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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. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

WOYWW #430 - Monkey Photos

OK so I wasn't going to post today as I haven't crafted BUT a geocaching friend posted a photo of himself and some monkeys "back in the day" and I remembered I had one of me likewise THEN I remembered I had a second one of me with a monkey AND a parrot. These will HAVE to be scrapbooked.


The first was taken in Brixham in May 1969 with the replica Golden Hind in the background. Apparently I was adamant I could hold the monkey and parrot on my own but my Mum thought otherwise! I was 5yrs old then.



The second was taken in Hamleys, London. Guess I was 7yrs by then in 1971, as my hair was now long and in a bun. The monkey was holding onto my hair!

So there we have it, a bit down memory lane asking for scrapbooking.

Just wondering if anyone else had similar photos taken, "back in the day"

Oh just remembered I DID get my inks out momentarily - I inked/stamped the paper for a geocaching trackable - the number for which I received as a gift for completing the Summer Pirate Challenge. And to think I have a photo of me with a parrot on my shoulder next to the Golden Hind - Ooohhh Arrrrhhh!






So full circle,

Geocaching Friend; Monkey Photos; Geocaching Pirate Trackable

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

WOYWW #429 - Blessings

Well the nearest I have got to crafting this past week is opening the pack of diecuts my friend gave me.

She is loving her "new" Cuttlebug which she acquired secondhand after chatting in a craft shop queue.



I had a great week last week with blessings falling from heaven left right and centre.

1) My son got A*AA for his A-levels and secured his place in Southampton University - NEXT MONTH! -

Oh dear empty nester syndrome approaching fast...........

2) In Geocahing got a First To Find (FTF) with my son - treasuring these last days with him at home.


3) Took my son driving on the Motorway for the first time.

4) Impromptu meeting-up with 2 old school friends last Saturday not seen them for 14yrs/40yrs!




5) Played 2 good evenings of Badminton, loads of exercise.




6) Volunteered at a Tea Dance, found a new dance school and went to a social last Friday and it was brill, so even more exercise.

7) Actually seem to be losing a bit of weight and have been sleeping marginally better too.

Not doing so well this week, in fact I think this week has been cancelled! It'll pass and if I feel any better I can of course do some crafting.

Did get this lovely SWAP card on our theme of Gingham though, that will help me smile this week.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WOYWW #428 - Journal & Cards

My desk this week.

Just remembered I got a new white pen last week and it is proving to work well. It is a Uni-ball Signo broad, pigment ink. Not had much luck with white pens in the past - we'll see.



So I did the journal page inspired by the diecuts from last week, in fact I did two!

I also made a card from the diecuts for a SWAP on the theme of Gingham.

I  also added the new "Happy Birthday" diecuts to two previously made cards for birthdays this month.




So I actually got a bit crafty and inky this past week in the end - horrah.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

WOYWW #427 - Craftiness

Nothing like a Craft Shop Birthday Demo Day to get the ball rolling.

Met up with a couple of new crafty friends last Saturday and headed out to CraftsULove in Charlwood.

Bought some dies and got a goodie bag.



Then watched the demos and bought some more dies!!! Even got a die in the goodie bag.



Die Heaven! 

So my desk is covered with the first cuts of said dies! I can feel a journal page coming on.....

I got a couple of 12x12 sheets in the goodie bag and would you believe one of mine had a fairy playing the harp on it - all my friends had a different sheet - so how cool was that, someone is watching over me.

Loved this demo card for Christmas so bought the tree die.

Then added its first cut onto my current scrapbook page (yes still on last Christmas).

The best thing of all was when we were in the very big queue for the checkout and my friend was getting dies despite not having a diecutting machine. We were chatting about this and the lady behind had one to spare and just happened to live near me so I went and got it later for £20 - bargin. What an amazing coincidence.

And for the record
I also placed and had published a new geocache in a local church and added pirate goodies for the Summer theme.

Add on top of that I wasn't well last Thursday evening and all day Friday, as well as the previous Monday. My hormones are really mixing it up these days, no idea what each day will bring but still hanging in there.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

WOYWW #426 - Blue

Had the sewing machine out yesterday to fix a muslin which had become a bit holey.
Thought you'd prefer that shot than the empty one of today!










The delivery came as scheduled last week and it was in a HUGE box compared to the size of the item. My son and I just had to have a play!

Skylight all done now, it took a whole day for the boys to fix it.
Now that's better!


Last week I performed surgery on my third Corsa Doll, "Blue" to replace his batteries so now he says, "C'Mon" again. You can see he is a bit bigger than "Red" and "White" and doesn't have a hanger loop.




Still not got back into my scrapping, oh well one day.........

Happy WOYWW Everyone.