Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Counting down to Christmas

Prompt 5 of my Christmas Journal. I made an advent calendar as the page was meant to be about advent calendars but I dont have one..I hate the ones with the chocolate in! The next idea for the page was to make a list of 25 things you love about Christmas....Ive done my Top 5!
Ive hidden George and Daisy behind box 2!

I am totally enjoying the xmas journal so Im trying to catch up, there are so many inspirational pages to look at on everyone's blogs. I forgot to mention in my previous post the stamped titles are from a set of stamps I bought at the Craft Den they are on sale 2 packs for £ 10...I love them. The circles are brill to decorate the backgrounds and they make great titles. I havent used the bigger letters yet but Im sure they will make an apperance in my Christmas Journal.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

More Christmas Journal....

Ive completed a few more pages for my Christmas Journals. Day 3 is about Christmas Cards. I dont know how I manage it! I include the dogs in most topics so it seem daft not to show you my doggy Christmas cards!
Day 4 is about what makes a Christmas perfect for you...Lunch with friends and a trip to the Theatre, Dreamboats and Petticoats. We had a great day out and the Show was brilliant. Im too young to know most of the but my friends were singing thier hearts out which made me giggle!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Christmas is coming...

I've finally made a start on my Christmas Journal! My friend Norma has joined in with Shimelle's online class for a couple of years so I thought this year I would have a go! I have completed the first few prompts which is "My Manifesto" and "My perfect winter weather". The 1st page was to document why you have started this book. The second prompt was to document the weather! I hate the winter months, having 3 dogs to walk it's a drag in the dark and everywhere is so muddy so I chose to document what I would like the weather to be. I would love this year to have a white Christmas. The photos on this page were taken earlier this year when we had loads of snow and I was snowed in for a few days, I loved it!
I am using a lovely pack of papers from the Craft Den its a Paper Artsy pack called Rum and Raisin. I've also finished my page from this week's Craft Den Class. We used some amazing stamps that Lyyne now has on sale in the shop. We decorated the stamped image with stickles, punched flowers and butterflies. I cut round the stamped flourishes to frame the photo.

I am busy next week so will miss the last scrapbooking class before Christmas so I hope you all have a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year. Lynne mentioned that she will be having a sale after Christmas so Im sure it wont be long before I pop up to Craft Den again to grab a bargain or too!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Saturday's sewing workshop

On Saturday I attended my monthly sewing class, we made a Christmas Table Runner. It was a great project to use up all our fabric scraps. We appliqued christmas trees on the centre. I quilted the table runner with an all over star pattern. We had a great teacher, Norma was very patience with us! The highlight of the Christmas workshop each year is the hot turkey and stuffing sandwiches, they were as tasty as ever!

I wrapped my first Christmas present this weekend. I found a great gift bag to keep them in, its for one of my very good crafting friends!

Friday, 4 December 2009

Last night's Craft Den class

This is my layout from last night's Craft Den Class. Im sorry I dont know what range of papers we used as I was too eager to get going....what I really mean is I didnt pay enough attention (sorry Lynne)! What I do know is that Lynne now has a paper room, it's crammed full 12x12 papers, it's lovely to see it all neatly stacked. If you havent seen it already, it's worth a visit.

Im off out for my 1st Christmas Lunch today and then we are off to the Theatre to see Dreamboats and Petticoats...I cant wait!