27 March 2012


My oldest is away on his year6 camp this week. First time away for this long without us, he was really looking forward to it. But it's weird without him. Just taking one child out of the equation makes things easier and quieter but its not how it should be. So we are missing him a little and looking forward to hearing all about it on Friday. Here's a little photo and some words I added in photoshop today.

12 March 2012


I posted over at Truly, Madly, Crafty yesterday, the new OWOT

We're now on to week 11, and the word is: Surprise

and a reminder that this months technique is: Embossing

I have to admit to cheating a little with this one. I have a confession, I have never done heat embossing EVER! and rarely have I done blind embossing, so I took a slightly easy route and used some embossed paper. But please feel free to emboss whichever way you'd like.

I've gone for something in between a scrapbook page and an art journal page this time, just to keep things fresh! I chose a quote that I liked with the word surprise in it and used this to build my page around. The quote goes like this: Life is a celebration of awakenings, of new beginnings, and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul. – Cielo

I started off with a piece of cardstock and layered some old sassafrass paper with an old Love, elsie embossed white paper with speech bubbles on which I love. Around the edge I used some neocolor watercolour pencils to add a colourful background and used maya mist over the top whilst still wet. I added some ink to the embossed paper so the details show up a little more. I used a few old stickers, some handmade paper, some inking, a crocheted heart and a bit of Dear Lizzy Neopolitan paper too. For the quote I used alpabet stickers for the words 'life' and 'surprise' and stamped the word 'soul', the rest is handwritten.

Here's a close up:

So, a bit different for me, but I had fun playing with it and adding little bits until I was finished. I hope you'll join in and please link us up with your page, project or whatever else you come up with!

Annie x

05 March 2012

colour challenge

This month is a colour challenge at Truly, Madly, Crafty challenges,

gorgeous spring colours to give some inspiration!

I knew straight away that I would A use some new Dear Lizzy Neopolitan papers and B photos I took of Freya on her birthday holding a yellow balloon! Here is what I came up with:

If you'd like to join in with the challenge there are two prizes on offer this month, make sure you leave a link on the challenge page!

02 March 2012

new kits at Truly, MAdly, Crafty

I had the pleasure of working with the new kits available at Truly, Madly, Crafty this month, loved all the products in there, so check out what I did with it here and go grab your self a little box of happy!

Here's a little tag I made using the kit:

Have a happy weekend,

Annie x