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Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

I missed a couple of letters however I have now caught up again:) This fortnight the letter is ‘N’ at Craft Barn Alpha challenge¬†and I am almost out time!!

Dictionary 07-16 N sig

So N for nibs! I do love pens and collect them all the time – not to use though. They go with that stack of paper I have also collected ūüôā

Materials used:

Stamps: ¬†Home made background ‘stamp’

               Jenni Bowlin Pen Nibs

              The Artistic Stamper Botanicals 2

              Prima Firefly

 Inks РVersafine Onyx Black

            Versamagic Night Sky, Red Magic

Letter from stash painted with Imagination Crafts Starlight Emerald Metallic Paint. 


Letter ‘W’ in Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Dictionary 06-16 W sig

As a child we frequently had whelks and cockles to eat as a snack but I have to admit that they are not to my taste these days – well not the whelks!

Materials Used:

Imagination Crafts Starlight Metallic Paints Emerald and Sax Blue

Ink Versafine Onyx Black

Image from the internet.

Stamps – Hero Arts Antique Engravings


Letter ‘K’ in Craft Barn Challenge

IMG_0225 Dictionary 06-16 K sig

Materials Used:

Imagination Crafts Starlight Metallic Paints Sax Blue

Image from Internet

Stamp – KatzelKraft Autumn

Ink Versafine Onyx Black

Thank you for looking x


Q&L #7

Hello!I was so pleased to see my name appear on the Wall of Fame over at The Craft Barn for my Q&L #6 piece of the VW camper!   Many thanks to everyone who left a comment, this is much appreciated.

The words for challenge number 7 of The Craft Barn Quotes and Lyrics challenge are Change and/or Truth. David Bowie’s Changes was the only song lyric to come to mind for this one but being a bit of a Bowie fan that was okay! My hubby thinks I have weird tastes when it comes to music lol.

This was quite an easy one as part of the verse is ‘Time may change me But I can’t trace Time’ so having plenty of clock stamps that made life so simple!




Inks – Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade

                                         Vintage Photo

                                          Victorian Velvet

                Archival       Jet Black

Stamps – PaperArtsy Plate 5

                  Art Journey Clocks

Computer generated text 


This was a bit of a tricky one, finding quotes I liked with the word truth! When in doubt turn to either Shakespeare or Voltaire, both of these pen masters provided us with plenty of quotes. Voltaire was my inspiration for the second side and gave me a good quote – ‘Love Truth, and pardon error’.

Voltaire a sublime master of the pen

Voltaire a sublime master of the pen

For some reason this has come out lighter than it actually is (Did I split an infinitive there?? No place else for the ‘actually’ to go LOL).


Inks – Distress Ink Dusty Concord

                                      Chipped Sapphire

           Archival         Jet Black

Stamps – PaperArtsy plate 5

                  Jenni Bowlin Pen nibs


Thank you for looking x


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