Friday, 20 January 2012

December Daily - Pages 16 to 21

 As promised I'm back with more pages from my December Daily album!  Again, all the papers are by MME, inked with walnut stain distress ink.  I used some Dovecraft number stickers for the 17th's date and added a large journalling tag, also by MME as I had no photos for this day.  As we spent the day watching Christmas films I added a couple of strips of Tim Holtz' film strip ribbon and some gold stars that had fallen off a Christmas garland!
 On the 18th I made the mincemeat for my mince pies so thought I'd add the recipe to a kraft recipe card by MME.  I made a little pocket for the recipe card and added some lace along the top edge.  To add a bit of interest to the page I cut the edge with Tim Holtz' plaque and postage on the edge die, punched some holes and added a tinsel ribbon handle for turning the page over.
 The 20th was another photo heavy day.  So not only did I create another fold out page but added an extra page too!  We took the children to a tea party with Santa at a local garden centre.  This is the second time we've been - they absolutely love it!  While we're waiting for tea to be served Santa comes and chats to all the children then after tea they visit him in his grotto to receive a gift.  The first photo is on the outside of the fold out page showing my children talking to Santa.  I added the date with glitter stickers and wrote "Tea with Santa" with a gold gel pen.
 On the other side of the fold out page I added a photo to the back of the photo on the front showing my daughter during tea.  I added "wow!" with glitter stickers.  The page under the fold out flap has a picture of my Son with Santa in the grotto.
 The extra page shows my daughter in the grotto and I added a bit of journalling on a circular tag and a bow from my stash.
 On the reverse of that page is a photo of my Son during tea and another journalling tag.  I added a present charm to the bottom of the tag which I coloured with copics to match the papers.
 The 21st was my husband's birthday so another fold out page!  I circled the date on a calendar tag with some red stickles.
I added "happy birthday" with glitter stickers adding some of the letters over the photo of my husband blowing out his candles :).  Being four days until Christmas I was obviously rather busy but made a chocolate cake simply decorated with some icing snowflakes so he didn't feel too left out!  He really doesn't like his birthday being so close to Christmas as it does tend to get rather overlooked so I always try to make as much fuss as I can manage during this hectic week!

I hope you like it!  Not many pages left to show you now!  Thanks for looking! x

1 comment:

Andrea C said...

You truly are one gifted crafter. Everything you make is lush! x