Saturday, 26 July 2014

Waaaaay out......

......... of my comfort zone.

I have a number of manufacturers whose creations I covet.  Graphic 45, Heartfelt Creations, Pion Design to name but a few.  Why covet and not buy?  Well cost for one.  These are not British brands so buying them (even in the sales) can prove rather expensive.  I will save up if it is something that I just can't live without, but this is where I run into problems.

They scare me.

No honestly.  I look at the amazingly detailed pages and then I can't imagine what I will do with them once I have it at home.  I have never been one for fussy cutting, because my previous attempts have not been good and I lack the patience to improve my skill.

I tend to head for simple patterns or plain papers and card stocks with not much going on. Then I hit them with ink and stamps to add interest.  I have managed to use some pattern in mini albums, but the colours and pattern tend to be muted and even distressed.

I am in the process of working on a new make.  I want to push myself with this one.  The construction of it is making me pause, because I need to work without construction strips and I don't think I have done that before.

In addition to that I will be working with this paper pad.

For me this paper is scary.  I love the look of the papers, but the thought of working with the pad has kept it in the drawer for over 6 months now.  I keep getting it out and then making some excuse for why I can't use it on that project.  This time I WILL use it.  My project is not a big one, but the floral theme to this pad is perfect, so long as I keep the scale in mind when picking what I will use.

Wish me luck.  I'm off to choose which pages are going onto this project.


Naomi x


  1. Sounds so intriguing, can't wait to see this project is when it's finished xxx

  2. You have got to use it, I know it's expensive but it's only paper. Can't wait to see what you create :))