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Well what have I been up to this week, in cahoots with the Graphics 45 gang, been making this layout. It's of my daughter and her friends at Leeds Fest last year. I have been wanting to use these photo's, they only took a few and they are a bit blurred, but i love them. i had had these hippy chick things from s.e.i. for absolutely ages, and thought they would be perfect but had to mash then together with some We R Memory Keepers papers (Tiffany range) to make the layout. i also used the American Crafts photo protectors that come with pre punched holes which lend themselves immediately to adding to a page with brads or other fasteners. I also wanted to remind myself, that it is supposed to be getting warmer!
it's a work in progress

Needed a Breather

Needed a breather this week. So I have, went back to bed with a book the other day, and stayed in my dressing gown all day last Friday. Disgusting I hear some of you cry, but I had my own space back and just wanted to cut off from everything for a day. But over the last week, I have been doing my BoBunny "Timepiece" mini album. When I say it's a mini album, it's about the size of a side plate, I was quite surprised when I received it from Craft Obsessions, anyway, here are the first few pages ......

Lost and Found # 2

Well finally I managed to finish another one of my pages from the Lost and Found kit I was telling you about. I was inspired at first and had the basic page done, but then took ages to find a photo and ended up spending loads of time scanning old photo's on to my laptop (you may have seen a few of them on facebook. Initially I spritzed the background paper a tiny bit, I also spritzed half a packet of flowers with my home made mica mist, the flowers are all Prima, and also I love this product from Prima which is called Vines, you can cut small bits off them which makes them go a lot further.This one is called blossom branches pistachio.
I've had the builders in re setting my shower tray, and so, they have re tiled the whole shower area and round the bath, it looks lovely but keeping up with the dust has been a nightmare (of the worst kind). So I treated myself to a pedicure this morning and tried out a new product called "Shatter" I now have toe nails that look like i have added crackle glaze to them..... not a good look (I wouldn't recommend it).
I've also tried to do something productive other than cleaning, I have been scanning a lot of old photo's on to my laptop, I couldn't resist putting a couple of albums on to facebook, one named school days and the other just oldies, can't wait till the friends and family notice them !!!
This is one of mine and Robyn's all time favourites.

Art Journal, my efforts over the Christmas New Year period

Art Journaling

Where are you on art journalling? I first gave it a try about ooo I think it must be three years ago at Dyan's. At the time, it looked a lot like this ..... I still love the front cover of the album I made, back then all the pages were, paint effects, rubber stamps and journalling. Mists had just about come out and I had used a mask and some glimmer mist on this tag.

Nowadays of course it is huge and with people like Teesha Moore and Dina Wakley, it's not
difficult to find inspiration. I had been collecting bits and pieces since my first art journal

class, and as i had some time off over Christmas and New Year, I decided I really needed to have another crack at it. So I had a play and dabbled with styles, but I certainly don't think i have found my own yet. I am favouring the Dina Wakley way but I am still unsure about the whole thing. I find it hard to write one line on a scrapbook page, never mind a whole journal of angst and thoughts!

Bit of me Time

Finally had some crafting time yesterday. I have been so busy with the family being around over the past two bank holiday weekends. I'm not complaining, I don't get to spend enough time with them, but I am having withdrawal from lack of crafting! I have also spent a couple of weekends (in between other things) tile shopping, tiles are so fixed aren't they, so it's a big decision. So yesterday I pulled out a kit from Samuel Taylor's from last October, it's the MME Lost & Found Market Street. It's so gorgeous it's easy to use, and I have done three pages straight off from it (creative juices flowing), but naughty me, I have done pages with no photo's on! I often do this and have a big pile, that I am "going to add photo's to later" honest! Not quite finished, just needs a little more embellishment.