Hello friends, and Happy March!
Wow February is a short month and I for one am glad as it was a very trying month, between sick kitties, bad storms, no heating, endless decluttering and dealing with government departments, roofers and insurance agents, I’m so glad it’s over and that there are signs that Spring is on its way! I still have to deal with a lot of those February trials but at least the sun is shining today and there are frogs in the pond filling it with frog spawn – signs of Spring! Since it is the first of the month, let me share my DT inspiration project for the March Main challenge at More Than Words with you. This month the main challenge is as follows:
This month’s challenge board image is courtesy of one of the DT and it’s such a lovely page she made for the challenge – if you are interested in seeing the full page click here. My house is still in a stage of chaos because of all the decluttering and moving of stuff but during the process of decluttering paperwork I found some bits and pieces I wanted to use on this page, so that was handy! I had a huge folder of old travel stuff, which included these maps and also a leaflet from Hertz car rental that had this really nice gold map at the top of the letter.
I decided to use the Hertz map and some old library newsletters that were printed on this nice cream and brown paper. I thought they would go well with the map.
For the tags/pockets element of the challenge I used these little pockets made from old Prima scrapbook paper – I actually found these stuffed in a drawer last month and knew I wanted to use them for this month’s challenge.
As I was wondering what poem or quote I could use on my page, I found one by chance inside one of the old library newsletters! It was an article talking about a new book that had been released at the time, and they titled the article Like Wine Through Water and gave the full quote from Wuthering Heights, which you can see below as I stuck it down on my page.
There is a lot of random scribbling and writing across this page using black, gold and white pens, and a bit of shading using stabilos. I also made little tags to fit inside my pockets using some old journaling cards from a Prima collection.
And here’s the finished page – oh I nearly forgot – I also found this little blue/black kitty on the bottom of the coloured map in the first photo. I think the map page came from a street directory or a phone book and there is text next to it that says …out of the blue… and that’s where the kitty came from, out of the blue so I had to put it on there!
Hope you feel inspired to join in the challenge this month.
t stands for . . .
It’s been a difficult week in animal hospital regarding Mr G and his ongoing chronic problem. Happily though Miss P’s ear seems to be healing up nicely, though she is permanently disfigured now, and Miss Lily hasn’t coughed for two weeks, so that’s some good news. We had really stormy weather for over a week, a succession of storms actually, four in total, but it just felt like one big continuous storm to me. We also have storm damage and water damage which will all have to be taken care of, but of course we are not alone. The insurance company had a special number to call if you were affected by the recent severe storms, and of course it’s impossible to get anyone out to look at the roof because everyone is busy out fixing other roofs! My drink for this week should really be hard liquor given the week I just had but instead, it is of course, just a cup of tea. Speaking of tea, here is a lovely idea to recycle some of your old teacups. I have quite a few so I might just be giving this a try 🙂 Happy Tea Day!
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, ephemera, twine, glue, journal cards, scrapbook paper,
More Than Words – March Main Challenge
Altered Book Lover – T Stands for – totally overwhelmed part 2
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