Saturday, 19 July 2014

Gruffies & Guests Ch # 7 - Anything Goes with the option of Summer

I've just made the halfway reminder post for Gruffies & Guests.  We are on Challenge 7 now and this time the theme is Anything Goes with the option of Summer.  I couldn't decide what to make for this one so ended up stamping one of my HM stamps and watercolouring it in with Distress Inks and it can be a topper for future use!

We are sponsored this time by Scribble & Scrap and you could win a £15 voucher if you take part.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Q & L Challenge - Path


Our two new words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Path and/or Horizon.  I chose to use Path for my altered beer mat and yet again found just the right stamp in my collection to use.  Not sure what I will do one week when I have nothing suitable!  The quote is by Anatole France and the stamp is an unknown brand.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Q & L Challenge - Vintage


Our two new words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Vintage and/or Proud.  I went for Vintage for my altered beer mat and have been able to use yet another stamp for the first time that I have had for years!  The quote is by Tony Visconti.

Sorry no finished pages to show this week although I have made a start on my book - life is getting in the way at the moment!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Gruffies & Guests Ch# 6 - Anything Goes with the option of Patchwork


I've just posted the halfway reminder on Gruffies & Guests for the current challenge, Anything Goes with the option of Patchwork.  I printed off some bp from one of the House Mouse CD's that had patchwork on then almost covered it up with my embellishing so had to rearrange things a bit!

The prize this month is a class at The Creative Classroom, so pop over the the blog for more info and to take part!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Q & L Challenge - Mountain


Our new words for the next 2 weeks on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Mountain and/or Mistake.  I went for Mountain for my altered beer mat, and thought this lovely Crafty Individuals lady looked very patient and diligent so was ideal for my chosen quote, which is by William Penn.

I really must get on with putting my book together and hopefully I will be able to show you some pages next time!

Friday, 30 May 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - May

I don't know why I leave it right till the end of the month to get round to making these tags, but here we are again with one day to go!  This is my version of Tim's tag, as usual I don't have the elements he uses as I don't buy stash any more but I do have fun using what I already have!

And here is Tim's one!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Q & L Challenge - Passion


Our words this time for The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Passion and/or Music.  I was going to use Music but realised I had already used the stamp I had in mind on a previous beer mat, so went for Passion instead!  It was nice to be able to use this stamp as I have had it in my stash for years and this is the first time I have used it!  The quote is by Anthony J. D'Angelo.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Gruffies & Guests Ch# 5 - Anything Goes with the Option of Spring

I have just posted the halfway reminder over on Gruffies & Guests for Challenge #5 - Anything Goes with the Option of Spring.  There is a great prize to be won, which is a $10 voucher from Di's Digi Stamps, so pop on over and have a go.



For my DT work I made a card using an image and bp from one of the House Mouse CD's and some Martha Stewart punched butterflies to embellish.  I love forget-me-nots and we have plenty of them in the garden every Spring!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Q & L Challenge - Unique


Our two new words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge this time are Unique and/or Fame.  I decided to use Unique for my altered beer mat.  It took a while to find a suitable quote though as most seemed very long and wouldn't have fit!  I found one in the end that fits and used another old favourite Crafty Individuals stamp for my image.

Friday, 2 May 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - April


I didn't manage to make my April tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2014 in time, mainly because I virtually had nothing that he had used on his one!  Eventually I decided to got for it anyway and so this is my version.  I didn't feel in the mood to make paper roses so did my own thing!


Here is Tim's one.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Q & L Challenge - Knowledge

Our two words for this fortnight from The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Knowledge and/or Hurt.  I chose Knowledge to use for my altered beer mat, and decided to use a lovely Crafty Individuals image of an owl - seeing as they are wise! - for my image this time.   The quote I chose is by George Bernard Shaw.

I am in the process of making a book to mount these beer mats in by recycling cereal packets to make the pages and I will use book rings when I am done.

I am also entering this in the Crafty Individuals 'Nature's Beauty' challenge.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Gruffies & Guests - Ch #4 - Anything Goes with the option of Lace


I have just made the halfway reminder post on Gruffies & Guests for our current challenge, which is Anything Goes with the option of Lace.  For my DT work I have made a card using an image from a HM CD which I have to say is a lot easier than colouring in for me these days!  My eyes aren't what they used to be!  My lace is from a reel of sticky lace and I coloured the flowers with Promarkers.


There is a great prize of a £10 voucher from Bearly Mine Designs for the lucky winner, so pop on over to the blog and take part!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Q & L Challenge - Change

Our two words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge this time are Change and/or Truth.  I decided to go for Change to make my altered beer mat, again using some old K & Co. bp I've had for ages and an old favourite stamp.  The quote I chose is by Marcus Aurelius.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - March

I completely forgot that I had decided to do Tim's Tags this year, and here we are almost finished with March!  I've made my version of his March tag with what I had that was the nearest to his products. Gone are the days when I used to buy stash specifically to do a challenge!  I found some Artistic Outpost stamps in my box that were ideal for this.  Unfortunately I sold my feather stamps during a declutter session, so made do with a flourish instead!

And this is Tim's version!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Q & L Challenge - Flower

Our two words this time round on The Craft Barn's Quotes and Lyrics challenge are Flower and/or Travel.  I went for Flower to use on my altered beer mat and used some very old K & Co. bp that I've had for many years.  It's really nice to be able to use up old stash on this challenge!  The quote is by Gerard De Nerval.  I am afraid it is the same quote as one of the DT used, but I never look at those or any entrants until after I have made my piece, so no copying is involved!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Gruffies & Guests Ch# 3 - Fit for Mum or Special Female.


It is halfway through the challenge on Gruffies & Guests for this month's theme, Fit for Mum, or Special Female.  I have just posted the Halfway Reminder on the blog.  The prize this month is a £15 voucher from Scribble and Scrap Shop so pop on over and enter for a chance to win.


My DT work is made using one of my rubber stamps.  The colouring isn't brilliant, the baby looks a little odd!  But I'm sure his mum loves him!


Thursday, 13 March 2014

Q & L Challenge - Road

Our two new words on The Craft Barn's Q & L Challenge are Art and/or Road.  I chose to use Road for my altered beer mat.  I managed to find a quote, which is by J. R. R. Tolkien, that went with a stamp in my collection so chose that one!  And of course, it must fit on my beer mat!  Some quotes are very long!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Q & L Challenge - Age


Our two new words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics challenge this time are Marriage/and or Age.  I opted for Age for my altered beer mat and used a quote by Austrian novelist Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.  It seemed to go well with this Crafty Individuals stamp in my collection!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Gruffies & Guests Challenge #2 - Love Is In The Air

The current challenge on Gruffies & Guests is Love Is In The Air.  This is my DT work for this challenge.  I'm not making cards as I have them coming out of my ears at the moment, so have decided to make a little book so this is the first page for it!  I used an image from one of Joanna Sheen's CD's and then realised that I also have this as a stamp!


We are sponsored by Dawn till Dusk for this challenge and you could win a fab prize of a £10 voucher to spend online, so pop on over to the blog and take part!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Q & L Challenge - Strong

Our next two words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Strong and/or Miss.  I decided to use Strong on my altered beer mat, and this is a quote by Winston Churchill.

I must start making a book for these beer mats and extra quotes and trying to keep it up to date or it will all get away from me before much longer!

P.S.  I hadn't noticed that one of the DT had used this quote!  I didn't copy!