Saturday, 28 March 2015

Journal 52 Week 12 Inspiration Board

Its time for my next Journal page as part of the Journal 52 challenge and this week our Inspiration/Theme was to do an Inspiration Board style page. Ive really enjoyed this one as I'd been looking around at some images for Spring Easter so I have included these in my page. Also after I took this photo I added some more personal writing and ideas for Easter

Monday, 23 March 2015

March post card Pot Pourri

Its time for our next postcard swap over at Chocolate Baroque and this month the choice was either Daffodils or the colour aqua and this month I have used Daffodils for my inspiration

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Journal 52 week 11

This weeks inspiration for the Journal 52 challenge is Just Write and so for this one I copied one of my favourite poems especially for this time of year which is The Daffodil by William Wordsworth. I wrote this round the edge of my page and then I filled the space in the middle with some thoughts shared on the back of a catalogue about the Mothers' Union. I then stamped some daffodil images over the writing to add some depth as I felt the writing on its own looked a bit stark.  To make the most of this theme I used pen and ink as I thought it gave my the chance to prctice a bit and as you can see from the couple of blotches I still need plenty more practice.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Dandelion Bunny Cushion

In the February edition of Lets Knit magazine was the pattern for the cute Dandelion bunny cushion and I was inspired to make it. This is my cushion and I'm quite pleased with how it has turned out as it was the first time I have made something using circular needles

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Card Group

On Saturday it was the regular monthly meeting of the card group I belong to and this month it was Daphne's turn to choose the two cards we were to make. These are the cards that Daphne demonstrated for us to make

Monday, 16 March 2015

Journal 52 weeks 9 & 10

Hi everyone I'm here to add my next two Journal 52 pages. I've managed to keep up with creating my pages but I've got behind with blogging them so this time i have two pages to share with you and then I must get this weeks page completed

For week 9 we were challenged to just use one colour plus black and white and to use one geometric shape. I chose to use yellow and circles using the black and white paint to create various shades go yellow. i also decided to leave my background white so that I had space to add some journalling should I choose to do so at a later stage. This is my page

I actually found this much harder than I was expecting to as when I first saw the theme I new what I wanted to do straight away but getting what was in my head onto my journal page was much harder. I'm still not happy with what I've done but it is what it is for now.

Week 10's challenge was much easier for me as it was to use colouring books for inspiration, now colouring is something I love to do and I have some adult colouring books that a friend bought me a few years ago and so I used a page from one of them for this journal page. I really enjoyed doing this page and again I haven't added any journalling yet. Sometimes I feel that what I write in my journal is too personal to share and so that is why I am sometimes sharing my pages before i write on them 
This is my colouring book inspired page

Saturday, 7 March 2015

March AYOS 1

It's the second month of A Year of Stamping (AYOS) over at Chocolate Baroque and this month the stamp is a lovely Spring time tulip stamp which you can find here. Its a lovely stamp to work with and you get lots of inspiration from the e-zine that you get when you buy the stamp. This is the first card I have made using it. I think it could have done with a bit extra embellishment but i will try that next time

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Better late than Never

Ive had this journal page finished for a few days but Ive really struggled to get a photo as its been very damp and miserable when Ive had the chance to get into my craft room this week. Its still damp and miserable today but Ive got a photo  that is reasonable for adding here.
This last week the prompt over at Journal 52 was aromatherapy and this led me to think of roses and their gorgeous scent. When I was small my dad grew lots and lots of roses and so their scent brings back lots of happy memories

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Cards for a boy and a girl

When I had chance to get into my craft room at the weekend I made these two cards

This first one still needs a greeting but Im waiting to see who I send it too before I add that

This second one was made using some snippets from my scrap box for the background and so I'm going to enter it into Pixies Snippets challenge 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Valentine Journal 52 week 7

The prompt for each weeks journal page is set on a Friday evening and this week I'm just getting this posted in time. The prompt for this week was Valentine and so of course my thoughts turned to red, hearts and love and this is my page