Well the trusty old work-desk is still looking Christmas-y today - with another batch of cards rustled up on Sunday !
All on the cute end of the spectrum & using toppers & papers.
Here are more Pippenwood which I have decoupaged
Then on Saturday I set about my November project on Lynda & my ABC ATC challenge.
I had X this month - whoa this one was a bit brain taxing !
I had to sit down with the dictionary to get some inspiration !
So this ATC is called Xantho-Xylograph !!
Xantho meaning yellow - and a Xylograpgh being a woodcut !
This Clarity stamp struck me as having a woodcut look about it - and the background was 3 types of yellow ink. The ATC's are supposed to be the same but I expect you can see my "deliberate mistake" !
Well as the Moorish artists of the stunning palaces in Spain always said - every art work should have a mistake as only Allah is perfect !
Well that's my excuse - not a momentary lapse of attention !!!
Then I also created a couple of journal pages for my Journal 52.
Firstly the challenge was "Use Stencils" - I have had this page in my head for weeks - the photos printed out & the quote - which I had seen on a page on the Internet - was nagging at me to be made into a page !
This is my lovely sister who, as we live 5 hours apart, I miss & never get to see enough of ...
This quote was made for us as we are completely different in looks, character & our lives - but I love her dearly !
Then the next challenge was "The Sky" - and I spotted this quote which appealed to me !
I had my stencil folder out so used a combo of the clouds & moon.
I like the way the background came out but I completely messed up the sapcing of the words !
I was worried I would run out of space & then ending up with loads at the bottom & all the quote crammed at the top - whoops !
I was too out of energy to make it all again - so it will go in the Journal as a lesson to plan better !!!!
Have a great crafty week !
I have a carload of us girls from our craft club heading to the Hobbycrafts Show the NEC on Saturday - so maybe see you there ??
Love Ali x
PS Another lesson learnt - check that nothing has fallen on the floor by your desk before you go in with your big fat feet !! Whoops again !