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!

15 April 2014

New things!

I had a wonderful time at Ally Pally on Saturday meeting lots of friends and making new ones! It really is my annual treat (as I can never make the September one). I spent a small fortune at the PaperArtsy stand - encouraged by Helen and Julie Ann! New stamp sets included some of the new Lynne Perrella sets and I just HAD to get them inky! These tags are the result of me playing!
It is just fantastic to have my mojo back - I am loving playing with my paints and stamps! The yellow on this tag is Yellow Submarine - how did I manage before I had it?!!!

14 April 2014

In the beginning

It's Monday and I thought I'd share another page in one of my journals - this one is the first page in my small Moleskin journal. I love the Stampotique hearts - they are coloured with Portfolio pastels - a rediscovered pleasure that I'm using a lot! Thanks for popping by, hope you have a great week!

12 April 2014

11 Months on...

Today I'm off to Ally Pally for a little overdue retail therapy - if you're there please do say hello!
Yesterday marked 11 months since I fell off my bike and did all that damage to my elbow. I wanted to mark the day and so let loose with paints and stencils and this is what I made. The journaling says:
I can now see the light at the end of this long tunnel! The second operation seems to be a success though there's a lot of physio-type work to do. I know that I will get a liveable use from my arm - I suspect I might get discomfort forever but that's ok... well, ok-ish! I am so lucky to have had my family's support - it made all the difference.

9 April 2014

Imagination Rules The World

The lovely Julie Ann is the Guest Designer this week with PaperArtsy and it seemed too tempting not to play along. Julie Ann used Lynne Perrella stamps and warm palette of colours and I used these to make a second journal page (the first is here). I have absolutely loved playing along with a challenge for the first time in y-o-n-k-s and think I should really get back into the habit!

Less is more

Well, it's the Easter holidays and I have finally ventured into my Studio to road test this version of my elbow! I found that, since my accident, I have shied away from paint (it's been too tricky, and painful, to use!) and I have decided that I have to be brave and break out the paints again! The lovely Julie Ann is the Guest Designer this week with PaperArtsy and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to play along. 
Julie Ann used Lynne Perrella stamps, Grunge Paste and warm palette of colours and I used these to make a journal page. I added a little Portfolio oil pastels on top of the Grunge Paste to give additional colour.
I can't remember the last time I entered a challenge. It was really good to have something to focus on and I really enjoyed it! I enjoyed it so much I made two entries so another post is coming along - you have been warned!