Tuesday 14 September 2021

It’s still September but….

 ….the leaves are starting to change colour and my thoughts are turning to Halloween. Yet again we shall miss Fall in New England as we are still not allowed entry to the USA so I decided to have a go at using some of my Halloween stash after the Marjie Kemper class.

I used some card that’s pearlescent on one side & it doesn’t take the intensity of the inks in the same way as the plain side but it’s interesting to use.

Tim Holtz + eye stickers

Washi tape, TH stamp & stencil 

Front of journal - spider web border punch, Chocolate Baroque stamp,sticker 

Indigo Blu

T H clear stamp

Paper Artsy bottles & TH sign stamps

Assorted diecuts 

Chocolate Baroque stamps 

Indigo Blu

TH stamp and ? Die

Chocolate baroque 

Rear cover - multiple layers of TH tree & assorted stickers 

TH stencil and stamp

TH stencil & Indigo Blu stamp 

Diecut cat skeleton by Sheena Douglas

Unknown stamps, washi tape 

Diecut spider web TH, cage ? And die cut bat

TH houses, witch, rub ons, bat stickers 

TH stencil, web sticker & assorted spider stickers 

TH stencil, Chocolate Baroque stamp 

I had fun making this book and am sure I’ll find an excuse to make more!

Monday 13 September 2021

Mini journals with Marjie

 Last week I had some great fun getting inky with an online class with Marjie Kemper 

Bright colours, stencils, stamps….it was just what I needed and the perfect excuse to use some of those rub-ons, gems, diecuts, cogs etc

Here are the pictures of the one that I started during the class 

Rear cover

The face is stamped onto tissue paper 

Some moos from the #100days challenge 

More moos!

Front cover

I used distress inks in Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Vintage Photo.

An assortment of stamps from Stampers Anonymous,Chocolate Baroque, Paper Artsy, Indigo Blu and some unidentifiable ones . 

I went on to make a Halloween themed one which I’ll share with you next time.

Friday 10 September 2021

Holiday season

 And isn’t it just terrible that I have never been near my blog for 2 months! 

I got over to France via the channel tunnel, very easy it was too….had a lovely time wining and dining in the great outdoors for 95% of the 3 weeks that we were away. There was a slight problem with the weather during the middle week when it turned cold and wet but then the heat returned with a vengeance.

So, I did a lot of reading but this was not of anyone’s blogs, I am slowly getting back to you all as far as that is concerned and I did manage to keep up with the challenges on my 2 regular groups so I’m going to let you go and get a suitable beverage and then you can check out the pictures….

Colour me positive 

Life documented 

Whilst we were in France I picked up the latest resort brochure and thumbed through….I was slightly surprised to see Bill & I had been included in it…..sitting at the bar of the hotel that is located just behind our chalet!

I shall save the pictures of the mini journals I have made as a result of a 5 day online class with Marjie Kemper for next time!