Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Wednesday again so to Julia's we all sneak...or spring, depending on what else you are meant to be doing and how guilty you feel about indulging in peeking through other peoples desks.

Last week I did a couple of layouts that were difficult for me. They tell a difficult story, the pictures didn't necessarily match the paper choice but I wanted those papers so I tried to make them work.

Wish for life

wish for one day at a time
journalling reads: Only 1 week after the Sipap incident where you had a seizure we were back in Childrens ward.
We thought it was apnoea but after 24hr EEG they confirmed seizure activity.
Terrifying, horrifying seeing you deal with that many and not be able to touch or comfort you.
But at least now we could medicate.

I like the result. I like the fact that I finished the layouts. I like that part of her story has been told and I can move on to more cheery cheeky parts of her this morning when I was changing her nappy. I lifted her legs only for her to blow....unceremoniously....and then laugh at me as if she intended the vile event all along whilst waiting for me to comply.

Most weeks in our house there are tears of sadness at some point, but they are far far outweighed by the belly laughs that she inspires on a daily basis. Those are the pages that I can't wait to get started on...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Another post and it isn't even Wednesday

Lately I have only managed to post once a week, if that. This week I read two blog posts that basically made me pull my finger out and get some photos scrapped.

Shimelle had a fantastic post on using frames the result was a grid pattern. Also, on UKScrappers Nikki's March post speaks about finishing those unfinished projects and about using multi photos on a layout.

The resulting layout

so the photos are from this christmas, but the project is a Christmas Album that I got for a wedding present in 2008. This will be my first page to go into this project. Nikki's page on multiphotos helped me decide on matting up each photo slightly differently to each other.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Well Sunday at the craft exhibition in SECC was a nice day out but a bit disappointing for new scrapbooking products. Actually, any scrapbooking products would have been nice. Lots of dies, but I just spent lots last month. Lots of glittery things, but a whole pile of glittery bits and bobs are in my scraps box just waiting to be used.
That is not to say I came away empty handed. That would be on my desk haul.

No reinkers, Mr Huey or glimmer I bought some mica powders thinking to make my own. Well, we will see how that goes....any suggestions on how to would be gratefully received. I bought 3 acrylic paints too because I wanted a red and a vibrant yellow. Might be a wee sneaky hour traversing YouTube for video tutorials me thinks. I met Barbara from Clarity, she is just as lovely as on TV.
So that is my Wednesday desk, show us your one. We all meet up at Julia's desk so that is a good place to start

Friday, March 1, 2013


Not much going on this week on my craft desk, I was off to Rachel House. We have just returned today. Of course that means that  my desk is still pretty clear. So instead of lingering here too long, why not pop over to Julia's list and see if you can find something a bit more crafty going on.

I will leave you with a LO that i finished last week for UK Scrappers weekly challenge.

Have a great weekend, I'm off to a crop excited