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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 ...

Wednesday 26 July 2023



It is Wednesday so I am linking to the Stamping Ground

Follow the link to find out more about What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday and maybe join in... This is my post for WOYWW #738

As usual I am just about to set out for aquarobics so this will be quick - and hopefully I will comment later...

SO here's my desk!

Happy Mail today is that kit from Bee Arty - I have yet to have a look inside to see what it contains!
And more happy mail this week - I received this super card and ATC from Kelly - Happy Anniversary WOYWW!

Those bright paints in the background were to do some 'squeegie' painting.
I made these letters which are for a project I am about to start...

I have done some more of the ICAD Challenge - but am still behind!!

And I have done a couple of journal pages:

Both had collage backgrounds of serviette, book paper and tissue with acrylic paint and then black and white images - stamps in the first case and from Michelle Grant Designs in the second.

Wishing you a happy week...and hope to get around to you all this week...

Happy  WOYWW!

Addicted to Stamps and More #451 - Make Your Mark


Here's my Make Your Mark project...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

Today's make is a simple card.
I printed the freebie image from Gecko Galz Stamp Challenge onto the right hand side of a piece of white A4 card, folded it along the middle and cut the card to shape.

I then painted it with shimmery watercolours. I added black soot Distress ink round the edges and white Posca on the bubbles.

 Hope you will enter the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge! Do hop over to see the fabulous inspiration from my team-mates!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday 25 July 2023

Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Term 2 Post #24

     This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Term 2! 

with Michelle Grant Designs

You will see our inspirational creations on the Facebook Group

I started by collaging a double page in a large journal, around the edges with serviette, book paper and tissue.
I painted the spaces with art by marlene Tuscan acrylic paint.
I added vintage photo Distress ink around the edges.

I then added the images from the pack - deciding on using the black and white ones as a contrast to the background.

I added shadow around the images using a black Stabilo All. 
I added the quote from Karen Yates Fleur.
I then added some penwork in black and white Posca Pens.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday 23 July 2023

Sunday Song & Rhyme: July 23 - August 5



Have you found the new home of the Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge yet?

I do hope you will go and check it out! 

Now on to the challenge!

Our Song/Rhyme this fortnight is from Susan

 This is my card inspired  by 'the leaves hang trembling'
I used Stampin Up's Stitched Leaves Dies to cut the leaves from a background made with Lindy's Magicals. The card base was also matted with a section of this background, distressed with 'vintage photo' around the edges.

If you haven't already, please join our 
to stay up with all the challenges.
Thanks for playing along!

Happy Crafting!

Gecko Galz ATC Challenge

 I have made this set of ATCs using the Freebies from the Gecko Galz

Have Fun and join in!

Happy Crafting!

Friday 21 July 2023

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #558


This picture shows my make for the

Do pop over to the Color Dare Challenge and take a look at my teamies' makes!

Using the colours that matched Melon, Sundance and Sage.
The card blank is beige matted with a paper from my stash.  I added the clover in black using a Noolibird stamp. I then added the chipboard sentiment which was in the correct colours.

Hope you will join the Color Dare Challenge...

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 19 July 2023

WOYWW #737


It is Wednesday so I am linking to the Stamping Ground

 - and it is Week 737 - Julia has already mentioned the Boeing connection - but my mathematical background always makes me ask if the number is prime. No it isn't - as it has four factors - 1, 11, 67, 737.

If you google  737 you will find it is an Angel number.

Follow the link to find out more about What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday and maybe join in... This is my post for WOYWW #737

SO here's my desk!

Slightly less messy than last week. The papers are drying after adding Lindy's Magicals. My plan is to die cut these to add to a card.

Again not a lot to share - but I have been making some positive potatoes:

I still need to catch up on the ICAD Challenge and all my other crafty projects!
Wishing you a happy week...and hope to get around to you all this week...

Happy  WOYWW!

Saturday 15 July 2023

No stamp Challenge

      This is my next post for the Outlawz new

 No Stamp Challenge 

which will start on the 15th of each month. Find more details here

Our challenge theme this month is Let's have a picnic...

This is my card:

The background is a page from a Mintay Lavender Farm paper pad. The card bank was a cream one. I then added the bbq apron - Stampin Up dies.

Thanks for playing along with Outlawz No Stamp Challenge
- we can't wait to see what you create!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday 13 July 2023

The Library Craft Challenge

I came across this challenge while commenting for the Happy Little Stampers Challenges.

The current challenge is to be inspired by

The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress by Beryl Bainbridge

I have made a simple card using an image from Gecko Galz with layers of beige card and dotty paper.

I gave the girl a polka dot dress using a Posca Pen.

I will link this card to The Library Challenge #82

Happy Crafting!