Thursday, 28 January 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Q


Our new letter for the next challenge on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is Q.  I went for Q for Queen, probably an obvious choice but I do have a lovely stamp that is just right for this one!  Again I have used up as many bits of old stash as I could.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Alice in Wonderland


A quick birthday card I made for my daughter who loves anything Alice, with some lovely stickers I bought.  I am entering this card in The Craft Barn's Hats challenge as the image on the top right has got a hat on if you look closely!  The BP I have had for many years and is by K & Co.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Journal52 - Song Lyrics


For our third challenge on Journal52, we had two choices, either a song or lyrics from a favourite David Bowie song, or song or lyrics from anyone else.  I chose to do the second option as I have always loved the song A Winter's tale by Queen, so tried to create a scene appropriate for this.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Journal52 - Yes and No


I combined the 2 prompts we were given for Journal52's second challenge - What are you saying Yes to and/or What are you saying no to - and made this page which I wish I could say I will be able to follow in my life but I very much doubt I will!  I enjoyed making the page though!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Gruffies & Guests Ch# 25 - Bingo


I have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests' 25th challenge - Bingo.  All you have to do is pick a row in any direction and use the items within it.  This month Kym, who set the theme, is providing a lovely Surprise prize, so pop on over to the blog and take part.


For my DT work, as my crafting time is very minimal at the moment, I made a quick tag which I can then use as a topper on a card when I need one!  I used the middle row down.

I am also entering this for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog - Anything Goes.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - B


The new challenge on The Craft Barn for this year is an Alpha/Dictionary one.  I enjoyed this the last time we did it and I made ATC's last time.  This time I have decided to push on with my quest to use up old stash, so am using a 6" x 6" loose leaf book, BP papers, an alphabet and stickers etc for this one, plus of course parts of a dictionary! No beer mats this year!  I chose to go with B for Butterflies this time.

I am also entering this for the Butterfly Challenge - Butterflies plus Inking

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Calendar Challenge Complete 2015



Here are my year's worth of beer mats for The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge.  I will be making them into a book with my Bind It All when I get round to it!  A very enjoyable challenge!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

J52 - Word of the Year


I have decided to try and take part in J52 again this year, even though I haven't quite finished last year's themes, but I do intend to get them done eventually!   Our theme for this week is to choose a word for the year, and the word I have chosen is Relax because I don't do enough of it and I need to!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Calendar Challenge - December




We have come to the final challenge of the year on The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge, and I am pleased to say I have kept up with it every month, unlike a couple of other challenges although one, J52, I will complete when I can.  Our two words this month were Gold and/or Silver and Christmas Trees.  To alter my beer mats I covered them with BP and was going to use my Gold Krylon pen to edge them - but it has been such a while since I used it that it has dried up and the nib got stuck inside!  So I have resorted to using peel offs - which I have to say I have no problem using them from time to time although I know some people hate them at all costs!

I have really enjoyed this challenge, so thank you Craft Barn and I am looking forward to the new one for 2016!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Calendar Challenge - November




Our two words for November on The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge are Grey and Owl.  I have altered my beer mats by covering with grey BP and using various stamps and glitter from my stash - hopefully the glitter shows up!  I can't believe we only have one month to go with this challenge - hopefully The Craft Barn will be bringing us a new one for next year!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Journal52 - Hope



Another catch up page for Journal52 - the theme was Hope and for the first time I have used parts of napkins on my page which I have wanted to try out for a while.  I always look at the lovely napkins in the garden centre and finally bought some to try out!  As usual I used a quote for my page.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Journal52 - Hideout


Another quick catch up page for Journal52 - this time the theme a few weeks ago was Hideout and as always we could interpret it as we wished.  I printed off a photo of my favourite place to visit nearby where there is a hidden bench to sit quietly out of the way.  I used acrylic paint for the background and a couple of stamps and a stencil.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Gruffies & Guests Ch#22 - Embossing


I've just posted the halfway reminder on Gruffies & Guests for Challenge #22 - Embossing.  For my DT work I used an image from a House Mouse paper pad - silly me didn't check the size of the images when I bought it and the main ones are 8" x 8" and I don't make cards that big so I used one of the smaller ones!  I used a couple of Cuttlebug embossing folders for the background.


If you take part in our challenge you could win 7 digi stamps from Bugaboo Digi Stamps, so pop on over to the blog and take part!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Journal52 - Plans and Keys


I've managed to catch up with two challenges for Journal52 this week!  Only a few behind now!  The first one is Plans and I went for a bit of a different style for me this time which I have been trying to achieve for a while.  Still need lots of practise though!

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The second one is Keys and I used up some old BP I've had for years and some Crafty Individuals images for this one - I am always pleased to be able to use up old stash although I never seem to gain any space!


Saturday, 10 October 2015

Calendar Challenge - October




Our new words for The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge for October, are Orange and Pumpkin or Fruit.  I used papers and Tim Holtz images and words from my stash for my altered beer mats, as always pleased to be able to use up things I've hoarded for a while!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Journal52 - Comfort Zone


Another catching up page for Journal52 - this time the theme was Comfort Zone.  I used a pink background as this wouldn't be what I would normally go for in journalling and I used a few images from my stash that wouldn't be the first ones I would use.  And of course, I found a quote to go with it!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Journal52 - Perspective


I am about 6 weeks behind on these challenges on Journal52 but will get there slowly!  I tend to go for quotes for my pages mostly so this one, Perspective, was no exception!  I had fun using Distress Inks and some of my stamps from my collection.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Gruffies & Guests Ch#21 - Make It Fruity



I have just posted the halfway reminder post over on Gruffies & Guests for our current challenge, Make It Fruity.   I used images from a House Mouse paper pad for my DT work.

All you need to do to enter is use any Gruffies, House Mouse or Happy Hopper images and you can even use the option of Anything Goes and you will be in with a chance of winning a $10 voucher from our sponsors this month, DisDigi Stamps.


Friday, 18 September 2015

Journal52 - The Road Less Travelled


I am way behind with these prompts but here is my version of The Road Less Travelled on Journal52 - as usual I interpreted it my way to fit in with what materials and thoughts I have available!

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Calendar Challenge - September




Our two words this month on The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge are Brown and Leaves/Trees.  I got my beer mats altered nice and early this month and used Crafty Individuals images and stamp for these.  I can't believe we only have 3 more months to go this year!