Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Times flying!

Halfway already! Where did the last six months go? Well, I know by looking back through my 366/12 calendar journal(if you want to know more about this challenge see Kate's blog here)I've been, what in some peoples book might be called a project manager, but I've seen it more of a juggling act - so what better stamp to use but Lindsay Mason's 'Gwendoline', (who normally juggles blackbirds!) The background was made by spritzing the page with water then scribbling with NeocoloursII onto a block, spritzing and dragging over the page - I love the watery effect which seemed just right for the weather we are having. July letters were a mistake I made ages ago by putting the same paper through my printer for a second time. I think they were Christmassy letters.
The stamped flowers are from the same set and I added a few punched flowers too.
My June pages, now complete with pictures of The Queen over the Jubilee weekend may give you some idea of whats been going on!
Sooo!, we haven't moved, despite the buyers requesting an early date! Some paper work went missing and it wasn't till I rang that we found out, so we still don't have a moving date, although I have my fingers crossed for mid month! My new kitchen is almost ready for moving the last appliance in(the fridge/freezer), the bathroom only needs a bit of sealant around the bath and my big cupboard is going to get some shelves this week and yes, we are getting excited now! This month will also see my hubby retire from teaching so a lot of change ahead!! 
Thanks for taking a look, I'm not sure how many others I am going to get to see this month but I'll jolly well give it a try - after all I'm a juggler LOL! Chris


Nora MacPhail said...

This calendar idea is so wonderful. Such a fantastic concept. Have fun.

Lynette (NZ) said...

July is so pretty and whimsical. Fabulous quote :-)

Artyjen said...

Best of luck with your move soon ;) I've given up on the 366 I'm staying power!!!
Love that Gwendoline image but cannot find it round here!
xoxo Sioux

Joanne said...

I think that Gwendoline will be the best selling stamp of all time. Roll on the move eh?
Hugs Joanne xx

Kira - said...

Here are my wishes that your move goes as smoothly as possible! Your July page is lovely. We've been getting a bit of rain here, too. The soft colors are perfect.

patcrafts said...

Two great pages love the delicate tones of July page and your july letters are fab. Thanks for sharing the Neo colours technique will give it a try. Congrats to hubby on his retirement. xx

krisandkreate said...

I love the watery effect too, it makes the colours look calming .. need this with the weather as it is !!!! The letters are fab too and don't stand out as though they are Christmas ones - will have to try running them through the printer twice - thanks for the tip x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Chris, love the subtle colours for July and what a great sentiment ;-) Ooh fabby pics from Woolfest - I must go next year! Oh dear, hope you finally get the move sorted out.
Anne x

Sue said...

Wishing you lots of luck and you will probably be in by now...have fun!!!
Lovely light and delicate colours for your pages!

Merry said...

Wonderful pages. Really like the way you have created the July background.

thekathrynwheel said...

Oops! Here I am sneaking in at last minute! Well, it’s still July isn’t it?! Wonderful pages - love the Queen on your Jubilee page. (Isn't she a star?! I loved her at the opening ceremony of the Olympics!). I'm interested in your background technique using neocolors - haven't tried that before. Well done for keeping up so far, especially as you have been otherwise occupied. Good luck with the move x