Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Basic grey papers - heavily doctored with red pepper adirondack ink
Claudine Helmuth paint - yellow, red and blue
A ripped page from old encyclopedia for children
some PVA (yes I know it should have been gel medium but I haven't got any!)
Tim Holtz stamps
and the Journal stamp is from the stampman.
I'm entering this into Hels challenge this week and if you have any finishing off suggestions I would love to hear them :0)
Right off to the chaos that is my life until 2pm when order and organisation will commence (I go to work LOL)
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Now I always think that jigsaws are fabulous for scrapbooking - on large LO or on min books to represent pieces of your life - or a snapshot of it. With this in mind but also that I am thinking art journals I have come up with this.
You may recognise this as Pink! I love her music which most people are very surprised at hearing. This piece will find a home in an art journal at some point im sure.
Ive collaged book text then the Pink image onto the jigsaw piece. Ive then added wording around the piece with words i associate with Pink and also that I admire. Ive added a crown because I think she deserves it and the grungeboard wings to represent how her music makes me feel - free and uninhibited.
Monday, 25 January 2010
This weeks challenge is squares - so that art journal may have one or two on it before the day is out LOL
Have a fab day x J x
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Just lacking inspiration of what to do next. If I havent come up with anything soon I think I will more or less follow Kates tutorial in craft stamper. Ive found some Basic grey papers in just the right colours.
Images from kanban outlet including the word strips. Little teddy charm from my pal Midnight crafter. Punches by woodware and ribbon from stash.
This one is for my dear friend. This pregnancy has not been easy for her as she had 2 baby boys stillborn. Knowing that her daughter was going to have a boy meant she feared for her all the way through - you know that awful dread when you think your child is going to have something awful happen and there is nothing at all you can do except wait! Well thankfully all is well. Mum and Baby fine so deep Joy for them all.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Are my family! It was also my Mums birthday this week and also the birth of the newest family member Logan. His card I will show you later but here is what I made for my Mum.
Its a little mini book/ card inside the most gorgeous pink suitcase which you can buy at The Stampman
I have made some little tags and added the ticket stamped images to them (told you I loved them!) I also added a tag to the suitcase with to someone special on. Ive made it so everything is removeable if she wants to re-use it - shes a crafter too and we love to re-cycle!
More stampin up stamps and the gorgeous doily lace punch from Martha Stuart.
Cant rember the make of either of these stamps - i know I bought dream play one from ebay and the other from the Stampman. Same mix of inks ribbon and flower/bard from papermainia goody bag
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Its been a week for leftovers!
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
So what will you do this week? Are you up for a real challenge? Hop on over to Tuesday Taggers
and see what my fellow teamies have done. Remember to use up leftovers - which can include your Christmas crafting/ cards/ papers/crackers/gifts. I am really looking forward to visiting blogs for this challenge!
Sunday, 17 January 2010
He says its from Kung foo panda - however my own search on the internet revealed a musician called Babatunde Olatunji said it although it also seems to be part of a poem too.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Mum got a new cartridge for her slice machine yesterday so we thought we would have a play with it. The Josie and the cross are from the slice - the God daughter is from a sissix alphabet. Papers by blonde moments and ribbon and little teddy charm from stash.
This is for a collegue at work so hopes she likes it!
Ive not ventured out today as its like a skating rink outside our door. It was a meeting day at work so rather than risk breaking a limb I stayed at home. Good job really as I had an awful headache and went to bed for 4 hours to get rid of it. Couldnt believe I had slept so long.
Hope you are managing to stay warm and safe during this cold, icy weather!
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
The image is coloured with promarkers - so long since I used them I think Ive forgotten how to colour again lol. Papers are by My minds eye, ribbon and brad from stash, a little orange bulldog clip - a pack from Morrisons! and the stamp of so tweet is from imaginesce the scallop punch is stampin up.
Hop on over to Tuesday Taggers and see more Tag it with birds - we have 2 Guest Designers this week and their projects are gorgeous x
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Then today went to embsay for a coffee with Midnight-crafter and saw the fabulous Katy from katysbloggeroo.
Today I have been finishing off some Christmas projects for 2010- but rather than bore you all to death about it I now have a Christmas 2010 blog so you only need to look at Christmas if you are really interested LOL. Its on the side bar.
Here is the card I made for my son James' birthday - Papers are by basic grey - ink adirondack archival library green and the guitar stamp from papermania. Rather apt as he plays the guitar both rock and classical and now owns 5 of them!
So off to do some preparation work for my brothers birthday gift - I wont be able to share until the 19th and i very much hope it will be worth sharing too!!!
Have a great weekend x Janet
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
I received this in the post today from Tina - A lady in Slovenia who follows my blog. We exchanged some stamped images a few months ago. Isnt this a gorgeous card? Beautiful card stock and the stamping and embossing is fabulous. To receive the card is enough to make me feel blessed but what she wrote inside makes me go all goose bumpy if you get what I mean.
Tina has written - In the coming year I wish for your world to stop spinning when there is no need for it to spin. That and lots of beautiful cards!
Oh Tina that is soooo beautiful - you have truely touched me with your thoughtfulness and kindness. I will treasure your card always as a symbol of how someone can be thinking of you and hoping good things for you - even when they are far away and dont really know you at all. You have lifted my heart with joy x Huge Thanks xx
I hope everyone reading this feels blessed in some way today just like me x
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
I just love the magazine and devour every detail when it pops through my door and of course Kate Crane is also running an art journalling article over 3 issues which is enticing me to start before I even get on the art journalling weekend at Art from the Heart! My gorgeous pal Georgina has bought me a blank Journal for Christmas which is begging to be started so as I have days off coming up I think I may decorate the front and backs following Kates clear tutorial!
but I thought staying with the black and white theme - it was simple to do and not too time consuming so my brother is on the look out for electric tealights now so i can get to work! Black paper punched with martha Stewart punch - ribbon from stash sentiment and oval punches from stampin up available here
Saturday, 2 January 2010
As promised I have gone through my followers and picked someone who I know has commented many times on my blog. So without further ado the The winner is
Well done Susie - Please contact me via my email with your snail mail address and I will post some goodies out to you x
To everyone else - Thanks for stopping by - I really appreciate your visits and comments x
Friday, 1 January 2010