Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Y


Nearly at the end of The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge and yay I am up to date!  Our letter this time is Y and I chose to use Young for my word as I have an appropriate stamp in my Crafty Individuals collection that is just right and I haven't yet used it for this challenge - had to check back over all my pages just in case!  I also noticed afterwards that I had used yellow backing paper but this was entirely unintentional!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - I and V


I am finally up to date with The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge.  Our new letter is I and the word I chose is Ice.  The backing paper I used has an icy look to it and if you click on the image you can see it is shimmery and shiny and I added Pine Needles Distress Ink as I always feel this is a wintry colour! The image I have used is an old favourite stamp that makes me think of a frosty icy day!



For my V page I decided to pick Violin as I remembered I had an appropriate stamp in my fairly large stamp collection that I don't often get to use!  Also the 2 flowers are violet in colour so I added those, and I then remembered that I do actually have a stamp of Violet flowers but it was too late by then!   I am now up to date and hopefully will stay that way until the end of the challenge!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - U and H



I missed the last challenge from The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge so still need to catch up on that one (V). Our baby grandson has been with us for 3 months now and has gone home for a few days so I can get a few bits done.  I have finally caught up with H from a few weeks ago and have also managed to get the new challenge U done today!  For H I went for Humming Bird as I have a lovely Crafty Individuals stamp just right for the challenge!  And for U I went with what is probably an obvious one, Umbrella.  I love this little stamp by Tim Holtz but unfortunately it has succumbed to breaking down and crumbling like so many of my acrylic stamps have done over the years (I do look after them properly as advised by manufacturers).  I need to have a hunt around online and see if I can get myself another set of these although I am loathe to buy any more acrylic stamps really.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - E


We have been given our new letter today for The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge and as I have a free afternoon from looking after our grandson I got on with it straight away!  The letter is E and I went for Elegant.  I was able to use one of the first stamps I bought many years ago - it got a lot of use back then when I took part in swaps etc but I've not used it for some time, some backing paper from a pad I also bought ages ago and couldn't find much use for, and a couple of rub ons that just about still work!  As always I added another couple of E words.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - X


We have X as our letter on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge this time.  I still have no crafting time at all so had to get this done quickly.  As I had used Christmas a few week ago I didn't really want to do Xmas but there wasn't much else to choose from in my dictionary so I went for X as meaning 10 in Roman numerals!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - O and Z


I am playing catch up on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge due to the fact that our 5 month old grandson has been living with us for the last month and I have zero opportunity to craft!  Luckily my daughter came to the rescue this morning and I managed to make my pages for Z plus a pearl and today's new letter, O.  I still have H to make but will get to that eventually!

I chose Owl for my O word, yes it's an easy one but I didn't have much time to think about anything more complicated so out came my Crafty Individuals owl stamp for another airing!

For Z I was initially going to go for Zebra but have mislaid my zebra stamp so in the end went for Zoological so I could use a variety of animal stamps that I have had for years!


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Christmas


I am running out of days yet again!  Our current letter on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is C and I chose quite an obvious one - Christmas!  Not sure if anyone else has gone for this word as I haven't checked the other entrants yet.  I found some old K & Co. backing paper and some Christmassy stamps for this and added a couple of extra words.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Gruffies & Guests Ch#31 - Summer



I have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests' current challenge, Summer.  I used a House Mouse image with a strawberry as strawberries definitely mean summer to me!  Our team mate Vickie set the challenge and is providing a prize of 3 Paper Studio Embossing Folders, so pop on over to the blog and take part for a chance to win!

Friday, 15 July 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Numbers


Our new letter on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is N and I have managed to get this done a bit quicker than last time!  Apologies for not managing to get round to blogs for the last challenge, time really is a problem for me these days.  I will try and do better this time!  I went for Numbers for my chosen word and used several stamps for this, mostly Paper Artsy ones.  And as usual I popped another few N words on too!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Wings



I'm again running out of days so managed to get the current The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge page done today with a few days to spare!  Our letter this time is W and I did go for an obvious choice of Wings but wanted to use this Paper Artsy stamp which doesn't come out very often!  Also managed to use some more backing paper and a couple of butterfly stickers from my huge stash!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Gruffies & Guests Ch# 30 - Add a Number


I recently posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests Ch#30 - Add a Number.  I made a cute 1st birthday card using one of my very first House Mouse wooden stamps to join my collection many years ago and coloured it in with Promarkers and Copics.  Shaz set the theme this time and has kindly provided a fab prize so pop on over and take part for a chance to win!


