Thursday, 3 December 2009

JYC 2009 : 1st - 3rd December

Last year was my first JYC and I loved it. I've never been a very festive person but doing the journal helped to change that by making me think more about and become more involved. As a result I have joined in again this year, and as you know my supplies have been ready in a box for a couple of weeks now.

I decided to keep it bright and simple this year, using white cardstock as the base for my pages. I'm finding it hard not to stitch, stamp and distress the pages, but I am loving the simplicity. It's given my journal a completely different feel from last year which is what I wanted to achieve. I've also kept up for the first three days....
Here they are then, my first three pages.
1st December: Manifesto

2nd December: Weather

3rd December: Cards

At first I was going to buy my cards this year, then make them, but when this prompt came out it made me realise it wasn't worth the stress of trying to find the time to make cards this year, so off Rosie and I went yesterday to the local Oxfam and got all my cards. They are now written and waiting to be posted, with the exception of one of the cards which I have used on the page.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my pages. I'm off for a think about today's prompt now.


deb said...

Oh your Christmas journal looks good! Hope you manage to keep it up.

Julia Dunnit said...

OMG this is a sstyle that I aspire to. It's gorgeous. I LOVE the chipboard alpha - is it thickers? And I LOVE your handwriting. Spit spit!

lisa said...

Your Christmas journal looks fantastic. I've just started mine but I like to add a photo a day so although I'm determined to keep it simple this year, I don't think I've suceeded. Your pages are an inspiration, I love them.