Monday, June 25, 2012

Long Time No Post.....

Well it has been a really long time since I made a post, but then it has been a really really long time since I have undertaken any scrappyness.  After a long bout of depression, I have finally started getting crafty again and I have lots to show you. 

Lately I have been trying something different.  So everyone else it seems I finally succumbed to the world of SMASH.  There is a fab group that I joined both on Facebook and Blogger dedicated to all SMASHaHolics!!  Feel free to join the "Smash*aholics" group on facebook here or their blog here.  

A couple of weeks ago they had a weekend challenge, since I had never started a Smash book, but have been looking to perhaps start one, I thought this would be as good an opportunity as any to have a go.  I don't know that my pages could be called true SMASH pages as they still appear to be to uniformed and formal....more like mini scrap pages but then what do I know...I am no expert.  In any case, I had fun joining in and attempting my first lot of Smash pages.  

Well, time to show you what I came with:

As a long time sufferer of Depression, I have decided to dedicate a journal to my journey overcoming Depression. 
For challenge One: we were required to include something handmade.  I included a little pocket I made out of a doily and some little flowers I crocheted.

For the second challenge: we had to ensure that we used photo's.  The cute Bingo card was given to me by my lovely friend Julie (aka the paperbag lady) so thanks Julie...I got so many comments on that!

The third challenge called for the use of washi tape, a tag and a photo:

This was also my first opportunity to make an charm made up of a picture inlaid in a little frame and then sealed with gloss accents.  Unfortunately the picture is too small for you to see, but it is hanging on the large tag.

I did mention in this post that I had a lot to show you and that I do, however, for me I am afraid it is bedtime and this post would otherwise take a looooong time!!  So I will need to continue tomorrow.

So until next time, happy scrappin/stampin and thanks for stopping by.


Tash Daly :-)


  1. I love your pages, they are so pretty :o)
    Sorry to hear about the depression, I hope you're starting to see light at the end of the tunnel!

    Beki x

    1. thanks so much Beki...things seem to be looking better all the time, it is a slow process, but I am staying confident. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.