January 17, 2016

December this and that

Hello! Hope you have had a good weekend? 

Mine started off a bit chilly, as did most peoples, I was outside taking part in my first park run. If you haven't heard of it before, it is simply a run (or walk) in a large park. It is free to do, people meet once a week and complete a 5k circuit and you are then given your time. It's not a race, it is just for fun. 

I started running in June last year, I have NEVER ever run before... not even as a teenager. So I had a lot of work to do, I started training a little bit at a time and decided to set myself a goal of running in a park run... and that day came! I did it! Unfortunately, I picked the coldest day we have had so far. Typical! It was ok though, I didn't freeze!

Speaking of which, let's move onto day 13 of my JYC album. 

December weather... 

Which, in the UK, was one of the warmest Decembers in 70 years!

I liked the idea of layering for this topic, and used some sequins and foil confetti inside a page protector.

I also used some white star acetate I had in my Christmas stash, it is a small 3x3 page that I adapted to look like a tag. The numbering is on the acetate and then it lifts to reveal the journaling (when I have completed it).  

I finished the back with a cute little die cut from Anna Brimbles collection. 

Day 14: The places we go!

The girls, My Sister, Mum, Auntie and myself, went out for a Christmas lunch to the same place we had afternoon tea in the summer. They had decorated it with a lovely winter theme and a splash of Christmas decorations, it looked lovely. 

Day 15: Deck the halls! 
I love Christmas decorations, especially trees. I had three up this year which I know sounds a lot but we have a living room and a family room as well as one in the hall so they were spread out!

Day 16: Christmas Entertainment... or Nativities ;)
Adam was poorly with a tummy bug a couple of weeks before Christmas, it was gone by Christmas day but it meant that he missed his nativity. 

Steve stayed at home to look after Adam so he missed Emily's, I recorded parts to show him when I got home including the main part where Emily came on stage. I wanted to include it in my album so I created a QR code, I can then scan it with my phone and watch it when I want.

Day 17: I went with a tradition that I like to put in my album every year, Adam and Emily's cute tree creations!

I love the way they evolve year on year!

That's enough from me tonight *yawn* I'm off to bed soon.

Bye for now!


Sian said...

So now I have something else to admire about you too! I couldn't run to save my life. Go you!

Susanne said...

This is great - I really like the color scheme of your album.