Friday, 14 December 2012

HELLO 2013

Well at least I'm starting the year off in advance. Let's hope I can keep it up as I got behind in December 2012 !!!! I have left the snowballs un-numbered as some days I will have more to write than others and will use the larger balls :)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Definitely December Brrrrr!!!!!

Well I've been soooooo busy that I've just got around to putting my pages together...better late than never. I am intending starting January's later so that 2013 sets off on the right note :)

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Come On England

In celebration of England's forthcoming matches, I decided to do something completely different for my November pages, instead of the usual bonfire, fireworks etc.  Truth is, I had a lovely Lily of the Valley stamp I wanted to use and it coincided nicely with this month.  We won't be watching (not that I do anyway) the matches, as we will be sunning ourselves in Egypt :)   hence the early post.  It's 36 degrees at the moment and I can't wait.  Happy November everyone, and thanks for stopping by xxxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

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Friday, 28 September 2012




Well I finally started this background on Saturday, thinking I'd grab five minutes getting messy before I jumped in the shower ... it wasn't to be :(  Just as I started I realised it was raining so ran out to get the 2 loads in (that were just about dry) only for the washing line to snap and it all end up getting wet and dirty :(   It ended up finishing off what had been a horrible weekend.  Finally finished it on Tuesday.  I don't know about anyone else, but I seem to be rushing to do them each month now as there is always something else demanding my attention, so the pleasure is going out of it a little.

Thursday, 30 August 2012


Even though it's still August I normally have my months calendar page well under way, if not finished, at the beginning of the previous month.  Whilst I have a couple of days to spare, I've never cut it so fine, so perhaps next months will be late ???
Anyway a couple of weeks ago I decided that I could do a blackboard/chalkboard for the background, which also covered the ink spray that had bled through the Moleskine page from last month.  (Moleskine watercolour books don't bleed if you are using sprays).  As I've started in this journal I will have to continue with acrylic backgrounds so I get no more bleeds.  I was also bought as part of a birthday prezzie last month, a Lily of the Valley schoolboy, and this fits in just nicely.  I'm sticking with the same format and incorporating at least one character each page - that way I get to use stamps that haven't had an airing, and may not get another opportunity.
Whilst the pages are ready, we go on holiday on the 1st of September, so depending on if Kate has put her link up quickly, it may be the middle of the month before I put it on her blog, but you can tell from today's date that I was ready on time ... HONEST  :)  ... October may be a different story - awaiting inspiration for a theme :(

Happy crafting everyone and thanks for stopping by xx

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Had an amazing day at the Olympics and was really glad we had managed to get tickets and be a part of the whole experience.  Today was my birthday and what a let down that has been - felt depressed most of the day - perhaps after the hype of yesterday ?  I could do with skipping birthdays from now on !!!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


I started these pages last month and eventually I got around to completing it yesterday.  After my whining last month about not going to Olympics, well my sister and I bought some tickets  three weeks ago for the mens gymnastics on Friday ... whooopee :)  Cost an arm and a leg 'cos there were only the most expensive one's left, but we both convinced each other it was worth it - a once in a lifetime opportunity !!!!  So this month is starting off quite well, and it's my birthday the following day, I'm losing a bit of weight so all is sunny in my garden.  Hope all is well with you xx

Saturday, 30 June 2012

JULY... hello Olympics

Wishing I had tickets now ... collecting stickers instead - how sad is that?  I declined when I had the opportunity, deciding to dog sit instead.  Never mind, I will just have to be glued to the TV, with craft on my knee.  Well done if you got tickets - ENJOY x

June Complete

Well what a month June was.  I EVENTUALLY managed to see the Olympic torch, but not on my first outing ... it went by in a car !!!!! what a swiz :(  The following week it was 20 miles away, and their local council were better at advertising exactly what part of the route wasn't in convoy mode and could be seen.  Glad I made the effort - it's not gonna happen again in my lifetime.
TURNER, MONET & TWOMBLY at the TATE Liverpool.  We were invited to this new exhibition of their later works ... not keen on Twombly, but a great night out if you get the opportunity.
Today we have tried to garden and got rained off three times with torrential bursts ... WHERE OH WHERE IS OUR SUMMER ??????

June complete

Thursday, 31 May 2012


Jubilee is just around the corner and the garden is in full least I can see the flowers now I've spent days gardening, getting rid of the weeds.  Why do they always grow bigger than everything else??? Well we have a fancy dress party to attend on the Queens birthday - the theme is kings and queens - inspired by our holiday, Tim is going as Elvis ... after all he is the KING (providing the wig turns up in the post tomorrow).  Enjoy your celebrations, whatever you are doing xx

MAYhem complete

Well we had a fabulous holiday...although we could do with another one to recover from it.  It was far too hot, but managed to bring some of the sunshine back with us to share with everyone, albeit a good 10 degrees cooler than New Orleans :) 

Monday, 30 April 2012


So here's to better weather ... although we are away for half of this month where it's gonna be nice and hot :)  Still hope it's nice for everyone back home tho'


Well just about... just to fill in today's.  At least the weather is brighter - something to bear in mind when I prepare backgrounds ... I think I may have 'forecast' all the rain :(   Summery, bright colours from now on

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Had a fabby inky messy day .... luuurvley .... with Kate Crane from Art from the Heart :)

Sunday, 1 April 2012


I really hope this month is only limited to rain showers and none of that dreaded white stuff again - aaarrrrgggh - hate snow !!!!


MARCH COMPLETE ... it's been fabulous weather this week making up for what has been a very hectic month.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

MARCH ... spring has sprung !!!

And here are my March pages.  Think I went a bit overboard but spring bursts so I thought my pages can too :)
... And February's.  HAPPY LEAP DAY everyone.  Anyone proposed ???????
January was completed on time ... just got around to adding it ... seems to take forever uploading photos that I put it off indefinitely.

Monday, 30 January 2012