Tuesday 30 November 2021

An Updated Tour of the Shed

 As my shed had a new floor and a new roof over the summer, I thought it was about time that I blogged an updated tour of my craft space.

Monday 29 November 2021

Scribble Stamps and Stencils: Ideas and Inspiration

 I have always enjoyed playing with the stamps and stencils designed by Leonie Pujol for Claritystamp.  Here, I have brought together some ideas for using the scribble stamps and stencils.

They make great backgrounds for art journal pages (see HERE).

Saturday 27 November 2021

Cherry Green's Doodleology Stamps: Ideas and Inspiration

 There are a great range of Doodleology stamps and stencils designed by Cherry Green for Claritystamp.  Here I have gathered to gether some ideas and inspirations for their use with links back to the original step by step instructions.

See HERE for the instructions.

Friday 26 November 2021

Mixed Impressions Texture Stamps: Ideas and Inspiration

 There are so many Clarity Mixed Impressions Texture stamp sets to play with.  Here I have picked out some of my favourites and brought them all together.  They have all featured previously on my blog so click on the links to take you to the individual step by step instructions.

HERE is the link to the first card.

Wednesday 24 November 2021

WOYWW 651: Still No Voice

 Keeping the weekly desk sahring short and to the point.  Please visit Julia at Stamping Ground to find out more about WOYWW.  Sorry I didn't visit anyone last week.  I have spent most of it in bed and still have no voice - signed off work for at least a week now so I can continue to rest it.

Not much has happened on the desk this week, although I have just about managed to keep up with a quick daily drawing and set work for school.

As you can see they have been very quick and simple this week.  Apart from the lack of voice I am starting to feel a little more human, so will try and be better with my visiting this week.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Saturday 20 November 2021

Thursday 18 November 2021

Snow Globe Art Journal Pages

I have used the Clarity Snow Globe outline stamp a couple of times to create art journal pages for challenges.  Here, the three suggested colours were Snow White, Ice Blue and Silver Sparkle , there were eight steps to follow and a choice of five prompt words.

Wednesday 17 November 2021

WOYWW 650: Winter Bugs

 Short desk share today - please visit Julia at Stamping Ground to find out more about WOYWW.

I am keeping up with my daily drawing and posted some samples off on Monday, but otherwise not a lot to see.  I am not feeling particularly creative thanks to laryngitis and a snotty cold.  The tests continue to be negative though so just a winter bug.  I had my booster jab on Saturday so that may also be partially to blame.

I may see if I can be excused the training after school this evening so I can have an early night - if I make it in at all.  It's a light teaching day, but I usually get 6 sets of books marked in school on a Wednesday so I don't want to fall behind.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW everyone.

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Daily Drawing Challenge: The Ongoing Story

 Happily I am now half way through November and on the last lap of my daily drawing challenge in 2021.  I have been using the #drawingaday prompts from November 2017.  Here's the story of November so far.

I thought the cockrel gave a cool finishing touch.
I went with a literal interpretation.
I am still not confident drawing people so drew them from behind at the cinema.
If only lol...
I decided to go with a Doctor Who reference and drew a fish finger with a jug of custard.
Definitely not something I am brave enought to attempt.
Another easy one to interpret.
Coming so soon after bonfire night this prompt was not as difficult to interpret as I might have thought.
Music always cheers me up!
My inner critic keeps telling me I still can't draw!
It wasn't until after I had finished this that I realised that a cenotaph would have been more suitable for Remembrance Day.
Being a teacher this was my immediate thought lol.
Once again my first thought, but this time as a paper crafter.
I do eat lots of apples.
Another easy prompt.  Half way through November already!

Saturday 13 November 2021

Have a Fab Day Rainbow Card

You don't have to use the montage frames which come with some of the latest stamp sets from Clarity.  Here I used some of the extra stamps which come with the Fab Day Grunge Montage set tp create a rainbow hued panel card.

Thursday 11 November 2021

Beautiful Imperfections: A Colourful Background

This stamp set which is part of today's One Day Special from Claritystamp on The Craft Store is so versatile.  I had a great deal of fun creating a colourful background which needed little more than a sentiment to finish the card.

Wednesday 10 November 2021

WOYWW 649: Back in the Swing of Work

 Morning and welcome to the weekly desk sharing thanks to WOYWW and Julia at Stamping Ground.

My desk looks a little different this morning.  I have been playing with some of the new Montage stamp sets from Clarity which are this evening's One Day Special on The Craft Store.
This is the first sample I made with the set at the bottom.  I am still drawing every day.  Here are the latest since Inktober finished.

I have my booster jab booked for Saturday and I had my flu jab back in September so I will feel a bit more confident after it is done.  I am still wearing a mask in school and have avoided COVID19 up to now.
Eva popped in for some crafting last Thursday - with some colouring as you can see. 

I'll be round in the morning to visit as I have training after school this evening.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW everyone.