Sunday, 2 October 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - E

We have been given our new letter today for The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge and as I have a free afternoon from looking after our grandson I got on with it straight away!  The letter is E and I went for Elegant.  I was able to use one of the first stamps I bought many years ago - it got a lot of use back then when I took part in swaps etc but I've not used it for some time, some backing paper from a pad I also bought ages ago and couldn't find much use for, and a couple of rub ons that just about still work!  As always I added another couple of E words.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - X

We have X as our letter on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge this time.  I still have no crafting time at all so had to get this done quickly.  As I had used Christmas a few week ago I didn't really want to do Xmas but there wasn't much else to choose from in my dictionary so I went for X as meaning 10 in Roman numerals!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - O and Z

I am playing catch up on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge due to the fact that our 5 month old grandson has been living with us for the last month and I have zero opportunity to craft!  Luckily my daughter came to the rescue this morning and I managed to make my pages for Z plus a pearl and today's new letter, O.  I still have H to make but will get to that eventually!

I chose Owl for my O word, yes it's an easy one but I didn't have much time to think about anything more complicated so out came my Crafty Individuals owl stamp for another airing!

For Z I was initially going to go for Zebra but have mislaid my zebra stamp so in the end went for Zoological so I could use a variety of animal stamps that I have had for years!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Christmas

I am running out of days yet again!  Our current letter on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is C and I chose quite an obvious one - Christmas!  Not sure if anyone else has gone for this word as I haven't checked the other entrants yet.  I found some old K & Co. backing paper and some Christmassy stamps for this and added a couple of extra words.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Gruffies & Guests Ch#31 - Summer

I have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests' current challenge, Summer.  I used a House Mouse image with a strawberry as strawberries definitely mean summer to me!  Our team mate Vickie set the challenge and is providing a prize of 3 Paper Studio Embossing Folders, so pop on over to the blog and take part for a chance to win!

Friday, 15 July 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Numbers

Our new letter on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is N and I have managed to get this done a bit quicker than last time!  Apologies for not managing to get round to blogs for the last challenge, time really is a problem for me these days.  I will try and do better this time!  I went for Numbers for my chosen word and used several stamps for this, mostly Paper Artsy ones.  And as usual I popped another few N words on too!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Wings

I'm again running out of days so managed to get the current The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge page done today with a few days to spare!  Our letter this time is W and I did go for an obvious choice of Wings but wanted to use this Paper Artsy stamp which doesn't come out very often!  Also managed to use some more backing paper and a couple of butterfly stickers from my huge stash!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Gruffies & Guests Ch# 30 - Add a Number

I recently posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests Ch#30 - Add a Number.  I made a cute 1st birthday card using one of my very first House Mouse wooden stamps to join my collection many years ago and coloured it in with Promarkers and Copics.  Shaz set the theme this time and has kindly provided a fab prize so pop on over and take part for a chance to win!

Friday, 17 June 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - K

Phew, up to date again!  The current theme on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is K.  I managed to get T made and blogged a couple of days ago although I was too late to add it to the Challenge Blog.  Today I have made my K page and decided to go with the word Knowledgeable as when looking through my collection for a suitable stamp to use, I thought that this Crafty Individuals lady does indeed look very knowledgeable!  As always I added another couple of K words too.

Elizabeth - if you are visiting this, in answer to your question a couple of weeks ago - BP means backing paper!  Sorry I should have written it out in full instead of being lazy and using the initials! :)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - T

I am very behind with The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge for various reasons, and have just managed to complete the previous letter which is T.  I would usually have gone for Trees but I had just made an A for Arboreal for the challenge before so went with T for Thought instead as I found I had an appropriate Crafty Individuals stamp to use!

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - A

I'm running out of time for this fortnight's letter for The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge so just managed to make time to get this one done today!  I flicked through all the A's in my dictionary and eventually decided to go for Arboreal as I have lots of tree stamps!  I found a suitable BP in my extensive stash and as I have several sheets of this was glad to find a use for one! and used some Crafty Individual stamps plus a few other appropriate A words!

Friday, 6 May 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - J + Dragonfly

I get hardly any spare time to craft these days but do make sure I keep up with this fortnightly challenge on The Craft Barn.  This time our letter to work with is J and we have to incorporate a dragonfly on our work too.  I cheated slightly with this one as time is of the essence!  I found some pretty Crafty Individuals bp that has dragonflies printed on it and chose to use the word Jovial as I remembered I had this cute little girl stamp who does indeed look very jovial in my opinion!  Plus it gave me a chance to use it again!  I embellished with a few pretty dragonflies as I am desperately trying to use up old stash and not buy any new!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - S + Shell

Our new letter for the next two weeks on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is S with the added extra of Shell.  I was going to use Seaside as my chosen word for my collage page but that wasn't in my dictionary!  So I went with Summer instead plus several other 'S' words too!  I had fun with this one as I have quite a few 'seasidey' themed stamps and embellishments from my scrapbooking stash!

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Gruffies & Guests Ch#28- Tag It

I have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests Challenge which is Tag It.  We have to either make a tag or have one on our work somewhere.  For my DT work I made a card using an ATC I had previously made with one of my cute House Mouse stamps and added a tag with the greeting on.  There is a lovely prize of a hand made mini book which our team mate Vicky has provided as she chose the theme this time, so pop on over and take part for a chance to win it!

Friday, 15 April 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - D + Pink!

I am running late again and it is almost the end of the current Alpha/Dictionary challenge on The Craft Barn which this time was the letter D plus to use Pink.  I used some pink BP so that covered that part of the challenge and I decided to go for the word Dainty so that I could use an old favourite Crafty Individuals stamp which is one of my original ones as it is a wood mounted one!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - G

Where have the last 2 weeks gone!  I've only just got round to making the current letter for The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge which is G.  I went for Gentleman for my chosen word as I had a couple of stamps I don't often get to use and also found several word stickers beginning with G that I could use and even a little symbol of golf clubs if you look carefully at the top!  As usual I enjoyed using up bits and pieces that I have had in my stash for ages and won't ever replace as I buy very little these days.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Gruffies & Guests Ch#27 - Flowers

I have just posted the halfway reminder on Gruffies & Guests and this time it was my turn to pick the theme, so as Spring is just about upon us I chose Flowers.

There is a prize of a cute stamp and some butterfly embellishments, so pop on over to the blog and take part for a chance to win them.  I used an image from one of the House Mouse CD's to make my flowery card!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - R

Our letter this time round on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is R.  I remembered that I have a Robin stamp in my stash, designed by a good friend Linda Dore, and so went for a slightly wintery theme and some sparkle so I could use him!

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Clean and Simple?

The new two weekly challenge on The Craft Barn just caught my eye as it is Clean and Simple and that it has to include a sentiment and a flower.  I have just made this card for a friend and as my crafting time is very limited these days I didn't have time to add lots of embellishments and bits and bobs, so hopefully this will fit the criteria!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - L

Our letter for the next two weeks on The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is L.  I looked through my stamps and found this cute Lady one by Crafty Individuals that I haven't had an opportunity to use for a while so went with this.  I then added Ladybirds, Leaves and Love for good measure, again using up oddments of stash that has been stashed away for quite some years now!  It turned out a bit more colourful than I intended but I don't have a great deal of crafting time these days so it will have to do!