Sunday, 24 April 2011

I'm baaaack!

Head by Rian Designs
Inks and paints by Dylusions

Wow, was I really only away for a week?! It seems like absolutely ages ...... Oooh but I've had a lovely time, and for once, I really chilled out :-) I love going away for a short break but you seem to come home to chaos - no food in the house, an overgrown garden and approximately 57 loads of washing (ok, ok, I exaggerate .... it was only 56 loads of washing hahaha!)

I managed to complete a page in my leather bound journal while I was away. Here's the background before I journaled on it:

And here's a close-up of the doll's head (Rian designs) on a vintage body (Tumblefish Studios). I just love spooky dolls :-)

Now, can I share a few of my holiday pics with you? Can I?!
I just love stumbling across random, weathered bits of metal jutting out of stone on the beach:

And who doesn't love shells? My Mum was with us on this holiday and she still collects shells ..... her coat rattled when I picked it up hmmmmmm....

 I loved this impossibly green tree in the middle of trees with no leaves still. (Did you know that spring travels north at approx 50 miles a day? I only found that out recently).

One day we went on a sculpture trail and I was very excited to find this - it's a collection of found items (from the beach).  It was a random collection of toys, shells, animal skulls and general junk. Fabulous!

Seals, relaxing. Ahhh!

So, do you want to know where I was? Here's a big clue:

All together now ...

'What's the story in Balamory,
wouldn't you like to know?
What's the story in Balamory,
wouldn't you like to go?'

(Note for my overseas visitors: Balamory is a UK children's TV programme filmed in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull in North West Scotland, so it's very familiar to UK parents!)

Hope you all had a great Easter weekend.  Be round to visit you all soon! Byeeeeeeeeeeeee


  1. Love the photo of the green tree. Sounds like you had a great time. The collection of junk from the beach is amazing and creates a work of art I love it.

  2. cor looks like you had a wonderful time Kate.. good to see you back... loving the page.. spooky and cute at the same time x

  3. Oh WOW! Kate lucky you! Tobermory!! What a lovely place to just go & chill :) Glad you had fun..xx

    Please tell me you didn't see PC Plum!! ;)

  4. Welcome back! Love the journal page... and Happy Easter! :)

  5. Love your gorgeous journal page Kate... sounds like a fabulous break... and such lovely holiday pics... have thoroughly been enjoying your articles in the craft stamper mag too... wonderful to see it for sale here in Australia too...

    Happy Easter...
    Jenny x

  6. Welcome back! I love the photo of the quay.

  7. Hey Kate, welcome home!! Looks like a great trip.

  8. Welcome back to blogland Karen :) The baby dolls head on a a thinking woman's body I'm guessing is you, having a carefree time :)
    Von x

  9. Fab page love the dolly image !! Glad you had a fab time too & welcome back !!

  10. Love, Love, LOVE to see seashore photos!!! Makes me sentimental, a little bit homesick but above all HAPPY!!!

  11. LOL - that journalling image is VERY creepy Kate. I can see you had a wonderful time. Really enjoyable pics. Specially love that tree.

  12. welcome back hun you have been missed, you might need to pop back though as I think you left your sanity there...LOL

  13. Welcome back! Lovely photos and really like your journal page.
    Thank you for sharing :]

  14. happy easter kate and welcome back !! love your journal page!

  15. Great to see you back Kate and djeezzz, what a fantastic place to spent family time !!

  16. I thought for sure it was the west coast somewhere......of California :) ha

  17. love your journal page, the image is fab and the colours are stunning. Your holiday photos are gorgeous looks like you had a fab time, how much do i want that old collection WANT xxx

  18. Welcome back - but I've only just found out you were gone 'cos I've been gone too :)
    I love the colours of your journal page and the spooky doll head... yes I admit it...they are growing on me every time I see them in your art :) x

  19. Whoa, that is a seriously creepy dolls head! I'll be having nightmares about that ;-)

    Glad you had a nice time, you can't beat a bit of pottering on the beach, xx

  20. Ahhh...nothing like a great getaway! I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourself!! Your journal page and photos are just fabulous!!

  21. Welcome back Kate, glad you had a fab time (and only brought a little washing back lol) Your page made me jump in my seat, those blue eyes - it's brilliant!! (why do we enjoy creepy things lol) x

  22. It looks and sounds as though you had a lovely vacation. I really like the bright buildings in contrast with the neutral ones in the background. Seashells...I collect them too when I visit the beach. Can't help myself looking for that 1 perfect treasure. ;)


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