Thursday, 30 March 2017

JJJ and Mindful Art Challenge 10: Blue, Pink, Silver and Heavenly

It's not really surprising that the idea of angels and starry skies came to me given the prompt.  For once I decided to go without any words and let the images speak for themselves.  The photos don't really do the shimmery finish justice.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017


The photo for WOYWW was taken as usual on Tuesday afternoon.  For more details about this blog hop family, visit our hostess Julia over on The Stamping Ground.  I had to hide the card that I was working on, as it's for my sister in law whose birthday is on Friday and I don't want to spoil the surprise.  Instead I covered it up with a sample card for the last afternoon of term reward workshop with a number of Y7 students.  They have a choice of lots of different activities, so I don't know exactly how many will be in the group yet, but the card went down well when I did it with a similar group a few years ago, so if it ain't broke...
I thought I was going to be on my own all afternoon, until I got an unexpected text from my crafty friend who had finished examining.  She didn't have any craft stuff with her, but called over for a cup of coffee and a chat.  I took a photo of her side of the desk anyway!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Journal52 Week 12: Balance

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this prompt for Journal52 was Work / Life Balance and the second was the Yin-Yang symbol; I decided to combine both.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Clean and SImple Birthday Wishes

This card was made for a friend, who often comes and crafts with me.  She is too busy over the next few weeks to make our usual weekly craft sessions and I will miss her company; Happy Birthday and I hope you like your gift too!  I was really pleased with the way that the card turned out.  Full of class, like the recipient.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day

This card was made for my Mum for Mother's Day today.  I finally tried out my Misti and the Altenew stamp sets that I have had for a while.  Happy Mother's Day Mum and thanks for all you do!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Sneaky Peeks Only

I am late with my blog post today as usually I prepare it the evening before and get up early to share it.  However, I was so tired when I got in last night that I didn't come out to my shed to craft.  This morning I have created two cards with a class in between.  Unfortunately I can't share either card yet; one is for Mother's Day tomorrow and the other is for a friend's birthday the day after.  So for now you'll have to make do with a sneaky peek only.
Check back over the next two days to get the full step by step for each. I'm not saying which card is which, but I did use a similar colour scheme for both.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art Challenge 9

The prompts for this challenge were Nature, Tan, Olive Green and Burnt Orange.  I decided to try a new way of creating a background that I had seen recently online, although in that demonstration PaperArtsy Infusions were used.  Apologies, but I can't remember who shared the technique.  Thank you anyway, it worked brilliantly.