Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Altered Key Tag

This tag was created for the February Mini Mission over on Mission Inspiration.  The prompt is 'Key' and as always I completed it on a #8 manilla tag.  As I've also used a quote, I am entering it into the current challenge on Tag Tuesday too.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Zentangle Card: Smile!

I was asked to run a one hour craft session in school for rewards afternoon at the end of term and decided to use the opportunity to aid the pupils to relax and unwind. By adding doodles and patterns to stamped images while quiet music played in the background we had a mindful session and they each had a topper to take home with them.  I am not a qualified Zentangle teacher and do not claim to be an expert.  I have several of the excellent books by Suzanne McNeill (who is a certified Zentangle teacher) and took them into school with me for the pupils to look through, as well as some examples of previous cards that I have made using doodling and zentangle patterns (see HERE, HERE and HERE).  While the pupils were doodling I also worked on a topper, which I later made into a card as you will see.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Springtime Tags

These tags were made for the February swap over on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art.  The prompt was Springtime and I decided to create the backgrounds in a similar manner to the talented Lou Withers having watched her Facebook Live video on the subject.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

ATCs: M is for...

These ATCs were made for the February swap over on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art; the prompt was the letter 'M'.  As I always stick to using Claritystamp stamp sets to create my ATCs I had a good look through my folders to see what I could come up with.  In the end I went with M is for 'Madonna', 'Mouse Mystery' and 'Marriage'.

Friday, 16 February 2018

I love you to death...

I was making a quick tag ready to share today and ended up going in a very dark direction.  The tag definitely fits the prompt over on Country View Challenges for February: Anything but cute, so I will be sharing it as my final submission for this month.  Although I do have a husband and three sons, I can assure you that no family members were hurt in the creation of this art work!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

A Tag with a Quote Using Recycled Material

This tag was created for the fortnightly challenge over at Tag Tuesday: Use a Quote.  However, it also fits the February prompt over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More (Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose), so I will be sharing it there too.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

WOYWW 454: Crafting on My Lonesome

Once again I am crafting alone.  Eva is still feeling poorly so was unable to visit yesterday when I usually take the photos of our desks.  Thank you for all the get well wishes last week;  I have passed them all on to her.  I was getting this post ready even earlier than ' normal (late Tuesday morning) as I had to go into school later for a parents' evening even though Tuesday is usually my day off.
My side of the desk shows my craft 'to do' list.  If the project has been ticked then it is complete and the photos have all been taken ready for a step by step on my blog.  Once the blog post has been written, I cross out the project on the list.  As you can see, I am four projects behind on Wanderlust having only completed two and a half of the lessons so far.  I'm not worrying though, as I have downloaded all the videos and will get to them in my own time.  The right hand page in my Strathmore Visual Journal shows the page that I created after work on Monday to wind down (see HERE).  The weird image is one that my son wanted me to turn into a Valentine's card (I didn't ask lol) and the ATC peeking out from underneath is one of three that I finished before writing this post ready for a swap.  I was about to start work on a tag for the fortnightly challenge on Tag It Tuesday too.
As you can see, the other side of the desk is bare!  I do hope that Eva is feeling a lot better soon and up to crafting with me in the shed.  Although I'm also hoping that she won't be with me next week as it will mean that she is well enough to go and visit her sister and family in Germany over half term.
To find out more about why I (and many others) share their desks each Wednesday, or if you'd like to join in yourself, go and visit Julia at The Stamping Ground where all is explained further!