Monday, 31 December 2007


all the cards together

cant believe we have actually finished this I am so pleased that I managed to do thi although i didn't always keep up

week 50 prompt was greatest gift life imediately sprung to mind

week 51 prompt was saw this and thought of you. When I was younger I shard a bedroom with my big sister she completlely covered a wall with pictures of David cassidy sadly my sister is no longer with us but when ever I see picture of david it always makes me smile

Week 52 prompt was art I used mine to say a great big thank you to Em for such a fantastic year.

I have really enjoyed doing this thanks everyone for looking


Monday, 3 December 2007


This weeks prompt was ideas, any thing to do with ideas. I always have my best ideas when I am near water whether it's being by the sea, doing the washing up or even sitting on the toilet

Monday, 26 November 2007

Week 47

feel like I am back on a roll week 47 prompt is what's your happy place. I have lots of happy places but I guess one of my favourites has to be Portland Bill I love to just sit there and look at the waves crashing on the rocks. It makes you realise what a small part we play in this vast universe of ours. As a family we love to spend time there although we can't get there to often as it is quite a long way away.
My husband would love to retire to that part of the country.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

whoo can't believe I have been away so long

finally caught up with all of my journal cards I have been doing bit's but just haven't got round to posting on here so what have I miss

funny ha ha

A programme called still game about a group of old scots whish just makes me howl with laughter


A pic of my nephew and my great nieces hands

a beautiful life

pics taken from my little world journal that I did with shimelle

draw something

a selp portrait based on the work of beryl cook

I wander

I wander where Ill be if I listen to my dreams

someone spesh

my work colleauge and very good friend

how is it not any more

I don't have my mum as my hairdresser

magic carpet

if I had a a magic carpet I would fly to weymouth

a greatful week


my fear of heights didn't stop me climbing mount snowdon

home is where the heart is

what have you discovered about yourself

I am bloody good at my job


crips country walks in frosty leaves

phew caught up and now emily inspires me to do some thing else

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Quiet and 10 minutes

Week 32's prompt was quiet one of my sons favourite memories of his grandad was when he used to shout quiet as loud as he could at the dinner table when we had all got a bit noisy there used to be quite a few of us at family get togethers. Funnily enough it used to terrify me when I was little don't know wether my dad had mellowed a bit or that my son just got the joke better.
Week's 33 prompt was to spend 10 minutes creating from the stuff around you I'll be honest and said mine took twenty minutes but I really like the effect

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

What don't you regret

week 31's prompt is what don't you regret eversince i have been singing Je regrette rien by Edith piaf so this weeks card is a picture of her. I have no regrets everything i have been and done is what has made me the person who i am today and actualy I am quite happy with her.

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Caught up finally!

the last photo shows all thirty cards together

finally caught up with the last five weeks wont go into to much detail will let the cards speak for themselves

Sunday, 15 July 2007

must catch up

I have one card to scan and two (by tommorow to make) must get back to it

Monday, 25 June 2007

A photo that is special to you

Emily is away this week following a move so this weeks inspiration prompt was provided by
Tara and involves using a photo new or oldthat is special to you. This weeks card shows a photo taken at my nephews 21st showing four generations of my sife of the family. The only member who wasn't there was my beautiful neice and he photo is shown on the back. it is very rare that we get so many of us together so it is a very special photo for me. Thanks for the prompt Taras

Monday, 18 June 2007

Remember when?

this is what he looks like now

week 24'sprompt is remember when this card shows hubby when he had long hair it was longer than that at one time.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Thanks Scrapdolly For The Fab Link

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Monday, 11 June 2007

Right Now I Am

week 23's promt is where are you right now well I am busy at work both with the union and my main job, I am very happy with how my life is, I am becoming more confident every day, I am swapping stuff with people all over the world and i am being a mother to my children and probably to my husband at times too, here is this weeks card I would like to thank Kay for her instructions I had great fun making it.

Monday, 4 June 2007

Learn Something New

Week 22's prompt was about what new thing would you like to learn as a nurse where I live we have a lot of Italians and with their dementia a great deal of them revert back to their native tongue it wouldbe so good to be able to help them better, I have wanted to learn to play the guitar for such a long time but can never be bothered to go through the pain in my fingers.

Saturday, 2 June 2007


Week 21's prompt (how did we get here so quick) what are your qualities. Ever since i was about 15 i have been someones auntie Val as in agony aunt. People have always come to me with thier problems. I would say that is because I am a good listener, tolerant, supportive, creative, caring and friendly. Equally these some of the qualities that help me to do my job as a psycaitric nurse.
you cant tell from the scan but the card is made of mirror board so it reflects me when I look into it.


I am usually very positve about change and was going to write embrace chage it is always for the best on my card for week 20's prompt. Then I had to spend the last week supporting staff, as a union rep, whose community home had closed down. An order had been placed on it to close by magistrates at 9pm Thursday and by 7 pm Friday it was closed and the six clients with learning difficulties had been moved to different homes some a long way from relatives. I really couldn't understand how this change could be for the best so I decided that my card should read embrace change it is always an experience.

