Whimsy Wednesday ~ Christmas Wish List

A warm hello to you all out there in the blogosphere today. I have my Whimsy Wednesday Inspiration post to share with you today and I gotta tell ya, this was a bit of a trick in the making. I had to ruminate on this one for quite a while to work out how to get my vision on the page! But man am I glad I stuck at it. I know have a very gorgeous Christmas Planning Diary.

This beautiful paper is part of a range of digital papers that Whimsy just released called Winter Wonderland and this set is FULL of the most divine Winter scenes. I just couldn't figure out which paper to work with at first as they're all so delish! But I had a definite vision of what I wanted to do with the paper. I have wanted a Christmas Diary for the longest time, one where I can write Christmas card lists and pressie idea lists. I had a 'ready to decorate' kraft diary in my stash with little divider tabs down the side, so this gorgeous paper was the perfect thing to jazz up this plain diary. What took me the longest time, was to work out a design that didn't cover the gorgeous paper but enhanced it. What I settled on I'm really pleased with. It's very CAS as I didn't want to loose any of the gorgeous image. I did have to trim the image down a little on the sides to fit, but otherwise the paper is fully visible. 

 Shot in soft focus to show the sparkle

All I've done is add a sprinkling of loose glitter over the design, to enhance the existing snowfall in the paper and then I added a sentiment cut from silver glitter cardstock using two Whimsy dies. The 'believe' die is part of a lovely set of dies from Whimsy called Wonderland Word Die Set and the Christmas Large Word Die is a stand alone die.

I wanted the sentiment to say 'Believe in Christmas', as lately, my littlies growing up are questioning the magic of it and although they 'know', I still want to encourage the mystery and magic of Christmas for as long as their lil' hearts will allow. I added the 'in' part of the sentiment, by masking off a sentiment I had in my stash leaving that portion of it visible, inking it up with Versamark ink and then adding Hero Arts fine silver embossing powder and melting it with my heat gun. It's almost impossible to capture well the sparkle and glitter of this notebook design, but in reality it's lovely and sparkly. I tied some old organza ribbon that used to part of a scrunchy hair tie of my daughters, which broke. I had kept all the ribbon to use for just such an occasion. I love how this came out!

A softer shot taken in the shade without the harsh shadows of the first pic.

Head on over to the Whimsy Stamps Store to see what else they have in their New Digital Release line up, there are just so many gorgeous paper sets and lovely sentiments sets. All perfect for that quick download and instant use! I love digital elements for last minute Christmas crafting. There are some fab 'pre-coloured' sets of images and sentiments too, which are super handy for those hasty last minute Christmas makes. I hope you enjoyed my inspiration post today and I'll be back again next Wednesday with my next Whimsy Wednesday Inspiration Post. See you all again very soon with another crafty adventure. Big hugs to you all and happy crafting!

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Gals Corner: #152 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #204 ~ Christmas/Winter
Aud Sentiments: #194 ~ Christmas + Sentiment
Colour Crazy Challenge: #48 ~ Anything Goes
Simons Says Monday Challenge: Icy Inspiration
Crafting From The Heart: #186 ~ Anything Goes
Come And Get It Challenge: Christmas Challenge
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #284 ~ Winter/Christmas
Dragonfly Journeys: #106 ~ Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Crafty Catz: #396 ~ Anything Goes + White With One Other Colour

Update: Lovely surprise to see my Christmas Notebook made the Top 5 at Aud Sentiments. Thank you ladies, I'm so delighted you loved my design. Thank you for the lovely comments xoxo

Second Update: A lovely surprise to find I'd won a gorgeous Paper Nest Dolls prize from Come And Get It's last challenge. Sad to see another fabulous challenge blog go. Thank you for the wonderful prize ladies xoxo 


Chris said…
Your planner is beautiful Wends ...it looks magical! The DP is beautiful, great recycling with the ribbon, so pretty.
Cara said…
This is such a beautiful planner I love the sparkle and ribbons x
Fikreta said…
wow! its gorgeous!
As.I.Do.Rodos. said…
Fabulous book.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Rene said…
This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this project with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

Meihsia Liu said…
This is such a fabulous Christmas project! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)
Creative world said…
Beautiful Christmas card..thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx
Helene Siermans said…
This planer is awesome Wendy! I love the pretty scene at the front and those gorgeous ribbons. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz. Best of luck! Nick DT
TracyM #6773 said…
CONGRATULATIONS on being a winner in the very last Come And Get It Challenge :)
Jo Ann said…
Great job decorating this notebook. Thanks a lot for joining last month's challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Please join us again this month for some fun and inspiration. Have a blessed week!


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