Saturday 30 July 2022

Smash Your Stash

 Morning and as it's the last Saturday of the month it's time for the Smash Your Stash challenge with Vicki who makes brilliant journal pages so hope you will check her post too.

The challenge this month was papers/kit/collection(decorative papers or kits) well I don't have any kits but plenty of strips of papers so actually got rid of quite a few lol and using my Pink Pig journal.

The background was distress inked and Shattering stamp from AALL&Create,different strips added and the little square with the circle was cut off the strip I used,the archway stamped image was an ATC I found which I had never used so added that and found a "This is the way to go" sentiment on some Graphic 45 oddments,the same with the sentiment on the bottom too.

Son Matthew and partner Rosie were going to get Married at Robin Hoods Bay next year-but after been having tests a couple of years ago and finding out she couldn't have children then a couple of years covid-losing their studio and flat decided to make it later this year and just family at Beverley register office-rang for details and was given a short date for 30th next month so panic stations here at the moment.

Rosie and her Mum went shopping Thursday and got the most beautiful wedding dress and her shoes so one thing sorted!



lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

QKR stampede-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

aud sentiments-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

pink gem-ATG 

dis digis-anything but a card

inkspirational-photo challenge(colours/orange/blue/green)

mixed media lovers-ATG

art journey journal-doors/arches

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Lisa said...

Oh I love the stunning papers strips. What a fun challenge to get some used up and great journal page too.

Carol L said...

This is such a creative page for your journal and congrats on using all those wonderful paper strips! Sounds like the upcoming wedding is going to be joyful after so many obstacles in the way! Best wishes always!

*Vicki* said...

Stunning AJ page using those strips of paper Carol! I just love it and happy that you were able to use quite a bit of them...this is why we like doing this thing, right?!! LOL The background looks amazing and the strips look like they totally belong there with your theme! Love it to pieces! Congrats on setting the date for the wedding and it will be lots of fun to prepare and plan too! Enjoy every moment! HUGS

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I am accessing all blogs now by my Readers List, so can catch up a little! SO good to hear Rosie has her wedding dress, you must all be excited with the upcoming wedding. Your page is lovely Carol, great design and image. A great mix of papers too.
Faith x

Janette said...

Oh great to have a wedding to look forward to carol, who cares where it is as long as they are happy..
I love this, it looks so perfect together, clever lady, I am surrounded by you all haha.xx

meg said...

What a fantastic mix of inks,papers Stamping and colours Carol,a fabulous page,Best wishes to the bride and groom I'm sure you don't need to panic and everything will fall into place

Elle-Jeanne said...

Prachtige pagina voor dagboek.
Mooie papier strips en stamp.
Mooi dat ze geslaagd is voor haar trouwjurk.
Zal best een hele mooie dag worden.
Groetjes Elle-jeanne

Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
Blogowner: Ine

Freubelmina said...

What an artful creation you made Carol and what a nice prospect after that busy period xx

HilaryJane said...

Lots of lovely interest in this page and great cheerful colours too. Sounds like your son and his girlfriend have been through a lot recently. I hope their special day goes well xx

Pia S said...

Sounds like a therapeutic activity, using so many scraps and making it all colorful and artsy.

WendyK said...

A fabulous collaged page for my theme on AJJ, thank you for sharing.

Chrissy said...

Great page the layers and colours and technique and design..good luck with wedding coming up so fast..take it easy though, don't get al stressed and stuff, let others do that part for you..


Leslie Miller said...

This is very artistic and cool, Carol! You've made a beautiful background AND used those paper strips -- good on you! Your son and Rosie have had quite a time of it. That's short notice for a wedding, but getting the dress is a big deal. Good luck to all!

aussie aNNie said...

Great project and fantastic colours and technique ♥
Good luck with the wedding, must be exciting for you

brenda said...

Exciting with a wedding co soon Carol, but so sad as well, same for one of our DIL's.

Love how you used all the bits and pieces and I am loving that little shatter stamps, so useful.

B x

SarahR said...

Hi Carol, what a fabulous journal page - I love the colours you've used! I often think I should spread my wings a bit and try something other than just cardmaking, but never get round to it!

I hope the short notice wedding goes well and I'm sure it will be a lovely day. I know a lot of people think the great big wedding is a brilliant idea, but personally I think small and intimate is much better, it's what hubby and I did and were perfectly happy. Weddings have been made into such stressful things and it's not nice.

Also hope you are full recovered from the dreaded Covid, can't believe I've not caught it yet. Either incredibly lucky or just don't mix with enough people to have caught it yet!


P.S. Daughter is incredibly lucky to go to a brilliant Grammar school, who know that kids who live in very rural areas miss out, so all the trips try and do stuff that are something special!

canterburycarddesigns said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful work! Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday challenge!

Samra said...

what a creative journal page Carol! Love the colors and mix of patterns.
Paper Talk with Samra

Jean said...

Great page Carol lots of patterns !

My name is Erika. said...

Carol I think this is amazing. All that paper works together beautifully. And I really like your door/ arch stamped image too. What a great wedding story to go along with this page also. Thanks for joining Wendy’s challenge at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

Gerrina said...

The colours and dirctions of the stripes make this beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fab page and a great way to use up those scraps of paper we all have.

Beebeebabs said...

Another great creation - you did a fabulous job as always thanks for sharing!!!

cotnob said...

A super journal page Carol, a lovely combination of papers - this challenge was made for you!
A wedding, how lovely.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

EmmaT said...

Fabulous page, great use of the strips of paperx

Dee's Craft Room said...

I cannot believe that you made this out of left over bits and pieces, it's just as well you are a true crafter and never threw any of it away, te he. I love how you have blended the background, such amazing colours, and a great choice of central image.

My congratulations to the happy couple and I am so looking forward to seeing what you make for the event.

Dionne x said...

A wonderful journal page and I love those strips, your background looks cool too! Congratulations to Matthew & Rosie, you are all going to be very busy with wedding festivities, can't wait to see the pictures Michelle x

NPurdum56 said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge! We hope you join us again in the future! Nancee, DT

Wendy said...

Fabulous!.. Thanks for playing along with us at Di’s Digi Challenge:)
Wendy xx

Pia S said...

Back to say thanks for joining our challenge at INKspirational. So happy to see you play along:)

Christin said...

Like your stripe design! Thanks for sharing at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Christin

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous page!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Brenda said...

This is a wonderful mixed media journal page. I love the detail of the arch on top of all those yummy strips. Congrats to Rosie and Matthew! (I have a Matthew too).