Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Birmingham Christmas Market.

Over the past few years, we have enjoyed a short trip to our second city before Christmas to visit the German market.  We went with my daughter and sister and her husband for a lovely day.  As it was not too near Christmas the market was not very busy, making for a lovely morning.

To add extra photos , I added a flip up section, the title was made with stamps , hand writing and tile stickers. 

I added washi tape and a Project Life journalling card. I love the photos, they look so festive.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Work Night Out

I always enjoy going out with my colleagues from work just before Christmas.  We went to our local Hilton for a lovely meal, chat and dancing.

I took lots of photos so used a full page including  a photo with me in it (surprise!).

The facing page was a small one with 6 2x2" photos, and left room for embellishments too.

I was happy that I had room for pictures I took of the hotel too, nice to set the scene.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Panto 1

Back in early December the whole school went to see a local Panto. 

These pages always make for a lovely bright layout.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Christmas Cosy

Father and Son dressed in festive style ready to pick up our Christmas tree.

An ideal subject for the theme of cosy!

Saturday, 12 January 2019

This Year's card

I always like this page that includes one of my cards from the year.  As I make my own, it is interesting to compare the different cards I have made over the years. 

I bought a lovely new Tim Holtz die of the three kings, and used it to make the card I included.

Including the whole card is handy as I can include my journalling inside. The papers are by Sizzix, title Paige Evans Thickers (love these) and the tiny sentiment stamp is embossed in white, by Simon Say Stamp.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Happy Memories

My eldest daughter helped me to put up our tree in the dining room. As we searched through the decorations, we found one that we had made over twenty years ago, the last one in a set made when I was on maternity leave with her younger sister.

Hannah and I reminisced about the memory and as she said, "I can't believe this isn't in your scrapbook Mum!" I thought, 'not for long!'  Papers are Simple Stories, the title is die-cut using a Sizzix XL alphabet die.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

My Christmas Plan

The plan for the festive season, seems so long ago now. 

The reverse of the tag made the spot for the title along with a diecut snowflake from this year's Tim Holtz range.

The plan itself is on a ledger paper with handwritten numbers.  I only got to the 28th, but that seemed to be far enough for the majority of planned Christmas activities.