Sunday, 5 December 2010

Start of my Christmas Journal 2010!

 I'm back with as promised the start of my Christmas journal! I'll show you the prep and foundation pages I did for it today, I haven't finished the covers for it yet and I haven't photographed the first few pages yet but I will do soon! I still need to catch up a bit with it too!
These are the journaling cards I made for my Christmas journal, I just used scraps of Christmas papers I had left over from last years journal and some white card.
Here are the fountain pages of my journal, I have done it in 6x8'', all the pages are different with different shapes, sizes and some are plain card stock, some are patterned paper...
...and some are transparencies that I made them myself with a bit of acetate, stamps and ink! I'm quite pleased with how them turned out!
Each page has a small tag on the bottom half of the page, this is where the numbers will go, they are in a different position from the last and next page so you should be able to see the edge of the ones that are to come. I haven't added the number yet as I wanted to be able to move some of the pages if I wanted to, to make it fit better with my photo etc.
I also added, along with other items, these handmade embellishments to my shop, they are great to use in your Christmas journals, I'll definitely be using them in mine!
So that's all of my journal prep so far, the finished pages will follow!

The challenge for this Sunday at The Studio was to make a layout without a title, not something I usually do but it is good when you can't think of a title for a photo like I could with this one!
The photo is of my brother and sister-in-law just before they had my nephew, I king of used the heart for my title and made a bit more of my journaling to fill the space the title should of filled! Not a very good photo of it, it's hard to take photos of layout when there's snow on the ground isn't it?! The snow is mostly gone here now though which is a same, it's just left a lot of ice! Here's a close up!
At The Studio for the month of December, as well as the normal challenges some of the DT and some guest designers are doing 'Quick and Easy Christmas Projects' so make sure you check them out as theres and great ideas. There will be one from me a bit closer to Christmas too!

Hope you've all enjoyed your weekend. Catch you later! 
Thanks for looking! xx 


  1. Oh your X'mas journal is looking good! And how yummy are those embellishments!:) A lovely layout too! Your brother looks so happy! I really love how you embellished around the photo! :)

    Have a great week ahead Anna! :)

  2. I really like the papers you chose! It's going to be nice!


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