Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Alpha Challenge 'L'

The Craft Barn Alpha challenge this time is the letter 'L' but the twist is, we have to use a window. ' Lean' is my word.  The only craft I am managing at the moment is this challenge - I am determined not to miss a letter!  I must say 'thank you' to the Craft Barn for choosing me in their top 5 for my last page.  Its the second time I have made the top 5 and its a real honour!

The main image is from The Quest which is part of the A Little Bit Magical stamp set by Sheena Douglass.  The brick stamp I used on the window is from Enchanted Doorway from the same set.  The image is coloured with Promarkers and I stamped it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The background is Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and the bricks are Vintage Sepia Versafine.  I used a plastic template for the window - I don't know what make it is and I had forgotten I had it.  The letters are Cuttlebug.  If you have the time, please pop over to The Craft Barn to see the other fab entries and design team pages.  I am still having trouble visiting your blogs - I am so sorry!  Off to the hospital with my hubby today and Friday my daughter is having her baby by cesarean as it is breech.  I am so looking forward to being a Grandma!!  Thank you for visiting me, I really appreciate it - your support is wonderful! Have a fabulous day. Take care, Christine xx

Friday, 11 October 2013

Alpha Challenge 'J'

Here I am again with my Craft Barn entry for the Alpha Challenge which is 'J'.  I went for 'Jingle' so its a Christmas page.  I also want to add a dose of self pity and apologise, once again, for not blogging very often and not getting around to visiting you all often enough.  My husband has been ill for about four months and the specialists don't know what it is and as I suffer from CFS (ME was the old name) I am not coping too well although I am trying to be positive!  My daughter is due to have a baby (so exciting!!) on 1st November but its breech at the mo so she has to go into hospital on Monday to see if they can turn it. I am a great big ball of worry all round!  All in all, craft is taking a bit of a back seat and I am so sorry!!  Self pity over now - here is my page!

I love Christmas so it was a good excuse to do a Christmas page!  The background is Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Pine Needles Distress Inks blended then spritzed with water and dabbed with kitchen roll.  The tree stamp is a very old wooden stamp with no maker on it - I stamped it twice so it went right across the page.  The Santa's Sleigh is by IndigoBlu.  I used black Archival Ink.  I used a Clarity mask for the moon and coloured it with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.  I dotted dries white glue all over the page and over the stamping for snow and added Tim Holtz white glitter for sparkle.  The large letters are Cuttlebug and I wrote the words along the bottom and the music notes with a permanent pen.  Please visit The Craft Barn Blog to see the DT pages and the other fab entries.  Thank you so much for visiting and bearing with me!  Its much appreciated. Take Care.  Christine xx