Thursday, November 29, 2012

December book

 I keep seeing mention of Day books and Smash books and other types of books in crafty blogs and websites recently and to me they are just little albums like the ones I enjoy making - so I decided to make a Winter Book, which I would use as a diary for December this year and next year (there are enough pages, although I don't know how practical it will be!). The album is quite small, the cover is 6x6 and I think for the future I would make a bigger one. This is just a drawing book that I've had for ages with white cartridge paper in it, strong enough to take some layering and glue, but the binding isn't that spacious, so it might not fit another December!  I can't remember the paper pad I used, it was from Create with Kate, but I don't see it on the website now. The cover has one of those mirror embellies which I put stickles onto and also onto the snowflakes so it is quite twinkly in real life.
This is the inside page, the die cuts I used are from Kaisercraft and the numbers are from Lou, they are papertrey I think. The idea is that I will journal each day - including a note on what I was doing and some memos of the day and will post every few days with the pages as I go along. I have my advent calendar ready to go and my lovely advent wreath from my Prague friends, so December, here I come!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Sunrise

 Came downstairs one morning last week and saw this glorious sky.
 I just went out into the back garden and clicked, zoomed and clicked again.

Sadly the day did not live up to the glorious sunrise and the old saying 'red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning' certainly proved true, the day was grey, cloudy and miserable. But at least the sunrise was beautiful.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thank Yous

I had a few thank yous to say this week and I was trying to get some inspiration for something nice and interesting and a bit different when I noticed a little pile of tiny envelopes and cards that I have had for about a year or more. And some baker's twine which came in the same pack. So I thought of using them, mounted on some paper and then added some flowers and a doodle border. This one is for a colleague who covered for me at work. I liked it, so I made 2 more, pretty similar. Apologies to those people, but I did rather like the design, and it would lend itself to many other messages and styles. Sadly I don't have any more little cards and envelopes so I will have to source some from the wonderful world of cyber-space!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


And here they are, a few weeks later, in bloom and filling the room with a gorgeous scent, specially on sunny days. My outdoor ones are just beginning to put a little tiny peek of green out of the soil, and the 2 hyacinths in water have lots of roots and the start of leafy bits. Bulbs really are amazing things!