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I’ve been in Cardiff for a couple of days. The trip was arranged so I could finally hand over the wedding album I have been working on, to my god-daughter and her husband. They seemed to like it and now they have seen it, I can finally reveal some photographs of it…click all images to enlarge.

This A3 sized album and box are covered with a pearly silver satin book cloth which I bought from Paper Source in the US. The spine is covered in white leather, bought from Pittards. The inner cover of the album and the box lining was printed from a unique design the couple used for their invitations and wedding stationery and continued the whole theme through from the wedding. I printed the 75 double sided pages using my Canon Pixma Pro 9500 printer which uses archival quality pigment inks for longevity and lightfastness. I am really¬†pleased with how this album turned out and I hope it leads to orders for more albums – god-daughter and husband are going to 6 weddings this year! I already have a new client lined up who is marrying in July but I’d like more, these albums are such fun to work on.¬†Now the decks are clear, I am finally going to start work on my own website – it’s been a long time coming!

This morning we all went for a walk up Wenallt Hill. It was a really good walk through woods and open fields. The bluebells were just starting to come out, it will be even more wonderful in a few days. Here are some shots of the walk.

I’m now back home in Dorset, Milo is still in kennels so the house seems very quiet after being with a houseful of people in Cardiff. It’s amazing how such a small dog can create such a large space when he isn’t here. He may be small but he has a big personality! Still, I will pick him up from kennels in the morning, he will sulk all day (payback for taking him to kennels) then we will get back to normal. At the moment, I’m just relishing the peace and quiet, busy day tomorrow…hwyl fawr!

Sun is shining…


This is another book I have made using the inkjet linen book cloth and one of my images – in this case, a photograph of a place in south Wales called Southerndown. I used to live in Cardiff and Southerndown was one of our favourite places to go for a walk at the weekend. This is the original photograph.


As you can see, the colours aren’t quite as vibrant when printed on the bookcloth but it still looks really good – well, I think so. It’s a gorgeously sunny day today, so I am off out later with my camera to take some more shots to turn into book covers….


Kim over at Laketrees recently received this award from Colin over at Life, who had received it from another Kim over at purplefrogcat.
Kim at Laketrees then passed it on ( I hope you are keeping up with all this!) to ‘seven sweeties who exude sunshine and serenity where ever they go’

Mary Ann Diane Lynda Ev Corrine Kris and Shoshana

Thank you Kim! What a nice thing to say! I am going to pass it on to

Struggling Writer for always being supportive and enthusiastic about my books and writing great stories

Tulibri for always offering advice, support and inspiration

mywoodenrobot for setting up Apt1310G, and inviting me to join in

Bijoux and Banter for inviting me to sell my books in France!

Speedcat Hollydale for Wordless Chicken Tuesdays. RIP.

RennyBA and DianeCA for sharing their inspirational lives with us

Creechman who doesn’t do tags or memes but needs thanking anyway….

Now, in the worst link ever, I am going to post several things which have ‘brightened up my day’ this week. All completely different, all completely mad, all made me laugh.

This first video is a football match where the players have binoculars strapped to their heads. Oh and they are wearing stripey pyjamas. And the referee is a rabbit. Only in Japan….

It is little wonder this great creature failed to continue its lineage: with no ears it could not sustain a top hat upon its head and thereby expired from lack of common dignity.


The Royal family on a day out.