Christmas journal, Lollipop Box Kit, Ribbons, UK trips junk journal, Washi tape

Craftanoon with Lisa

I joined Lisa (Lollipop Box Club) for a Sunday afternoon craftalong on zoom and did three pages whilst people chatted and shared what they were upto. It was great fun. Lisa gave us two challenges…

Challenge 1

The first one was a 30 min challenge where we had to use something bin worthy, 2 circles, have 3 places to journal and use no more than 4 colours (excluding black and white).

We were given 10 mins to grab stash and decide on our project. I went for my latest junk journal made with lots of different random papers off the desk in which I’ve decided to document trips in the UK. I grabbed papers and bits from the last Lollipop Box Club kit … including a scrap of fabric that otherwise would have ended up in the bin as too small to use.

I die cut circles from the paper, layered up the tissue and some papers onto the page… my colours were blue, green, yellow and Kraft.

I loved creating the two pockets for journalling tags… the small one and the large tag.

I hadn’t quite finished the tag decorating and journalling when the 30 mins was up but by the time we got to sharing it was all completely finished… and the glue on the sequins was dry! Result!

Challenge 2

The 2nd challenge was a sketch provided by Korrieanncreations with some added bits… use string, stripes, stickers, staples.

For this I worked in my Christmas themed journal and documented my daughters first Christmas Dinner.

I didn’t quite follow the sketch exact… I didn’t add the bottom left cluster but loved what I did create. I also added the journalling into a little pocket on the left hand side which was extra. Love how the crochet trim from another page still works with this page too.

Finally… a third page just created whilst chatting…

This was back in the UK trip junk journal and again used bits from the last lollipop box club kit… I love those cameras on the paper… perfect for capturing the story of my daughter taking this picture.

All in all a lovely afternoon. So pleased I joined as I was close to chickening out as I didn’t know anyone but it was all friendly and felt really comfortable in everyone’s company.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

American Crafts, Christmas journal, YouTube video

Christmas journalling… the pj’s! 15 minute challenge

Today I have another of the Journal with me pages in my Christmas journal. Once again I videoed the process so here is the Link.

I chose the busiest page in my journal where I had put down loads of scraps and then grabbed a whole load of supplies gifted to me during the advent coin swaps last year. Decided to journal the Christmas pj’s for last year, it was the first time we had even done matching pj’s, and hubby was far from impressed but went along with the fun despite a few moans!

I did the whole page in 15 mins inspired by the challenge over at Lollipop Box Club and it was good to push myself to make quick decisions. Even within the 15 mins I changed my mind quite a few times and faffed about with the eyelet setter for quite a while!

Love how this finished up with lots of layers and interest on the page and pleased how I used up lots of bits from the stash to make the page work.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Christmas journal

Mixed media Monday… Christmas Junk Journalling

I finished off a page whilst on a webinar … it gave me something for my fingers to do whilst listening to the information. It was a simple page… took me about 15 mins max because the pictures were already printed and cover most of the page and the because the journal is made from patterned paper so didn’t need to do much in terms of decorating it.

I added a strip of hessian to the edge of the page (which is a short page) love the texture this brought. I did glue it in place but also stapled it so it was secure.

The red popping out the side is a whole different page … I love the look that this gives.

I mounted each pic on book paper from the scraps and edged it with ink. Then chose a grid paper to do the journalling and added this as strips across the whole page.

I did consider adding embellishments but decided not to as this is already quite a busy page.

Love how easily this came together…. so easy with the patterned paper and of course the photos taking the focus of the page.

Happy crafting!

Catherine