Art Journal Calendar – Feb 2016

Posted in Uncategorized, art journalling, Kate Crane's Calendar Challenge with tags , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2016 by craftytrog

Here’s my February art journal calendar. It was inspired by the colours of the houses, and the beautiful flowers I saw in India.

Feb 16 AJ Cal e

I used Dina Wakley Media acrylics, stencils by PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Tim Holtz, and Crafter’s Workshop, and stamps by PaperArtsy. The tickets are made with a Tim Holtz die.

Alison x

A Door Hanger on That’s Blogging Crafty

Posted in Hanging Art, That's Crafty, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 10, 2016 by craftytrog

Today, I have a decorated door hanger to share with you on the That’s Crafty! Blog. Here’s a little peek, you can see my full project and tutorial HERE.

Doorhanger 4e

Thanks for visiting,

Alison x

Dried Flowers from India

Posted in Holidays, Uncategorized with tags , , on February 9, 2016 by craftytrog

We arrived home from our wonderful adventure in Kerala, South India yesterday morning, and I’m feeling more refreshed today, after nearly sleeping around the clock! It’s very hard to sleep on a plane and in an airport! But we watched some great movies… The Martian, The Intern, Mission Impossible-Rogue, James Bond-Spectre, Burnt, Man Up, Before We Go, And A Royal Night Out! Phew! Not all on the journey home I might add. I loved the action movies, but I think A Royal Night Out was my favourite, Princesses Elizabeth & Margaret venturing out incognito in 1945, to enjoy the VE-Day celebrations in London.

dried flowers India JanFeb 16 e

Going back to my subject, I brought some flowers home from India, dried between the pages of my Art Doodle Love book. I’ve used a Pixler space overlay to jazz up my photo! :) The flower on the right was given to me by a sweet little Indian girl as we walked past her home. She was playing in her garden with her little brother. Here they are.

children india e

The remaining flowers were adorning our towels, after the hotel room service staff had been in. Graham must have left his sun specs handy! Someone had a great sense of humour!

towel doggy India e

Some more photos of our adventures can be found on my Facebook page, together with a couple of videos HERE.

Happy Tuesday!

Alison x

Practising Stitches

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2016 by craftytrog

I’ve been practising different crochet stitches on the houseboat and now by the pool. A perfect opportunity 😊 WP_20160206_001

Holiday Doodles

Posted in Art Journal Journey, Uncategorized on February 5, 2016 by craftytrog

WP_20160205_065We’re on a fabulous trip around South India at the moment, nearly over sadly. I brought some pens with me, and Art Doodle Love book. These doodles were inspired by some bathroom tiles!

PaperArtsy New Stamps and Stencils Launch – Sara Naumann

Posted in Cards, PaperArtsy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 3, 2016 by craftytrog

PaperArtsy are launching new Sara Naumann stamps and stencils on their blog tonight, and I was fortunate to get some to play with, and make some samples for the post.

Sample One, using ESN19 – Bon Voyage

Bon Vogage

Sample Two, using ESN19 – Discover…

discover new lands

Sample Three, using ESN20 – Reverie

Deep in their roots

Sample Four, using ESN20 – Thank You Kindly…

thank you kindly

You can see some lots more wonderful samples by my team-mates over on the PaperArtsy Blog HERE.

The new PaperArtsy stamps and stencils are all now available to buy from your favourite PaperArtsy retailers.

Alison x

Storage Boxes Launch at That’s Crafty

Posted in Storage, That's Crafty, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2016 by craftytrog

That’s Crafty! have launched their own range of storage boxes this week. The boxes are MDF, and come flat packed for easy decoration and assembling. There are a range of sizes, suitable for storing different products, including paints, alcohol inks and stickles.

The box that I am sharing on the That’s Crafty! blog today, is suitable for storing DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint bottles. It’s also perfect for the little Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint bottles.

Here’s my box, you can see the full project and tutorial on the That’s Crafty! Blog HERE.

storage 5e

Thanks for visiting,

Alison x


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