Saturday, 14 July 2012

Weekly Challenge: July Week 2/Shakespeare.

So where was I with Shakespeare?

Reading Macbeth. Enjoying it, I have watched the programme that Ethan Hawke made for the Shakespeare Season on BBC. I downloaded a support book to help me through it a bit and I have read a bit more. It has been a difficult week at home and will continue to be so, so the only chance I get to read it in the peace and quiet my dull brain needs is at break time at work as I have described before, but they have been few and far between.

I had a lovely friday evening making a layout for the weekly challenge over at UKS.

I used a Nigella recipe for Jumbleberry Jam for my first foray into jam making. I liked the recipe as there was no faffing about with a thermometer that I don’t own! It was brilliantly easy and it was good jam. I did this in early March to take to our retreat. We finished the jar at home this week so am looking forward to September and making some more.


The layout was on started on white cs, I don’t seem to use anything else very much apart from the odd Kraft. I painted on some stripes of pearly paint once I knew where my photos etc were going. I used Shimelle’s 4x6 Photo Love class for September last year. I used it for the first time to scrap a lovely break to Legoland we had that month.  I posted that layout here.

I adapted that challenge as this challenge wanted some white space. I cut down the photos to 4x5 and matted them on to pretty paper from BG Nook & Pantry.

WC July week 2 #2

So happy to finally use some, I loved it at the time I bought it but didn’t use much of it. Then matted them onto neutral cs, added a washi tape tab and then tucked them into the acetate pocket I made.

WC July week 2 #3

The acetate pocket uses the same washi tape to secure it and there is a strip of my new pp Simple Stories Summer Fresh underneath the pocket and securing the bottom of the pocket. A few embellies and the journaling and twas done Smile

WC July week 2

 Thanks so much for looking Smile


  1. Love reading your blog as always, Jen. Super jam, fab page.
    Sue x

  2. lol! I've just noticed the strawberry in the top corner :)

    Another lovely page, lovely story and that was lovely jam too.

  3. I love this page Jen - love the story too :)

  4. great layout, have tried googling for the recipe but cant find it :(

  5. Caught a bit of Shakespeare at the weekend - and I was laughing at myself listening along thinking - I wonder could she fit that quote in somewhere? That's how much I enjoy my weekly fix here!


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