I hope there is spring where you are too, or at least that the sun is shining brightly on you - and all is good.
My favourite, have always loved Japanese cherry blossom trees. Too bad the blossoms lasts for such a very short time. They're a piece of art! AND they're pink! 😉
Jumping right into some art journaling spreads:
Yep, I'm very happy that awful January, February, and March is long gone! Loooove spring!
The pic of the bridge is actually a card my mother sent me some years ago. Birds & cutouts are from Daphne's Diary.
Had a 'spacey' day....! Background is gelatos
As I've told numerous times before I feed & water the birds in our garden. They are such a joy. Unbelievably cute! And what beautiful singing now at spring time - birdsong always makes me smile.
Have not used the shrink plastic as you're 'supposed to', just colored them.
Here I am earlier this Sunday, by the guelder rose bush (olvon). One of my favourite scents, aaaah! Sooooo lovely!
The little white thing in the background is a tiny bowl of water for the shy birds! Have two bigger ones on the lawn.
Quite often a blackbird (koltrast) takes a bath in the largest. Cracks me up every times; looks like he/she really enjoys himself!
While this photo was uploading I actually went to make me a coffee. It's over 4 pm and I've only had one tub of coffee yet - how crazy is that?!
Again gelatos for the background. Cutouts from Daphne's D.
So this is a crazy spread. Many years ago I worked as an aerobic instructor and the fabric flower in the middle is made from one of my favourite 'leotard tops'!!
Just wanted to have a play, and also test out a new pink tempera color from Netto. The rainbow sticker is from Norwegian Vibeke Spigseth, her brand is Poppy Design, and she has loads of cute stuff on her website.
Stickers from Netto. Stems from a Paper Artsy stamp. Stencil from the Belgian company Artemio.
Last spread for now:
Played with distress ink refillers and sprayed water. Bought the big butterflies from Netto a long time ago.
Thank God that my husband forgot to buy cottage cheese yesterday, when he was making a lasagna (I'm a vegetarian)! I quickly hopped into the car and drove to Netto, one of our two local grocery stores. Well holy smokes, they have quite a lot of crafty things this week! YAY! I had to be quick (hubbie waiting!) but I managed to get this haul together:
The designer sheets are one sided, but there're 20 of'em. The white sticker alphas are in brush script. I'd love to learn how to write in my traveler's notebook and junk journal in brush script - it's so cool and beautiful.
Obviously Netto has got more crafty stuff, this is just what I got - verrrry quickly!
Oh, I must show you! Hubby has 3 sons, and they (plus girlfriends) came over for dinner at the Easter holidays. The middle son has a girlfriend who is studying to be a horticultural (we call it garden engineer), and she had made this flower group:
I was so happy, it's absolutely stunning! And of course pink is my favourite color!
OF COURSE I'm going to use the paper that is wrapped around the pot for my craft - duh!
Seems like Danish Netto may shut down all their stores in Sweden.....😰 Oh noooo, very bad news indeed. Was in a newspaper a few days ago. What a bummer. There're 163 Netto stores in Sweden (mostly in the southern parts of the country), and apparently Coop will buy them. If that's the case there will be no more craft products.
Takes me just over 10 minutes to ride my bike to our local Netto
There are still German Lidl, but the closest Lidl store seldom has 'interesting' products.
Oh well, I guess it's a good thing for all the pure craft store owners. But the worst competition must be Wish and other dubious shopping sites like that.
I've never buyed anything from Wish, and I sure never will. Find it quite unethical in lots of ways (and especially if it's true what I read; that lots of their products are based on child labor).
So I finally got around to stitching the first junk journal I ever made.
I did two mistakes making it. One was that the width (bredden) of the cover got to short for my (4) inserts (inlagor), so I had to make it wider. Did not have enough of that card stock, hence the pink wide glitter tape...!
I'm nowhere near decorating it inside, so more of this in future blogs.
Maybe you've noticed that I did not write a post since the end of February? Really did not know if I would continue to have a blog at all, but I guess I might after all!
Getting near dinner time, and then we'll probably watch the Netflix series 'Last Kingdom' and the Belgian/Dutch 'Undercover'.
Tomorrow is another episode of 'Game of Thrones' - yay!
We've been to beautiful Old Town Dubrovnik four times. Quite a bit of GoT is filmed in this gorgeous Croation town.
Take care out there!