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, scroll a little further and you will see the albums categorised into types for easier searching :)

Friday, 9 December 2016

Mandy's Days 4-7


Bumping along now!

Day 4
(very sorry for the bad photography, we really bad weather here at the moment
 so the lighting is not great)
Lizzy reminded me that I need to journal more, and her strip journaling is fabulous!
There is a site called 'Acme Labelmaker' that really is great for this!
(believe me, it looks so much better in real life!)

  So type in your words, it shows up in whatever type and colour you would like,
Then copy and paste it to a document, print it out and cut it up....

Works a treat!

 And these were the little overlays (with the lovely quotes on them) cut from a 
12x12 transparency to cover the photos


 DAY 5
I've added pom pom trim...
 I love it and try to add it into each of my december dailys!

Just stick it along the edge of the page so it overhangs

Now to pick some colours that pop on that black.
These are all Basic Grey Jovial papers.  I really love the spot one (Coal) as it
looks like baubles once the tree diecuts have been made

Add a little dimensional magic helps too!

 The colour is popping!


You can see the reverse side of the pompom trim now.

The little star is actually the left over bit (the negative) of the diecut stars from the first
page. So I've cut out along the shape to make this star and hung a little charm from it 
to pretty it up a bit 


DAY 6 
A fairly straight forward page using project life cards as bases
And love to use an oversized number from time to time too!

 Use a craft knife to cut down a side of picture on a project life card and poke 
the photo in behind.


Here's how the pompom trim looks so far with the album closed..
loving it!!

And with it standing up...
So am going to put more in!!!


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if you would like to see the first part to  my 2016 December Daily
We'd love you to share all your process and December Daily journey with us
We'd love to see them!


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Lizzy's Day 4,5 & 6

Hi there! Powering along & so far pretty much
keeping up with my DD!
DAY 4 & 5:
For Day 4, I used a photo that I snapped
from a magazine. Since I was watching the new Gilmore Girl
series - I figured it fitted. We don't always have to use 'LIFE' photos.
Sometimes a representation of what we're doing like this works just as well!
I've done a 'flip' here, too, as I had lots of journaling.
No surprise there. You lift UP the photo to
reveal this.... & yes! I know 'is' is spelt with a 'z'.
But I had no 'S's' left. Being creative ;)
The tabs are working well - but I realised I needed the dates
on the BACK side of them as well.
Couldn't be bothered getting out the stamps again, so I'm just
writing them on with a marker.
And who said you can't have a deer checking out the girls?
I think he looks cute! I'm enjoying using those little word
stickers around the page. I made them myself on the computer.
Finding free typewriter fonts is pretty easy with Google!
Onto Day 5.
I had a quiet day at home.
And as planned, am using the Thanksgiving List
from Elise for those days.
This one was for a family member.
It wasn't until I'd FINISHED my page I realised
it was a COLOUR photo. WOOPS!
It's because it's an older one, not taken for my DD.
So, I've decided for the THANKS days - I'll always
use a colour photo. I quite like the idea, as it will separate
daily doings with reflective thanksgiving!
I've used lots of bits. Fussy cut the little girl and boy
silhouettes; some tags, & the 'love' on the side is part of a card that also
had 'peace' and 'joy' on it. Worked a treat here!
I don't mind that it overlaps the edges of my diary a little at all:)
 I cut the vellum tag below from some paper I had in the stash, and wrapped a little copper
thread underneath as well:
 Close up of my journaling. I'm REALLY enjoying mixing the typed with the written!
Very quickly, here is Day 6:
Back to using my Project Life App by Becky Higgins.
This time with 4 frames to the 4x6 photo size.
2 of the frames have used the Digital files
from the 'CAPTURE LIFE' kit, which was a freebie.
Then I printed the whole lot using the black and white feature on my printer,
to keep the colours muted.
Decorated the non-photo pockets.
 And where's my journaling you ask?
Tucked BEHIND the photo this time!
The 'pull' tab you can see on the left, the scalloped 1/2 circle
that says 'love'.
So, that's it for me.
Getting into the 'flow' of it now.
How about you? Are you settling in & getting started?

