Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Hi everyone, well that's January nearly over so time to show the completed January page of the Art Calendar Challenge that the very talented Kate Crane invited us to join. There are soooooooooo many "crafty" people joining this year that it's almost impossible to get round them all. Well here's mine completed and tomorrow I will show you the February page which is all set and ready to go.

Friday, 27 January 2012


Tomorrow it is my Grand-daughter Elena's 16th birthday and as part of her birthday present I have decorated an Ikea mirror for her. She particularly likes black and has black shiny furniture in her bedroom, (it would give me nightmares) the mirror will go well in her room. I used Ten Seconds Studio silver metal, embossed with Cuttle Bug folders put through the Vagabond, then painted with Dylusions black acrylic paint. I sanded the metal to allow the silver to show through and then attached all the squares with Hummungo Tape, it was finished off with the strips of silver metal tape. I am quite pleased with it so will probably make another one as I have 3 Ikea mirrors in my cupboard.

Thursday, 26 January 2012


Stampotique Design Team are sponsoring Gingersnap Creations this month and the challenge is to use Green. I already had a page in my journal which I completed at the end of December and thought it was appropriate for this particular challenge, my page is "Green with Envy". The image is Karin from Stampotique, I used Dylusion paints (the old ones no longer available) for the background.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Good morning from a very wet and cold north of England. The weather is lousy and my husband is away so I have taken advantage of this by working in my various art journals. This journal is my mini 3"x5", I love working in small journals. The background on this page was created using my gorgeous Pan Pastels which I bought recently from Dyan at AFTH, they are so easy to blend and when it was finished I sprayed with Ranger Perfect Pearl Mist which gives a gorgeous shine to a page. The images are all from Stampotique including the "happy happy happy" border at the top. Spider girl I thought suited the computer generated statement I have made. The borders which are perfect for mini journals are from Paper & Gluestix. Ok must get on as I have an idea for another page never mind cleaning the bathroom that can wait as I am having fun.

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Another art journal page in my A5 Moleskine only one more page to go now and that journal is complete. Here I used Dylusion sprays and paints, Crafters Workshop stencils, I love the herring bone one it always works so well.The bottom border is a Dylusion "Further Round The Edge". The image is Dylusion's "Doolally Doris" The heart and key are from Invoke Arts. Even after all these years of Art Journalling I am still reluctant to write personal stuff and prefer to use quotes. I quite like the finished effect of this page, I hope you do too.

Sunday, 8 January 2012


Here is a page I did in my A5 Moleskine journal. I began this journal in September 09, I am trying to finish the journal completely, only 3 more pages to go. The backgrounds for these pages were finished ages ago so it's just a question of deciding how I am going to use them. This page I felt would look good with black and white so the first addition to the page was the Dina Wakley silhouette script which I stamped on to an old book page and added the red heart. The bird and Moon girl are both from  Jo Capper-Sandon's Stampotique range. The borders are from Teesha Moore digi sheets. The background I created using Dylusion sprays and Crafters Workshop stencils. I might add to this page later but for the moment this is how it is.

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Happy New Year to you all, I hope 2012 brings lots of good health and happiness for everyone.
This is my 3rd year taking part in Kate's 365 Art Calendar challenge. This year I have had to get a new book as my last one was full, only a few pages  left after using it for 2 years. I thought I was going to really like this book as it is a 12"x12" but when I started putting the page together I realised there's not much space to add images etc so for future months I might use 2 pages and then end up with too much space LOL. I really enjoyed making the background using Dylusion Paints and sprays together with Crafters Workshop stencils, I liked the finish result so much that I didn't want to cover it with journal squares etc but of course I had to or start again, no time! Any way here it is I hope you like it I'm not too happy with it but I never am.