Sunday 23 April 2023

365 Somethings 99-110, some Crochet, and a Birthday Card

 Hello Friends.

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted. I've had some health issues and hospital visits to deal with, but I'm getting through it the best I can. Autoimmune diseases are a pain!

I'm still trying to keep up with my collages, so here are another 3 sets of them for Daisy Yellow Art's 365 Somethings challenge.

I've also been crocheting various things for a man at my church to take out to Ukraine, hats, scarves, blankets, and recently some bright and cheery flower brooches. We've started a little knitting and crochet group at church to do this.

Finally, here's a first birthday card I made for my friend's little grandson. I knitted a cardigan for him too, but silly me forgot to take a photo.

 Thanks for visiting today.


Monday 10 April 2023

AJJ - Recycle, Re-Use & Re-Purpose

 Hello friends.

I have another junk journal page to share for Elizabeth & Bleubeard's theme at Art Journal Journey.

This was a simple page on a gelli-printed background, with fingerprints and flowers created using my fingers and acrylic paint. I added some faces and words cut from a National Trust magazine, and a few white ink splashes. The faces were from people dressed as English kings and queens. I think Victoria is in the middle and Elizabeth I top right, possibly Charles I bottom left, I'm not sure of the others.

Someone asked about my Easter cards. I created a cross stencil from card, sprinkled Brusho ink powders in it, and spritzed with water, very simple and effective.

Also, my mini collages aren't made from a masterboard, I create them separately using the same pieces of collage fodder so they all look cohesive. Hope that makes sense.

It's Easter Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK. It started pretty miserably with rain, but now it's fairing up and we may venture out for a walk.

I hope you're having a good day.

Thanks for visiting,


Sunday 9 April 2023

Happy Easter! He Is Risen

 Wishing all who celebrate it a very happy and blessed Easter!

I made a few Easter cards for my family.

Alison xox

Saturday 8 April 2023

365 Somethings 87-98

 Hello Friends.

I have 3 more sets of collages for Daisy Yellow Art's 365 Somethings challenge to share with you today.

I hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend.

Thanks for visiting.


Tuesday 4 April 2023

Junk Journal Pages

 Hello All.

I thought I'd shared a few more pages from my junk journal.

This one started with a word stamp that I carved, then grew into a wonky mandala.

I used a round paint brush and watercolour paint to create the leafy stems on this next page.

On the next page, I traced around some metal letters then painted them with watercolour paint.

And finally, a page for Bleubeard & Elizabeth's Recycle, Re-use & Re-purpose theme at Art Journal Journal, on which I used an old piece of stencilled fabric and some book text. I used the metal heart clip to stamp the spirals.

Thanks for visiting,


Sunday 2 April 2023

Art Journal Calendar April 2023

 Hello Friends. A happy April to you all.

I'm joining Elizabeth's Recycle, Re-use & Re-purpose theme at Art Journal Journey with my April art journal calendar.

I started by covering the pages with used teabag papers, then I used a piece of corrugated cardboard to create the lines with black ink.

I punched the circles from security envelopes, and used an empty tea light holder to stamp the outlines. I stamped the title using Darkroom Door Alpha stamps, added the day numbers, and sketched some flowers. 

I added white ink splashes, and also dropped some white ink into the flower centres. I love how the ink spread out along the lines of the flowers. So cool!

And finally, here's my completed March calendar.

Thanks for visiting,