Wednesday, 11 May 2011



I received my two Girlfriend ATCs from the swap that Lauren hosted over at milliande.


They were from top left my dear friend Rachel in Australia who hosted the Owl swap,and from Pam in Florida.Thank You both and to Lauren for hosting.

I also finished the Bird Shrine boxes for the swap hosted by Palma over at milliande. I have already posted how I created these and this is a photo of the finished boxes and their contents.





These are on their way to Denise in the USA

I have just had a late afternoon walk with my Granddaughter who at 7mths has a very strong set of lungs I think the whole village must have known we were out and about.

I am having my hair highlighted tomorrow I always find this an ordeal sat in a chair for at least two hours but it needs doing and I need a change.I have also decided to be very careful about the amount of food I eat ,sometimes that extra portion is just not needed.

Sunday, 8 May 2011



I seem to have been very busy but with nothing interesting to write about for the last few days. I did receive my Owl ATCs from the swap which Rachel hosted over at milliande.


They were from left to right

Marie ,Brenda,Darcy

and the bottom two from Rachel.

All so different and individual.

I also have received my sketchbook for the sketchbook Project more about that another time.


I have finished  my Journal page to send to Tina (milliande) it had to represent me in some way.


I created a double page spread with four opening pockets.For the background I have used scrapbook paper, Gesso ,Altered Original inks and artemio stamps.Each pocket opens to show a different wildlife subject.





I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

I also finished the two pages for the monthly journal swap (milliande ) hosted by Nina.

The prompts were 

Make A Wish


I think this looks better in real life than it does in the photo.

I have embossed the background with a an embossing folder using my Big Shot and Ink. I then used gesso and ink to give a muted look .Rubber stamps,silver embossing powder,and sharpie pens  finished the page.

The second page prompt was



I used my favourite Altered Original inks and a embossing folder for the background.I searched through some 8,000 + images to find the right ones for this page .I used my favourite stamps and ranger stickles to finish.

I will finish with some random photos.


this wonderful wildlife haven plus another large landscaped  lake and grounds is a few minutes walk from my house.It is within a very large complex of distribution warehouses .And although a few feet away hundreds of lorries pass by each day it has been inhabited by many wildfowl and other animals.

And sometimes big black Labs




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Clematis in my garden

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