I really liked the sketch this week on Twisted Sketches http://www.twistedsketches.com/ and it has resulted in one of my most simple layouts for a long time. I chose stripy paper and this pic of my bro-in-law in his stripy hat on Christmas day. I loved this smiley pic and had wanted to scrap it for a while and was glad to steer away from the usual Christmas colours.
I love my sexy new leather look thickers. I wanted them to stand out so painted a grey matt liberally doused in glitter - which tends not to photograph very well!
Overall an effective page with a little sprinkling of magic - hope you like it!