Sunday, 31 January 2016


I have joined an excellent on line class called Wanderlust. This is proving to be just what I need. So many ideas and challenges. This post encompasses 2 classes and one challenge.

Kate Crane taught us how to make a travel journel. This was fun especially as I knew I would use it for Marrakech. The journal was all painted and decorated before going so writing and pictures could be added as I went along. I also bought my self an instant camera so I could capture the moment. The result is great and I have already recorded memories.

In the next class Kasia showed what art stuff to pack when going away. I just feel I need everything which is not practicle on any level, I would a packing case! So I packed water colours, water brush and spritzer, pencils and a few journal pens. I created 3 watercolours and I am well chuffed. Who would have thought it paint.

The January challenge for a load of decoart goodies was a journal page following Kasia's rule and on 'Sometimes what you are most afraid of doing is the very thing that sets you free'. In a square I was taking a picture of a snake charmer and before I knew it a snake was placed around my neck. Eek, I hate snakes. I did deem it a good subject for this challenge though. So here it is.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Sunday, 17 January 2016

What I really want is...

What I really want is..

This the prompt for the Wanderlust journal this week. With focus on travel journals I was thinking how excellent to take a photo and immediately be able to stick into a journal. So what I really want and now have is an instant camera. The first picture I forgot to take the lens cap off but the second one was good. It is one of the cats, Spook. He is looking disgusted at the weather and debating how urgently he needs to wee.

Kasia gave an excellent tuturial on composition this week. I tried but failed a little. I think my photo was too big for the journal page. #wanderlustclass

I choose the bright colours to imitate the polaroid box.

Hope you like.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

My 1st week of Wanderlust.

I have joined an online journal and mixed media course called Wanderlust.

This week we started our Wanderlust journal, Kasia asked us to think of a word that describes you at this moment in time. Tired describes me to a T. I hate winter especially when raining as much as it has. Cold frosty mornings are good but we have none of them in the UK at the moment. Leaving for work in the dark and returning in the dark is not my idea of fun. Today I did leave work at 2pm so had a lovely afternoon crafting. Forget housework it will still be there tomorrow!

So brand new journal used especially for this project. I used the word tired and then all different words that can mean the same. The pictures of flowers are bleeding hearts which mocks my whinging. I love the stamp of the she hopeful, wistful, dreaming or tired.

Hope you like.

Sunday, 3 January 2016


This year I am starting on an exciting journey called Wanderlust. I hope learn new things, meet new people and have the most amazing fun.