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.
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!
I've just posted the halfway reminder over onGruffies & 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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
The theme on The Craft Barn's weekly challenge this week is Night and Day, to make the same thing twice with night and day colours. I had a bit of fun with some Distress Inks and stamps and made a page in my journal for this. I love this big tree stamp and it was a good opportunity to use it again!
Two pages in a week, I am doing well! The 16th challenge on Journal52 is Collage Crazy! I used to enjoy doing collage a few years ago so got my box of bits and bobs out and made my page using just papers and images, no stamping this time.
I am now a week behind constantly on Journal52 but never mind! Last week's theme was Cards and I decided to interpret this as Artist Trading Cards and made quite a simple page using a couple of favourite ATCs I made a few years ago together when I used to make lots, with a bit of background stamping.
I am married with 3 grown up children, 2 grandchildren and 3 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!