Well, today was back to work after a week & the bank holiday off - always a dreary state of affairs !
Yesterday it lashed with rain morning noon & night - typical bank holiday !
So we huddled in the house & didn't step a foot outside the door !
But they were clouds with a silver lining as - having done 7 post-holiday washes & over 3 hours of ironing on Sunday - I was able to have a play day at my desk !!
First up was dragging the best of my holiday snaps into Powerpoint & printing them out onto photo papers - and I even got a couple of layouts scrapped too !
So here is a double page layout & a pile of photos ready to cut & scrap.
Then I have some new goodies - I had seen in the adverts page of Craft Stamper that there was a craft shop in Bude called Moments, so whilst I was in Cornwall on holiday I thought I should do my bit to support a local shop as so many have sadly closed in the past few years (well that's my story & I'm sticking to it !!)
They had a nice cross section of products & were very welcoming.
I particularly liked their stamp selection - I hadn't seen these stamps by Cherry Pie Art Stamps before & really liked them ! Plus a couple more that insisted they wanted to live in Wales jumped into my basket !!
At the back are a couple pages from the calendar on my desk at work - they have little quotes & thoughts at the bottom & these are fun to use as inspiration for my art journal - one of these says "Happiness is what happens to people who are too busy to be miserable" - think this is a thought I can relate to - so will plan a page around this !!
Also having time to browse a few blogs whilst on hols I have ordered a couple of books - the "Page After Page" one had great reviews & arrived today - as did the new Cloth Paper Scissors magazine.
We are away again at the end of September - so I'm saving these to read then !
And as the rain kept on lashing down I moved from scrapping to a bit of journalling - playing with drawing round my hands & messing about with the idea of my inner life (left hand) & outward life (right hand) - just a bit of fun !
Then finally here's my August attempt for the challenge that my friend Jan (Jan S on WOYWW) in Spain & I are doing - this month we each pulled out our challenge idea from our pots & we have to combine them ..... I really struggled with this one !
My prompt was "use something you have had in your stash for over a year & not used" - and Jan's was "a recipe".
Trying to do this on the little cards we have chosen was a real challenge !!
Even a simple recipe like this takes the whole side of card - so not much room for embellishing !!
So I had to keep it simple - ink sprayed on the card then heat gun dried, the recipe (one of our favourite supper dishes) was added (I messed up the first one - so that went in the recycling !!) and then my "over a year old" bit was these cute "Chook" stamps from Artemio & the chicken peg.
Not very inspired but a bit of fun !
Well I've rambled on enough - thanks for visiting & have a fun crafty week !