Tuesday, 29 April 2014

WOYWW - Scrappy Saturday !

After a morning of errands I got to spend a wet Saturday afternoon at my workdesk scrapping !
Much beloved headed out to watch the Swans win at footie and so I could play at my desk guilt free !

I had some of my holiday photos already printed out and so was able to put together pages about our days at Cape Point,  Franschhoek & Kirstenbosch Gardens. It's amazing how long ago the trip seems now but it is nice to be capturing the memories !

I have mentioned before that I always like the look of other crafters Project Life layouts - but never quite "get" doing it myself - however I am determined to persevere - and so here is my Project Life layout from our Easter weekend !

Sunday was a better day weather wise so the garden called & I tried to dig over the bed as it is capped with a hard layer of moss from the wet winter we have had - every time I moved I seemed to be crushing & compacting a squelching soil ! Anyone else having the same trouble ?

The afternoon was a bit more dreary and so I was finally able to the Finnabair style frame I started weeks ago !

Also after our trip to the Ally Pally Stamping Show earlier this month the challenge was to make something from what we bought there - here is my frame I painted & a decoupage dress form from the Fabulous Fashion range of House of Zandra !

Lynda look away now !!
I had "J" on Lynda & my Alphabet ATC challenge this month - so I chose Journey !

And here is a quick update photo of Project Vegtrug - things are growing away nicely so far - and I have all my beans plants potted on & tucked in the Vegtrug using it as a mini greenhouse as we have 3 or 4 more weeks before we can be sure we won't have a late frost !

Have a great week !


  1. Hi Ali
    I LOVE that Finnabair frame! Thank you for reminding me about bringing something to club made from Ally Pally stash! And I STILL haven't done my ATC… X

  2. Whoa! You have been busy! Your frame turned out beautiful.
    Have a great week
    Krisha no# yet

  3. wow you were so busy!! fabulous projects. Helen 9

  4. Hi Ali and Happy WOYWW. You've been very busy with photos, frames and plants this week...looking great. Cheers and have a lovely week RobynO#35

  5. Oooh, there's going to be frosts this weekend apparently....I've got spinach beet in my raised beds so am going to have to cover those up at night. Everything else is snuggy warm in the greenhouse at the moment. My soil is so wet as well, even though it's normally very free draining...
    Your pages are great - I never succeed if I try to emulate something so just do my own thing now!
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

  6. I like all you projects, but I'm especially intrigued by your project life album, since I recently purchased a Basic Grey Capture album and supplies. I'm not sure how to start yet or what I'll use it for, so I'm trying to get ideas. I also love your vegetable garden table. My wife and I have an indoor herb garden, and she also started a tomato and peppers garden in our backyard. Happy WOYWW and Blessings! #67

  7. Some great work going on there, Ali - I especially love the decoupage dress form. Oh, and if the vegtrug disappears from your garden, you'll know where to come and reclaim it!! Have a lovely week, Chris # 15

  8. Wow some really serious vegi growing happening, I just stick to pots it seems to keep me in order and I don't have time for a proper garden. Excellent creations too thank you for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 47
    Happy WOYWW

  9. What fabulous artwork on display this week. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#61)

  10. So nice to be able to catch up on things. Love your layouts and your PL layout looks great too.. Brigita #97

  11. I've never seen one of those veg trug things before but I like it! I like the layout of the pockets on that page too. #37

  12. Love your pages, you did a wonderful job! Ooooo and your frames are awesome! Your veg trug is very interesting.....never seen one before, I bet the veggies will be amazing! Thanks for your visit and the kind words you left behind!

  13. I am desperate to be free of frosts, as I have a greenhouse overflowing with young plants that I need to plant out. Yes, my soil is in the same state as yours, even the new raised beds are in a similar state. I am also desperate to play with the things I bought at the NEC but the garden etc has taken over. Let's hope we all get things sorted and have a chance to play very soon. xx Maggie #61

  14. Great post Ali with some precious memories preserved too.
    Lovexyou Ally Pally creations. Shaz in Oz. X#50

  15. Hi Ali, thanks for the visit, pleased you like my letter, it's all finished now.
    Love the Finnabair frame and the House of Zandra project.
    Have a great weekend Angela x 49

  16. Gosh you have been busy. Nothing better than sorting sunny photos out on a wet afternoon to pick up the spirits.
    Love the triptych.
    Hugs, & Thanks for visiting me - Neet 44 xx

  17. Pretty element of content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I¡¦ll be subscribing in your augment or even I achievement you get entry to persistently rapidly.
    Top Ten Web Hosting Reviews