Christmas is the season of giving, right? It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what's important. The Brainy One and I have given to charity all year round for all of our married life, but for the last few years we have stepped … Continue reading Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years … In 2014 I was December Daily-ing. In 2012 I had a guest post on the sadly now dormant From High in the … Continue reading On This Day
Back in the Summer, I made The Boy Child a Secret Keeper ... after I'd had a chat with him about Santa. He wasn't very impressed with neither me nor the 'secret', truth be told, but he rallied when I pointed out he could still write a Christmas Wish List. Did you notice that he … Continue reading Dear Mum and Dad
I made the final Christmas 2017 layout earlier this week - the photo shows all of us post Christmas lunch. The Brainy Boy used an iPhone linked to an iWatch to take the photo (there's clever ...). I found the idea for the design on Doodlebug Design's Instagram page.
Welcome to this year's December Daily; it's my favourite project of the year. Ordinarily I begin work on the foundation pages in mid-October, but this year there was a blip in my plan. The calendar was a free download from Ali. The kit I'd ordered via Scrapbook & Cards Today in late September failed to … Continue reading December Daily | Foundation Pages
Welcome to my favourite project of the year! Let's see how days 21-25 turned out: Day 21: The first day of the school holidays and we marked it with a visit to the Panto in the West End. It was really quite rude in places.A simple 7x5 photo of The Boy Child, with journaling on the reverse, … Continue reading December Daily | Days 21-25
Welcome to my favourite project of the year! Let's see how days 16-20 looked: Day 16: A fun day in town with our visitors and home in time for pyjamas, Champagne and the Strictly final. Day 17: One set of house guests left and another one arrived. Herman the tortoise came on his holidays as his … Continue reading December Daily | Days 16-20
I wish you all the kind of Christmas you wish for yourselves. I'll be rounding off the year with three scheduled posts: my final two December Daily posts and a round-up of December's reading. I'll then be back in early 2018 with my annual Blog Review. See you on the other side.
London's festive windows deserved a page in the album. Here it is (with design inspiration again coming from Instagram): Supplies: patterned paper by Pebbles, Becky Higgins (a trimmed down Project Life card) and Simple Stories. Alphas are from American Crafts. Embellishments are from
The Boy Child's visit to Santa is always scrapped twice in 12x12; one for that year's album and one for his own album (I am currently on album #6 for him).This year, I took my design inspiration from festive layouts I'd seen on Instagram, tweaking as I went along. I'm also making more of an effort … Continue reading Festive Scrapping #1