Hello Everyone from a wet and gloomy NE UK coast. I hope it clears up a bit later as I never went for a walk yesterday so need to go today before my knees rebel. Nice to sit and craft for hours but not good for the old joints.
I got a really lovely surprise in the post from Valerie I know lots of us visit her at Bastelmania where she posts her wonderful makes and photographs most days.
She sent me a birthday card and a wonderful box of goodies.
The beautiful card is the one with the animal prints and a feather. The bottom right is a stunning little journal she made and there are lots of things I can't wait to use. Thank you Valerie you are so kind.
Now to my piece for the new challenge at The Craft Barn. After the great success last year of their Alpha Challenge I couldn't wait to join in the one for this year. It has 'Quotes' as the overall theme but we will be given two words for each challenge. This time the words are UP and SMILE. You can make anything you like so I bought a new medium size journal but after doing my first page I realise the paper isn't good enough at all so I will find another one and just stick this page in it.
You can see that the paper has crumpled when it was wet. I did a pale background then added the pictures and the quote before using some gold glitter mist.
The pictures are my daughter and son-in-law, my husband Vic and also the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall who we actually met when they came to Bridlington the day their grandson was born. They were all smiles all of the time and I shook hands with the Duchess-a day to remember. I have both the words on my page though I wish my printing was neater--it looks better in real life--honest.
Have a good day everyone
Love Chrissie x