Friday, 16 November 2012

Lots of journaling ...

Inks, stencils, vine stamp by Dylusions
'Mink', sentiment and Abstract Foliage stamps by Stampotique

ANother Christmas journal page ... sorry if I come across as a bit of a scrooge LOL!! I do cheer up a bit nearer the time - honest! I just can't stand Christmas adverts, and Christmas carols in the shops as soon as bonfire night is over. TOO EARLY!!

Here's a quickie page in my large Dylusions journal.  If you haven't yet got hold of one of these journals, you must!! You need one. They are fabulous with ink sprays, and of course, not all journals are.
Inks, stencils and border stamps by Dylusions
Snowman by Stampotique

And finally ... I have been taking a fabulous on-line class with Mindy Lacefield. Mindy is an amazing artist and teacher, and she has been teaching me how to paint like a child :-) Seriously, I could get lost in this process. This page is exactly how Mindy demoes it, so now my challenge is to take it a step further and make it my own.

From 'Frolic' - a class by Mindy Lacefield

Seriously, go and check out Mindy's on-line classes.....

Byee for now .....


  1. Ha ha! I did laugh at you 'bah humbug' page! Love the journalling.... scrooge!

  2. LOVE the pages & thanks for introducing me to Mindy {enabler alert}!

  3. Love it, love the sentiment too..........I am also 'bah humbug'!

  4. OMG, the bunny is gorgeous! Love your Xmas pages.

  5. There all wonderful pages but I love the last one and it's child like quality ;0)

  6. Your pages are gorgeous and so fun! Bah Humbug here, so I don't want to stay too long. I hate that Christmas comes so quickly each year, but once they start the music I'm totally sucked in! So I like that it starts early. (please don't throw things at me! LOL)

  7. WOW WOW WOW this is gorgeous, all of them. But the last one is so funny and beautiful. Love it.
    lovely greet and nice weekend

  8. I love the look of it all, wonderful!

  9. I know I've seen them in real life, but they really are fabulous the last one too xx

  10. Lovely post Kate.
    Love the little drawing looks so sweet. Dy's journal does look lovely, saw them at AFTH a while ago, must get me one of them.

  11. your scrooge card is just awesome, think the same way about xmas...always glad it's over again, the green page with the snowman is so cute, very very pretty ans I'm so happy with Dy's journal, hope they will come in different sizes too
    The mindy style painting is stunning, very very pretty will check out Mindy's blog in a minute
    have a fab weekend Kate

  12. I'm with you over xmas! Great pages!

  13. Hi Kate, Love everything the colors and most especially thetruth about Christmas. I love Christmas,but can't stand the over commeralization of it. My daughter went shopping last week at her local mall and there was already a Santa. As she said "REALLY", can't even wait till Thanksgiving. As usual you inspire me to get going. Diane

  14. Love your christmas journal !

  15. Eek. I love your page. "Jingle your own damn bells" is perfect with that stamp.

    So well done and it made me giggle.

    Giggles are good. Thank you.

    Pinning it so that my addled mind will remember.

  16. Oh your Christmas page made me laugh so much - and I'm totally with you! It dilutes the magic to have it start so ridiculously early. That other page is very different - sounds like a good experience to challenge you??

  17. Fabulous pages Kate, I'll be hopping over to Mindy's classes v soon! I'm with you on the early scrooge-ness, including christmas decs and lights being switched on in towns before Dec! lol

  18. Love your pages Kate. I think I need that Christmas stamp. ;) Awesome as always. Gotta agree with you on Mindy's classes. She rocks and so does her classes. I've taken Frolic and Paint Your Story. OMG so much fun and a ton of inspiration. Huggers from this end of the world.

  19. I completely agree with your Christmas thought. There's a good dollop of bah humbug in my world too!

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