Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Another Wednesday has hurtled round and it's time for a look at desks here and abroad. I managed to visit everyone ( where I could get onto the blog) last week  - thank you to those who returned the compliment. Just in case you have no idea at all what I'm talking about then pop over to Julia's Blog and join in.

I have actually got my stuff out and am all set up to try and create. Finding it hard to start cards at the moment. After reading about the Documented Life Project I decided to give it a go. I've never done anything like this before and am not a 'natural artist' ( as you will see when you see my pathetic efforts to date)  but thought why not? Supposed to be a New Year - New Me - and I am enjoying playing with ideas etc.
I only bought a very inexpensive planner ( had ordered a Moleskine  one but then thought better of it0 - I still have not done the first two challenges and have lots more to do in other areas - judging by others I see - but all in good time.

Here goes

Where I've been working, checking I have everything for next planned workshop. I'd bought the instructions for this class and ordered all the materials and class got cancelled. Decided to have another shot at it!!!

And the bit I'm very nervous about showing - some of you are so talented
At the moment I have just covered the back/front of planner with paper and have other ideas for it.

Inside are several pages whichIwant to alter I have used the shaving foam technique and will use it as first page / divider and plan to put January on edge - I wish I'd used more ink in the foam but am going to add other stuff to it.

Last week's entries , bit of distressing and washi tape - need to fill in space at top on left hand side and then am going to put photo/pic of my front door ( as per prompt ) at bottom on right hand side.

So lots to do still !
I will visit anyone who visits me, those ending in same number as me and those I visit on a regular basis.

PS Although posting this Tuesday my desk will not change before Wednesday morning.


  1. Not being a card-maker, I am not sure what all that is.. but it's pretty! I hope you're having a positive new year! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Hullo there Anne.. have just com from Shaz Brooks and she is doing this too :D and think your shaving foam is great like the subtle tones.. and dont be afraid to share .. that is how we learn.
    Not that I have an insights to offer on it as have never done journalling and to be honest dont intend to start at the moment... God bless and keep you safe warm and dry.
    happy WOYWW. Shaz in oz.x
    # no number yet.

  3. Never be afraid to do a show and tell of what you're making....there is no right or wrong way to do things....just your own :-) Well done you for giving it a go.
    Annie x

  4. Well I think you have made a great start to your planner. Mine is more of a mess of things to do and stuff. Leave the arty stuff for the tip-ins I'd say and keep up with the writing. You are doing just fine. Thanks for the visit today BJ#21

  5. Just had a close up look (really need to go post my mum's card!!! though) Love the cover and the foam page, you can add distress to the latter if you want more colour on it. BJ still #21 LOL

  6. Looks like a fun project although - show us it finished cos like Teresa I don't really have a clue about paper craftiness!! x Jo

  7. Hi Anne
    so many of us are so hard on ourselves and question is what we are doing any good. Well the answer is a big fat yes as you are totally committed to what you are doing and from the photos you are doing a great job on the cover and your pages.
    start to relax and then you can start to enjoy it
    Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Hugs Ria #6

  8. I'm very hard on myself too when it comes to journaling and the sort. i see so many people who's work is gorgeous! But they all told me to to just have fun, the point of it is to learn, try out new techniques, etc. :-) From what I see so far -- it looks very pretty!! Enjoy!! Brigita #80

  9. Actually Anne, I think you've done the right thing. If cards aren't working then do something else! And I think you've made a great start on that journal. Enjoy doing something different :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

  10. Hi Anne. You've done a great job on the front of your planner. I picked up one from the thrift store with the intention of messing it up. I should go over and check out the Document Life Project - would you mind stopping by and leaving me the link?

    Did you ask the question about the fat phoebe? That's what I call the power strip. tee hee

    Thanks for visiting me already!
    Happy WOYWW
    peace, Kay (42)

  11. love the look of your documented life journal, i so wish i had left myself more room for writing :( Lx

  12. Hello Anne. Thanks you for already visiting - hubby is beginning to improve - but it's a slow frustrating process for him - I'd rather he was REALLY better before they let him out of hospital - otherwise I see a repeat coming up!!!
    Now, I realise I am biased, 'cos I'm a CAS sort of a gal - but I LOVE that shaving foam page - I'm not into too much decoration, just sufficient to set off whatever else is going on. Well done for giving it a go. You might not feel you are a "natural artist" - but you are being creative - and that's so important in our lives. Great stuff!!
    Love n hugs
    Margaret #45

  13. You are brave to start such a big art project. I am too afraid to even start. Maybe I will just look at what all of you talented people are doing this year and build up the courage and then start next year.
    Love what you have done so far.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #50

  14. Tell those critical thought in your head to go for a walk! I love your scrap/journals.
    Thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place

  15. Hi Annie
    your journal is looking fab .... everyone has their own style and yes some of the stuff on FB is great and a lot is not or not to my taste .... you cannot love it all can you. I am not using a moleskin either but using up paper and making my own spiral bound book. What is your FB name so I can follow your posts
    janet #11

  16. Love what you have done with your journal, thanks for sharing and your visit.
    Happy crafting and have a lvely week. DeDe #30

  17. I stopped by for Friday Smiles and got caught up in your "life" and WOYWW, My sincere, albeit belated, sympathy for the loss of your friend. How sad. But you can be very proud of your journal. You have created a real beauty, regardless what you think. After all, we are our own worst critics. Happy belated WOYWW from # 5.

  18. I like what you have done so far on your Documented Life, Anne! The main importance is that you are documented little events in your life. I am inspired by that. I guess I kind of do that with my blog, but I love the thought of doing it in a journal so you can decorate the pages with anything that suits your fancy at the mo. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Gotta love that!! Keep up the good work!!

    Happy Belated WOYWW and thanks for coming to visit me - I enjoyed your comment! Have a wonderful rest of the week!! Darnell #12


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