The Mojo is Back

Afternoon all..

As promised in my last post I am back to share with you some pictures of my recent craft creations. Firstly I have my Project Life pages to show you...thanks to a relaxing day at home yesterday I am totally upto date with Project Life. I know I say this a lot but I really do love PL, its such a simple way to record memories and create something for future generations. I think there will be a lot more of it going forward, there will defo be a 2015 album and one especially to record my 50th birthday which is also happening next year. Anyway I hope you like my pages...

When I went to Ally Pally last year I bought a plain MDF money box that has been sitting on my shelf ever since. It has been moved around a few time with plans to 'pretty' it up but it never happend - until this week that is. I finally grabbed the box and my paints and set about making it look nice. Firstly I gave it a coat of Rose Paperartsy paint and the original plan was to then layer with with more paint and crackle glaze but I changed my mind and gave it a coat of Sparkle Modpodge instead. When that was dry I added some Dear Lizzy papers from a pad I got in TK Maxx last year. I then inked some of the edges with a grey chalk inker and then I added the buttons on the side of the roof, lace along the back and the fabric rose border to the front. Finally I added a large gem and pearl swirl using my Bazzil jewel template. It looks perfect in my craft room now its all done....just need to start filling it up now so I will have plenty of spends in Vegas next year.

Hope you have all enjoyed the Easter holidays, back to work for me tomorrow, such a shame when I am really in the mood to stay home and craft!!

Thanks for looking,


Happy Easter

Afternoon blogland people...hope you are all well and that you are enjoying this lovely long weekend. I certainly am, its been a total joy to have the extra couple of days off. Could quite get used to this 4 day weekend....and of course the obligitory chocolate that goes with Easter (and yes I do know that Easter isnt just about that!).

Not much has been happening here lately and I certainly havent done too much in the way of crafting, however that is something that has been rectified over the last few days.....thanks to a trip to Ally Pally last weekend for the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show I am now feeling all inspired to be creative. There wasnt a lot of scrapping stuff on offer at Ally Pally, it was mostly dies, masks and stamps but I still managed to get a nice little haul of stash. Of course I had to add to my ever growing stock of Project Life stuff, so much so that I probably have enough stash to PL this life and the next!! I will try and share some pictures of my recent creations in the coming days.

Last weekend was also the London Maraton, the route of which just happens to pass the end of our road. Its a bit of a tradition with us now to watch the start on tv and then stroll along to watch the runners go past. This year the crowds were out in force, I dont think I have seen so many people turn out to marathon watch for a long time, I guess that the nice weather along with Olympic champion Mo Farrah taking part was a big draw for many people. We were in place nice and early to watch the lead men come though and I was really pleased with the pics I got especially as I got a few good ones of Mo..think that I might even scrap some of the pictures this year. I am full of admiration and respect for anyone that takes part in the marathon, its something I know I couldnt do - I just dont have the motivation or stamia. I am sharing with you some of my pics...its amazing that people can run 26 miles dressed as a furry animal, building etc! We even saw someone running with a fridge on his back!!

Right I am off to start munching on my Easter egg, I only got the one this year and its a lovely white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake one from Thorntons....mmmmm chocolate!!

Love and hugs...Jane xx