Saturday, 25 March 2017

Battlegrounds Mar 2017

My fitness journey continues from strength to strength but inbetween I am still beseiged by spells of my internal thoughts telling myself I can't do it and to give up. So, I decided to do a page spilling those thoughts out onto a page. Take that bad thoughts!

PLus, the ARTastic March 2017 inspiration  piece with the graphic lines immediately gave me the idea to put my text there instead of just decoration. In the end, I have a page I'm happy with, and I also got out some of those negative thoughts going round and round in my head! Though I must admit they have been occuring less of late.

Buried 2017 digi scrapbooking layout - ARTastic Mar 2017 - plus "stencil"
ValC Fly With Me - Stitches, Angie Young FYA Imagine Masks - Clipping Mask 2, American Crafts City Park EP - Ribbon Orange Dot, Studio Basic Designs I Heart Flairs - no 62 (sun), Cilenia Curtis FYA Moving Forward Staple 1 and Cilenia Curtis Just Basics 01 Tags - Tag 2, Webster’s Pages Best Friends Linen digi buttons b07, Traci reed Bad Sewing Machine 29 Bursted - set 3 - white (circle stitching), Tiramisu Designs Nicol - el25a (flower stencil) & lilac (flowers), Made in Australia sticker (scanned myself), Basic Grey Hello Luscious Borders (spots), little square swatches (scanned myself from my swatch book of patterned papers), PrelestnayaP Designs Because of You Papers Textured - pp5 (patterned paper)

William Rose inspiration artwork

Sunday, 5 March 2017

3 years

My Nan passed away 3 years at the end of February 2017. It hit me harder than I expected, as for the past six months it has felt like she's not here anymore; she is elsewhere.

When I saw the Pixels & Paper Challenge for March 2017 I thought - wow.. could it be more perfect? Everything in the challenge picture reminded me of Nan - the tea cup - it was Nan who introduced me to tea - the only beverage I would ever end up drinking, the flowers in the cup - the colours reminded me of her purple and purple/pink Poor Man's Orchid and Livingstone Daisy, and the tiny white daisies on her Erigeron daisy, the yellow reminded me of the lemon and citrus trees in her back garden. Of course, this is the garden I remember growing up, that Nan only left after Pa died in 1999. She then did several stints in various retirement homes until she reached the ripe age of 98.

I shaped my page based on the tea cup in the photo - and used the chain to 'hang' my photos of Nan on. I recreated the flowers in the cup as best I could from my digi stash.

3 Years 2017 - Pixels & Paper Challenge March 2017
inside the journal spot says : "Dear Nan, I still have such strong memories of you. Good times and bad. Some days it feels like you're been gone for years and years, whilst others it just doesn't feel like 3 years. I feel you about when I need you, but mostly now I feel you are gone with friends and family (those you could stand of course) but still looking down on me from time to time. March 2017"

On the page says : "you introduced me to tea - under 6 yrs" and "you got older year by year but I didn't notice. You were always my Nan, and I love you still." and "these colours remind me of the flowers in your garden; Poor Man's Orchid, LIvingstone Daisy, and Erigeron Daisy you clipped into a hedge around the citrus trees."

Ingredients: Basic Grey Black Tie Patterns 118 Ashton patterned paper, Frou Frout Craft Lovely Birds paper kit - no 15 Gift For You, Akizo Wishing And Hoping Kit journal spot no 2, CSI #55 digi kit ‘teacup’, Far Far Hill Freebies Kit ‘Nocturne’ el4 (viola), Feli Designs Inner Peace fabric flower no 4 (purple flower), Feli Designs Gentle Spring Flower 2 (Yellow daisy), Rachel’s Designs Flowers 2 - no 4.2 (easter daisy), [Laitha’s Designs ‘Nocturn Whispers’ Elements e64 (leaves - turned them to dark red), e45 (twigs)], Paper Garden Projects Sweet Anemone digi kit- leaf2, Lara’s Digital World Inner Peace Elements - Flower 3 (turned into lime green), K Cronin Barrow Christmas Wish Joyful - Ribbon1, Laithia’s Designs Back In Time Elements e21 (chain), Wendy Page Digital Designs - Not So Back To Basics Stitches 2 - no 10 (stitching)

Pixels & Paper Challenge March 2017

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Magnificent March 2017

I seem to have a bit on this month. Besides taking up the March challenge with my fitness group (where each day I do a series of exercises including skipping rope and various weird positions to accomplish things with odd names like 'superman'), I have also found my digi scrapbooking groove and am popping out pages again.

I was inspired by the February 2017 challenge from Archiscraps to bring together this page, which I wanted to feel fun and bright. Course, I missed their deadline - but I don't care!

Archiscraps Feb 2017 challenge - "powerful' digi scrapbooking page

Frou Frou Craft ‘The Bright Side’ patterned paper kit no 6 | Cilenia Curtis ‘Changes’ frame 2 | Kimeric Sis Brad no 2 | Akizo Wishing And Hoping Kit buttons no 1, 2, 3, 7 | PreslestnayaP Shades of Love el17 (button purple), Aliya Because Of You el15 (twine), fonts: AlwaysForever & Maiandra GD.

I also discovered Frou Frou Craft over Xmas online, and I've finally got to use one of their amazing background papers.


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