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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 5 March 2014

WOYWW #248 - Sunshiny

Well look at me, it's a quarter to ten and I have just realised it is Wednesday!

Blame it on harp playing (or visits) or the menopause, take your pick! Well at least it is sunny for my photo.

We focused on "book pages" at craft club last week and I made the 2 bird cards. (Do click on the photo as it will be much bigger then)

The page in my DLP is on "found poetry" using a book page too. Book Pages is also the theme for this month's swap on UKPC and I fortunately found the magazine article so am having a go at that.

I did my Craft Barn quote on AGE using Victor Hugo's quote:-

Forty is the old age of youth
Fifty the youth of old age.

Quite appropriate for my ripe old age don't you think!

Oh and here's the garden this month. After last year's photo a month I couldn't resist carrying on with it.

So come over to Julia's to see what I am "harping" on about with this WOYWW thing!


Glenda said...

Love your creative space inside and out! The garden is amazing and I can just imagine sitting under the tree in the shade in summer! Just lovely!
Glenda #66

Twiglet said...

Brilliant - just wondering what 60 is!!! x Jo #60

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ, gorgeousness on your desk today. Love those book page projects.

I'm blaming everything on my hormones at the moment - otherwise I'm going to have to find a really good reason for swapping between tears and rage like you'd switch between TV channels :0 ( the M word sucks! MMx #51

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I feel shame about my found poetry. You made yours look SO adorable. I'm super impressed. Yes, I enlarged all photos, including your Craft Barn entry on age. That quote must have been on your menopausal mind when you found it (grin).

Thank you beyond belief for continuing your monthly photos. That makes me SO happy, and I see something new each month. BTW, our grass is white with snow right now!!

Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Karin said...

I love your bird cards BJ.
Happy Wednesday,
Karin #87

Mrs.D said...

Hi BJ,
Love those bird cards, very nice.
And your garden looks busy, I was rather naughty and decided not to do the weeding today, but to play inside even though the sun was shining.
How are the fingers, no more cuts I hope?
Chris #56

shazsilverwolf said...

Wonderful bird cards, love them. the journal page is very bright and refreshing. Good luck with the gardening, lol. Have to start tackling ours soon, I think. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41 xx

Christine said...

Love your bird cards - may have to CASe them ...
Glad the harp playing is continuing

Have a happy week
Bishopsmate #82

Helen said...

Love the age page, and also the book page! Helen 5

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a pretty view out your window. Tell me, is that a little red-breasted bird on a birdhouse I see out that way? I know I see birds on your cards and they are quite lovely cards. Love the Hugo quote page. Neat stuff! Judy #92

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi BJ,love the bird cards and the journal page. Wish I could stick to the instrument practice. Been trying to learn to play the sax for ages but keep getting distracted by other things.
Thanks for visiting me earlier, Angela x 63

Neet said...

Don't mention ripe old ages please. I have a bifrthday coming up.
Love your pages and thanks for the heads up on PJ's blog where you mentioned about resizing photos.
I think you should let everyone know about that as so many are small (mine included) and stop us having a good old nose.
Hugs, Neet 8 xx
ps glad your hand is getting better

Sherry said...

Your birdy cards are so tweet! (I made them bigger to see better). You have a nice garden - especially now Spring is here/coming and isn't it lovely to have some sunshine at last!!! Have a harpy week xx

Sherry x
WoYWw #87

Anonymous said...

You have been so productive. I have not touched my journals for ages, seem to spend all my time sorting out stash to sell and getting paperwork done. One of the reasons why I have not joined in this week, but sneeking in for some snooping whilst Rich watches the soaps (I stopped following them in January). Ali x

Nikki said...

Beautiful card your creating love the layout of it have to love a magazines and how they inspire us hugs Nikki 7

glitterandglue said...

Hi BJ. So glad you are enjoying your harp! Long may the fun continue - sore fingers yet??!
Those two bird cards are just great - so attractive. Well done.
Your garden looks good. I haven't been out in our garden to do any work yet this year - but I shall have to get there soon - or the lawn will look like a hayfield! The only disadvantage of living by the sea is the more temperate climate - lawns just never stop growing!
Have a great week.
Margaret #13

Sherry said...

Me again! You asked about the music sheets on my desk - no I don't play anything, they are purely for crafting and using as a background for photos xx

okienurse said...

okay now what is said about 60? I feel so old some days. Love the bird cards and you did an awesome job with the journal pages. Sorry I am so late getting by this week but at least I had some time come open so I could do some blog hopping! Thanks for sharing your awesome desk! Vickie aka Okienurse #57