Wednesday, 20 March 2013


No word for months and then two posts come along in a week! I just had some enforced time inside, due to the terrible weather here, so I have had time to do some playing in my journal. I was inspired to create the little character by one of the children at work, who has the most adorable pair of gloves, just like this. I think I'll be drawing this little fella in a few different poses, or even carve him into rubber, so watch this space.
This page was nearly entitled 'less is more', because I felt I'd gone a bit over the top with it, but having come back to it a few times, I've decided I like it. You may be able to pick out a new stamp that I've carved as well? The concentric circles were inspired by an old bathmat I was putting down to catch the mud off the dog's feet!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Remember me?

I can't believe that it was August when I last posted on here. I imagine most people think I've given up! Sometimes I can't understand that as the children get older, and I have more time to do things for me, in theory, I don't seem to have any more time! I have still been journaling though, and teaching and have finally finished the house (apart from the kitchen), so I have been busy. Standing in front of paying customers and extolling the virtues of journaling does make me feel a little bit uncomfortable when I haven't exactly been prolific in my creations! I have though, kept up with my calendar journal, as you can see here.

I have been struggling a bit for inspiration and new resources, so I decided to see if I could create my own images and stamps. The green pear on this page is my first attempt at carving a stamp, and I have to say, it is immensely satisfying. I have since carved a couple more and I'm sure you'll see the evidence as I get back into this blogging malarkey!