Tuesday, 26 August 2014

WOYWW - Journal Catch Up Frenzy !

Well the Bank Holiday weekend was very mixed weather wise - from a sunny Friday night stroll & pizza with Lynda & Robert down on the Mumbles to a rain soaked Monday !

So apart from a bit of garden tidy up and a lovely Sunday Lunch at a Country House Hotel in Wiltshire - I got to have a good catch up on my Journal 52 challenges !

I have got my backlog down to just being 4 challenged behind !

This was on the theme of Courage .. using up scraps of paper, some Tim Holtz stamps & one of the personal mantras I try to repeat to myself when I have challenging situations to deal with !

This one was Positive Words ... a good dig about in my "Words & Quotes" stamp folder yielded these stamps !

Very simple as it is a card of a painting that I really liked - this is "Favourite Animals" .. my Adorable Alpacas !

And now the theme was Passion ... I liked this quote "there are many things in life that catch your eye, but only a few that catch your heart - pursue those !" this is about my passion for all things Artsy-crafty !

This was "What Refreshes You In Mind Spirit & Body" ? I got to use a new Sweet Poppy stencil - recycled an M&S pyjama label and threw in a bit of punching for good measure !

A Day In My Life ... one my everyday Work Day - and my escape day last weekend !

A Page for Healing - Chakra Healing ... featuring the Chakra colours & symbols

Well phew - that was a blitz of Journalling but I was in the zone as they say !!

And I made a couple of cards too to get in the post this morning

This box card is for my Auntie who loves her garden ...

And a Thank You card for my MIL .. who is a very elegant lady herself !

Well that's my little haul from my desk this week !!

Just one picture to share with you - thought you might like this Red Admiral Butterfly on the Cosmos where we enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch!

Have a great week
Ali x


  1. It certainly was a mixed bag with the weather this bank holiday Ali. For us Monday was very wet & chilly so we didn't do much , just stayed in & kept dry.
    Hope you aunt liked her box card it looks lovely . Happy woyww Jill #16

  2. wow, what a lot you packed in! the pages and the cards are all fabulous. Helen 4

  3. Hullo Ali what a lot of fun you have had crafting in the zone!! well done.
    I do love the admiral butterfly, a really great image.. beautiful indeed!
    happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #10 I think

  4. My word, you have been busy. Love the cards and the journal pages. Did Luke's annual flower photo shoot this past Saturday in glorious weather...now it is bucketing down...hard to believe the extremes we are having at the moment. #23

  5. Wow, loving yhe journal pages, Have a fab woyww.

    Sue #5

  6. Love the journal pages, especially the Mind Spirit & Body page. I find myself behind for the Journal52. hoping inspiration will come my way so I can get caught up. You did a lot this week, including those beautiful cards! Diane #32

  7. Hi Ali, happy WOYWW...you have been busy with lots of pages to show and cards too. Cheers and enjoy your week RobynO#24

  8. Hi Ali, you've certainly been busy over the holiday, pleased to hear you managed to get some sun over there.
    Jan x

  9. My goodness, what a wonderful deskfull of superb papers / cards / notes - I love all!!

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Kind regards

  10. WOW! what a busy girl you have been, congrats on all the "catch up" you did.
    Krisha #19

  11. Lots of lovely things on your post this week! I like the pop up card very much, so pretty and the elegant lady card is fab too. And I've strolled down Mumbles pier many a time, it's lovely at night :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

  12. Love the journal pages and the cards.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 34

  13. You certainly were In the zone girly, how fab all your pages are...I'm so nosey that I've read about your work day..you're so busy and have such a long day, no wonder you love to craft and escape to escape for long walks!

  14. Lovely cards! They are all great, but love the flowery box card for your Auntie! Amazing! What fun you have been having. I have been away from my craft room for two weeks, and it is difficult to get started again! LOL #37