Sunday, 8 January 2012


One of my Christmas presents this year was a sketch book from my daughter Emma. I have been thinking about doing some art journaling recently so it was the perfect thing to get me started. 

My multi-talented big sister Jenni has taken the She Art course run by Christy Tomlinson and inspired by the fantastic work she has done I decided to have a go. Jenni's latest piece was inspired by the lyrics of a song by one of her favourite bands which got me thinking about Emma and the band she is in and some of their songs.  One song starts with the line "There are voices in my head telling me what should be said" which struck me as the perfect line to start a journal with! If you are interested you can hear the song here!

So here is the result which I am pretty pleased with, the only problem is I had tidied all my crafts away as Emma is coming to stay for a few days and her old bedroom is my craft room, so now I have to go and tidy all over again!  Ah well when the Muse come what can you do? 
Lastly I just wanted to show off the canvas I created for my lovely husband Steve who is a cycling fanatic.
Happy crafting everyone! Anything but a Christmas Card


  1. Both of your creations are fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge!

  2. Great first journal page Gill, that line is perfect isn't it!
    Jenni x

  3. oh so creative and lovely colours, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karen

  4. Love the art journaling endeavor that you've been inspired to start. I love the abstract and vintage and grunge look to this page and your canvas is fantastic too!

    Thank you SO much for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
    Lisa xx

  5. Great journaling!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  6. Super work. Thanks so much for playing at CES Challenges xx Jenny xx

  7. Looks fabulous hun, great job! Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck! xx