Friday, 11 January 2013


....No, it's all right, I haven't had a breakdown! Not THAT sort of housekeeping!

I just mean tidying up with some forgotten finished work to share.

My brother's card (sneak peak in this post) turned out like this. Finished it with the Big Ben stamp from Paperartsy Hot Pick 1208.
The bubbles and numbers are both stencils.  I used Dylusion sprays for the bubbles and walnut stain distress ink for the numbers. The greeting is by Penny Black.

I loved making this journal page (shared briefly in WOYWW this week), using Paperartsy Fresco paints' stencils and JoFY stamps. The girls at craft club where I finished this off, loved these stamps.
 sanded a bit hard here, made a hole....oops! Used Paperartsy Mini's stamps (script, seen here; and numbers (see next pic) on the background...

Just LOVE these stamps of Jo's - can't wait to see the rest of her new ones when they're released (hurry up, Paperartsy, LOL!)
the single leaf made quite a nice addition to the border.

Just love the Beach Hut fresco paint - can't believe I didn't already have it, so when I ordered the stamp set, had to put that right!

I didn't have much with me at craft club for colouring so used some distress inks and the tip of a blending tool - used salty ocean, wild honey/rusty hinge, mowed lawn and picked raspberry.

There's one page left in this journal, and whilst I love the new Dyan Reaveley one, I am going to miss this size - so may have to get another one!! I think you can say I am hooked - it's only taken about 14 months to fill this one.


brenda said...

You had me worried every minute Helen, thought you had the Dyson out.

Love the colour palette and dimensional on your brothers card and the dreamy fusion of colours or journal page.

B x

Samantha Elliott said...

Good grief woman! You had me worried then!
Great projects there!
Happy Friday.

Carmen said...

Can't believe you've finished already. Such gorgeous pages, I bet that book is a lot fatter than when you started ;)

Krisha said...

Wonderful card, but you really should not use nasty words for the title of your post.....LOL

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous card xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Phew I thought you meant housework!! Great housekeeping! Trace x

Virginia said...

Gorgeous card and page in your book!

Anonymous said...

Your brother's card turned out great, bet he was thrilled with it. I love seeing your journal pages, they're all so good.

sam21ski said...

Fab card, love that happy birthday script. Fab pages too, love the colours.

Sam xx