Monday, December 29, 2014

You're My Treasure Layout by Kay

Happy Holidays fellow Berry71Bleu fans!  Kay here with my project for the December challenge.  This month's challenge is all about Winter.  Now I know this may sound crazy but I actually prefer the chilly/cold season versus heat & humidity.  There's something about drinking that warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa in the Winter months that I find truly rewarding--it's a simple pleasure that I thoroughly enjoy.

I decided to craft a recent photo of my son taken for the Holidays.  My project is a Winter/Christmas themed layout that I felt fit the theme for this month's challenge.

The December Mood Board Challenge, hosted by Mandy, is about celebrating the breathtaking
array of fresh fallen show and ice
that is abundant this time of year. Whether you are a snow bunny or prefer to sit inside by a fire, we want to see how you cope with the winter chill!

I've used several digital images from our sponsor Gecko Galz.  The Santa & reindeer tag are both from Gecko Galz.

The adorable deer peeking out from behind the cluster of embellishments is also a digital image from Gecko Galz.  I printed all the images out on 65 lbs white card stock & fussy cut a few of the images out.  These images are fantastic quality & make for wonderful embellishments to any layout, card or altered project.

My design is based on a sketch by Page Drafts.  Looking forward to seeing your projects...

Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month!

1st Prize:
Tando Creative Chipboard Prize Package

Prize: Brush Stroke Trees; 3 Clocks in 1 (Partial Package); Number Set - Arthur (Partial Package);
Words - Cute Love, Baby Girl, Beautiful; Grid - Square; Bauble Branch - Large; Contemporary Christmas Tree;
Snowflake Plaque; Lace Effect Borders; Tando Minis - Snowflakes (Partial Package); Holly Flourishes
2nd Prize:
Gecko Galz $25 Shopping Spree

Random Prize:
2 Handmade Tags from Berry71Bleu

(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)



Tando Creative Limited, formed in August 2009, is an online retailer of chipboard, stencils and other fantastic products based in the UK. Tando Creative provides a laser cutting and engraving service specifically to the craft industry. They do their own manufacturing, so all their products are British made. Tando Creative uses high quality greyboard (2.25mm) and white lined board (2mm) for all their products. Tando Creative chipboard takes all sorts of treatment including heat, triple embossing, most types of paint, inks, pens, markers and emulsion brilliantly! All Tando board can be used with embossing folders to produce stunning effects. The Tando Creative Minis Range (1.2mm) are more delicate products and are light enough to use on cards, ATC'S and smaller projects. 

Tando Creative holds regular Workshops at Tando HQ, showcase at art shows and frequently demo and teach at various retailer outlets in the UK. There is an "almost" daily dose of inspiration on their blog. Tando Creative also hosts monthly challenges on their challenge blog, where a prize up for grabs every month!

Gecko Galz was started by designer/artist Leanne Seed in 2000, who’s love of all things vintage and her artistic background inspired her to create a line of digital products for other paper artists to enjoy. We welcome you to step outside the scrapbook box and discover a treasure trove of digital collage sheets, stamps, papers and ideas that will fan the flames of inspiration around every turn. Come discover what makes Gecko Galz a Unique and One of a kind Paper Crafting Store!

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells 

one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, 
altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can 
be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through
her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they
will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!


  1. Kay, this is a positively delightful layout. What an adorable son you have! Love the the red branch and all the wild life scattered around. A total fav!

  2. Great design Kay! You're little one is super cute! I love the pop of red on this page. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  3. The image of your son is so beautiful! Your page is gorgeous with perfect pops of red and Christmas details!

  4. Beautiful page Kay! ;-) So sweet and such a great design! Love it! ;-)


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