When I bought this Hot Off The Press Christmas pad, probably a decade ago, a friend asked me if I'd used any of it and my answer was "Of course not, I haven't finished stroking it yet!". I'm sure you all know exactly what I mean, sometimes papers seem just too good to cut into. But cut into them I eventually did, and the pad that started off with around 150 sheets is now down to about a dozen uncut sheets and a large bundle of snippets. There are still a few of the printed acetate sentiments left, and I've combined one of those, mounted on white card, with a selection of the snippets and (shock, horror) one of the uncut sheets for the background.
I've used this week's sketch at Sketch Saturdays for the layout. I think the simple block design and the muted colours of paper give it a very masculine feel even though one of the papers is a chintz design.
All those snippets mean I'm playing at the Snippets Playground too (oh Blogger, why have you suddenly changed my font in the middle of a post?) and with so much patterned paper, I'm also heading over to Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge
This week's challenge at Winter Wonderland is Let's Get Sentimental and at Ooh La La Creations it is Christmas so I'm playing there too.