Monday, September 2, 2013

Fitztown Challenge #8 - Anything But a Card

I like making cards. I like to alter things. I have to be in the mood to alter things though. I couldn't help myself this time. I planned to alter a completely different item. I bought a picture frame and colored one of Morgan Fitzsimons' images to hang in my home. I love fall. I had colored this image with these rich fall colors I love, reds, oranges, golds and browns.

I like to write. I thought once I started a blog, I'd probably not write as often in a journal. WRONG! I know, I know... I've shown you pictures of my backside why would I not write all my deep dark secrets? Well, some stuff needs to be left to the imagination! ;)

So I do keep a journal. My friend, my enemy, my salvation, my condemnation. When I was younger, I wrote every. Single. Day. As I've gotten older, I may spend months on end writing almost every day, sometimes two or three times a day and then I may go months without lifting the journal. As it would be the day I thought of putting my frame together, I felt the need to write in my journal. This particular notebook IS a NIGHTMARE! It's 600+ pages, a 6X6 frame and about three inches deep. The 6X6 pages are a perfect fit for writing. The three inches deep... not so much. One of the reasons I do not write in it every day. I've tried being better about this because by golly... I've had this journal for a few years and I'd like to start using another one! I thought to myself... what if I made it prettier?!? Surely, that would make me want to pick it up more often. What could be prettier than one of Morgan Fitzsimons' images from Fitztown. Not anything that I can think of at the moment! :) I colored the image to reflect the colors of the journal and here it is:
All supplies are from my stash. The sentiment is from Ginger's House. Now, when I pick up my journal and reflect on what I plan to write in it... I sit and admire the cover and gather my thoughts carefully. :) I'm thinking of covering the phone books with some pretty paper and fairy images too! ;)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I am a follower of all three blogs and have badges displayed here.

Please join us for our current challenge, #8 - Anything But a Card. We'd love to see what you can make outside of a card base! :) Come have fun with us and maybe even win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is gorgeous Ema, i really like it, so beautiful. Well done x x

  2. Ema this is superb, love the colours you have used to go along with this image, great work, xxx

  3. A lovely card and great colours.
    Thanks for joining in at Kraftyhands this month and good luck x

  4. Hi Ema, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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