Friday, 7 November 2014

Worn Christmas Journal.

It's November, and you know what that means.. the Countdown to Christmas is on.
Christmas is my very favourite time of the year. There is just something truly magical about Christmas.  Even though for me,  Christmas is normally spent at the beach, I would one day love to have a cold Christmas, or even better a White Christmas. Until then I will just have to make do with the gorgeous Christmas lines that are available..
Today I've got just the outside of my Christmas Journal to share with you. I am actually organised this year and have it finished before December.! ( well the cover anyway!)
As you can probably guess it is made with of course, some  my very favourite Tim Holtz Christmas goodies..

 I started off with a Christmas Worn cover, Now these are just gorgeous on their own, but I've decided to cover the front of mine. I've used some paper form the HolidaĆ½'s Past Paper Stash. I loved this paper when it came out, and was a little sad to see it retired..
I then layered some pieces from the Christmas Ephemera Pack which I've inked with Distress Ink around the edges, using of course you guesses it Gathered Twigs and some Idea-ology embellishments onto my background paper. Added in some die cut elements , painted with Distress Crackle paint -  Love the Vintage Lace die! , Some  trim, machine stitching and my ring binder and I was done..

I just love the Mirrored Stars and the Reindeer.

You can't  have a bow without something dangling from it.. and what could be better than a Bauble, Christmas Muse Token and Ice Skate!
Now all that is left to do is fill it full of even more Christmas Goodness!
The Details:
Base:  Tim Holtz:  Worn Cover - Christmas Wishes
Paper:  Tim Holtz : Holiday's Past.
Tim  Holtz -
Adornments: Christmas
Adornments: Ice-skates
Muse Tokens - Christmas
Ephemera Pack - Christmas
Mirrored Stars
Trimmings: Red/Cream
Jump Rings
Swivel Claps
Ring Binder
Distress Ink : Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Distress Crackle Paint : Picket Fence
Tim Holtz - Strip die - Vintage Lace
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day, and hope to see you again soon..
Happy Creating,
Karen xxx


  1. This is so lovely Karen. It's perfectly vintage Christmas. I look forward to seeing your December Daily. :)

  2. Brilliant! I absolutely adore how you have layered all the different elements, a stunning vintage Christmas creation!

  3. This is so awesome looking! I love the old vintage look of it. It's so inviting to pick it up and open it.