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've just posted the halfway reminder over on Gruffies & Guests for the 15th challenge, Anything Goes with the option of Flowers and Ribbon. I made a very simple DT card, stamping and water colouring one of my cute HM stamps, slightly off centre unfortunately as I tried to allow for the ribbon and over estimated! Pop on over to the blog for details of the prize to be won this month!
Our prompt on Journal52 for the week has been Just Write, where we had to use our own handwriting. I didn't want to write anything personal for this one, so decided to use a few verses from a little poem I wrote recently. I had got in mind a pack of rub ons to use for this that seemed ideal but when I went to use them they wouldn't rub on at all! Another pack for the bin, it's not the first time this has happend! I don't think I will buy any more, I have had them a while but even so they should still work!
I have made an anniversary card for my mum and dad and am going to enter it into a couple of challenges. I have used patterned paper for the matting and also to punch out the flowers and butterflies. The image is printed from a Jayne Netley Mayhew CD.
Our prompt for the week on Journal52 has been Colouring Page Inspiration. I wasn't sure how to go about this one as a colouring page on it's own didn't seem very 'journally' to me if that's even a word! So I searched online and printed off a page that I water coloured and then added it to my journal with a few extras which I felt was more in keeping with my journal!
Our prompt for this week on Journal52 has been Artistic Restraint and we could only use one shape, one colour, black and white. I found this a bit hard as I like to use an assortment of stamps! Anyway I chose to use a star although I actually think this stamp may be a starfish! I couldn't, however, restrain myself from using my tiny bird stamp in the corner as he appears on all my journal pages!
Our two prompts for The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge this time areYellow and Rabbit(s). I thoroughly altering making my beer mats for this one, as I love going through my stamps to see what is suitable for the theme. Luckily I had a plain little rabbit stamp to use as most of mine are cutesy Penny Black ones and not the look I want for my calendar, much as I love them for other things!
The prompt for this week on Journal52 is Aromatherapy. I made my page by water colouring the background and then adding some scraps of flowers that I have had for years, and adding a suitable quote. I changed my mind about the butterflies after I had stuck them on but couldn't peel them off again so they have to stay!
I have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests' 14th challenge - Anything Goes With the Option of Love is All Around. Pop on over to the blog for all the information on how to enter and the fab prize to be won this month.
I'm impressed that I've made the February tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 before the end of the month! I really enjoyed making this using his patchwork collage technique and will do this again to use some of my millions of scraps! As always, this is my version using what I have in my stash, not necessarily the same as Tim used!
Our prompt for this week on Journal52 has been Valentines and I have just got my page made at the last minute as the next prompt will be out tomorrow! I've used sprays and Distress Inks on my page and some Tim Holtz words and stickers in an effort to use up some of my large amount of stash!
Our prompt for the 6th week of Journal52 is Windows. I have made my journal page using a photo to make my window of a place we went on holiday to for many years. This is the view I would like to be able to look out of my window to every day! The words are from the song By The River by Groove Armada which always reminds me of this place.
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!