When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday 24 September 2014


Well hello Wednesday and hello desk dashers!

Yep it's time to share our spaces over at Julia's Stamping Ground I've been MIA lately - too many birthdays and wedding anniversaries needing my attention but I'm back today with the fall out of my recent Christmas card making.

So right side shows the pens of course but all a pile of stamps and ink pads that I used to create Christmas cards. There's also the piece there ready to make another Beatrix Potter card.

The window side is less chaotic there's a finished Beatrix Potter framed card and bits and pieces used. You can see the sun is shining outside too as you peek through my window!

That's me; done. Shared. Off to sleep now. My quietness is also due to my not being so good. I'm getting done what needs to be done but sleeping lots and resting too. Can't complain though as I did have a few weeks during the Summer when I felt really well. Body didn't work but it didn't matter as I felt well. Always helps.

Take care Zo xx

Monday 15 September 2014

Crafty Boots 3rd birthday - Anything Goes

Good morning!

I'm here to share a special Crafty Boots DT make. It's been 3 years since we started our challenges and I can say through Crafty Boots I have made some very special friends who I have had the pleasure of meeting, some a number of times. 

Our challenges are there for anyone no matter how long you have been crafting so join in by linking up on our challenge blog

I've created a hanging using an image from Aurora Wings. It's for my sister-in-law to be's birthday next monday. I coloured the image with Copics.

Here she is finished. I used a Molotow white acrylic paint pen to do the dots and white work.

Here she is early stages. I really enjoyed doing her make up and making her eyes pop. 

I think this took me about 5 hours to colour in total. I did lots of small sessions as it took a lot of concentration.

Hope you like it and I look forward to seeing your entries.
Take care Zo xx

Wednesday 10 September 2014


Morning you lovely lot!

Back today to share my desk by joining in with WOYWW  I've been rather quiet I know but I did post a catch up post sharing my recent makes (post below this) if you want to see. Despite being quieter online in blog land I have been colouring a lot. Hence the number of pens still out on my desk but before that thought I'd take you round my now messy room - 

So colouring corner, pens everywhere!

On my desk I've started 'C' cards all but uninspired by it all. 
Baxter having his breakfast! 
Behind the door - a lot of stuff! 
Moving round. 
My bureau - coffee ready to go. 
Bookcase rammed.

Yep a good sort needed all round.
Take care Zo xx

Monday 8 September 2014

Catching up!

Hello! I'm aware that I'm not very good at posting at the moment. The summer holidays were restful and I felt well. Must of looked it too as my parents etc commented. But it seems to have stopped and I'm now having days where I'm just not able to get showered/dressed till very late morning. Frustrating as the day goes by so quick. 

Anyway during recent times I have been colouring and enjoying my colouring class at Kit and Clowder. Here's some of what I've done this summer - 

A card for my Auntie using an image from Some Odd Girl

I used this image for one of my best friend's birthday card, such a challenge!

Here she is finished. The image is meant to be this way but also looks lovely turned the other way!

Another card using the same SOG image for my other friend.

I coloured this image for my Copic journal to show some of the techniques I'm learning.

This image is such fun great hair to colour, she is Luna from Polkadoodles.

So you see I have been busy all but quietly which is not like me!!
Sometimes in life you just have to step away and be quiet. 
I love the internet - means I get to talk to all you lovely people and without it I would not have made the friends I have.

But sometimes I need to stop.
Need to get off the never ending 24 hr 7 days a week social media roller coaster!

Take care Zo xx