Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Happy 100!

Today I'm celebrating lots of exciting things on the blog. 

No. 1... There are so many fantastic bloggers I have discovered recently, that I couldn't help but applaud there totally fab efforts. Here are my top 6 bloggers that I'm loving right now! They are definitively worth checking out. 

A beautiful mess - http://abeautifulmess.com
Iheartstudio - http://www.wilnaf.com

No. 2... August has been a totally fantastic month for me. I've learnt some amazing new skills, visited some wonderful places and spent some quality time with special people. Summer is all about relaxing and just enjoying everything that's out there and this year has really been a good one. The weathers been fantastic and I've been really focused on learning new things and experiencing the world. Ok, so I've not saved the rain forest or travelled around Europe but I've made some amazing new friends, found a job I really love, and am constantly keeping myself in the arts and craft loop through various mediums. 

No. 3... Happy 100! My 100th blog post! I'm so excited, and proud that I've manage to grow my blog into something I can be utterly proud of, and share with the world. Happy birthday little blog! I'm so, so proud of you. 

Monday, 4 August 2014

Just A Minute JULY

I've taken a step back from blogging for the past few weeks and have been off enjoying the great British summer! We've had such beautiful weather that I just couldn't pass on the opportunity to miss out on some much needed time off. 

The past few weeks have been packed full of some really exciting things. I've relived a childhood memory and spent some time in Wroxham, which is a superb little part of the norfolk coast full of some cute little tourist shops, traditional British fish and chips, beautiful waterways and fab wildlife. I used to spend loads of time there as a child, and loved seeing the great british public enjoying a traditional summer holiday once again! 

In other news, I've also picked up a new skill in the form of contemporary floristry, and am officially a level one qualified florist! I totally loved the whole experience of being in a leaning environment, and creating once again. It's such a fantastic skill and hope to take it on further later in the year, as it's something that just totally inspires me. Considering I've never done anything like it before, I was really pleased with my creations! 

July has been full of 'firsts' and another first for not only July, but additionally me, was going to see my local football team playing at their home ground. Okay, so I'm not fanatical about the sport or really had a clue what on earth was going on the entire time, but it's one of those 100 things I've always wanted to do, and surprisingly really enjoyed myself! I'm pretty sure I spent half the time watching the sunset and taking in the atmosphere rather than watching the actual match, but hey, it was a fab evening! AND they won!! 

July has been fantastic, and have got so many more exciting plans for August that I can not wait to share with you all! So keep checking back bloggers as I'm totally excited. 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Exhibition A Month: June

I can't believe the fact we are already half way through the year, which means half way through my exhibition a month bucket list. I am really loving getting back into art and design after such a long time away from it all ( Would you believe it that one year ago I was blogging about my graduation?)

This month I was totally lost for ideas of exhibitions I could visit, so eventually settled on The Wonder Of Birds, which is a local exhibition currently in Norwich's Castle Museum. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, and am still fairly confused after spending near two hours walking amongst the exhibits and reading the information plaques, about what and who the exhibition was aimed at. Comprising of paintings, sculpture, taxidermy and fashion attire all very beautiful and unique in their own right but somewhat confusing as an exhibition. Although, all in all, I'm glad I visited as it was wonderful to see so many 'lost' crafts in one place!

On a brighter note. Next stop... July! 

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Au revoir Two Peas

It saddens me to say that my favourite scrapbooking website has announced it's closure. Since discovering Two Peas over three years ago, I have been totally addicted to the scrapbook world. I was totally in shock to hear the news like many other scrapbookers who engage themselves in the Two Peas bubble. 

It has been a huge source of inspiration, and have learnt so many things from all the members and Two Peas garden girls, without it I probably wouldn't be as inspired to create with paper as I am. I certainly wouldn't have discovered the amazing talents of Wilna Furstenburg and Shimelle Laine who are huge inspirations to me as fellow scrapbookers, and their videos never fail to open my eyes to new techniques. I certainly wouldn't have purchased my Sillouhette Cameo if it wasn't for their wonderful tutorials. 

It will be hard to say farewell to the forums, galleries and sense of community that Two Peas has always embraced. National Scrapbook Day will not be the same without it, especially as a UK scrapper. I love everything about it and will be a hard to goodbye to make! 

Big big thank you to Kristina, Jeffrey and all the team for all the hard work they have put into Two Peas over the years! 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Trend: Pineapples

Pineapples are not the first thing you think about when it comes to design, however, they are EVERYWHERE right now. I really am loving this surprising trend. It's super cute, and super summer!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Pink. Pin. Picks.

Happy Monday bloggers, and to celebrate heres a post dedicated to this years most wanted colour. Pink!! It is totally trending right now wherever you go, and has definitely caught my eye while flicking through the pages of Pinterest. 

Here are a few pink, pin picks and a cute little pink quote to match..

'I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.'
Audrey Hepburn 

So much love for pink right now it's incredible!!
(All images are from Pinterest, none of them are my own.) 

Monday, 26 May 2014

What's on my desk?

I've had a busy weekend working because of the bank holiday so heres to a week of relaxing and being creative. Oh, and of course more blogging!

I have recently seen loads of bloggers post about whats on their desk and workspaces. It's definitely made me think about mine, and how i'm not fortunate enough to have a workspace that I can solely call my own, instead have a small desk in the corner of the garden room. It's not huge but it gives me a place to reflect, organise and create to my hearts content. What's currently on your desk?

My Imac
Various jars filled with pens
One 12x12 scrapbooking album
Kodak printer
Paintbrushes and scissors
Various unfinished layouts
Two Orla Kiely storage boxes
My organiser
Silouhette Cameo and cutting mat