Friday, 17 June 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - K


Phew, up to date again!  The current theme on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is K.  I managed to get T made and blogged a couple of days ago although I was too late to add it to the Challenge Blog.  Today I have made my K page and decided to go with the word Knowledgeable as when looking through my collection for a suitable stamp to use, I thought that this Crafty Individuals lady does indeed look very knowledgeable!  As always I added another couple of K words too.

Elizabeth - if you are visiting this, in answer to your question a couple of weeks ago - BP means backing paper!  Sorry I should have written it out in full instead of being lazy and using the initials! :)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - T


I am very behind with The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge for various reasons, and have just managed to complete the previous letter which is T.  I would usually have gone for Trees but I had just made an A for Arboreal for the challenge before so went with T for Thought instead as I found I had an appropriate Crafty Individuals stamp to use!

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - A


I'm running out of time for this fortnight's letter for The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge so just managed to make time to get this one done today!  I flicked through all the A's in my dictionary and eventually decided to go for Arboreal as I have lots of tree stamps!  I found a suitable BP in my extensive stash and as I have several sheets of this was glad to find a use for one! and used some Crafty Individual stamps plus a few other appropriate A words!

Friday, 6 May 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - J + Dragonfly


I get hardly any spare time to craft these days but do make sure I keep up with this fortnightly challenge on The Craft Barn.  This time our letter to work with is J and we have to incorporate a dragonfly on our work too.  I cheated slightly with this one as time is of the essence!  I found some pretty Crafty Individuals bp that has dragonflies printed on it and chose to use the word Jovial as I remembered I had this cute little girl stamp who does indeed look very jovial in my opinion!  Plus it gave me a chance to use it again!  I embellished with a few pretty dragonflies as I am desperately trying to use up old stash and not buy any new!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - S + Shell




Our new letter for the next two weeks on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is S with the added extra of Shell.  I was going to use Seaside as my chosen word for my collage page but that wasn't in my dictionary!  So I went with Summer instead plus several other 'S' words too!  I had fun with this one as I have quite a few 'seasidey' themed stamps and embellishments from my scrapbooking stash!

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Gruffies & Guests Ch#28- Tag It


I have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests Challenge which is Tag It.  We have to either make a tag or have one on our work somewhere.  For my DT work I made a card using an ATC I had previously made with one of my cute House Mouse stamps and added a tag with the greeting on.  There is a lovely prize of a hand made mini book which our team mate Vicky has provided as she chose the theme this time, so pop on over and take part for a chance to win it!


Friday, 15 April 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - D + Pink!


I am running late again and it is almost the end of the current Alpha/Dictionary challenge on The Craft Barn which this time was the letter D plus to use Pink.  I used some pink BP so that covered that part of the challenge and I decided to go for the word Dainty so that I could use an old favourite Crafty Individuals stamp which is one of my original ones as it is a wood mounted one!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - G


Where have the last 2 weeks gone!  I've only just got round to making the current letter for The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge which is G.  I went for Gentleman for my chosen word as I had a couple of stamps I don't often get to use and also found several word stickers beginning with G that I could use and even a little symbol of golf clubs if you look carefully at the top!  As usual I enjoyed using up bits and pieces that I have had in my stash for ages and won't ever replace as I buy very little these days.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Gruffies & Guests Ch#27 - Flowers


I have just posted the halfway reminder on Gruffies & Guests and this time it was my turn to pick the theme, so as Spring is just about upon us I chose Flowers.

There is a prize of a cute stamp and some butterfly embellishments, so pop on over to the blog and take part for a chance to win them.  I used an image from one of the House Mouse CD's to make my flowery card!