Saturday 29 October 2022

Friday 28 October 2022

Small Ribbon Sentiment Notelets

The new KISS small ribbon sentiments are the perfect size for notelets.  Here I used one of petite stencils from Clarity as a n embedder and background.

Thursday 27 October 2022

Wednesday 26 October 2022

WOYWW 699: One More Week to Go

 Wow only one more week until a large milestone for Julia and the WOYWW crowd - 700 weeks of sharing desks and friendship.  It's never too late to join in and you will be very welcome.  Just pop over to Stamping Ground where all is explained.

I have started preparing my next lot of pages for my #dailychallenge2022.  These will involve tree tiles from Crafty Individuals and at 3 tiles per page will do 5 days in my journal taking me into November and the last of the 6 kraft scrapbooks I will use this year.

I had my booster Covid jab on Monday and was rather tired yesterday with a sore arm so did very little.  Hoping I will get more done today as I have four more samples to make before posting on Friday.  Enjoyed a full play day at the inaugural Score Lines event with Helen Hooker on Saturday.  Only a 10 minute drive from home and there were about 40 recorder players there.  One lady had come from as far away as Bristol and Helen is from Essex so a quick journey there and back.  Not sure where and when the next one will be.  I am enjoying half term and will be round to visit sooner rather than later as a result.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Bijou Agapanthus Birthday Card

Small stamps can be a focal point on a card with careful framing.  Here I used two of the Bijou floral stamp sets designed by Jayne Nestorenko from Claritystamp.

Monday 24 October 2022

Sunday 23 October 2022

Friday 21 October 2022

Wednesday 19 October 2022

WOYWW 698: Normal Service has been Resumed

 Things are back to normal in the Brennan household as #3 son tested negative on Friday evening. It is his birthday today so I glad that he is fit enough to enjoy it.  Next week is half term and as we have a face to face parents' evening this evening and had an online one yesterday it can't really come too soon.

I can't show you the samples I am working on so will share the short play session that I had with the Distress pencils in the week.  I added some of the crayons over the top as well and blended everything together.

I have booked for a recorder play day on Saturday and am looking forward to it.  It may be Sunday before I finish visiting desks this week.  Please pop over to Julia's at Stamping Ground - the keeper of the links to WOYWW.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Masculine Birthday Card

I used the August Clarity New Design Club stencil to make a birthday card for my brother.

Die cut the square framework pattern overlay aperture die from the centre of a piece of Clarity stencil card.

Lay the largest square embedder over the top, turn it over and go around the edges with a Groovi embossing tool to embed the square – leave it in place.
Lay the August 2022 Clarity New Design Club stencil (#99) over the edge of the topper and blend Hickory Smoke and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides through it. Move the stencil around matching the patterns and continue until the frame is complete. Remove the stencil and the embedder.
Mask off around the aperture leaving a narrow border and blend the same colour inks over the die cut. Remove the masking.
Trim a narrow border from the dark grey paper from the Shenandoah companion papers and add it to the front of an 8” x 8” white card blank.
Add foam pads to the back of the topper (round the edges and behind the squares in the aperture) and add it to the card.
To finish, add a couple of the Clarity Christmas & Celebrations Words stickers.


Monday 17 October 2022

Daily Challenge Round Up

 I am well over half way through my fifth 6" x 6" kraft scrapbook of the year as I continue with the daily journalling.  I started this month celebrating the first crop I had been to in over three years - it is the only page where I haven't used Clarity words stickers to complete my pages, I used some of their stamps instead.


 I share my workdesk every Wednesday as part of WOYWW.

Two more celebratory pages following the crop.

A sequence of pages using images from Crafty Individuals plus some 3D butterfly and dragonfly stickers.
More crafty Individuals images this time on a time theme.  The start of a new sequence.