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