Sunday, 10 October 2021

Holly and Ivy Blog Hop

 Welcome to our CTMH Australasian blog hop, if you arrived here from Doreen's blog you are in the right place. If you arrived by chance I hope you get some inspiration from my projects. You can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

Today we are showcasing the lovely Christmas collection Holly and Ivy which has some beautiful papers and embellishments. I very much enjoyed using this collection with my Christmas photos.

Christmas really is a magical time when you have children in the family. My nephew lives in London with his wife and family and it was so wonderful to have them visit Australia for Christmas. Yes I am behind with my Christmas layouts, this was Christmas 2018. I loved working with this collection, this layout came together really easily. I used the red shimmer brush to add the splatters. The glitter presents are from a retired collection.

This layout is the same year and I wanted to make the family photo the focus of the page so I decided to create  a one photo layout which is something I rarely do. Because I was using just one photo I thought I would showcase all of the papers from this collection. Adding the pen lines around the edges of the papers defines the smaller pieces of paper so they are more noticeable.


Even though this collection is Christmas themed,  the toffee and red striped papers can be used for other occasions. I've had the Macaron stamp set for awhile and haven't used it yet so I set myself a challenge to use for this hop. When I saw the sentiment "Ooh La La" I wanted to use the retired Eiffel Tower stamp  as well as the macarons. The Bitty Sparklers are coloured with the tri blend markers. 

Thanks for stopping by, now hop along to Danielle's Scrappychicks blog and see what wonderful project she has to share.

Please take a moment and leave a comment, they are always appreciated.

Happy crafting.


  1. Oh that is such a different idea with the Macaroon - love it. Your Christmas Layouts look wonderful.

  2. I really love your single page - it really celebrates the photo 😍

  3. Fabulous use of the dear skin pattern with the macarons well done.

  4. So much cleverness in your projects Doris. Great job on the macaron card!

  5. Love your pages, Doris - and that card!!!