18 August 2010

I'm back and a giveaway!

Happy Wednesday all!

I am back from an amazing week at Soul Survivor week B.
I spent 5 days under canvas, slept little, laughed a lot, fell in love with the boy all over again and most importantly worshiped God with 12,000 other people!

It was incredible chance to focus on God for a week. I listened to an amazing talk by Andy Croft on the Trinity. He explained the relationship between father, son and Holy spirit so well. At soul survivor there are two main meetings a day held in a tent called the big top. The highlight for me was the incredible worhsip and the atmosphere of thousands of young people alive for God.

 For some very strange reason I took very few pictures!!! incredible I know! lol! So here are a very select few:
Pretty wellies. We literally lived in these!

A few new wristbands! he he!

The only other picture I have is one that the boys Dad snapped of me on top of his landrover!

It was an incredible week. it was also amazing to spend so much time with the boy. We talked for hours, worshiped together and generally enjoyed seeing each other again!

As mentioned last week, due to my 100th blog post, I have a little giveaway, in fact TWO giveaways.

This is a lovely journal from Paperchase. It has a magnetic closure, thick lined pages and a sweet pocket at the back to store all those notes! I guess it could be used for scrapping, as a diary or just for keeping track from day to day!

No 2:
A selection of new pigment inks in pretty pinks and greens, three little boxes of sequins and a set of never used before oil pastel colours. (I'll also throw in a few blooms and ribbons!)

So..how to be in with a chance to win???! Basically please write me a comment at the bottom of this post saying hello and with a link or tips on your favourite type of mini book or art journal  ( I am trying to compile some ideas to make a mini book of the america trip!)

The giveaway will close this Sunday (22nd) at 7.00pm GMT and I will do the draw on the monday morning. Also, if you are kind enough to blog my giveaway I will put your name in twice!

My AS results come out tomorrow so I will hopefully post some good news (cross fingers!) already very nervous!

Thanks for stopping by again!
Loves xxxxx


twannywun said...

Hi, I would like to be entered in your giveaway please :) Here is a good webpage about making art journals :) http://www.artistsjournals.com/instruction.htm I think collage sounds nice. Good luck in your AS results :) Karen
twannywun (at) hotmail (dot) com

debs14 said...

I work in an exams office so I will be in work bright and early tomorrow putting results statements in envelopes so will give you a special good luck thought while I am there!
What lovely giveaway goodies, please count me in! As for mini books, we made a fab one at the Eclectic Keepsakes crop last month. Check out http://eclectickeepsakes.blogspot.com/ for the post 'Painting the Roses red'. Simply made with a cover made from card and the inside was made from pages from an old book folded in half and sewn into the cover. Our theme was Alice in Wonderland and Karen had given us all pages from an old Alice book which also had pen and ink drawings. You could get an appropriate book for the subject from somewhere like http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/ where you can sort results by publication date so you can choose an old edition. Or just browse old book shops!

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful and uplifting week,Abi.
For mini book ideas I often look at www.creativeminialbums.blogspot.com....hope that's helpful.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Here's a link to a free tutorial from Shimelle (it even links to a video) on a really great mini-album. I used it for me photo-a-day.
Can you just put my name in the drawing for the journal (got plenty of inks & pastels).

humel said...

Will be thinking of you today - hope your results reflect all your hard work xx

And I'm so pleased you had such a great time at Soul Survivor! :-)

Mini-book-wise, I love what Eve does at Evalicious, and I've used several of her kits. You can see some of her journals here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/evalicious/collections/72157622097429981/

Do let us know about those results, won't you? xx

tabitha67 said...

Have a look at Lubna's blog here lubsy1.blogspot.com. she makes beautiful papers and journals. Hope your results were what you wished for.

Morrighani said...

Not really a mini journal idea, but when we went round the world, we collected the labels from the beer we drank (many places have a local brew you don't really get anywhere else) which were great to stick in our travel journal as a nice, light momento!

Hope those results came out as you hoped!

brideoflichtenstein said...

I really recommend Danny Gregory's books:

The creative license encourages you to make daily sketches of the things around you. I think this is the best sort of journal, even if you intersperse it with photos, postcards and clippings. I like to save tickets of things I do and see as well. :)

I hope you got the results you wanted!


Adele said...


Glad you had a good time at Soul Survivor!

For journals, I like to nose at http://www.artistsjournals.com/instruction.htm

Well done with your results! Fab grades!