Tuesday, 15 December 2015

15 loves {December 2015}

Welcome to the next in the series {15 loves} for 2015 based on the original concept by my beloved friend, Pam, back in January 2013. I shared my loves (mostly late) all through 2013 & 2014 and now it's time to see if I can continue the series through 2015. I hope you will come back each month to see if there is anything in my list to inspire you. You can see all my {13 loves} {here}, my {14 loves} {here} and now all my {15 loves} {here}

I hope there's something in here to inspire you or maybe just make you smile.


I made this layout last month for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge using my November Remembrance kit about waiting for my new niece. We are STILL waiting - she's officially dawdling now! - but I'm so happy to capture these sweet photos on my page. This is really such a great kit to use - love the mix of colours. See my reveal here.


I need to make my own little confetti heart - I adore this. 

This hobby has connected me to many wonderful people around the world and a particularly special one is Sherrie over at Sherrie's Muddle Puddle. Look at this wonderful parcel of goodies she sent me - complete with its matching Whimsical Musings prompt! And yes, it certainly rattled. Full of great products, this brought a real smile to my face.


I dream of having a little corner like this for myself.

Pinterest find here


As part of a new series over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, I offered up a failed layout to the team for constructive criticism and was delighted to turn that fail into two new layouts. This one uses the original base papers and I now adore it. I especially love that it records my part of the Scrapabilly Advent gift swap - another year of wonderfully crafty presents.


I created my own Advent candle display this year using some on-trend copper coloured wire and Cameo cut copper foil cardstock. Simple and provides exactly the right amount of Advent feeling.


Always on the lookout for new ways to cook one of my favourite veggies - Brussel Sprouts. This recipe looks gorgeous and I might test it out.

It's Christmas Market time again. Love it. Love how pretty the lights are here in Essen. Visits have been made and local food consumed and at least one or two Glühweins drunk!


My obsession with NYC hasn't waned. This photo caught my eye - wish I could take photos like this...

Pretty gift wrap is something I always want to do but then the time runs out and I just go for my usual. But this is very much me. Would my family think me ever so slightly mad if attached a gold fern leaf to their gift? Probably, but it would be oh so pretty.


It was my birthday and I got a new winter hat to match the snood I received last year. My sister is an awesome crocheter and I love the set. I also received pink stars for my tree and an oversized sage green tree and star that are hanging in my room. She is truly talented and self-taught. So proud of her.


Talking of birthdays, I got some fantastic presents. It was truly quite a haul this year and I am very blessed to have wonderful family and friends that give me such thoughtful gifts. This was a good birthday. 


Love this even if I'm not going to make an Elf layout. But the die cut shaker element and the cluster of dies in the corner are just great. This collection is calling me. I'm not sure if I can resist...

My tree - it took a long time and there were a few bumps along the way but it's done and it's pretty and I'm very happy with it. The next three weeks are all about the pretty. 


Love seeing this 2003 star hanging on the tree. This is the year we got married and we just passed 12 years. Happy times.

Ilove you to share your own {15 loves} lists with me. Why not link up in the comments below?


  1. I so enjoy reading through your loves each month! I hope you'll continue into 2016 :) How exciting that you're expecting a new niece … praying she arrives soon. Just in time for Christmas, perhaps? xx

  2. Such great eye-candy in this post - I really enjoyed ooh-ing and ahh-ing over your selections. I will be re-pinning and trying to make that fun shaker heart. I was lucky enough to visit NYC earlier this month for a quick daytrip with my daughter - there's something extra special about that city at holiday-time.
    I've been intending to participate in your "loves" list for the last couple of months but I've gotten a little behind. I'll have to put that on my resolution list for 2016 (if you'll still be featuring this)!

  3. Ooo, great picks. Love the copper candles. Copper and pink on a layout . . . what do you think?

  4. Your copper candle wraps and tree are beautiful ... And you have made some splendid pages too. What a great looking market! I miss not being able to go to the Munich ones anymore ...

  5. Sigh... always a breath of beauty & inspiration! Love peeking inside your head & heart each month <3


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