Monday 15 December 2014

Collage AJJ

Sorry I have not blogged a lot I have no excuse just seem time has past and not taken me with it so now trying to catch up.Over at Art Journal Journey the theme is collage I did do a couple but they ended up as personal to me  and not suitable to show so this one is what came next. I have used distress inks, paint,stencils,book pages,rubs ons,washi tape and stamps

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Inspired By The Masters

At Art Journal Journey  is a challenge Inspired By The Masters have done this page inspired by LS Lowry love his little matchstick men. Background is blue and orange paint added some black and white lines with old credit card dots were done with a lego brick, Tree was a freebie stamp from magazine and Butterflies Kisses words are from a label gun I drew all the little people which for me is quite a achievement for me as I actually am rather pleased with them.

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Remembrance Day

Over at Art Journal Journey  this month is Inspired by the Masters well I love Monet and his poppies here is a page I kept it very simple and loosely based on Monet.
The background is done with pastels the lines are with a pencil. The stamps used are IndigoBlu  just thought it was apt for this day.

Friday 31 October 2014

Deep in the Forest

A journal page for the challenge at Art Journal Journey  the theme being deep in the forest .I have been very naughty this month not sure where it has gone although we have been away for some of it. Here is a very simple journal page background is done using distress inks,stamps used are Artistic Stamper,Dylusions and tree and leaves from  stamps my hubby got from a charity shop originally a freebie set from a magazine.It is done in my small journal.

Friday 10 October 2014

2 journal pages

A couple of journal pages I have made background are using Dylusion inks and paint.Stamps  used are IndigoBlu,Tim Holtz Paperartsy and the fox was a  free one  on a magazine

Thursday 9 October 2014

Deep in the Forest

Sorry I have been absent for so look had problems with my mojo but here is a page for a challenge at
 Art Journal Journey  the theme being deep in the forest I just have this little fox.background is paint fox and trees are coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

Monday 22 September 2014

AJJ--Living Beings

Over at Art Journal Journey the theme is living beings. This journal page started life as a piece of glossy cardstock I coloured it using Adirondack ink pads.Stamps used are Tim Holtz ones added some washi tape put dotted line around outside. Added googly eyes to owl

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Another Journal Page

I used a texture card for this one covered it with blk gesso the when dry I added some modelling paste to give texture then painted over with wht,red and yellow paint,Added some blk using oil pastels. Umbrella one is cut out from foam board and stamped on in white.Stamps used are Tim Holtz used some of his rub ons as well.

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Day 2 of Journal Soup 2

Loved doing this page I am happy at doing houses now I have to try faces and heads so that will be fun.For this page I used wht gesso and then Decoart,Tim Holtz and Crafters choice paint in 3 different shades of pink then PaperArtsy fresco blue.did some splodges in wht. Collage the house used oil pastels around edges doing this I did discover that oil pastels and crisps don't go together 3 cups of tea later have got rid of taste.

Journal Soup 2

I have signed up for Kate Crane on-line course Journal Soup 2 it is great fun and I am having a great time. This is my 1st page I have completed.

Living Beings

This month the challenge at Art Journal Journey is living beings. I painted the background randomly all over and the stamped the girl and frog and cut out and coloured with pencils.Stamps used are Dylusion can't remember which stamps  the  birds were.

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Made at workshop

I was lucky enough to attend a Andy Skinner workshop at the weekend we did a Industrial Journal it was great fun Andy is a good teacher and I used new products that I have not used before so ended up buying new things we used DecoArt Media and what brilliant stuff it is.We also used Tim Holtz rub ons.

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Birthday Card

A birthday card which I am using for a challenge at Sunday Stamper the theme being backgrounds.
I started with a piece of white card which I covered with gesso then coloured with distress inks and perfect pearls.Stencils used were TCW and Tim Holtz. Stamps used are Pinkpaislee, Paperartsy and Sheena some bits of Tim Holtz rub ons.Flower is done the same way but using kraft card. The whole card should of been kraft card but I had a bit of a accident with it and it ended up in the bin but I did managed to save the flower.

