Saturday, 20 August 2011

August Colour Combo Blog








Welcome fellow bloggers to the August Colour Combo Blog Hop organised by Amy.



If you have arrived here from here you are in the right place



This month I have taken a photo from my recent holiday to Spain, and show AJ's and my tired feet- hence the title of my page. The main background paper is from Pebbles May Bouquet Collection (Patio), Other papers from the Cafe Mediterranean range from DCWV, Treaure These Memories card from the Tres Elegant 4x6 Pad by WRMK, Adhesive stones in Sunshine colours from Papermania, and other embellishments from the August Kit from the Make and Create Shop.


Please hop over to Stephanie to continue this blog hop


I have added the links to all this months participants below and I look forward to seeing you in September for the next blog hop


Hope you have a lovely day in whatever part of the world you are


Love Lesley
















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Thursday, 11 August 2011

As promised, some holiday pictures from our holiday to La Mata in Spain, that we took in July. We had a lovely relaxing time and La Mata is a charming, little town by the sea, with a beautiful beach and restful parkland. Not too touristy which is to my liking, and I'm so lucky that AJ's family own an apartment here.






























Hope you have a good day


Hope to speak to you very soon


Love Lesley xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

10 on the 10th - August 2011






































My 10 for this month is Images from a recent trip to Bath, I especially like to photos from the Fudge Shop




Good evening from Pickle Land


Hope to speak to you very soon




Love Lesley xx

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

My craft space project

As a scrapbooker and card maker, I'm terribly disorganised and I am finding it increasingly hard to get motivated to scrap or make cards because I can't seem to find what I need when I want it. My craft space at the moment is in the dining room with all stash in various bags, boxes and tins. There is absolutely no organisation to anything and I really can't say what I have. I sometimes open up a bag to discover something I had bought months or even years ago - like yesterday I found some gorgeous cat stamps from Penny Black that I purchased on my honeymoon two years ago.

This disorganisation is stunting my creativity and thus, I have decided "Enough is Enough!". It is time to get organised and create a permanent space to use solely for craft,

I am fortunate enough to have two spare bedrooms - one for AJ's stuff and the other allocated for all my stuff. However, my room has become a dumping ground. From clothes to an old television. The room is actually a fairly decent size, but you wouldn't know that if you looked into it at the moment. It is a complete and utter mess.

Over the past weekend, we removed the old TV and put into our newly tidied conservatory (another room that had become a dumping ground), and now I have enough room to move around and start seeing what I have in the room. My intention is to go through everything, chuck lots of stuff away and be in a position to get some extra storage and the organise my craft stash, so finally I will know what I have or not have as the case may be. I want to be able to display all my lovely punches and embossing powders and stamps. I want all my papers in one place and have all my Thickers together rather than looking in several bags to find the font I want.

I know it may take a while and I'm sure I will get distracted along the way - finding stash I had completed forgotten about, or reading old copies of Scrapbook Inspirations. But I am determined to go it. With a little help from my brother R, we are making a start tomorrow. I have taken a couple of days off work whilst AJ goes to the England/India test match, and hopefully in the next few weeks the room will start to resemble the craft room I have imagined. Organised, practical, pretty and above all a space where I can find inspiration and start creating more. My little escape from this world.

I'll take some photos when it is finally finished to show you, so watch this space.

Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Love Lesley xx

Monday, 1 August 2011

Time flies

Can't believe it is August already. What happened to July? It appears to have disappeared in front of my eyes.

Apart from our holiday, July hasn't been a particular good month for me. Nothing major, but still not fun.

I applied for a internal job vacancy, and didn't get. So I'm still being made redundant in November which is seriously worrying me now that it is only four months away.

Our washing machine finally blew up - a few days after coming back from holiday when we've just spent our money so we have had to get another one

A trip I was looking forward to was cancelled. and I've done absolutely no scrap pages or cards or anything craft related.


I'm hoping August is a better month for me. Got a trip to Kew Gardens to look forward to and a party towards the end of the month. I actually created a scrap book page this evening, so will photograph and put on blog soon, so already I've broken my scrapbook hiatus.

Good evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon and not leave it so long this time

Love Lesley xx