Monday, 22 December 2014

Sing Along for Journal 52


Week 51's prompt at Journal 52 was Sing Along.
This is a quick page using a Vintage image, I think from The Graphics  Fairy.
Music page background, a couple of verses from one of my favourite Christmas Carols
'In the bleak mid winter'.
I used the heart stencil  especially because the  very last line is.......
If  I were a Wise Man I would do my part,
yet what I can I give him., give my heart'.

The year  with Journal 52 is coming to an end , I have another page scheduled to show you next week.
I may not have shown you them all on my blog,  but I will complete  the year,
the photos are all posted on the group site.
We will find out what week 52 brings next Saturday.

The good news is that this inspirational group is going to continue next year
and I will  hopefully continue my journey .

My little choir is going off to Art Journal Journey as well- the December challenge theme  is Collage

Thank you for stopping by, I realy appreciate your comments.


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Journal 52 pages


In the cold of winter I am thinking of warmer summer days.
Well we can all dream.
This is another Journal 52 prompt 'Napkins'.
back in week 46.

This page is made using a couple of napkins, torn and glued to the page to create a French Village scene.


In week 39 the prompt was  'In the City'.
So I made this page using some favourite stencils for the skyline  and as
you can see I was  in France, when I did this page a few weeks ago. 

Well I have almost caught up with this years journal prompts,
I will be   up to week 50 when I finish my next one.

Thank you for calling to see me, I realy appreciate the comments you leave.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Lets build a snowman


Week 48 over at Journal 52 and our   prompt was
'Lets Build a Snowman'.
I couldn't put this cheeky snowman image away till next year without using him for this theme.
Some nice thick white embossing powder for the snow highlights and a couple of die cut tress.
Hope the weather is being kind to you  where you live,
here in the UK, it 's very cold outside.

Thanks for the nudge Valerie  the snow men will head off to
Art Journal Journey as well.


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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Doodles


This is my Journal page for Week 49, the prompt we had was  'Doodles'.
This is another brusho background, spritzed with water and a stencil of some roof tops [Clarity]
Then is was left and forgotten about while other priorities took over.
So,  as  I am tidying away the Christmas stamps etc, I came across this Lindsey Mason doodle angel,
a stamp of one of my all time favourite Christmas poems--
Twas the night before Christmas.................
I stamped a reindeer, then last night I sat and doodled  a  free cut tree.

This is the doodled Christmas collage I ended up with,
 goodness know what that angel could be saying to the reindeer as they fly around the night sky.
 I will pop over to Art Journal Journey
as well , the theme for December is 'Collage'.

Thank you for taking time to stop by at this busy time of year.
The comments you leave are always appreciated.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Lets celebrate at the ATP Exchange


'Lets Celebrate' is the new challenge over at Artist Trading Post Exchange. There are many things that we celebrate during the year,  but for me,  at this time of the year my choice is Christmas. 
With fond memories of the the long gone days, when my children believed in Santa.

Sorry there are not many photos showing the stages in making this card. The light wasn't too friendly. I did manage to get one of the layers . I used pre- patterned papers music and floral from a  Prima  Marketing pad. 
To add some texture I used  Tim Holtz  Festive stencil and  Studio 490 Transluscent  paste. When dry I rubbed over this with Treasure Gold.
Other additions to this card were, a piece of die cut  trellis, and highlights to add even more textures using Frantage embossing powder  bits and pieces from my stash .


All  the extra shading was Vintage Photo distress ink. The Santa focal image is a Paper Artsy stamp, I love this traditional version of him.
We would love to to celebrate and share your mixed media pieces with us at ATP.Exchange, please pop over for all the details and see what we have been making.
There is a £10 store voucher for you to win offered by our Sponsor at the Artists Trading Post.
I have linked the products I used which are available from the store.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Sneak peek for Sheena -Day 3


Scary ? just a little, but we know all fairy tales have happy endings.
Just had to show you this card of Little Red Riding Hood walking through the woods.



A bit more of a peaceful card and another new stamp.
It has been hard for me to choose the peeks to show you.

Sheena's shows are on C & C tomorrow at 8 and 11 a.m. --2, 4 and 7 p.m.
When we will be able to watch Sheena and see all the super new stamps and stencils.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Day 2 ' sneak peek' for Sheena.

Another ' sneak peek',   for Sheena's One Day Wonder show, Thursday on Create and Craft.
As well as stamps Sheena is also launching some fantastic new stencils.


 This is a small canvas  I made  showing another new stamp and stencil.
Back tomorrow with another peek