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'!

Friday, 4 December 2015

Mandy's Days 2 & 3

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Day 2
Here I've used one of my transparency pages.
These are older Hambly Screen Print transparencies.
 (So very difficult to photograph without reflections but I've kinda managed! )

 Day 3
You can see Day 1's page in the background which is fabulous...

 Here's how the two pages (day 2 &3) work together back to back.
A single layer of acetate...

I printed and cut matching sized photos to go back and front on the acetate.

The same with the black chalkboard journal block with I cut in half. 
I had two full sized journal blocks - so that worked well.

Caution!! Made the mistake here of having 'upside down' photos when the page was
flipped over... these pics need to be up the other way!

Adding a clear piece of acetate on the underside of the Hambly Screen Print,
so the sequins could be trapped inside to  become a 'shaker' page. 
I placed the sequins in between the two pages before any sewing -
 the static electricity held them in place well enough.
(yep these photos still need to be turned up the other way- hadnt realised at this stage yet either!)

Sewing two photos (top and underneath) in place stops the sequins falling and becoming trapped behind the photos.  And repeated with the other two sets, 
then sewed around the outside edges of the page.
 (The gold light on Paige's face is from the sewing machine light reflecting down)

 Day's 1 and 2 together...
(now the silver stars are reflecting awfully!)
The sequins look green here, but they are actually pewter grey.

Day 3 
With the photos up the right way!  How after sewing them wrongly??? 
Weeeeell, take a closer look!
You can see I reprinted, inked and stuck a slightly smaller photo on top of the upside down 
ones to keep the sewn edges seen!
And to be honest... it turned out really effective!!  A great mistake in a very good way!

We've added the 
'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

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We'd love to see them!



  1. These are just gorgeous, Mandy. You are the master of transparencies.

  2. Looks amazing! LOVING the darker background!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Now that's a shaker! Looks absolutely amazing!

  4. Hah! Totally clever.....love that 'double sided' idea.....after one day, I've worked out I should have allowed myself a LOT more room....aaah well....next year;)!!! Love how you've constructed these pages:):)

  5. Love these pages :) you did an excellent job with the transparency :) Ahh the cat and Christmas time, memories of being a kid and our Timmy did the same :)


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