Monday, 11 December 2017

Number 11

And it's time for the penultimate card of this seasons tags from Linda over at and this her tag for the challenge...

For mine I've gone with another square white base card,some free papers: the background. Band & die cut holly leaves all came from the same pack then I added a gold shape I had for mounting the deer on & added the circular greeting over the holly leaves.

Remains to link this to Linda's blog for the challenge that her shop kindly sponsor.

Number 10

Well I confess that I've had a hard time with this one!

And eventually I managed to make a version of my own using a pinkish card with silver stencilled chevrons (embossing powder), A silver wreath diecut from mirri card, a diecut deer and some small lilac pearls.

So I shall be linking to the challenge that's sponsored by Linda's shop

Saturday, 9 December 2017


Life documented 

Prompt: Baby, it's cold outside

Technique: Use some thread (or fabric)

Quote: Hot Chocolate, Cold Snow, Warm Sweaters, Bright Lights, December...

Art journal journey 

Image: gift. word: generosity. Prompt: write about a time when someone helped or serve you. technique: use yarn for printing or use yarn on your page. Quote: generosity isn't an act it's a way of life. Chip Ingram 

Colour me positive 

Some days I amaze myself, other days I put the keys in the fridge

I so wanted to write Freezer on this one as it's something that my mum actually did one night!

And our inchie is wolf

Hope you are all weathering the cold snap ok....see you all soon....

Monday, 4 December 2017


Journal 52

SHINE: Give out a bright light. Be very talented or perform very well. A quality of brightness. Synonyms: Gleam, luster, sheen, shimmer, sparkle, luminosity, radiance.

Prompt: Create a spread that celebrates the areas of your life in which you really shine, or a spread that celebrates the things that are ‘shiny’ in your life. Oracle:
What areas of your life need your light? Where could you shine? Who shines brightly for you? How do you shine brightly for others? What needs to be illuminated?

REFLECT:To cast back light, heat, sound, etc. from a surface. To give back or show an image. To mirror. To think, ponder, or meditate. Synonyms:Echo, mirror, emulate, shine, ponder, contemplate, consider. Prompt: Create a spread in which you reflect on the year that’s passing. Include a list of important events or accomplishments that you are proud of. Consider what happens when you reflect on your life. Alternatively, create a spread about reflections or reflective surfaces. Oracle:What could be gained by a period of reflection? What aspects of your life are calling you to reflect? Where are you acting as a mirror? Who is mirroring you?

Colour me positive 

Art is one of those things we simply must do so that our spirits may grow.

Art prompts galore 

DEC. 4-10 OPPOSITES// SCAVENGER: a bright colour of your choice, a dark colour of your choice, scrap paper, lace or trim, stamping with ink, circles or similar marks with paint, an image of your choice, 3 words, edge doodles, something from your stash 

Life documented 

Week 49:

The theme for the month is FESTIVE!

Prompt: Make an envelope or envelopes

Technique: Print on them, gelli them, collage them, paint them

Quote: It's the most wonderful time of the year

And amazingly, I am up to date and no prompts coming through now until Friday!

Saturday, 2 December 2017


Art prompts galore 

NOV. 27-DEC. 3: SPARKLE AND SHINE//Scavenger: Pink, green, something round, something you got in the mail, an image from a book or magazine, numbers, three or four words, ink, an embellishment, something from your stash

Art journal journey 

Image: food. Word: nourishment. Prompt: what are three things you want or need to buy. Technique: include a food label from your fridge or pantry. Quote: don't feed your fears nourish your ambitions.

Image: Time Machine or Time Capsule. Word: time. Prompt: write about a favourite song from your childhood or describe a favourite childhood memory. Technique: use leftover alphabet stickers. Quote: there's only one thing more precious than our time and that's who we spend it on.  Leo Christopher

And our wild boar, very fine eating in a casserole with a good red 🍷 

And the Christmas tree is up

And most of the cards are addressed & written, just need to get them in the post!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Number 9

It's time to join in with the tag/card challenge sponsored by again and this time it's number 9.

Here is Linda's tag....

I had intended to follow it but when I looked at my papers I went off at a tangent!

A snowy woodland paper which is an offcut of Christmas wrapping paper and some diecut pine branches along the top + some ribbon and diecut turns out that the only real link to Linda's is the deer + bell!

Snowflake sparkle on the background 

Another paper than wanted to be used....and a sprig of pine with a bow that's also been diecut - this one has a Scandinavian style panel along the lower part and the deer + bell in common so getting closer!

And another paper I'd pulled out - it still has the trees, the deer + bell but this time I've added a diecut snowflake with some gems.

None of these will actually make it into the post, I shall use these ones for hand delivery so as the bells don't get crushed!

Now I just need to link these to Linda's blog and go check out what the others have been up to!

Saturday, 25 November 2017


It's been a busy week with the collection of our new car on Monday then a trip down to Edinburgh on Thursday for Bill to see the eye specialist & we have a date for his cataract operation next month! There was snow on the hills when we left so it was a chilly start and a lorry had been surprised by the conditions and skidded into the stream, fortunately the only damage appeared to be to the bridge.

On the journalling front I have done my journal 52 page:

Come into contact with. Have an effect on. Make a difference to. Produce feelings of affection, gratitude, or sympathy in. 
Synonyms: Pat, stroke, caress. Prompt:

Create a spread that explores the things that touch you (literally or figuratively). Use hands or other symbols of touch in your spread. Oracle: What touches you? What impact are you having on people around you? Whose touch are you longing for? How much touch are you getting? How could touch enhance your life right now?

Colour me positive 
Week 42: Love is all you need


Week 43: collect beautiful moments 

Art prompts galore  

NOV 20-26 is: BALANCE// Scavenger List: red, yellow, piece of lace or trim, security envelope pattern, magazine cut outs, text from book page, 3 words, stamping with ink , non commercial sticker ( price sticker, name tag, etc) 

I sprayed some cotton lace with dylusions and you can see the negative on the right hand page! Added some stamped lace, magazine images in red & yellow as well as some stick on buttons....calling this one done.

Only one month left for the inchies and this week we are all about turkeys and given that it's just past Thanksgiving and Christmas is on the horizon it seems quite appropriate!

I'm off to work on my Christmas cards now....see you all again soon....