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Week 4 – Project Life

Well this is actually another thing I ticked off my to-do list on Sunday – it has just taken me some time to catch up on the blog.  This was another of my Project Life Layouts from 2015 as well as being the last day of our Torbay holiday.


This was the day that we came back via the Butterfly and Otter Sanctuary and the steam trains.  I used the DIY Shop Value kit for this layout along with a wooden butterfly and a wooden otter button. Again I had a lot of photos that I wanted to show off – so I let them tell alot of the story and kept the embellishments simple.


This layout didnt take at all long to put together which made me remember why I enjoy project life so much.

Here is an update on my other crafting goals:

  • 2016 PL Layouts (1/1 so far)
  • 2015 PL Layouts (3/4 so far)
  • 0/1 Baking Project
  • 1/1 Knitting / Crotchet Project
  • 2 /2 General Card
  • 2/2 Christmas Cards
  • 29/31 MosaiCraft Squares Complete (I have done one bonus one).

Thanks for reading 🙂





January Week 3 – Project Life

So I went and visited my Mum on Saturday so no crafting was done then.  However yesterday my Husband went off to do his 5th day Scouting (out of the last 7) and as I was feeling a bit healthier I decided to spend the day doing some de-cluttering in the Kitchen as well as doing some Crafting.

I decided that I would catch up with some of my Project Life Layouts.  First I started this years Folder (this was a little over due as it had been past 2 weeks since the activity of the first layout – but this couldn’t be helped when I was ill).  First I did the Front Page using the suggested cards and then I personalised it. This was using the Everyday Folder and Core Kit.  On the front Page I have attached a photo of Matt and Myself from last year – I have attached this using Photo corners so that I can replace it at the end of the year with a nice photo of us both from this year.

First Page

I then did my Wild Place layout.  I had a lot of photos to use therefore I decided to try and keep this layout pretty simple with minor embellishments. I used Thickers for name and then added a wooden embellishment for the welly boots and the “family”.

Wild Side

I then moved on and caught up with one of my 2015 layouts – this was one from our Holiday back in April (yes I am very behind) and on this day we went to Paignton Zoo for the day.  Again I had lots of photos from this day and therefore I kept the layout very simple using Good Times Value Kit and letting the photos speak very much for themselves.

Paignton Zoo

Here is an update on my other crafting goals:

  • 2016 PL Layouts (1/1 so far)
  • 2015 PL Layouts (2/4 so far)
  • 0/1 Baking Project
  • 0.8/1 Knitting / Crotchet Project
  • 2 /2 General Card
  • 0/2 Christmas Cards
  • 18/31 MosaiCraft Squares Complete (I have done one bonus one).

Look out for a post later in the week – updating on the status of my MosaiCraft.

January – Project Life Catch Up

So today was the day that my husband went back to work.  I had planned a full day of crafting – but that was pretty unsuccessful as first I:

  • Ran week 8 of my Couch to 5k programme I am currently doing (all be it unsuccessfully as my ankle was hurting so I finished early).
  • Did my Declutter 365 mission for the day, as well as do the stack of washing up and my days “tidying” – today was to sort bills / paperwork etc.
  • Baked a loaf of bread (this was in my bread maker so I am not counting it as part of my goals).
  • Cooked Dinner

So then I decided it was time to attack some of my crafting goals.  I also realised that my Project Life goal is a bit unspecific… Therefore I am going to extend it a little.

  • Current Project Life – Produce each layout within 2 weeks of the event.  (I have one layout I want to do for 2016 so far but this is waiting on a new set of core cards).
  • 2015 Project Life – Do at least 4 layouts per month. (This may turn out to be a bit ambitious so I will see how I am doing and review).


So today I decided to tackle one of my 2015 project life layouts – realising quite how far behind I am … this one is from 22nd April 2015 on Matt’s and my Sun holiday.  I hope you enjoy the layout below:


So how are my other goals going:

  • 2016 PL Layouts (0/1 so far)
  • 2015 PL Layouts (1/4 so far)
  • 0/1 Baking Project
  • 0.5/1 Knitting / Crotchet Project
  • 0/2 Birthday Cards (I am going to expand this to be “general cards” i.e. include Anniversary, sympathy etc).
  • 0/2 Christmas Cards
  • 3/31 MosaiCraft Squares Complete.

I am aiming to get some more crafting done this week (plus we have a family birthday) … so watch this space.

Challenge 26 – Project Life

So I have got behind a bit on my Project Life … with an ever-growing to do list.  One of my problems here has been finding time / inspiration to sort through and edit my photos.  I have recently done a Big Picture Class on photo fixes – using Photoshop Elements.  This has really got me using Photoshop elements – which I am finding so powerful and alot easier to use than I thought.

So we went away for a holiday back in April to Hoburne Devon Bay.  I am still getting on top of the photo editing for these but I thought I would share with you the first 2 layouts that I have now completed.  Hubby and I are not good at sitting and doing not alot so whenever we go away we pack alot in – this does result in a lot of photos and several activities being done on many days.

So on our first day we went to Kent’s Cavern, Barracombe Model village and we went on the English Riviera Wheel. We also had a couple of games of Crazy Golf.

Holiday Day 1

I don’t like adding too much detail to my layouts but I do like including a few subtle embellishments. I am really liking Wood Veneer embellishments just to add a level of detail.


On our second day we went to Living Coast Aquarium before checking in at our Caravan and exploring the site.

Holiday Day 2

With this layout I liked having the “Today” card imbetween 2 photos of flowers.  I therefore took the opportunity to use a flower embellishment to emphasise the “O” of Today.