Saturday 30 May 2020

Journal Entries

Hello. It seems the more free time I have the less blogging I do! How can that be? You would think that of all times there would now be more time spent in the crafty room and blogging. I'm thinking it's down to a few things. The weather for a start, it has been lovely spell for a while now. Last night we sat outside until about nine, a rare occurrence here in the west of Scotland!

Anyway, the entries above are sort of self explanatory. The one below is the second reason less time is being spent in the crafty room. I bought a game for my Switch - Animal Crossing. It's very addictive, amusing and a brilliant way to pass hours and hours!

Read more about my journal here and here.

Friday 22 May 2020

Stori Dori - part 3

Hello. I have another few pages in my Stori Dori to share today. The one above includes a quote from a Lennon and McCartney song called The End (written by Paul but, as all songs, credited as Lennon and McCartney). Turning to favourite song lyrics is a good way to add journaling to a page when you don't have much to say!

The page on the left is a collage of extraordinary things! I got the brilliant book below and immediately got my scissors out. Hours of cutting out fun ahead! The page on the left is a super quick collage of a newer style of diecut ephemera. The background paper and ephemera came in this months box from paper, pen and plan.

Loving that my Stori Dori is getting chunky!

Stori Dori - part 1 here
Stori Dori - part 2 here

Tuesday 19 May 2020

hello friend

Hello. And it's another Penny Black! This one is 'Sunshine in the Rain' and I coloured with my watercolour pencils and Zig markers. The pretty cloud paper is from last months Sweet Treat Box.

I am entering the challenge over at Allsorts....anything goes.

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Stori Dori Journal - part 2

Hello. As promised here are another couple of pages in my Stori Dori. The page above is me being hopeful that one day travelling will be back to normal. In the meantime I can dream and make plans 'Oh, the places I'll go'!

The page below is a nod to the beauty of nature that I see on my daily walk. We are very lucky to live opposite a small loch and the first goslings have just appeared, so cute.

Stori Dori Journal  - part 1 is here.

Sunday 10 May 2020

Be awesome

Hello. I have a card to share today. This one features stamps from the Warrior set by Tracey Hey. I coloured with my Prima watercolours and then found the perfect paper in the My Favourite Story paper pad by Pinkfresh Studio.

Well, off now to practice my party piece for the family Zoom call this afternoon. So far I have entertained (?) them with a song and a magic trick. Today I'm going to do a poetry reading. Wish me luck!

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Stori Dori Journal - part 1

Hello. I'd like to introduce you to my Stori Dori. This is the first leather Travellers Journal I have owned and wow! The minute I opened it,  beautifully wrapped and finished with a wax seal,  I knew it was going to be special. The journal has been lovingly crafted using Tuscan leather and has been personalised with my initials.

I decided to use the journal pages to show quotes and images. Having the freedom to be creative with inspirational sayings and designs has been so relaxing. Putting together stamps, stickers and bits of washi tape in a collage sort of way on each page. I have filmed a flip through of what I've done so far and you can see that here.

 I will be sharing more of my pages over the next few weeks.