Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter 2013

Morning all, just popping by to wish you all a very Happy Easter.

Hope you have a great day. 

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Sparkle

Morning everyone from a snowy East Yorkshire....again. At least its not as bad as it has been, just a light sprinkle over night (much to my 4 year old's delight).

Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a very happy Easter and to share one of the Easter cards I have made. 

The main image is from Sherri Baldy . The backing papers are all from Graphic 45 Little Darlings 12x12 paper pad. 

She is coloured  with pro markers from the spring 2012 and winter 2012 collections. Thought that these colours really suited the spring look, although it doesn't feel like spring outside

I have added some chameleon glitter to her headscarf and to her socks for a bit of sparkle (hope you can see it?)

The gem swirl and the flower are from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by and a very Happy Easter to you. 

Besties Challenge 11 - 'Sparkle'
I Love Pro Markers 161 - 'Spring is in the air'
Sweet Stampin - 'Oh so Girlie'
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge 3 - 'Spring has sprung'

Monday, 25 March 2013

Scream day

Morning all from a very cold and windy East Yorkshire. I hope that wherever you are, you are a lot warmer than me :-) Thankfully most of the snow has melted here but only a few miles away they still have loads.

Do you ever have those days where you just want to scream and scream and scream? Well I was having one of those last week, so I turned to my faithful journal for release. Here is the result. I have to say I am very pleased with it and it definitely made me feel better. 

This is how it started off. 

I chopped, I mean trimmed off her hair and attached it to a page that had mop up on it. I drew in the lines of where I wanted her new hair to be and started to put the outlines of my words in.

I then coloured the areas in with a black POSCA pen and coloured in my words. 

I then outlined my hair with a white Sakura gelly roll pen and also outlined the words. 

Then it was doodle time, just doodled away inside each piece of hair. before moving onto her lips and eye brows. The black was all POSCA pen and the white all Sakura gelly roll. 

Give it a try next time you are having one of them days, it really does help :-)
Take care and thank you for stopping by for a look. 

Monday, 18 March 2013


Morning all and welcome to another challenge over at Crafty Boots.
This fortnight the challenge is flowers, so as long as there are flowers on your project it can be anything.

Here is mine.
It is a page in my journal. The background is Dylusions sprays in Fresh Lime and Dirty Martini.

The flowers stamp is from Dylusions background love stamp set and is coloured with Dylusions spray in a water brush - Cherry Pie.

The blue paint is Tim Holtz Distress paint in Chipped Sapphire

The stencil is from the Dylusions Couture range and is Annie. The white pen is a Sakura Gelly Roll. 

Thank you for looking and good luck if you take part.

Sunday, 17 March 2013


Hi there, just a quick post today.
First i would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who commented on my previous post, there was some really lovely kind words about my work. Thank you it really means a lot. 
Also like to welcome my new followers, its really lovely to have you here.

This card is an 8x8 and the backing papers are from Debbi Moore Designs, shabby chic collection of 12x12 papers.

 Flowers and buttons are from my stash.

The image is a digi from Sherri Baldy called Bashful Bettie and you can get it here. I coloured her with Pro markers.

Will leave you with a journal page.

Have a fabaroonie day and thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

1st anniversary of Art Journaling.

Oh my how time flies, I truly can not believe it is only a year since i found Art Journaling. It honestly feels like it has been apart of my crafting forever!
It all started a year ago when i came across these pictures by the uber talented Kaz Hall. Please please check out her blog as she is so inspirational. 

I just loved the look of this and wanted to know more about it. So i sat and read quite a few bits on her blog and from there i found this lady.

Dyan Reaveley  and her shop/studio Art From The Heart. They were having a preview day a week or so later and it was just around the corner from a show i was already going to. So my sister in law and I went to the show (was very disappointed) and then when to AFTH. Why oh why oh why we hadn't just gone there i will never know. It was awesome, so much inspiration  it blew my little crafty brain. 

Here i am with the lovely lady herself Dyan, who is the creator of all thing Dylusional. Unfortunately Kaz was teaching and so i was unable to meet her. I did however leave the shop with these lovely goodies (and a very overflowing crafty brain).

From these small beginnings i now have these!!!!!!!

This is what my original journal now looks like.

And this is my very first page. Quote is "dare to believe and see what you can achieve"

I am now a regular art journaler and attend classes about once a month at AFTH learning all sorts of brilliant techniques from the awesomely talented Dyan. 
Since then i have also attended a couple of preview days and have finally met the lady who set me off on my art journey.

The pictures below were from the second time i met her at Christmas. She is a tad mad and an awesome malteser blower, she is also a really nice person, with a big heart and an abundance of talent.

I also now own a piece of Kaz craft, eeeeeck, still giddy and it was Christmas that she gave it to me, lol. 

The gorgeous Dyan who now sports fabaroonie red hair, love it.

Along the way i have picked up some fabaroonie friends too.
Tracy, Maralyn,, Tamsin, Gwen, Gemma and Michelle to name just a few. Michelle did the same as me and went to the show then to AFTH. I found her via a blog post and am so pleased i did. She is also a very talented lady, her ability to create texture is awesome, please check out her blog and you will see for yourself. 
Here we are at the last preview day.

Here are a few pages from my first journal. 


Here are a few of my latest pages. 

Finally i will leave you with my homage to the ladies who have guided my art journal journey. I truly am grateful to you both for the help and encouragement you have given and continue to give me along this journey. 

Thank you for stopping by today and reading my ramblings. I hope you enjoyed it.