Hello fellow crafters and scrapbookers! How is your weekend going so far?! You got some time for crafting? As last Sunday, I am back at my craft table (which is overloaded with coursework during the week, but cleared for the weekend) and all the lovely Christmas paper is out of the box! My Christmas Journal for 2014 is ready to go and though the official start of Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas is tomorrow (on the 1st December), I am starting today already. My excuse? Well, it is the first Sunday of Advent, the “official” start of the Christmas time!
My Journal this year is made out of an cardboard envelope. I cut it to size (finished album is about 6″x9″x2″), collected asterix symbols from my white thickers alphabets and stuck them down to create some depth to the background. On top of everything I used white acrylic paint, stuck down some rhinestones, glitter glue dots and mounted the title tag on top of a giant silver snowflake.
The collections I am using this year is Echo Park Paper’s last year’s collection “Tis the Season” (I got it in the sale last year) as I now have a very very tight budget for scrapbooking material. Nevertheless the collection is absolutely lovely and I am looking forward to using it finally, after hiding it away for almost a year.
Have you had some festive encounters already this year?! Yesterday evening I enjoyed an evening out on the first Christmas Do of the season (with my colleagues from the after-school-club) in Wimborne. We all dressed up in out little black dresses, high heels and lots of glamour and had a great time with the traditional Christmas dinner (roasted turkey with all the trimmings). It felt a bit strange to have a Christmas Do in November, but heyho! It nearly was December, it nearly was the first Sunday of Advent anyway, so: Why not? This evening will definitely be included in my Journal at some stage (watch this space).
For now I’m going back to my craft table and get the creativity from my head into action and maybe even starting on my Christmas Manifesto for 2014. But if you got some time, why don’t you pop over to Shimelle, where she was showing some really stunning and colourful layouts to brighten up the Black Friday weekend (and yes, there is one of mine as well!) HERE and HERE and HERE. Enjoy!