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Junk Journal July 2024

This is the start of my Junk Journal July 2024. I have made a concertina journal out of various scraps - mainly different shopping bags and ...

Friday 31 August 2018

A Little Thank You...

I recently was delighted to be the prize winner in Pixie's Crafty Workshop...

I won a cross stitch die and immediately set about using it...

To make the tag I just used scraps of white and yellow card, stitched the flower and added the ribbon - lovely! I will link this to the Snippets Playground Challenge #333

I decided it was quite nice to add a tag like this to a card blank, in an aperture, with a brad - to make a CAS thank you card...

But before I finish this post - when Di sent the die, she also sent a beautiful card:

Funnily enough my daughter and I had just been playing with alcohol inks - and we were so impressed we decided to 'CASE' Di's card...

The sentiment has been layered on three layers of white card before the coloured version cut from an alcohol ink background. The framed section is on dimensional tape. The dies are all from a Tonic ATC collection set.

Can you see the 'mouse' peeping from the frame?

Thank you Di!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #307 - Make your Mark

Here's my Make Your Mark card...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More
This challenge requires a card using markers or colouring pencils or the like - making your mark...

Recently I went on Copic Markers 1 - in order to hopefully improve my colouring!
The following photos give you an idea of some of what we did...

and my friends from UK Stampers Network who also attended... 

One of the examples was to colour this fairy on Kraft:

To make it into a card I added a layer of purple card and placed it on a Kraft base.
Finally I added a pearl bow embellishment.

 Hope you will enter the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Reminder - only 2 days to go...Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge

Just wanted to remind all my ATC making friends that there's only 2 days to go
 before this month's Happy Little Stamper's ATC Challenge finishes...

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Do pop over and see my teamies fabulous makes for this
 Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge

I have already shown you two sets fitting the theme WATER...

The second set used water in the small squares...spritzed Brushos to make a background!

Today I am using backgrounds which also used water...formed by using marbling inks on a bath of water. If you scroll down to the next post you will see photos of my daughter and I making these backgrounds.

1. Scraps of yellow and green card from my stash to make the bases.
2. Marbled background cut slightly smaller than the bases.
3. Die cut cats in blue or green - Penny Black die.
4. Gem embellishment.

I will link this to Ike's Cats Challenge #33

Hope I will see your make in the Happy Little Stampers Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday 26 August 2018

Hiding in My Craft Room #367 - Any Holiday

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!!

Here's my card for HIMCR #367 - Any Holiday!

The sponsor is Ike's Art!
The giveaway is:


1. This week my daughter and I decided to play with marbling.

2. I used one of these backgrounds on a yellow rectangular card blank, used landscape.
3. I then printed Ike's images on yellow and beige card and cut out. The images are Patchimals

4. I added some colour using Zig real brush pens and arranged them on the card, having first stamped the sentiment with Archival ink. This stamp was a magazine freebie.

Hope you will enter the HIMCR  Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday 25 August 2018

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #400 - Add a deer

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Add a deer'.

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!

Here's my card...

1. Red rectangular card base.
2. White layer.
3. Green card layer - embossed with a 'tree' embossing folder.
4. Deer embellishment made from bark. Wooden 'Hope' embellishment with red ribbon.

I hope you will join the

I will link this to the
Rudolph Days Challenge

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Ike's World Challenges - August - All at Sea #111

Here is my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#111) is Anything Goes with the Optional Twist of 'All At Sea'

and this is my midway post...

If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up...

Seahorse from The Sea Life Set

You might like to use this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice!

My Pocket Letter uses images from Tropical Fish

The Pocket letter consists of 8 ATCs.... each with a scrap of card as base matted with a Brusho background. I coloured all the images with a variety of markers and cut them out and added one to each ATC.

This one used the shark...

Hope you will pop over to Ike's World Challenges and see the DT's inspiration for the current challenge - and join in!

I sent some of these ATCs to the ATC Swap UK:

Happy Crafting!