Tuesday, 5 July 2011



I think the hardest thing about keeping a blog is the title. I  have given up worrying about punctuation  and whether I make any sense at all, I just write what comes into my head and let spell check do the rest.

Yesterday was another beautiful sunny day  from very early in the morning. and I remembered I had a packet of Nature Print paper hiding in a box somewhere. So before i showered and dressed I was out in the garden collecting willow leaves.

I attached a sheet of paper to a cardboard box with pins


The willow leaves were placed on top and I left it for 5 mins until it turned pale blue. then the paper was placed in a dish of water for 1 min and allowed to dry.

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And this was the result it will be going into the journal which Trine sent me.


I packaged up all but 5 of the bluebird swaps today and they have been dispatched from the Post Office . So 19 flocks are flying off around the world I do hope they make it to their new homes. I did forget to photograph them all together , but they have all been posted on my past blogs.




I also  found time to make 2 tags this morning.



I am not sure what I would do without my Sizzix !IMG_4540



And this afternoon  a phone call to my  Mother found her very confused and I quickly  (15 mins. ) made a small notebook/journal  to help her remember things. I put her initial on the front  J for Joy and added a bell so that if she mislaid it it might help her trace it. And another trip to the Post office ,I hope she gets it tomorrow.


This was a Sizzix BIGZ XL die  and Sizzix alphabet die. Coloured with altered originals ink and Tim Holtz distress ink pad. It is quite a big die and measures about 5” across.



  1. never heard of nature paper how clever is that looks great..mind you its heavy rain up here at the moment hope that wasnt our summer just gone! Looking forward to my bluebirds

  2. LOL Mary! I am waiting for an order of Sunprint paper to come in! Your Sizzix sounds like my Cricket - I have this expensive machine and never think to use it! I must study what you do harder as you are getting great use from yours and I hate to waste all that money on mine!I think you are way more imaginative than me.
    Hope Mom does well with the notebook!

  3. Mary, as I always say, your art is gorgeous! I have to say that every time, because it's true. I've never tried working with Sunprint paper before, I don't think we have that here. What you did with it is beautiful! It looks so soft and tender, it has a dreamy feel to it. Love it!!!