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Show & Tell Irish Pottery and Digital Scrapbooking

Welcome to this week’s Show and Tell.

As the majority of my bloggy visitors are from overseas I have chosen to share some of my favourite irish pottery. I would call them mugs but they are bit to small, yet a bit to chunky and informal to be cups….so I will let you see for yourself, and you can decide!

I love pottery by Nicolas Mosse, but these inparticular, as I bought them myself from their factory workshop in the summer of 1990, while on holidays in Southern Ireland.

I am especially fond of my pigs and cows, and have never really seen them for sale in the shops.

I also have a larger mug, 2 small bowls, and 2 sizes of small jugs. While we don’t use them everyday, we still use them regularily with friends and family.

I did not quite appreciate how much of a fan of Nicolas Moss some of my friends and I are until a trip to the cinema earlier this year !

So on to some Digital Scrapbooking News:

TWO big news items

  • I have been invited to be a guest member of Mellow Butterfly Creative Team, which I was delighted to accept.

Here is my first layout, using the beautiful A Touch of Japan, and appropriately included a small poem about butterflies.

My second layout to share is using one of the many photos I have taken for my photography course of my son, and I used Gina Marie’s new kit Full of Wonder. I don’t often “extract” photographs to give the appearance someone is “popping out” of the frame, but when I see the results, I think I should use this technique more.

  • Second BIG news item – I have had two of my digital scrapbooking layouts accepted to be published…..in a real magazine……that will be sold in real shops!!!!! Can you tell how thrilled I am? I hope so! It will be a few months before they appear, but you can rest assured that I will be blogging again about it!

Finally, in the few weeks TWO people in the real world (yes, I know a few) have decided to take the plunge into digital scrapbooking. You can view one of the layouts HERE and the other link will follow soon – I am sure they would appreciate a visit if you have a moment to spare.

Oh yes, before I go, remember about my GIVEAWAY where you can win the opportunity for me to create a digital layout for YOU, by visiting my jm digital designs blog and leaving a comment.

For more Show and Tell visit There’s No Place Like Home

Until next time, take care.

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  1. CONGRATS on the publications! It’s thrilling to see your work in the pages of a magazine. I’m so excited for you!

    I love your out-of-bounds layout … that’s one of my favorite techniques, even though I don’t do it nearly enough myself.

  2. WOW JanMary, things just get more and more exciting for you by the day! I am so happy for you.
    The pottery and the layouts are just to cute! You have such great taste…which is why they are publishing you in the mags! Kudos to you!

  3. I love it how the irish are so self-sufficient as an island..

    When we were there, we noticed all those details.. in our appartment, everything would say ‘made in ireland’, not made in china 😉

    Irish butter, irish pottery.. almost everything was actually made there. Here, in the Netherlands, we just import everything…. no fun!

    greetings from about 500 miles eastward!

  4. love your pottery! The digital scrapebooking is neat too, I’ve looked across a few sites that offer that but haven’t really sat still long enoug to get into it

  5. Hi, Jan Mary, and I feel honored to post all the way to Ireland, another of my favorite genealogical destinations I dream to seeing before I expire! Being a Higgins, I believe our family hailed from the environs about Waterford! I love your blog, I love your china- it is exquisite and tells suh a sweet story! Thanks for visiting my blog and for sharing! Blessings! Carolyn

  6. Congrats on getting published!!!!!! That is so exciting. I keep hoping that’ll happen to me, but seeing as how I never submit, the chances are small. 🙂 Hehe! I really like those mugs you showed us.

  7. Thanks for visiting me and for the great creative suggestion for scanning and framing photos from my vintage magazine! I think I will try that! I’ll let you know how it goes:)

  8. Hi JanMary –

    I blogged you today – and you know, I have seriously enjoyed your little show and tell today too. I am truly considering joining in this ‘show and tell’ – it looks live so much fun. I certainly make enough trips to the thrift to have fodder for ‘s & t’

    CONGRATS on your layouts to be published – am I way excited for you or what?

    Q. are you EVER bored?

    with a big Cnd. HUG!

  9. Your pottery and your scrapbook pages are beautiful! Congratulations on being published – what’s the name of the magazine so we can look out for it?

  10. I love the pottery. I am going to have to check into it. And your layouts are beautiful! Congrats!

  11. A very interesting collection of pottery….I like cows…

    I am so pleased for you..congratulations on your accomplishment….Betty

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