Sunday, 10 January 2010

52 in 10....Late Starter

I admit I'm a little late in posting these photos but I do have an excuse. I've had a bad week with no buses running here to get me to and from work, so I've had to sleep over at the hospital twice more this week. I am fed up with the snow and fed up with sleeping on a trolley! But it looks as if the thaw might begin this coming week - fingers crossed. End of whinge!
I'm taking part in 52 in 10 as I have pledged to take part in more Challenges this year. Here is my first week's entry. I decided to make a mini album (although after 52 weeks it won't be all that mini!) and chose a new size of page for me - 12x6. The first week's prompt was to review the past 10 years. My journaling lists the main things that have happened over the past 10 years, that I can remember. I never think of things in terms of decades though and I needed to think hard about events that had happened. And the start of a New Year is nothing special to me either, it's just another year, but I saw this challenge as an opportunity to keep me scrapping throughout 2010!

Above is week 2 where I had to think of the year ahead and what I want to achieve. I have listed my Crafty Goals For 2010 and tucked them behind my photo. The sharp-eyed among you have probably spotted that this is the reverse side of Week 1 as the punched holes are on the right-hand side this time. I was challenged to include stitching on the layout, but with Week 1 already completed, and not wanting to make holes through the paper, I drew faux stitching instead.

For the mini album itself, I was limited by my Crafty Goal number 2 of not spending on Stash this year, so had to use what I already had. I chose papers by Bo Bunny and My Mind's Eye and cut them in half for the 12x6 format, punched the holes and used book rings to keep it all together. It's easy to disassemble every week when I need to make another entry, and I can also swap the pages around at the moment if I prefer to use a different pattern for each weekly prompt.

Finding the time to craft with a full-time job is never easy, especially when I have to get everything out of the cupboards and put it away again the same day, but having made a start on this Challenge, I'm hoping to see it through to the end of 2010.


  1. Gosh I thnk you've made a cracking start Ann, lovely pages and quite an undertaking I'd say.
    As for sleeping on trollies - I keep telling my amerian friends that whatever their opponents say, the delivery end of the NHS is incomparable. And it's people like you that deliver that incomparableness. I know it's not a word, but I hope you'll understand it anyway!

  2. I really love this. That first page where you have the two photos is great. When you really think back over 10 years it's amazing everything that's happened. This is going to be a gorgeous album - can't wait to see it taking shape :)

  3. Will be keeping my fingers crossed that the weather improves, the buses run and that you don't have to spend any more nights sleeping on trollies!
    Love what you've done so far with your 52 in 10 :)

  4. Wow, I hope the sleeping on a trolley business is over by now: that is real dedication! Your 52 in 10 is looking excellent.



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