Merry & Bright – Scrapbook Layout

Hi hi!

Today’s layout is another Christmas story for you. Our children were lucky enough to visit Beaulieu in the evening every Christmas eve and they would see Father Christmas go past outside after they had sung songs and seen a magic show and received a present from the previous Lord Montagu. In 2015 however, he passed away, and the current Lord and Lady decided to make a surprise change.

They created the most beautiful grotto to make it more Christmassy, with a roaring fire and Santa in a huge chair giving out the presents. I loved how none of the children questioned the logistics of this even on Christmas Eve, and even though some of them had been tracking Santa’s movements on the NORAD app!

This layout was actually for a Go Go cyber crop back in July! We’d run off to Wales for a few days and I had taken only Christmas supplies with me, totally forgetting there was a cyber crop on. Somehow I managed to complete all the challenges even though they were quite summery in their vibe. This one was an easy one – a challenge to use a flag shape. I scrap-lifted Lorraine’s original example.

I added the last of my foldies on this one with the little train along the bottom, and I added a few big sequins for smoke. You can’t tell but the red banner is actually 2 pieces of 6×6 joined together. I tend to try and use the smaller pieces if I can because the bigger pieces can be cut down – it’s the opposite of cooking where you can add but you can’t take away!

Stay safe and keep smiling x

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