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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year

Who remembers the Millennium bug warnings. My Oh My! and now we are entering 2020, the disastrous warnings are mere memories.  My wish for 2020 is to enjoy the year, may you have plenty of me time to do what you like, be it working, crafting or just lazying about!  Keep safe, healthy and a little wise.

Apart from specific art journals  a literature journal etc, I have 2 yearly journals, One is my bullet diary (2019 has now become a quote journal), the other is a junk journal.

This is the first page in my 2020 Junk journal, my yearly journals are a way of keeping memories alive, reminders of things I have done throughout a given year, places I've been, things I've seen they incorporate lots of different aspects and are probably more of an Art, Smash, Junk journal (one day I will come up with a better name)

The quote is from Edith Lovejoy Pierce, and I think perfect for a new journal.

The image is from Twistoon, formerly Bloobel and is called "Champagne Bottle".  This time round I used coloured pencils, paint, glitter and markers to complete the page.  Cork is popped and she is off to be the life of the party.

Entered into:
Simon Says Mondays - Party Time
Always Fun - New Year 
International Art and Soul - No Cards 
Outlawz Monday Greetings - Happy New year 

Saturday, December 28, 2019

CHNC Christmas #470

Last challenge for the year, Anything Goes, Optional Christmas or New Year card.  I have use a gel press to create the background for the tag, added some gingham paper and the image is Christmas Robin from Digi Stamps 4 Joy, which has been coloured with copic pens.

Check out all the Design Teams projects at:

Entered into:
The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays - Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Sweet Stampers - AG 
Crafty Gals Corner - Tis the season 

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Whiling away the time

Busy busy morning baking, still waiting for the pudding to be finished, takes about 9 hours to boil, so if my reckoning is correct, 3 more hours to go.

Whilst I was waiting I thought I could a digital Christmas Layout, my younger sister and I had our photos taken with a statue of Santa.  Not sure why it was a statute as I have an earlier one on myself with a real life Santa.

I've used pieces from various Raspberry Road Christmas Kits.

Entered into
Lasting Moments- Roots Day 23.12.19

Saturday, December 21, 2019

CHNC Christmas # 469


This week's challenge is Anything Goes, optional "Use the Word Christmas"  I have used a patterned paper that includes the word Christmas many times, also a stamped sentiment.  The image is Christmas Moose from Eureka coloured with copic pens and diecut.

Stamped sentiment, ribbon and bow complete the card.
Check out the challenge at:

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Another Christmas Card

This card features images from both Digi Doodles and Paper Nest Dolls. All coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  The trees  and sentiment are a rubber stamps.  All layered with 3d dimensions, the Midnight Prancer (dog) has a wobble spring under his head.

The images are: Digi Doodles "Midnight Prancer and Elf Gift
From Paper Nets Dolls " Winter Gift Emma and Elf Ellie with Gifts"

Entered into:
FB challenge for Digi Doodles & Paper Nest Dolls
FB challenge for Digi Doodles & Paper Nest Dolls
Scorpal Challenge - AG 
CHNC Christmas - AG 
Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas 
SOS - It's Christmas Time

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Crafter's Cafe #233, 15 Dec

The theme for the last 2019 challenge is "Holidays or Something beginning with C", great sponsor QKR with a prize of 3 images.

I decided to go with Christmas and Chimney and chose "Stockings Hung" and created a page in my Literature Art Journal.  The image has been printed 3 times and coloured with copic paints., first layer the back of the fireplace is showing, 2nd layer is the surround brick work and mantle.  Third layer comprises of Santa's boots, which are highly glossy thanks to glossy accents . The boots and legs are not stuck down, they move up and down as Santa wriggles through the chimney.  The stockings are layered on top and have liquid pearl nails.

The trees on the sides are rubber stamped, decorated with more liquid pearls and Kindy Glitz.

The words come from the poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

 Check out the rest of the Design Teams creations at:

Entered into:
International Art and Soul - Anything but a Card (Journal Page)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - insired by a Book
Colour Crazy Challenge - Handcolouring AG

Saturday, December 14, 2019

MIxed Media Cover

Time to get the 2020 Journal ready, I started doing a yearly Junk/Smash/Art journals in 2013 so this will be my seventh. 

