Monday, 30 January 2012

Blog Award

Thank You Dotty for gifting me with this reward
There are some rules with receiving this award 
and sharing the love too.

Here are the rules:

The idea of the Leibster award is to bring attention 
to blogs with less than 200 followers. So, in the 
spirit of good fun I am passing this award on to 
five other bloggers. Please stop by and visit them.

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you 
the award by linking back to them.

2. Reveal your five picks for the award and
 let them know.

3. Post the award on your blog.

4. Bask in the love from the most supportive
 people on the blogshare-other bloggers.

5. Finally and the best rule of all..........
have fun and spread the love!
The blogs I've chosen are listed below.  
Click on over to their sites and take a look!

Picking 5 people was so hard to do there are sooo 
many of you out there that I LOVE to visit, and then 
some of the ones I chose had already received the award.... but  I lots of fun too because I got to visit 
so many friends and check out their blogs again 
I may not comment often but please remember 

I'm always looking and enjoy my visits so much!!!

Thanks Dotty for choosing me

Thanks for stopping by again!

Postcard Alphabetica Swap A and B

My A and B postcards for The Alphabetica Swap on UK Art Swaps. Both sides were decorated as per swap rules.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


 I had over 300 photos printed from Aldi so I have used some of them in my 'Days Out' Journal.
I used all kinds of mediums for backgrounds. It was an opportunity to include my stash of Ephemera collected in the last 18 months.
 Warwick Castle
Can you tell I like the dressing up. 
Haworth The Home of The Bronte Sisters

Queen Street Mill Burnley featured in The King's Speech.

King Tut Exhibtion - Trafford Centre

Weavers Triangle Museum and Towneley Hall Burnley
If you have got this far then join the weekly party over at The Stamping Ground for more snooping.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Woyww 137

 I am into journalling at the moment. I have 5 on the go. I had some photo's printed at Aldi online. Your first 100 prints are free as a new customer. It's Wednesday so run to Julia's blog by following the link in my side bar. This is my first post using my iPad so hoping it is OK.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


 I am working on the lounge floor in front of the fire. I have cut, inked and added collage bits to my suitcase book pages. I have to sort out my photos next.
 In case you were wondering about my Hollywood tin well this is what's in it. My H2O Collection. I bought the tin a year ago in a gift shop in Hollywood.
The lighting wasn't right on this photo but it is a page I did in my art journal. The Poppies were made from book pages. I painted them with H2O's The Poppy Red H2O was too dark I thought so I painted another reddish colour on the top. I am practising drawing for my next page:-)
If you have just arrived go to the Boss's Blog to snoop more work spaces.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Suitcase Project

This was as far as I got on Saturday at Stamp Club.
A work in progress.
Made the box at Vicky Stampers on Saturday
Worked on it yesterday adding the pocket in the lid, monacle etc.
More work to be done including decorating the book pages.
More pics soon as the light isn't good at 5.30 in the morning.

Friday, 6 January 2012

 My Grandson made a gift box/carrier from a cereal box.
 We made some finger puppets  too.
This is as far as we have got with the puppet theatre as he is back at school now.
Made The Gingerbread Man but his little 2 year old sister thought it was also for eating and it is full of teeth marks. LOL
To be continued........

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


The workdesk is in the kitchen today for a fast clean up after I showed my 2 year old GD Yasmine how to stamp. She has taken to this in an amazing way. Good job I kept my kids stamping kit. I think it was made by Waddingtons and the inks are still good. Amazing. 
Now go and snoop over a 100 desks at WOYWW
Have fun and do not forget to share.

Monday, 2 January 2012

January 2012

Finally finished January pages. I had a lot of fun planning and making my pages.
I chose  blue and white Wintry colours.
Now I have to think about February's pages.