But I'm still bone weary. Fortunately because I am a bear of little brain I tend to forget how pants January is. Until it comes round and hits me in the face again. Still not so much of it left now. Ah, but then its February. Hmmmm I probably shouldn't move to Scandinavia with that attitude.
Although I love their tv shows. Borgen is on now which is like the West Wing but proper European. I am so proud that I can now tell the difference between a Swedish and a Danish accent. Every now and then I think that I can suddenly speak Danish but then realise that they have switched to English. Effortlessly. And the lead in Borgen has a cracking French accent too. Also it is just as well that I have finished having children as I love all their names. I'm trying to convince Carys to call her children Troels, Pernille, Pilou, Sidse and Soren but she remains unimpressed by my choices. (NB I don't really expect her to have that many children. And I got to choose names for my kids so what ever she chooses will be lovely) (BTW I've just googles and it turns out Pilou is a nickname so that one can leave the list)
Anyhoo here are some layouts that I have finished recently
I decided to go for a funky background on patterned paper. I'm beginning to think I should give up on trying painty backgrounds as I am never happy! First I put on some Gesso, then when that was dry I added some glitter texture paste and covered some of that with a light blue paint. I added some artemio stamped swirls in red ink. All the papers are from my Christmas card leftovers so include a lot of Basic Grey and some Fancy Pants. The stickers are all Basic Grey. I enjoyed using all those letter stickers all at once. I think that is all the green "e"s though. I also added some Sarahs Cards red gems and some stars that I bought in Wilkinsons - a huge lot of them for 10p as they were in with the Christmas decorations sale.
I'm happier with this layout
I hope you feel full of sunshine inside even if it is dark and cold and horrible outside!