Monday, 25 April 2011

My First journal

This is my first journal, it will be a quite photo heavy post so be prepared! ;0) I joined a FREE Journalling Group called Strathmore Work shops If your just beginning Work shop 2 is the work shop for you. However, there are also two other work shops by Strathmore, not intended for beginners but more experienced journalists (use the same link as above and go to WS1 & WS3). Now workshop three starts in May so I will be having a go at this as well, the other WS have been and gone. However, you can still watch the videos and print off the work sheets, so I encourage you to have a go and don't forget to come back and tell me what you think. So any way I started a new journal to co inside with the second Work Shop. This is as far as I have got, but I will be adding much more from the May WS when it begins I hope you will join me and we can share together. So please enjoy the photo heavy post

A great way to save your first pages from getting too worn. Create some page steps.

And for collecting and collage etc create some pockets I have a few of these now.

My Double page on something I really love CAKE!

Here just experimenting with stencils, sprays & extended pages.

My Easter page.

I love material and sewing of all kinds.

I hope you like my new journal and that it gives you some ideas you may like to try, don't forget, the instructions are on the link above from Strathmore free work shops, have fun until next time. Oh and you can click on photos to enlarge and catch my attempts in detail ha ha. Love Dawn xx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Bird Journal Swaps

Hello again, Lots of posting going on because I have to catch up from January. However, once this is all done it will probably be just 4x a month (I have my other blog to look after as well) lol I really hope you will also share your pages with me I thought I may start a monthly challenge, are you game? I haven't seen any about and I really would love to see what you get up to when Journalling. leave me some feed back and I will decide if it will be worth it.

This is the cover I made for the Bird Journal Swap (BJS) again it's once a month the theme being birds and each month there is a word or phrase to prompt us. The Journal pages are 5x31/2 the half is to allow for the binding.

January 2011

Feb. 2011

March 2011
'home sweet home'

Friday, 15 April 2011

Journal Questions

Hello people, I am so happy so many of you are commenting and becoming followers, thank you for your support it really means a lot to me.  I joined an on line group in January and I am having the best time learning. Each month we get asked a question and we have to base a page (or whatever double single) on that question. So to catch up on this blog I am going to do from Jan-March I hope you like what I came up with. 

Jan 2011
What's your favourite colour?

Feb 2011
Who do you love?

March 2011
What do you believe?

So here we are and each month I will add another page to this journal So I have 12 in all and then I had better learn how to bind it all together ha ha. Thanks for stopping by please feel free to tell others (I wouldn't know how to create a blog button, but if you let others know I'd be greatful. Love Dawn xx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Calender Journal

Hello and welcome to my new blog for journalling. Journalling is something I have wanted to do for some time. However, after seeing every ones I thought this was way beyond little ol' me :0) but January came and with that lots of journalling calenders began to appear. I am going to share my 'Journalling Journey' with you I am an absolute beginner. I will not only be doing calender journals but others to I hope you will join me and if there are lots of experienced journal book people out there, please feel free to share a comment or two :0) and maybe some links that you may feel we beginners may benefit from. So here goes nothing, my pages from Jan-April 2011.

So we are now up to date with my calender journals. And these are my first attempts. I hope to show May's soon with April full and not blank as it is now. Why not get started with journalling it really is fun. Love Dawn xx