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Archive for the month “October, 2016”

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

It is the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge again and this time the letter is V. My entry is a bit of a cheat in that the V word is generic rather than specific! I must have eaten that dictionary!!


Sorry for the slightly skewed picture.

Materials used:

Inks – Archival Jet Black

Distress Inks – Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo

Sakura gel pens

Coloured pencils

Wink of Stella

Stamps- Craft Stamper free stamps by Imagine That

Art Journey Steam Punk

Viva Decor Capital Alphabet


Many thanks for looking xx


Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Here I am shimmying under the wire with the Craft Barn’s Alpha Challenge and it is letter E!

I had some new stamps arrive mainly to be used for Christmas cards but the stamps came in handy for my word choice of Evergreen; sorry I know it isn’t an original but I have seriously overworked my brain this last week or so!


Materials used:

Inks – Whisper Royal Blue, Green Leaf

           Distress Ink Evergreen Bough

          Memento Northern Pine, Olive Grove, Bamboo Leaves

        Archival Jet Black

Stamps – Andy Skinner back to nature

            Craft Emotions Christmas trees and branches

           Viva Decor Capital Alphabet


Thank you for looking x


Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

‘X marks the spot’ is the title for my piece for the Craft barn Alpha Challenge where the letter is X. A quite diabolical letter too! So I took the easy route – and made a scrolly, distressed map.dictionary-09-16-x-is-for-sig

Difficult to see on the pearlised paper scroll but there is stamping; some bushes, a tree and background script.

Materials used:

Distress Inks – Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain

Stamps – Katzelkraft, unknown tree

Wooden letter from stash

Pearl paper from stash

Gold pen

White gel pen


I missed the deadlines for two of the challenges – O and H – but have caught up!!!!


Craft Barn Alpha Challenge ‘O’

I chose Owl as a few others did but my owls are French so they say “hou hou”!!

dictionary-09-16-o-sigMaterials Used:

Inks – Big and Juicy Mountain Meadow, Emboss Clear, 

Sparkle ‘n’ Sprinkle Copper Peddler embossing powder

Katzelkraft – Autumn

Creative Expressions 3D Crystal Lacquer metallic & pearl in Bronze and Green Pearl

Tartan permanent marker – yellow

Letters from stash 


Craft Barn Alpha Challenge ‘H’

For H I chose the word Horologe – meaning ‘time piece’


Materials Used;

Inks – Versafine Smoky Grey, Onyx Black

            Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Abandoned Coral

Stamps – Art Journey Clocks; PaperArtsy; Papermania Chronology

Wooden letter from stash

Tartan permanent markers.

Thank you for looking x


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