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Monday, 26 January 2015

Something different

This last couple of weeks I have been playing around with some different bases for my crafting. I found these plywood (I think) hearts when I was tidying out a draw in my craft room, I bought them ages and ages ago but I had great fun over a few sessions decorating them. I thought they might make nice simple gifts for my crafty friends




Saturday, 24 January 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 7

Hello everyone its time for a new challenge over on the Chocolate Baroque challenge blog here  and this is the inspiration for this month



Its a while since I have had time to join in this challenge but i have found time again at last. I love the colours for this challenge and this is the card I have made




Thursday, 22 January 2015

Washi card

I made this card the other day at the end of a crafting session using up some leftover bits of twine and washi tape. I added the longer pieces of washi tape but the short bits were leftovers. I saw this idea here and liked it this is my take on it



It was very easy to make simply take a card blank and lay over strips of wash tape and stick them down. Add the twine bow and a sentiment and you are done

I'm joining in with Pixie's Snippets again this week so I'm hoping my use of wash tape leftovers makes it count



Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Conversation..... Journal 52 week 3

This week over at the journal 52 challenge the inspiration is to use a conversation that you have had as your as your starting point for this weeks page
I found this quite tricky to begin with......which conversation to choose, what part of it, how do you represent a conversation on a page?  Then I had my eureka moment. I have been chatting to several people over the last week about holidays and what they mean so this is what I have used as my inspiration.
To begin with I wasn't happy with my page so I added some extra stamping to the background and although I'm still not completely happy it is better than it was before. Some of the background stamping doesn't show up very well as it's quite pale and the lighting today is very poor its such a grey day. Anyway I hope you can get a feel of my conversations and my page




Saturday, 17 January 2015

Butterflies + B is for Brads.

I thought I would join in with the new challenge over at Butterfly Challenge which you can find here. This is a fortnightly challenge and your piece of work must include a butterfly plus one other stated item which this time is to include brads in your project. I have joined in with the butterfly challenge before but not for a while and to include a second specified item is new for 2015.

My card is a very quick and simple one as i am short of time but it does include a butterfly and I've added some brads too






I'm entering this into 
Butterfly challenge 22 Butterfly + B is for Brads
Simply Create Too which is Happy Mothers' Day or For a Female

Friday, 16 January 2015

Card Group

Last Saturday was my first card group of 2015 and Anne brought ideas for two cards for us to make and these are what we did.






Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Just Be...Journal 52 week 2

Just be, is the inspiration for this weeks journal 52 page. I have made a double page spread with lots of blank space this time as finding time and space to "Just Be" is what I need to make more effort to do. I've used greens as to me they are very calming colours.







Friday, 9 January 2015

Journal 52

While blog hopping earlier today I came across a link to the Journal 52 challenge and thought it sounded an interesting challenge to participate in for 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with the weekly challenges, you can read all about it here 

The prompt for the first week is Pathways, you are free to interpret this however you wish and this is my page



It doesn't show up so well in the photo as the light isn't great and also to some extent its deliberate that the word doesn't show up clearly as the words I've added are "who knows where the path will lead" and that is also the reason why the letters don't follow on in the correct order.
I'm looking forward to next weeks prompt as journaling is something I've wanted to have a go at but haven't really known where to start so it really will be a challenge for me


Friday, 2 January 2015

Postcard Pot Pourri

Over on the Chocolate Baroque ning group we have a yearly challenge, each month we have to make 2 of something and post them off to Margaret our organiser and wait eagerly for the post to bring us our 2 swap items back. Last year it was tags and this year it is

Postcard Pot Pourri 


The idea is to make 2 postcards each month according to the theme set for us, this year each month has a flower and/or a colour theme. This month the theme is Carnations/Caramel. I didn't have any carnation stamps or embellishments so I have used the colour theme and added a hint of carnation colours to my post cards. these are what I have made 




I must apologise for the poor quality of the photos but i really struggled to get even a half decent photo of these


Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

I'm just popping by to wish all my friends and followers a Happy and Healthy 2015