We'd love you to share all your process and December Daily journey with us
Cheers for now & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Jane's Day 2, 3, 4 & 5

I'm beginning to get into the swing of things now and getting used to a daily craft and photo session hmm that sounds organised!

Day 2

I used my misti tool to place the stamps and get really deep and clear images.

I added some washi and a small PL card into the mix.

Once the journalling was added I felt the page needed a bit of a colour lift so I added three trios of enamel dots - this is a favourite thing for me to do when making cards and scrapbook pages and will probably feature again throughout my December album.

And here's the photo page all done digitally with photoshop elements and Katie Pertiet digi stamps.

 Day 3

Time to go buy that tree! The trio of trees were stamped and fussy cut and decorated with sparkly gems. The truck embellishment is from Simple Stories Mistletoe Kisses.

Journalling added and a couple of more tree themed stickers - like how this makes another trio of trees to balance out the stamped ones.

And here's that FOUND IT moment captured on camera! All the digi elements are Katie Pertiet and available from Designer Digitals.

Day 4

I began by placing the journal card and number and then stamping this gorgeous feathery tree and sentiment from Penny Black

I coloured some microporous tape - you know the one from the first aid box -  to make my own washi strips and then put a little paper stack on top.

I added my journalling and then finished off the page with a washi and ribbon strip down the left hand side, a die cut Stamplorations magical word and a tree embellishment bought from Boyes - a cheapo UK shop. And of course I couldn't resist some sparkly gems on the tree and a trio of pearl round the sentiment.

Today's photo is a bit bitter sweet, but daily scrapbooking can't always be sunshine and light, sometimes it has to be what it is.

Day 5

Time to get that tree decorated! I love this PL card - the subtle colours and the quote - which was sent by a Pocket Letter friend last year so it had to be included on a page and it seemed apt for today's photo. I added the journal card, number and a tree themed stickerto get me started.

And then went to town once the journalling was added! Washi tape, two trios of enamel dots, red gems on the tree and brown gems round the circle. For a CAS at heart girl I sometimes get carried away once I let go!!

Today's photo showing my conservatory as it's not looked for ages - mmm yes, usually a play room and filled with toys. The photo and writing were created in photoshop elements and the embellishments are from Katie Pertiet.

We'd love you to share all your process and December Daily journey with us
We'd love to see them!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Deb's Days 2, 3 & 4.

Day 2.  

The Prima packaging I used for the corner of the page provided a spot to include a small tag with some more journalling.

Day 3.
Using a page from the book and not wanting to cover it permanently.  (I don't think this is going to be possible all the way through the book......but baby steps as I upcycle my little book.)

Cutting out a section of paper from the Kaisercraft story book collection (Books) and a small strip of scrap paper the same width............

I've just folded it in half and added the strip of folded scrap paper to the fold side.  Then glued the 2 longer sides together to form a pocket.  Some stitching was added across the top of the gingham paper before it was attached to the book page.

And it made a little flap that I could glue to the edge of the page so as not to cover any of the words of the carol.  I've made a little banner in scraps of red, grey and gold - the colours on my tree and tied one end to the tag that fits inside the pocket. A little paper clip holds it in place.

and a photo of my previous December Dailys on the inside of the flap.  Journalling on the back of the tag.

NEXT PAGE.....an in-between'er.
I wanted to keep this page as is so just added a border (from that one piece of Christmas themed patterned paper I had in my supplies) and some stamping......using black ink on the border and beige over the page.  I'm not a stamper and don't think I ever will be but one thing I've learned is if the stamping doesn't come out well then just leave it......it is what it is. lol

Day 4.
Is a double page.....once again keeping the lovely pictures in the book.  

I've added a  couple of frames to the pages........ both were cut from the one original frame. 
This was an inside border of the frame.  Added some journalling to this one (I thought this page worked in very well with me finishing off the Christmas decorating).

and this was the outside edge of the original frame so I put paper cut from the Kaisercraft Story Book collection behind it......sat my two pages together, glued down the frame and then cut through the middle of the pages with a craft knife to separate them. 

We'd love to see how your December Dailys are coming along.