Tuesday, 11 February 2014

WOYWW - Home is Where The Hearts Are ...

Not sure how many weeks I can go on telling you I am huddled in the house due to the gales !
But I didn't step outside the front door at all on Saturday - and only to go swimming and a morning coffee out on Sunday morning !

The rest of the weekend was having a spring clean of cupboards & choosing what to take the charity shop, what to throw out & what to keep !

Then some play time at the craft desk -  firstly in my Documented Life book - it is proving a bit challenging because with it only being a normal diary the pages are very thin and grumble a bit at me getting them all wet with paint - but somehow the crumpled look is quite liberating - an invitation to get messy !

I was a challenge behind so this week I did " Be inspired by something you have pinned on Pinterest" - I have been wanting to paper-piece some houses for some time now - so this inspiration from Diane Salter's blog was a great excuse to create my page !

Then the 2nd challenge was "choose a shape, repeat, colour in" - so this is my page - ovals !
And an excuse to make a bit of a colour chart for my Luminate Silk Paints !

This week's Journal 52 was "the lost art of love letters" - Elisabeth Barrett Browning came to mind and I chose the these lines as a theme for this page ..

I have also had a go at my first Project Life monthly spread for January - a few bits still to add but not sure I am "getting it" - my pages look clunky compared to some of the lovely layouts I see about the web - but I suppose I just need to keep trying things until it starts to "click" !!

My Valentine's hearts are coming on - all painted up now - and I have made Much Beloved a card but will share that after the day !

On my desk today are the new Get Stamping magazine - with oriental themed stamps this time.
A new Tilda book - Spring Ideas - these are only slim mini books really but I love looking at the ideas !

And here hidden until I can give Lynda her ATC on Saturday is my February ATC Alphabet Challenge - I had F this month ! Show you more next week !

Have a great crafty week ! Ali x


  1. Lovely projects Ali especially your houses and hearts. At least the weather gives us time to play more I suppose!
    Lynda x

  2. Gosh, you have been busy!! Love those colourful houses...
    Happy WOYWW :)
    no. 26

  3. I've always loved art with rows of houses, yours is fab too! Love your hearts, they're soooo pretty!
    Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

  4. There are so pretty I love it
    happy WOYWW
    Peggy #3

  5. Lots of beautiful art on your desk this week but that journal page with the Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote is my favourite.
    Gales are forecast for here this afternoon so I'm snuggling down in front of the fire and doing a bit of blog hopping and virtual shopping.
    Happy Wednesday
    Ann B

  6. Hi Ali,
    Your journals are looking fantastic! I've fallen behind on the DL, but I'll get caught up soon.
    Love your hearts
    Krisha #34

  7. Hi Ali,

    Wow - Iove your journal pages! I have lots of posts on the subject but haven't done anything yet. I even bought an old organizer at the thrift shop in the hopes of doing something with it. You've inspired me to get started and quit delaying.

    Your hearts are great, by the way.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (86)

  8. love the houses. the pages of my documented life are abit thin and tend to prefer it if i put gesso down first! :) Lx 91

  9. Thanks for dropping by earlier Ali, you look pretty busy yourself!! Love the paper pieced houses. I am so jealous of you have card magazines..they don't really do them in the US - odd right?! Cx #31

  10. Ooo love those hearts and your DLP is coming along nicely, I have done a catch-up post of mine today (after WOYWW). Yes it is a harp, a Welsh Folk one to be exact, dying to open it, hope I'll be able to play it, never played one in my life! Thanks for visiting me today BJ#58

  11. Love all your projects, especially the beautiful journal 52 page with the Elizabeth Barrett Browning theme. Happy WOYWW. Sharon #29

  12. I love the houses-collage and keep going with the life-book... my experience is, that if you do something like that for a longer period of time, it will all come together and you'll find your own style. Just try different things/ways and you'll see! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #57

  13. Goodness but you were really busy this week. And such lovely work too.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #25

  14. Gosh - such a lot on this blog entry. All of it lovely too. I am so in love with your houses. They are fantastic and have inspired me to go back to my journal.
    Thanks for visiting me, inspiring me and just for all the goodness here.
    Hugs, Neet xx