ATG Challenge – Through the Craft Room Door – 30th March 2021

Hello and here is my contribution for the next challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door where this week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up

I loved the images we were working with but I just couldn’t get anything to work for me, one of those times where mojo just escaped! So I resorted to an art journal page and I am very happy with what I made. The image I worked with is called The Cat’s Whiskers.

I found some bottles of spray ink so I thought let me see what this does and I quite liked the resulting mess. Then I put the lovely image of the cat on one side and remembered I had a very quirky stamp set by Dyan Reavely and I stamped that onto some off cuts of coloured paper. I love the sentiment of “sorry but the cat and I have plans for this evening”. I then decided to try the dreaded crackle paste. I have to admit I have failed miserable with getting anything to crackle but this seemed to work nicely and you can’t see it so I shall be experimenting with that again.

I hope you like what I have done with the image, well out of my comfort zone but so happy I invested in the art journal, I have extended the amount of techniques I am trying which is a good thing.

So until next time I post have a good one and don’t forget check out the challenge for this week. TTCRD ATG Challenge



ATG Challenge for Through The Craft Room Store sponsored by Sheepski Designs – 16th March 2021

Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge post from me for Through the Craft Room Door. This week we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs. I am happy to admit that I LOVE Andrea’s designs and for this challenge I produced two pieces, one of which is my first ever art journal page. I have only been inspired to do Art Journalling in the last 3 weeks and I used a gift voucher to get a journal and I had so much inky fun making the page. All experimental pieces and I never thought about doing this, to try out different things. It is not perfect but it certainly gave me some inspiration for future projects.

So here is my first art journal project and I have used Buttercups in this. I played around with spraying inks, and I also then tried stencilling with mica powders which does normally end in disaster but this time worked and I sealed the power with hairspray. Some of the word stencilling I am not pleased with but I found some Tonic Nuvo glitter paste and I wanted to see what I could do with it. As I say totally experimental.

My second project, well I loved the cute little guy and I wasn’t so sure what to do with him so I have made him into a simple card which I will be sending to a friend when I send a few things to her in the coming weeks. The image I have used is Masked. I really do like Andrea’s designs but the Gnomes are really quite the cutest!!

So I hope that everyone is inspired by the designs we have this week. Pop over to our challenge blog TTCRD and see the rest of the lovely designs my DT have come up with and if you can do take our challenge.

Much love as always


ATG Challenge for Through the Craft Room Door

Hello it is another post for the ATG over at Through the Craft Room Door (which you should know by now that I run along with another lovely lady), This week we are sponsored hy Eureka stamps who are giving away 3 images from their store as a prize for our randomly chosen winner,

This time I have used the image Eureka – Best Friends Sitting which is shown below.

I have to admit that I am now not sure whether or not I like this. The image has been coloured infusing Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils and I have fussy cut the image. I wanted to play around with the background paper and I used papers from Dreamees called Golden Glow. I have tried to decoupage the paper and I am not really sure that it has worked even though I have added a few pearls for effect. So at the moment I am indifferent, but the stamp is a lovely one which I will use again.

Why don’t you pop over to our blog and see what the DT have used and take the challenge this week.

Catch up with you again soon


Anything Goes Challenge – Through the Craft Room Door – Sponsored by Oddball Art Co

Hello and thank you for popping by to see my latest project for the ATG challenge at Through the Craft Room Door. Before I go any further, I must apologise if the blog doesn’t look right. I have been trying a few different looks to see what I like but at the moment I cannot seem to find one that I like. If something doesn’t read or look right then please feel free to pop me a message and then I will know what does not work.

So back to the challenge at hand. I chose to use the image Sweet Sweet Peaches Scones Cake Muffin Cobbler Desserts. There are plenty of images to choose from if you look at the link but I chose to use the largest and made two copies so that I could decoupage. I coloured the image using some Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils and then used my blending solution over them to give them a better look.

The paper I have used needed to be bright and cheerful and this has some glitter effect but you actually cannot see it. It is from a very old paper pad by Anna Griffin. Other pieces are from my personal stash.

Thank you for stoping by and checking the blog out and I shall see you all again very soon.



Through the Craft Room Door ATG Challenge 2nd February 2021

Hello everyone and welcome to the next challenge over at TTCRD which this week is sponsored by Ikes Art

We had a fabulous selection of images to use and I used The Windmill

I used a few different pens to make this image and some bold colours for the tulips. I wasn’t sure whether to use a sentiment or not but I have used Happy Birthday as I believe this could make a lovely birthday card for a male. I found some papers from my stash to mat and layer..

I hope that you will join us in our challenge and be in with a chance of winning a voucher for the Ikes Art store. We would love to see your makes so please pop over and enter our challenge.

Lots of love and see you soon