Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Berries and Flickering Candles remind me of Christmas.  

Hello everyone, showcasing the NEW CHRISTMAS PAPERS
 designed by Denise for  MEGS GARDEN 

These are just the most delish Collection, I had such fun creating with these deep, rich velvety colors.
The entire page is created with 2 patterned papers . The Main paper is Christmas berry stripes paper , and the other paper is used to mount the photo multiple times, with some  fussy cut berries . 
I decided to turn the Christmas paper  on the side and create a cluster of leaves and flowers surrounding the pic, and of course my trademark stitching in a mustard thread . 
The papers are so beautiful they are a truly piece of art on their own .
My layout is backed with two sheets of distressed cardstock .
I chose the purple and fawn as complimentary colors.
The extra strips were perfect for the mounting process and the diecuts. 
The mounted photo has 3 layers of Patterned paper and 3 layers of cardstock .

I very rarely do Xmas layouts for a couple of reasons 
I do not really enjoy the TRADITIONAL XMAS COLORS
and the photos always seen too chaotic for me 
but I embraced these colors with joy .
Here is my take on the new collection 


Materials used
‘New papers’… The Musical Christmas Collection
Christmas Berry stripes P6329
Plum Pudding P6330
lace .. I dyed this lace with glimmermist to achieve the purple hue

Other items
Bazzill Cardstock ,purple and kraft.
Tim Holtz diecut – rosettes,
Imaginariun designs chipboard – alphas
Melissa Frances
Mustard thread
Diecuts – fancy tags  and leaves

Tissues boxes are so easy to cover and add such style to any room in your home especially your  bathroom or kitchen .
I used the delightful and enchanting Spring Paisley collection .
PROCESS .... Cover the entire box and then whitewash with light coat of Gesso …
Allow to dry then I added a Memory Box, leaf die cut, using the same Spring Paisley paper collection.
Next I cut some chipboard with the leaf diecut , and inked it with versa color ink, Bamboo .…
I positioned the cluster on one corner,  drooping it over the side  to add interest.
Layering …
Glue the paper leaves directly onto the box,  then layer the chipboard leaves over the top as a second  layer…
Lastly I added another coat of gesso to finish it off.

Materials from Meg’s Garden …
Other items
Memory box diecut

 I encourage you to have a go at covering your own tissue box to add to your home décor, it is easy and fun 

I Hope I have inspired you to have a play, and remember these papers are also perfect  for Xmas Cards …
Warm hugz from Heather x


  1. Good heavens Heather!! What can I say!! I have run out of the correct words to express my delight at your incredible page & pretty, pretty tissue box!!
    Yes, that is the most divine paper & your colours and layering are just superb. Must take a look at that paper range!

  2. Love the page and that wonderful paper, the purple works a treat, and your photography is beautiful. I love it.

  3. So beautiful Heather!! Thinking and praying for you and your husband!!


  4. Sigh sigh sigh!!! [LOL].... you know how much I love love love your work!!!...these are amazingly beautiful Heather!!!...

  5. Gorgeous !!! You have used this paper to the max. Stunning page. xx

  6. Wowwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the layers, the colors and loveeee the flowers!! You are amazing!!!

  7. Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Heather such a stunning use of colour..
    I recently made a layout using purple...most people think it is difficult I take it as a challenge .
    as for your tissue box *sigh* beautiful!
    thanks for the inspiration

  8. Oh my Heather beautiful, beautiful work. The colours are amazing as are all your beautiful little accents. I LOVE how you often put a "pinwheel" flower on your layouts. They are gorgeous. The pps are divine. Hugs x

  9. Wow, they look like amazing papers, gorgeous creation!!

  10. Utterly perfect...nothing else to say really :)

  11. Heather you have created here a piece of art work, love how you turn the paper on its side, love it and that Tissue Box is so so chic and sassy :)

  12. I'm not a great fan of traditional chrissie pages either, as you say - the photos are always so busy. As I wrote over at Meg's, I'm in total awe of your page. The rich opulent plums and the delicious layers, my goodness Heather this page is as beautiful as it gets! Would so love to have a tissue box as gorgeous as yours, what a delight! Thinking of you both xoxoxo

  13. Oh wow Heather, I declare purple and green the new Christmas colors.!!!. this layout looks marvellous.. really pretty... love the layers.. fabulous Christmas layout.. and the tissue box looks so sweet, I love covering boxes, they make great gifts too.. your tissue box looks so lovely!! again you prove you dont need to over embellish things for them to look really wonderful!

  14. What beautiful creations! So pretty, so elegant looking!

  15. Wow, they look like amazing papers, gorgeous creation!! Hugs xx

  16. Gosh this is gorgeous! That touch of purple is divine!

  17. GORGEOUS!!!! love how the purple colour pop out the page and the layering around the photo is fabulous!!!
    Take care, Hugs!! :)

  18. goodness this is just GLORIOUS Heather !!!!!!

  19. Saw this on fb the other day..just breathtaking!!! The purple is just amazing!!!