District Garment Vintage Layout
I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas.  We did, and this year we really were all together as a family for the first time in many which made it all the more special

It's been busy in the house with visitors and visiting so I haven't really had a change to take a good look at the two fabulous DT boxes full of goodies that arrived over the last week.  One was from G45 with the amazing new collections and staples being released at CHA in January. which I'll share with you once the sneak peeks have been featured over on the G45 blog, and the second was from the lovely Darren at Jones Crafts .  Present overload or what!!!!  In Darrens box of goodies was the gorgeous new papers and embellishments by Marion Smith, beautiful buttons by Jones and some other goodies too. 

I did manage to grab a couple of hours to myself late one night and put together the vintage layout above using three of the papers from the Garment District collection that went perfectly with the photo of my Grandparents wedding taken back in 1928.  There's a hidden memory card behind the photo with more info on the picture too.  Heres a few close ups pics of the detail around the layout. 

Supply List 
District Garment papers - Marion Smith 
Junque and Gems embellishments - Marion Smith
Hampton Art Bird Cage and Swallow stamps 
May Arts pink ribbon 
Natural Button Mix by Jones Crafts 
Kaisercraft 3D Foam dots
Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Now for a Giveaway by Jones Crafts 
If you'd like to be in with a chance to win a selection of goodies from Jones Crafts hop over to their facebook page by clicking here, leave a comment on which of the brands listed in the give-away is your favourite, tag a friend in your comment and they could receive a box of goodies too.  WOW!!  a giveaway thats too good to miss :-)  Good luck

We'll, thats all from me today so have a good break if your still on your hols and catch up again in a couple of days :-) C 


  1. ooh this page is stunning! I love it loads xx

  2. What a beautiful way to showcase your grandparents' wedding day! I have several vintage photos I'd love to put into a scrapbook page -- and this gave wonderful ideas. Beautiful as always, Clare. Happy New Year, my friend! Hugs, Ruth Ann xoxo

  3. Good afternoon Clare, So pleased you had a wonderful family Christmas. Sounds like everybody had a lot of fun. I have to agree with Ruth Ann above, this is such a lovely way to show off such cherished photographs of ones family and friends. I just love it. Sadly I'm not a facebook person so won't be able to take part in the new Jones Craft giveaway, but I shall certainly be paying their website a visit very soon to have a look at their products in closer detail. I know it's not quite New Year, but I would like to wish you and yours all good wishes for 2014.
    Happy New Year!
    Margaret A.

  4. Hi Clare, So pleased your Christmas was fabulous, and you were all together once more. Ours was quiet but lovely, we saw the family on Christmas Day, we all went out for Christmas Lunch which was great. I have been furniture removing in and out of my craft room,, which was touch and go whether we got the bookcase into my craft room, but eventually managed it after taking off the legs, but the preparation in both rooms beforehand was unbelievably tedious haha, yesterday was spent re-arranging the living room ready for decorating after all the festivities are over. Tomorrow I will be sorting out all my card and paper, as it was all just shoved into the trays when they were put in the bookcase, so they are all jumbled at present, I will be sorted one day haha !!!!
    My Daughter keeps hinting (not very subtly either) that when I am baking again she would like a lemon and coconut cake !!! and my eldest Grand-daughter wants us to take her shopping for wallpaper on New Year's Day to B&Q so I can use my over 60's card to get her 10% off haha, then she will be asking me to put it up - there simply aren't enough hours in my day haha.
    If I don't post beforehand, I would love to wish you and yours a Very Happy and Healthy New Year, and I am already looking forward to your inspiration in 2014. Take care.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. I forgot to 'wax lyrical' about your layout, how remiss of me - it is stunning and the colours are gorgeous, I love it !!