Friday 25 February 2022

Film Strip Birthday Card

I spotted the film strip part of the Clarity Birthday Doodle Layout Montage stamp straight away and used it with some of the smaller stamps which come with the set to make this birthday card.

Wednesday 23 February 2022

WOYWW 664: Feeling Better - It's the Holidays

 Welcome to the school holiday desk shared with WOYWW via Julia at Stamping Ground as always.  Thanks for all the good wishes last week and for LLJ for linking me up when I was poorly.  Good job I prepare my post the day before.  I was well enough to manage my appointments at the virtual parents' evening (much easier than trying to reschedule) but didn't manage any desk visits last week. 

As you can see, I have started prepping my new scrapbook for March and April with gesso.  Glad I got last Wednesday's page ready the night before so didn't miss a day.

I am spending the holidays catching up with some distance classes, working on secret stuff and on Friday the car is going for its MOT - so fingers crossed everyone.  I promise I will visit this week.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

And finally, some funnies from my craft room.

Women love the simple things in life - men

The rules of the boss!

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Butterflies, Butterflies: Ideas and Inspiration

There is a crafting joke that if you make a mistake, you should cover it with a butterfly.  The choice of butterflies designed by Cherry Green for Clarity is definitely never a mistake.  Here are some ideas and inspiration with some of the stamps.

They combine so well with other stamps (see HERE).

Sunday 20 February 2022

Verses and Frames: Ideas and Inspiration

 The poetry stamps and frames from Clarity are lovely and can be used for all occasions - with or without the frames.  Here are some ideas and inspiration using a few of the sets.

They can be used on any background (see HERE).

Saturday 19 February 2022

Romantic Birthday Card

 Love the latest Clarity Club stencil and used it to make a romantic birthday card.  I used some of the new Distress Oxides too.

Friday 18 February 2022

Thursday 17 February 2022

Hats, Shoes and Bags!

 I do love the hats, bags and shoes stamp sets from Clarity.  Here's a round up of some of my favourite projects using them.

They work for all occasions (see HERE).

Wednesday 16 February 2022

WOYWW 663: Can't Wait

 Another Wednesday, another desk for sharing with Julia and WOYWW at Stamping Ground.

Still keeping up with my daily challenge.  A full on week at school as well with a virtual parents' evening this evening and data to analyse before the end of the week.  I will be getting all my marking done today so I don't have anything to bring home over half term.

It was truly sad and difficult to believe that it is a whole year this week since we lost Shaz Silverwolf.  Reading Doug's blog post the other day and watching the moving video that he included makes me so grateful for the friendship and fellowship of the people in this wonderful group.  Without WOYWW I would never have had the pleasure of meeting Shaz and getting to know her for an all too brief time.  I am so glad that Doug has kept the blog going and feels part of the WOYWW family too.  RIP SHaz - you are missed.

It will probably be tomorrow before I visit most desks so stay safe and Happy WOYWW. 

EDIT been up since 4am with sickness and diarrheoa so going back to bed.

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Daily Journal Challenge: Half Way Through February

 Halfway through February and I am still keeping up with my #dailychallenge2022 of creating a quick scrapbook page a day in my 6" x 6" kraft scrapbook from The Works.  I shall be starting a second one after this month as the first is already bulky.  Pages are gessoed in advance and I am using up lots of scraps, left over stamped images and die cuts as well as ephemera.  Each page is finished by one of the Clarity Words stickers.

A pair of pages using old cigarette cards as the focal point.

A couple of gel plate experiments on copy paper made quick backgrounds.

Two way stamps and a large die cut in sections.

Some Tim Holtz paper dolls and ephemera against Clarity designer paper scraps.

Die cut stamped images against collage tissue and designer papers.  Using up some washi tape too.

I found an old postcard of Worcester and cut it into sections to use as focal points.

I went with a pink/red colour theme for Valentine's Day.

Thursday 10 February 2022

Fabulous Frames: Ideas and Inspiration

 I love the Doodle Frame-Its dies from Clarity.  Here are some ideas using the square version but they are also available in circle, rectangle and oval formats.

They make quick, lovely cards in combination with designer papers (see HERE for step by step).

Wednesday 9 February 2022

WOYWW 662: Counting Down

 The weeks are passing quickly as half term approaches.  Less than a fortnight to go now and a week to relax.  Welcome to my weekly desk share with WOYWW c/o Julia at Stamping Ground.

As you can see, my daily challenge scrapbook is progressing.  I will definitely be starting another one at the end of February.  Boy it is certainly helping me use up loads of scraps though.  I have had assessments to mark this week so have had to bring work home, but after this it will be possible to get everything marked in school again.

No Eva until half term week, but I did pass on everyone's best wishes from last week.  STay safe and Happy WOYWW.  I'll be round to visit later today or tomorrow morning.