Friday, 24 September 2021

Blog Along With Effy Post 24


Once again Effy is doing a month-long Blog Challenge on FacebookI thought I would share some more 'diary' posts, along with some of the crafty things I have been doing.

My first picture today is from 4 years ago - I was spending a weekend in Harrogate with some good friends, taking in all the sites including Betty's - and then enjoying a Tim Holtz workshop!!

Today was not a beautiful day - so I helped Kevin with a bit of fibre glassing, nipped to the shops and not a lot else! In fact by the time the afternoon came  it was pouring with rain and blowing a gale. So I wrote a few letters and then took them to the post box.

I have been taking part in a UK ATC swap every month since 2011. This month would be number 113 and the theme was Olympics. I made my set and posted them off - although the subject was not particularly inspiring. These are what I made:

They arrived - and this was the photograph that was taken of them - but somehow they then disappeared! So today I have made another set and posted them off. Now fingers crossed they will arrive fairly quickly!

Apart from that I have made a start on Wanderlust #39 with Kate Crane. I have made a start but I don't have anything to show yet.

On Tuesday Carolyn Dube gave a new 'Playstarterprompt'. Last week it was ALERT and I did this quick little journal page.

I think I shared this one day - this week the prompt is INNOCENT - so I again used my small kraft journal and did this: 

Innocent made me think of children so that gave me the idea of making the bubble page. I used paint off my Gelli plate straight onto the journal for the background. The image is a Bee Crafty stamp inspired by Banksy. I then added the white paint through a stencil. While I had my paints out I used my thumb and forefinger to make the robins. This was to make a page that a child might produce.  My great nephew showed me how to do these. Today I added more. The childish looking houses were painted with shimmery water colours (images that I had printed out from Michelle Grant Designs, when I was doing the journal page yesterday.) The background was more white paint through a stencil and I used my finger again to make the balloons.

Happy Crafting!


  1. How lucky to have met Tim! Yes I am in the middle of Kate's lesson now. LOL, it's been months since I did one so thought I should try to get back into it, even if it's just the one.

  2. I always wanted to go to AFTH and do a workshop but the drive always put me off, it would have been lovely and just think - we might have met! That is amazing that you have been doing a monthly swap for 10 years! Love your olympic ATCs and those stamps! Those little robins are so clever too! And like Angela it's been a few months since I did WL so I too need to get back in the game. Elle xx

  3. You are so creative. Love your pictures.

  4. Oh those little robins stole my heart! they would make adorable Christmas cards. I loved that you walked to post your mail. And Betty's at Harrogate. A tea or cake shop if i remember correctly? We always had to go there when we went on a trip to Harrogate. Love this peek into your day and memories. <3


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