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. Check their 'journey' link too, this will give you some great tips and scroll a little further down and you will see the albums categorised into types for easier searching :) Now - 'Let's December Daily'!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Mandy's Dec 5-10

I love sitting down every time to do another page for my December Daily...

Day 5
Ugh.. I dunno......(rolling eyes).... I've tried very hard to stick to my white, touch of black, red and a bit of gold..and before I've realised, when I look at some of the pages ahead in this post - I've subconsiously fallen into the Christmas traditional colours and changed the colour scheme!
I wonder if I can get back on track???   Anything can happen!  Hopeless I tell you!
Here is Hannah helping out backstage...she's fabulous to have around!

 Here's the start of the trouble.... A Becky Higgins PL card with some old BoBunny shaped journaling cards stuck on top... that forms the background.   I didnt even THINK of the colour scheme here, just was thinking about what would slide into the other side of the pocket created for the previous day.

Even bought some K&Co layered accents to go with this little page and still didnt click!

Day 6
Paige's 17th birthday

I've been busting to use these Simple Stories 'Cuts', picked the chevron one and punched some holes.

Threaded some ribbon, and slotted in a couple of photos

On with some washie tape and 'Say Cheese' balloons!

Day 7

Made this a big day - the end of our ballet year and the production over!
Because I really wanted to add quite a few photos... made a' concertina fold out'.
Here's how it looks folded in... let me explain....

The pink patterned paper is the back of Paige's birthday page,  so after folding the card...stuck one of the sections to the pink (to get rid of it!) and anchor the fold-out.

This is the flip side of the paper... LOVE it - this is Teresa Collins 'Santa's List' and my favourite Christmas collection this year
But it wasnt quite long enough, so added another section with washi tape...

So now there is four sections to foldout

Folded in, that beige section is for the heading vertically....it will be seen no matter how many sections are flipped out.

Here's what is seen when the birthday page is flipped over....
and you can see where the title is...

Another page flipped over

Again, another flip out....

And the last fold out...  (really loved doing this extension!!)

So that gets us to the 'door' ( below...the one with the number '7' on it)
I've scrapped Paige onto this door (and for a while lost the traditional Chrismas colours in the 'fold-out'!!)  Once that door is flipped over - it will start a new week. The plan- to do a week in between each door. Remember originally, I didnt know what to do with all the doors or even if I'd use the extra ones?  Weeeeeeeeeeell, now I do know!  

Day 8  
Yep, flip over that door!  Yes there are two doors visable here. The one on the right - I have NO idea what to do with that yet, so we'll just ignore it for a while (lol)
That wooden coloured door has bounced me back to reds, greens and golds! 
 (ugh....where's my white!)

Finally got to the little Christmas tree transparency and fix it into place.  I've had these a very long time. It was a K&Co Frame and Journaling Pad... like years and years ago!
Anyway, I've use one frame in tact and then cut the Christmas tree out of the other for the reverse side of the window to keep its brightness and clarity

Otherwise the tree would look muted like the little skaters in the left hand bottom corner (which get covered up.

Day 9
This is the back of an envelope....  needed the envelope and its ability to hold more pics for tomorrow's page...
Didnt have anything happen much this day... so went with some special Christmas decorations my mum creates.  She is a master doll-maker.... very clever!

And somehow it just finished up matching the other side!

Day 10
Our special scrappy break-up Christmas Party with scrappy besties...
We held a little owl  each 'Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil and See no Evil'

The contents of the envelope...

Photographed the little owls seperately, cut them out, mounted them on foam tape and anchored them to the corner as an embellishment.... cute eh?  The far left little owl has a job to do.... hold down the flap to the envelope so it doesnt pop open - just have to slip it under the edge.
Still have plenty of Christmas scrapping to go!

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  1. It's all coming together beautifully, Mandy. I love what you have done with that "chevron" page.

  2. Oh my Missy just adore those owls. Your album is looking awesome.

  3. Very pretty.


  4. Sooo clever - loooove your extension, & who cares about the colours? It still looks wonderful:):) Must say the errrr 'Wise Old Owls' had me hooting/cackling:):):)

  5. Oh my! The fold out pages are just a fabulous idea!!! So many more photos can fit in your album!
    Waving "hi" to the other 2 wise old owls. hehe
    Love what you've done.


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