Friday, 17 November 2017

Recycling Old Envelopes

Hello Bloggy Friends,

Here's a fun idea for what to do with all those old envelopes, rather than just chucking them in the recycling bin - turn them into dinky mini window envelopes to hold journaling cards for scrapbook and PL pages. These are all about 2" or 3" long ...

After opening the envelopes out flat, I used my WRMK Envelope Board to cut and score them (you could make them without the board, but it does make life a lot easier!). Some I turned inside out as I like the look of the printing.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Playing with Paper Artsy Stamps

Hello everyone,

Hope you're all enjoying a happy and creative week out there.

My friend Trina and I recently went on a trip to Ally Pally to see one of those giant arts and crafts shows and we had wonderful time. We bought loads of stuff we really really needed and got to do some "make-n-takes" as well. One of these was at the PaperArtsy stand, where we tried out several stamps and had a go at colouring them with Distress Oxides.

Yesterday, I decided it was time to do something with these sweet little images, so I finished colouring them and turned them into a set of quirky Christmas cards ...

I didn't buy the stamps - only because I'd already bought several other sets of stamps by that stage - but I did buy three colours of Distress Oxide, which I used to create the backgrounds for these. I cut the solid shapes out and mounted them on foam pads for dimension, adding the scribbly lines back in by hand with a Micron pen. Final touch was a subtle shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen - doesn't show in the pics really, but looks fab IRL.

The insides will just have "It's Christmas!" in black Micron pen. Not traditionally Christmassy I know, but I think they're fun :o)

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon.

Annie xxx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

WOYWW #441 - Messy Rooms and Missing Mojo

Hello Fellow Deskers and Bloggy Friends,

It's been a while, but I'm back in the room:o)

For those not in the know, it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and you can find out all about it over at Julia's Stamping Ground. It's been AGES since I last joined in, largely because my Mojo has been missing. I have still managed to make a HUGE MESS of my desk though ...

... and it's not just the desk. Take a peek to the left ....

... and behind me...

Sigh. I really need to tidy my room - again. Maybe my missing Mojo is hiding in there somewhere ...

Anyway, if you would like to show the world YOUR workdesk, or just have a nosey at other creative spaces all over the world, just pop over to Julia's, everyone is welcome. See you there! 

Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

It's Just a Balancing Act

Good Morning Lovely Bloggy Friends,

Another beautiful though chilly Autumnal day beginning here in Norfolk UK and I have a fun day out with my good friend Trina to look forward to.

My Missing Mojo is just beginning to think about tiptoeing back into the house I think. I've beeen enjoying playing in the art journal I made out of recycled Amazon packaging a while back - it's become my collage book and even when I can't seem to do anything else, I can always do a bit of cutting, sticking and colouring in there. Here's one I finished last night ...

For this page, I used a combination of printable collage sheets from Crowabout StudioB which I bought from Mischief Circus, pieces cut from magazines, and some of my stash of alphas.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Chasing my Mojo and Catching Up!

Hello Everyone,

It's been a strange few weeks for me and not much at all going on at the ArtyFarty Front - due to a combination of lack of time, lack of energy and a Missing Mojo. All is not right with my world if I'm not doing a bit of something creative every day, so it's been a bit weird.

Anyway, I thought I'd have a play with some alcohol inks and Yupo paper, inspired by a lesson with the lovely Azoline for Week 35 of Wanderlust 2017 -

It was a bit of a battle, I couldn't get it to come out "right" at all and it's NOTHING like Azoline's beautiful, whimsical piece, but hey, at least I had a go and it was fun to play with the inks on this strange shiny not-paper stuff.

Today I plan to pack my kit ready for a couple of crafty jollies I have coming up - hopefully that will get my creative juices flowing again. Meanwhile, I'll go tidy my room in readiness ...

Thanks for popping in to see me, see you again soon. Have a wonderful arty-farty week wherever you are :o)

Annie xxx