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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

WOYWW #441 - MRI & March Scrapping

The scrapping continues although not that much as I've had a nasty cold this past week.
Sorry for not replying to most of you last week, only just coming out of the haze, will try better this week.

I've started March and was determined to use the "March" paper I was gifted a few weeks ago.










Did a bit of jiggery pokery with the photos, date wise, to get some meaning to the pages. First one is of a couple of geocaching days. Second one is various facets of the garden throughout March. More geocaching adventures are lined up to do next.

Had a crafty visitor in the week and she gave me the die cuts.

Also I had my MRI on Monday (postponed from Friday as I was just too poorly then). I should have the results by next week, here are a couple of the images from the CD they gave me. Scary eh!

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

WOYWW #440 - Magazine, Sprouts & Curtains.

Here's my desk today sporting a magazine with Penguin die freebie I just had to have plus the card I made using them.

In the foreground is the scan of my toes. The doctor concentrated on where I had the pain and counted out the small neuroma which is elsewhere but couldn't identify the actual problem so I might need an MRI.












This is the Sparkle SWAP card I was making last week, and the facing page to my birthday one to finish off February.

My desk on Saturday produced my lost SPROUTS. Well the wrappers from the chocolate sprouts I'd got my son for last Christmas. Couldn't fit them on that page now so made a tag to fit behind the page.
         

Oh and my desk on Monday was a completely different matter altogether.... 

The day started in brilliant sunshine and ended with the lining replaced in my husband's curtains. 

So a varied week on my desk. Next scrap page photos are out as usual and will get done anon. I have a horrid cold so crafting will be the best thing for me today so I can rest a bit.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

WOYWW #439 Scrap & Sparkle

Here's my desk late Tuesday Evening. In the middle of being SWAP fairy but then had badminton so the desk will be like this Wednesday morning too.....

Got my sparkle card out, my Bible Study books are on top of my next set of photos. The scissors are for some sewing I have to do later so I'll have to clear up for the sewing machine.

And I'm seeing a surgeon about my foot today too. All go here.

But 2017 scrapping has begun at last!

Had a few dissociated photos for January but, by a serendipitous moment, when putting my scrap gift away, a spotty 12x12 page with a circle cut out landed over my photos and eureka that got me going.



There's me and hubby geocaching in the sunshine on 2nd and then snow 10 days later!

The second page was a little harder, but I eventually did it.

Hubby cycling with a friend, the pheasant which popped into our garden and the embroidery floss I was gifted via the now defunked streetlife.


I have done a double layout of my friend's son over his first 5 months but can't really show it on here.

My latest LO is of my 53rd Birthday back in February!

Will be attempting a single page for the rest of February next...... 







None of this single photo on a 12x12 page for me unless it is really special as my scrapping is my photo diary.

Oh and I did my SWAP card on the theme of SPARKLE last month too.

Happy WOYWW Everyone

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

WOYWW #438 - Scrapbook Albums

A crafty friend gifted me some 12x12 Scrapbook Albums and they were delivered yesterday.

My desk is the result of sorting my next album out with extra pages and strips of spine fillers. Good job I had some spare posts too. Will need to order a job lot of refill pages for my new albums now.


There were lots of papers and bits and bobs in the parcel too plus a 12x12 template which I am dying to use.

Earlier in the day I had sorted my next batch of photos which take me now into 2017 - Horrah.


Later I sorted my new albums and refills as I like 30 pages (60 LOs) in each of my albums and the next one will be my 14th album!

My bed gets used a lot for such things but I have to sort it out for bedtime, hence the dumping ground on my desk currently.




My last LO for 2016 is of my husband's and son's trip to the beach when we were visiting my Mum last Christmas.


Sadly I couldn't go with them as Aunty Flow had taken hold and walking anywhere was a no go area.

Talking of health, Aunty Flow has NOT been to visit since the end of August and I'm having lots of Hot Flashes (spot fan in photo, I have that on all night and the window open!) The flashes are mostly at night so there is hope that things are changing for the better. I will embrace the Hot Flashes if I am relieved the Periods I can tell you.

So the only other thing to dampen my demeanour at present is that I now have a Morton's Neuroma in my left foot. I believe it has been there for years but since the Summer it has become quite painful. It is OK, day to day but Badminton and my recently refound Ballroom Dancing are becoming quite difficult. My GP has referred me to an Orthopaedic Surgeon since having had an x-ray but had to wait 6 weeks for the ultrasound,  so no idea how long I will have to wait now...

Life's rich tapestry I suppose.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

WOYWW #437 - I've Scrapped!

Don't faint, I have been absent for a couple of weeks as I really wanted to do some crafting before I joined in again, so yesterday I scrapped for the first time since the beginning of August.
As you can see I take over my bed in the process...











Still Scrapping December 2016, so that makes me 10 months behind, so I will probably have to be extra careful which photos I choose to scrap for a while now....

Happy WOYWW Everyone

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Wednesday's Walk in the Woods

Thought some fresh air on this blustery day would be good for the soul and body and mind, so I went for a walk in the woods and fields near home.

I stopped off at our "Bluebell Woods" geocache to see if was OK and jolly good job too as the top was mostly off and a spider and snail had taken up residence! I cleared it out and replaced in its neat hidey hole.


Then I skirted the field needing the hood of my new pink jacket as it was mighty windy.






I went through the woods and didn't come out where I thought so just kept on hoping I'd find my way to the horses and indeed I did.


One came over to see me too.


My son liked my selfies and suggested I update my FaceBook cover photo.

I put the best one on there!

Lovely afternoon.
Windy Day

Friday, 29 September 2017

Summer Photo Hunt 2017

Only came across this list last week so have been trawling my Summer photos to find appropriate ones. I've actually taken some since (*) and had to resort to the TV for the last few (#)!

1. Something Fuzzy* - my Owl screen cleaner.

2. Bubbles* - my kitchen sink.

3 A Web - on a local village carved tree.

4. A zig zag* - oh a reason to take a photo of my ribbons. (ric-rac).

5 A seasonal relaxing space/item.






6. A Pipe* - Lots of pipes in halls.

7. The inside of something * - My Oven.

8. Rust or something derelict - a bit of both really.



9. A kite or balloon * - in my local Asda.

10. Something Yellow - Welsh Poppies.





11. A toy only found out during June to September* - Classic bucket and spade.




12. A wedding# - spotted on TV.

13. A dome# - Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem.

14. Someone Fishing# - Must be someone on there somewhere!




15. Something crafted from Wood* - had just been added to our local Narnia Trail.




16. A baby (animal or human) # baby Rhino and his mum.

17. Circles or crosses on architecture - local church with cross.

18. A fan* - my life saver at night - still

19. Feet of man or beast - I wonder whose?



20. Something found underground* - roots are usually found underground aren't they?








21. A Plaque.
22. A Dial - sundial.


23. Something powered by wind - turbines in the distance!



24. Seasonal Food or Drink -yum

25. A hat - Geocaching Pirate Challenge Meet-Up.


Gosh it has taken HOURS to write this post with all these photos. Blogger really isn't very helpful with photo placement as the part where you write isn't the same as the actual page and then it does its own thing much of the time.

All done now though, hope there are one or two which grab your eye.