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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Journal 52 - Week 4

Week #4
“Full Moon”
Explore or celebrate the full moon in your art journal

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

30 Day Journal - Day 9

Today's Journal Prompts:

I live my life creatively by…
Living my life creatively is brave because…
The creative place that is unique to my experience…
I’ve never seen or heard of anyone…

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

30 Day Journal - Day 8


Today’s Journal Prompts:

1. One of my biggest dreams is...
2. A dream I'm never sharing with anyone is...
3. It would be daring to dream of...

4. A dream for myself I'd like to rekindle is...

Monday, 25 January 2016

30 Day Journal - Day 6

Today’s Journal Prompts:

Self-consciousness had been my enemy when…
I’ve made self-consciousness an ally by…
I’m already artful in these ways…
I live creatively by…
Your task:
Do one, some, all, or none of these prompts, as you wish.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

30 Day Journal - Day 5

Today’s Journal Prompts:

A dilemma I’m facing is:
It would be absurd to…
It would be fantastic to…
Make a list of 10 unheard-of, dangerous solutions:
Which make you feel brave? Alive? Bold? True to yourself? Circle them.
Your task:
Do one, some, all, or none of these prompts, as you wish.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

30 Day Journal - Day 3 and 4

Today’s Journal Prompts:

Today, I am daring to dare…
When it comes to discipline around my creativity, I’ve learned…
I want to try…
I will dare…
Your task:
Do one, some, all, or none of these prompts, as you wish.

Day 3

Today’s Journal Prompts:

If I wasn’t waiting to do it perfectly, I would…
It would be really scary for me to…
I will no longer turn my back on these gifts…
If I weren’t afraid of failing, I might…
Your task:
Do one, some, all, or none of these prompts, as you wish.

Day 4

What would you do if you weren't afraid of failing?


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

30 Day Journal Project - Day 2

Today's Journal Prompts:

My creative flames are fanned by…
The people who inspire me most are…
What sets my life on fire…
I will seek out my people here…
Your task:
Do one, some, all, or none of these prompts, as you wish.

It reads ' The people who inspire me most are ordinary people doing extraordinary things'. The picture is from a magazine and the lady has become an overnight success on instagram.


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

30 Day Journal - Day 1

Today's Journal Prompts:

Beginning this 30 Day Journal Project feels daring because…
Write down an achievement you feel proud of:
In order to have (your proud achievement), I had to dare to begin…
Do these same two prompts together with as many achievements you wish, then connect the dots. What patterns emerge?
Your task:
Do one or more of these prompts.

I think is quite self - explanatory - taking a risk knowing it will lead to something better.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Journal 52 -Week 3

Week #3
Alternative prompt
“Favourite Song/Lyric”
One of many fave songs, I love the way a scent evokes memories :)

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Hidden Journalling

December Theme
Storytelling with the Written Word
December 19
Art Challenge: Hidden Journaling
Journal Prompt: The greatest gift I can give myself...

Playing around with new stamps 

Coloured with neocolour crayons and gelatos

Added a quote

Hidden Journalling

Hope you are warm and dry - we have had snow overnight but only a small amount thankfully!

Saturday, 16 January 2016


I spent a lovely morning on Friday at a craft workshop making a Hamsa - this is the symbol of a hand with an eye inside - it is meant to be for protection and bring good luck.

I took the picture again with a black background as it shows the colours better, you can't see very well but there are silver beads inside the fingers too.

I used to have lots of different colour wires but I gave it away as I didn't know what to do with it!

Hope you are having a crafty weekend!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Affirmation Feather

This is from Tam's lesson in Woman Unleashed

I am enough.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

DLP - Sheer Genius

October Theme
Translucent Papers
October 17
Art Challenge: Vellum
Journal Prompt:  Sheer Genius

Although DLP has finished for 2015 and restarted for 2016 I am still going to complete the prompts that appeal to me - I see no point doing a prompt if it doesn't inspire you (glassine envelopes? or maybe that's just me??).

Vellum put through my bug with a  embossing folder

Vellum lifts up to read 'There is no great genius without some touch of madness' which apparently is a quote from aristotle, but it's off the internet so it could be anybody's......


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

J52 - Week 2 - What are you saying yes to?

Week #2: “What are you saying yes to?
Complete a spread that expresses what you want to say “YES” to in 2016

What are you saying yes to in 2016?


Monday, 11 January 2016

J52 - Week 1 - Your word of the year

Week #1: “Word Of The Year”
Spend some time reflecting on your word of the year (if you’ve chosen one), and create a spread that expresses that word.

I used dylusion sprays for the background and then dylusion stamps and paints for the leaves. I stamped in versamark and used clear embossing powder to create  an area I could paint inside (thanks to Vicky P for this tip). I also used dylusions stamps for the wording. I wonder if I should outline the leaves to make them stand out more?

Did you choose a word of the year?

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Journal52 - cover page

Dylusions sprays and stamping/stencilling. The thing that looks like the snail trail is the glitter glass bead gel -I forgot dylusions don't like mediums over them!

My camera turned this all blue - could only get an accurate colour representation on my phone!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

My favourite makes from last year

DLP - Silhouettes

DLP - How do I face my biggest challenge?

DLP - No place like home

DLP - Cry me a river

Book of days - Choice is beauty/Beauty is choice

Have you got favourite makes from last year?

Hope you are having a crafty Sunday


Saturday, 2 January 2016

A Year of Gratitude (picture heavy post)

Happy New Year everyone - hope your new year is starting off well!

Very few crafty gifts this year...

Fabby gift from my secret santa 

I have been doing a gratitude journal for 2-3 years now, I try to fill it in every day but it doesn't always happen. It is also nice to remind me what was going on in my life at that time - at a time when work was awful the recurring theme was 'got away from work on time' or 'thank god it's friday!'.

I have made a start on this years journal - I was hoping to have it all set and ready to go for the 1st but that didn't happen...

Oh well hopefully will have it sorted within the next few days - feeling craft starved as we have guests but that is another thing I should be grateful for.