Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Kasia's Advent Calendar Challenge - Days 6 - 10

Hello Folks!

Here are my (fairly) quick art journal pages for days 6-10 of Kasia's Free Advent Calendar Challenge.

Day 6 - Be amazed


Day 7 - A favourite recipe


Day 8 - Found poetry


Day 9 - Write your thoughts and feelings (then cover them with paint! Wink!)


Day 10 - Keep it simple


It's been a jittery few days, as I was thinking about yesterday's hospital appointment, but now I'm finally starting my medication I'm feeling more positive. Onwards and upwards!

Have a happy day,

Alison xox


Monday, 10 December 2018

365 Somethings Teabag Art - Week 49

Hi Everyone!

Here are my seven arty teabags for week 49 of IHanna's 365 Somethings Challenge.


I went back to my favourite little collage technique of stapling some scraps to the teabags. The stars were punched from Gelli Plate prints, and I added a glitter glue outline to them.


Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Alison xox

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Christmas Crochet Angel

Hello Everyone!

I found a free crochet pattern for an angel on Pinterest, and used fine crochet thread and a 2.5mm hook to create one. It was a tad fiddly, but I may have to make some more.

I mounted my angel onto teabag paper, then onto some music paper, and made this Christmas card for our friends Meg and Frank.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

Alison xox

Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas Remakes

Morning Folks!

I received a Christmas card order from a friend, and she really liked this one that I made last year, so I made a couple more in different colours for her.


The background is made with Dylusion Spray Inks and a Crafter's Workshop snowflake stencil. I die-cut two Tim Holtz Tattered Doilies, glued them together, and triple embossed with Frantage Aged Gold & Silver EP. The message stamp is by The Artistic Stamper, inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The ribbon was coloured using the same Dylusions inks as the background.


Which is your favourite?

I'm entering my cards in Country View Crafts' Christmas Challenge.

Have a lovely day!

Alison xox

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Kasia's Advent Challenge

Morning Everyone!

Art journaling has taken a bit of a back seat lately, with all of my Christmas card making, so I thought it would be fun to join in with Everything Art Kasia's Advent Challenge. It's free, and there's no pressure, just a daily prompt video for each day of Advent.

Here are my pages so far. I aim to spend no more than half an hour on each one.

Day One


Day Two


Day Three


Day Four


Day Five


I've a lunch date today with my oldest friend. Old in the fact that we've been friends since we started school at the age of four.

Hope you all have a lovely day,

Alison xox

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

365 Somethings - Week 48

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today, I have some more teabag art for IHanna's 365 Somethings Challenge. These ones are for Week 48, and are a little bit festive, in fact they've already been turned into Christmas cards. I have to admit I made a whole load more, as they're small, flat and cheap to post.


I hunted through my stamps, and found 7 different star designs. The two top and two bottom are by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studios. The middle left is Crafty Individuals, the middle centre is Dina Wakley, and the middle right is by Seth Apter for PaperArtsy. They're all stamped on various Gelli Plate prints.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

December 2018 Art Journal Calendar

Happy December Everyone!

Life seems to be so busy lately, I can't imagine why! Hahaha! Christmas shopping, Christmas Church Services, Village Christmas Lights & Carols, and Christmas card making, amongst other things!

It's a little late, but here is my December art journal calendar. Some brayered painty layers, and stencilled snowballs and flakes. Perfect for Elizabeth's 'My Favourite Season Or 'Tis The Season' Challenge at Art Journal Journey.


I'll be back tomorrow with another late post, my 365 Somethings teabag art for week 48.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox