Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I is for Ivy & X is for: ----------

Time to show the last two letters for the Alpha challenge over at the Craft Barn. At the end of the previous challenge we were left with the letters I and X.
I chose to go with Ivy as my word.
Page has been given a wash of tester pot paint ' Natural Hessian.
Brick wall was created using my mini Hougie board to make the brick effect.
Ivy drawn by hand and leaf definition with a large pin.
Wall and leaves inked using Distress ink pads.
I was determined not to go with Xmas as my last word. Instead I chose X marks the spot!
Page has been given a wash of tester paint  'White Cotton'.
Stamp was  free with Craft Stamper Magazine.
Letter X created using Sizzix alphabet die 656133
Now all that is left to do is to show the covers I made for my book.
The front.

Papers used are all freebies from various magazines.
The Back.

Entering into the Following challenge:
The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge: Use the letters I and X.


  1. Great pages and great book Mrs A. So glad you chose against Xmas - hate that word!
    Happy New Year to you and the Doc.

  2. Your talent and ideas never cease to amaise me and not to mention your sense of humour.
    I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

    Kath x

  3. Way to go on completing this fun challenge. I may be slow but it is on my 'to do' list this year. I so love how you finished off the cover for the book…clever. Terrific pages too….your ivy is wonderful.

  4. Beautiful details on the ivy. Great choise for x. Love your book and such a perfect title.

  5. Wow how wonderful this is you should be so proud of yourself Mrs A truly one talented lady xx

  6. You did a fantastic job with all the alphabet. Love your brick wall and ivy. X marks the spot is perfect. Wishing you the best New Year ever.

  7. That's very, very clever Ivy.
    I love hand drawn designs:)
    Sue xxx

  8. I love the wall and ivy detail, your X Page is fun and the cover looks great. Well done you xx

  9. Great last two pages and great covers too. I'm sure it'll be a book to keep flipping through as a reminder of 2013!

  10. That's wonderful Mrs A - the papers on the outside are perfect xx

  11. wow Well done Mrs A. You are a real trooper sticking with that all the way through... when was doing calligraphy classes we started doing it but I did not even start as knew would not finish.. was away a lot that year.. :D and now dont go.

    Ah love the fact you did not do Xmas either as that really saddens me .. the Lord Jesus is not an 'X' or unknown quantity..

    Think your brick wall page with Ivy looks great.. as does cover, how well done! Shaz in Oz.x

  12. fantastic last two pages and cover!
    Thank you for entering our challenges and hopefully see you on Sunday for the new one.
    Happy New Year

  13. Great book Mtrs A. Love that cover you made...very appropriate!

    Two more wonderful pages...X marks the spot was a brilliant idea!

  14. Hi Mrs A...Just catching up on the blogs...I've really enjoyed seeing your Alpha challenges... 2 more fab pages to add to your cool dictionary.. The cover is fab....LOVE your Ivy page ...and I will miss seeing what you and everyone else comes up with each fortnight now...Jan x

  15. Fabulous ivy and Xpages, love your cover too.

    Sylv xx

  16. Visiting from The Craft Barn - very good pages and your book cover is very clever :o)

  17. Fabulous last two pages and ha we chose the same x word but completely different depictions. Love you cover. See you at the new challenge.


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