I am getting more ticked off my list including writing and sending all my Christmas cards and buying my wreath for the front door. I love seeing this when I come home...a festive welcome every time.
My vintage advent calendar is revealing such sweet scenes each morning
I have been very busy indeed looking after Bear but I did manage 2 days of Christmas shopping. One with my best friend Karen and one with my darling daughter and Jack...just look how he is growing...
My darling little man.
I manged to make some crafty time as there are some fun challenges I wanted to join in with.
Inspired by my retro advent calender and Jack's cool jumper I made my December page for my art journal.
I had lots of spare Christmas die cuts sitting on the side so I stuck them down and added some gesso and also a holly mask to my paper.
I knew this would leave lots of lovely texture so out came my Distress paints and I got very messy!
After spritzing and spraying I was left with a cool background.
I stamped out one of my favourite Stampendous stamps 3 times
and water coloured a few as I wanted to decoupage the frame.
I put together a very festive scene but chilly scene. You can see how the holly mask shows up w
Peeping through the window to the cottage in the distance looking warm and cosy in the snow.
I made lots of inky and textured elements and tried to keep to quite a retro feel.
Of course mittens in the snow are essential...do you remember having strings on yours as a child?
My art journal page was made for the following challenges;
The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #11
If you would like to play along with Linda's challenge you can see all the rules here. There are some great prizes for the winners too. The challenge is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique Linda shares a tag each week and you just have to take something from it and make something Christmas themed.
You can also combine it with any other challenges. We are up to the penultimate challenge.
This is Linda's tag for week 11 here. I used the red and white background and the fun mittens for some of my inspiration.
A vintage journey winter wonderland
The craft barn 12 month challenge December I have really enjoyed playing along with this challenge and I managed to enter every month of the year.
Simon says stamp Monday icy inspiration
Let's Craft and Create 2/3 anything Christmas
Try it on Tuesday 2/3 Twinkle twinkle, sparkles etc
The artistic stamper 2/3 Christmas
Rubber dance 2/3 glitter/colour option I chose the glitter option
We have an exiting weekend ahead as our babies are coming up to visit tomorrow. I have even made mince pies as they are my daughter's favourite.
Enjoy getting your lists ticked too and have a lovely weekend. I will be back on Monday with the first of 2 Disneyland Paris Moments I have made.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave, especially at such a busy time of the year.