Saturday, 21 November 2009

That Time Again

So the first day of my chill out weekend has gone exactly to plan if not better. I started with a bit of scrapping and then decided I wanted to get out for a bit so I nipped to the Range and bought some white cardstock and some Acrylic covers for my Christmas journal.

When I got back this had arrived to make my day even better.........
It's not out til Monday but I pre ordered it and it came early, so not only did I have endless scrapping time but also the company of four of my favourite boys! It is AWESOME, so colourful and clever and the boys are more gorgeous than ever.

So I decided as there is less than a fortnight left of November (how did that happen?) I'd better get on with my Christmas Journal. I don't join in any classes for this, just do my own thing, I'm no good at keeping up with prompts I just end up feeling under too much pressure. So I'm really pleased with what I got done, it came together pretty quickly. I've used OA Good Cheer but hopefully the new Very Merry will arrive soon so I can add a bit of that in too.
I decorated the acrylic by stamping snowflakes on the back with white Stazon and added snowflake rub-ons on the front.
I wanted it to be a bit more ecclectic this year as it's my second year doing a journal I thought I should be a bit more adventurous so I've varied the shapes and sizes of the papers.
I used my scallop punch.
Used die cuts and cut around them to shape the pages.

Used a template.
More die cuts.
I have a few pages that I still wanna do but am gonna borrow some different edge punches to do those. I have also added in some OA journalling cards into the binding, they have lovely patterned backs so make good pages.

And the back cover was done in a similar way to the front.
I love it and can't wait to get filling it now! I also did a layout which is still drying so I will share that tomorrow. Am hoping to spend tomorrow finishing a Christmas present. I might have to watch the Circus again too!!!!
Night xxxx


Anna said...

Your journal is looking fab already hun, love the covers. Can't wait to see the pages when they're done!xx

Clare said...

Thats brilliant babe, love it. you can borrow my crest punch if you like xx

Kazzy said...

That journal looks fab. I've been toying with the idea of making one, but not sure I'll have time to keep up with it!

Mel said...

Gorgeous Beks, I'm a doing a daily journal too, but it's not looking as snazzy as yours! Love the die cuts.