13/12/2015

Countdown to Christmas - Household Happening


It's the third post of the Countdown to Christmas blog event! Here's links to the previous posts: Chipboard Celebration Riikka (link), Chipboard Celebration Terhi (link), Pastel Party Riikka (link) and Pastel Party Terhi (link).

As Christmas and the Holiday season is all about giving and gatherings Terhi and me thought to arrange a blog event or a Christmas calendar to ease with the anticipation of the Holidays. We want to give you inspiration and ideas and most of all to thank you all for your visits and comments. And there's lovely giveaways in all our posts! 

The event started on November 29th and there's a new "Countdown to Christmas" post in every Sunday on both of our blogs all the way to Christmas. So that was on December 6th, today on the 13th and 20th as well. There's also an extra post on Christmas Eve, like a gift under the tree. 

So welcome on board and hope you'll enjoy!


On the first two posts we've used special items or mediums but today we wanted to do something different. No special mediums were allowed! So no gesso, no mists - just things you could find in a regular home. Want to see how Terhi managed? Click here to visit her blog (link)


It was really fun trying to think outside of the box with this page! As my basic "go to" tools were blocked, like gesso and mists, it was fun to see what are the essentials in my page making. I needed to have a bigger splash of color and then something more detailed as well. I think I managed ok with the homey mediums! 

The use of the household items inspired me to use very little of actual scrapbooking supplies in my page. The background of the page is the backing cardboard of a 12x12" paper pad. The paper layers behind the photo are done using corrugated cardboard, book pages and a doily. Then there's an old spoon acting as an embellishment and some twine. The only "real" scrapbooking materials are a few stickers and the two flair buttons. The different color mediums I used you can see from the video underneath.


Now to the giveaway part! With the help of some generous sponsors we have a giveaway in each post and here's how it works. 

You have a possibility to have two tickets to each giveaway by leaving a comment to both of our posts - a comment here gives you one and comment on Terhi's blog gives you another. Each of our Sunday giveaways is open until 30th December 11.59 pm CET and the winners of these raffles are announced on both of our blog's on January 1st 2016. So be sure to stop by on the first day of the new year to see if you've won!


Today's sponsor is cute like a button! It's the Etsy store A Flair for Buttons! The store is owned by Shelley Haganman and here's what she tells: "I love scrapbooking and fell in love with flair buttons years ago. They have so many fun uses! You can pin them and wear them. Add them to a card or project, the possibilities are endless. I enjoy designing and hand making these fun little embellishments!" Please visit the store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/aflairforbuttons. You can find a lot of flair button inspiration in the Buttons blog: http://scrappergirl.typepad.com/aflairforbuttons, so please come and say hi!

The price is two lovely sets of Christmas flair buttons. So leave a comment here and on Terhi's blog to be in for the giveaway. We wish you best of luck!


Sets used from A Flair for Buttons:

Vintage Fairies Flair I Create Flair Large


Materials used: A Flair for Buttons, Teippitarha, Prima Marketing, Scrap FX

17 comments:

  1. I love the idea of using household items. Most of us do not always have all the craft items that others have. So the idea of using what you have in your home is a great idea. This is a wonderful layout and video. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful, I love the soft colors, and the vintage feel, and love the spoon!

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  3. Tosi kiva idea! Melkein tekisi mieli haastaa itsensäkin tällä teemalla.

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  4. I don't know why - but I love that spoon - and it leads to the photo of your adorable girls! The page is gorgeous and I love the soft colors, tea stains and fingernail polish. Your video was wonderful as well. Thanks for sharing. P.S. Just in case you happen to read this, I youtubed your favorite group Turisas - just to see - and I actually liked them. I watched several of their videos - and the lead singer has an awesome voice.

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  5. Upea sivu ja lusikka kruunaa kaiken. Hauska idea

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  6. Kuten aina aivan mahta sivu sinulta. Tosi inspiroivia ja aina hauskoja ideoita niissä.

    Ja tosi kiva tämä teidän tapahtuma :) Hauskaa joulun odotusta toivon täältä pohjoisesta, Joulupukin lähistöltä :)

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  7. ooo woww…so super gorgeous….love it as always…amazing work…xx

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  8. Kaunis kokonaisuus, ja kiva idea tuo teen käyttö!

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  9. Kaunis kokonaisuus, ja kiva idea tuo teen käyttö!

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  10. Ihanan herkkä tunnelmainen sivu :)

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  11. This is gorgeous.mfrom the doodling to the use of tea and the spoon. Love it love it.

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  12. Wonderful spread! I love how you use casual items like spoons in your work (I will also try that!).

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  15. I love how you played around with the non-scrapbooking materials Riikka. Love your ideas! The layout is awesome!

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