The love supreme

The love supreme


J O T - Storytelling gallery

This is one of my most favourite storytelling layouts....
This goat has been a bone of contention since the minute he arrived...

I also LOVED Wilnas Spring Collection print and cut files ...I still look at them and sigh...gorgeous.

Thats the last of my Jot issue 14 layout shares..
thankfully it wont be too much longer before issue 15 will be out.


Jot Magazine - August Mood Board

This months mood board (put together by Anna) is all ready to go at Jot Magazine....

This challenge is so out of my comfort zone I’m not sure Ill get back….haha 
Seriously though…. this was a challenge in all sense of the word and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

I was mainly inspired by the picture in the bottom right with that gorgeous sheet music (which I stamped directly to my background using a Heidi Swapp stamp) and those dropped petals... oh and the colour palette of course.

Here is the mood board..... how would you interpret it?


T R A V E L - B E L F A S T

I have popped up a few more travel posts on my travel blog .... TRAVEL....REPEAT.

Including a post  all about our day in Belfast and countryside.....  but I did want to specially mention this moment from our trip.

Its one of those 'pinch me' type of moments... when you admire and find inspiration in someone who lives on the other side of the world and never expect to meet. 

but then you actually do....

"we caught a taxi into the City Hall for me to meet a long time Blogger / Scrapbooking friend Sian Fair (From High In The Sky). From the early beginnings of our trip Sian and I had kept in contact with the hopes of a catch-up. Its always difficult on a cruise as time in a port is limited and I held my fingers crossed for months hoping it would work out. I felt so thrilled when we made a time and place....and so grateful that Sian could make the time to meet me.... little old Mardi from down under.

We were waiting outside the city hall a little early...scanning the crowds waiting for Sian to heart skipped the moment she was surreal and Sian was just as I imagined... the sweetest  little package with the most musical Irish voice. (such a contrast to my booming ockerish aussie voice...oh well..we are what we are)"

It was a true highlight of this trip....and wont be forgotten.... lucky lucky me. 

I have also added in posts about our day in....
Southampton - England
Guernsey - Channel Islands England
Cobh /Cork - Ireland
Dublin - Ireland
Liverpool - England
Belfast - Itreland


Kraft plus August challenge - Tassel Time

Its a new month and a new challenge at Kraft+plus....  
and this month its all about tassels....and kraft of course.

I may have given it a little twist and used some gorgeous Crate Paper chippy tassels ..I have had these begging to be used for so long...and now seemed like the perfect time.

Please pop over to the Kraft+plus blog for all the details...and to see the gorgeous inspiration.
I just don't do it justice by comparison.



Currently #8

Thankful for - Catch-up TV ...yep keeping it simple today. I am a 'The Bachelor' fan..and hate missing it when I work night shift.

Reading - Claiming Noah - Amanda Ortlepp

Watching - The Bachelor and Offspring

Podcasts - Low Tox Life - Alexx Stuart

Inspired by - My sock knitting friends.... they look so hard... I mean do you get two identical socks?? How do you make them fit your feet? Two of my lovely Instagram friends Mel at  onecraftymumma  and Sian at fromhighinthesky both knit amaaaazing socks...and I am so tempted to sneakily give them a go.

Wondering - Why on earth I have suddenly got a taste for chocolate after not barely touching it for over 12 months!! Why? why? why? does that happen??

Making - Nope... no making... just reading.

Paper crafting -  Jot projects....  but BADLY in need of gorgeous new product....must start browsing and shopping.

Focused on - Stopping eating that bl00dy chocolate!!

Hoping to - Find some woollen fabric to begin a project I have in mind that uses my gorgeous woven travel patches.

Planning - a weekend away.

Learning - to pre-cook and freeze meals for when I don't feel like it later. I have been loving the simplicity of grabbing a frozen meal from the freezer on the way to work. The only downside is our tiny freezer.

Wishing - Winter would move on....I'm definitely ready for spring and summer....its been too cold this year.


Recording the memories - Layout - Hello love

Some days its more productive if all the fancy details are kept to a minimum and the story is told. Just get that story down!



Another amazing day in Tokyo... 
I felt all wistful and a little emotional thinking back to this day... we truly loved Tokyo so much.
I hope to get back there again.
I have recorded the entire story of our amazing day on my travel blog (HERE)