Wednesday, 9 January 2013

A creative Jumpstart for 2013

Happy New Year! I'm back! So November went pear-shaped with family illnesses and then we went through a second lot of illnesses in December too so things went a bit quiet on here. I was actually crafting a lot, but none of it could go on here. I was catching up with magazine projects and I also completed an entire scrapbook for my sister's Christmas present with photos of her lovely kids - speed scrapping!

I have taken a decision to cut down on a few of my commitments and so I'm hoping to keep Wednesday mornings for a bit of creative play. But where to start? A friend sent me a link on Facebook to join Creative Jumpstart 2013 and it's been fantastic. It's run by Nathalie Kalbach and it's FREE! (You can send a donation to help with the running costs which I think is more than fair as Nathalie has been putting in a lot of work to keep it all running smoothly). All you have to do is sign up for the newsletter and you get e-mailed daily links to videos and giveaways from some very well-known names in the crafting world.

So here's where I started...

There was a video by Julie Fei-fan Balzer about layering stencils and so I went crazy with my stencils, distress inks and mists. I love this photo of my little boy, even though he looks so sad. I know this face he pulls is a baby face and he is growing up so fast.

The stencils I used included Crafter's Workshop 6x6 patterns Strips and  12 x 12 Dot Burst along with an airbrush acetate stencil I found on eBay of the hexagons. I also included some of that gorgeous black and white chevron washi tape (love it!) by Queen & Co and some star stamps.

You can still join the fun on the Creative Jumpstart until the end of January.


  1. aww - great page ! good to show him when he is older- I have something similar of my daughter who is now almost 18 :)

  2. I'm also following CJS and loving it, love your inspired creation!

  3. love the layout, so many different elements to it. Love the photo too lol.

  4. Fantastic layout Emy. Hope everyone is feeling much better now.
    C xx

  5. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?