We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Hello December!

December - the last month of the year, contains Christmas, frosty mornings with bright blue skies (sometimes), and my birthday - which was yesterday but the celebrations started a couple of weeks ago, and I have a lunch today too! - what's not to like about December!

It is the last page of the Craft Barn's Calendar challenge, and December's words are tree and gold/silver.

I don't have much in the way of Christmas stamps or dies, so I decided to do a doodle tree with some baubles, and a touch of gold/silver/white embossing powder lightly sprinkled.

Difficult to photograph to show the embossing; this was taken in full sunlight (a rare occurrence at the moment), so caught some shadows, but you get the idea!

So, 2016's calendar is finished - here are all the pages. If you want to read all the posts, just click on "Craft Barn Calendar Challenge 2015" from the categories list on the side bar.

All I now need to do is find some way to bind it.

Can you believe how mild it is - but still too wet and murky for me - I would really like to see frosty sparkles in the morning sun!


  1. Love your doodled tree and all your pages - they look so good together. Have a great Christmas!

  2. You could have fooled me... at first sight I thought the tree was a stamped image. You're obviously getting more confident with your drawing and it's a nice way to finish the calendar. Great page, great calendar! Merry Christmas Kaybee.

  3. Your doodled tree is fantastic...maybe stamp design lies ahead

  4. Your doodled tree is perfect!! I have enjoyed seeing your pages each month. I have no idea what I'm going to do with mine now it is finished. Sending best wishes for a fabulous 2016 to you and your loved ones :D

  5. Great page, love your tree! Happy New Year! xx

  6. Fabulous doodled tree and also love the edging. Your pages look good all together and well done on reaching the end of the challenge. Happy New Year!