Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Today is a little unorthodox. I put my page together while Emily is eating her lunch…

Not awesomely photogenic with sun in her eyes and not all that much eaten either.

Here is the page…

I might try adding something more dimensional later. If so I’ll update you!


It does look good with Christingle opposite I guess.


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So today I managed 2 entries in the advent journal/December daily type item. The pocket format really does make it simpler to get a basic page together, but harder, I think, to come up with the layered and full of details pages that I like to make. Turns out that I’m not all that satisfied with the look of basic!
Mum got me these really cool stickers from Cosmo cricket when she was in the States last week. I can see me using the whole pack in this album. They are teeny text with Christmas phrases.

See how cute they are?

So anyway here is today’s effort… the Santa Parade.


The elf outfit is Emily’s babycino. Have you ever seen the barrista’s face if you ask for a SOYA choc babycino?
Here is the journalling, let’s see how good the phone camera is!

I’ve also done Christingle. The facing page will be advent calendars but not got the photos I want yet.

Very happy with my handwritten Ali Edwards Style ‘overlay’ but see what mean about the one dimensional-ness? Not sure how to fix that…

Close up here…

Maybe see you with more tomorrow!

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Technically its not a dd at all. We are in the midst of moving house and getting over evil germs and all sorts of stresses so now is not the time for a huge project. But I couldn’t bring myself to give it up entirely. The plan is to do Christmassy events instead of every day.

So far I’ve only done the front though and that in the last few minutes… do you want to see? I’m blogging on my new phone (thanks mum!) so let me know if it comes out wonky!

I’m using the Stampin  Up Christmas album with all the cool pockets. I haven’t done any foundation and unusually for me I’m ├╝ber apathetic so let’s see how it goes.
Not sure I should be allowed to blog in this sort of mood. I have it on the best of authorities that ‘Yummy Mummy’ blogs, which apparently this is, should be picture perfect and beautiful all the time and only show my beautiful and perfect life. I’ve decided to quit censoring… you get to see real life for a bit instead. Sorry. But Alison and Ally you do at least get something to read!

Hmmm I can’t make the phone do in blog links but if you look on the categories cloud to your right you should be able to click on did from 2012 and 2011 to see what I did then.

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For those of you that have been asking, yes I did actually finish my December daily. I even finished it in December, and a one day cropfest we had between Christmas and new year.

So without further ado…

the 16th

December Daily 2012

the 17th

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The 18th is Oscar’s school play so I can’t show you that, as there are other kids in the pictures. Here is the 19th though…

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and the 20th


and 21st… an invitation…

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22nd, at Grandy’s house

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and finally, Christmas day.

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Do thank you notes take ages in your house too? Here at number 29 they are a bit of a chore. We sent the final ones about the 15th January though. I firmly believe the lego santa swung it for us.


If you want to share our sucess you can download our Thank you’s here.

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So as usual it’s a bit hectic here! I have been doing the DD but not had so much time to upload stuff. Here are the next few pages. and no, I haven’t done yesterday’s yet…

I re-did the flipper piece as I said I might. Who can resist a Haribo Christmas packet?


Day 11 was mostly about snowmen:

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And on Day 12, Miss Emily discovered that you can play “Where’s Emily gone?” with a santa hat.


Day 13 recorded the expedition to get the Christmas tree (which technically happened on day 9!)


and here’s the flipper between them. (I found another Hambly screen printed overlay, or part there of.)


Day 14 was Chrsitmas Fair day. I can’t believe how much hard work goes into such events!

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Day 15 we painted pottery at fun pots…


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So it was a busy weekend, okay? And on the weekend, naptime is not my own. Turns out DD is in fact easier on weekdays!!!

So here we are with day 7. Reasonably simple. Also added in the gingerbread recipe from yesterday! yes that’s a *clean* cake case. There was one left in the packet after i made the cakes. Seemed like a shame not to! Incidentally the holly sequin fell out of a Christmas card we recieved (with many of it’s friends and relations!) The wooden tree is a German one too.


Day 8

This is perhaps my favourite day so far. Inspired by Ali Edward’s travel day I added a fold out piece. I also found some journalling spots from maya Road that I thought I had run out of ages ago…. The tape is fabric tape. erm, the paper is stampin’ up. The insatitry required to do a kids christmas party is all mine!



As you can see I added a ‘ calm after the storm’ pic as a flipper, mostly because I needed the back of it!


Day 9

Was Christingle Day. Beautiful Photo by Uncle Rob, the rest is very simple but I like it! Crisis though, Think I have run out of spare kraft cardstock!!! How could this happen????? Oh the bracket frame/label is KaiserKraft.


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