit I remember from waaaaaay back many years ago on an episode of the Muppets when Miss Piggy sang a song which had the line "Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat". I cannot for the life of me remember anything else from the song, not even the rest of the tune but that line has stuck.
Anyway, I digress. Christmas certainly is coming and I have completed pressie number 1. It's a scrap page, but oh so more than a page. It's attached to a canvas - a fairly slim one, not the usual thick ones - and I shall probably have to go out and find a nice stand for it.
This pressie is for my Mum and Dad (don't tell them!) and is in celebration of them having lived at 3 Kauri Street for 50 years. The actual anniversary was November 3 (also my Nana RTB's birthday) and the weather was fortunately on its best behaviour for me to take the pics. I had some new Prima papers lying around and Mum had seen this one and thought it quite pretty so hopefully she likes the 'little' extra embellishment.
Her garden at this time of year through to Jan/Feb is a mass of colour of all different descriptions. So I tried for a very colourful page although the predominant colour is the pinky-orangey roses. There is a mix of flowers both bought and handmade; the handmade ones using more Prima papers (they're from the Annalee range). I don't think you can see it, but there is a gold rub-on of music in the bottom right and top left corners. The corners have also been embellished with bits from a Dusty Attic frame which were painted pale pink and then Kindy Glitzed. The little scrolls of paper have been tied with left-over flower wire and little charms attached - a flower, a key and a heart with "made with love" on it.
So that's pressie number one done. Rodney's mum is getting a wee box which is almost finished. Not sure what else will be made this year as time is running out!
Have a great week.


  1. Wow gorgeous Kathryn you have been doing some great pages WTG


  2. This is a very beautiful canvas!!! Thanks for showing us and entering at Southern Girls Challenge:)

  3. Ohhh Wow, this is great Kathryn!!! I love your lil scrolls! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge-: http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/



  4. what a gourgeous card,it has a vintage fell to it and those little scrolls are just super cute.Thanks so much for joining us at southern girls.Dont forget to link back to us :)

  5. Wow! Love all the flowers and the little scrolls are so cute! Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Hugs Viv :)

  6. Wow very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls, I hope to see you on the next challenge.