23 December, 2013

Christmas eve is for opening some presents

Hello Bloggers

Helen is here with her own Christmas gift:

'Today I’ve used another of the beautiful ‘Tis Christmas Collection, “Christmas Decorations”.  I wanted to show that a Christmas layout does not always have to be red and green.   With this softer green paper, I combined some Autumn tones to compliment the Antique Doll. 

The little bow on the left is on a tag which when pulled out reveals the journalling for Annabelle.

My Mother was the oldest of nine children, at a time when money was scarce and toys were treasured.   I once asked her what sort of toys she had as a child and her eyes glistened with tears as she described how sad she felt when her only toy, a Christmas gift from her Godparents, was broken by one of her younger sisters.   I asked what the doll looked like and scoured the state, looking for an antique doll for her 80th birthday.  She looked puzzled as she opened her gift and asked “Do you think I’m reverting to childhood?”  Having assured her I thought no such thing, she gently lifted the doll from the tissue paper, stroked her hair, examined her dress and nestled her in the crook of her arm saying, “She looks a lot like my little Annabelle that got broken all those years ago.”  Dec 2013

Meg’s Garden products used:-
‘Tis Christmas Collection, “Christmas Decorations”.
White Lace

Other products
Scrap FX - Fancy Letters
Crate paper - Avenue collection, “Trendy”
Dusty Attic - Skeleton Clock
Seam Binding, Beads, flowers, Cardstock, Stamp, Punch

Little girls always has a doll for Christmas but never an antique one - well done Helen.  Love all the layers & your choice of embellishments & the tones to highlight the beautiful doll.. Us grown up little girls always love & admire antique dolls & totally understand why they were never given one

Bye for now

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