Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Hear Me Roar

I Am Woman Hear Me Roar!

IF I want to be heard in this life I need to speak up! I love how this page turned out.

I built up the background using crushed olive, forest moss and pine needles distress ink. I used a combination of blending and printing with different shaped bits and pieces.

Switching to Memento inks in Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves I stamped around the edges using stamps from Papermania, Sizzix and Studio G.

The Cowardly Lion is from the fantastic Octopode Factory and I coloured him in with my really cool New Distress Markers!! ;-)

Swallow stamp is from super cool company Stampotique and I've used some vintage paper for the Lion to stand on and for the title.

I don't often work with Green so this was definitely a challenge however I may have to start using it more in my journaling.

Monday, 27 February 2012

New Year

I know we're almost at the end of February but I wanted to start sharing my random art journal with you.

The basic idea behind it was to find a quote or sentiment stamp that summed up that day and create a page around it.

Well obviously I'm already miles behind but I am managing to keep up with quotes etc, for some reason there just isn't enough hours in the day to complete everything that I need to lol

Ok, so for page 1

"Cheers to a New Year and another chance to get it right!" Oprah Winfrey

For this page I applied blue and green acrylic paints using a babywipe and dried with a heat tool.

With a darker blue and white acrylics, using various sized bottle lids, Lego pieces and an old credit card, I printed randomly across the page.

Using a gold marker, I highlighted various details and added journaling under the main quote done in black pen.

I used foam number stamps from The Works and staz-on ink for the dates and the character is from Stampotique coloured with Promarkers.

The crow is from a Dylusions stamp set available from Art from The Heart.

I really like how this turned out especially as it was one of my earliest attempts at art journaling.

Feel free to comment, would love sonera feedback xx

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Another Pic

As I don't know yet how to add more than one piece here is the rest of my haul :-D

Goodies Galore!!

Wow!! What a haul! I am one lucky girl, now have loads of goodies to play with! From Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection to Crafty Individuals, authentique, bobunny and My Minds Eye paper stacks, rub ons, distress inks,  Graphic 45 stamps, alterations rosette  die, spray inks, chipboards and dies!

There's more than enough to keep me quiet for awhile ;-)

However I think my favourite purchase has to be the complete set of Tim Holtz Distress Markers!!

Not on pre-order mind, but sitting in my sticky little hands!! I most definitely am one lucky little crafter!!

Craft Shopping Extravaganza

Off to Make It in Farnborough in a bit for some serious shopping of crafting goodies! Here's hoping I can find my favs Dylusions, Octopde Factory and of course Tim Holtz!!

Thinking I may need to rob a bank on the way there to pay for it all!! hehe

Friday, 24 February 2012



I got accepted onto a PTLLS course starting in March. It's Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, and the first step towards teaching adults as a career choice.

Here's hoping it takes me forward and onto bigger and better things!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Valentine's Card

Yes I know its not Valentine's Day anymore but I wanted to share the card I made for AJ. This was our 4th Valentine's together and we decided not to go overboard. We traded cards and went halves on a Lego Creationary game! We're such big kids lol!!

I based this card on the free stamp in the February issue of Craft Stamper magazine.

To make the background I used a babywipe to paint pink acrylic over a card blank before distressing with Black Soot Distress Ink all around the edges.

Using some of Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection background stamps and Staz-On ink I applied randomly around the edges.

The next stage was to spray some Glimmer Mist inks onto old book pages before stamping the free heart stamp 3 times. These I cut out and glued using Mod Podge before adding a handwritten sentiment. Bit of doodling with white and black pens and the card was ready.

Yay!! AJ seemed to like it, which is always a good start :-D

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Last Friday

Sorry for the delay in posting, completely hectic weekend!

The Guide meeting went really well, they loved all the different papercrafts they could try. I think the favs were bottlecap badges, rosettes and bunting.

The only annoying thing was that as usual I forgot to take any pictures except of two badges I'd made. So here they are;

Made using paper artsy stamps, sepia accents, shrink plastic and bottlecaps, I really love how these turned out!

My friend saw them later and liked them so I said she could have them, well that's means I'll have to make some more :-D

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Crafting With Guides

As we cancelled last weeks meeting, we are holding one tomorrow afternoon. Even though it's half-term the girls love it when we meet up, especially if I've got my Sizzix Big Shot with me!
So the plan is to spend 3 hours playing with paper! Definitely sounds good to me lol!
We've previously covered card making and scrapbooking before so this time they wanted to try something new.
On the list are pinwheels, rosettes, bottlecap charm badges, lollipop signs and bunting. One way of using up all of my scraps :-)
Will try and blog step by steps and upload photos of their creations over the weekend.
I'm really looking forward to Guides tomorrow, right now to sort out with stamps to take!!!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The start

Welcome to my ramblings, randomness and crafty adventures.
I don't pretend to be any good, I have a lot to learn but I love getting inky and would love you to join me on my creative journey of discovery!
Holy Cow!
Just me or does that sound completely up my own arse!!
Look at the end of the day I love stamps, cows, patterned papers, cows, art journalling, cows, cardmaking, cows, scrapbooking, cows, mixed media stuff, cows, gothic art, cows, skulls, tattoos and oh yes cows!! Lol
Anyway I can combine any or all the above is also a bonus!!