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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

WOYWW #390 - Crafting but not Christmas!

So I actually did some crafting this week, despite a horrid cough!

Also managed a course for work yesterday on the schemas young children use as they learn, which accounts for the book on my desk.

For our SWAP this month on UKPC we did a sketch.

Certainly got me out of the usual box I cling to with my crafting. I flipped the image for my card.

I had a bit of trouble with sticking the metallic ric-rac as my pinflair was a bit "thick" from non-use of late! So I had to commandeer my Cuttlebug for some weight on the problem.

Then I did a journal page with a couple of characters drawn by a friend, as I thought they needed a home.

Gosh my stencils and stamps haven't seen the light of day for months, I'd quite forgotten how to journal too.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.


Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That's a good use for the Cuttlebug LOL and I like the way you showcased your friend's drawings. Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #22

Shaz Brooks said...

Great idea for the sticking problem BJ. Hadn't thought of that. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #9 xxx

lilian said...

Great idea, Good job it did not stick to the Cuttlebug

Lilian B #20

Christine said...

Pretty card - love the 'finishing' ..... must remember that technique!
Take care
Christine #26

Helen said...

some things needs a bit of weight to make them stick, good idea to use the cuttlebug. Good to see you working at the journal again too. Helen #1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Some very different techniques today - especially the weighing down with the Cuttlebug! Hope your cough gets better soon :-)
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxxx

Cass said...

Ah, now I understand the pic on the FB page, good use of a cuttlebug, I usually resort to a few heavy tomes...

hugs xx Cassidy

Angela Radford said...

Hi BJ hope you're having a good week. The little cuttlebug has so many uses Lol! love it. Have a great woyww, Angela x 18

April Story said...

I hope your cough is better. Your card is great - love the different materials.
April #34

Lindart said...

Love your journal page - those characters are so cute! I'm sure you can find a silly quote to go with those guys! Your card challenge was quite the challenge! I thought you did very well! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #41

Anne said...

Hi BJ. Thanks for leaving a comment on last week's WOYWW . I didn't take part this week, in the end. Started to but it didn't happen. I've been so busy with first the class and then items for The Craft Fair - I don't think I'm doing it again, too much work for too little reward. Love the card for the swap. Anne (UKPC :-) )

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Sketches - I remember those. My crafting has changed so much in the past few year. I used to make at least one complicated card each day - and then spend ages entering challenges. Now, I often don't even make a card for close family/friends - ordering them online or buying a card locally seems to be my preferred choice now. Silly when I still have a lot of cardmaking stash in my room - but I just don't have the inclination for that sort of crafting. That will surely change one day. Hope your cough gets better. I am up early today with my regular flare up of flu symptoms - makes me very restless. Ali x #32