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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

WOYWW #399 - Colour Candy & Dancing

 My desk today, colour candy threads gifted via Streetlife from a lovely lady who happened to live just round the corner from me.



The start of my 13th Scrapbook album, I'll need a new shelf for more....



And a box my husband thought I'd like despite the fact that I have just sorted and thrown out all the various boxes which had accumulated under my desk to accomodate the new PC! Hmmmm!

Anyway my scrapbook album started with a page of my son's new "smart" clothes he needed for his work experience during the Summer.

Possibly for interviews for university too, although I think they seem to have done away with the latter these days!





The first double LO is of some geocaching focused on the statue of Dame Margot Fonteyn which is just down the road in Reigate.




This got me thinking of my own ballet career which I blogged earlier in the week, here >>> Ballet

My first ever photo album (the sticky back kind) is rather shot and the photos wouldn't stick back in after I took them out to check the back for possible dates, so I made a scrapbook page to fit in the original album which I could stick back in.

Happy WOYWW Everyone

19 comments:

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, love your photos! So many scrapbook albums- amazing. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

Patio Postcards said...

Lots of scrapbooks & I am sure filled with wonderful memories. I should count all my scrapbooks - an inventory of sorts. Happy week ahead. ... Mary-Lou #33

Anne said...

Your photos are great! I want to make some photo albums one day, I hate having them all stored on disc. You have an amazing work space and I can understand your dilemma with being gifted a new box...I am sure you will find the space for it!

Sarah Brennan said...

Wow, I love the look of those scrapbook pages. I remember reading Dame Margot Fonteyn's autobiography several times when I was younger. I particularly remember the joke that Nureyev made when he learnt the year that Fonteyn first danced Swan Lake. "I suppose that was before you were born?" "No, exact year." Happy WOYWW Sara #37

glitterandglue said...

Afternoon BJ. You have certainly been busy this week - all those pages completed. Well done. Love the embroidery threads. Do you do embroidery? I was given some glorious threads and some fabric recently, and I won't use them,. Can you make use?? I think you have my email address - just let me know you address and I can send some.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

donna garner said...

what a generous gift. they look fabulous laid out on that very busy desk Dx #39

Sarah Dunkley said...

That's a lot of scrapbooking! Love the layouts. Have a lovely week. Sez x #24

Helen said...

loving your scrap pages today, BJ! I saw some fascinating documentaries at Christmas about Margot Fonteyn, did you catch them? Helen #1

kokoclowie said...

It's always a pleasure to look at your scrap pages BJ, you inspire me! I noticed all the threads before I read how you got them and wondered what project you were up to next 😁 Oh and noticed all your Stickles too, mine are all thrown in a square gift box 😊

Sharon Koole said...

Wonderful scrapbook pages. I love the flowery one - very pretty. Wow! That's a lot of scrapbook albums!

Happy WOYWW
Sharon k #35

Dorlene Durham said...

Great looking scrapbook layouts. I need to do some layouts myself. Dorlene #49

April Story said...

I feel your pain. I ran out of shelf room for my scrapbooks, too.
April #26

Sue said...

Hi BJ, Loving your LOs.



Happy WOYWW
Sue #18

Lindart said...

Love the last Ballet page - so cute! I took ballet too as a child, but I don't think anyone took pictures - probably because I was co clumsy! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #46

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi BJ, loving your scrapbook layouts! They're wonderful to preserve all those family memories. Thanks so much for visiting earlier. Happy belated WOYWW! zsuzsa #21

Annie Claxton said...

Wow that is a very busy and fun looking space!! We've done some geocaching too, it's a wonderful concept I think. Have a great weekend. Annie C #11

Shoshi said...

Wow, BJ, what gorgeous embroidery threads - great colours, and so many, too! What a gift! Thank you for your comment and I'm glad I've inspired you to use these! You've done some really great layouts - the ballet ones are gorgeous. All your lovely albums, too - what a collection! You should do a video flip through to show us what you've done over the years. Your desk looks so lovely and busy and productive.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #31

Angela Radford said...

Hi BJ, busy lady. I'm on catch-up again! been full of cold this week but want to get round as many of my friends as I can. Have a great weekend and happy belated woyww, Angela x 19

sandra de said...

Lovely colours in your pack of embroidery threads. Lovely LO as well.
sandra de