December Daily

Darrel’s December Daily : Setting up

December Daily Pasts


December Daily progress is not something I have been successful at in the past. In 2015 and 2016 I managed roughly two pages each before it slipped away. In the post Christmas sales last year I picked up some Alie Edwards products planning to get back to documenting past Christmas but it didn’t happen. 

The motivation

So this year I have started again, with a renewed passion for documenting. Now, if you’ve followed my blog at any point this year you’ll know I’ve been a lot about new starts and not so much about new finishes this year. And it’s highly likely that this won’t be any different. But you have to try. It means there’s at least a chance it will be different this year. Plus, I have the added motivation of this being my first Christmas as a married woman. I think in years to come, it might be nice to have documented the start of our family christmas. 


The prep

I started this year by pulling out all my Christmas supplies and Storting them roughly into categories. A box for cards, chipboard and ephemera each. A stack of papers. And then my box with stickers in the bottom and lots of bits and pieces in the top. 


I also extracted a number of things I’ve used in the past for card making that don’t attract me as much any more. I figure if I love the supplies around me, I’m more likely to keep it up. 


The plan

I’m planning on using a combination of different supplies this year. I have collected bits and pieces from the Christmas lines by Ali Edwards, Simple Stories, Shimelle, Lawn Fawn and also my regular scrapbooking supplies. It will mean the album is less cohesive then others I’ve admired online, and that worries me a little, but on the flip side it takes away the pressure of having to visualise the whole before the start. I also haven’t tried any foundation pages. I can see the logic in that kind of preparation for keeping up, but I think since this is my first true attempt at #dailydecember I need to just take it day by day. 


And in saying that, here’s my efforts for Day 1: 


Title Page

Darrel Rob Title Page
A colourful title page – Darrel Rob Crafts

My main aim was to make something cheerful. I’ve mixed Doodlebug Designs and Simple Stories Joyful. The Happy Holidays is die cut from pink foil and the lights are an embellishment from The Reject Shop. It’s bulky but it makes me smile!

My reason why


This page is fairly simple. The 6×8 card is from one of the Ali Edwards kits last year. I stamped in the top right corner (Ali Edwards stamp & Momento ink) added the stars and trees puffy stickers (Simple Stories) and then just started to write. As I did, I noticed I had a collection of word stickers near me and it just so happened that they fit with what I was writing. For some reason I really love how this turned out! 

Reason why Darrel Rob Crafts
My reason why – Daily December


Now wish me luck while I try and move all those supplies from my lounge room floor to my tiny Kmart craft table!