Monday, 10 January 2011

Christmas Journal - 3rd January

So I have finally finished my Christmas Journal (only two days late, i.e. on 8th January!)  I have mixed emotions about finishing this lovely project!  It has been really good for me to do so much crafting, although I will admit to it being a tad stressful on occasion!  However, I have learned that simple can be effective (although not necessarily quick!) and I have gained in confidence in my journalling and doodling.  There are a few pages that are weaker (in my opinion) but overall, the finished journal makes me happy, especially as I have used my beloved Wassail papers and I get to keep them!!!

I will miss doing this project, just as I missed 52 Q&A when I finished that this time last year, but yesterday I had a jolly good tidy up of my Crafty Corner and put away all my Christmas bits and pieces, so now my desk and work area is clear, and that makes me happy too!  I had to live with the clutter during the whole of December (and the first week or so of January!) as I wouldn't have been able to whip up a quick page if I had to rummage around for all my bits.

So, 3rd January.  I had decided, when thinking about things I wanted to include, that aside from my own handwriting, of which there is plenty, I would like some of my family's handwriting too.  Herein lies the problem, and why I haven't yet posted that page.  I have done my bit, and so has Alex.  The men in my life have yet to sit down and do theirs, although they have promised that they will :(

Then I made journalling cards for everyone:

the reverse of my card:

In an attempt to hurry the boys along, I even decorated their cards for them (I had previously said they could choose their own embellishments but then I started tidying up and putting away all the Christmas stuff!)

Maybe one day I might get these cards written on ... but I'm not holding my breath!

Carole x


  1. Lovely work and well done on getting your journal finished. I think you will have to tie your men folk down if you want them to write something for you! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I wouldn't hold my breath either if your two are anything like my two Carole!
    I love this page (so far!) - a great idea. Well done on finishing it. It's a wonderful keepsake for this Christmas.
    Sue xx

  3. What a great idea... i might 'borrrow' thisa one for next year!! I've still got 3 days to go, hope to get mine done this weekend.

  4. FAB carole, what a great idea, but if I was you, I would refuse to bake for them till they fill they cards out, lol...

    maria xx

  5. Aren't men the worst? I have scrap pages from YEARS ago that my hubby hasn't journaled on yet!!! This idea is just awesome, though, I may be borrowing it too!