Friday, 20 December 2013

December Daily Days 5-10

Hi again!

Here today sharing some more of my December Daily album. This post has taken on a life of it's own so I will warn you there are quiet a few photos and some personal words but please enjoy!!

Again, so much fun putting this together!!

Here we go with day 5

Not a great deal to share about this day but there is some of that gorgeous washi, my day number using the epiphany star bubble thing with the number from Heidi's Believe ephemera pack. Oh, and a little tab right up the top, Oh What Fun!

Day 6

I just couldn't bring myself to cover over that poinsetta print - beautiful! So, instead I worked with it and took up nearly 3 pages but love how it turned out! Some October Afternoon mini market letters, some Heidi Swapp alphas and again the day number. That cute little frame was cut into the page already and I just love that you can get a peek at what's behind!!

The 2 pages you open up to :) Some more ephemera pieces and low and behold, more washi!! I have also used a "remember" sentiment from a Heidi Swapp stamp set I have :)

And a close up of what is happening on the LHS :) I made a little flap, stuck down pictures of my 2 favourite pieces of art from my son, added some washi (again!!), banner delights from the Believe range and some more ephemera. Oh, and used some of my scraps of off cut papers to mount my photos :)

Day 8

Yes! I did miss a day! No, not intentionally at all!! Day 7 sits next to Day 8 but on the right hand side. I had stuck down everything for Day 8 then realised I had them backwards. BUT I decided to just go with it!!

So, Day 8....

Nothing particularly fancy but there is indeed some washi - right under the title and the little bits of paper washi that come on a sheet. Gold thickers (beautiful IRL!!), more mini market alphas and my day number. 

Day 7

This page started as a black and white numbers page which I do love but I found my photo was sort of blending in. I have had this piece of vellum in my stash for ages and have been hanging for a chance to use it - voila!! I love that it has green stars which meant I could add red and gold and we have a Christmassy bit of vellum!! So, on went the vellum, the washi and the banner delights. Stitched down with my gold thread (IN LOVE!! Did I tell you that already??!). Red photo journalling pen and photo with some natural and gold coloured twine, my day number and another day done!

Day 9

SANTA PHOTOS!! For those of you that know me well you may be surprised to see that we had these so "late" this year. I am a stress head! I do not like crowds at shopping centres at the best of times but shopping centres AT Christmas WITH kids, ARGH!! (I find that there are too many people that have lost their manners and forget that other people exist!) But I decided very early on this year that I was NOT going to stress out this year. It is Christmas, MY favourite time of the year and I am going to ENJOY it and LOVE it! And hopefully pass on my love for the magic of this time of year to my little men. No, Christmas is not all about Santa and the presents but at not quiet 4 and just over 12 months I'm going with it and telling my boys (Jacob more so) that Christmas is about family. And love. And being together. And giving. And believing. So the fact is, my big boy believes and LOVES Santa. You can't see it in this pic - one rubs off on the other - but you can in his own. 

Love that paper! Didn't want to cover too much of it. There is a little glassine bag with red polka dots attached behind the 3x4 vellum card that I have both journalled on and gold embossed on and that little bag was attached directly to the page. An ephemera piece, some Studio Calico gold sticker stars, some silver buzz words and 2 little wallet sized photos in the bag.

This kid LOVES Santa!!

This one, not quiet convinced as yet but that's ok. No tears or tantrums, one happy Mumma!!

Next to the page of the boys with Santa is a gorgeous clear printed acetate sheet - love it, didn't touch it!!

After that, a very cute little tag! 

Here is the front

Some gold washi, banners, left over paper scraps, a wood veneer piece from Freckled Fawn and a stamped and embossed sentiment from Elles Studio.

And the back

Banners, ephemera, some mini market numbers and more stamping and embossing this time on vellum.

And last for today is our Day 10

As the title suggests, this day we wrote out letters to Santa. Well, I wrote and the boys drew. It was fun though. I took copies of the letters and printed onto 6x4 matte photo paper. I made this page into a pocket when I stuck down the photo. there is some vellum behind the mini polaroid frame which I used my gold thread to sew around. More mini market alphas with more gold stitching and one of the buzz words from the Believe collection. NO WASHI!! But there is our little star day number :)

If you have read this far, WOW! and thank you so much!

I hope you are enjoying seeing what me and family are up to this Silly Season, though I am behind! But it's getting done and we are enjoying this year - mostly stress free!!

I hope that you are managing to keep up with your DD if you are playing along or at least enjoying the process!! 

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love what you're doing with your album- I'm using my Heidi album for my Elf on the Shelf :-)