Tuesday, 15 September 2015

September Celebrations

September is one of the busy months for me with friends and family celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries. Two friends are celebrating their anniversaries this month. After the Art Journaling Day, I was more than happy to go back to the clean and simple style I love. My husband calls it 'simple and effective'. I decided to try an all white card and embossed a piece of card to give it some texture. I used the Stampin' Up bird punch and used some small pearls for eyes. I used foam pads to give the bird components lift. The greeting is computer generated.

To see the card the recipient made for her husband, click on the link below.

The second card is for a friend of the family. I thought I would add a splash of colour to the card and added a red heart.
I would like to enter this card for the following challenge:

Monday, 7 September 2015

Art Journaling

Saturday, saw me Art Journaling for the first time. This technique is so far out of my comfort zone.

I arrived ready to start with two pairs of gloves. The day began and I found myself struggling to cope with the technique. I had so many words of encouragement and so much support from friends I completed the day and had three pieces of art journaling to show for it. My attempts are pictured below.

I'm so pleased I completed the pieces of work but I know Art Journaling is not for me.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015


I have lots of strips of card left over from the stationery I made. I've been wondering what I could do with it, and then it occurred to me! I needed 24 thank you cards ~ problem solved :)

I trimmed the card so it measured 4"x8" and folded it in half. Using my ink dusters I used Adirondack Meadow to colour the bottom of the card and Adirondack Sunshine Yellow to colour the top of the card. I stamped the sunflower using Versafine Onyx.

All the notelets are now written and ready for the recipients. (The card below isn't creased, it's the shadow from my camera).

I would like to enter the notelets for the following challenge
               Retro Rubber Challenge 22 - Anything goes