Thursday, 13 December 2012

Inspired by Winter

I'm really pleased to be joining Sarah at S J Crafts for another term on her design team.  She has been running a series on being Inspired by Winter and this included getting to know the Design Team a bit more.  Pop over to the blog and see how we all answered the questions.

Here's what I made using some goodies from My Minds Eye and Studio Calico.  

I was inspired by the wintery colours of icey turquoise and grey with a splash of sunny yellow.  That's certainly the kind of wintery days we've had here - its been fffrrreeezing! 

I used a doily as a mask and then another one actually on the layout because they always make me think of the delicate patterns of snow flakes.  I also love the intricate designs and the sparkles that come with the frosts and so I added some bling in the form of gems and some snowflake patterned vellum.

The photograph is of me and my Mum at my graduation which happened in the summer but represented years of studying during the Winter months.  I'm right back there now, highlighter and cup of tea in hand.  Its much harder with children and I have been forced to make a few changes, albeit temporarily I hope.  I have decided to take a bit of a blog break both in writing and reading / commenting although I hope to get around many of you and see how you are etc.  I need to get my head straight as I have really struggled recently and it has not been good for those around me.  I need to get some writing done and focus on the bigger things until I can catch my breath a bit but I really hope to be back soon.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful festive holiday period, however you celebrate!  Blessings of the Season to you all!

Bye for now


  1. You just have to do what's best for you and your family. It just doesn't matter about the other stuff.
    Blessings of Yule to you - it'll soon be the turning of the year and we can celebrate the return of the light!
    LLJ xx

  2. Look forward to seeing you blogging again when you're all sorted. This time of year is busy anyway without all the added extras. I have struggled to find time to blog and am snatching a few moments here and there to read.

    You takecare and if we don't see you before have a really lovely Christmas xx

    P.S i enjoyed your post over at sj crafts x

  3. Lovely layout - I like what you've done with the doilies and spray. The colour mix certainly suggests winter to me. Nice happy photo too.

    I'm not a bit surprised you are needing to take stock at this time. Go with your priorities and dump the rest for now ... we will all be here when you get back :)

    Have a lovely Christmas and I wish you success in all you do in 2013. Elizabeth xx

  4. Lovely lo Lisa Jane. Love reading your blog and seeing all your work not only at SJ Crafts but also the work on your blog and stories and tales about your wonderful family.

    There does comes a time when we stretch ourselves that little bit too much, mostly this time of year the exact time of year when we should be free and not stressed to make wonderful memories with our loved ones.

    Look after yourself, you are priority. Poorly
    Mommies are no good to anybody. Wishing you and your 2 gorgeous little ones love, happiness, peace and magic this Christmas time. It doesn't last long (check my last post out)

    Look forward to your return to full pace

  5. The internet steals your life bit by bit! (I should know)

    You'll be amazed at how much more you can do if you leave your lap top off!

    Take care


  6. Yes, you take good care Lisa, it would do us all good to have time off from t' internet. xx

  7. Lovely page, your use of doilies and vellum and layering all comes together beautifully. Enjoy your break to focus on other things. And happy holidays to you too.

  8. Congrats on continuing with the DT! Great page, love your layering and misting and the wonderful photo.


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