Saturday, 31 May 2014

Craft Barn Q and L Challenge

WOW  did I enjoy the challenge - for almost 2 weeks I've been humming a Song to the latest Craft Barn Q and L Challenge   Passion and Music - me being me immediadately turned the 2 words around and ........ after prepping pages with TH DI and a border stamp...... the transposed words became .........

Music and Passion and the Barry Manilow song Copacabana  .........   soo many ideas and images !!  I settled for a sort of scrapbook  double page journal entry. The Copacabana - PA Hot Picks 1108, Artistic Outpost Gastby for "Tony" and "Rico" and a digital image of Sally Fields as Lola. Colored stmped imges with pencils.
From the Players as it were to the bones of the song.........     Stampendous stamp - I love the piano and sheet music,  and TH Sizzix Die to portray Passion,  bit of Computer paly to generate the wording for the pages and  song lyrics.............

All done!!

The Lyrics so you to can ling- along!

I am ntering this into the following challenges The Craft Barn Q and L Challenge ,  Crafty Catz Where Anything Goes,  Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes ,and Rhedd and Rosie's  - No flowers/ Floral

THANK YOU FOR VISITING!!   Have  lovely weekend  xx

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Paint play

With all the gorgeous Gelliplate backgrounds I wanted to see what I could do without one!  So here's my take using cheap copier paper.  A mixture of acrylic paint, poster paint, die cuts and for the later ones water oh and of course a brayer.  I used a glass placemat - it has a texture which came through nicely on the last pressings.

I had great fun and will be doing more soon!!!
Thanks for looking :)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Craft Barn Q and L.

Where did the last 2 weeks go.....    yet again - last minute entry from me into the Craft Barn  Q and L Challenge.

The choice of words were Unique or Fame.

Having spent a week driving myself silly humming the theme song from the Fame series (I go back further than the movie LOL ). I chose Unique, search and found the quote I wanted to use then thought .....

I started by altering some strips of old projects and stamping them , tore an old information medication sheet, and scraps of paper left from other project and stuck them on my journal page.

I then painted green and yellow acrylic paint onto the page.

On the top right I wanted to stencil some blocks but the precious Blue Azure decided to leak so I did some Doodling !!

I am very lucky to now own a lot of face stamps and enjoyed getting lots of them inky !!

I stamped my largest Inovative stamp onto tissue paper twice and covered 2 of the pages corners. I finished doodling the edges of the page.

My DD kindly wrote out my quote onto Newspaper (while I peeled veg for tea).

The quote is by Margaret Mead " Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else"  .

Enjoy the hot weekend if you are visiting from the UK and thanks for stopping by  :)

Monday, 12 May 2014


WOO HOOO   AM I A VERY HAPPY BUNNY ....  THE nice postie brought me some very special mail from the lovely Chris Rowe.......Pic above is all my goodies

There's a lovely flower and stunning Art Deco Card

A stash of beautiful die cuts, lace and ribbon edges, circles hearts - yummy x

Gorgeous papers,Music, pics, stamped bodices  oh my gorgeous xx

Yummy bookmark - love Chris's writing, money, more music and card and ribbon and still more ....

A GORGEOUS TAG book wow   and ..........

WOWZERS ...............    some of Chris's STUNNING PORTRAITS


To see more of Chris's fab creations why not visit her    xx

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Craft Barn Q and L Hurt

HOORAY   Have made it just in time for the current  Challenge.

I chose the word hurt and found a lovely quote by Mother Teresa, as seen above.

Completed page below.

Ingredients - Distress inks , Gesso, Elusive image stamps  - angel and bird ones.
PC generated heart and quote

I am also entering this journal page into the following
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments  - Anything Goes
The Craft Barn Q and L Challenge - Hurt