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Design Team News and Weekly Round-Up: 22 – 28 October 2018

As it was the half-term holidays last week, and everyone was home, I wasn’t sure how much crafty time I’d have (or how much energy) but it turns out I had plenty of crafty time (even though I didn’t have much energy) so I made and shared lots of projects. First-up: card-making.

I had a couple of custom card orders come in this last week, so I made a start on the first one which was for four harvest/autumn-themed thank you cards, two of which are pictured above. Now I just have to get cracking on the dozen bespoke Christmas cards that have also been ordered.

On to scrapbooking … Despite being totally worn out after my birthday celebrations (All I did was go to the pub for lunch!), I managed to put together lots of layouts. There’s something about sitting alone in my craft room and playing with all my goodies that lifts my spirits and gives me energy. I did keep having to stop and veg-out on the sofa every-so-often though. Still, I’m learning to listen to my body and brain and take it easy on them when they need a break!

Next up is a spot of art journaling I did in the mini notebook my sister gave me for my birthday. I’ve decided to use it for collecting quotes. Whenever I come across a quote I want to remember, I write it down in one of my many journals and jotters, but now this little notebook is going to be the place where I gather them all together, so I know where they are when I want them. I’m also thinking of making little notebooks like this for friends and family who might appreciate the quotes and artwork too.

Finally: planning. This week, I set up my November monthlies in my bullet journal using the gorgeous Grateful Heart collection from EllieBeth Designs UK. I’m really looking forward to starting the EBDUK gratitude challenge on Thursday and filling my weeklies with things to be grateful for!

And that’s about it! What have you been up to this week? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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