Friday, 21 August 2015

Journal52 - 10 Minute Challenge


I liked this theme on Journal52 from a few weeks ago!  10 Minute Challenge was just about enough time to grab some Distress Inks and colour my page, splatter and blot some water drops and then stamp a few of the stamps from my collection that were easily to hand!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Journal52 - Mail Art


This prompt was from a few weeks ago on the Journal52 challenge.  I think we were supposed to use things that come in the mail for our page but I decided to interpret it literally and used some stamps in my collection that were ideal and some bits and bobs from my stash instead!  I water coloured the large postcard stamp with Distress Inks - I don't think I've used this stamp before and I know I have had it for some years now!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Calendar Challenge - August





Our two words for The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge this month are Pink and Butterflies.  As usual I altered some beer mats for this challenge.  Not entirely sure I am happy with them, but it did use up a few stickers I have had hanging around for some time and I am all for using up old stash!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Journal52 - Kindness


Two pages in a week, I am trying to catch up!  The theme a few weeks ago on Journal52 was Kindness.  I Distress Ink Sprayed the background and used a Crafty Individuals image for my page and found an appropriate quote for the theme.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Journal52 - Elements


Another page for Journal52 from a few weeks ago, the theme for week 26 was Elements.  I Googled images and found this one and added it to a water coloured background and found an appropriate quote so from having no idea on what to do for this theme it came together quite easily when I gave it a bit of thought!

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Gruffies & Guest Ch#19 - Lazy Days



I've just posted the halfway reminder over on Gruffies & Guests for Challenge #19 - Lazy Days.  For my DT work I made an ATC using one of my wooden HM stamps and I could later use this as a topper for a card maybe.


We are sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps for this challenge and you could win a fab prize of 7 digis if you take part, so pop on over to the blog!  There is also the option of entering with 'Anything Goes' too as long as you use House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

J52 - Questions and Answers


Another page for the Journal52 Challenge from a few weeks ago - Questions and Answers.  I went with something light hearted for this one as I love to use my crazy birds stamps, but I honestly can't remember if I have seen this idea somewhere else or it just came into my head, so I apologise if someone else has used this idea before me!

Thursday, 9 July 2015

J52 - Small Success


I am playing catch up with Journal52 and am a bit out of sequence but I will get there in the end I hope!  The theme a few weeks ago was Small Success - so when in doubt I find a quote I can use!  I hope it is near enough the theme to count!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Calendar Challenge - July




Our two words on The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge for July are Turquoise and Beach Huts.  As luck would have it I managed to find a beach hut stamp in my collection so that was ideal for this challenge!   I enjoyed making these - now I want to go to the seaside!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Journal52 - Silly Animal Zoo

My second post for today is my journal page for Journal52's theme - Silly Animal Zoo.  As usual I had no idea what to do for this for a while and then had a look through my rubber stamps and found a small lion stamp I have had for years, so attempted to draw a bigger version of him and then water coloured him with Distress Inks.

Gruffies & Guests Challenge #18 - Lavender and Lace


I have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests Challenge #18 for which it was my turn to choose the theme, and I chose Lavender and Lace.  As always there is the option of entering with just Anything Goes too.  I used a HM image from one the the CDs to make my card and some pretty lace design BP from Joanna Sheen which has been in my stash for years!

We have 2 sponsors this time, so you could win a £10 voucher from Crafty Ribbons or 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments Designs, so pop on over and have a go!



Saturday, 13 June 2015

Journal52 - Top 10 Lists


Here is my J52 page for the theme Top 10 Lists from a couple of weeks ago.  Although I do make lists they are fairly boring and not really suitable for journalling so I decided to make a list of the top ten things I like to craft - not necessarily in favourite order although the first 4 are!  I used some K & Co tag thingies from my scrapping stash and a nice background stamp of lined notepaper to make this page.  I had stamped butterflies and then spotted a couple of scrap butterflies that I hadn't put away from the last time I used my scraps so on they went!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Calendar Challenge - June




Our two words on The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge for June are Lavender and Dragonflies.  I made my altered beer mats using a variety of stamps from my stash, embellishing with some dragonfly brads I have had for many years!

Apologies for not managing to visit everyone last month, life got in the way a bit!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Journal52 - Good Advice


I am now a couple of weeks behind on Journal52 but have today made the Good Advice page.  I found a quote which was ideal as it has the words 'good advice' in it and used a couple of Tim's new colour Distress Inks and one of his stencils to make my page.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Journal52 - Outside In


Last week's theme on Journal52 was Outside In.  We were supposed to take a few craft items outside and make our journal page using those but that isn't really possible at the moment, so I decided to do my own thing and find a quote using the word Outside and went from there!  It was also a chance to use one of my new fabulous Crazy Bird Tim Holtz stamps which I finally treated myself to!

Butterfles + D is for Doily


I was delighted to be asked by Mrs. A. to be a Guest Designer for the new challenge on the Butterfly Challenge Blog.  I picked the letter D and Mrs. A. gave me Doily for the theme.  I made a tag using part of a doily which I inked and added various bits and pieces from my stash, including of course a butterfly which I inked and cut out to decorate, and loved getting inky and messy for this!  Pop over to the blog and take part in the challenge and you could be in with a chance of winning a $10 Gift Certificate - all details on the blog.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Gruffies & Guests Ch# 17 - Diecuts With the Option of Anything Goes


I have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests latest challenge, Diecuts with the Option of Anything Goes.  This month we have a fab prize of $10 of digi stamps from Di's Digi Stamps.  I made my DT card using an image from a House Mouse CD and a couple of dies, leaves and flowers.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Journal52 - Observations


I am again behind on Journal52 and so this is last week's prompt which was Observations.  I decided to find a quote and use that to make my page as inspiration didn't hit in any other way this time!

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Calendar Challenge - May




Our two words for May on The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge are Magenta and Flowers.  I made my altered beer mats using some what I hope is magenta bp and stamped and cut out and coloured some flowers.  I am pleased with these mats, they came out better than I thought they would as I wasn't sure about my colours!

I am also entering this for Papertake Weekly's Anything Goes challenge

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Journal52 - Treasure


I wasn't sure how to go about the theme of Treasure for last week's Journal52.  The last few weeks I have been sticking things down in my book and I wanted to do some inking and stamping, so I found a quote using the word Treasure and went with that!