Play pages

Things have been busier than normal so I haven’t been crafting as much, and I missed out on a couple of the PaperArtsy challenges. 

But the small amounts of play I have managed to squeeze in have resulted in some interesting pages. 

I took inspiration from Kim Dellow in using leaflets/books that have been mailed to me as my journal. I’ve been using envelopes as my substrate for a while now but those have been plain with no writing or images on them. 

These pages have built up over a number of weeks often just adding one element or layer. And they are still very much works in progress. 

This is the front cover and as it stands I absolutely love this page! 

This is one of the “finished” pages (because it has a quote 😉 , but who knows I might add more to it at a later date. 

Another page that could be finished but I’m not sure yet!!!! I hand drew the flowers and subsequently made a hand carved stamp using some of them because I really liked the shape. 

You can really see the original print from the booklet in this page and I used one of the title words as the main message for this page. 

Another couple of pages that are one their way. I’m liking the pink page a lot! And I like that the last page is monochrome which wasn’t intentional. Originally it was very colourful. 

This is the hand carved stamp from the “be bold” page. 


Simple card using off-cuts


Apologies for the long time between posts. Here’s a little card I made using off-cuts from other projects.

The starting point for this card was the two strips of brown craft card that I had left from trimming another card. I have no idea why I kept them but I did and I’m glad because I really like how this card turned out!
I also had the glitter embossed (WOW vintage peacock) piece and the butterflies (a Martha Stewart punch) all left over from various other projects.
I just needed to find something to bring them all together! So I raided my paper stashes and found the background card a little glue, some black gems and stickles and hey presto!

It’s a simple card but what a great way to use up those off-cuts from other projects that you keep “just in case” but never use!