Saturday 16 August 2014

A couple of journal pages

Here is a couple of pages I did I had thought of doing them for a challenge at Artistic Stamper the theme being Anything Goes and   Sunday Stampers  the theme being Natural my silly little brain wasn't working properly and did these but now that I look at them don't think they meet the criteria sorry Hels but after mojo going on hol I was rather pleased I had managed to do any.
The top page is coloured using Adirondack Inks  with Tim Holtz and Kaisercraft stamps
The bottom page is Distress Inks along with wax crayons and Spectrum Noir pencils {which I love} with Tim Holtz stamps a couple of pen nibs brought from E-Bay which I dipped in ink and a watch embellishment

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Journal Page

Over at Art Journal Journey the theme for Aug is Frida Kahlo I must be honest I had never heard of her did a bit of googling love her work but I did find this challenge hard and hope this page based loosely on Frida is ok and I have not done her a injustice. The page was coloured using Distress inks and AdirondackStamps are by Tim Holtz,Visible Images Sheena and Inkylicious.Spectrum Noir pencils were used and some prima flowers.

A card and hanging

I have been struggling with my craft recently mojo went on hols and never really came back. Last week I went for a cuppa with a friend who showed me her new coasters my hanging and card are based on that coaster hope you like them.
Backgrounds are distress inks and adirondack stamps used are IndigoBlu and Pinkpaislee I triple embossed the hanging which I did using mountboard so it didn't bend with the embossing  I also put a touch of frantage embossing powder as well.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Bright Sunny Colours

Here is a tag for a challenge over at Tag Along the theme being bright sunny colours. I started with a blank tag which I sprayed with lemon zest,sweeten orange and bubblegum pink Dylusion sprays I allowed it to dry naturally I then stamped a Tim Holtz stamp randomly. The sentiment and owl are Creative Expression stamps, coloured owl with promarkers and then tripled embossed added a few tando mini flowers with are coloured with promarkers and added a gem in to the middle of them.

Sunday 20 July 2014

Flowers Power

A page for a Art Journal Journey the theme being flowers.This is a simple page background is done using pastels and the stamps used are Paperartsy JOFY and Tim Holtz.I also used Spectrum Noir pencils to add a bit more colour to flowers and leaves.

Wednesday 16 July 2014


The theme this month at Art Journal Journey is flowers started by using Adirondack inks to colour page various stencils to give depth to the page. Stamps used are IndigoBlu, Sheena and Artistic Stamper.Tissue tape along the top and bottom of page ans then using a sharpie put a dotted line around the whole page.

Journal Cover

The challenge at Sunday Stampers this week is books so I decided to do a cover of one of my journals I started my covering the journal with gesso the journal came from Asda and cost £4. I allowed to dry then painted with acrylic paint red.yellow,white and black a credit card was used to do the lines and a bottle top for the circles. Random stamping using Dina Wakley stamps and IndigoBlu. Butterflies are a TCW stencil using grunge paste.Flower is a art part and letters are grunge boards.

Monday 14 July 2014

A few cards

Some cards I have made not sure why the bottom card as gone sideways  he must have of drunk to much and need a lay down.

Wednesday 9 July 2014


Sorry I have not been posting or joining in challenges at mo I am still here but been having a few probs with my health and then my mojo went on hols but I am making a come back so catch up soon.

     Becky x

Monday 16 June 2014

Another House

Another house for a challenge at Art Journal Journey   I would love to live in a whole house for crafting although my husband would say I already have it it is a good job he loves me. Background and house is done with acrylics paint, various stamps were used

Wednesday 11 June 2014


Hi all a journal page for the challenge at ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY the theme being houses. I started by colouring page with pastels I then randomly stamped some Tim Holtz stamps  and I also used some stencil I then took the plunge and drew the houses myself and then coloured in with oil pastels this is the 1st time I have put anything on my blog that I have drawn myself. Cat is a gorgeous stamp and words are Visible Image and Butterflies Kisses birds are Hobbycraft stamps.

