Monday 2 January 2017

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Happy New Year to everyone in the crafting world!

I have finally finished my Alphabet Challenge Journal - every single letter of the alphabet completed (just in time) - such a lovely memory of my first year as a craft blogger in amongst a world of extremely, encouraging craft bloggers - thank you everyone that has given me words of advice and positive feedback throughout 2016.

My very last page ended up as a double spread, partly as a way to properly finish the journal but mainly because I thought that I could go a bit more crazy with the size of the tree! The 5 glittery pears are just hand drawn and cut out of sparkly paper and seeing as I didn't have a partridge stamp... I just had to do my best at drawing something from the internet. Lots of fun with practising shading the tree using paints, luckily I made lots of stamped Jofy leaves to hide some spots.

I would love to make a montage of all the pictures that are included in my journal, but this is beyond my computer skills at the moment! Maybe I will come back and do that at some point in the year.

Challenges entered:
thecraftbarnblog.alphadictionary-challenge P




Thanks for visiting, Rachel


  1. This is an incredible entry. Your pear tree is so well drawn, and your pears sparkle. Of course, I really adore the partridge, too. It's a genuine beauty.

    So glad to have met you over Craft Barn entries this year, Rachel. I hope we meet again in future endeavors.

    1. So pleased to have met you too - you have always offered sound and encouraging advice throughout the year. thank you

  2. Great spread ! Thank you for joining us over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  3. So beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)
    And a Happy New Year!

    xx Arwen

  4. How fabulous is that?! A great end to the challenge. Thank you for being part of the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge and I wish all good things for 2017 xx

  5. That is one fabulous tree! A great finale to the project. I have so enjoyed seeing your work this year. Happy New Year.

  6. WOW! What a beautiful page! I'm going to have go have a look at all of your lovely pages now. Thank you for joining our challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog. Happy New Year!

  7. Stunning final page. and just love your partridge! Happy New Year!

  8. Beautiful, partridge in a pear tree! Perfect for Christmas, well done and thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge 😊

  9. Wow a stunning page to end on, so many details and lovely textures. Hope that 2017 brings lots of crafty fun xx

  10. What a wonderful double page for this challenge! I love your partridge and the sparkly pears look yummy! Happy New Year! xx

  11. The end result is great, a good looking tree and partridge! Happy New Year!

  12. A beautiful spreading pear tree. I am in awe as ever of your drawing skills.

  13. Well done on completing the challenge and your final page is fabulous.

    You are not alone, I have no idea either how to make a montage of my entries.

  14. A stunning spread Rachel - really gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx