Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Two In two days?!

Hi again ... my second post on Sympathy cards is up on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today along with a couple more cards and lots of internet inspiration.  Please check it out.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I am still here!

Whoops - hello poor neglected blog!  Hopefully I'll have a bit more time for you in the new year ... I miss you!

In the meantime the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is having a month of card inspiration ... and it's my turn today (and tomorrow) with Sympathy Cards - please pop over and see what the Master Forgers have been creating for everyone.

Jimjams - Sympathy Card #1

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Zoom In Zoom Out #40

I still haven't caught up with Helena's ZIZO schedule ... but here's my week 40 from a recent trip to Italy!  Hubby and I were out walking to clear our heads after a 6am flight to Rome, two hours driving, a quick supermarket shop and some lunch ... the path to the cemetery is steep enough to combat excess pasta ...

Jimjams - ZIZO #40 Chestnuts

... about half way up we spotted that the ground was littered with chestnuts! Far too spiky to handle, but we did come back another day armed with thick gloves to collect a few to roast. Yum!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Lost & Found

Jimjams - Layout detail - home-made tagsToday's challenge over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is to use confetti on your project.  I had fun punching out some tiny butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch to scatter over my page, featuring photos from my trip to Derbyshire with fellow Master Forger Lesley. 

I blogged here about how lost we kept getting thanks to my inability to cope with the Google maps directions printed by Lesley - and I decided that these photos on top (?) of an elusive "castle" were a great place to record the details in my scrapbook.

Jimjams - layout - Lost & Found

My October Counterfeit Kit included ledger paper, great for a lot of journalling and the bakers twine was perfect for some home-made tags from grey scraps of patterned paper.

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Jimjams - Layout detail - stamping
I'm not quite sure why it took me a whole month to complete this simple layout using my September Counterfeit kit.

I attacked the photo and journalling card with a border punch back at the beginning of September at my monthly crop.

A week later, at my Bloggers Retreat, I stamped the background and title letters and stuck the saved punched stars down onto the page.

It took me another couple of weeks before I found time to add the journalling, but now it's finally finished!

Jimjams Layout - GC1W5ET

Another page for our Scandinavian Road Trip album: Visiting Stockholm without my GPS, an Earthcache was the only way to grab a Swedish geocache badge but it also meant that we explored an interesting area of the city off the normal tourist track.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

ZIZO Catch-up #39

Our Indian Summer has meant that the garden is still teeming with weeds and wildlife and there's still plenty to do.  Whilst tidying up some borders I spotted two creatures in our Plumbago bush who were having a late feast on the nectar.

ZIZO #30 - Plumbago Wildlife
I'm also late with my ZIZO for week #39 - hoping to catch up with Helena's schedule soon.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

ZIZO Catching Up #38

We've been a little pre-occupied here recently thanks to the departure of Child No.3 to university and regular blogging has been interrupted.  I hate it when I fail with a regular meme, especially when the photos are sitting there, waiting to be processed!  So today I'm playing catch-up with Helena's ZIZO - with photos from week #38 - when No.2 Son had kindly mowed our mossy lawn:

ZIZO #38 Moss

My apologies if my blog-reading and commenting has also been a bit lax, normal service will resume shortly!