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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.

Thursday 26 February 2015


Bought a bell from Amazon to save all the hollering for the lads to come for their meals.

It's a bit bigger with a lower sound than the little Welsh Lady bell I had been trying the past few days.

Hope it does the trick.

Autumn Song

Don't you just love it when you have the right piece of 12x12 paper in your stash for those special photos?

This page is done on a BoBunny paper called Autumn Song.

Firstly it depicts the Harp Concert I went to last October which was a charity event raising money for Wheels for the World.

The owl embellishment is significant as the organiser's wheelchair bound brother made a film about barn owls which was very special.

Secondly when Pilgrim Harps came to Reigate's Piano Workshop last December and I got to try out some harps. I was a little outdone by a young girl playing some wonderful music on a concert harp on the other side of the room though!

Saturday 21 February 2015

Seas of Red

I have just scrapped some of photos from our day out at The Tower of London last October.

A couple of photos are from the internet as I didn't have a helicopter or drone to get the aerial shot and we didn't actually make it to the Tower Bridge side either.

First we took photos of each other on the train from Tattenham Corner to London Bridge, then our walk along the Thames to the Tower.

The Shard is a big feature now, however we didn't realise it is built over London Bridge Station! I noticed this as we walked back as I spotted a sign and looked up! Shock horror we were right beneath it, so I told the lads to stop and look up too. They were just as amazed!

The poppies were a lovely sight to behold on such a sunny day too, loads of photos were taken so it was quite a job to select a few to scrap!

Finally a couple of snaps inside the Tower grounds. I used the tops of the tickets on this page and the bottom of one as well. What an exhausting day but well worth it. 

I wonder where our poppy was?

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Valentine's / Birthday Weekend

I got loads of flowers for Valentines.

And some more for my Birthday.

I got my small harp for my birthday last year and treated myself to the big one this year. I got the tiny model to make this year too, so I now have a set three!

We'd received our Tower of London Poppy a few weeks back but opened it together on Valentine's. Ours is decidedly muddy and not sure whether to clean it up or not?

For once, my husband wasn't away on business and both days were over the weekend and we could leave our teen "home alone", so we went out on Valentine's for a spot of country air and geocaching.

I was taken to the quaint little village of Shere close to Guildford, where the St James's Church geocache took us to the plaque of "John Wesley's Rule". Unfortunately The Millenium Stone was covered up, probably to protect it from frosts.

Our geocaching search then produced a hide at Albury Saxon Church not far away. The write-up said how it featured in the film "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (I love that film) so how could we resist a visit.

We finished off a lovely day by watching the film too.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Scrap the Everyday

I scrap the everyday things of life and am only a few months behind as these were back in October last year.

First the collection bags from church which were getting rather holey, before, during and after their make-over. I did 4 in all, it took about 5 hours done over a few days.

Then my latest visit to my Mum's in Wales. The boys got to go down to the sea for some stone skimming whilst I stayed behind knee deep in yarn for my crochet classes.