Monday, 17 November 2008

Journal Your Christmas

Yep I decided to join in the fun with Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas and have been busy creating my front cover. I decided to use a 7 Gypsies 6x6 in keeping with my CJs so they all look pretty on the book shelf, yes I know I'm anal lol.

I thought I might include a few acrylic pages along the way but we'll see...I get easily distracted!!

I'm using Basic Grey Wassail range. I wanted a really Christmas feeling front cover so used a nice deep red/burgundy paper, added some Playroom Thickers and used my Bazzill In Stitch'z for the holly and berries and used a white journalling pen for the rest of the title.




The inside covered was decorated with distressed white paper cos I didn't like the pattern on the front lol, and I added some embossed snowflakes sadly I did that after I had stuck it down and it wrinkled a bit, never mind. I used my new Sizzix die to create a reindeer which will probably feature quite a lot in my journal as I absolutely love deers and living where I do I can see them quite often when I go walking on Cannock Chase.



I've also done my page dates but only up to Christmas Day so far, I will probably go up to New Years Day but doubt very much I will continue until the 6th January. I used a 1" Woodware scallop punch and a EK Success 1 1/2" and used some red ink just to take the plain white off...OK so I went a bit mad with number 10 but I'm hoping once its on the page it will look alright lol.







When its finished it will have a selection of ribbons through the rings to make it look all festive but for now its just a working progress :)

9 comments:

Claireliz said...

This looks lovely, just trying to decide how to cover mine.

daydreamer said...

Looks fabulous Claire, love that reindeer!
Rach x

hazgizz said...

Claire - its gorgeous

Jenny said...

Its lovely - love your dates!! x

jo said...

Gorgeous cover. Can I pinch your idea for the felt numbers on your cover - just got to dig out my trusty Tagalong and find my felt!!

Jo Power said...

Well done Claire I guess the Baileys didn't come out while you were doing this. Love that reindeer.

Sandra at Gotta Craft said...

Just gorgeous .... absoultly gorgeous (the album, sweetie, not you :P) AAwww, you know I loves ya really LOL. I wish I'd got that reindeer now, isn't he a cutie.

Inspiration Alley said...

Looks fabulous.

Sarah said...

Love your cover, and the reindeer too. Look forward to seeing the rest of your stuff in December!