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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 26 December 2012

WOYWW #186 - Boxing Day

Hello all my fellow WOYWWers, hope Christmas Day went well with you all.
I have been finishing off my Tag Journal and thought you might like to see the last few pages/ inside covers.

Firstly, I did a double page of the Jubilee ATCs I got from both my UKPC group SWAP and the infamous 3rd anniversary WOYWW SWAP.

The rest of the ATCs I got from the 3rd anniversary SWAP I put on the inside cover.

At the back I put my Fairy doll which I posted on Christmas Day and also a couple of pieces received from friends.

I just need to paint the back cover and then I'll have a full to bursting reminder of the crafting fun in 2012.

Thanks to everyone here on WOYWW and UKPC and Timmy's tags and all the various challenges I have taken part in for making crafting so special this year.

Happy New Year to all my blogland friends.  


SandeeNC said...

Merry Christmas from the hills of North Carolina :) What a great way to look back over the year!

okienurse said...

Merry Christmas and Happy HOlidays. HOpe you have a great week! Love the last pages in your book. Vickie #4

Sunshine Girl said...

Very nice - I love all the union flag stuff. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and that you have a great New Year too. Sunshine Girl.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a great way to store all those beautiful tags! Clever you.
I hope you and yours have had a wonderful Christmas, may the happiness continue into 2013!
LLJ 16 xxxx

Tertia said...

What a great idea to make a book like that to store all the crafty goodness through the year.
Happy WOYWW and may the New Year bring you lots of good health, happiness and blessings!
Tertia #6

Belinda Basson said...

I love your journal. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

Annie said...

I'd forgotten it was Wednesday til I switched the computer on but of course I wouldn't miss out our fun for all the world even if life is pretty manic at ours today :-)
I've done the early prep that I can do for the party later[quiche, icing of buns, cooking of mini sausages etc] so there is just the last minute bits to go in the oven now. Now enjoying a quick bit of blog hopping and a coffee :-)
Here's hoping 2013 brings good health and much happiness for all :-)
Biggest hugs,
Annie x

KatzElbows said...

Love your tag journal; what a great way to keep and remember all the beautiful art you received. I hope you have a wonderful new year,

Rachel, #26

Francesca said...

what a good idea, I have loads of tags sitting about, great way to keep them together. Francesca #28

MiniOwner said...

Your book looks amazing! Well done. Happy Boxing Day and Happy Wednesday, too.:o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@34)

Words and Pictures said...

Those pages look fab, and what lovely shared ATCs - they are gorgeous! Continuing good wishes for the festive season, and happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Hettie said...

Great way to keep those ATCs. Well done you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done Bk, tha treacly is a fab piece of work and such a great reminder of people and techniques you met and played with in 2012. Bet you're looking forward to the next one already.

voodoo vixen said...

Love your journal and that will be a lovely keepsake of your 2012 endeavours!
Happy WOYWW and Boxing Day!!

Helen said...

Love this, BJ! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas Day and enjoy the rest of the holidays. Helen, 40

Caz said...

Great way to keep all your 2012 reminders safe and easy to look back over!
Season's greetings

Karin said...

Great tag book
Happy Boxing day, Karin #51

fairy thoughts said...

your tag /crafty book looks fab what a great way to store your crafty memories. I hope 2013 is great for you
janet #8

Hettie said...

Hia again :-). Yes it is a bobbin winder and is a godsend when you need to wind 50 pairs of bobbins with about 3yds on each bobbin :-) The "tree" is specially for bobbins and is made of cherry wood. My Dad made it for me to my spec :-). Great for hanging them on as you are winding them :-).

Krisha said...

What a great tag journal.
Krisha #48

fairy thoughts said...

I had to come back and have another look at the ATC's and yes I did spot mine the second time ... it seems such a long time ago. That is a relly good idea I often wonder what to do with them. First project odf 2013 ... maybe

Anonymous said...

Hello, BJ, really like the way you're displaying all your tags and ATCs. How interesting, and meaningful, that the Baby Jesus was your only figure that wasn't broken. Hope you're having a happy crafty day. ~ Laura #39

Nan G said...

Fab tags and ATCs ! Love your backgrounds for displaying and that've added each person's name by the tag! Really love the tags. I'll have to pop over and check out the site. Have a Happy New Year! Nan 44

Ali H said...

I love your Tag book & have a new years plan to follow your example !! Wishing you all the best for the New Year ! Love Ali #61

Queen Lightwell said...

WOW! You are so on top of that thing! Way to go. :) I should do something like that next year. I've never done the journal or smash book thing or even a scrapbook of my own, shocking right? lol
Hope you are having a lovely week and thanks for sharing your project with us! :)
Deeyll #62

Sandi McLean said...

Wow! Love your journal, congrats to you for doing the whole year! Thanks for coming my way :) Warmest wishes for 2013. Sandi #36

Anonymous said...

love the journal pages! The red/blue/white is striking! Happy woyww Lindsay #60

Darnell said...

Your 2012 tag/ATC journal is amazing, BJ! How wonderful that you kept it up-to-date and can wrap up those memories and start fresh just as the new year starts. Very impressive!!

I'm still making my way around WOYWW. I send you best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!! Darnell #53

Eliza said...

So nice to see that you have made a journal for your atc's its lovley. I am running really late this year, work got in the way and no internet there. boo hoo.

Belated Christmas Greetings and Happy New Year

Eliza #63

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, it's taking me forever to get around this week - even longer than usual - too many distractions! Love your journal pages - you've inspired me to do something with all the lovely cards and ATCs I have received from lovely blogging friends. I fully expect to be speaking to you before Hogmanay but just in case I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. Elizabeth x #30

April said...

Thank you for all the insight to WOYWW. Your book is looking great. April

Kezzy said...

Wow the ATC journal is gorgeous, what a beautiful idea. Happy Woyww :-) Kerry xxx