Category Archives: Circle Journal

My entry in Clare’s CJ


we all had to do file folders to go inside the lunch pail, and this was my entry.
On the outside (which was covered with SEI) I used my large Stampington Cube, a Paper Artsy image and one of the butterflies images from the Walk in the Garden Cartridge (Cricut), oh and a load of Hero Art 3mm gems. The whole thing was edged with Whispers Dye Ink in Plum.
The inside was painted with Twinkling H20’s and then stamped with Hero Arts Butterfly Border and a very old swirly stamp, then a piece of cream ric rac and a purple and white hydrangea by Angel Kisses.

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Clare Brown (Fairy’s) CJ

isn’t the cutest thing you ever did see? Lovely Clare is just so talented. I’ve done my entry now and it’s gone flying off to Sid, who is the last stop, and then it will be back with her after it’s long journey round the UK STampers.

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Lefthand side of Quotations CJ


Made from the same BG Skate Shoppe paper, etc., The quotation is from the SG-me! be happy sheet, stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Purple ink, and matted with pink/lilac colour watercolour paper, co-ordinating BG paper and black glossy cardstock.



I deliberately made sure that the background stamping was done in a mottled fashion to try and emulate fabric, then I just stamped quotation from Aud’s Sentiment sheet (which we have in stock).

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Righthand side of the Quotations CJ

Pattern Paper: BG Skate Shoppe, stamped with Non-Seq Dragonfly and flower from Aud’s Cat & House sheet.

Added a library card holder (coloured with various Whispers Dye Inks), and over stamped with the same flower from Aud’s sheet. I added green gelly glaze roll to the centres, and Jo Sonja’s Opalite for a bit of bling (although it doesn’t show up in the picture much).

Inside the library card holder is another tag similar to the sign in one, and if that’s lifted out then there is an image of a dragonfly underneath.

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Tag to go with the Quotations CJ


this is the sign in tag for the Quotations UK STampers 2nd CJ.

Plain black tag, Basic Grey Skate Shoppe pattern paper, Anita’s stick ribbon in Pink, purple and green paper flowers, and purple star brad (left over from my ATC Kit swap). It’s just edged with purple pearlescent brilliance ink on the black, and Mossy Stone Whispers Dye Ink on the pattern paper side.


The little black tag at the top is made from shrink, and was left over from a recent Wednesday Stamper challenge.

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What a good girl am I?

and what a difference a quiet house is, with no interruptions from the beloved family.

I have finished the 2nd CJ that I needed to do (one more to go now, and I’m caught up).

I’m actually quite happy with it, apart from now I wish that I’d stuck something down at the opposite angle…but hey, it would just create too much destruction to move it now.

I will be taking pictures of both of the entries, and then package them up later.

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I’m eagerly awaiting my Bind It All

which I ordered late on Thursday….fingers crossed it turns up today.

Last night was quite productive (apart from the terrible problems we are having with the main base unit in the office, so I’m blogging from the slow notebook), I managed to get one of the three CJ’s completed.

It was entitled Angels & Demons, and after a bit of a false start I really am quite pleased with it. It’s funny, you start off going in one direction, do a U-turn and voila!

I couldn’t sleep much, and so took advantage of the fact and got up at about 6 o’clock to craft and endulge in a bit of Mitchell & Webb on Radio 4’s listen again – they are so funny – it’s a great new series.

Whilst doing that, I’ve started on the 2nd CJ I need to get done…..actually, I’ve made quite good progress with the sign in tag drying and the background cardstock covered. I think I know which direction I’m going in with – fingers crossed I stay on track!

Obviously, with the base unit playing up again, I might not be able to post last night’s CJ piccies, but I will save them up for when the Technical Guy gets it all working again.

Ohhh, forgot, I had a huge spending sprey with English Paper Company for the Galaxy last night. There are some yummy papers coming, including the new Kim Marshall Xmas papers.

For anyone who hasn’t had experience of their lovely paper before, they are an English paper company, and it is all designed and manufactured over here from sustainable forests and in an Elemental Chlorine Free process thus limiting environmental pollution. All good, all acid free so wonderful for scrapbooking, and all really smashing designs.

In the order I’ve included some of the Men at Work range, not only are they lovely, but it includes a cricket paper – so refreshing to have papers tailored for British sports instead of baseball, etc.

I think my absolute favourite of all of the might just be the Christmast Shopping design from Kim’s Christmas range, but it’s also closely followed by Cupcakes from Fairy Fun – Lydia is going to love that range.

They should be in some time next week, and I’m sure you will all love them as much as I do. I have gone for 12 x 12’s, but also the border strips and a bigger rang of 6 x 6 packs, as they are just so marvellous for scrapbooking, cardmaking and altered arts (it’s save on wasting larger sheets I find).

Lydia and I are off shopping til we drop this morning, and then it’s back for a take away and Dr Who —- yay!

Have a good day.

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Righthand CJ page

this is the opposite side (same stamps, inks, etc).

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Lefthand page of CJ

this is the left hand side from yesterday’s post, I might have to move the word “love” as I stupidly didn’t check where the holes for the posts went.

I need to re-scan the righthand page as I accidentally deleted it.

Stamps used: Paper Artsy Kids Plate, Anita’s Seahorse and Heart background.

Inks: Crystal Blush re-inker, Pearlescent Purple and Coffee Brilliance and Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Inks

I got a nice surprise this morning, Guy came back from Sevenoaks bearing a Pine Green Whispers Dye Ink for me.

Apart from that, I’ve been busily houseworking, and then took Lydia swimming this afternoon.

We’ve just had fish and chips for supper, and are about to settle down to a dose of Dr Who.

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UK STampers CJ entry

I admit it, I am a bad, bad girl – I’ve had a couple of CJ’s to do, and just pushed them to the back of my mind, so tonight I grapsed the nettle as it were..and actually got on with one.

It’s Di’s, and is entitled “My Favourite Things”. It’s drying at the moment, so I can upload it yet, but I am really pleased with it. I’ve used my seaside type stamps again (yes I know I’ve been using them a lot, but it does prove that you can do such different things with the same stamps) and also the new Heart by Collage by Anita’s I got a week ago.

I had a great time playing with my Crystal Blue Opalite re-inkers – they been put away in the drawer, and it wasn’t until I saw a demo on Create & Craft that I remembered them.

I’ve also used the UK STampers Colour Challenge #4 colours – Garnet, Amethyst and Amber – actually, if I’d been a bit smarter I could have used a Fleur de lis, and knocked Wednesday Stamper Challenge on the head to – LOL!

Our holiday is fast approaching now, and I’ve suddenly thought just how much I’m gonna miss crafting….so at the weekend I am going to put together a wee travel kit containing, some ink pads, stamps and cardstock. Then I maybe can just do a few things to keep me from having to go cold turkey whilst we are away.

Rob and I had a chat the other night, and he is all keyed up with his responsibilities house sitting whilst we are away….and I think that he’s looking forward to having his girlfriend staying for the week.

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