Wednesday 10 July 2024

🌟 Junk journal July🌟 day 10

It's been 10 days since I joined in on #junkjournaljuly24  hosted by @megjournals & co on Instagram ✨πŸŒŸπŸ’™πŸŒˆπŸŒž✨🌟

So as promised I thought I'd share my progress...I've really been enjoying keeping to a plan of creating a page each day in my junk journal. This is a very cheap, easy way to junk journal I've mainly used ephemera from old books, magazines & paper stash I've had for many years. I've also added some fussy cut illustrations I've printed up over the years.✨🧚‍♂️🌟It's been raining on and off for quite a few days so actually it's been good to forget the drizzle and create. But we do have some summer sun this afternoon 😁 yay🌞✨πŸŒŸπŸŒˆπŸ’™

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Monday 1 July 2024

✨🌟junk journal July🌟✨

Welcoming a brand New month...


And it's been quite a fully packed month since I last posted on here my poor neglected blog🀣🀭 I must do better!!... So again it's a bit of a catch up post & I'm also taking part in # junk journal July 2024 hosted by @ meg journals over on Instagram... hopefully share the prompts on here during this month as well... I found a wonderful old, vintage book in the second hand book shop well, several books in fact...all around 2.99, I fell in love with the front covers mainly and it didn't bother me that the pages inside were a little loose, warn and slightly stained with age spots. Some of the picture plates were still in very good condition. I taught myself to take out the damaged pages then add my own and stitch , replace . I'm not very professional but it works and it makes it personal. I hardened and fixed the spine with card and glue before stitching in page segments. I do love fussy cutting images out of old magazines, vintage books, ephemera to use in my junk journals.

✨✨πŸŒŸπŸ’šπŸŒΉπŸŒŸ✨✨ My first page of Junk journal July was *Spark*...So I finished off this page for day 1....
✨✨πŸŒŸπŸŒΉπŸ’šπŸŒŸ✨✨I  find it's a good way to get yourself creative each day even if it's only for half an hour ...I keep lacking that creative flow at times so this is helping me. If you feel inspired please have a go... doesn't have to be perfect just something to ease you back into journaling...I doubt I'll manage to achieve all the prompts... sometimes it's not about the completion it's more about the taking's definitely good art Therapy for me....and loosing myself in the creative process and letting my imagination run free.
✨✨πŸŒŸπŸ’šπŸŒΉπŸ˜I trying to think where I left off last time I blogged ...My Lovely Sophs has been busy with her driving lessons again after not passing her 1st test, also alongside her Accountancy apprenticeship she's  in a theatre musical group in the evening during the week. we watched her 1st show with them last Saturday.... always so proud of her and all her achievements. My brother and his family came to visit along with my nephew's new baby girlπŸ₯🍼 .I really am starting to feel old!! So it's been fully packed lately with visitors and outings . Really lovely though.πŸ’•πŸ˜Š
✨✨πŸŒŸπŸ’šπŸŒžIt's been quite a good summer for me weather wise not too hot...I'm not a lover of heat. I actually prefer overcast days warm and not raining obviously!... we've enjoyed those such days doing long walks...I really enjoy the Tamar valley walk in Cornwall from Calstock to Cotehele πŸ’š Along the river Tamar...And enjoying Cotehele national trust house and gardens.
✨πŸŒŸπŸŒžπŸ’šπŸ’–πŸ“And locally grown strawberries... πŸ˜‹ Yummy!!
✨πŸŒŸπŸŒžπŸ’š✨🌞✨ So beautiful thereπŸ’š
We had a day in Totnes and for a change we took the train πŸš‚ πŸšƒ we hadn't done that in such a long time it was really good fun. We enjoyed a Steam fair in our Market town too at the beginning of the month of June.
✨🌞🌟✨πŸ’š✨🌟 And the foxgloves have been wonderful and also the roses in bloom during June ...❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️
✨✨πŸŒŸπŸŒžπŸ’š✨🌟🌹❤️✨🌟 Wishing you a joyous July... x    K a z z y   x  🌟🌞🌟 p.s Adding these Original A5 artworks to Etsy , I did them about 5, 6 years ago, I hope someone will enjoy them like I have 🌱🌹🌱

Tuesday 4 June 2024

🌱May to JuneπŸ’š

Oops I forgot to post my May moments πŸ˜• πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±

A Catch up from May to JuneπŸ€—πŸ’š

So much has been going on behind the scenes I seem to be all out of sync and feeling a bit well...mehhh at times. Luckily though Stevies Steel works closes for a week in May to sort out System updates, new machinery and general maintenance issues. So I got to spend a lovely week with him and that really cheered me up some quality time together....πŸ’•πŸ€—

I asked him what he'd like to do on his time off and he said ”As long as I'm with you we can do anything" which makes him a Keeper πŸ˜‰ ❤️ so we didn't really plan anything overly expensive or too far in the car...packed lunches and flasks of tea and just went where the car took us....So plenty of walking around National trust estates and up on Dartmoor next to where we live....We even visited my mother in Cornwall and to Antony house & garden's ... πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ± And the weekend before we spent an afternoon in Totnes...just what we needed after all the stresses we've had lately.

May has always been my favourite month. It's such a wonderful lush, green feel good month... I've definitely felt so overwhelmed and not quite myself this month, Actually most of the year so farπŸ˜• it's been a combination of things, but just a walk makes life so much more bearable...seeing all the new buds and blooms helps my soul and heals me...πŸ’š Nature will always be my healer.πŸ’š

So many beautiful walks so close to us.πŸ’š
🌱🌹🌱❤️And the Roses are just starting to bloom...Be still my beating ❤️ From the Community gardens 
πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ± Buckland Abbey NT 

Antony house & garden's NT πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±
No Mow MayπŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±✨🌟 look how wildly overgrown my garden on the hill top looks...we mowed it last weekend as it had gone mad!...but it benefits the bees and wildlife πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ€— The grass was up to my knees in places...Happy buzzing bees✨πŸπŸžπŸ¦‹πŸπŸžπŸ¦‹πŸ›πŸπŸœπŸ¦‹
We both took our sketchbooks with us and even on the mizzle drizzle days we sat in the car day we sat on the Moorlands and I was day dreaming of the sea, so I did alot of Mermaid and sea Scape doodles ✨πŸŒŸπŸ§œπŸ’¦☔✨🌟 And above me on the hill top with my junk journals....
My Dolly cut out painting sitting on my dresser top❤️🌹And below the beautiful sun set and wild ponies on Dartmoor...
Wildflowers on my hilly lane walkπŸ’šπŸ€—
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