Hello everyone and welcome to my Blog. I hope you are all having a wonderful day.
I am in shock!!! I have actually made my very first Christmas Card for this year .. I think I might be really sick and just don't realise it yet!! LOL!!
For a long time now I've been trying to convince myself that I should be making Christmas cards right through the year and I have finally listened!! I actually found a Challenge site for making Christmas Cards and that has given me the incentive to get cracking on this. The site is called Christmas Card Challenges (surprise! surprise! LOL!!) and the current Challenge is Anything Goes!
HERE is the link and here is my card ..
Used some Kaisercraft papers on this one and actually popped it through my sewing machine to stitch the edges.
The chippie is from 2Crafty Chipboard. I simply painted it with a paint dauber and, while it was still wet, sprinkled it with some glitter.
Used crackle paste through a stencil and again, while it was still wet, sprinkled on some micro beads.
The larger bloom is the Carabella Rose which is available through Megs Garden. It was pink originally .. I simply sprayed it with a mix of acrylic paint and Cherry Pie Dylusion spray.
The inside with some blank space for a personal message ..
With that out of the way, I thought I would give you a little update on my 2016 Planner. I haven't done a great deal on it yet but I have completed the dividers for January and February and decorated a few of the January weekly pages.
This is the January divider ..
.. and the full month on two pages.
The little plastic pocket was meant to hold some photos but, as I keep forgetting to take photos (Duhh!!), I have inserted a couple of quotes instead.
So, on the full month pages I will record appointments and reminders, etc.
and then on the week pages, I will write about those in more detail and, hopefully, remember to take some photos and place them in there as well. By the end of the year, I should have a really good record of what we actually did.
Here is the divider for February.
The plastic pocket here holds the strips and quotes I will use for that particular month. I have decided to colour code each month to match with the tabs on the side.
I should point out that I'm not really happy with those dividers and I may yet decide to create some art journal-like pages instead. Will have to see how enthusiastic I am whether that happens or not. LOL!!
That's about all for now folks. Just a reminder about the Christmas Card Challenge Blog. Why not join in and start making your Chrissy cards now. Would save a lot of hassle at the end of the year!! HERE is the link again.
Thank you so much for visiting and do enjoy the rest of your day. Happy crafting everyone!!
Take care and God Bless.