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Photos and video that I take during the week depicting random or important events, as well as things that catch my eye – compiled together every Friday.

snapshots of my week – 19th april

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as you may quickly be able to tell ..i didn’t do much this week. well, nothing really it was worth taking photos of and/or things i want to keep secret for now. got to have a little mystique, haven’t we?

i did however find some little blocks of wood at the weekend and painted on them. a 7, 8 (not pictured) and an exclamation mark that i didn’t paint the inside of as i liked the texture of the wood grain. i love painting and i really should do it more! i’ll make it a plan for the coming week.

photo of number seven painted on wood on blue background

photo of exlamation mark painted on wood on blue background

bracelet with coloured rings on yellow background

i found this bracelet when i was tidying, haven’t seen or worn it for years! i like when that happens, it’s like you have something new without having to spend a penny. i really like the pink and the two blues.

doily with illustration by caitlin shearer
paper doll illustration by caitlin shearer

i also found these (and lots of other) bits that caitlin shearer sent me years ago. they were still in the envelope i’d put them in to keep them safe when i moved here, so now i’m trying to find somewhere to put them.

blossom tree

i only went a couple times this week, one of those times was on wednesday. i saw this pretty blossom tree and snapped a photo on my phone. it was worth going out just to see that lovely tree. spring, yay!

snapshots of my week

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i was looking through the photos on my camera a few days ago, and thought ‘i should do something with these!’ most people do, i’ll take photos when i get something nice in the post, or take progress photos when i’m making things as well as just taking photos of moments i want to capture. sometimes they just get ‘stuck’ on my camera or computer. what’s the point of taking photos if you don’t look at them again unless you need to? i think it’d be a good way to encourage myself to brush up on my photography skills too. always a good skill to have i think! plus, isn’t it nice to share little snippets of your life?

so, hopefully every friday, i’ll do a ‘snapshots of my week’ post. i won’t promise anything spectacular or amazing, as i’m not a particularly interesting person, but i thought i’d be nice to share. just little moments, some out-take progress photos of things i’ve been making, maybe a sneak at things that will be in future blog posts, things i’ve seen ..y’know, that sort of thing.

most photos will be from my camera, which is a canon 450d incase you’re wondering, and i may post a few phone photos too sometimes. i’m ‘cardboardcities’ on instagram if you want to add me. let me know yours too!

laura manfre stickers. cats, deer and lipstick on light blue polka dot background

unicorn card by laura manfre on light blue background

vintage air mail envelope and illustrated lamb sticker

goodies from laura manfre! i bought the unicorn card and the cat stickers from her a little while ago, but forgot to take some photos! she was very kind to put in lots of extra stickers too and a couple vintage air mail envelopes. i love stickers and stationery so this makes me happy. i love it all! you should definitely buy something from her.

pink red primroses on turquoise blanket

i love flowers and plants, and if i see them super cheap anywhere and i have some spare pennies in my purse i often can’t resist. i’d love some huge house plants too, but they’re beyond my budget at the moment sadly. primroses are really nostalgic to me. poppies and pansies are my favourite flowers though. and peonies! ..i just realised i like a lot of flowers beginning with ‘p’. what’s your favourite flower?

pear on purple background
this was delicious pear. and it was free too! a bonus of shopping at a local greengrocers is that you get to know the owners, and sometimes you get free fruit! (normally it’s super ripe or a bit bruised.) we’ve had bananas and melon before too. yum yum! i only took this photo as i put it down before i was about to eat it, and thought the purple was a really nice contrast with the yellowy green pear colour.

photo shoot set up on turquoise blanket

when i was taking photos for my giveaway, i took a step back and took a photo of my ‘mini studio’ it’s actually a huge piece of white card and some foil wrapped around another piece of card for a reflector on my bed. it’s the best place in the house to take photos as it’s the only area with good natural light and somewhere flat to put things. well, i do have a desk but it’s relatively small and always crammed with other things. whoops!

turquoise bracelet on yellow background

i got this bracelet, plus another similar one that was square AND two lovely jade green ones for 59p. i love charity shops. but this one is my favourite though, i love the shape and it’s my favourite colour.

pastel coloured jellybeans on pink background

i just really liked the colours of these jellybeans. they tasted good too! often when i eat jellybeans i think of this song.