Wednesday, 8 January 2014


Another Wednesday rushed towards us, and now we are all here sharing pictures of our workspaces.  Go over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more details of what WOYWW is all about and link up to join in.

This week for me is all about journaling - 2 in fact, and my very first 2 attempts.

Firstly, I have joined in with Journal 52 - where we have a weekly prompt.  The first week was 'Up, Up & Away'. 

Secondly, I discovered The Documented Life Project whilst on the very friendly Facebook group for Journal 52, and HAD to join in!  This involves taking a Moleskine planner (or any other book/format you want to use) and creating a 'tip in' (technical term!) each week.  I was late to the party, so only just received my planner - and will be catching up with the first 2 pages (Your Front Door and a Selfie) tomorrow.  It will be fun, as you can either use the planner as a planner or doodle/decorate as you wish - I plan to write some quotes in mine and doodling/tangling.

The mini 3 ring binder on the left is for Journal52, and I have completed both front and back covers and the first page (see below).  The purple planner is for the Documented Life Project and I hope to start on it later today.

Hope that everyone is surviving the terrible weather - both in the UK and in America.   Lets hope that spring brings some calmer days to us all.
Ali x


  1. good luck with both projects I look froward to getting to see you progress I would love to do either but dint think I could keep it up ..maybe next year .your up up and away page is stunning its a work of art. hope you have a great week ahead crafty hugs Andrea x #19

  2. Hi Ali
    you are being brave taking on two new projects at the same time, go girl and show them what you are made off as I am sure your work will look amazing. I look forward to dipping in to see how you are getting on
    Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Hugs Ria #6

  3. I too have just joined up with journal 52 and hoping to do Kate cranes journal calender!
    Good luck
    Jackie 7

  4. Those are 2 big projects to do. Good luck with them. The first page looks great!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #50

  5. Ah my gawd, you're going to keep yourself very busy! Elizabeth (and Bleubeard) is a 'tip in' specialist, her site has lots of tutorials etc if you need help! 'Create' might very well be your word of the year!

  6. I love the ongoing-throughout-the-year-type projects. Look forward to seeing how yours come along.
    Happy Wednesday

  7. Oh Ali, I am SO glad you paid me a visit. I've been to the Journal 52 site and have jumped right in, joined FB, now I have to find a binder and get caught up. I think this is going to be a ton of fun. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Happy WOYWW
    Krisha #85

  8. Okay, The Documented Life too, why the heck I'm off to the store to get binder and moleskin.

  9. fabulous to see someone else doing the documented life, looking forward to seeing what you do with it Lx

  10. Oooh I like this documented life idea, I might have to join in and play catch-up too! Thanks for swinging by my blog earlier Ali. Cx #25

  11. Thanks for stopping by, Have fun with your projects. Noticed on your profile "fibromyalgia" reading up on this, I have symtoms and no one knows what's wrong with me ! !! Heat, water help so far.
    Happy WOYWW...maybe I too should, events etc see how my body reacts.

  12. Your journal looks amazing, what a great start! Vikki #108

  13. I am loving your journal page Ali, just fabulous. I too am doing the Journal52 and can't believe how many people have signed up, so much wonderful inspiration to be had. I may just have to check out the Documented Life too as I have been creating tip in pages of late for swaps and have really enjoyed doing them also. Thanks for sharing your art and this info and Happy WOYWW! Danie #48

  14. Hi Ali,

    I've read about the Documented Life and might play along. I've bought old daytimers at the thrift store and maybe this is just the thing to get me started!

    I love the cover of your Journal52 project.

    I'm slowly getting around to visiting desks.
    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (42)

  15. Looks like you have it well underway for documenting this year. I think I am going to go check out th Journal 52 and The Documented Life too. Sounds interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Have a great week. Vickie #104

  16. Great projects underway! I'm going to look into both of These! Thanks for stopping by! Ali #102

  17. a fellow Journal52 'player'~! it's good to see what others are doing with their pages and yours is very whimsy full ~! love your cover too.

    i'll have to check out eht documented life link . . . because i need more to do . . . or maybe not, but i'm still going to check it out.



Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x