Saturday, 3 July 2021

Moving home

Yesterday we got the news we had been waiting for. We move into another flat/apartment in the sheltered housing building we already live in. It is the flat next door. I know it sounds crazy but the reason is 'space' We will have a little more room in that tiny flat, than in this one. At least we will have room to walk around the bed and have a decent living room space. So here we go. I will be back to blog as soon as things settle down again.

Sunday, 27 June 2021


Feeling a bit better today thankfully. I am totally in the mood to bake today. Thinking of trying a couple of new recipes out which i added recently to my new recipe book. One is for Blueberry muffins and the other for Oat and honey scones. Both copied from Pinterest of course.
Also will be working on our third Abandoned house project. Its just at the very beginning so we have a long way to go.
And a couple of digital pieces i really enjoyed doing yesterday. Feel free to print and use these too.

Saturday, 26 June 2021


 Teddy woke me early today. Took him out into the garden. He is settled now and sleeping. I have had a sore throat and headachy plus watery eyed for the last few days. Checked my temp which is high for me but not high. Its 37.0 when normally it would be 36.5 -  I was a little worried it might be the Delta Covid Virus so i checked the temp. I do not think it is, but just to be safe around others i have taken myself into isolation for the next few days. I have COPD and some immune problems so i must be careful myself too but it does seem too mild to be anything other than a summer cold so far so not getting too worried,.

I was watching all the gorgeous projects made from printable papers on Youtube this morning and wishing i had a printer so i could have some in my stash but i don't I only have a black and white one. I can make them digitally but then can't print the gorgeous colour backgrounds.  

This got me to thinking. I should share some of mine on here too. So here you go. here are some printables you might like, feel free to save and use as you wish. 

I will make more and share in the future too. I have so many things i made digitally when i had Dezinaworld and now i still enjoy playing with digital and making backgrounds so why not share amongst my art friends here. 

I am hoping to finish another small collage piece on my journal today. Hope to post tomorrow. 

Have a wonderful day everyone and thank you so much if you followed me. 

Hugs June x

Friday, 25 June 2021

Smiles for Friday


The week has been hot hot hot .... until today. Today we have rain in buckets full. Its a lot cooler too. 

 But I captured plenty of colour to post this Smiley Friday.

Sam decided to add a little rock circle around our birdy tree and that prompted a little trip to the garden shop for some Kalanchoe plants to add a little colour. 

Then of course there is crafts. I made a little fabric/paper collage cluster and it featured some vintage Lovebirds. They always make me smile. 

Have a wonderful day all and a magical weekend.
Thanks for visiting. 

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Mid summer thoughts

 This day in the  2005 and 2007, I was at Stonehenge. I have such wonderful memories with my friend Jo from Leicester. We met online and we have been friends ever since. We went to Summer solstice and Stonehenge together and we also had two trips to Paris together. The second time with our husbands. Such wonderful memories with them all.  

This year i am home in the warm but dull summer solstice day 2021 .... no camping out these days lol. But still  a good day.  I am not at my best so a little sorting out and working out ephemera storage is what i have been doing. I am still looking for ideas so if you have any, please share. :)  Pinterest has given me a few ideas. 

Tuesday 22nd

I started the day at the doctors and have been diagnosed with Costochondritis. Severe chest pain. Its quite common. I have been given some anti-inflammatory to help with the pain. I am so glad its that and nothing worse. Apparently the symptoms can be brief of long but they will clear up and they do not know exactly what causes this.

Also i picked up some folders and a useful photo album to help with my ephemera storage. As well as a great unused recipe folder/ book which will come in handy to write down my Gluten-free recipes in. 

Saturday, 19 June 2021

If it Bleeds ...

 Began today enjoying the garden again in the warm June sunshine but mostly in the gentle shade of the tree. I took my phone and i began to play my latest book. Stephen King's "If it bleeds". I have long been a fan of his books. I have a dark soul (hahaha ! ).

 We also sat out late last night and watched the sun go down and the solar lights go on. My fave time of day is twilight. 

These are my first two journals of 2021 - They are quite different and are basically just my catch all journals, memories, things i like, my art and crafts play. Cards and letters from friends. Pressed flowers, my small writings and other things including old postcards and old photographs. They are constantly being filled with more and more 'Stuff' and that to me is the beauty of them. They just keep going and getting fatter and fatter. They are wonderful to look back on every now and then, Coffee dyed papers, painty papers, cardstock papers, old ephemera too. This hobby is amazing and addictive. Everything is made from scratch including the covers.  And when they begin to look too full .... well i just make another one lol. 

We had a lovely visit from my youngest son David  and his girlfriend Rhian and my grandson Riley. It was wonderful to see them. Visits have been so few over the last two years and each time i have a hug seems extra special. Dave said he will try and get over next weekend too as he has missed us both too. 

Later this afternoon I enjoyed sitting in the garden with Sam and Teddy. I was colouring with water colours and enjoying the afternoon. A little bird was stuck between the wire fence and next doors wood fence. We worried but Sam managed to get an extra perch in there for it, and it finally managed to fly up from the perch and Its mum was waiting with a worm in her mouth. A wonderful moment indeed. 

Friday, 18 June 2021

18/06/21 Blog catch up

 Monday was my birthday. I turned 62.  It was an unremarkable occasion but i am thankful for Another birthday and for all I have. 

I have been enjoying the month of June. The weather is nice and i spend a lot of time in our garden enjoying nature. Our tree is full of bird life and the flowers are busy with bees. I sit in my glider seat, usually accompanied by Sam my hubby and Teddy our dog.

I also am spending more and more time collaging and journaling in Junk journals and adding everything too them. Basically a catch all for me. I love it, its just for me and its such a therapeutic way of spending time. 

 Its been great using a journal for art but i want also to journal everything else via photographs so here I am, Blogging again. 

Oh and I am thrilled to find Friday smiles so i have joined in the fun.  It will be nice to be part of something like this.  Happy Weekend all  :) 

Moving home

Yesterday we got the news we had been waiting for. We move into another flat/apartment in the sheltered housing building we already live in....