23 April 2014

Bloomin' Marvellous!

So, it's my turn to choose the theme over at Dragons Dream Tag It On for the alphabet challenge and I was stumped as I had too many ideas so I deferred to my son, Tom, who chose the letter B and the element Flower (as well as the obligatory stamp and tag). 
Hmmmm.... B and flower.... Hmmmm... Then it came to me! I wanted to create a sort of 'specimen in an old notebook' feel and the rest came together thanks to Wendy Vecchi stamps and Clearly for Art!
So, how will you interpret my Tom's theme this time? I can't wait to see!

22 April 2014

Scribbly Birds

I love these new Scribbly Bird stamps from Dina Wakley and these pages in my Small Moleskin journal were really fun to make! The birds were stamped on to the page and then again on card, coloured with Portfolio oil pastels and cut out. 

21 April 2014

... Always with Reckless Abandon

Gosh! It's Monday again! How quickly the weeks go by!!! Last Monday I shared the first page in my small Moleskin journal and said how much I am enjoying using Portfolio pastels; this time I thought I'd share a page I made using them for the heart and background. I have never really used them for drawing before (I know, I know! It's what they're for!) and loved the effects they created. The heart is a Wendy Vecchi stencil (as are the stripes and the swirl stamps). 
In the UK today is a Bank Holiday - so if you have the day off today, I hope you have a fabulous day; if you're working then I hope it goes by quickly!

19 April 2014

44 is just a number!

Today is my birthday! I guess from the title I can't try and pretend to be 21 again! I really don't mind being a year older - and I certainly don't mind being 44 - it just means I'm another year wiser! 
This is a quick journal page I made to document my new age and record how I feel about it - I left a gap beneath the picture for my thoughts! The cake was a surprise the children bought me on Thursday evening after work as that's when the celebration weekend began!

18 April 2014


It's my turn again over at Country View Crafts and I am answering the question I get asked the most! Why not pop over and see what it is?!

17 April 2014

To do list

Oh, I am loving playing with my new Lynne Perrella stamps and couldn't help making a new journal page. I love the idea of this lady on wheels (I used a version of her here). 
There are lots of PaperArtsy paints and stamps on the page and the numbers for the list are from a little mini stamp that I cut up. Strictly speaking I have done the second one several times but I'm hopeful that it might happen again this year, though we have no plans...!
Thank you for popping by - I'm back to work today as David's on Easter holiday duty for a couple of days! I hope I haven't forgotten what to do when I get there!

16 April 2014


Country View Craft Challenges are using the theme of 'New Beginning' this month. For my first project this month I used JoFy stamps but for my second I used the new Dylusion stamps which are a little wilder! I hope you are joining in with us this month as we love to see your fabulous projects!