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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Q&L Challenge #01

Well The Craft Barn has got us off to a good start with their new challenge this year. They are giving us a couple of words each fortnight to make a piece using the words in either a Quote or Lyrics from a song.

The words this fortnight are "Up" and "Smile".

I couldn't resist the Lyrics for, "Up, up and Away" (in my beautiful balloon) which was first recorded by The 5th Dimension in 1967.


For Smile I have used a quote by Mother Teresa.

 I did my background following Neil's instructions on the Craft Barn Blog.

I am incorporating my pieces into my journal for 2014.



19 comments:

Neil said...

Beautiful pages. I think this years challenge should be good fun.

massofhair said...

Two very different pages filled with lush colours & textures. Great quotes love your work:-) x

Pat said...

A great idea to do both words and to have such a lovely contrast.

Silvia Gonzalez said...

Great work! I love it!

Sylv said...

Two wonderful pages, great quote and fun lyrics.

Sylv xx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful, both of them! I m sure you will fill your journal for 2014 with a lot of wonderful pages :-)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - Hey BJ! :D I love your pages & I am imprssed you also have used both words. I'm impatient for the next words already, haha :o)

Craftyfield said...

Both pages are excellent!

Elaine said...

Beautiful pages - love the depth of colour in the background and that balloon image. Good to see you doing this challenge!!

butterfliecrafter said...

Of to a good start. Like your up page, it has a steampunk feel to it.

elenigratsia said...

BJ love both your takes of the words! Well done on doing both ... I think we are going to have another fun year ahead!!! :)

Scrapmate said...

2 fab pages I love the old style balloon. It's good to see your artwork again.

Frea Konings said...

Hi BJ, love love love your pages! Hugs Frea

She King said...

I love your pages, especially the Up, up and Away one....Love that song! xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Beautiful pages BJ - can't decide which is my favourite but I'm going to have to check out Neil's blog post! Lovely quotes too. MMx

Maggie said...

Gorgeous pages BJ nice to see you here again

MaggieH

kiwi in timbertown said...

Love the colours, and the balloon, always enjoy your work

The Craft Barn said...

Hi BJ!
Glad you are participating in the challenge this year. Great start! And you did both words too. Well done.
Izzy

Maisie Moonshine said...

Congratulations on your wall of fame - very well deserved too. What a great start to your crafting year. MMx