Sunday, 25 January 2015

All done...

... for another year.

Well, here is the completed album for 2014, and i am already planning 2015 as i bought stash in the sales in the week and yesterday. I have been really pleased with the 6x8 pocket pages, they made the crafting quick and easy, but I still managed to add plenty of my own crafty touches.

As I had a few papers left I also decorated the inside cover:

... and the rear cover.

It's lumpy, as you see, but that's no different to previous years!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Last Page

I had an idea for the last page part way through my journal, to make it scan like the 12 days of  Christmas song, so I spent the month counting up various memories to fit on the page.

I'm pleased with how it turned out, except I had to do it twice as I forgot to count backwards as the song does first time round!

Friday, 23 January 2015

4th and 5th of January.

Two pages to catch up with things done over Christmas that I didn't quite have room for in the month as a whole.

Visiting the tree display at a local church in north Warwickshire where 60 real Christmas trees are decorated to a theme by the locals.

And the 5th... dreaded day of returning to work. :(

Thursday, 22 January 2015

End of an Era.

We have been going to see the Lord of the rings and Hobbit films on Christmas Eve now for a long time, so the last one this year means we will have to look out for something else now in the future.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sale Shopping

I usually hate going to the sales after Christmas, the shops are far too busy, so I did my usual thing and went with Hannah on the 2nd of January.

Still plenty of bargains to be had (including a few gifts for the Christmas box for next year) and a lovely lunch in M&S.

Monday, 19 January 2015

New Year Pages

Just a quiet time in for New Year, my sister and her boys came round along with Hannah's boyfriend for a takeaway and cocktails.

We must be getting old as we didn't drink as many cocktails as we have done in the past, and there were no New Years day hangovers!

A simple layout for New Years Day with a photo of the fireworks on The Embankment.

Don't really do New Years resolutions, and most have broken them by now apparently anyway!

Friday, 16 January 2015

A Review of 2014

The prompt for the 30th is always about the review of the year.  I have found that printing 12 photos (one per month) with the date printed on each one) makes for tidier pages and leaves room for minimal journalling.

Working at 6x8" size this year the review needed a double page.