Countdown To Christmas | Household Happening

by - 12/13/2015 12:00:00 PM

The happy journey continues here in mine and in Riikka's blog - time for another Countdown To Christmas post!
Previous posts are here:
Countdown To Christmas, part one - Scrap FX.
Countdown To Christmas, part two - Pan Pastels.

Today we have nice and super challenging theme, using items you find from your home. No mixed media products, but of course patterned papers, thickers, glues, tapes and embellishments were allowed.
Before starting, I was quite sure I'd go with natural theme. Leaves, grass and branches from the garden and lots of browns to be the color scheme. But instead, I took my daughter's watercolors and played with them. White cardstock on the background is a little wrinkled because of wet colors and no gesso, but I found watercolors really inspiring. The color is matte and much lighter than with any paints or mists. Black was a practical choice for a layout telling about my sweet husband. 
To use household things, I added some tissue paper to give texture, and bolts and nuts to embellish. There old neckless as well, cut in pieces and give more sheen.
Some of the papers are regular patterned papers, but I also used paint sample papers from local hardware store. And to list some other supplies, there is staples, pen marks, other office supplies and and and... There are so many thing in every home what can be used in a craft project! Just try and discover, it's so much fun.

And to to coolest part - our giveaway! 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!

Materials used: American Crafts, Tricksart, this and that.

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: You can find a lot of flair button inspiration in the Buttons blog:, so please come and say hi!
The price is two lovely sets of Christmas flair buttons. So leave a comment here and on Riikka's blog to be in for the giveaway. We wish you best of luck!

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11 kommenttia

  1. If a person really looked through there house they really could find lots of things to use in layouts. Ha my husband has lots of findings in his garage that I could rob! Great layout. Love it and the idea also.

  2. Täytyi ihan tarkasti katsoa mitä kaikkea tästä sivusta löytyy. Kiva haaste :)

  3. Terhi - a gorgeous page and I really like the shades of blues. I see all the awesome household bits and pieces used - really awesome - and actually good for a masculine layout. And, the photo of your hubby is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Upea kokonaisuus ja mitkä värit. Wau

  5. Aivan mahtava sivu. Kuten aina sinun sivuissa on paljon katsotavaa ja ihailtavaa. Tosi hauska idea tämä teidän tapahtuma! :)

    Hauskaa joulun odotusta täältä pohjoisesta, Joulupukin lähistöltä :)

  6. ooo my super stunning as always…love itt…xx

  7. Looks great! I have also collected all kinds of bolts and screws for my works. :)

  8. OMG! This is such a fantastic page Terhi! Loveee it!


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