Sunday, 21 October 2012

Bit of a catch up

Good morning all.
I've been absent for a few days so here's a bit of a round up of the latter half of the week. On Thursday morning I was pottering around getting some deadlines finished and quite pleased with the way things were going. The afternoon turned out slightly differently than planned as I had a spot of car trouble and while pulled over hazards blinking on the dual carriageway waiting for the AA, someone hit the rear side of the car. Not great though I will say one thing, I thank God that I was not in the car at the time; the other driver was not hurt and no one else either. It could have been so much worse than it was! God's hand definitely was over me that afternoon as I had just moved away from the vehicle. So now, the insurance guy will be out on Monday.......he couldn't come on Friday because I had a class at The Craft Barn; teaching my Journalling #4 class which was great fun. Silly moo that I am, I forgot to take my camera out of my bag ! But here is one of my pages from the day
The class was focussing on detailing, writing and doodling and it was a great day so thank you to all the ladies. It was lovely to see how everyone's journals had progressed and we all were having a good time checking them out. I particularly like the way on of the ladies had used Crafty Individuals images and did warn her that I would be borrowing the idea. Which I did that evening as Susan and I wandered down the garden path to spend a pleasant few hours together journalling away.
 Coffee is always a good idea !
 So here is the page I did using Crafty Individuals images in the centre, tissue tape, and rock candy crackle along with distress inks, stains, masks and more.
 The edging is liquid pearls which adds a lovely detail I think.
The tags are stamped and embossed IndigoBlu image and they were masked and the backgrounds were added to them using images from the same plate (Pomp and Pageantry)

Saturday brought Happy Mail in the form of goodies from America. Last month I was blessed to win $50.00  in the Inspiration Emporium challenge and they arrived

A printers tray configurations, Those lovely Tim backgrounds, some UTEE and Distress card. Joy also enclosed this lovely tag too which has gone on my inspiration wall. Aren't I blessed?

So that's what's been happening around here. Hope you all have a great Sunday.


Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Ahh such a bounty of goodies. Glad to hear you're okay after your car troubles. Makes one understand why they tell you to leave your car on the hard shoulder of motorways and sit on the verge. Bit of a pain having to go through all the insurance though :( Love, love, love your bright colourful AJ pages. Looks like a fun class. Pxx

JoZart said...

Looks like your luck has been in... glad you escaped harm... the car will mend! Lucky also winning that super stash. You are really being adventurous in your use of colour and I love it. I never know what to expect!!
Jo x

Francesca said...

Someone is obvisously watching over you and you have good Karma...Your pages are very impressive, perhaps one day so will mine. Congrats on win always nice to receive new stash. Have a good week. Love Francesca

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love your pages; they are great! So sorry about your rotten experience with the car. I worked for the AA for many years and they always told us to get out of the car.If you can't, sit in the passenger seat with your seat belt on, and park your car at an angle. Good job you were sensible.

Lucy x

Artyjen said...

Can never understand how people manage to hit cars like that!! Glad you were unharmed. Great stash and lovely pages.
xoxo Sioux

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Neil,

So glad you weren't injured when your car was hit. I hope getting the car fixed isn't too difficult.

Sounds like your class was a lot of fun. How lovely to also get inspiration and ideas from your students! Your page looks really cool. Thanks for sharing.


Rein said...

stunning pages!

sarne said...

hi neil sorry to hear about your car, glad your ok. nice to see your blog on my new kindle fire hd...saw your page using crafty ind pics you said you would use the idea, hope everybody enjoys too. see you for canvas workshop looks good. sandra