Hi all, just a quick round up of what I have been up to over the end of term school holidays...aww, it's so lovely to have a break from work and so nice to be able to catch up on my planners, creative journaling, smash books, art and blog. I really have been using the break for a bit of me time... the marking can wait. I can't believe it is Easter already, where is time going? Crazy!
ART JOURNALING GROUP CHALLENGES:
If you missed the post about the new Art Journaling Group you can see it here or you can join the group directly here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/KerrymayMakesAMess
There is quite a bit going on in the group. We took part in the first group challenge last week on Tea Bag Art. You can see my results of that above and pop in to the group to see the creations the lovely members made... they are awesome! The hardest part of this challenge for me was that I don't like tea. No, not just don't like it, I hate it, hate the smell and hate touching wet tea bags. It certainly was a challenge.
We are now on to challenge 2 which takes inspiration from acrylic fluid painting and drawing circles. If you're up for the challenge then pop on over and share your creativity.
The group also has places you can share your work and is a place you can go to relax, chat or get inspiration or ask for help.
Above is a couple of new pages in my art journal for the 2nd group challenge, it's a bit of a 'creative mess' so hopefully I will have a go at a better one this weekend (after I have done at least 'some' of my marking before I go back to work (hahaha). The second image is a page from my smash book, which I love. I received some gorgeous washi tape and ephemera from the UKPA group on Facebook as part of their Wishes post, so have put it to good use. I am on a No Spend on planner, art or stationery of any kind from now until 22nd May (I know, I know, violin please and a huge dose of willpower thrown my way). See more of my Smash Book pages here.
Hazy Days UK Mystery Planner Kit Unboxing:
Below is a video of my unboxing of the April Mystery Kit from Hazy Days UK. If you haven't seen her shop then get over there, some gorgeous stickers and supplies for planners. Use code KERRY15 for 15% off no minimum spend - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HazyDaysUK.
If you are reading this from an email or blog/feed reader then copy and paste the following link to view the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWMxiFQT1hI
A Note From Kelly - *Just a note to anyone interested in buying one of the mystery kits...
The 'extras' each month will be different but there will always be 5-7 sheets of stickers which have a design on exclusive to the mystery kits so once they're gone they're gone!
The value of the contents will always be more than the cost of the kit as well :)
**May & June kits are available in the shop for pre-order now and will ship on the 5th of the corresponding month xx
So what have you been up to? Any art? Planning? Or just enjoying the run up to Easter? I have no children myself, but can imagine it's not a time for getting much me time if you have.
Take Care all, don't forget to pop over to the group and feel free to pin any of the images on Pinterest. Have a Happy Easter ._. xx
Last month I won the most amazing prize on Instagram, £50 of shop credit for Jo's Little Rainbow Moon Etsy store. I have never really won anything before so was 'over the moon' if you will pardon the pun. I of course had to order one of Jo's gorgeous Monthly Planner Kits (I ordered October's). Everything in the kit is so well made and Jo's art work is stunning. All of Jo's kits and everything she sells in her shop is hand painted by Jo herself using watercolours. I cannot tell you how vivid the colours are and the stickers are some of the best quality stickers I have used.
Click below for my first ever unboxing video (hate my voice) of my entire beautiful haul for you to peruse below. Feel free to subscribe to my channel for more videos in the coming few weeks.
Everything about the goodies, in particular the Monthly Kit shown here is so beautiful. I am a big journaling fan, as well as a general crafter and planner, so I love kits that come with ephemera, quote cards and box quote stickers. I have missed off the gorgeous leaf charm in the video and photo as I have left it on my work planner. I don't go into a lot of detail regarding the kit as I know there are lots of unboxings of it already in the Planner Community, so have tried to show the other gorgeous items I have received.
I am so excited to use Jo's goodies, I'm like a child in a toy shop. I will try to get a few journal process videos up and be sure to check my Instagram for pictures of how I have used the items. Thank you so much Jo - eternally grateful.
Little Rainbow Moon - Etsy Store
Jo's Facebook Group -Over the Rainbow
Hi I'm Kerry a UK drama teacher and planner, art, craft, smash book and journal fanatic. Make a cuppa and have look around my collection of random musings, tutorials and crafty makes.