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'!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Mandy's Days 19 - 22

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Oh my how close Christmas is now!

Day 19
Another transparency page! Got to love them!
It's always good to remember to get your pets too into your December Daily
Yes... this one is a pet, though its great to get your local wildlife too!

 Here the page is closed and you can see through to the underneath page

 I had this great transparency from a while back from my 'Messy Box' by 'A Beautiful Mess' subscription, so it got cut down and had the black denim fabric spine sewn to it

and added a little gold pocket full of sequins and stars just for interest.

I cut the top off where the ties are and sewed it across the top of the page where the seam is on the black denim, the little bag can be flipped up,.

Day 20
The underside of the transparency..... and you can see through to the page where the 'grinch' hands are! LOL    Because this was an early Christmas family gathering, there were a lot of photos I wanted to include, so behind the double photo is a pocket where little stars are poking out.  These little stars are attached to more photos.  The photo of 'Chirp' on the other side of the transparency is the same size as the the mounted double photos on this side - so all is concealed well.

As you can see.... it holds lots of photos of cousins, grandparents, parents, aunties and uncles!

Day 21 
Both my girls sung in the choir for Carols by Candlelight, and taking a long range lense made all the difference to be able to get those close up photos.  Otherwise, that last photo down the bottom would have been the best I could get!
My lense isnt the best in the world, but at least I got what I needed for my page!

Day 22
OMGosh... I had the best time  with this page!  Probably unlike a lot you who are really great at stamping and embossing - I'm a complete beginner.. but I got into this and the result...weeeeell I dont think I can put down that Stampendous Embossing Enamel! 
 Look at these trees!! (the blue and white ones)  The red one is another brand....still quite good and I toned it down by adding some white gel pen, but not quite like Stampendous!  All just perfect for my little handmade figures!

I've only got three colours of this Stampendous range... but I'll be adding MORE!
Look at those specks of gold and silver through the blue tree!!  What a joyous surprise this was! I couldnt believe my eyes as the heat gun moved over it (you probably already knew this - but still - I was gasping!)

I've kept these photos quite big so you can really see the effect!

And the white...

Okay... my new obsession!

I hope your December Daily's are well on their way! 
Share them with us!
'Completed Pages' link .....
Hope to see your 2015 pages!
 And you can link your pre-planning or stash photos up

And if you have your Covers done....
upload them  HERE 

And you can even share your  previous December Daily's
We'd love to see them!


  1. Gorgeous! LOVING all the gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mandy, these pages are just delightful. Every little detail is gorgeous. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your day 22 - how cool are those little trees.

  3. Well I've done loads of heat embossing and I still can't quite believe it as I watch its magic happen. Fabulous pages Mandy and here's to your new obsession!

  4. Absolutely smashing! Love every bit, especially the embossing. Which is TOTALLY fun!!!


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