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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. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WOYWW #403 - The Presents

Early morning desk, so no point even opening the curtains yet!  

Thought you might like to see my wings though, they were a late found Christmas decoration last year which I couldn't bear to put away!

On my desk is my journal and the next set of photos for scrapping.

Anyway, amongst my presents for my birthday last week I got some new dies.

A couple of Tim Holtz thinlets sets which I saw on some desks a few weeks ago plus a set from a friend. 

I had an initial play then I did the journal page using the months dies.

The dies cut like a dream and are already finding their way onto my scrapbook pages.

I added "july" to last weeks last page and "august" to its facing page which I did this week.

I did a couple more pages which were quite hard as it was from my son's visit to see his girlfriend last Summer but they broke up last month! 

I made it matter of fact as it showed him on his first real train journey on his own which in itself was special. 

So that's me for the week, onward and upward with the scrapping, only 6 months behind now...

Happy WOYWW Everyone.


Helen said...

I wonder if they've changed the die with the shapes as mine cuts like a b**ger...love your wings, no wonder you couldn't put them away. Helen #1

glitterandglue said...

Morning BJ. Great dies. Those on the right, cut out in white card, are fabulous. You have certainly achieved a lot this week - love the pages. Well done.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

sandra de said...

Great LO and I do like your birthday goodies. I can see why you didn't put the wings away the are perfect above your desk.
sandra de @19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I guess when you scrapbook, you have to show all aspects of your life not just all the happy stuff. The LOs are great and you got some fab prezzies there. The wings are beautiful, I can see why you haven't put them away :-D
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxxx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Love those scripty month dies and the girl with the flowing hair. Lovely colourful page.

Fiona #4

Sarah Brennan said...

Love those wings. I can't resist the Tim Holtz dies which match the stencils. The art journal page is great too! Sarah #23

Neet said...

I am not a scrapper but I can appreciate what others do and I love your pages but I must say I a so drawn to your journal. What a beautiful page, the head in the centre and then the other things around it, the colours you have used, everything about it!
Sorry to hear your son broke up, it obviously affected you but he must have had a valid reason.
Hugs, Neet 8 xx

lucy Knight said...

Ace birthday presents! Your son's scrap page is bittersweet but I think you should be glad you documented it. Sometimes life gets in the way, but I think you are right for positively focusing on the aspect of it being his first train journey, good for you:) Keep up the good work and have a great week - EmbroidRage #2 x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, fab birthday presents for a crafter! I love the TH mixed media dies- so simple to make an elegant card with them with very little effort. The month ones are fab for a scrapper!Love the colours on your journal page, and I have that Indigo Blu stamp too, lol. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz#5 xxx

Sharon Koole said...

Wonderful journal page. I love all the colours around the outside and the stamped image in middle (I have that one I think). Wonderful birthday gifts - somebody knows you well lol.

Sharon K #31

Lindart said...

Love all your new toys, and the months dies are awesome! I like how you used them in your journal, and on your layouts. I would love to see the other dies in use as well - guess I will have to wait! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #37

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

I can see just how clean the dies cut when I enlarge your photos. I like how you used the months on your journal pages. Great birthday presents for sure!
Even though your son broke up with his girlfriend, it's a part of his/your life and the page looks great. Nice to have his first solo train ride documented!

Hugs, Kay (35)

Tracy said...

oooh they are pretty dies you have selected and the months will be soooo useful for scrapping. Love the angel wings. Tracy #15

Sue said...

Hi BJ, Lots of lovely new stash to play with. Your LOs are lovely.

I love the wings.

Sue #20

craftyani said...

Love the Angel wings could do with some above my bed! If you are doing a yearly scrapbook you have to feature all the years happenings, as it must be true.Lucky you having friends who buy crafting goods for your birthday.

Angela Radford said...

Hi BJ. I am so loving those journal pages with the Tim Holtz dies, brilliant. It's been a busy week for me this week and I am still trying to complete my visits, sometimes it's just like that I guess. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafting Angela x 18