Thursday, 15 December 2011

Once Upon A Sketch Dec 15th Challenge

Well not long now until Christmas and what better way to celebrate everyone's favorite holiday than with the current challenge at Once Upon A Sketch! This months challenge is to journal about how you spend your Christmas day as well as using one of Nadia's stunning sketches. And here is my DT sample.......

Isn't it funny how some photos you have a more emotional reaction to, than others. For me, this photo makes me feel so much. Apart from being very proud of my adorable little elf, every time I look at this photo I can almost feel him in my arms, his exact weight, how it felt to rub my lips along the top of his soft little head and breathe in his smell. I was 22 when I had Mitchell and at the time I thought I was very grown up but looking back I think I was really only discovering who I was. His first 12 months, I think I was on auto pilot. He was a demanding baby who would never sleep without being held and breastfeed up to 8 times a night until he was 8 months old when I started to ween him. I never really had a break as he would never have a bottle EVER! I was SOOOO tired, sometimes I'm not sure I appreciated those special moments as much as I do now.  I am sure it is the same for most first time mums. I wish I had had the opportunity to have more but am so thankful to have had him. He is and will always be the center of my universe which everything else revolves around!!

So anyway here are the prizes up for grabs. Head on over and check out all the amazing DT samples and I really look forward to seeing what you all create!
The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team will receive these 2 paper lines from Les Papiers De Pandore!




One more sponsor for our November 15th challenge is the amazing Australian chipboard company Imaginarium Designs . They have been so generous to sponsor us all year with their beautiful chipboard and you can purchase it through Seriously Scrpabooking. They are giving away this gorgeous chipboard collection to one randomly chosen winner. 


One lucky person, chosen randomly,  will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!

Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder Set (Dot Matrix)

TFL xox


  1. Spectacular!!!!!! Love the use of WP and the way you matched the photo with the colours of the papers and flowers . Thank you for an awesome job!!!

  2. Glad that you look back with fond memories... with having such little sleep back then... not every would...and that is awesome that you do :):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeee your lo!!! GORGEOUS photo and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the fussy cutting! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Hi Georgia.. after reading about your son i can see why this layout is so beautiful.. it has your heart on it.. the layers of flowers is exquisite, and the whole design is stunning.. and i am sure the photo brings back memories so very dear to your heart.. i think most first time mums are on auto pilot and we learn so much as we go along...everything is new... but oh what a priceless blessing to have our children!! have a great lead up to Christmas... thanks for your wonderful encouragement to me this year.. you are an inspiration to me!!

  4. Hey Georgia .. this is soooooooooooooooo beautiful ... love it love it love it ... sensational .. hugz x

  5. Such a gorgeous layout full of pretty detaisl!
    Well done you! The Photo and design are totally adorable, and your papers and embellishments so so pretty!

  6. Georgia, this is such a sweet and cute page! I just love all of your clustered embellies! Wonderful festive page!!!

  7. this is just GORGEOUS! Such a stunning combo of colors, you are so talented...are your little guy is just adorable :). Thanks so much for all the close-ups, your detail is wonderful.