Monday 24 January 2011

Circle Journal Journey Begins...

So this week my CJ sets off on it's journey around the UK - I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's work when it gets home! I'm inviting people to try new things, so that I can use it as a technique resource when it gets home :D

Just a sneak peek for those who can't wait - here's my introductory page (stamped onto lined paper - possibly graphic 45? - and then overstamped with various journalling blocks from stamps away, bella blvd, scenic route, and clearly stamps):

And my page - trying to get out of my comfort zone I've addressed each of my pet loves and tried to do the opposite...
use a product sparingly = 4 different glimmer mists
keep it clean = got mists on my largest piece of pp
everything 'perfect' = all not lined up, uneven bow, let masked card show through, cut through all layers (photo/pp/ribbons/etc.)
love of muted, tonal colours = brights, neons, clashing colours and PINK!
love of classics = used cartoony fabric
only matt or pearlescent paper/card = used shiny papers
photos of anyone but myself = photo of me looking less than glamourous at an impromptu gurning contest

I actually used a mix of two kits from Leo at Crafty Templates, which I bought to take me out of my comfort zone well over a year back - and finally I've used them, and actually love the result!
The covers for my journal are from one of Leo's Create Free classes, shown in this post and I'm not binding it until it comes home to make certain that I choose a method appropriate to the thickness of the spine in the end :D

If you've any links to ATCs, tags, and CJs of your own, please post me a link so I can see - I'd love to see them :)

Leanne x

Bee ATCs and January Tags...

Just a quick one to post the sneak peek of my tags and ATCs for nettyb's UKS swaps; the tag theme was black/white/red/snowflake:

And the ATCs had to have a bee on them and an inspirational word:

I've also a minibook to post, but have to wait until the recipient gets it so as not to spoil the surprise - and my Mojo Busters CJ will begin it's journey soon, so posting that pic tomorrow.

L x


Just wanted to thank Claire again for my award (see last post), and share what I bought with my prize:
Also, the current freebie of the month is this Winter Tween:

L x

Wednesday 5 January 2011

A For Attitude...

That is, Claire has presented me with this:

Which is lovely as it comes in the wake of the new-look blog :P

So what does this award mean? It means I get a lovely pink button for my sidebar, and also a $5 gift certificate to spend at the Digis With Attitude store!

And in return? I have to tell you 3 things about myself that make me 'different', so:

1. I've been on telly and on stage many times - one of the strangest being in the advert for Waddington's 'Crazy Faces', but not having a face crazy enough for the box :D (but we do have the game at home!)

2. I share my birthday with the wrestler Hulk Hogan (but DON'T rip my shirt off in public like he does!)

3. I always keep my glasses on my head, both as a headband and so I don't lose them, which has become my 'trademark' LOL (Although I do often forget they're up there... and leave the remote in the fridge... go figure!)

I also get to nominate 5 other people to claim this award, officially because they deserve it - and UNofficially because I want to hear their 3 things :D

(Ladies, the rules are here, please follow them to claim your voucher!)

It's so hard to only pick 5, so I may ask if I can re-award this a few times :D
Thanks again - and here's to attitude!

Leanne x

Sunday 2 January 2011

Fairy Happy New Year...


OK, so my jokes aren't always the best...! But I just wanted to post a picture of my Fairy In A Box, received from Carmen - thank you!
And also can now show what I sent to stufandnonsense in return:
The fairy on the left is the original one... but I made her BEFORE the box - bad move! - so had to make another. I attached a (removable) chain so that she can either be hung on her chain, on her own, or used as a necklace, anklet or bracelet.
L x