Today’s story is all about my obsession with Lush bath products – and baths in general. Shopping for lush bath bombs is a treat my partner and I love to share. It’s a bit of a tradition – we get delicious sugary coffees from Starbucks and wander around the QVB until the smell of Lush lures us in. Admittedly, it’s not an exclusively ‘december’ story but the Christmas edition is always extra fun. This year the shopping part happened in November but I’m fresh out of a lovely Star Dust sparkley bath and looking forward to using the Lord Misule bomb next.
I wanted something to highlight the fabulous blues in my photos so even though its only December 2nd I’m changing up the colour scheme. Gold and black seemed was way to go.
Initially, the spread had me stumped. The snowflake and christmas tree ephemera in my stash just didn’t seem to work. But as soon as I reached into my regular stash, everything flowed quite quickly. It started with the bath sticker which is from my planner (Lime & Mortar). The thickers used on this thread are skinny deep blue letters, from AC Studio Calico March Kit Thickers 2014, and the Shimelle Christmas number. The cards are home made with a combination of papers from Studio Calico Magical christmas line, the Kaisercrafts A Touch of Gold 6×6 pad, which is more celebration than christmas, and the very ‘not christmas’ Project Life chalkboard kit.
So my tips of how to approach telling stories that are not overtly christmasey (like decorating the tree or baking cookies) are:
- Pull a couple of ephemera pieces from your regular stash – anything that highlights the story since it’s the story that is most important
- Mix and match – christmas papers mixed with regular scrapbooking paper will help link the two elements
- Modify, hack and diy your Christmas items- a Christmas tree can become 3 triangles, snowflake limbs can be cut into arrows
Who else adores amazing fragrances, bubbles and fun coloured water?