Sunday, 18 January 2015

Pan Pastel UK Challenge ~ Happy Birthday

 Happy to be back with the new challenge for
and the theme for the next 2 wks is
Happy Birthdays would not be the same without . . . CAKE!
Just a few Ingredients was required ~
a pen to doodle
yummy Pan Pastels for the icing . . .
 . . . along with a playful rendition of " Happy Birthday to you " to finish. 
I had a happy, fun time doodling away, painting and  humming the tune for happy birthday!
I hope you like my little whimsical cake, be sure and hop along to the challenge blog
to see what the rest of the DT have created.
I hope you can join us!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Craft Stamper Take it Make it Blog Hop . . .

Welcome to
Craft Stamper Magazines
very first
Take it, Make It Blog hop!
 If you have landed here from
 then you are on the right track!
A list of all the blog links can be found HERE.

The January Challenge is called, " Take a stamp" and is really simple . . .
just use a stamp some where on your Art!

The project I am sharing today is

" A little bag of Whimsy "
I hope you like my little bag of whimsy, created from scraps of cotton, pretty fabric
along with
Unity Stamp Co.
She Was a daughter stamp
a touch of my wonky tonky stitching and it was done! 

The main challenge this month has a huge prize up for grabs . . . all you need to do is enter your project into the challenge to earn your place in the random draw!
As well as the main prize, we are also offering blog hop prizes to . . . 
you can win this fabulous substrate  pack :
To win simply leave a comment on this post.
 { or any other blog hop }
When the challenge ends, we will randomly draw a name from the comments left. 
There is one prize on offer for EACH blog post . . . so 12 chances to win!
 { 13 if you count the huge prize for the challenge
winner ! }
The lucky winners from each blog will not only win a  mixed media substrate pack, they will also win a piece of original art from the blog owner!
 So , the lucky winner chosen from the comments left here will win the project I have shared above!
 Winners from the other blogs along the hop will  receive the original art shared there too, how cool is that?!
So, leave your comment here, then hop along to the next blog, the fabulously talented ~
just click HERE
Once you`re all done with the hop, don`t forget to enter the main challenge!
 All the details can be found HERE!

Happy Hopping

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Documented Life Project . . . My journey so far!

 This is my first year taking part in the 
 and I have to say I am loving it!
 { The instructors are incredible, generous and inspiring }

You can find out more about the project over on the
and all about the Instuctors!
 I settled on using an old second hand book as my journal . . .
sketching, painting, doodling.
The title is 
my one little word for this year. 
 { You can find out more on that Here. }

Next came WK 1`s Challenge 
part of which was ~
Journal prompt ~ Be your own Goal keeper
Book papers, sketching, chopping up, painting, doodling, wonky tonky stitches . . . getting lost in the process while my mind tick tocks over what I want to achieve in 2015!
 Including some Happy Mail on the opposite page from some lovely people over at 
Art Journal Junkies
{ feeling blessed, thank you! }

Hidden in a pocket is my original sketch for my Brave girl
 I thought it would be a good idea to include it.

Lots of flaps on here for hidden gems I want to keep private.
 The completed pages.
I can`t begin to tell you what a
this has been to create so far ~
 getting lost in the moment ~
not over thinking ~
Just letting go!

Friday, 9 January 2015

Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge ~ Take a stamp!

Excited today as
is launched.
The challenge is changing slightly ...
we are alternating challenges, this month it is 
and next month it will be
take a technique
two winners every challenge
one will win the the sponsors prize
the other will get project published in Craft Stamper { wahoo} be a Guest DT member and a winners profile!
 I`m taking in part in the Documented life project and have picked olw for the year . . . 
" Brave "
so with that in mind I used
Unity Stamp Co.
She is Fearless Stamp
 Donna Downey, 
she is huge and I love her.
Stamping, painting, doodling . . .
adding some wings and journaling until I was happy.
She will now live inside my old book and on the days when I need reminding, she will be waiting!

Before I tootle away I have pictures of the most swoonworthy prize you could win over on the blog . . . 
 Swooooon . . . the stamps!
Getting giddy . . . everything else!

So what are you waiting for go hop on over and check it out , someone is going to be over the moon!!

Popping over to 
Unity Stamp Co. Friends with Flair,
 it`s been a while, looking forward to hopping along tonight!
Thank you for looking.
Catch you later
Big hugs

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Pan Pastel UK Challenge ~ Clean and Simple

 Happy New Year
 welcome to a new challenge over at
we`ve kept it nice and easy for you this time with the theme
" Clean and Simple "
You have 2wks to enter and remember you don`t have to use our product to play along.
We also have a fab prize to give away from our generous sponsors over at
This was a challenge for me I can tell you!
For someone who used to be terrified of even a smidgen of colour . . . 
I now like nothing more 
then adding a
splodge here 
a big ole splatter there . . . 

What was I to do? ? ?

Limit myself to a few Pan Pastels that`s what 
once I did 
after what felt like hours agonising
things just started to fall into place!
 Mixing Pan Pastels with
Matt Gel
to create wet paint
to give me shades
along with the new Pearl Mediums.
 Doodling, scribbling and getting messy.
She is called
" Pure of Heart "
I hope you like her.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I can`t wait to see what you all create!
Be sure and hop on by the challenge blog and see what the rest of the design team have created, you will not be disappointed.
Just click HERE.
Till next time
Big hugs