Friday, 15 April 2011

Alphabet Challenge Blog DT - X for Xmas

Well the weather seems to be heading back to the winter so this weeks challenge over at Alphabet Design Blog is probably quite in keeping lol. This week's challenge is X for Xmas - so you've got a chance to make a headstart on your Christmas cards. Or like me you could try and catch up with scrapbooking some old Christmas pictures, but remember anything goes it doesn't just have to be cards and scrapbooking.

These photos are at Haworth Train station, in December 1996 and 1997 When we were little we used to go up with our neighbours and their friends for the Santa Special train ride on the steam train - all the kids used to get presents and the parents would get a mince pie. Then we'd walk up the street (it was the one used in a bread advert with the kid pushing the bike up the hill - think it might have been Hovis) and all the shop keepers would be dressed up in Victorian dress. Proper start to Christmas for us. 

I used a sketch from the first Page Maps book (I've just bought the second book so have been flicking through that, can't wait to get some more photos out at the weekend and get going on some of the new sketches) anyways I think I've used the sketch a couple of times before but I love how the pages look so different. Instead of the adding journalling on the strips of paper I added the list of everyones names as there were so many lol, so will add the journalling to a second page 

Supplies: 'Good Cheer' Papers by Cosmo Cricket, Scalloped Green Card by Papermania
Extras: Glitter, Alpha Stickers, Fineliner, Red Card, Red Ink Pad

Right I'm going to finish now cos I've got an episode of 'Better with You' to watch - really liking it, hope it keeps going, hate when they cancel shows when you just get into them lol. Don't forget to head on over to the challenge blog to check out what the rest of the design team have been up to XOX
PS thank you everyone my head is feeling much better, hate the way migraines like to hang around for days lol XOX


Lisa Jane said...

oh love that page .. reminded me of when we took beth on the Santa special in haworth when she was little . Its not far from us .Gorgeous papers
Lisa x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Hun, I adore your scrapbook pages they are always so much fun

Frea said...

Hi Helen, wow great lay out! Love this happy paper!1 HUgs, Frea