I hope you're all warm and well this wintery Saturday morning
(well it's wintery in my corner of the world!)
We had a small amount of snow that only lasted yesterday
and I live only about a mile from the sea where there have been some spectacular tides crashing up
thankfully not doing any damage - but a wonderful display of nature
I't's been a busy week craft wise has this one!!
If you pop over to Fab'n'Funky Challenges you'll see we have some lovely new teamies.
Running a DT takes a lot of work sometimes and this was one of those weeks!
But I've got everyone up and ready on the blog and our new sponsors sorted for the year
(well except one closed before the year started so - we're on the lookout for someone to cover a couple of weeks! - - any offers or ideas lol
I've also been busying away with my new crafty goodies for the year
continuing with my 'crafting for a purpose' theme
and here's the beginning of the beginning - so to speak!
I got myself a lovely 365 Happy Planner (the craft version!)
and aim to use it!!
I started off colouring the cover, using my Clouristapens from Crafter's Companion
- they're great for this type of colouring if you've never tried them
I loved how it turned out but it wasn't really what I wanted
- it's a bit too .....nice ha ha
so I had a lovely couple of messy days and made some covers of my own design
and this is the one I chose to go with
Still quite flowery but in a messy sort of way
and it says something about me and what I'm aiming to do with it
- not your bog standard planner cover
I used Sheena Stamping card and coloured it with my Ranger Dylusions paints in bubblegum pink, crushed grape, fresh lime and cherry pie - just sort of slapped it on with a baby wipe - it blends beautifully, I then stamped and painted in the details and dotted about a bit with the handle end of the brush - I loved the messyness of it! - a bit scary but very satisfying
The flowers are Sheena Douglass Day of the Dead Floral Fiesta
and I then layered up using the coordinating dies
- these Perfect Partner dies really are perfect!!
I didn't want it too dimensional or 'big' because I wanted it to fit inside the plastic cover. After all if it's going to get regular use it needs to be hard wearing lol
After that I added just a few odds and ends, buttons, brads,beads and a key
and finally added the inspiring words which are again stamps from Sheena Douglass
I just stamped them very simply, cut them by hand and stuck them on in a random way
and in the top corner die cut - #2017 - and that's what it's all about!!
I've started to decorate my pages as I go - I've even written i it lol
I'll keep you updated as I go
.... I think this will be fun
The flowery colouring didn't go to waste, I liked it to much!
- I've used it on the inside cover, which is still a work in progress
- I'll show you the back another time!!
Why don't you join me - you don't need to buy a fancy planner, it could be done with any reasonabley sized diary - and they'll be reduced in price by now as the shops scramble to get rid of them before the end of January
Happy Saturday, Happy planning
Challenges I'm entering with this card
Challenge up your life - a self made background 17/1
Just us girls- all over stamping 20/1
art by miran - Anything goes 20/1
Creative artists mixed media - anything mixed media goes 30/1