Wednesday, 19 May 2010

All about me challenge.

HELLO BLOGHOPPERS AND HAPPY Saturday to you all. Now I know it's Thursday but u have arrived early to Mel's All about me bloghop. I have had to post early as I dont trust blogger to post accurately as it has let me down before. So if u are here on Thursday welcome and have a pre-bloghop read, if it's Saturday join in the fun as we hop across the world to visit over 20 lovely blogs who will show you there crafting acitivities for this blog challenge. Here is a list of everyone taking part in case you get lost.......................

I Speak Melsh ( links to

Gallo Organico ( who links to

Life At The Gables ( who links to

Everyday Life of a Suburban SAHM ( who links to

Hootings of an Owl ( who links to

Helena's Creative Maven ( who links to

PaperTurtle ( who links to

Blodwyn3's Night's Dream ( who links to

Heather's Scraps ( who links to

Kitty Scrapper ( who links to

{Behind the Purple Door} ( who links to

Curlyscrapbooker ( who links to

From High In The Sky ( who links to

Den's Crafty Diary ( who links to

Deb's World ( who links to

Over At Our Place ( who links to

Five... ( who links to

Scrap Dreams ( who links to

Journal of Curious Things ( who links to

A Roof of One's Own ( who links to

Havoc and Mayhem ( who links to

Enjoy The Ride Today! ( who links to

Captured On Film ( who links back to

I Speak Melsh (

Ok so first off thanx to Mel for playing hostess and being the brains behind the idea. Secondly thanx to Stacy Julian for her free class on Big Picture Scrapbooking. If any of you find this hop fun and would like to make ur own minibook then please go on over and sign up for free. There are loads of fun, free classes to join in with as well as ones to buy. They are all excellent and lots of fun, plus you learn loads too.

So back to the hop. The premise of the hop is to make a minibook all about yourself and here is mine.......................
I stuck some red cardstock to the tin and added ricrac to tie everything together once complete. The letters are Sassafrass and the other elements are Cosmo Cricket and handmade flowers.
I used a tin from Woodware which had a minibook accordian book inside and I made more pages to make it bigger.

This is one complete side of pages from the book
The front cover with photo of yours truly. I painted chipboard in blue acrylic paint and used a Sassafrass frame for my picture.
Here are the first 2 pages. The acrylic tags are by Maya road in this book. The writing reads: my lounge, sunsets, beautiful views, spring bulbs, summer, autumn leaves, winter snow, crucifix, books and singing.. The picture is the clematis by my lounge window.

I distressed the edges with Distress inks and attached coloured card and paperstock to make the pages stronger as they were abit flimsy. I then chose a range of photographs which say something about me and which I really love and attched them randomly to the pages, along with some quotes and poetry which I really love.
I love my orginal 80s music and this picture collage shows some of my faves. I still love Depeche Mode and Human League and the album by The The is one of my all time favourites. The quote wouldnt photograph properly but reads ''After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible in music'' by Aldous Huxley.
These ladies are 2 of my closest friends and I am seeing them for the first time in 6 months on Thursday. They are truly inspirational women in so many different ways and have taught me alot about being a Christian, a friend and about myself too. They have supported me through the worst times of my life. The quote reads ''What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in 2 bodies'' by Aristotle.
Oooh David Tennant yummy! Oh sorry ran away with myself then...................anyway, I love DT, most excellent actor and best Dr Who ever. The next picture is my Easter cupcake extravaganza. There were eggs and glitter and I love them. The quote is from Winnie the Pooh a truly wise old bear who says...............'' Just because as animal is large, It doesnt mean he doesnt want kindness, however big Tigger seems to be remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo!''.................awwwwww. I love Pooh.

Next pages are local images from my flat and at Wells moat
My fave coffee establishment.........................

One of my favourite books.....................the quote reads...............'' Our talents are the gifts God gives to us........What we make of our talents is our gift back to God'' by Leo Buscaglia. So the next time someone bemoans ur time scrapbooking tell them ur using ur talents as a gift for God.

