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WOW! Embossing and Jillian Vance Design Blog Hop

Welcome to the WOW! Embossing and Jillian Vance Design blog hop where you’ll be wowed (can I say that?) by some amazing inspiration from both design teams.

For my inspirational piece I was very kindly sent this fabulous stamp set from Jillian Vance Design called World Adventure which I fell in love with the minute I saw it. I thought it would be perfect for a travel journal so that’s exactly what I did. I believe there’s also a Christmas version of the same stamp too.

Here’s my travel journal.

From WOW! I used Metalline Flame and Fluorescent Blue to emboss my design. I love how those colours work together.

Of course as it’s a blog hop there are prizes to be won too, from WOW! Embossing Powder the winner will receive a $25 Gift Card, and from Jillian Vance Design a $25 Gift Card.

Winners – Please be sure to leave your comments on each DT blog post (including WOW! Embossing Powder & A Jillian Vance Design blog posts) Please comment on each post to be eligible to win 2 x $25, Gift Card to A Jillian Vance Design or WOW Stores. It will run for one week with the winner announced on Monday, October 28th.

Here is the line up order starting at Jillian Vance Design –

A Jillian Vance Design

Jenny Colacicco

Shelly Kurth

Karen J Reategui

Ardyth Bolam Percy-Robb

Jo Herbert

Raluca Vezeteu

Tracey Mehak McNeely

Verity Biddlecombe

Rosemary Dennis

Jaine Drake – You Are Here!! Your next hopper in the chain is…

Bunny Bartlett Vance 

WOW! Embossing Powder Blog

Have fun hopping and good luck.

Jaine x

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Friday In The Studio And A Look Into My Travel Journal

As promised I thought I’d share a few pictures from my travel journal in my hand made faux dori cover. It was a joy to sit in the evening on the terrace with a glass of vino filling in the day.

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The planner side of it didn’t escape my doodling and in fact keeping that up daily helped me if I needed to go back a day or remember where I was for any reason. I love the little calendar with its doodles. I should make stickers out of them.

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I selected a few pages to show you not that I bore you with the whole thing.

I used water colours mostly and I took a few stickers and some washi with me too.

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When it came to the photos, I knew the size and format I wanted to print them out at so I sketched a box on the page where I would eventually put the photo once I’d printed it out at home and made a small note of which picture it would be.

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I’m very excited to plan my Christmas journal now. It won’t be too far away.

Have a good weekend

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Friday In The Studio

Happy Friday everyone, don’t they come round quickly?

This week has been a bit full on but I’m happy to say I’m now into a much better routine again. It’s the worst part about holidays, the routine goes out of the window and by September I’m itching to get back to normal again (what ever that is!)

I’m still dreaming of the holiday in Sicily over the Summer where we stayed on an olive farm with the most beautiful views and gorgeous scenery.

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New Autumn Term

Oh boy, what a Summer, I’ve so much to tell it’s untrue but I’ll save some of it for further posts otherwise I’ll be in trouble for creating a massively boring blog post.

After the pants start of the summer we had with not only the rain but really cold temperatures too (it did feel like Autumn already), we’re now experiencing an unseasonable heat wave. The weather is really bizarre. Anyway, to make the most of it I’m spending as much time working outside as possible which is absolute bliss. Long may it continue but it doesn’t make planning for Autumn and Winter easy as I just can’t get out of my Summer mode.

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My Faux Dori And A Not So Messy Monday

Good morning, well it is right at this moment. The sun has been out for several consecutive days now, I’ve no idea what’s going on? It’s cardie on – cardie off!! Two weeks and I’m off on me holls in gloriously hot Sicily, woo hoo.

Before that though it’s still project doggy proof the garden and my personal get fit campaign and both are progressing nicely. We visited the fur baby (still no name) at the weekend and he’s grown a bit. He spends alot of time outside with his brothers and sisters in the sunshine which is great. Meanwhile I’ve been steadily getting stronger at the hill climb on my mountain bike and pushing myself to go ever higher and I’m happy to say it’s paying off. The morning views are the best.

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Anyway, back to the studio and I’ve really caught the travellers notebook bug. I’m not much of a planner person but I’m loving the fauxdori style planner keeping and the best thing is making my own cover and inserts to suit my style.

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Hand stitched travel journal

One big love of mine is making books from scratch. Often they’re hand sewn like this one which was made to take on my summer holiday in France…

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