Sunday, 21 December 2008

Oh I'm so behind!!

This is an anniversary card I made for Paul's mum and dad its a pop up card and I've used distress inks to colour my hangler image. Patterned papers were from a scrapagogo kit.

This is day 3 (read post below to find out why I'm so behind!) All my christmas cards are different this year as I've used sketches and challenges. I ve really enjoyed doing them. The photo below shows my journaling inside the card. I've just attatched it with ribbon to my book rings.

Ha ok so I did go awol lol! Thanks for the comment Jane put my butt into gear lol!

Well unfortunately I ve not kept very up to date with JYC I think I made it upto day 7! Things have just gone manic here, I've been making cards writing cards shopping making gifts hospital visits (not me Laura has had an ear op now) and Ollie has finally perked up a bit too. Finally last night I wrapped and bagged up my hand made gifts (duely forgot to take photos derr!) and sat down and chilled! Any way all starts again tomorrow with my hospital check up and then hopefully when we get home some baking (mince pies jam tarts mmm yum!) I'm dreading my food shop need to find a babysitter as I'm not taking the kids. Last year we queued up the isles for ages. Will take some pictures of everyones gifts when they've opened them and I'll post after the big day!!

nite nite xx

Monday, 8 December 2008

Not gone awol!

I'm still here!! Had a busy weekend cleaning and putting our Christmas tree up gotta say I love it! Will post a piccie when I get chance.
Ollie has been poorly most of the weekend too. Took him down to A and E today but hes ok just got a bad throat so not drinking enough etc and all that goes with it. Hes asleep now!
I am keeping up with JYC and will post pics eventually!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

A cold crisp morning

Heres day 2 of JYC. I loved doing this last night I really need to speed up a bit though I thought if I already had some of it ready I would be quicker.... alas not the case, I'm still humming and harring over embelishments! I made a little bead pin for this just next to the snowman. My journaling documents the weather yesterday.

This is how it looks today! Its all crisp and glistening and sunny too but soooo cold! I do like days like this but I like to be wrapped up warm inside too.
I was a busy bee last night making blessing boxes filled with choccies for teachers and play group leaders. But then at bedtime I couldn't sleep (again!) so I got up and made a stampin' up wish list... Its huge! lol! Then I happened to wander over to willow tree crafts and the organized and inspired scrapbooker fell into my trolley along with some calendar stamps! Gosh! How did that happen??? Think I might have a little look at it when it comes and then tell Paul the children can buy it me for xmas ha!
Right off to make a to do list for today.
Hugs x

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Journal your Christmas Dec 1st

This is my front cover, sorry for the poor scan. I love these wassail papers.I decided to go for an 8x8 scallop book this year. This one is from craftwork cards. Its very eclectic inside already I've used lots of different christmas papers and envelopes and acetate. This is the first page,my manifesto. Much the same as the one on the prompt with just a few words missing and in list form. Lots of inked edges ( everything looks better with ink on it lol!) and then stamped with inkadinkadoo snow clear stamps. Added stickles (A girls gotta have bling!) and little gems.
Todays prompt is weather.... and guess what??? We had snow this morning!! Great big huge flakes! Unfortunately it didn't last long and most of it has turned to mush now. :(
Ollie found that he could climb on the table today to open the matchbox calendar to eat the chocolate pennies! Luckily Laura caught him before he ate them all! He hasn't got the concept yet that we only do it once a day!
Back later to link up to the forum.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Journal your Christmas.

Looking forward to today its the 1st of December and that means journal your Christmas with Shimelle! I did it last year and have loved looking back through it this year. I've gone for 8x8" this time to give me more space to journal. I'll update later with pictures.
Spent last night making snowman soup for gifts and pink atc s for a swap. Had great fun!
The children have opened the advent calendars this morning to find white chocolate coins and a "making Christmas cards " day. I think I'll set them off then leave them to see what they come up with!
Happy journaling xx