Monday, 16 January 2017

Birthday Joy.

Another festive birthday, Kevin's dad celebrates on the 28th, so this always helps us to extend the season.

The page is translucent as I had used a dotted vellum on the 27th, I just had to make sure I Put the photo and embellished parts of the pages back to back.  Using double sided papers helped too!

The title was scripted by me along with some very short journalling.  As they were in the middle of having an extension built, the walls were bare breeze blocks.  Despite this, they still decorated for Christmas, including stapling some old white wall paper and adding starts and snowflakes with sellotape!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

The Perfect Gift

Hannah gave Father Christmas a tricky job this year, as she asked for a cocktail trolley as her main gift!


Luckily, he managed to track down this Art Deco style trolley... she loved it!

I used dotty vellum for the page and added the photo and double sided papers in the centre, ready for the 28th photo to go onto the reverse of this central section.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Best Fake Santa Ever

My husband played the part of Father Christmas towards the end of term in the Special School he teacher in.. One of the siblings of the children said he was, "the best fake Santa ever!" What a compliment!


I did manage to get a photo of him in the red suit for my journal.  The title is a mix of Thickers and hand lettering, the other embellishments on the page are lots of different types of very old stash, Santa appears often it seems!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Boxing Day

A lovely day relaxing at my sister's house this year.


I just included candid photos of the family in front of the log burner, watching the flames dancing and of the boys firing missiles of paper and ping pong balls across the lounge.:)

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Christmas Day

Christmas seems so long ago now, but here I am showing you my Christmas Day pages.
The 6x6 page that backed the Christmas Eve page gave me extra space for the Christmas day photos. One aspect of Christmas Day I hadn't recorded in earlier journals was that of morning Mass, so I took a cheeky picture of my daughters in front of the crib in church.  I did want my son to be there too, but he had sneaked off.


The other photos are of my sister, brother and me just before dinner, and the table ready for lunch. Funnily enough there were no pictures of gifts, all I seemed to have recorded this year were the family moments.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Christmas Eve

Two pages for this day, I went a little crazy with the embellishments so had little room for the journalling.


I squeezed this onto an additional 6x6" page, all about the film we went to see on Christmas Eve.  "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" was a totally new spin on the world of Harry Potter, set back in the 1920s.  I am looking forward to further installments!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Snapchat Fun!

My brother's birthday falls on the 23rd of December and has always marked the start of Christmas for our family.


We went out for a pub lunch this year, and he and I messed about with the festive filters on Snapchat; ending up with both of us looking like reindeer!