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!
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.
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.
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.
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I've managed to catch up with two challenges for Journal52 this week! Only a few behind now! The first one isPlans 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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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Our two words this month on The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge areBrown andLeaves/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!
I liked this theme on Journal52 from a few weeks ago! 10 Minute Challenge was just about enough time to grab some Distress Inks and colour my page, splatter and blot some water drops and then stamp a few of the stamps from my collection that were easily to hand!
This prompt was from a few weeks ago on the Journal52 challenge. I think we were supposed to use things that come in the mail for our page but I decided to interpret it literally and used some stamps in my collection that were ideal and some bits and bobs from my stash instead! I water coloured the large postcard stamp with Distress Inks - I don't think I've used this stamp before and I know I have had it for some years now!
Our two words for The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge this month are Pink and Butterflies. As usual I altered some beer mats for this challenge. Not entirely sure I am happy with them, but it did use up a few stickers I have had hanging around for some time and I am all for using up old stash!
Two pages in a week, I am trying to catch up! The theme a few weeks ago on Journal52 was Kindness. I Distress Ink Sprayed the background and used a Crafty Individuals image for my page and found an appropriate quote for the theme.
Another page for Journal52 from a few weeks ago, the theme for week 26 was Elements. I Googled images and found this one and added it to a water coloured background and found an appropriate quote so from having no idea on what to do for this theme it came together quite easily when I gave it a bit of thought!
I've just posted the halfway reminder over onGruffies & Guests for Challenge #19 - Lazy Days. For my DT work I made an ATC using one of my wooden HM stamps and I could later use this as a topper for a card maybe.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps for this challenge and you could win a fab prize of 7 digis if you take part, so pop on over to the blog! There is also the option of entering with 'Anything Goes' too as long as you use House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers.
Another page for the Journal52 Challenge from a few weeks ago - Questions and Answers. I went with something light hearted for this one as I love to use my crazy birds stamps, but I honestly can't remember if I have seen this idea somewhere else or it just came into my head, so I apologise if someone else has used this idea before me!
I am playing catch up with Journal52 and am a bit out of sequence but I will get there in the end I hope! The theme a few weeks ago was Small Success - so when in doubt I find a quote I can use! I hope it is near enough the theme to count!
Our two words on The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge for July are Turquoise and Beach Huts. As luck would have it I managed to find a beach hut stamp in my collection so that was ideal for this challenge! I enjoyed making these - now I want to go to the seaside!
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!