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I was shocked that I had won the main raffle prize, an amazing gift box full of planner goodies, all in pretty pastel colours from the lovely Managing Mischief on Etsy. Have a look my event video of snippets from the day and the unboxing of my amazing prize.
My room buddy was the lovely Stephanie from Scurry and Peck, we went down to St Neots the day before and the lovely Hannah arranged a meal for us all, which was a great way to get to know people before the main event. We also met up with Kelly (from The Scrapbook Girl, Geraldine from Dream Create Journal and Jeni from Stitch n Weave).
Photos from Cambs Planner Con 2018:
I had such a lovely time at the event and can't wait for next years. It was so lovely to see some of my online friends old and new, I have made friends for life from attending planner events and I'm so glad that I found the planner community.
It's the Easter holidays - yay, so I have been busy creating and 'arting'. I have two completely different things to show you today, a junk journal I am working on and a quick 5 minute art journal / creative journal page, that shows you that creating art doesn't need to be a big task.
Junk Journal / Goal Journal:
5 Minute Creative Journal Art Page
My second creative video is a 5 Minute Art Page (also in my junk journal) and Creative Journal Page Process of my 5 favourite things currently. The page is part of a mini challenge by Anna Brim over on her Facebook group - Mrs Brimbles Happy Place as part of her group and You Tubes 5th birthday celebrations. Check out Mrs Brimbles Channel here.
I'm really looking forward to completing the journal and using the prompts from the group to complete it. Main goals are to focus on moving to Spain, not something I plan on doing just yet, but it certainly is my ultimate goal.
Here's some more images from inside the journal.
I'd love to hear what you have all been up to and creating, do you have any ultimate goals? Leave a comment below. I also encourage you to join in with the Monthly challenge over at Dream Create Journal.
Take Care and if you are still off work for the holidays, Happy Holidays
Hello April! Happy Easter!
Message from Susie over in my Facebook Group - This month I’ve decided to just give you a very broad challenge, a picture and colour palette but no prompts! It may not be to everyone’s taste but you are free to interpret it however you wish!! Even if it’s not your thing please give it a go, we don’t learn and improve unless we try, so have fun and enjoy..... Susie xxx
You have the whole month to get it done and there will be somewhere for you to post pictures too! Everyone who posts will go into a draw to win a prize, you’ll be allocated numbers at the end of the month and random.org will be used to pick a winner. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in.
Head over to my Art Journaling Facebook Group - Kerrymay Makes A Mess
You can join in at the group, but you can also share over on Instagram/or on social media using the hashtag #kmmamartchallenge2018 and please tag me - I want to see.
For earlier prompts - click here - 12 months of Art Journaling Challenges with prompts
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The frame came with four postcards already on it, but as my craft room wall is fairly dark I swapped a few out for a few lighter coloured postcards to make it stand out on the wall and to make it easier to see the clips. I also cut small slits in to some of the postcards to make it easier to attach the paperclips to the cards.
I also added a few pieces of my favourite ephemera and die cut pieces and finished it all off with some copper fairy lights around the edge (also bought cheaply from Primark). The whole frame with lights cost less than £10 in total.
I love the finished look. I finally have a new planner space in my craft room as before I only had a desk for my art. The scissors wooden block filled with my favourite pens really finishes off the look and I love it.
Related post: My Craft Room Tour
Planner Charms Display Storage:
I'd love to hear how you store your charms and clips and what your favourite planner girl or craft storage hacks are... pop me a comment below.
Take care everyone and have a Happy Easter,
Great news; I've updated the Members Only Area with some new goodies and freebies. I have added 5 lovely collage sheets from my Brusho art that you can use in your art and journals to cut up or use as backgrounds. And if you missed it there is the Self Care Travelers Notebook template too.
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Take Care and have a great week. I'm so busy this week with exams at the schol I teach, so I will be back in the Easter holidays,
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As you can see in the video, the results are stunning. I don't think I will be able to stop creating pages now and this is just one way of using it. I can't wait to see what I can do with it. (Don't worry, I will be sure to let you know when I do).
Here is the finished page after it had dried. I used a stunning vintage stamp pad from Ali Express and my new Archival Ink in jet black, which is my first time using it. I can highly recommend it, it is so pigmented and easily the best ink pad I have bought.
Collage Sheets Printables - Coming Soon...
I'm already planning on creating some lovely collage sheets for you all to print and use in your art projects using some of the Brusho backgrounds. They will be coming to the Members Only Goodies area next week, which you can access at any time using the password sent to you in my newsletter - remember to sign up below for access and if you are signed up, then be sure to check your email for the password. In the meantime access the general printables here.
One summer in 1990 we decided that instead of a holiday we would visit places in Derbyshire every Sunday. As my mama was poorly and couldn't get to visit, I decided to create this journal for her. I saved leaflets and took lots of photographs to include in it and dedicated a page to each place we visited with a write up that I filled in each week.
You can see my flip through of the full journal below, don't forget to subscribe too.
It is such a lovely journal to look back on and actually made me teary in places when looking back on lost loved ones. I also loved how it has got that vintage look about it with the browned pages (mainly from me making my own glue using flour and water!) I also love how I included drawings from my school trips as well as photographs, such lovely memories.
I highly recommend you to make a travel journal wherever you go, especially if you can do them with children, they are such lovely things to look back on. I now have several which you can see here.
How to create a Travel Journal and how to set it up
Adventure Journaling Review and Creative Journal Flip Through
At the end of my journal I added a photo gallery section, another great way of memory keeping.
Do you keep scrapbooking style journals? and do you have any hidden gems that you may have forgotten about too? If you haven't then what are you waiting for, get logging those journeys and your travels, you won't regret it I promise.
Don't forget to check out the other posts from this week from The 'Planner Girls Collective'
Read my past Planner Girls Collective posts
Hello everyone, brrr, it's been so cold. In weather like this I like nothing better than watching the Winter Olympics from the comfort of my warm home. This week I made a Winter Olympics journal page using resources from Anna Brims February patreon downloads, they were just perfect for this. I used to be an ice skater myself from aged 7 to 16 and competed in many competitions and grueling training sessions from 6am, then school and back on the ice after until 9pm daily.
When I saw Anna's ice skater image that she had painted I was gobsmacked at how similar it looked to a photo of me from an ice show when I skated to Wish Upon a Star, so knew it was perfect for my page.
Firstly I printed out the girl and the photo of me, then chose a pink pastel background image from Anna's collage sheets. The pastel colours look so pretty together. Anna also included a February Hygge collage sheet of her own drawings and the Winter theme continued on these.
For table gifts for a planner event that I was attending, I had already created some journaling cards using heavy texture paste, which I layered over with watercolour. However, due to the snow I was gutted that I couldn't attend, so used one of the pastel cards on my page instead.
Finally I added some pastel washi tape and a ticket stub that Anna had gifted me in an ephemera swap, then added a bit of journaling about the Olympics. I love the finished page, especially the bit on the right, where it looks like the pink and white icicles trickling down the page.
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