Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Shock of shocks I've blogged

Well I can't quite believe it, I've actually blogged.......I've actually done some crafting, that's even more shocking!  Life has been a little hectic over the last 6 months, I have been busy with a new venture, Tando Creative Limited.  It has been non stop 12 hour days right up until Christmas, so much so, I nearly blew myself out if I'm honest.

I had a bit of time off over Christmas and decided that I had to make time to do what I love most and that is crafting.

I love to blog and love reading blogs and both had been seriously neglected so part of my new regime for 2010 is to, at least, do a little bit more of both of those.  I doubt I will ever be an avid blogger, time constraints are always going to get in the way but I will try to when I can.

Anyhoo, Sharon on Bubbly Funk (and super duper DT member for Tando) told us about a fab challenge on the Kathryn Wheel blog....a Calendar Challenge HERE.  I decided, possibly unwisely knowing how I stick to these things, to have a go as I found the whole thing very inspiring.

I am actually keeping up to date with the daily entries at the moment which is a shock in itself but it is only the 6th January.

My January pages are quite simples really.  I used watercolour paper and applied a blue wash, I then stamped with a swirly stamp over the top in white.  My next job was to use 3D paste, that I'd bought for an online class that I never did *roll eyes*, and after dabbing it on with my finger I stamped the word January into it.  Given our current covering of snow and ice I wanted to give it a imprinted look in snow, like a footprint :)

I cut random sized squares from more watercoloured paper, inked the edges and stamped the numbers of the days on in white.   My intention is to doodle over some of the numbers but not all so I can still follow the days. 

Anyway, pictures are normally much more interesting so here they are:


Well hopefully it won't be another 6 months before I blog again..........but you never know!!


Karen said...

hahahahaha found your blog again then??? Am SOOOOO pleased as I miss your blog!!!!

I love your pages Di, esp the way you have randomly put the squares. Much better than my regimented ones. Take care XXX

Suzie said...

Oooo nice! LOVE the randomness!

Sharon said...

So good to see you blogging. I love how you have done your calendar - I especially like the random sized squares and the random way you have attached them.
Can't wait to see it at the end of January.

Anonymous said...

oooooooooooo i love those pages ( will remember for future pages ;) )

Caroline said...

Gosh Di, twas June when you last blogged! Lovely pages and I hope you manage to keep up with it. (Hope that for myself too, lol)....x

Janice said...

Great pages Di. Hope you give yourself permission to have a little play every day and keep this journal going.

tracy said...

how very different -love it :)

Kaz said...

Yay, you blogged!!! I have had to pick myself up off the floor!!

Good for you doing some crafting, I have missed your creativeness. Pages are looking fab Di - you've done more than me xxx

Traceyr said...

Well done on joining in Di and let's hope you keep blogging and letting us see your fab work. :)

Hazel said...

Oh dear, it was such a shock that I'm not sure if it accepted my previous comment - seriously, it's good to see you blogging and that's an impressive start with the journal x

moot said...


Are they trying to tell you something Di?

Wrightboysmum said...

I love the random squares and different sizes, wish I had thought of that. Looking forward to the end of the month to see the end result.

Gez said...

Ooooooh Di it's lovely to stop by your blog. I have been by in the past just in case I missed you blogging. Don't know if you remember but you got me in to blogging... to which I will always be grateful. :-) Seems a long time ago now! Thanks.xx

Love you January pages. Truly inspirational.xx

Thank you for adding my little bloggie to your side bar. Hugs, Gez.xx