Saturday, 12 August 2017

Twelve Month Challenge - August and July



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!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Twelve Month Challenge - June


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!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Twelve Month Challenge - May


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!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Twelve Month Challenge - April


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!

Friday, 17 March 2017

12 Month Challenge - March


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!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Song Title Challenge - Somebody to Love


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!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

12 Month Challenge - February


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!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Song Challenge - Let it Snow


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.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

12 Month Challenge - January


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!

Friday, 6 January 2017

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - P


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!

Happy New Year!