Double Twist Project

Hi Everyone,
I hope that your new year is going well. I have a couple of crafting goals for this year and the challenge with Julia Spiri- Anything Goes but the TWIST of Planner or Journal – this month gave me the inspiration to start one of my projects for this year.
I have for most of my life used a paper planner.  I tried the digital thing for about 3 months – IT WAS A DISASTER- during a important planning meeting my digital diary decided that it would stop working …. just because 😡  From that meeting on I have been using a paper planner – I only now use my digital for alarms.
But my paper planner was a little ho hum – I love bright colours and looking at cute images when I go into my planner. So I am in the process of upgrading my Monthly dividers. So here is what I came up with
I am really happy with how this turned out – but looking at the photo now I have just noticed that I have done the tab wrong … grrrr. Will have to fix that later.  BUT you may be wondering why I said a Double Twist as my title.  Well I used a Sketch for the placement of elements – I love using sketches for my cards and I thought why not use one for my Planner Divider as well.
Here is a close up of the Fairy Image by Julia Spiri – Love her images 🙂
She is coloured in with my long neglected Copics. I am really happy with how she turned out after not using my markers for so long. But I also hope to do more colouring this year.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project. If you could leave a like and even a comment I would appreciate it and I would know you stopped by. My wish for you is that you find yourself doing something crafty and relaxing soon.

Until my next post,
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Challenges entered:
Julia Spiri Challenge Blog – Anything Goes with a Twist of Planner or Journal
Freshly Made Sketches #269 A sketch by Linda


Where have I been ….

Where have I been is busy.  Other parts of my life had taken over my crafting and blogging time 😦 I have been trying to find a balance between all of the things in my life.

During this time I have been doing some crafting but not as much as I once was.  But I have just come back from my annual Spinners & Weavers Camp with my craft group.  Going to this has given me the spur on to actually see about doing something about my craft space and what is stopping me from using it.

But I would like to share with you some photos from the weekend

People on Camp

A small group of people but lots of fun

warping a loom using a board

This is me giving a demo of warping my loom using my warping frame

I was asked by my group if I would do a Rigid Heddle Weaving Demo on the weekend.  A lot of people had already taken up this craft but they had never seen someone use their warping board the way that I do.

Building a SampleIt with Sue

Helping Sandy to build her new SampleIt Loom from Ashford.

I was so honored that someone wanted me to introduce them to my world of Rigid Heddle Weaving. There was so much going on during the camp even a Continuous Raffle.
Continuous Raffle

4 badges made by me

A close up of the badges which you can see in the above photo. I made these by needle felting and sewing.  I had a lot of fun making these; this is a new craft that I have taken up lately.  Yes I know I didn’t really need another new craft but it uses stuff I already have from my other crafts.

MY OTHER thing – fixing up my craft area.
Yes I know I only just did some updates to this area not so long ago but this didn’t fully fix the problems that I was having.  This is also another reason I haven’t uploaded much lately.  When I am in my crafting space I just don’t feel inspired or really want to be in that space.  So my Hubby and I are currently trying to figure out a better solution for me.  I need to be able to craft but also feel comfortable while doing it.  A lot of my stuff I have done lately has been at our dining table and this can not continue.

I will try and upload some more in the not too distant future.  Until next time I wish you all some wonderful crafting time.

Tracy B


Happy Gwen with Tolkien

Here is the project that I told you about in my last post.

Yes I know an odd title for a craft post but once you see my photos you will understand.  This is my first craft post in over 4 months and I am a little intimidated with all the wonderful projects I have seen around the place on the web.

But I am really happy with my efforts on this Off The Page project.

Happy Gwen PaintingA painting with a Verse, Image and Flowers on top.  This Off The Page project came about by 4 different processes which are as follows:

  1. Painting of the canvas which was done by putting painters tape over the canvas first and then painting each section with your choice of colour.
  2. Choosing the Verse that you wish to use and printing it up in a font of your liking making sure to space the words out so that you can cut each word out.  I used my Brother Scan-N-Cut to cut out the words in different shapes.  The colour choice of the cardboard came about because I love Purple (if you couldn’t tell) and I knew I would be using this colour when I coloured up my image.
  3. The printing of the image that is to be used. Happy Gwen Painting Closeup  I wanted to use my favourite image and that is Happy Gwen a Digi image by Some Odd Girl.  I have used her several times already and I’m sure I will continue to use her.  I think I need to buy some more Gwen from Kristy.  I coloured her in with my Copics but I have lost the list of the Copics I used with my shift of my craft area.  Once I had finished colouring in the image I used my Brother Scan-N-Cut to cut out the image. No more cutting out images ((((HAPPY dance)))) one of the main reasons for buying the Scan-N-Cut.
  4. For the flowers I again turned to my Brother Scan-N-Cut to cut these flowers and leaves out.  They were each cut out perfectly – I must say I am falling in love with this machine more and more.  Once I cut them out I used my Tim Holtz Distress Inks to jazz them up a little.

I was pleased with how this project turned out and I am thinking I may try my hand at doing more Off The Page projects.  This project I am going to put this into the Some Odd Girl Facebook Group Challenge – Flower Power and also onto their blog for their July Link Up.

But I just want to say thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  And to let me know that you stopped on by today and what you thought of my creation, why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.

Hugs & Blessings Always
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