Sunday, 21 January 2018

Dyalog Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling has been around for a while, and I've really only just cottoned on to it since December. But I can tell you I'm totally hooked!!

Well and truly hooked.

Dyan Reaveley has done a bumper release this year for Ranger you can check them all out here at her shop Art from the Heart in Harrogate.

Dyan gave me some of her NEW Dyalog books to do some sample pages in for Creativation 2018.
They are super good quality, the pages are great mixed-media weight paper, and they will not bleed any medium you use on it, the possibilities are endless. I used watercolour paints on it, and it didn't wrinkle.

I used the dotted and the gridded books (below), but there are also, lined, black, blank, coloured background pages, agenda and practice handwriting lines. 
They all fit into a fabulous canvas cover much like a midori planner. 
I LOVE them!! and I need them all. 

Here are the samples I did for Dyan and the Creativation show. :)

Just a couple of pics!!!! 

Well I hope you enjoyed seeing all of those pics. :)
More to come soon.
Michelle xxx

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Bullet Journaling is my New Favourite Thing

If you love writing "To Do Lists" then this is for you, its definitely for me!

I'm always writing myself lists, Christmas card list, present list, shopping list blah blah blah the LIST is endless!

I've known about bullet journaling for a while, but the penny just didn't drop until I was in a Dyan Reaveley class at Art from the Heart in Harrogate.  Dyan gave us a little sneak peak of something exciting that she's bringing out at CHA in January 2018. I can't reveal too much now because its coming out soon, but its very exciting and it's a must have in my eyes!! 

Sandi had been working on the new...shall we say journal?? ....(all will be revealed)....and she had made a a mood tracker or a habit tracker.. See the pics below they will explain what trackers are.

When I got home, all I kept on thinking about was trackers and how I love organising my life into a series of lists. I usually do boring old Excel spreadsheet kind of lists..yawn ..yawn... but that's the scientist in me. But seeing as I like to use both sides of my brain, the arty side had pushed the geeky white coat wearing scientist out the way and said, make an arty list!


Of course, what was I waiting for! Then it occurred to me, its a bullet journal!! of course it is, why hadn't I been doing this for years, it panders to my love of lists. 

Within 24 hours I'd grabbed one of the hundreds of notebooks I have in my crafty stash. I found a Paperchase one that seemed perfect for getting started. 

Once I realised I was researching bullet journals, there are hundreds of ideas on Pinterest!! OMG where had I been, under a big rock?

Here's what I've done in the last couple of days, and I have plans for lots more, I'm just so fired up with inspiration I can't wait to start filling these charts and lists in!

Here are my arty efforts :)

Index of pages

A legend of the icons I will be using in the bullet journal.

I will be filling this page in the next couple of days, 
20 things to start doing, like, drink more water, read more books, do more exercise etc...

Here is a Birthday page.

I dedicated a page to remind me what makes me happy. And remember to do more of it.

This is a Habit Tracker for January, You fill in the boxes next to it, to say whether you did it or not for that day. I'll start filling it in soon. 

Sometimes at night I can't sleep because my brain thinks too much, so if I just write down whats on my mind and I can forget about it. This happens a lot!

This is a mood tracker for January. I'll be able to tell just how miserable January is supposed to be! lol

Watch this space for more pages and an update on the pages I've started. 
Hope you all have a fab New Year

Michelle xx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Dylusions Dyary

Have you seen the new Dylusions Creative Dyary?
It's such a great idea, I love it!

And you can get tons of accessories for it too.
I've decorated the outside of mine with Dylusions Daisies coloured with my favourite product at the moment, the Ecoline Watercolour Brush Pens. I added some Stickles for a bit of bling too.

I've added some Little B's washi tape down the spine and some Liquid Pearls around the "year" box. 
The numbers I've stamped are from the New Tim Holtz Cling Foam Alphabet/numbers stamps (they work really great, and fit perfectly).

Look at these yummy accessories, there's lots of stickers, colouring sheets, die cuts to colour in, stamps and the large heart paperclips :)

This is the inside of the front cover. 
I stuck book pages down on the right. Then gessoed both sides, painted, stencilled and stamped the pages.  
I carried on with the bling theme by adding some gilding flakes to the circle stamping.
More accessories here too with the Stick Its slotted into the front wallet.

Shiny loveliness

The quote is a Project Life card.

This is from my first week, more colouring from the Ecoline Watercolour brush pens.

My second week

Love the fact that one side is for decorating :)
Such a great idea Dyan xx

Go get one they're great xx

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Calendar Art Journal January 2016

I'm getting back into my Calendar Art Journal. 
I always like looking back at what I was doing and the arty pages I made. 

It really is a bit of a snapshot of how you were feeling at the time and you can see what crafty products were influencing you.

This is the Uber talented Kate Crane's idea, she has a whole Facebook Page dedicated to it. 

She has a tutorial on her blog on how to start

Why not have a go.

I'm off to see what crafty products are in the New Year's sales :)

I went with an Icey blue theme. But it's still very warm!

Warm but windy though. I drew the blowing cloud with pencils but coloured it in with my NeoColour Crayons.

I drew trees that were being blown by the wind

The snow like media is DecoArt's Crackle Paste, which looks great when sprayed with a blue shimmer mist.

I've used Indigo Blu's gilding flakes and Flitter glue to make the lovely silvery flourishes. The stamp is a Crafty Individuals (CI -182) flourish.

I also used two stencils in the background, the blue swirls (Crafters Workshop) and the black arrows (Dylusions Arrows)

Did you spot the whether symbols that they use on the tele?
I just thought I'd draw them in too, seeing as we are having unusual weather this winter.

Tara for now xx

Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 A year to remember and a year to forget

Hello my crafty friends, you've not heard much from me in 2015, I'm very sorry about that.
I didn't lose my mojo or anything, I lost my Mum and it threw me for six. :(

But when one door closes another door opens and I was blessed with a beautiful granddaughter in June, called Autumn Rose. She's wonderful and she makes me smile lots. :)

So here's a round up of my crafty year, with many things that didn't make it on the blog.

Lots of painted driftwood


Painted wooden plaques

Driftwood Seahorses

I belong to the sea Canvas Class at Art from the Heart

Crackle ATC's playing with DecoArt Crackle Glaze

July Tag class at Poppy Rose in Stockton-on-Tees

25th July Seahorse Canvas at Art from the Heart

23rd July day out to York with Crafty friends :)
Mell, Kate and Gemma x

Gelli Plate beach huts, just playing in my craft room :)

19th September Cherry Blossom Canvas at Art from the Heart

4th October Cambridge, Mixed Media Fest, at It's Crafting Time

7th & 8th November Coventry.
DecoArt & Tando Creative classes The Beach Hut box
I'll do a separate blog post about this class :)

15th November Seth Apter class
I will do an update on this project when I finish it :) x

There are other things which I'd like to write a blog post for, but I'll put them on soon. xx

I hope you all have a fantastic 2016!
I'm starting the New Year as I mean to go on....with painty fingers!
Michelle xxxxx

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