Monday, January 28, 2013

JYC a year late

Shimelle runs this little course called Journal Your Christmas (JYC) which I started subscribing to in 2010 when I spent Christmas in Turkey.

I realise that you are meant to do the project in the current year, but 2011 was a bit of a whirlwind for me, so rather than start a new one this December (2012) I felt I should finish last year's first. There were only 16 pages that I wanted to do, partly because of time and partly because most of that year we were in and out of hospital.So without further are the pages...

I have come to realise that I don't actually like pages with no photos so i added a couple of similar photos to pages with only journalling.

The papers & embellishments were primarily Peppermint Twist by We R Memory Keepers, some Christmas Fancy by Dovecraft.

I think I am now going to start my 2012 album, but along the same lines - only selected pages because with the house move and other things I didnt follow all the prompts.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


A long time no see...well I saw, I just didn't post my own little piece of chaos on the blog of loveliness that is Julia's domain.

We moved in to our new home 20th Dec, so crafting has been usurped by DIY and trying to settle Little Miss A into a new house and a new routine. None of which has been entirely successful....YET!! I'm calling them works in progress.

So as to my workspace....normally it's called a coffee table, but for the moment it suffices my crafty urges. I am working on a project for next Christmas, but only cos time overtook me on this year.

Glitter, spray glue and a wipeable table cloth (well it is a new coffee table)...and we went from this bland version

to this lovely sparkly glittery version

Mum loves them now, she hangs her favourite baubles from them but they did look a wee bit bland on the mantle piece at Christmas this year. Next year they will be all shiny and bright.

Hope you all have a lovely crafty wednesday and join in the fun.