WE'RE DOING DECEMBER! Whether you pre-plan your December Daily or create as you go along in the Christmas month; make your own covers or decorate ready-made ones, use Project Life style with plastic sleeves and pockets or create your own pages. Maybe you havent made one before and ask 'I cant think what I'd fill a page with everyday?' We'll help with that! Whatever your style we'd love to see it! Here you will find a seasonal blog open from 1st November to 31st January each year. We hope that this will become a wonderful resource of sharing, prompts and inspiration. What is a December Daily? Its a mini-album recording your daily memories capturing the spirit of December. Bring it out with your decorations each year and remember Christmases past. Scroll down on the right side bar and you will find past December Daily albums of each Designer. Check their 'journey' link too, this will give you some great tips and scroll a little further down and you will see the albums categorised into types for easier searching :) Now - 'Let's December Daily'!

Tuesday 30 December 2014

Deb's Days 24 - 26 and an "In-Betweener"

Well I'm on the home stretch with my December Daily.   Here are the last of my pages.   I was considering going further than my usual Boxing Day finish this year, but my little journal has become quite chunky. 

DAY 24
This became a day/night page. Taking inspiration from Mandy's gorgeous Book of Lists (just love this idea).  Glued a large tag to the page, stamped stars then used green and blue gelatos to fill the background and over the tag.  Shaded the outline of the tag with water colour pencils and filled in some of the stars.    Onto the night page.....used a transparency window again inspired by Mandy.  After I had painted the background a dark navy I brushed on some opal dust when it was dry. This is very sparkly.

and that page led to another "in-betweener"....... basically all done with watercolour pencils and a green inktense block to colour the background. 
You can see the reverse side of the 'window' on the left

DAY 25
This was done over 4 pages.  Printed out a collage photo onto plain paper, stuck that to the first page then glued some paper (which I received as a gift wrap) over this page and pages 2 and 4.
It all seemed like a good idea at the time but I can tell you, it was as trying as covering school books with contact!   This paper had a "plastic" feel to it and it crinkled everywhere when I tried to spread it over the page......grrrrr.  Trying to pull it off was useless so it stayed.   I used a different wrapping paper for page 3 then folded it back to form a pocket to hold a 4x6 photo of the collage, a tag about our day,  a recipe and also the food we ate.  

On the 2nd page folded back to form the pocket.......I've attached a length of twine to the outside of the pocket (Santa sticker is holding it down) and then punched holes in what I was putting in the pocket and tied it with the other end of the twine so that if it falls out it is still attached.

DAY 26
The letters, journaling and stamping was done first with permanent pen, then painted the letters with mists and the background with yellow inktense block.

I have come to the end of this year's December Daily as far as my pages go but will be back to share my main front cover and inside pocket later.

Hope you all having as much fun with  your December Dailys as I have had creating mine.  We would love for you to share them with us HERE.


  1. Congrats for making it to the end Deb! Your book looks spectacular!! Love the folded pocket and attachment twine - great idea! LOL at your wrapping paper which turned out to be like contact! That was worth a giggle for someone like me who thinks in pictures and having had disasterous issues with contact and books before! ANyway - total work of art (and love)!

  2. WOW! Finished all your pages - all amazing and beautiful! Trying to catch up a bit with mine, getting there slowly! Loving your folded pocket - might just try somthing similar.

  3. Wonderful pages so colorful :) Congrats on getting it completed a fantastic accomplishment

  4. I have loved your pages Deb. The little bits and pieces to look out for with little pockets, lists and tags holding in other tags etc. I have enjoyed all the pages, I will have to have a look at them all again to try to pick favourites. Congratulations on a job well done!

  5. Wow Deb. Your album loves gorgeous.


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