Monday, 22 December 2014

Q & L Challenge - Faith

We have reached our final challenge on The Craft Barn's Quotes and Lyrics Challenge that has run all year and I am very proud of myself for keeping up with it all!  I have yet to complete my book that I am making but that is first on my list for after Christmas!  Our words this time are Faith and/or Harmony and I chose Faith for my altered beer mat.  I had a stamp in mind when I chose the quote and then realised I had already used it for another mat so luckily had another stamp I could use instead! (Crafty Individuals one).  The quote is by Rabindranath Tagore.

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my blog each fortnight.  I am looking forward to seeing what the new challenge is going to be in January!

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Gruffies & Guests Ch#12 - Anything Goes with the Option of Blue and Silver

I have just made the halfway reminder post for Gruffies & Guests Anything Goes with the option of Blue and Silver challenge.  For my DT work I made an ATC using scraps of paper and some HM stickers.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Q & L Challenge - Risk

We are up to the penultimate themes for The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge which has been running all year.  Our words this time are Risk and/or Heart.  I chose to use Risk for my altered beer mat. The quote is by Plutarch.  I am making a book for all my beer mats which is coming along slowly and probably won't be finished now before Christmas, but will be one of my first jobs afterwards!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Q & L Challenge - Journey

Our two new words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Journey and/or Friendship.  I chose to use Journey for my altered beer mat, but was a bit miffed when I got my Tim Holtz stamps out to use for this and found that yet another set of acrylic stamps had disintegrated - a bit of wheel fell off this one.  I won't be buying any more acrylic stamps I've decided, I've lost count of the stamps that I have had to throw away because they fall to pieces - and I do clean and store them properly!  This quote is by Drake.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Gruffies & Guests Ch#11 - Anything Goes with the Option of Christmas

I have just posted the halfway reminder on Gruffies & Guests for the current challenge, which is Anything Goes with the Option of Christmas.  For my DT work I made a Christmas card using one of my cute House Mouse stamps that I have had for ages and comes out every year!

We are sponsored this time by Scribble and Scrap Crafts with a great prize of a £10 voucher, so pop on over and take part!

I am also entering this card for Papertake Weekly's challenge - 2 or 4 legs

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Q & L Challenge - Moon

The next two words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Moon and/or Sensation.  I went for Moon in the end having looked at lots of Sensation quotes but not being able to find one that would fit on my beer mat!  The quote I have used is by Jean Ingelow who was a poet in the 1800's. Luckily I was able to come up with something suitable from my little stamp collection!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Q & L Challenge - Nowhere

We are nearing the end of this year long challenge from The Craft Barn, Quotes & Lyrics,  and our two new words this time are Nowhere and/or Hug.  I chose to use Nowhere for my altered beer mat although it took me a while to find a quote short enough to fit!  I eventually settled on this one by Henry A. Kissinger and I think that the Paper Artsy image of the man I have used looks just like he doesn't know where he is going!  Therefore it fits my quote perfectly!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Gruffies & Guests Ch #10 - Anything Goes with the Option of Halloween/Halloween Colours

I have just posted the halfway reminder over on Gruffies & Guests for the current challenge, Anything Goes with the Option of Halloween/Halloween Colours.  For my DT work I made an ATC with my lovely little pumpkin stamp I bought years ago and get out every year, and some Tapestry stamps, and a HM sticker.

We are sponsored this time by Dis Digi Stamps and you could win a $10 voucher if you take part so pop over and have a go!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Q & L Challenge - Destiny

Our two new words for The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge, which is the 20th one - I can't believe where the year has gone! - are Destiny and/or Gift.  I chose Destiny for my altered beer mat and found a quote quite quickly for this one, thinking I had several star stamps in my collection to choose from. Half an hour of searching later I eventually found some tiny ones I could use - I was certain I had others in my modest collection!  This quote is by William Shakespeare.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Q & L Challenge - Patience

Our two words this time on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Patience and/or Better.  I went for Patience for my altered beer mat, but it took a while to find one that I thought I would have an appropriate stamp for!  I got there in the end!  My chosen quote is by Leo Tolstoy.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Gruffies & Guests Ch# 9 - Anything Goes With the Option of Fall

I have just posted the halfway reminder on Gruffies & Guests for our current challenge, which is Anything Goes with the Option of Fall.  For this challenge we can use any Gruffie, House Mouse or Happy Hopper images.  Due to technical faults! I am unable to print off any images so stamped this ATC using a cute HM stamp and a lovely leaf stamp which I watercoloured with Distress Inks.


We are sponsored for this challenge by Bearly Mine Designs and you could win a £10 voucher if you take part, so pop on over to the blog.

I am also entering my ATC for the Ruby's Rainbow's (one of my old teams!) challenge, Anything Goes.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Q & L Challenge - Childhood

Our two words this time on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge, are Childhood and/or Easier (I thought it said Easter when I first read it!).  I chose to use Childhood this time for my altered beer mat and it gave me the opportunity to use this lovely stamp for my chosen quote, which is by Andy Goldsworthy.  I've used this stamp many times for Christmas cards.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Q & L Challenge - Grace

Our next two words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Peaceful and/or Grace.  I struggled a bit with these two as I found very few quotes short enough to fit on my beer mat that I liked but eventually I went with Grace and the quote is by Kari Barth who is possibly a psychologist when I Googled her!  If you look closely at the stamped image which is by Queens Dresser Drawers, the children are laughing!

As always, I haven't looked at any other work before I did mine so may have used the same quote!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - August

I've missed a couple of months of these but decided to have a go at August's 12 Tags of 2014 by Tim Holtz.  As usual I didn't have many of the components he used but enjoyed using what I do have to make my tag, such as Technique Tuesday, Paper Artsy and Tim Holtz stamps.

This is Tim's version!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Gruffies & Guests Ch# 8 - Anything Goes with the Option of Boys

I've just posted the halfway reminder on Gruffies & Guests for the current challenge, which is Anything Goes with the Option of Boys.  For this challenge we are sponsored by Petal Lu where you could win a lucky dip prize of £10 of flowers from the online store, so pop on over and take part for a chance to win!

For my DT work I used one of my Gruffie stamps to make a card for my Dad, coloured in with Promarkers.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Q & L Challenge - Thing

Our next two words for The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Family and/or Thing.  I chose Thing for my altered beer mat.  I couldn't decide what stamp to use for this one and then decided that children are the future so went with one of my Crafty Individuals stamps!

I have finally made a start on making my book for all these beer mats.  The pages are made from recycled cereal boxes.  I've tried to keep it fairly simple or I won't ever get up to date!



Thursday, 31 July 2014

Q & L Challenge - Mind

Gosh it's already heading for halfway through the next challenge, where does the time go!  Our two new words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Ignorance and/or Mind.  I went for Mind for my altered beer mat and dug out my Invoke stamps which seemed appropriate for my chosen quote by Albert Einstein.  I really must get on with my book - but will have to wait for the weather to cool down as it is so hot in my craft room and really too uncomfortable to spend long in there!  Well that's my excuse for now!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Q & L Challenge - Imagination

Our two new words on The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge are Imagination and/or Logic. I am late getting mine done this time but am just in with a couple of days to spare!  I chose to use Imagination for my altered beer mat, and my quote is by Albert Einstein.  I thought this chap looked like he might have used some imagination for his outfit!  As always, I haven't looked at any DT or participants work yet so may have used the same quote as someone else.

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.