Friday 25 May 2012

Anyone too hot?

Not too hot for me, I took Sorrel for an early walk and we have been sitting in the conservatory with the fan on and have now moved to the living room which is lovely and cool.  We shouldn't moan as we have waited so long for a bit of sun and I like to sit outside - but in the shade.

Still at least having a long run of sunny weather takes away the guilt at being inside crafting and the early walk gives me a lot more time in the morning so I have been indulging my addiction and made a couple more journal pages for our monthly swap.  This month I have chosen my garden birds and autumn leaves as 'things you like' - our theme.

Got out my box of spray inks, a mixture of Memories, Sticky Fingers and Dylusions and set too.  Still don't like my handwriting.  I know its part of who I am but the 'who I am' I think I am (still with me on this?) is a different person - one with a graceful copperplate hand.  Tried to pretty it up with some loops but it's not the best - still I like the page.

Like this one better, same inks and some favourite leaf stamps - I have a shed-full of them and a tree stamp by Lavinia that didn't stamp well.  Probably because I tried to stamp Versafine over the top of pigment inks and that doesn't work.  Saved the day by inking over with a Pilot pen.

Made a batch of ATCs yesterday ready for next Wednesday's WOYWW anniversary swap.  Used to make a lot of ATCs but rarely make more than one a month now so it has been a refreshing change.  I have loads of ideas for more and may try some fabric ones - if I can lift my sewing machine of the floor, it weighs a ton.

In true Blue Peter tradition - here's a few I made earlier.  If anyone wants to do a one-to-one swap please email me - via my profile page and I will get back to you.

Enjoy the sun - it may be snowing next week.


Redanne said...

Hi Ann, I don't want to spoil the weather but I prefer it a little cooler! I am busy doing my ATC's too and would love to do a swop but yours put mine to shame (I am doing it for the first time), will e-mail you separately. I love your journal pages, the colours you have used are gorgeous, bright and cheery and I like the large sentiment on the second page. Anne x

May said...

Your pages are just fabulous... I to would love to swap,, but I also am a newbie to ATC's... busy putting some together... Fabulous ATC's.... Hugs May x x x

Annie said...

I love the long as I can sit in the shade and do nothing :-) Not a chance of that for me so it's 'fans on and get on with the sewing' :-).
Would be happy to swap with you....Pretty busy here so would you mind emailing your address to and I will get back to you....Thanks
A x

Von said...

Glad your enjoying the heat Ann
Wonderful pages and the white pen really finishes it off :) I don't like my hand writing either lol
Greta atc's !
Von x♥x

Valerie said...

Your journal pages are lovely. I think your handwriting is pretty. Valerie #172

hazel said...

Your journal pages are wonderfull Ann, such lovely colours.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful journal pages Ann. Love the colours and the high lights on the tree. Love everything! Fabulous ATC's. I have never made an ATC. Would like to do a swap at some point in time. Will e.mail you.
Regards Florence xx