Friday, 3 December 2021

Creative Artiste December Challenge ~ #78 Anything Mixed Media

Hello Creative Friends 

our theme is ALWAYS *Anything Mixed Media Goes*

This month i'm sharing a Festive pocket Journal


Created using cardboard packaging, wrapped and edged with lace, 
with a salvaged holly sprig cake decoration, felt die cut poinsettia 
embellished with seed beads, bow and button all handstitched in place.


Inside it holds gift and card lists, December reminders and to-do's 
and has been invaluable keeping me focused in the run up to Christmas. 


We @ Creative Artiste look forward to seeing your 

Stay safe & Creative 
Tracey xx


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25 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Tracey, this is soooooo beautiful, what a treasure! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Sue said...

Oh Tracey this is absolutely stunning! I always mean to start one of these but then everything ends up in my diary, but on random pages in April, so I still can never find anything! Yours is a much better idea lol. Take care and have a very happy December, Sue xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much Valerie.. Fingers crossed for a crafty weekend for me x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Sue x It's the only way forward for me this year, portable and pocket sized.. It's my to-do guide of anything and everything December, with a little festive cheer x

Annie said...

Oh, WOW, look at this great holiday idea! This little Christmas journal is a beauty! Definitely an idea I could stand to have at the handy as the holidays get closer. And they come faster and faster every year it seems. I keep tagging my general journal pages that I’ve made notes on. I plan to have wrapping and mailing done soon so that I can leisurely play with some new Christmas inspiration that I’m seeing all over the net. Your little journal is just so pretty. I love the peek into the inside pages to get an idea how it works for you and to figure out how it could work for me. Merry Christmas and wishing you a creative and happiest ever New Year!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a fabulous pocket book! It's perfect to keep all those Christmas lists together and I love the lace cover with the felt poinsettia and beads - amazing 😀. The sentiment you add is a lovely way to remember it's the most a wonderful time of the year too, as it can get overwhelming juggling all the things to do this time of year. Glad you are all organised and wishing you a Happy December! Merry Christmas planning! Hugs Jo x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Really glad you like it Annie, it's invaluable and much easier to carry with me each day. I can just refer to it or add when i'm out and about attending duties. Sorry the peep inside didn't really give too much insight... there's present lists I couldn't risk sharing haa haa.. So glad to see you as GD @ CA xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks so much Jo, yes it sure is an overwhelming time of year.. This definitely keeps me focused as much as I can be.. xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

What a lovely idea Tracey and also practical! The gold lace makes it so luxurious! Thanks for popping in earlier! Wishing you a happy December! xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry this is a generic message, but it's all I could pull together. Late Thursday as I headed to the basement, I caught my sleeve on the railing and lost my balance. I fell down 13 of the 14 steps to the basement floor. I laid there for what seemed like hours, but in reality was probably little more than 20-30 minutes. When I was able to get up, I realized I had hurt my back enough that all I could do was lie on it. I have trouble sitting or standing. I hope you understand. If I normally visit you every day, I hope/plan to feel better by Monday. Thanks for your support and understanding. PLEASE, NO SYMPATHY. It was my own stupidity.

STUNNING cover and book, Tracey.

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful Christmas book. Lovely design. I especially love the little findings and sentiment. I look forward to creating with you and the rest of our talented design team in 2022. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Judy DT

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Zsuzsa, it leaves a sprinkle of gold glitter where ever it touches.
Hope to catch up with you before Christmas is here x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Elizabeth this is very distressing to read what an awful experience for you you take care and do not worry yourself on comments your health and wellbeing is priority...
Take care and please rest yourself x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Judy, it has a few more seasons finds inside it now enough to make another one. Happy Holidays to you and your Family too and all the best for 2022 x

DVArtist said...

Ohhh Tracey, this is so darn pretty. What a beautiful idea.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous pocket journal love all the pages,embellishments and beautiful lace-finally I am able to comment!
Carol x

Ina G said...

Brilliant idea for the insides Tracey. Loving the cover with all that lace and dangly bit at the top. Clever you using the cake decoration. I know I have one tucked away somewhere. Beautiful poinsettia with the beadded centre. So many lovely bits and bobs. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Look forward to seeing more lovlies in the New Year.

sarascloset said...

What a great idea to keep your organized this season, and oh, so pretty, too! I love the reminder within: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! We all need that! Hugs and best Christmas wishes!

Redanne said...

Oh my, what a beautiful place to keep gifts and cards lists. The crochet cover is gorgeous and the felt poinsettia looks so tactile. Apologies for being so late commenting, I have news which I will let you know soon... :( Take care my friend and keep safe and well, this new 'strain' seems to be getting a good hold now. Hugs, Anne xxx

Mac Mable said...

Now that's a great idea to make a pocket journal and yes so helpful x. The cover is absolutely beautiful, textural and so very pretty Tracey x. Have a lovely Christmas season, enjoy and make memories x.

Tera Callihan said...

Beautiful mixed media journal! Thanks for joining us in The Funkie Junkie boutique challenge

Laura Gilhuly said...

Wonderful journal! so pretty! Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Teri Wilson said...

Tracey - This is stunnng. I love the lace cover! What a lovely journal. Thanks for joining the Funkie Junkie's Challenge.

Jenny Marples said...

Oh Tracey I bet this gorgeous planner has been so helpful during the run up to Christmas. I love that lace on the cover and your clever use of felt for the trims. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog x

rachel said...

Such a beautiful festive journal - I love it!- thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw! Hugs Rachel xx