Wednesday, 9 January 2013

WOYWW 188

Another day, another journal page (but a new journal), that's what's on my desk this week.

Thank kind elderly gent who visits around the end of December gave me some money (well someone did) and I have been very careful in spending it.  I bought a moleskin sketch book and some new acrylics and have already done my first page following the techniques used by Kate Crane in the DVD I also got from Santa.  The colour is truer on the close-up here.

Bit more peach than apricot, or is it the other way around - I'm not a fan of squidgy fruit nor of any that has hair on (peaches - yuk).  Middle is blank for some journalling - yes, I'm actually going to write in this one.

Not being happy unless I have more that one thing on the go I started cutting out the greyboard to make a case for my iPad (yet another Santa gift, but from me - to me this time).  The idea, comes from Laura Dennison of Following The Papertrail and I had to watch a good few hours of her videos to get all the measurements and instructions.  I've dug out some papers and fun foam for the cushioning and now need to get hold of some clear sticky-backed plastic so that I can start but can't find any :-(
Am scheduling this post for Wednesday morning as I'm planning a lie-in as I had a bad night Monday (cold/flu bugs!!!) but I will catch up later.

Hope everyone had a good break and can't wait to see what you all got from Santa.  Trying to get round a few more desks this week - see you over at Julia's place for the starting line.

32 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh ann, love the journal page, what pretty birds...did you paint them? I dont do hairy fruit either, unless i can peel it, and thats a pain for everyone else, huh!!

Annie said...

Love the colours of these pages Ann.
Hope you're feeling much better now.
Hugs,
A x #41
ps don't forget to check out the bargains in the Jan sale over in our blog shop...
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Buttons said...

LOVING the journalling Ann and curious to see how your cover works out. Hope you are feeling a whole heap better very soon. Hugs, Jenny #35

Lynn Holland said...

Lovely to see you fired up for the new year. I always think it's an exciting time for crafters.
Lynn//64

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, sorry to hear that you have not been well, hope it all goes away very soon. Love your journal pages, the images are gorgeous. Well done too for treating yourself to an iPad, my DH has one and it gives him hours of pleasure....leaving me to craft......can't be bad. Hugs, get well soon, Anne x #47

Cath Wilson said...

Pages looking good, Ann - let me kmow if you'd recommend the DVDs, please?

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hi there Anne, I actually make Christmas cards all year and make most in the fist half of the years.. just my thing.. and am way behind this year already!!
Happy journalling not sure will ever do it or scrapping but still like looking :D
Thanks for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #6

JoZart said...

Love your journal pages Ann. Glad to hear you are feeling better and you will love Creative Jump Start when you get a look. There's a great messy tag one and No7 is super crackle effects.
I have rolls of sticky backed plastic if you want me to post some to you. Give me rough sizes to cut as it's 2 foot wide so I can cut it a bit bigger than you need for you to trim to size. JLMK!
Love jo x

Neet said...

Oh Ann, so sorry to hear you are I'll. hope it soon clears up, in the meantime rest and hot drinks are the order.
Signs pens, before I forget,
Paperxhase. I got three before Christmas on a three for two offer so try them.
Lovely gifts, moleskins are so nice and I would like to know how you find the KC DVD. Enjoy watching whilst you rest. That is if Sorrell will let you!
Let Andrew spoil you.
Hug,s Neet xx 11

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So so pretty. I really love it, and the wide pen space for filling with journaling. I love the Kate Crane DVDs but annoyed I can't make them play on my Mac so I have to go back to an ancient (also Mac) laptop where they DO play so I can watch and experiment at my desk. Have fun with your journal and have a great WOYWW!

MA (4)

Zeffy said...

lovely pages...so pretty, try a stationery store for the plastic,we used to cover out books in it....I hope you feel good real soon!

BJ said...

Thanks for visiting me Ann, my dictionary is one which fell apart itself so lent itself to be used for crafting. You could always source an old one in a charity shop. Loving your journal page, the colours work so well and the birds are gorgeous. Hope you manage to write something in it now. Thanks for visiting me BJ#52

Caro said...

What a fantastic journal page. It is so pretty with lovely images on it. Thanks for sharing. Caro #46

Lori said...

Love the journal page!!

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

toni said...

Hi Ann happy new year! Hope you're feeling better. I love your journal pages. I've got a moleskine sketch book and feel inspired to dig it out after seeing your lovely work. Have you tried rymans or wilkinsons sometimes they have the clear plastic in poundland too x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What have you got against hairy fruit?? Lol!! Actually texture is so important with likes/ dislikes, isn't it? My husband detests jelly for the same reason!
Sorry you've been feeling rough, really hope that you pick up soon. Keep journaling, that'll make you feel better. Love the page you've done, such pretty colours....
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

fairy thoughts said...

love the page, it is fun when you get a fab new book to play with, lucky you. If you like birds have a peek at shaz in oz's post . . . some great photos.
thanks for sharing
janet #23

lisa said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather, Ann. Hope you are feeling a bit better now.
Love the look of your journal page. I could scrapbook on that it's yummy. It's funny, the same old man left me some money too but I'm thinking very carefully what to treat myself too!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #59

Ali H said...

Hi Ann thanks for stopping by earlier !! Sounds like Santa came up trumps !! Love your journal page - what fun to start a fresh new journal for the new year ! Ali #4

Ria Gall said...

Hi
This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.
Ria

sandee said...

First I hope you are feeling better real soon, and secondly, your journal pages look awesome girl! You did a fabulous job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Apryl said...

Oh I hope you get to feeling better, I have been sick also, still trying to recover. I love the Ipad cover idea...I'm going to go check it out.

Happy WOYWW!

Apryl #9

Craftychris said...

ooh your journal page is gorgeous! Good luck with the case for the ipad, I am sure it will be fab! I hope you are feeling better now and thank you for visiting me. I was making a card but it ended up going very wrong! Inspiration still evading me - I will try something different today xx #91

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you are feeling better now! You have a lovely journal.

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #60

Tertia said...

Love the journal page> i am hoping to start one this year.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia 17






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April Story said...

Your journals are lovely. I hope you're feeling better soon.
April #136

toni said...

Hi Anne just to say that they have plenty of copies of the magazine with the free stamps in Gadsbys walsall x

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely journal page there Ann. I am with you on the hairy fruit though I do like a kiwi which people find funny that I eat like an egg!
That elderly gentleman left me some pennies too and I am hiding it away until BSSBS in April! Well maybe!
I love me to me pressies too. I usually buy my own to put in my stocking as Hubby forgets to put anything in. Like you cannot see it hanging above the fire!
Dobby's gets filled though!
Hugs
xx

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fabulous journal page, Anne. Love the beautiful colors and image. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great journal, Ann! And good for you to make your own cover for the iPad! Hope you find all the remaining supplies soon.

I'm still hopping along WOYWW, better late than never, right? Enjoy the rest of your week and feel better! Darnell #30

okienurse said...

great looking journal pages Anne! Sorry I am so late getting around but life definitely reared its head and got in my way! Hope your week has gone well and you have been able to do some crafting. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Vickie #31

Tamika said...

The journal page is lovely! Congrats on your Ipad!