I didn't manage to get July's page done in time for the deadline on The Craft Barn's Twelve Month Challenge as I have been in hospital, but I have now caught up with both July and August. I am struggling a bit to find the right images for this poem, especially August, but won't give up! I decided to use yellow backing paper to represent the corn fields and some botanical stamps as I don't have any corn ones! The tractor I printed from the computer, the one I had picked first was a lovely vintage one but my printer decided to not print it out very nicely so went with this one instead!
We have our next rhyme for June on The Craft Barn's Twelve Month Challenge and this time I had a suitable stamp for the extra challenge which was to add a posy of flowers! I used one of my favourite Crafty Individual stamps for the main image as it is of children and so therefore fitted the bill!
We got our next rhyme for The Craft Barn's 12 Month Challenge a few weeks ago and I've finally got round to getting my page done. Real life is certainly giving me challenges at the moment let alone trying to do crafting challenges! I wracked my brain for this one as I don't have any sheep stamps at all but then remembered some papers with sheep printed on so decided to use a bit of that! I added some stickers from my massive collection and a bit of stamping and got there in the end and before the end of the month too!
We have been given our verse to use for the Twelve Month Challenge for The Craft Barn for April and we also have to use a primrose or daisy. All was going well with my page until I dropped an inked butterfly stamp on my daisy edging so had to cover it up with a daisy sticker which luckily I had in my stash! Never mind, it got a couple more stickers used up which is always my aim! I also had a nice surprise when I checked on the blog this morning and found I was the random winner for last month!
We have our new verse for March on The Craft Barn's 12 Month Challenge, and this time we have to use a mad hare and a daffodil - also to see if we could make it dance but I failed on that one! I am finding these challenges a bit more of a challenge as I don't have the appropriate stamps to use so am having to print off some images to use. Luckily I had a daffodil stamp so could still include my favourite technique which is stamping!
Our song for February on The Craft Barn's Song Title Challenge is Somebody to Love by Queen. I knew I had just the right stamp to use for my altered beer mat with this cute Crafty Individuals stamp of the little girl and her dog! I also managed to use up 3 out of my thousands of Prima flowers that I don't seem to use much these days but 'had to have' when they all came out years ago! We have to include the words and who sang it on our work. I feel this has turned out a little drab but maybe vintagey!
The Craft Barn's 12 Month Challenge is a line each month from the poem The Months by Sara Coleridge. Together with the verse for February we also have to include a cherub and hearts. I found this a bit on the difficult side as I think this is one of the rare occasions I don't have a suitable stamp in my collection and had to resort to Googling free images! I sat at my desk for a while trying to think how to bring this all together as the stamp I chose to use for a lake doesn't really go with my cherub image but in the end just went with a mish mash collage and used some peel offs and rub ons to complete my page!
Another new challenge from The Craft Barn is a fortnightly Song Challenge where we are given the lyrics to a song and have to theme our work on them. Again I have decided to go with beer mats for my base, having had a break from them last year! The song this time is Let it Snow and I used a lovely Crafty Individuals stamp for this one.
It is a new year and we have a new challenge from The Craft Barn - the 12 Month Challenge. Every 3 weeks we will be given a verse from Sara Coleridges's Poem, The Months. Also there will be something else to be included and this month it's a bird in wellies! So please excuse my feeble attempt at drawing some wellies as even though I am convinced that somewhere I have a stamp I cannot find it anywhere! I have decided to go with the same format as last year's challenge as I have enough blank pages left from it to do this year's and again I intend to use a mixture of backing papers, stamps and embellishments from my stash mountain to try and reduce it!
We have finally reached the last letter in our year long challenge on The Craft Barn and I have managed to keep up just about! I've been ill since Christmas but have managed to summon up enough energy today to make it into my craft room so I can get this page made and the challenge completed! Our letter is P and I went for Petals so I could use some of the stamps from my collection and as always a couple of extra P words from my Tim Holtz book of words! I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and am looking forward to the new one for 2017!
I am married with 3 grown up children ,4 grandchildren and 2 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!