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Grew up in the era of make and mend so have always been crafty. Love trying new things and in particularly love Art and Crafts. My favourite techniques are colouring with different mediums and altered art. Always happy to try new things.

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Friday, 1 March 2013


Just as you think you've got thing under control!

Earlier this week I tried to address an eye problem I'd been suffering with for the last couple of months.  Decided it was time for action so I set about armed with tea bags, creams, lotions and potions.  Well what can I say eyes felt wonderful until the next morning when I woke up to find I couldn't open them!  

Glad to say that after treatment from the Doctors and a box full of medications my eyes are not only feeling better but looking good!

Unfortunately, just as I resolved one problem I suffer another one and managed to twist my back carrying the hoover down stairs.  Since then I managed to stretch and injure my back even more!  I am now awaiting an appointment to fix my slipped discs so in extreme pain and totally immobile!

Guess that's no crafting for the next few days!

However,  back to this week's inspiration.  I made a Journal type booklet - due to my incapacity I was more random with my design than I usually would be - but overall I quite like the effect.

I used Anna Marine's Spider Web available here.  (Available as a single stamp or a stamp plate of 4 stamps).

To make journal:  Board, Electrical tape

Medium:  Copics, PVA glue for faux pearls, Stickles glitter glue, black pen
Papers:   Bo Bunny's

Dies used:  Spellbinders frame, rectangle, Marianne swirl flower and floral flourish, heart border die
Embellishments:  Various flowers, pearl string, hat pin, flat back pearls, feathers, ribbon, clips

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
365 cards - paper clips, binder clip
Craftuscrazy - anything goes
Craftyribbons - ribbon 
Cutecardthursday - something old - embellishments
Happy Campers - Favourite stamp
MAWTT - lovely ladies
Myheartispiecies ..... - 3 favourite things (copics, stamps, pearls)
Addicted to stamps - use a stamp
CraftingforallSeasons - dies and punches
Craftsandme - punches and dies
Freshly brewed - hearts and dots
Jen'sDigi - ribbon
Bearlymine - anything goes
LEJ Designs - for a lovely lady
Oldie but goodie - something older than 6 months (everything)


Ivory Moon said...

I LOVE your journal/book ... great image and I really love the embelishments you have used xx

Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs

Good Luck

Tina (DT)

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Great project, love the layout, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

Dianne said...

Oh Sharon I'm so sorry to hear your back is hurting you now, and we just got you back well I will be waiting patiently for you to come back you are worth the wait:):). The note book fabulous you've decorated it gorgeously and you coloring perfection as always my dear, tons of well wishes sent to you big hugs. Dianne

Sue said...

This is an amazing project, Sharon! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week and I do hope you're feeling better soon.

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome piece of work, love it! Gorgeous lady image and the embellishments are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great creation, thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Kylie said...

Lovely journal. Thanks so much for sharing at ATSM! xx

Nonni said...

Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week.

Laura said...

Awesome creation - love it
hope you are feeling better soon
Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons

imotrust said...

Hi Sharon! Glad you solved your eyes problem hope the back will also mend soon:) Your booklet is awesome ,, the color combo is one of my favorite; everything looks so beautifully put together!
Hugs, Iulia

Jani said...

lovely creation!
thanks for joining us at CFAS
Jani x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous creation Sharon :-) I love the image and whole design ! FAB !

I hope you're feeling better ,, sounds like you are having a bad time of it at the mo' ! :-/

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Lols x x x

Gretha said...

A lovely journal/book Sharon.
Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
x Gretha

Valentina said...

Love all the details especially the feathers!
thanks for sharing at Craft us Crazy challenge!

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at My Heart Pieces challenge. Marlene DT