Monday, 11 December 2017

A Handmade Card

Every year I have to choose one of the cards I have made to go into my journal. 

This also makes for a really fast page as I simply mount the card onto some papers, add a few embellishments and the job is done.  I chose a card made mainly with stamping and a little bit of die cutting this year.  The stamp set came free with a magazine, I was pleased with how it turned out.

Inside the card is the journalling and a sparkly star.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

The Plan

The plan for December is always a really quick and easy page. I found a free printable from a blog called Stitch in Time, printed it onto card and just added the events by using my home calendar.

The space at the start of the month left room for a title, the date and a few embellishments...

and I'm sure I will add some more events as the festive season continues.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Click and Collect

The prompt for today was about how Christmases have changed over the years.  As I popped into town to pick up a few gifts ordered online it truck me that even ten years ago I would not be buying presents using the internet, hence the theme of my page.

The photo is of our local shopping centre, I was sitting enjoying a coffee and the lights reflecting in the glass dome above.

A die cut tree made for an ideal embellishment (with a few added gems) and the title sums up how many of us shop today.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Cosy Jumper?

Day three of the journal was about getting cosy during the winter months.  I cheated a little by using a photo of a new felt decoration I stitched for the tree this year, a little reindeer jumper.

When I put the dining room tree up earlier in the week I found lots of hand stitched decorations from the past few years, I've even taken to sewing the date on the back of each one. 

More Kaiserkraft Holly Jolly papers, along with washi tape, gems and Tim Holtz mini die cuts.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

December Second

Another JYC page.

I didn't follow the prompt today as it was our work night out, so this was the subject of my page. More Holly Jolly papers, I used a 6x4" PL card on top as a space for the title, photo and journalling.

It has a similar feel to Day 1 with the same size page and choice of embellishments.

I used two types of stickers for the title along with a hand scripted opening phrase to accompany the photo of my red, glittery shoes which only really get an airing in the festive season.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

December First

A bit late getting moving with my journal this year, after a very busy weekend I managed to complete two pages tonight.

For the first I decided to journal about this being my tenth journal and how, when I started back in 2007, I had no idea I would still be journalling now.

I've made a 6x8" page using Kaiserkraft Holly Jolly papers and embellishments. The little tree is from the Tim Holtz mini-dies, I intend using one of them on each page; they took a lot of effort to make, so I want to keep them.

The title is made from a mix of letters, stickers, tiles and a few Thickers. Washi, sparkly snowflakes and words cut from the branding strip finished off this  first page. Need to catch up!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

JYC Number 10!

The tenth year I will be making a Christmas journal, I've made a start on the album cover, adding papers and decorating it.

I'm going back to Simple Stories 6x8 pocket pages and am using mainly Kaiserkraft papers.

A local craft shop closed back in the spring, so I picked up the papers and embellishments then with an eye to making my album. 

The cover is embellished with die cut greens (Tim Holtz and Docrafts), an inked and embossed Tim Holtz wood slice from kraft card, a stag (Docrafts) and part of the retro Christmas sentiment.  I cut this from red foam and topped it with rose gold card.

A small tag added the date to the front, I used the same style on the spine too.  December begins tomorrow!!