Saturday, 25 April 2015

AYOS April

I've just completed the first card I have made with the April A Year of Stamping (AYOS) stamp that my lovely daughter bought me for my birthday. This is a stamp by Chocolate Baroque and can be found Here

Friday, 24 April 2015

April Pot Pourri

It's time to share my postcards for the swap over on the Chocolate Baroque Ning site which this month was to use Daisies and/or the colour Cayenne Red
these are my Postcards

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Journal 52 weeks 15 and 16

I have been a bit behind with my Journal 52 pages due to having a short break after Easter followed by a lovely visit from our younger daughter. Anyway today I have managed to get into my craft room as life has resumed its normal routine and I have got last weeks and this weeks pages completed.
The theme for week 15 was cards and for this I have kept my page very simple. Some stamping in the background and then I made 3 ATCs which I have added.

Week 16s prompt was a technique which was to use collage and this is my page

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Birthday Card

It was our younger daughter's birthday at the weekend and this is the card I made for her

Unfortunately she wasn't able to be at home for her birthday due to work and other commitments but she is home now and so we are celebrating today

Monday, 13 April 2015

Journal 52 week 14

The prompt for last weeks journal page was Candy. I was really stuck for what to do for this and I'm really not happy with the outcome, so much so that I wondered about tearing the page out of my journal and starting again but I didn't. I decided that my journal was about pushing myself out of my comfort zone and experimenting and that if it didn't always work then that is part of the journey and part of the learning experience. I even wondered about not sharing it here but then I would't have a complete record of my pages and as my blog is as much about me keeping a record of what I make as it is about sharing my journey I decided to go ahead and share it anyway.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter

Good Morning everyone and a Very Happy Easter to all my followers. I thought that I would share a picture of the C&S Easter card I have sent to my friends and family

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Journal 52 week 13 Spring Clean

Phew I've managed to get my Journal 52 page completed and blogged in time this week after a few weeks of being late. This week our inspiration is Spring Clean which as always can be interpreted as you wish. I started out by writing the word Spring in big letters on my page then I wrote all the things about spring cleaning around those letters. Next I sprayed some Glimmer Mists over my page in Spring colours, this caused my writing to bleed giving a slightly messy look to my page and representing the uncleaned piece. Then I added some stamping and finally I added a piece of clean white card to represent the cleanness at the end of all the cleaning.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Journal 52 Week 12 Inspiration Board

Its time for my next Journal page as part of the Journal 52 challenge and this week our Inspiration/Theme was to do an Inspiration Board style page. Ive really enjoyed this one as I'd been looking around at some images for Spring Easter so I have included these in my page. Also after I took this photo I added some more personal writing and ideas for Easter

Monday, 23 March 2015

March post card Pot Pourri

Its time for our next postcard swap over at Chocolate Baroque and this month the choice was either Daffodils or the colour aqua and this month I have used Daffodils for my inspiration

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Journal 52 week 11

This weeks inspiration for the Journal 52 challenge is Just Write and so for this one I copied one of my favourite poems especially for this time of year which is The Daffodil by William Wordsworth. I wrote this round the edge of my page and then I filled the space in the middle with some thoughts shared on the back of a catalogue about the Mothers' Union. I then stamped some daffodil images over the writing to add some depth as I felt the writing on its own looked a bit stark.  To make the most of this theme I used pen and ink as I thought it gave my the chance to prctice a bit and as you can see from the couple of blotches I still need plenty more practice.

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