Monday, 29 December 2014

Christmas in the Kitchen

Since as early as I can remember, our family Christmas doesn't begin until pancake breakfast is made and eaten. It's always the men that make the meal. The women take the position that they're cooking the turkey dinner so 'boys don your aprons, grab your spatulas and man your frying pans'. It wouldn't be Christmas morning without pancakes and sausage...oh and bacon and maybe a wee drop of Bailey's too.

This layout is in response to two challenges; Danie's GDT Anniversary Challenge - Party9 at sketches4all and  the Sketch~n~Scrap challenge, #70, of December 1st 2014, designed by Lisa Hidy.

For Danie's GDT sketches4all Anniversary Challenge "Christmas Countdown" I needed to use:
5 wooden veneers - I have 10 wooden buttons coloured using red and blue ink
4 cardstock stickers - I have 5; 4 hearts and 1 star
3 different fonts - I have 4; Christmas, in the, Kitchen and 2006
2 photos - Dad with pancakes and the boys in their aprons
1 stitching real or faux - I machine stitched the Christmas Tree in green and the tree base in brown

Lots of embellishments were needed to satisfy Danie's challenge. That made this challenge right up my alley because I think embellishments are so much fun. I admit I went a little bit crazy with them on this layout.


  1. Oh my goodness, that stitched tree is so gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  2. Loved reading of your Christmas breakfast tradition! The layout is great too really like that button tree! Thanks for sharing with Sketch~N~Scrap!

  3. What a wonderful tradition and simply amazing interpretation of the sketch! Love, love, love the Christmas tree, so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap and wishing you a fabulous New Year. xx

  4. What beautiful tradition. Fantastic take and love the tree. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap.