Monday 31 December 2018

That was 2018

Hello, is there anybody there?
I know I've been off the blog for a while. It seems I only post at this time of year.
Probably because I've had a break from work and I've got time to write. 

Note to self......MAKE MORE TIME FOR MY BLOG!!

I do love the blog, and I love looking at other blogs, so I really should do more.

First off, Happy New Year :)

Here's the new issue of Craft Stamper for January 2019!

There's an amazing giveaway of Kate Crane's Fiesta Stencil by Carabelle Studio, this is a great stencil, so if you don't have it, get yourself entered into the prize draw! 

Here are some close ups of my project, until next week :)

I've had a busy crafty year, so here are some more pics :)

December 2018

August 2018 Craft Stamper Magazine

June 2018 Craft Stamper Magazine

Art from the Heart - Brush Lettering Christmas Card Class
November 2018

Just some Brush lettering practice :)

Art from the Heart - October 2018
Are you a good witch or a bad witch, mixed media canvas and brush lettering. 

Art from the Heart - Brush Lettering class, September 2018 - Word Cloud
Everyone made amazing heart word clouds! 

More Practice of Brush Lettering :) during the summer

Art from the Heart Rock Painting class July 2018

This rock painting class, was one of the most enjoyable classes I've done, and I will definitely be doing another one! :) 

Happy New Year Everyone. 
Be back soon xx

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

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