Monday, 7 April 2014

Hello there, it's been a while!

I can't believe it's been so long since my last blog post, even with my track record!

I went on a retreat recently (yes another one - I think I may have an addiction!!) I had a fantastic time and managed to find my mojo - which had deserted me for far too long!

Here are a few of the layouts I managed to do

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Mixed media layout

At a recent retreat I was lucky enough to be sitting near to the hugely talented Michele Thomas from Crafts for Eternity and she very generously showed me how to create a stunning background for a layout. I was absolutely thrilled with the result and shall be playing around in the future with lots of texture and generally having fun!! Thanks Michele!!

I hadn't been able to scrap for a while after the retreat because I have had a poorly puss to look after, here she is looking very sorry for herself!!

I think the tongue is telling me exactly what I can do with my camera!!
Anyhoo while cat sitting and in the absence of scrapping I have been tangling and thought I would share one of them here.

now that barley is on the mend, I can hopefully get back to my scrap room and put into practice all the wonderful techniques I learnt at the retreat!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

quick layout to share

My blog has been sadly neglected of late - the wedding of son and heir and the arrival of five beautiful (and naughty!!) kittens have taken precedence over everything else, but I am desperately trying to get on top of things!
So here's a quick layout that I did a while back and hadn't got around to posting.

I'm off on a scrapbooking retreat this weekend so I fully intend to have lots to share with you soon!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

decorating finished

and here it is!

I got this nifty door handle thingy from The Home store in Manchester - great for storing  my necklaces on!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013


apart from zentangling I have been redecorating one of the bedrooms, rather than go out and spend more money I decided to have a go at making my own artwork for the walls.
This is a canvas I came up with using texture paste, paint, glimmer mists and a bit of Tim Holtz tissue

Monday, 22 July 2013


some time ago I mentioned that I'd started Zentangling (or as I like to call it 'justified doodling!!')
I had an old set of drawers that had seen better days so I thought I'd give it a go on something larger than a piece of paper!  After all if I didn't like it when it was finished I could always paint over it so I didn't have anything to lose really!

and here they are...

Think I'll stick to pages in future but I had fun doing it!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Oh dear

for all my good intentions, it's been a month since my last post!
Of course it has nothing to do with the amount of time I spend on pinterest (and if you believe that.......)

On the rare occasion I manage to drag my sorry butt away from the pc, I have been playing around with some more journalling pages, not sure what I shall journal as yet - at present I am just enjoying the process and getting messy!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Having a clear-out

on my pc and came across these layouts that (I don't think) I have previously shared, so thought I'd pop them on here as I haven't had a lot of free time to update my blog recently.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

and back again!!

the writing carries over from the opposite page so isn't supposed to make any sense!

I love this quote and it is soooo true!!
That's all for now back with more soon!

Sunday, 5 May 2013