Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Express your Selfie

During June I am taking part in a selfie challenge over on Instagram hosted by @expressyourselfy.
A challenge every day to pull something other than a silly pout (unless instructed to of course) - and here are a few of my crazy snaps so far.

It's all just for fun and after months of study, neglect of my blog and little crafting it is a good way to be daft and smile again.





Monday, 1 June 2015

JUNE already?!

JUNE means exams in just a couple of days and my birthday to round off the month. I've been a quiet blogger whilst I try to focus on my studies but hope to share much more after the end of this week.

As it's the start of a new month it means there's a new set of photography prompts over at Createdbyatdml.

June
Selfie on the 1st
Home sweet home
Black and white
Drink (cuppa/coffee/bubbles/cocktails)
Jewellery (photograph then scrapbook the story)

Hope you'll join in x

Monday, 4 May 2015

May DT Gallery - Designers choice for the ATDML DT


Been playing with more Blue Bay from Kaisercraft, well I was at the retreat last month whilst I tried to get a little ahead with my ATDML design team work to free up May for studying for two accountancy exams. This page also featured one of the cool Crate wooden hoops we had in Katherine's class, which one I had used once I had to buy some more!!


I used this one to draw attention to some of the clustered words I had used. More Kaisercraft Blue Bay goodies to follow later this month!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Proud as punch!


Could not be more proud of my boys today and admit to shedding a tear or two (wish their Grandma and Grandad could have seen them). Both boys achieved personal bests in the junior handicap race this month, Robert knocking a further 8 seconds off his time and on Jamie's third race he managed to knock off 53 seconds off his time to be most improved and win the monthly trophy. 

Friday, 1 May 2015

May Photography prompts

I can hardly believe May is here already, but it is and along with it another set of 5 photography prompts for the month over at A Trip Down Memory Lane blog.

Here is my selfie for the 1st May, a sleepy/studying Ann which is likely to be my look most of this month with exams looming early June.



Thursday, 23 April 2015

Throwback Thursday


My maternal nan and I just a few months before she passed away. I miss chatting with my nan lots, she was so wise and always had time for tea and a chat and to work out with me whatever was on my mind. She would be proud of me continuing my studies I know so I post this Throwback Thursday post on the day of my second mock exam with fingers crossed she is watching over me.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

This time last week...

This time last week I was away the ATDML retreat (might have mentioned that!) at the beautiful Stoke-by-Nayland hotel.  I had a very productive weekend and shared several layouts on Facebook and on my Instagram page but here a a few more (and some you may have seen)


This was a double page layout taught by Katherine which I thoroughly enjoyed using Crate Paper Craft Market papers. Just love those wooden hoops!


This is my debut page of Jamie running, this layout undertaken as part of a challenge to use the colour block paper (that forms the background of this page) and of course I also did a running page of Robert too.


This next layout was my own version of Katherine's second layout on her second class where I stayed with a monochromatic page and didn't combine the pink and blue from this range as I wanted this page to sit alongside the first page from the class as my photos were from the same day.



Plenty of inking and spritz on this page which I loved, much texture!!


So there you go, plenty to share and with a virtual crop over on the ATDML blog today there is an abundance of inspiration available from me fellow designers - go check it out >>>