Friday, 9 June 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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!