Wednesday, 25 July 2018

A little update

Hello friends, just a short post from me today, first of all just apologizing that I have been a terrible blogger once again.

We are off to France at the weekend, where we will be staying in a home of people we are doing a house swap with, so I have been frantically busy getting everything ready for them to feel welcome in our house.

So before we leave, just a few pieces of art I have been working on for the last few weeks, mostly pages from my bullet journal, but also the cover of the travel journal I am taking along with me.
It's a travellers' notebook (midori) size, not too large and easy to pack. It's got a mix of water colour and drawing paper inside, so plenty of options.

Alright and now the bullet journal pages, some I have written in already, and some still waiting to be written in. Each day has my to do list and then some quick notes on how the day went.

All pages are done in a mix of collage, mostly washi tapes, stamping, inking and stencilling, - quite a change from how I started this journal, almost a year ago now, but I feel much more at home with this style.

Well, that's it for now, I look forward to visiting blogs more regularly soon and meanwhile, thank you so much for your visit today!


froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful pages and the cover of your midori styled travel journal is utterly beutiful dear Astrid! Enjoy the time in France! Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous travel journal Astrid. Enjoy your holiday.
Yvonne xx

Paper Wishes said...

Such pretty pages. We all relax in summer I am sure you are entitled to a break after all the sharing and support you offer all year. Hope you enjoy your trip and filling in your lovely pages with happy times. x

My name is Erika. said...

How fun to do a house exchange. have you done one before? I've thought about it as it makes a nice way to save a bit of money traveling. And your travel journal cover looks great as does your bullet journal. I like how you've decorated each page. Hope you don't wear yourself out getting ready and have a great journey to France. Hope we get to hear about it when you come home. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful journal pages. Have fun in France. Hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A very beautiful way to keep those thoughts Astrid. Enjoy your time in France and using that delightful handmade book. Hope you will share a page or two when you return. Safe Journey..
Creative wishes Tracey xx

Annie said...

Love your journal and stunning pages Astrid x I look forward to seeing what you add when you are on holiday x Have the most wonderful time in France and I am sure the family you are exchanging with will enjoy the Edinburgh festival/Fringe and everything else that this great city has to offer xx

Safe journey

Annie xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Your journaling looks perfect, Astrid! How fun to do a house swap! Reminds me of the movie "The Holiday."

Margaret Mifsud said...

I love the cover of your travel journal Astrid!! What a delightful book for recording all your travel adventures! I totally adore your bullet journal. Every page is simply stunning and I have to confess I am lifting some of your ideas. I hope you don't mind.
How exciting to be doing a house swap! I hope you have the most wonderful time in France and do travel safe!! big hugs xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

These both look amazing Astrid - I love your journaling style! Looking forward to seeing what goes into your France travel journal! Have a wonderful time! Hugs,Chrisx

Redanne said...

The cover is beautiful and so are your pages Astrid, I do so admire how you keep your journal so up to date! I hope you have a wonderful holiday in France! Hugs, Anne xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut stunning work here as always Astrid. I love all your pages and the cover is also just amazing.Your work is as usual just perfect in every way.
Hope you´l have a wonderful time in France, so please just enjoy and have a lot of fun there. And a safe journey ofcause.

Heather said...

I love your blog and all your beautiful and inspiring creations. Can't helping wondering where you store it all though? Enjoy your holiday x

Lys said...

Welcome to France, Astrid! I hope you will enjoy your stay and have beautiful memories and thoughts to keep in your wonderful journal. The collages and compositions are gorgeous.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Astrid, hope the trip goes well. The journal is lovely and I'm sure you will have lots of great memories to fill it with. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

terry said...

Both are wonderful!! Enjoy your trip!~ Terry York

Rita said...

What a beautiful and eye catching Journal Astrid. The pages look amazing and love the details of each day just to remind you of what hopefully turns out to be a wonderful and exciting holiday. Will look forward to hearing all about it on your return. Much love and Safe Journey. Rita xxx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your travel journal cover is amazing! How exciting to be going to France for your holidays and I'm sure you'll make some happy memories to fill your journal with 😁. I love your bullet journal pages too! Have a wonderful time and Happy Travels! J 😊 x

Helen Wallace said...

A house swap in France! How exciting! Your travel journal is so beautiful; I especially like the cover, but the inner pages are superb as well. Bon Voyage!

Jackie PN said...

How beautiful and your tiny printing is so very neat and tidy! Love the look of your pages Astrid! Enjoy your time away and be sure to share some photos and stories!
Hugs,Jackie xx

ps house swapping? ugh! that means cleaning for company- UGH! lol

butterfly said...

Such lovely pages - it's great to see the beautiful backgrounds being filled with journalling too. Hope you've been enjoying a wonderful time in France.
Alison x

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