Lovely to be back after a few weeks, I was skiing last week in Austria with students from school and a great week we had! Lots of snow, lots of fun and lots of ahem... food! So not a lot of crafting going on so I'll show you two projects that I finished before I went.
Firstly a Baby's first scrapbook, customised for a friends daughter. No, I haven't spelt the name wrong, it's the welsh spelling for Olivia!
The lovely embellishments were from Hobby craft, along with the 8 x 8 book.
Next our ATC A-Z challenge. E this time for me and with Ali H and I both English girls I chose England. A little bit of patriotism! Here it is....
The flag and outline of England were done on the computer and then I added Big Ben and a postage stamp and finished it off with an English rose. After I had finished, I did have a panic, realising that I hadn't actually used the English flag of course. Oh well.... move on... sorry Ali!!!
Well.... I have been thinking about my next projects and my art journal is calling me. I have seen on other blogs that some of you have chosen an inspirational word to live by this year. I have decided that my word has to be NEW. I must not be afraid of something new. I feel safe with the familiar. I need to branch out, grasp new opportunities, cook new meals, go to new places... you get the idea. I need to do a new page to celebrate!!
So new stuff so far....
1) I have joined the staff choir (lol)
2) Decided with Hubby that twice a month we will cook a completely new dish, taking it in turns to cook for each other.
3) Starting a gardening club at school with the children.
4) Booked a cruise around the Med to celebrate Hubby's 60th and our 30th Wedding Anniversary. (Visiting lots of new places - We usually go to the Lake District!)
5) Pushed myself to ski new and more difficult runs on the mountain.
Well..... that's all for this week. I'm off to have a snoop at as many desks as possible. If you would like to join in the best desk hop around click on the WOYWW button on the right.
Zauchansee, Austria - PARADISE!!!
Have a happy week