Thursday, December 08, 2011

December - OUAS challenge dec 1st

well is anyone else feeling like there is beginning to be so much to do!!? i have created a layout for the which is to share what is special about December.. and to use this sketch...

well where do i start and how do i describe what i feel about December?? in a way that i hope gives you an idea about my feelings this time of the year...  i dont know about you, but December brings about a closure for me of the year that has been.. the new year seems to be almost a new beginning.. fresh, no mistakes yet and we all set off in anticapation of the months ahead..  who would have known the horror that January this year was going to bring to Queensland...?? and come December 31 all the events of this year will become history..

so my journalling is a poem i wrote for this challenge.. about December... a time i reflect upon, a time i 'touch base' with my faith in remembering the first Christmas...


and the poem.....

         December comes around as quickly,
          as the predicted summer rains,
          It’s time to get my book out
          And begin my lists again.
          The shopping for some pressy’s
          To share with others and then,
          The menus, decorations and
          The tree unpacked again..
          But apart from all the external
          Things that I do and say,
          There is something that happens
           In my heart along the way..
          December is the last month
          Of another busy year,
          A time to reflect and remember
         And often shed a tear.
         A happy tear for all the blessings
         I know have come my way,
         A sad tear for those who no longer
         Are here today..
         But more then all the hype
         That commercialism brings,
         A quiet spirit takes me to the
         Message that made the angels sing..
         For tucked away in every December,
         Is lowly manger scene,
         A saviour born in a stable
         Was not a far fetched dream.
         And it is this old old story
        That strengthens this heart of mine,
        To think we can find hope
         In this Christ Child divine..
        Of all the presents I can unwrap,
        The greatest gift is free,
       It is simply once again rekindling
        The Love God has for me         


thanks for all the lovely comments you leave, i really do look forward to each one.. i hope you are enjoying the season and not getting too stressed with all the things we can want to do, and i hope you get time with family and friends and just cherishing every special person in your life.. take care... xxxxxx


  1. Stunning page sweet poem so cool of you your own poem.
    It gives you a great christmas feeling your page.

  2. Very cool page, the layering is totally awesome! ANd I love the poem!! Love how you managed to fit everything in and still have it look so great!

  3. Love all this Christmas goodness Lizzy. So many delicious goodies to catch the eye. Super duper gorgeous. Cheers Di xx

  4. this is gorgeous all the yummy layers of goodies and the poem :) I hope that you have a fantastic 2012 :)

  5. Love your take on the sketch, so many great details to look at.

  6. super cool page with awesome poem, great job!

  7. Hi Lizzy, first of all I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for always leaving me super sweet comments! I appreciate it so much that you always take a moment to stop by and leave me such kind words:) Thank you so much! I also wanted to let you know how much I love this layout. It turned out so gorgeous. I just love the Christmas feel to it and all the pretty holiday details!

  8. Hey Lizzy!! What a beautiful poem it is truly special :) and I love your layout too so many beautiful touches. May you truly enjoy the joy of the season and may 2012 be full of blessings!

  9. Wow! look at all the detail!
    Thank you for joining us for this OUAS challenge!

  10. Amazing detail!
    lovely layout
    Thanks for playing with us at Once Upon A....Sketch!

  11. WOW SOOOO Beautiful my friend

    and happy christmas !!!

    hugs carla

  12. WOW! This page is stunning. I love everything about it and your poem is just beautiful.

  13. Awww...that's a lovely and touching poem! Beautiful work Lizzy!!!Thanks for sharing it with us at OUAS!

  14. Such a gorgeous Christmas LO!! ~ Blessings

  15. Hi Lizzy!
    What a gorgeous layout with amazing details! Love that poem, too!
    Thank you for playing along at Once Upon A ....Sketch!


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