Friday 6 June 2014

Girls and Orange

A journal page which I putting forward for 2 challenges

1st   Sunday Stampers  the theme being girls.
2nd  Our Creative Corner  the theme being Orange.

I started off painting a page in my journal using orange paint leaving a few white bits then stamped randomly text not worrying if it didn't stamp properly then using a stencil put silver texture paste on stamped a cut out lady's body coloured with pencils cut out head  from a hair styles mag.  I then tripled embossed with clear embossing powder. then stamp and cut out other  heads and words .I did my own writing for the text. add some gems.

A couple of Birthday Cards

 This one is for my Brother Simon
This one is for Emily's 1st Birthday .Emily is one of my Grandaughters

Saturday 31 May 2014


A tag for 2 challenges
1st  A Vintage Journey   the theme being texture
2nd Moo- Mania the theme being corrugated  cardboard.

I started with a kraft card tag which I coloured using peacock  feathers and  squeezed lemonade reinkers allow to dry.I then used a couple of stencils although they don't show a lot using another stencil using versamark I then embossed with silver embossing powder and around the edge of tag.I then die cut the umbrella man in corrugate cardboard which I then embossed bits of it with silver and black embossing powder and put on tag.I then stamped words and attached to tag with bulldog clip and a ticket attached with staples. The fabric used is like hessian it is 47 years old and from Denmark it was my Mum who got it from my Mormor [ Mothers Mother- Nan in Danish ] when she died, I even have the receipt. We lost Mum recently and I have now got it.

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Birthday Card

A 40th birthday card which I am using for a challenge at Sunday Stampers the theme being brown and blue.This is off to New Zealand to my son can't believe my oldest baby is 40.

Thursday 15 May 2014


Birthday card I have done for a friend but thought I would use it for 4 challenges the 1st is for Studio L3 the theme being Distress Glitter a technique on P56 of Tim's book Compendium of Curiosity 3 which is also being sponsored by  The Funkie Junkie . 2nd challenge is Sunday Stamper the theme being pink.The 3rd being Moo Mania the theme being mail. The 4th being Artful Times theme also being mail.
I used adirondack mountain rose inkpad and edged a embossed piece of card from co-ordination and also around the postcard which is a artistic stamper stamp which I tore around the edges, some dotty stencils were used using Gathered Twig DI and Tim Holtz tattered floral die which I coloured and then covered in rock candy distress glitter.Bakers twine and metal corner and leaf are Creative Expressions.

Tuesday 13 May 2014


here is a journal page for the challenge at A Vintage Journey the theme being fond memories.This page I have kept very simple I also found it hard as I lost my Mum last month she was 87.We use to go on holiday with them to Sidmouth  we have been going for the last 8 years or so great fun was had by all.
Distress inks were used for background and Adirondack ink was use for the stamping.Stamps used were Tim Holtz,IndigoBlu and Artistic Stamper.

Thursday 8 May 2014

Journal Page

Another page for the challenge at ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY   the theme being circles also
 Artistic Stamper the theme being in the garden And then Sunday Stamper  the theme being Life.Background was done using distress inks stamps are Artistic Stamper,Crafty Individuals and Tim Holtz and Paperartsy.Added a couple of gems in centre of flowers and birds eyes.

Sunday 4 May 2014

Birthday Card for Libs

 A card for one of my Grandaughter  Libby I made a easel card for her.Started with cards put though a embossing folder one of Sheena Douglas's her India range.coloured with Adirondack ink.Stamps used are Gorjuss and Paperartsy. I coloured girl in using Promarkers,the words were stamped onto card which I had coloured with Distress Paint. Metal butterfly and flower were coloured using paint and I got them in The Works some time ago, piece of bakers twine was used as well.