Monday, 14 May 2007


Week 19's prompt was suprise simple as that, when the children were little we never told them when we were going to stay with my Mum we would say we were going shoppping they never did realise even though my mum lives 150 miles away. We knew when they were growing up when they recognised Lincoln Cathedral and we couldn't lie to them anymore, once we even told them we were going out for chips we were only in Cleethorpes not Bedford. They loved going there then and they still do now.

Sunday, 13 May 2007

An acrylic a day for the month of May

Taking part in this but not keeping up too well finally managed to do these three first paintings I have done for ages, oh and by the way they are atc size abd based on the work of georgia okeefe

Monday, 7 May 2007


week 18's prompt was nature I have been tidying up my garden this weekend and putting flowers and veg in pots planted sweetpeas which I haven't done for a couple of years forgot how much I love them. They are in a pot outside my back door and i can't wait to see them grow and smell thier stunning aroma I love to pick them a put them in tiny vases.

My Bedroom

well week 16's prompt was my bedroom, my bedroom when I was a teenager was full of black and red furniture. I thought I was so chic. The bed was great though it pulled out into a kingsize and hosted many a sleep over sometimes sleeping five people. Oh if only that furniture could have talked what stories it would have told possibly just as well it couldn't

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

a little help from my friends

Can't believe how long it is since I have posted but have been so busy catching up with stuff and as Em's prompt for week 16 was to get a little help from my friends it took a little while to collect the flowers for my card I'd like to thank those who contributed including work colleauges and crop friends

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Your Parents

This weeks prompt first thing that comes to mind when you think of your parents easy for my mum it's her art she loves to paint and has recently rediscovered pottery and is making some really cool stuff. My dad died a few yeas ago but my mum and I were talking about him at the weekend and how he always used to buy pick and mix sweets on a saturday night, the only problem was if you asked for one he would say "Those who ask don't get and those who don't ask don't want so they don't get either" not sure how we ever managed to eat them. He also used to buy us all a packet of Walkers crisps but you couldn't have them until match of the day started even if you were tired and went to bed as soon as you ate them. Never did work out why you would have thought he would have been glad to see us in bed wouldn't you. So my card this week is double sided with no journaling, sweets for my dad and art for my mum.

Monday, 9 April 2007


So week 14 and we have the prompt Birds funnily enough this ties in with the Shimelle project that I am doing and forms the basis of the next page in my when I grow up book. When I was a little girl I used to sit for hours drawing pictures of birds in the garden making them into little books. I can still remember now the feeling of absolute belief that what I was drawing was an absolutle replica of the bird in front of me, I thought I must be the most fantastic artist in the world. I'd love to see those little books now I am sure I would be quite amused to see what I had really drawn. Isn't sad how we loose that belief in ourselves along the way, I've kinda got a little bit back in that I have absolute faith in my ablity as a nurse and my belief in person centred care but oh for a bit of what I had as a child as far as my creativity is concerened.

Friday, 6 April 2007

When I Grow Up

This is the front cover and the first two pages for my childrens book inspired by Shimelles class

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Valerie.

Everyone wanted to know what valerie would like to be when she grew up

But Valerie didn't know

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

When I Grow Up

As you can see form the button on th side of my blog I have signed up for Shimelles new class, when i grow up. Shimelle has challenged us to talk to others about this subject. Today at work I was asking friends and colleauges if what were is was what they had wanted to be. The admin staffs wanted to be a medic and an archeologist, the social workers wanted to be a comercial artist and medic (work with blood to be precise) The nurses wanted to be a physiotherapist and a helicopter pilot (too tall) and me well I wanted to be a nun until later on when I wanted to be a bride and realised the two just didn't mix. None of us are what we thought we would be. If your reading this I'd love it if you left a comment about what you wanted to be when you grew up, I'd love to know whether any of you are what you have always wanted to be.

Monday, 2 April 2007

What's on your mind

This weeks prompt is what's on your mind, thats easy for me this week it has to be time I have so many deadline sto meet and time just keeps on wizzing by. I have a cj to finish, atc's to complete and send housework to be done bofore a number of kidscoming for sleep overs this week oh and I have to go to work too. Can't believe we are in April already I'm sure I still have some left over Turkey in the fridge!!!!!!!!!!!!anyway this is this weeks card TFL oh and by the way the journaling on the back is the chorus to Got The Time by Joe Jackson

Monday, 26 March 2007

I believe

This weeks prompt is I believe, what do you believe in big or small. well I believe in love at first sight true of the first time I saw my darling hubby, the day they handed me my new born son and the day they handed me my new born daughther. I instantly fell in love with them all, last but not least our is our beautiful rescue dog Frankie, we fell in love with a photo and then had an anxious week waiting to see if he was ours. A year on he fills our heart with more and more love each day. I definitely believe in love at first sight.