Follow me by email

Add your email address below to follow me by email

About Me

Welcome to my blog

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.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
The lovely banner was made especially for me by Amanda at Faery Ink Art & Design when I won her first blog challenge. You can buy the black and white version of Granmargaret Fairy at


Post Pals cards for sick children

Post Pals - Putting a Smile on Childrens Faces

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

More Mixed Media - Blue

 More Mixed Media - anything mixed media with optional blue - use a little or a lot

For the past few years I have been making journals for my grand daughters using craft materials and encouraging verses.  I finished the ones for my second grand daughter and third grand daughter a while back and today I just finished the one for my eldest grand daughter.  I still have the last one to finish for my youngest grand daughter.  

I made a bit of mess of this page.

This is the first page in the journal.  I left it to last to do.

I painted the page with blue acrylic paint.  When dry painted over Lavinia stencil Laurel with Texture modelling paste.  (Didn't do it very well.)  Sponged over part of the stencil with Lavinia Elements blue lagoon premium die ink (It is supposed to wash out but it is still on my hands).  Printed out the words and an old photo of me and my grand daughter.  Cut out, sponged the edge of the photo and layered onto page.  Unfortunately some of the blue ink went onto my face in the photo so I then had to print out the photo again and layer on top.
Added three dragonfly stickers and five blue flowers.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my card to the following:

613 Avenue Create challenge 1 January 2021 - anything goes

Allsorts 605 - anything goes

A Place to Start January 2021 1 - anything goes

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for January #1
 - anything goes


Sandra Wright. said...

Loving your Journal cover, such a great sentiment x

Kathleen said...

A really lovely mix of colour along with a lgreat photo and sentiment. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Linby said...

How lovely and a great encouragement to your GD. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Vivi Casale said...

awesome project!! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

Terri Winske said...

This is not only a work of art, but a labor of love! I'm sure your granddaughters will cherish their journals and think of you each time they use them. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at PIP Challenges!

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card!Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Stay safe and Good luck!
Anneke DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Beautiful work. Love it.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

Chana Malkah said...

Very pretty! What an amazing tradition you have started with your granddaughters! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah

hazel said...

Lovely mixmedia card

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this time and good luck

Chana Malkah said...

I have enjoyed seeing the pages you create for your granddaughters! So nice and such wonderful opportunities to create memories. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner