just an old-fashioned girl

Hello and welcome. I'm glad you dropped by. If you´re looking for something a little nostalgic of bygone eras with a timeless elegance and a little modern twist – in other words, something slightly “retro” – then you should feel right at home here in my shabby chic room. Month by month, there will always be something new to see so I hope you´ll enjoy your stay and come back again soon.

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Christmas Carol Preview 2

Here´s the second preview of A Christmas Carol. All in all I´m pleased with the way this kit turned out though it was a lot of work and I was really tired by the time I´d finished it. So tired in fact that it wasn´t until I viewed the second preview with fresh eyes the following morning that I noticed something that sent me racing to Photoshop to alter one of the elements. Strange how something that looked like a spatter of sparkling holly berries one day could look so remarkably like a trail of blood the next day, transforming a Christmas kit into something more suitable for Halloween! As you can see it´s now a scattering of glittering blue gems which coordinates nicely not only with the single sapphire shown on the right but also with the jewelled Christmas tree and of course with the many background papers in this kit.

As I´ve said before, it blends in well with Noel Nouveau but with its 16 backgrounds, 41 elements and 10 frames it´s certainly large enough to stand on its own so it´s more a coordinating kit than an add on.

Hope you´ll like what I´ve shown in this second preview.


  1. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!! This might be my favorite of all your kits though Big Dog has a special place in my heart. :o)

  2. Thank you, Diane. You´ve just won yourself a special place in MY heart!

  3. I am still in awe...so many wonderful papers and elements. The jewelled Christmas tree is so very unique but so are the pearl and gem tree and heart. And how about the jewelled heart and stocking. Love the moon and stars paper and element. Well, I could just go on and on about every aspect of the kit. Love the vintage look and feel, but as always your kits are so versatile. I can't wait to make LOs of my grandchildren using A Christmas Carol.

  4. More beautiful and exciting things...and more BIRDS! Thank you for creating all this loveliness.

  5. I see you´ve noticed the silver swan, Jean. It comes from the carol, The Twelve Days Of Christmas. I thought it more elegant than the "lords a-leaping"!