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.

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.