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Sunday, 31 December 2017

Mandy's Days 19 - 24


Now that the Christmas rush is over, I've been able to sit down and have a lovely play with my Christmas stash...

DAY 19
This was such  a special day for Paige's graduating from university that there were many photos, so adding a 'card' like structure to the page helped add in quite a few extras.
(A little side-note:  I did make the little graduation hat jar Paige is holding... its filled with mostly $5 notes. The hat took no time to make out of black cardboard and a gold tassel...  she was thrilled to bits!) 

 This torn out page look stamp spelled 'study' to me lol, so went with it down the side 
(its actually a 11 1/2inch stamp)  using some 'Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel', though havent heat set it here yet.

The stuck-in  card  has been layered and stitched around the edges with my sewing machine.
I've used a stencil with some texture paste and a cute little 'graduation' die with glitter paper

Opening the card up.......

...... there is quite a bit of extra space for photos - got to love that!
And a bright bit of washi tape!

DAY 20
This was a simple block design.  I print my photos at home in any measurements and like to have a white border around them especially against the black background. These groups of photos just clicked into place including a journaling block.  Just add stickers (grin)

DAY 21
Again it was a day of wanting to add four photos so went a block-ish design
 to compliment the opposing page.  
This time the glitter numbers are in red - the white kind of disappeared into the photos.  

I too, like Tracey am trying to use up my rubons.  At last the white ones will be rubbed on to the black background and look good.... my problem.... rubons are not my friend! 
I struggle - you can see where I've rubbed and rubbed to get the jolly things to stick!

DAY 22
More rubons used!

DAY 23
I've been excited to use a gorgeous Penny Black stamp for this page...
(I'm no great stamper or embosser - but love to have a go and even experiment)

Hmmmm,   I'm not sure about this... Stampendous Shabby Green... weeeeell....
I can honestly say.. there isnt much if any 'green' in it!  It didnt look a whole lot different to my 'Shabby White'!  Never mind because........

........out with the smooch colours 
(sundance, siren, moccha)
I've tried a million ways to photograph this close up so you can see the beautiful sheen Smooch produce, but to no avail... my camera just wont pick it up.  It doesnt do it justice.

DAY 24
A double page for the 24th...
probably more in anticipation for Christmas Day!
I think there is a couple of key fun parts of creating these pages.....
Love to use the Lustre Rubs for shading....

First was a peek-through star... by cutting a hole into the page. 
Even though there is nothing on page underneath (for the 25th yet)
I'll plan so something makes sense peeps through

This is on the reverse side - also yet to be created
 I tried to centre the photo from the 24th to show something of faces peeking through

Next is another stamp I just love - because its such a favourite verse.
And how much do I love my stamp press!! 
Weeell it makes a not so great stamper into a much better one!

And another learning experience....  
How gorgeous are these Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet stamps!
I thought why not use the VersaCraft ink - well known for stamping of fabric and the like...
only because I got such a white imprint!  Looks great.... but took a little while to dry.

but then they dried a dull grey....

Nothing that couldnt be fixed by some more Smooch colouring
 and my white Jellyroll 08 pen to outline

Weeeell, that gets me up to creating Christmas Day next!


How is your December Daily going? Be sure to add a link in the comments!


  1. Love love love these pages!!!! That tree and nutcracker!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

  2. Wonderful pages, love the stamps you have used... great photos too..

  3. Whowwww!!! This is amazing! Looks like you had a very busy December too.

  4. Super cute pages and congrats to your daughter :) I've got to get back on track of my DD

  5. Wow Mandy...your DD looks fabulous, loving the black pages with the contrast of the white journalling .


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