Category: Arts & Crafts

Q & A with Professional Photographer Marina Art

Q & A with Professional Photographer Marina Art

Today I’m excited to share with you my interview with professional photographer Marina Art! Photographs have always been important to me and I’m always the one snapping away at family events, but my knowledge and skill are only very basic. However, photography is an art form I really appreciate and want to learn more about.     Marina is a professional child, family and wedding photographer and owner of Marina Art Photography, based in Boston, Lincolnshire (UK). She specialises in maternity, newborn, child, family, portrait and wedding photography.  I first met Marina for a family photo session when my daughter  Leona […]


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Posted 14th October 2018 in: Arts & Crafts. Tagged: ,

Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘Y’ I have chosen the colour Yellow. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see a piece of my artwork and some polyvore creations and listen to my ‘Yellow’ playlist! Symbolism Yellow symbolises happiness and […]


D is for Duck Egg Blue #AtoZChallenge

D is for Duck Egg Blue #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘D’ I have chosen the colour Duck Egg Blue. Many wild birds lay eggs in this soft, turquoise blue shade.This Pinterest board contains some beautiful duck egg blue fashion and homeware. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and see my artwork. Symbolism Duck egg blue is a calming colour associated with reflection, tranquillity, logic and communication. It also […]


C is for Coral #AtoZChallenge

C is for Coral #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘C’ I have chosen the colour Coral. Coral is a bright, summery colour somewhere between orange and pink. It’s named after the marine animals of the same name that live on tropical reefs. It’s a popular colour in fashion, especially for dresses, lip colour and nail art. These Pinterest boards have some fantastic examples of this vibrant colour. Keep reading to discover the […]


A is for Amber #AtoZChallenge

A is for Amber #AtoZChallenge

Today kickstarts the A-Z Blogging Challenge! The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘A’ I have chosen the colour Amber. Amber is a warm colour between yellow and orange. It’s named after the precious stone of the same name made from fossilised tree resin (the one that features in […]


Life’s a Beach Contest

Life’s a Beach Contest

Author Laurie Larson is hosting the Life’s a Beach Contest contest with a fantastic prize pack that includes paperback copies of her novels Roadtrip to Redemption and Tide to Atonement, as well as a choice of two shell necklaces-gold or silver. To enter, all you have to do is post a picture of your favourite beach, along with the name of the beach and location and post the link on Laurie’s blog, Facebook page or Twitter. Include your name and email address or Facebook page/Twitter name so you can be contacted if you win. The contest is open until 9th […]


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Posted 14th September 2014 in: Arts & Crafts, Travel. Tagged: , ,

My Wedding (Part 4) Decorations

My Wedding (Part 4) Decorations

Welcome to the fourth part of a series of posts all about my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’d like to show you some of my decorations. As we both love the colour blue, we decided to go for what I call peacock colours-teal, purple and gold. We also had a lot of ivory in the scheme to keep things fresh and to match my dress. I included peacock feathers wherever I could to match the theme, which made it quite unique. Venue Flowers For our venue flowers we went to The Flower Shop in Kirton. Kerry […]


My Wedding (Part 3) DIY Seating Plan (with free template!)

My Wedding (Part 3) DIY Seating Plan (with free template!)

Welcome to the third part of a series of posts focusing on my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’ll talk through my seating plan. The seating plan was quite tricky to get right, because when three different families come together it’s hard to make sure everyone is seated next to people they will get on with and talk to. At the end of the day, you have to remember this is your special day and you can’t please everyone. Close family and friends can put aside any differences just for the day. We actually found there was […]