Tuesday, 22 December 2009

JYC 2009: 11th December

11th December, in my book, is far too early for putting up Christmas Tree's and decorations, so that's exactly what I've made my page about.

Monday, 21 December 2009

JYC 2009: 10th December

Oh how I love to gift wrap! I find present buying painful at times, but get over that pain when I start buying the gift wrap and ribbons.

More hours please...

I really could do with more hours in the day at the moment. Not because I have lots to do but because I'm putting off doing it ("it" mainly being the housework). You know it's bad when you pop to get a pair of scissors from your desk and end up spending half an hour finishing off a LO. I'm just far too easily distracted at the moment, but that will change tomorrow as I've got a list of things to get done by the end of the day and I don't intend to spend the rest of the week running round like something headless.

Anyway - after that ramble - the LO I allowed myself to get distracted by. It's from Shimelle's class at the October GoGoGetaway. Now that feels like a very long time ago now.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

A little treat...

I had the urge earlier to make some earrings, so I did. Well, sometimes you just have satisfy your urges don't you. I've made a few different pairs, but as it's dark outside most of them haven't taken to being photographed under artificial light - even a daylight lamp. This photograph is passable though I suppose. Let me know what you think of them!


Ahh, not what you were expecting hey! We have snow, real snow, outside, but I thought I'd share these with you. My altered Maya Road mini chipboard snowflakes. I've used some as embellishments on my JYC pages (or one page so far anyway).
I've painted them with either white or cranberry acrylic paint. Once that's dried I have stippled on some stickles, allowed to dry and then applied a good layer of glossy accents. I'm finding them too nice to use now. LOL Not the idea really is it.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

What a day....

...and it's only just begun.

I'm behind on my JYC pages, but last night I managed to get a couple more done so I am now up to prompt 13. Now all I need is some decent light to be able to take photo's of them so I can share them with you.

Yesterday I went into York to pick up some Christmas presents. It was surprisingly quiet, but as I had to rush back as we have two, yes two editions, of the school play to attend and ferry back and forth to.
Whilst in town I did manage a quick pop into Paperchase. Yay!!! York has a Paperchase store now. If you ask me it's just another in the long list of reasons to visit it. So, here I share with you a couple of cards I picked up while there. They seem to sum up my week so far perfectly!
First up Banksy. Oh how I love this guys work.

A perfect fit to my morning!

Here's hoping the day improves. I'm off out Christmas shopping again now! I must be mad....

Friday, 11 December 2009

JYC 2009: 9th December

Yep, I've skipped the 8th. The page is ready for photo's, I just have to select some and print them off. It's on the list to do and once done I will post the finished page.
So, on to the 9th. If we ever have traditions, we have them at Christmas, this years journal for this page looks at how we break up our presents for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Sorry the picture isn't the best. I'm experimenting with scanning them. So far I'm not convinced.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

How cute is this....

A very quick post from me, but have you seen these over on Martha Stewart? Made from the very versatile loo roll! Yep, a loo roll. Oh how we can transform such humble items.

JYC 2009: 7th December

Day 7 - Lists. Who doesn't turn into a listaholic this time of year? I'm a self confessed listaholic anyway, but at Christmas it seems to take over! Happily though when I sat down to do the journalling on this one I realised that I haven't got much to do at all. I think that along with my journal I'm keeping it simple - or maybe, just maybe, I'm getting the hang of it and not letting it get to me.

JYC 2009: 6th December

I've strayed away slightly from the prompt for today's page. The prompt was to look at two different Christmas's, but I decided that I'd look forward to new memories and the excitement of that thought.

JYC 2009: 4th & 5th

I'm fairly up to date with completing my pages this year. Getting photo's of them and uploading them however - not so up to date.

4th December: Perfection.

This year, in line with my simple is best approach, I decided to list the things that make Christmas Day perfect for me.

5th December: Countdown

As last year was the first time I had ever done an advent anything I've used this years page to mark the children having playmobil advent calendars. Oh how they love them! Oh how I love them - advent without the sugar rush. I feel this could become a new tradition, especially if they get a say in it.

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.