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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Friday, 11 August 2017

Not Just Cards August challenge - anything goes

Not just card August challenge - anything goes

Our sponsor this month is Bonnie from We are 3
You can buy the We are 3 papers, sentiments and digi stamps at
We are 3 Etsy shop

or at the Stamping Studio

We invite you to join the
We are 3 Facebook group

and the Stamping Studio facebook group

I have done 2 journal pages in the journal I am making for my youngest grand daughter

Left page:  I coloured page with blue and green Ecoline Brush markers then sprayed with water.   Stamped grass stamp over the green.
Used moulding paste over rainbow & cloud stencil and unicorn stencil.
Painted over the rainbow and cloud with acrylic paints.  Sponged over the unicorn with distress ink.  (It doesn't show very well in the scan).
Painted edges of page with purple ink.
Printed precoloured We are 3 digi stamp Fantasy Unicorn Princess, cut out and layered on top.  (a coloured and a black and white digi both come in this set)
Printed We are 3 sentiment from Smiles sentiment set onto paper from We are 3 Fantasy paper set, cut in half and layered on top.
Right page:  Painted page with purple acrylic paint.  Painted over star stencil with a mixture of moulding paste and white paint.
Drew extra stars and dots with white gel pen.
Printed We are 3 precoloured Fantasy Unicorn Queen and precoloured Sandcastle onto paper from We are 3 Toasty Warm paper set.
Sponged torn edges of paper with distress ink and layered on top of page.
(I need a lot more practice with stencils, the stars are a bit messy.)

I hope you will go over to Not Just Cards and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my journal pages to the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 5 - anything goes with a critter

Altered Eclectics - anything mixed media/altered art

Classic Design team open challenge 16 - anything goes

Country View challenges - blue and green

Craft Rocket 40 - animal kingdom

Crafty Animals 5 - anything goes with animals

Creatalicious 120 - anything goes with optional stars

Daisy Chain 11 - anything goes

Dream Valley 160 - anything goes

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes

Emerald City Crafts challenge No 2 - anything goes

Love to Craft 13 - anything goes

Unicorn challenge 24 - mythical and magical


Unknown said...

Magical journal pages Margaret. Hugs Jennifer xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful journal pages, Margaret, and BEAUTIFULLY vibrant, happy colors done in the prettiest of mediums! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for joining us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Doris Klein said...

Wonderful make and nice colours.

Thanks for playing along with this 2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge and good luck!

*GDT* 2CraftyCritterCrazies
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Dixie Designs by Gill said...

What gorgeous journal pages and love the theme.
Thanks for entering in Emerald City Crafts Challenge

Crafty Pearly said...

So in love with this. Great make. Love your idea. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx

Evelyn Walter said...

Nice pages!
Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Country View Challenges this month!
xx Evelyn

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love how you created your journal cover, Margaret! It is wonderful!

Sue said...

This is fabulous, great fun and a lovely use of our colours. Thank you so much for joining in with our colour challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a fun weekend. Sue xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fun page ! Thanks for participating in my challenge over at Country View Challenges this month ! Corrie x

crafty-stamper said...

Great fun journal pages and love the cute unicorns---Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
Carol DT x

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks so much for entering this delightful project into our challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope you will join us again. xx
{aNNie}DT for Emerald City Crafts

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Looks great Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

Meighan Wheller said...

Your grand-daughter is going to love this. A lovely project. Thanks for join our challenge at Creatalicious we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

Sammy said...

Lovely. and such a cute little rainbow! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

Melanie said...

A lovely project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional stars” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy during my 5-week-trip to Africa…