Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Journal52 - Aromatherapy

The prompt for this week on Journal52 is Aromatherapy.  I made my page by water colouring the background and then adding some scraps of flowers that I have had for years, and adding a suitable quote.  I changed my mind about the butterflies after I had stuck them on but couldn't peel them off again so they have to stay!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Gruffies & Guests Ch#14 - Anything Goes With the Option of Love is All Around

I have just posted the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests' 14th challenge - Anything Goes With the Option of Love is All Around.  Pop on over to the blog for all the information on how to enter and the fab prize to be won this month.

Friday, 20 February 2015

12 Tags of 2015 - February

I'm impressed that I've made the February tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 before the end of the month!  I really enjoyed making this using his patchwork collage technique and will do this again to use some of my millions of scraps!  As always, this is my version using what I have in my stash, not necessarily the same as Tim used!

This is Tim's one.

I am also entering this for The Artistic Stamper's 'Love' challenge.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Journal52 - Valentines

Our prompt for this week on Journal52 has been Valentines and I have just got my page made at the last minute as the next prompt will be out tomorrow!  I've used sprays and Distress Inks on my page and some Tim Holtz words and stickers in an effort to use up some of my large amount of stash!

Friday, 13 February 2015

Happy Anniversary!

I made an anniversary card for a relative and went for less is more on this one, which is very unlike me!  I used Distress Ink, a Martha Stewart punch and HOTP stamp.

I am entering this for the Butterfly Challenge - Butterflies plus R is for Ribbon.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Journal52 - Windows

Our prompt for the 6th week of Journal52 is Windows.  I have made my journal page using a photo to make my window of a place we went on holiday to for many years.  This is the view I would like to be able to look out of my window to every day!  The words are from the song By The River by Groove Armada which always reminds me of this place.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Journal52 - Television

The latest prompt on Journal52 is Television, and I decided to make a wildlife page symbolising wildlife documentaries which I enjoy!  I had a great time inking and stamping and watercolouring with Distress Inks for this one!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Calendar Challenge - February

The two words that we must incorporate on The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge for February are Red and Hearts.  I have altered my beer mats using some K & Co bp as a base and then inked and stamped with Festive Berries Distress Ink.  I have used one of my favourite Crafty Individual stamps for the main image and went with that version of 'love' rather than the romantic version!

For those wondering, I don't live or work in a pub!  I bought a huge pack of 100 beer mats some years ago and have been steadily working my way through those ever since!  I might even have to purchase some more as I love working on this size so much and I am running very low!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Beer Mats and Cereal Boxes!

I took part in The Craft Barn's Quotes & Lyrics Challenge last year, and each fortnight I altered a beer mat for the current theme.  Having got to the end of the year I needed to make something with them all and decided to do a book, so I made pages for the book from cereal boxes and found some more quotes for each one to stick on the opposite pages.  Here are a couple of pics of the completed book.

An example of the completed pages.