The only problem was I couldnt fit in everything I wanted to share so another minibook will have to be made................All about me the sequel. It could become a franchise and a movie!!!
Now Stacy also suggested some questions to answer and these are mine:
  1. What is your favourite indulgence..................I love going to Starbucks and having a Cafe Latte with their raisin toast and butter. I read a g8 book or magazine or simply watch the world go by.
  2. If you had one afternoon to do anything what would you do?................I would drive to Lyme Regis in Dorset and walk along the Cobb. I would stand on the end and breath in the sea air, then go and look for fossils on the beach and treat myself to an icecream with a chocolate flake.
  3. What is something you use everyday and could do without but wouldnt want to?..................I could do without car food but Holly and Willow would rebel and as I love them I put up with it.
  4. What is something you buy in bulk just to make sure you have it?.....................pasta and tins of chopped tomatoes.
  5. Where in your home do you love to be?..........................I love my lounge as it looks out across the other apartments here and when I have the window open I can hear the birds and cows. It is also a g8 place to craft and relax.
  6. What in nature most inspires you?............................beautiful sunsets, rainbows, gorgeous views and cute fluffy animals.
  7. What store wouldnt you live without?......................unlike my friend who said Asda, I couldnt live without Scrapbook shops or anywhere that sells cute household objects.
  8. What is a little thing you do to spread cheer?..............................I love giving flowers and sending cards and I love speaking to my friends on the phone, oh and of course I hope I spread cheer through myblog
  9. What is your happiest colour.........................bright pink!!!!
  10. What book(s) have change your perspective on life...........................the more I read and learn from the Bible I find myself understanding my life and the life I want to lead. I have also read many other g8 books such as ''The Alchemist'' by Paulo Coelho and Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. I love to read anyway but those 3 stick in my mind the most.
  11. What is your favourite season?.................................spring for the spring flowers and baby lambs, summer for beautiful sunny days, autumn for childish leaf scuffing and winter for snow and frost.
  12. What is ur fave symbol......................the cross/crucufix. It is such a simple object to look at but carries so much meaning.
  13. Do you have a collection?...........................I have several but mainly books. I have books everywhere.
  14. What is something you are really good at?..............................singing!
  15. List 3 words that describe you...................................bubbly, loyal and intelligent

So I hope you have learnt some new things about me and will continue to hop on to the next blog who is the lovely Sian from the Emerald Isle, home of Guiness, lephrechauns and U2. G8 combination. She lives in the tall house with the tall one, the small one and the accountant and writes very witty and informative blogs. So hop on over to check out her All about me post. Au revoir etc.


  1. I enjoyed this post so much Jo..I can't wait to read everyones else's now! I kept scrolling down and finding something else cool to look at or read and your finished project is just beautiful. Are you really thinking of a sequel? That would be great!

    You have a wonderful weekend away and come back and tell us all about it now won't you? x

  2. Jo - I love it!! Absolutely gorgeous book, and so lovely to find out a bit more about you. I shall come back and admire it all over again on Saturday! xx

  3. Ah, a great little book! Love the colour scheme - very cheery! Hope you will enjoy your weekend away.
    I'll be back here on Saturday, as I trek through everyone's posts!

  4. Well, I'm quickly commenting now because I'm here but I'll be back on Saturday to comment fully - it all looks fabulous! Have a great weekend Jo :-)

  5. Ok, I'm back again - Jo this is such a detailed and happy project - I love what you have done and I love getting to know you even more :-)

  6. Really feel I've got to know you a bit Jo - totally lovely book with so much detail - I think we share a love of coffee! Thanks for sharing I so enjoyed looking at this project. Hugs Cherry XXX

  7. Jo thats a great book & so informative - I feel like I know you already!! lol
    DT? gorgeous fella xxx

  8. love that 80s music too - Spandeau Ballet especially. Love the colours and details your album.

  9. Lovely book - what a great choice of subjects!

    (Plus David Tennant = Delicious - totally agree, wish I'd scrapped this!)

  10. Lovely book, all the details and the bright colours.

  11. Great book, and very informative too! Totally agree about '80's music too. Have a great weekend x

  12. Love you take on this project. I am getting the vibe from this blog hop that alot of us what to do a sequal.

    Brilliant blog, thanks for sharing


  13. great job! love the colours you chose!

  14. This is so good. Jo. I'm going to enjoy going through your blog.

  15. What a lovely mini-book! Such bright, vibrant colours and filled with a perfect mix of all things relating to you.

  16. SO cute, Jo Jo. Can't wait to see the sequel! (I thought about that for mine too - after I put the finishing touches on mine I thought of a few other things I should have included!)

  17. What a lovely book. I can so associate with the David Tennant and cupcakes pages ;-)

  18. What a great book! I love The The and David Tennant as well

  19. Awesome book!!! I love the Dr.Who and 80's collage pages b/c they make me smile and your friend page b/c it's so touching. You really put YOURSELF into the book. Love it!

  20. I ended up with several photos I didn't use and some other material I had wanted to cover but couldn't fit! Amazing how it all flows out once you get going!

  21. What a brilliant book Jo - we now know so much more about you. Love The The too!!

  22. Jam packed is the only way I can describe this. I can't believe you've left anything out. I'll have to keep an eye out for the sequel. Brilliant :0)

  23. wow love it and I love the Dr who page, you have put so much of yourself into this book and it all works so well x

  24. Ooh, I also love 80's music and Pooh... and I will need to do a sequel too! :) Great job!

  25. Jo I feel very moved by this post and your wonderful book, not sure why but it seemed so personal that it was really touching. Thank u so much for sharing xxx

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