Sunday, December 4, 2011

December journal share

My first post for December! I am busy, busy, busy all the time! Managed to get my act together and finally start on my first page of my December Journal:-) Super pleased that at least now it's going to be less of a worry, the pressure is high when you are far behind and others have already got all their pages sorted.. (Not that my pages are cut yet:-)) I am planning to take a day to day approach, cut the pattern paper as I go, so that it matches my photographs...

Anyhooo, firstly I have to share with you some crazy exciting news,.. remember the wreath card from my last post? It won one of the Fab 5 awards by Hero Arts!!! It was the best start for December. I was super excited and could not believe my luck!

If you want to see the complete winners list, follow this link-

One more thing before my December Daily post,
I took a quick photograph of the cards I have ready to send out.. tiny little bunch I know, but I do have a few more to get done, till then I am going to send these out first so that they have plenty of time to make it to the recipients before Christmas.

Now on to todays post,

Following Shimelle, my first page was going to be the manifesto for the journal. It's the 4th of December, so high time I got to it!

Here are some of the images I captured :-)

You can click the photographs to see them bigger:-)
I used some Studio Calico letter stickers, Hero arts stamps and my trusty Peppermint collection by Crate paper, which I would be using throughout my journal.
I also added a bit of distressing and white paint to give it a more finished look.

Here I tied some bakers twine in this pretty red, and added a Maya Road star pin, layered on a snowflake die cut made from some powder blue card stock.

I then incorporated a sentiment stamp as part of my journalling to make it extra special.

Hope you liked todays post, a bit lengthy I know, but next time I can promise you there wont be so much stuff to share in a single post:-)

Thanks for dropping by today:-)
Hope you have a wonderful week! And stay tuned for more December Daily shares.


  1. Hi, so much time without visiting you,.

    The cards are so cute!!!!!! Love the gingermen , congrats for your prize.

  2. I see an awful lot of beautiful cards in that pile! Congrats again on your win :) The journal looks like an interesting project!

  3. Your Fab Five win wasn't luck - that card was gorgeous! Congrats, Michelle! Love all those pretty cards, and I love the idea of the December Daily! You're moving to Singapore? You'll have to share the details with us sometime. . . hugs! :)

  4. I had a feelin' you'd win with that card! Love the cluster of elements on this page!

  5. Congratulations on your Fab Five win!!! You so deserved it - your card is stunning!! Love that picture of all of your cards and the December Daily page. Can't wait to see more :)

  6. What a beautiful journal you've created! And all of your recipients will be very all of your cards!

  7. I love your journal page, Michelle! The writing is wonderful... and I doubt that you winning Fab 5 was due to luck. LOL You are very talented!!