I started the journals as a reminder of what had happened in that year, a collection of memories that I would always be able to recall.  In the 3 previous years I had been on medication that messed up my memory and ability to recall quite severely, slowly as my memories began returning , I decided I never wanted to be in that position again, and so started the journals.

The cover has had some mixed media magic, papers, napkins, acrylic paints, pens of various descriptions and an image from Twistoon called "Banner Bonnie" coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, the typed message on her banner is about all I could find to rhyme with twenty.

Entered into:
More Mixed Media - AG 
Twistoon FB Progressive Challenge for December  
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - AG
Not Just A Card Challenge - AG
613 Avenue Create - AG optional Doodles

CHNC Christmas #468

This week's theme is Anything Goes, optional "Use the word Merry".Use the word Merry

Using some paper and ribbon from my stash, I have added "Christmas Roo" from Sasayaki Glitter adding a Merry Christmas message in her pouch.

Check out the challenge at:

Monday, December 9, 2019

Time to trim the tree

This month's image from the Outlawz Monthly Progressive challenge is from LeAnnesWorld and is called Daisy.  Perfect for the first page of December in my yearly journal of memories and reminders.

Before I printed the image, I added a border of stars and fireworks.  Once printed I coloured
Daisy with copic pens, adding some glitter to her hat, the tree and the fireworks.  Handwritten sentiment to reminding me I need to put the tree up.

Entered into:
The Outlawz Monthly Progressive challenge
Your scrapbook Place - AG
A bit more time to craft - AG
Lil Patch of Friends - AG 
Creative Knockouts - Christmas Delight
Simon Says - Trraditional Christmas

Saturday, December 7, 2019

CHNC Christmas #467

This week's Challenge is Anything Goes, optional Quick and Easy.

Paper is from my stash, Kaisercraft the paper has difference edges on it including the one with the sentiment.

All I had to do was cut a rectangle fromt he paper and layer it onto a card base, cant get much quicker or easier.

Check out the challenge at:

Monday, December 2, 2019

A Place to Start December, 2019

Last challenge for the year is Anything Goes with an optional twist of Happy Holidays.  I have chosen Christmas, but you could choose Chanukah or Kwanza.

My card has an image from Imagine That,  called Reindeer Carollers.  I have printed the image and sentiment onto white cardstock, coloured with copic pens and added some glitter to the clothes.  Cute and layered onto patterned paper, wooden star completes the card.

Check out all the holiday cards at:

Entered into:
Imagine That - Anything Goes
Festive Fridays - AG
Creative Knockouts - Winter/Holidays
Crafty Galz - AG optional CAS
Colour Crazy - AG 
Daring Cardmakers - Lights (street lamp)
Aud Sentiments - Christmas/Winter

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Crafter's Cafe #232 - 1st Dec

Hard to believe, we are into the last month of 2019.  Who remembers the millenium bug we were supposed to have way back at the start of 2000.

This fortnights challenge at The Crafter's Cafe is for "One layer or  a window card."  Nice and easy for this time of the year.

The sponsors are:
Check out all the details at the challenge 

I chose two papers from Decosse's Doodles.  
The first card features Rustic Birds from one of the 12 days of Christmas Kits.

inside is Familiar Restrain in blue and free word art.

The second card is one layer and I have used the Familiar Restrain again, this time using some Stampinup stamps to complete the card.

Entered into:
Not Just Cards - AG 
Cardz 4 Galz - Christmas 
Through the Craftroom Door - AG 
Try it on Tuesday - Inspired by a song or carol (Silent Night)
 Simon Says Wednesday- AG

CHNC Patterned paper Challenge - December

This month I have used paper from my stash, sadly the last sheet, loved this dragonfly print and an embossing folder and dies from Stampin-Up.


Entered Into:
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Penny's Papers - AG
Crafty Creations - AG
Outlawz Sat paper A La Mode - Favourite things (diecuts and embossing folder)
Moo Mania - Use Scraps (diecuts from scraps)

Saturday, November 30, 2019

CHNC Christmas #466

Theme this week is Anything Goes, optional "Things with Wings".  I have used an image called "Cardinal and Holly, coloured with Copic Pens and diecut.  Stamped sentiment and Lace diecut completes the card.

Check out the challenge at: