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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.

Saturday 28 March 2015


I was tidying my "man drawer" yesterday. You know the drawer with lots of strange stuff in it from hammer to spare crafting items. Fluorescent stars to tape measures.

Well there was the bunch of hair I had cut off back in March 1997.

Gosh how my hair has changed the in 18 years since getting married and having a son! There were grey ones even then, in fact I'd had the odd grey since I was about 12 years old but not quite so many as I have now! I have never permanently coloured my hair, so this is all me.

Box Cards

Actually made it to Craft Club this month, first time this year.

They were doing pop-up box cards and it was my first time making one of these fun little boxes.

Here's a blog tutorial I found since explaining Box Cards, if you want to make one too.

We used A5 card which makes a neat little box which fits into a C6 envelope. My first one was in a floral Spring like theme.

I made another one today for my son who plays the drums just to show you can do any theme whatsoever with the basic template.

Monday 23 March 2015

Ceiling Rose

I'd wanted one for ages so I popped up to Streatham before Christmas to get one.

I went with the floral one and my husband fixed it in place on Boxing Day for me. Not the most traditional of Boxing Days!

Really pleased I thought of making a floral wreath from diecuts for the page, took ages to stick!

Saturday 21 March 2015

Sunset @ BoxHill

Just got around to my Christmas Day Scrapping.

I had two quite different sets of photos, morning present opening and then a walk on Box Hill to take in the sunset - it was freezing cold!

Somehow I managed to make them into a double layout using the same backing paper half rotated. I had a look through my Christmas box for embellishment inspiration. One of the tags I had made for the 12 days of Christmas with Tim Holtz back in 2011 did the trick. I cut it in half and made up additional embellishments to match.

Nearly finished 2014 now....

Wednesday 18 March 2015


I was chatting to my Mum on the phone last Christmas Eve, discussing how to do a selfie with her tablet.

I showed her how to change the camera round whilst doing the same on my tablet and in the process took a couple of selfies!

The stripy paper was the same colour as my top, toned down with coordinating solid card stripes. I then just added lots of special embellishments.

Saturday 14 March 2015

Woodland Management?

Just before Christmas last year, after seeing a post on Streetlife wondering what was going on in a local woodland area, we went to have a look ourselves.

All the undergrowth brambles had been cleared away and I guess all the smaller trees had been felled too. Major woodland management methinks.

Also a layout from Advent time last year, getting the decorations ready and a bigger harp to try.

Sunday 1 March 2015

17th Anniversary - SHELLS

Since seeing a list of traditional wedding anniversary themes in our wedding book, we have been trying to buy or do something appropriate for the year. Themes get a bit patchy after 15 years but we found a site on the internet to help out.

Anyway, for the 17th the theme was SHELLS and as we had seen something on TV about the Shell Grotto in Margate this was just the ticket for this year.

It was extremely windy in Margate but we managed a few snaps with the "Shell Lady" statue at the end of the harbour arm then we went to the Grotto.

We met the Grotto's owner, Sarah Vickery and she kindly gave me some shells as a gift to mark the occasion, how delightful, and took our photo too.

And despite the weather, (extremely windy and light rain all day!) you just have to have chips on the seafront when at the seaside!

We also popped into the Turner Contemporary and bagged a geocache outside there too.

Quite a memorable day all in all.