Thursday, December 27, 2012

WOWW Wednesday 186

Hi Bloggers...
.( I have just posted this.....and I have now clicked it is Thurday not Wednesday......excuse me I have been on an emotional roller coaster these past few weeks.....I could erase this post...but I am not! Julia I hope its ok????Let me know if not...)
Yip, you don't hear from me in ages and here I am again the next day....
As you know it is Wednesday...a little late in the day, but still Wednesday is my desk pretty much as I left it last night.
You guessed correctly it is My Christmas Journal...yes it is very much behind, I think the last completed page is the 10th....Last night I cleared my desk, from the clutter caused by Raphaella's journal, see previous post and video....took out my journal stuff...looked at it, looked through some photos on the camera and went upstairs, to my PC.........
Today I took a photo of the mess and I am back on my sit back and check out what the rest of the world is up to....if you also want a look pop over to the Stamping Ground
I would Like to take the opportunity to wish you all.....a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR....and all of the very best for 2013!!
God bless.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Seasons Greetings.

Is the classic Greek greeting for days like these, meaning "Many Years"

Hello there I wish you all of the best for this Festive season and may you all have many, many more with your loved ones!
Yes. I have neglected you all these past weeks, yes these weeks have been difficult and I was not feeling up to much....and yet life is such that in amongst the sorrow we also have joy....
My little Grand-son celebrated his 1st birthday, I saw my brother after 2 years...he needed to sort out some of my late Dad's affairs.....No, I did not put up our tree, I did however take out my Nativity figurines and some angels....and no the JYC journal is not up to date....mojo out the window!!

However, my daughter Raphaella had asked for a journal for Christmas, so that she can take with her to South Africa, she left today for a 5 month Patisserie course at Prue Leith so I had to pull myself toward myself and get cracking!!

I made Raphaella her journal and a workstation,with drawers for little notes, tags or photos, a holder for a pen and pencil and a place to keep her journal.
I used papers from Nectar Creations for the journal, they are digital and are designed by my sweet friend Nektaria.
I made this project in a big rush, so I did not have time to go and print the papers in a 30cm x30 cm format, so as to cover the folio as a result I married 2 sheets of IOD papers with the Memoirs Journal Kit.
The floral paper on the spine is IOD designs. Details of custom dyed seam binding.
Here is a video of the project...shot on my please excuse the narrow format (it irritates me!)

That is all for today...keep well, savour the sweet family moments that these days bring....and hopefully I will be back  with a L.O. or two of Nino's birthday party and of Christmas.
God Bless.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lying Low

Hi there Dear Friends...
I have had a bad time these past two weeks...My Dear Dad passed away on the last day of November on his Feast day....His name was Andrew...
That is the reason I have not been I forced myself to go to the crop held at Efi's home, we had a great time...Efi and her hubby Costa were perfect hosts, thank you guys! I am blessed to have such fantastic scrappy Friends....and I am going to share Eleni's photo off Facebook.
Efi is the lady in grey sitting at the bottom of the photo.
I have not done much scrapping,I did however begin my December Journal .  It has started on a sad note, but I guess this is what my December is all about!
I have as yet to decorate my home...Maybe tomorrow Raphaella and I will put up one or two decorations...I don't know if a tree will feature this year...
And to leave you with something creative....
Here is a photo of some of the altered dominoes that a made a couple of weeks back.
Keep well..enjoy this special time with family and friends......they are special.
God Bless.

P.S. Christina thank-you for the perfect gift I received from you in the Secret Santa...I loved your hand-made flowers, trims and most of all thank-you for sharing your precious Websters Pages with me!!