Thursday, 31 March 2011


Yes I was at AFTH yesterday for a workshop run by the lovely Kate of the Kathryn Wheel fame. It really was a wonderful relaxing day expertly taught by Kate. We made Kate's Tag Book which you can see on her blog and also on Dyan's web site. We made a couple of colour wheels to start with which is a brilliant idea to teach you which colours go with each other, then we spent the morning playing, experimenting with colour using the sprays, punching out mini shapes to use on the tags and then putting everything together using the sewing machineThe afternoon session was devoted to making a book with 8 tags cut from Tim's tag die and using the techniques we had learnt during the morning session. So we actually made 2 tag books, yipee! I am showing you one I have finished and the other is yet to be put together which I intend to do today after all the usual chores. Hey! I have more time now for crafting as I have given up my teaching job, handed in my notice this week and informed all the powers that be. Well you have to give up sometime or I could see myself still working at 80, NO WAY!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Another journal page created at AFTH on the day I should not have been there. Art Journaling is this Sunday at AFTH I hope I remember to go LOL. The background on this page was created using the new Distress Stains and they are gorgeous and so easy to use, the colours here are Bundled Sage and Wild Honey. The borders, hand with pointing finger and spots are all from Dyan's downloads and the doors are a Stampotique stamp. Quotes are computer generated, I very rarely write on my pages and don't feel the need to write personal stuff although sometimes there can be a hidden meaning.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Hi everyone, I haven't blogged for a while it's not that I haven't done any crafting I have been making ATCs but can't blog them yet as they are for a swap this month and the people who I swap with haven't got them yet.
Today I dashed off to AFTH very early this morning for the Art Journal workshop. I spent ages last night packing all my stash to take with me and loading it in the car and guess what when I walked into the studio Kate (Ben's partner) and Dyan both had hysterics, I had gone on the wrong day, this weekend was the "Altered Book" weekend. Sometimes I wonder where my brain is 'cos I know full well that there is exactly a month between Art Journal days, however, I had a good day and enjoyed myself sitting in the middle of all the ladies making fantastic altered books. Dyan very kindly said I couldn't go home and made a place for me. There were quite  a few  there who know me as they are fellow art journalers and so we had a good laugh at my goof. I actually achieved a lot more than I would have done if I had been at home and here is one of my completed pages done today using Dyan's downloads, Deviant Scrap and Tumble Fish Studios.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Well today felt like Spring in this part of the world, reasonably warm and sunny, it was nice not to have to wear hat, scarf and gloves while walking the dogs. My pages for March are coincidentaly very spring like. It is also the Marie Curie month so I have included daffodils which are there emblem. My little daff figure is another Stampotique and my squares are from Dyan's papers "Spring Fling"


Here are my February finished pages for the Art Calendar challenge. I always intend to add to each day to illustrate what I have been doing but I never actually get around to doing that, when I look at other peoples with lots of little drawings and I feel inspired but then it disappears where it goes I don't know. Well that's enough rambling for one day so here is the photo.