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, 9 December 2016

Mandy's Days 4-7


Bumping along now!

Day 4
(very sorry for the bad photography, we really bad weather here at the moment
 so the lighting is not great)
Lizzy reminded me that I need to journal more, and her strip journaling is fabulous!
There is a site called 'Acme Labelmaker' that really is great for this!
(believe me, it looks so much better in real life!)

  So type in your words, it shows up in whatever type and colour you would like,
Then copy and paste it to a document, print it out and cut it up....

Works a treat!

 And these were the little overlays (with the lovely quotes on them) cut from a 
12x12 transparency to cover the photos


 DAY 5
I've added pom pom trim...
 I love it and try to add it into each of my december dailys!

Just stick it along the edge of the page so it overhangs

Now to pick some colours that pop on that black.
These are all Basic Grey Jovial papers.  I really love the spot one (Coal) as it
looks like baubles once the tree diecuts have been made

Add a little dimensional magic helps too!

 The colour is popping!


You can see the reverse side of the pompom trim now.

The little star is actually the left over bit (the negative) of the diecut stars from the first
page. So I've cut out along the shape to make this star and hung a little charm from it 
to pretty it up a bit 


DAY 6 
A fairly straight forward page using project life cards as bases
And love to use an oversized number from time to time too!

 Use a craft knife to cut down a side of picture on a project life card and poke 
the photo in behind.


Here's how the pompom trim looks so far with the album closed..
loving it!!

And with it standing up...
So am going to put more in!!!


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  1. The pom poms look gorgeous on your page and even more gorgeous-er when your little book is closed and they peak out. I Love them! Fabulous pages again, Mandy.

  2. Will be checking out that journal strip link, love that look! Also loving your pom-pom edging. In fact knowing you always use it I bought some for my album this year, still trying to work out how to use it though.

  3. Love love love these pages! LOVING the dark backgrounds, makes everything stand out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I'm with Julie.... loooove the brights against the black.... the journaling looks BRILL & so do those film strips. The whole lot is simply amazing!!!!!


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