Monday, 30 December 2013

Alpha Challenge - Last Two Pages!

Well firstly, I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you a Happy New Year!  I hope 2014 brings you lots of happiness and smiles!  This is also a perfect opportunity to thank you for all your support during 2013 - your visits and comments make me so happy and give me so much encouragement  - it means so very much!

 Anyway, its the last two letters of the Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn. The letters are 'X' and 'I' so I chose Xmas and Icon.  I have also added photo's of the cover and a view of the completed journal.

X - Xmas

I - Icon


Complete Album

Thank you to The Craft Barn for helping me to step outside of my comfort zone with this Challenge.  I had never done an Art Journal page before and I have had such fun this year and am really pleased with what I have achieved.    It has been wonderful to see all my fellow entrants work too - there have been some truly stunning creations! Pop over and have a look if you have time, you can't fail to be impressed - I feel such a novice compared to others work!   I wonder what next years challenge will be?   Sorry this is such a long post.  Thank you so much for visiting.  Enjoy the rest of the holidays and take care. Christine xx

Here is a quick run down of the products used:
Stamps - Tree Impression Obsession, snowflakes Crafter's Companion Let it Snow.  Letters SassafrassLass Hombre and Fishtails - Crafterwork Card small letters. Circus Letters are IndigoBlu. Forever Friends by Do Crafts numbers. I don't know the make of the Marilyn Monroe stamp but its clear.  All black Stamping is Archival and the Distress Inks used are Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves and Squeezed Lemonade. Kaleidacolour inkpad Spectrum.  Tim Holts Rays Stencil, White and Purple glitter and White Seambinding.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Well its Christmas Day tomorrow so I would like to wish you and your families a wonderful, fun filled Christmas holidays!  I have only managed to make a couple of Christmas cards this year but I thought I would share this one with you.

Its a very simple card using wooden die cuts, glitter, paper, a stamp and Kraft Card.  With Darren still being poorly and also time spent with my gorgeous new Granddaughter Freya, I haven't been crafting or blogging at all - I am so sorry!  Will try and visit you all over Christmas.  I appreciate you sticking with me - it means so much!  I will try and do better next year.  Once again, have a wonderful Christmas.  Take care.  Christine xx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Alpha Challenge 'S'

The letter 'S' is the challenge over at the Craft Barn so I went for 'Skeleton'.

I have been waiting for a reason to use these stamps which are from a Company called Recollections.  I am more used to creating girlie or pretty pages so this was a challenge for me!  I used Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen Distress Inks along with Coffee Glimmer Mist with Crafters Workshop Harlequin Stencil and Sheena Aging Beautifully stamp set for the background.  The letters are an old clear alphabet set, I can't remember what make.  The black stamping is Archival Ink and I just love the quote! Please pop over to the Craft Barn to see the other fab entries and Design Team pages.  My last page got chosen in the top five - that is three times I have made the top five of the Challenge - I can't believe it - I am so pleased!  Apart from the occasional card, my pages are the only craft I am managing at the moment.  I even had to buy my Christmas cards yesterday which I really wasn't too pleased about!  Sometimes circumstances just get in the way, never mind - hopefully I will be able to make up for it next year.  I hope you are all having a good week.  Thank you so much for visiting me - I am so pleased to receive your comments.  I will get round to visiting you when I can.  Take care.  Christine