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'!

Monday 7 November 2016

Mandy's December Daily Kit and Ideas

Number eight!  And every year I never get tired 'with what to do next'.  In my basket of December Dailys brought out with the decorations each year, what has ended up an eclectic group of albums colourful and inviting,  family and friends tend to paw through them!   I love hearing 'I remember that!' and 'Look at us!'  So each year, a different style in colour or size, orientation and ideas seems to fit us around the coffee table!
Sigh... I was such a fan of Basic Grey in its glory days and to think they are no more is just sad. 
SO, why not base my 2016 December Daily on Basic Grey - like a tribute (or something) and this ONE paper set the stage....
It's Basic Grey's Jovial 'Coal' and the colours just POP, and set about collecting
 'Jovial' papers,

but also other Basic Grey solid colour paper...

There was already quite a bit in my stash! Must have loved it way back when the ranges were released!  And some embellishments  (of course there will be some non-basic grey too)
Paints, stamps and embossing powders - oh my!  Yes, and a little bit of 'Jovial' fabric! 
Got some ideas on that!

Set up ready to use:

Hopefully, with my bases being black, the use of black and white photos will be enhanced by all this colour.  My fingers are crossed that I stick with this plan!  Let's see what happens!


In the meantime, we'd love you to share all your process and December Dailys with us

We'd love to see them!


  1. All looks fabulous Mandy. Am drooling over all your amazing stash and that little shelf unit holding the tapes. This is going to be such fun!

    1. Thanks Jane, my mum gave me that little shelf unit - it used to hold her little ornaments in it - so when done with it she asked if I could use it - and weeeell could see a mammoth amount of possiblities!!! LOL!

  2. I loved this basic grey line when it came out and made many cards with the 6x6 papers! Can't wait to see you share some pages!

    1. Yes.. its one of the best basic grey Christmas lines. Wanted to gather and use it because when its gone... its gone :( So happy though to put it to good use! :) I hope you are gathering for your Dec Daily :)

  3. Looks like a fantastic kit to create with :) Excited to see what you create with it :)

    1. Thanks Tina and Julie!! I'm ready to dive in!!!


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