Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Journal Page and Card

Hi All. A lovely day here today and we went out for a walk early just in case it  the weather changed.  Thank you for joining me at Jumbled Crafts and I hope you enjoy what you find today. 

Such lovely comments about my new header. The part where I added the snow is a painting I did in the 1990s.  Vic took a photo with me in it and I used the photograph as inspiration for my painting. We walked along in the snow in a place we had never been before, we were very lost and had to retrace our steps to find our way back home.

Art Journal Journey  their challenge for December was chosen by dear Valerie and her theme this time is Light and Darkness

I went a bit weird with my page today--so what's new?

I played around with a photograph and ended up with this.

At Always Use Rubber the theme this time is festival. I chose Christmas as I delved into my stamp box and found a Crafty Individual Stamp that has never been used.

I used a piece of striped black and white card and some patterned paper and gold card as backing for the beautiful stamp. The finishing touches are three silk leaves and three little baubles.

I would also like to share this at Stamps and Stencils where their theme is  Christmas Wishes

Have a lovely day

Chrissie xx


  1. Love the fun journal page, that gave me a laugh. I often feel I don't belong on this planet!Thanks for joining us again at AJJ. The header is gorgeous, too, but please don't send snow over here! The card is a beauty, a real stunner. Have a fun day, stay warm! It's freezing here. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow.. a great page - how funny to end up with this face after playing! And your card project is elegant and beautiful! And yes -this new header is beautiful - I love the little story behind it!
    Happy evening and thanks a lot for joining the AJJ Party again Chrissie!
    oxo Susi

  3. OMGosh. This is fantastic. I have so much trouble with photo realism stamps. I've got two that won't stamp, and I have tried everything, including sanding them. You did a fantastic job, especially if this is a first stamping. It's a gorgeous card.

  4. forgot to mention, I was so impressed with the back story of that painting in your blog header, and to think you painted it, too.

  5. A great journal page Chrissie, love the fact that she's not from this planet!
    Lovely card and it's a beautiful image, hoe your use it again.
    Avril xx

  6. She may have landed from outer space but she is a fantastic colour. its a great journal page.
    Love the card and the vintage Santa stamp.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. Its a lovely new header,

  7. Hey Chrissie, it's good to be weird, let your hair down and love your creative imagination with the photo...lovely card too.xx{aNNie}

  8. This just gets better and better you are using stamps you have never used before just for Always Use Rubber and I love what you did with it! That journal page WOW so creative it is brilliant. XOXO Zoe

  9. What a gorgeous card, vintage without being over-fussy, really stylish and classic. Thank you for joining us at Always Use Rubber

  10. Amazing page with an impressive face and stunning colours! And the card is very beautiful. A great job, Chrissie!
    Love your new header!!!
    Mar xx

  11. Love your header Chrissie and that slightly spooky art piece. I love your take on light and dark. Hugs-Erika

  12. Gosh, and you say some of my things are scarey!!!

  13. I was trying to add a snowfall on my blog last weekend... without success! So a little bit envious of your animated banner...
    Your alien reminds me of Darth Vader, she could be his wife? Fun! Love your Christmas card but then I'm fan of Crafty Individuals stamps...

  14. Such a fun page Chrissie, the purple skin and green eyes are striking! Your card is adorable, all the elements work together beautifully and look so elegant - just perfect! Have a lovely weekend! J :-)

  15. What a contrast between these two great projects - I laughed at the first - I love the alien idea - and the second has a classic, vintage look, really gorgeous.

  16. This is festive indeed, great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils. Christmas hugs, Autumn


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