Tuesday, 11 December 2012

WOYWW - JYC So Far !

So hello everyone - hope all those of you who celebrate the season are starting to feel suitably festive !!
The week seems to be careering past at a rate of knots ! (Well the whole year has - so why should I be surprised !!)

So just a short post today as the only crafty project on the go on my desk this week is Journal Your Christmas ! Check out Shimelle Laine's blog for more details of how to join in ! http://www.shimelle.com/

I thought I would show you where I have got to so far !

The pages are a bit plain & functional at the moment, but I have evolved my own little way of keeping up !
As a minimum each day I try to read the prompts - both the Journal Prompt & the In Focus Photography challenge one as well.
I endeavour to type up my thoughts about each day's prompt into a PowerPoint presentation (I use these all the time at work so it's my comfort zone for writing & printing out !) and save them.

Then I try out a few of the photography challenges when I have a camera in my hand & capture Christmas images too - I drop all those photos into the PowerPoint too & size them to what I think will fit nicely onto a page.

When I get a spare hour I print out a few days at a time & get the basics done on each page.

I'll go back at a later date & add embellishments & a bit of Christmas bling for good measure.
But not getting much time off this Christmas plus away for most of that so this may be a bit of a challenge !
After it is all done I bind the pages onto book rings, add festive ribbons & trimmings and pop it somewhere safe for future years of looking back !

Anyway - here are the front cover, welcome page with my 2012 Christmas manifesto & pages 1 to 3

Here we go with the next 4 pages

And the last one's up to the 11th ...

Anyway - that's it from me for this week !
Looking forward to seeing what you are all up to & hope you have a fun Christmas-sy week !


  1. We love this. We really wanted to see a Journal Your Christmas, as the idea intrigues us. We may have to investigate this next year. Your pages are looking lovely and we can imagine it's wonderful to look back at years gone by and see which traditions you keep and which have changed.

  2. What a great start to your JYC album, keep up the good work, Jill #30

  3. Great looking album for 2012! Am I too late to start one? Hmmm....I had a great time on my cruise but now I am so feeling the crunch of the holiday season. I plan on getting the tree and decorations up by Friday and leaving them till...?? I hope you have your holiday plans more in control then I do! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week! Vickie #3

  4. Adore your Advent journal. I doing mine weekly and jotting stuff down on the tags from my Secret Sister packages. How do you intend to bind your pages? I have just ordered a Bind-it-all machine as my present from my Mum who is send us all money this year. Thanks for stopping by BJ#36

  5. Happy Belated WOYWW. I am so impressed that you manage to make such a wonderful journal and work as well. 2013 will be the year for me to start a journal! Ali x #20

  6. Your good journalling your Christmas I dont even get time to do that, mind you I would probably spend my spare time sleeping if I could. LOL Glad you get to have some time off and have a break I work Christmas and Christmas day too. Everything is so full on at this time of year, oh to the festivities ho ho ho.

    Belated WOYWW greetings
    Eliza 12

  7. I love Shimelle's workshops. She has a way of really making it fun. I will have to go check it out.

    I hope you end up capturing all the holiday memories. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Belinda (65)