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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

365 Art Journal pages

Phew! What a morning... I nearly didn't make it onto my blog today.. pic further down!

What happened to May? One minute it looked like this..

 & now it looks like this!

We've lost the blossom & the sun here in the North West.. it's rained for over 3 weeks but guess what!! The vertigo I started with over 7 months ago is finally lifting.. I've only had a couple of attacks in May! Can't tell you how pleased I am about this... it's about time!!

May was as manic as ever! I am so happy to catch little snippets of our daily lives on my pages :)


Well here we are about to start out on another month.

June has certainly got off to an exciting start in our house this morning!!!! 

Just look at the pic below & imagine the scene... mmmm.... these colours look lovely mixed together.. it's a shame it's all over the carpet & the rug & the bin & the side of a cupboard... something tells me... we might be at the park when hubby gets home from work this afternoon!!!


Here are my June pages.. or Lune as I have stamped! Just goes to show I was in a tis this morning.... I normally stamp onto scrap paper first! That will serve me right! (if I hadn't have been stretching up high for a box on top of my dresser for the stamps I would have never have knocked the paints off! which were balancing 5 plastic drawers up on top of the box of stamps... she whispers!) Sad thing is they fell off the other night when I was doing something.. that should have been a warning!

June pages..

My daughter is jetting off to Italy in 22 days on a field trip to study volcanoes as part of her A level studies... so I have filled in some of the days already so we have a record of her itinerary.

DD needs a new suitcase for her trip & can't decide on one.... I'm counting to 10 for the 100th time.... I've measured them all in town so we know at least what size she is looking for.. please can I lie down in a darkened room!!! B R E A T H E ... I am the only one getting stressed about the trip & I'm not even going!

Rae hasn't seen my pages yet today with the little zetti girl & suitcase altho she was quick to tell me I had coloured the volcanoes in the wrong colour last night.. I did ask her if she actually knew how many watercolour crayons I own & that volcanic grey wasn't high on my wishlist when I ordered them! To which she just raised her eyebrows!

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Looks like June is already half full!!

I am of course, linking my pages to Kate's challenge over at The Kathryn Wheel

I hope June is a lovely month for you..xx 

Thank you for calling. Happy crafting. Gez


  1. oh Gez...these are such AWESOME pages!

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  3. Looks like you've got a fun packed Lune!Shame about the spillage-did you take photos to use on a card?!

  4. Oh boy, sounds like it has not been a good morning at your house. Love your pages they are super. :)

  5. OMG! I hope that you manage to gt the paint out but my 1st thought was that you actually lost some paint...naughty aren't I?

    I am loving your Lune pages, great idea to paint a volcano in the background too....bet Rae was pleased, even if she says its the wrong colour :-D

    Awe.....I am so loving your tags in the posts below and so wish that I actually had enough spare time to do some challenges again. Another 4 months should see me clear :-D

    Love & big hugs xxx

  6. So pleased your vertigo is leaving you, about time after 7 months.
    Your pages are stunning, May is so pretty and I just love the volcano on your June page and all the little suit cases. The "dollie" image is so cute I have the same ones I love Amy's images.
    Oh dear! I am wondering how you are going to get all that paint etc out of your carpet before DH comes home what a good start to June. It looks like Rachel is going to have a wonderful time in Italy.
    Hope you all have a lovely rest of week before school starts again.xx

  7. At least I know I can leave a comment here. I am sorry to read about all those paints and the toll they took on your carpet, cupboard, etc. I of course, am im pressed with both your May and June pages. I see you are using another one of those darling doll heads on your June page.

    I guess we have to wait for Kate to add the links. Funny how things can change in a month or two.

  8. Great news on the virtigo Gez and some wonderful pages. But sorry I couldn't help laughing at the state of your paint pots.....
    Enjoy your week, Annette x

  9. Lune is busting out all over! So is the paint by the looks of it - hope you manage to salvage some and clean the carpet. So glad your vertigo is improving and you are getting back to normal. Italy in June sounds fab - lucky girl - even if it is geography field work. I went to Malham in Yorkshire for mine - but then that was many, many years ago!! lol. x Jo

  10. Your journal pages are fantastic.

  11. Fabaroo journal pages. Oh dear - what a disaster (it seems to be a day for those - after what's happened to my laptop) x

  12. Love how you have filled in so much already - lovely to look forward to :-) And I love your edging of white dots

  13. Your post is full of ups and downs Gez. Yippee to the vertigo slowing doing and hopefully stopping.

    But oh no to the paint!!! eeek what a mess. Nice colour combination though. tee hee


  14. Both pages look fantastic!!! Love the format of your calendar!

  15. totally gorgeous pages Gez - so surprised that the pots burst like that! did you manage to get it all cleaned up?

    Hope Rae has a good time!


  16. Ooooppss!!! Your gorgeous pages make up for the little accident. I can't believe Rachel will be off to Italy so soon. Send her my love and I can't wait to read about her adventures again xxx

  17. I love your calender pages..I hope to get the time to create one someday...LOVE the pastels and fresh feeling

  18. Have fun finding a suitcase.

    You have some nice pages.

    Sorry you had a paint mishap.

  19. as always your pages are just fab .... and the Lune adds charicter... what a travesty to loose all that lovely paint!! hope it all cleared up ok! Hugs Juls

  20. Beautiful pages, love the colours and images xx

  21. oh my dear god gez you must have been terrified, so pleased you are all safe and well - and yes what a ridiculous act by someone who i doubt will not be found!

    hugs xx

  22. Oooohhhh, NOOOoooo!!! I can only imagine the look on your face when the paint fell. What a way to start your day!!! Let's hope the month of June holds only happy surprises for you. BTW - I adore your May spread and your little doodles! Hugs, Terri

  23. Oooops to the paint incident, and yay! that your vertigo is getting better! Fab calendar pages x

  24. Fabulous Lune page.... so sorry to see you lose so much paint.

  25. Lovely pages Gez, but oh dear! that paint, hope it all mopped up ok. Looks as though you've another busy month! Love, Chrisx

  26. Oh how sweet!
    Adore them both :]
    Thank you for sharing your talents.

  27. Your page is like a little fairy tale dream :-)

  28. Love your june page and great to read your post about your daughters trip and then see the filled in squares x

  29. Lovely pages, sorry about the paint incident x

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