Thursday, 1 December 2011

Cute Card Thursday and my December Daily!

I just realised earlier this week that the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is just so perfectly themed for my December Daily!
the theme is It's just a number to use a number/age on your project!  
I have seen lots of people preparing their December Daily already this year and can't wait to see them now that December is here and pages are being filled!
 If you would like to make one visit Ali Edwards who has lots of ideas and inspiration on how to make and fill your daily! Especially check out this post of hers!
To make my daily, I used some chipboard that had been used as packaging in some 12 x 12 papers.  I cut it   to 6 x 8 inches.  
I used my Simple Stories '25 days of Christmas' papers to decorate the covers.  Then I punched holes with the cropodile and added large eyelets.  I am using book rings to hold it all together which is convenient as it keeps it neat while I am working on it but also means I can move around the inner pages.  
The cute image on the front cover is a Lily of the Valley Stamp coloured with distress inks.
 I am also entering the Little Red Wagon challenge with this book they asked to use eyelets!
The Simon Says Stamp challenge this week is anything goes!
Also, the Pollycraft challenge is 'christmas fun'!

 I added this fabulous journalling page on the inner cover so that I write about what December means to me and why I love it!
Because the December daily is essentially a countdown to Christmas, how perfect was this paper to slot in the front.  
I have lots of inner pages prepared in here, as backing papers ready to hold all the photographs and other mementos I want to add to it!   Better get my camera charged up, it is going to be busy this month!
My biggest hurdle will be printing off the photographs.  I don't print at home so think I may have to go and print them weekly, I certainly don't want to go to the store every day but I don't want to have to wait for them too long either!
It is important to keep up with this project as I know I won't feel like finishing it after Christmas, tried that once before and it didn't work!
The back cover, I love that the Simple Stories pack had so many appropriate quotes and sentiments for this project! 
Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you can join us at CCT this week and if you are making a December Daily please let me know so I can come and take a peek!


Riet said...

So gorgeous Deb.

Hugs Riet.xx

heidy said...

Oh this is beautiful Deb!
Hugs Heidy

Teresa said...

I Love this Deb, what a beautiful little book to keep, it's a great idea and will be wonderful to look back on - beautifully made as all yoru creations are, love it! Hugs, Teresa x

Jingle said...

That looks great!

Denise and Louise said...

Wow Deb - this is such a gorgeous creation.
Denise xx

coops said...

wow this is stunning the gorgeous papers and sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Mary J said...

Gorgeous! Love thepapers! Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

Kerys said...

Fantastic yet again! I'm loving those Simple stories papers! Love it! x

Rica said...

Fabulous creation Debs and what a brilliant idea. Wonderful papers and design, sweet image and wonderful details!!!
Thanks so much for joining us to the Simon Says Stamp challeng

Marion said...

Hi Deb,
This is just fabulous and can't wait to see other pages you do. First year I have heard about these Dec daily diaries.
Love those papers.

xxxtglxxx said...

This is gorgeous! :) You really make the most beautiful and outstanding projects, so inspiring.



Mandy said...

Deb this is absolutely gorgeous, such a fab idea & those papers are lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Mynnette said...!!! This is absolutely stunning!!! That angel is amazing--the coloring is so fabulous! LOVE the overall vintage feel, too!!! Gorgeous project!!!

Queenie said...

Gorgeous...loving the papers you used and that image is adoreable!!!!
Looking forward to seeing more.
Big ugs