Over at www.shimelle.com, there has been a whole weekend of Christmas challenges. Here are some that I had a go at:
Weaving with strips of paper. Thanks to Melissa Mann, I was inspired to make 2 cards and a page for my Christmas Journal.
Cute tags from Mindy Millar. Think I’ll be making a whole batch of these!
A Merry Christmas banner, inspired by this post by Corrie Jones. I used up a few old Basic Grey tags I had and made some more!
Final challenges on Pretty paper Party included ‘show us your favourite scrapbook project’. Thought you might like to see this. I made it quite a few years ago now, when I first started scrapbooking and was researching my Grandad’s world war 1 record. This LO tells his story. I love it because of the story it tells, but also because of all the ephemera on it. I scanned and distressed his attestation paper and a map of Mespotamia (today’s Iraq) where he served his time, as part of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. Looking at it now, I overdid it a bit on the distressing! I think I used tea and coffee!!! The photos were taken at his training camp at Rugeley in the West Midlands before they sailed to Mespotamia.
And now my thoughts are with my Christmas Journal for 2011. Last year I made this 7 x 5 album with a kit from Cocoa Daisy. This year I am going for a 8.5 x 11 album. More about it later….