A journal page for a challenge at ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY  the theme being circles.
Stamps used--Tim Holtz and Artistic Stamper.
Inks used--Adirondack and Distress Inks.
Stencil--TCW-Balzer Designs
It is the 1st time I have attempted a page which I didn't cover with inks or paints I just wanted a simple page I do rather like it.I would welcome tips.

Thursday 1 May 2014

Paint Marbling

A new challenge has started at Studio L3 it is based on Tim Holtz new book Compendium of Curiosity 3 for the 1st challenge the theme is paint marbling which is on p43 of the book. which Inspiration Emporium are very kindly sponsoring.The paints I used were ripe persimmon,wild honey and picked raspberry allow the paint to dry then I tore a strip out of a book and put down one side.Flowers are Tim Holtz die also Trellis.Stamps used are IndigoBlu

Monday 21 April 2014


A journal page for a challenge over at Art*Journal*Journey  the theme being moment of happiness,I used acrylic paints randomly over the page.I then using stencils and embossing paste to give some texture ripprd some paper from dictionary with the meaning of the word happiness.Some of Tim Holtz tissue tape was dotted around and coloured.Stamps used were IndigoBlu and Doo Lally Pip. Then scribbled the word happiness along the bottom.

Friday 18 April 2014

Spring flowers

A tag for 2 challenges 1st being
A Vintage Journey the theme being spring flowers and then
 Sunday Stampers the theme being Flame colours.

Started with a blank tag I used centura pearl card from Crafters Companion I then coloured it using Paperartsy paint and Tim Holtz distress paint using reds.yellows and orange.I then embossed it using a cuttlebug embossing folder.Flowers are a Tim Holtz die and  then put though a embossing folder and coloured.I put gem pearls in the centre of the little ones and the bigger one has a face done using melt pot and a mould.Some stencils were used and stamps are by IndigoBlu. I coloured some wide seam binding tape I then cut it up though the centre leaving a frayed edge along one edge.

Wednesday 16 April 2014


Here is a card I have made for 2 challenges one at MOO-MANIA  the theme being tripygon and
 Artful Times  the theme being spray away.
I stared with card that I divided into 3 I used centura pearl card from Crafter's Companion which has a lovely sheen I sprayed it using Dylusion Sprays pure sunshine and sweeten orange.Stamps used are Doo Lally Pip,Tim Holtz and crafty individuals I embossed some of the flowers not being to carefully not to make it perfect with silver and around the edge of the whole card.I put 2 strips of black card at the 2 ends of card.

Sunday 13 April 2014


A journal page for a challenge at Our Creative Corner the theme being with a song in your heart.Stamps used are Paperartsy and Tim Holtz background id done using pastels.imaged coloured using promarkers.Here is what is behind the door

Friday 11 April 2014

2 Birthday Cards

2 special birthday cards I have made didn't intend to make them so alike as they are for sisters.The main image is a IndigoBlu stamps and a new one to my collection,

Song in your heart

 I had done this page for a challenge and then realised I didn't quite get the theme right. I coloured the page using pastels then using a stencil put a flourish in a couple of the corners.Stamps used are IndigoBlu.Visible Image and Creative Expressions.

Monday 7 April 2014


A journal page for a challenge over at MOO-MANIA  the theme being twosome.I love these hares from Crafty Individuals stamped them on page and then on scrap paper to make masks using the masks I did background using pastels I then coloured hares and then stamped some foliage along the bottom.added some lines randomly using paint.Then added sentiments using stamps from Crafty Individuals,Tim Holtz and Hero Arts.

Sunday 30 March 2014


A page for a challenge over at Art *Journal*Journey the theme being Fantasy this page is a fantasy for me.I used some new stamps from IndigoBlu which I brought yesterday.