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 have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests' 16th challenge - Patchwork with the Option of Anything Goes. Pop over to the blog to take part and be in with a chance of winning a fab prize of 7 digi's from this month's sponsor - Bugaboo Digi Stamps. You can use any House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper stamps for this challenge.
Our theme last week on Journal52 was Sweet Treats. For me that would be afternoon tea which I love so that is what I did on my page! Plus it gave me a chance to use up some of a very old HOTP kit that has sat in my stash for years!
Our prompts for the Calendar Challenge by The Craft Barn are Blue and Umbrella. Of course I had to use Tim's Umbrella Man for this one, it was either that or a House Mouse one which doesn't fit in with my style for these calendar beer mats!
Last week's theme for Journal52 was Spring Clean. This had me stumped for a while as to how to go about this one. I am finding this journal can't just be all stamping which is my first love as for some of the themes I just don't have the appropriate stamps, so I also seem to be doing some collaging which is how I went about this one in the end! That is fine too as I also like collaging!
I am a week behind on Journal52 and have just managed to get last week's page done, the theme of which was Inspiration Board. I take a lot of my inspiration from nature, and also Crafty Individuals products so have made my page using all their products!
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!