Wednesday 22 September 2010

The roaring 20s

Having managed to get the main part of my CJ done yesterday for the new group on BF forum - you can see it here - I decided to spend this morning doing my own DLO so that it will all be done in good time for posting. I'd stamped up the images last night, including some on patterned paper ready to paper piece - something I don't usually do, but really enjoyed doing this, so I ought to do it more often.

As for the journal itself, I've continued to use K & Co papers and distressing edges with worn lipstick ink. I used stamps from the Kanban Cavendish ladies range - the first one is from 'day at the races' and the second from 'putting on the ritz'. I've used a mixture of paper piecing and colouring with copics, with the addition of a few gems and various flowers and gems scattered on the pages.

You can read what I've written if you click on the pictures to enlarge them.

I really enjoyed doing this. Much as I love making cards, this made a change. I nearly didn't join the CJ group because of the pressure of other things, but I'm so glad I did.

How strange that, having done this, including the paper piecing, I was checking challenges today and have just found out that Freshly brewed 16 is 'paper piecing', so I'm linking for that.

There are lots of films from the 1920s era, particularly The Charleston and Roxie Hart, starring Ginger Rogers - I've just had a fun time watching a few clips on the internet - so I'm linking for Hels' Sunday Stamper 121 'more like the movies.

I'm also linking for:

Stamptacular 77: 'GRID challenge' - on the background papers
Spoon full of sugar 122: 'anything goes'
ABC: 'D for sitressing' (see also here for the CJ covers etc)
Stampin' royalty 38: 'anything but a card' (see also here for the CJ covers etc)
Hanna and friends 62: 'anything but a card' (see also here for the CJ covers etc)
Creative Inspirations 79: '2 or more stamped images' - both images were stamped two or three times to paper piece
For fun: 'in the mood? vintage'
Gingersnap GC72 colour challenge: 'neutrals plus one colour'
The treehouse 67: 'sponged backgrounds' (see also here for the CJ covers etc)
Crafty Ann 23: 'monochrome'
Lots to do: 'monochrome'
Stamp man 5: 'distress'
Secret crafter Saturday 101: 'anything goes'
Stamp and create 5: 'pearls and gems'
Tuesday taggers: 'it takes all sorts' - sponsored for this challenge by Ribbon Oasis


Wednesday comes round again so quickly - it's here before you know it - where does time go to? In case there's anyone left in cyberspace who reads this and doesn't know what WOYWW 68 is, then follow the link to Julia's blog and find out all about our crafty snooping! I need to apologise big time that because of the pressure of needing to make more and more cards to a time scale, I just haven't been able recently to visit WOYWWers blogs - and to add that I do so very much appreciate those of you who kindly visit and leave me comments.

Today, everything you can see is to do with my new circle journal for the group on BF forum. I spent time yesterday preparing the CJ - the covers, etc - you can see it here. I've spent the morning today working on my own DLO for it and am pleased with the results - glad I've got it done well ahead of posting next Monday. With all the cards, notebooks etc that I still need to make for Saturday week, I felt I needed to know that the CJ was done and ready. Btw there's no drink in that glass, it's a mix of distress inks and water from yesterday and there's cold coffee in the mug - forgot about it (too engrossed in my crafting - lol!).

A bit later I'll take some pictures of my DLO and blog them.

Now I need to make a list of what I should get done within the next week - oh, and there's some more cards that need to have inserts put in and bagged and labelled - big yawn!!