Do you know, I can't believe it myself, but I have stayed up to date with a challenge that I have to do something for every day?
A few of us on the Bubblyfunk Forum have joined in with the 2010 Journal Challenge from TheKathrynWheel Blog. You just have to make a small entry each day and that's the only rules; it's up to each person to do what they want design wise. Then you leave a comment on Kate's blog and upload at the end of the month.
I've joined a few challenge things and just not kept up with them (last year it was Emily Falconbridges 52Questions - I did about 5!), but this one sounded fun and, as it's only a small bit to do each day, I thought I'd manage.
Of course, it didn't go as I'd planned, as I was stuck at Lynne's for most of January, so instead of neatly cut squares, I cut them freehand and wonky on purpose. Lucky for me that I have given Lucy a load of stuff over the years and could nab some papers etc. I did the pages themselves when I got home last week.
The base is slightly larger than A4 and has been made up using Distress Inks and water, a few stamps and some doodling. I already had some tiny die cut snowflakes which was handy for the days/weeks of snow! I also cut a few tiny flowers and letters and doodled on those to tie them in with the squares. Here's the first page in close up:
And here's the second page:
This is my favourite entry for January, for both the fab day we had and the Hero Art dog stamp. I didn't need to add any words for this day, but for those who don't know me, I went with my sister and her family to confirm which puppy was theirs from the breeder. It was such a lovely day that it needed to be emphasised by all the doodling around it - one good reason for not sticking the squares in beforehand.
This was another good few days, I finally got to visit Hazel, who lives so close to my sister and I got home for the first time this year!
The zzzzzzzzzzzz's represent the days where I am flaked out rather than just the normal knackeredness by the way!!
I have made the base pages for February too. I just keep adding more and more doodling each time I look at them so I really should stop otherwise there'll be no room for journalling!
I decided that I didn't want to go down the red/pink lovey dovey hearts etc., but I felt the page needed something extra so it got a big heart.
I haven't stuck the circles down, but just arranged them how they will be eventually.
I can't wait to see what everyone else has done!