Sunday, 30 September 2012

Crafty Cards and Tag

I had a wonderful day out at the Craft Barn yesterday. Francesca kindly drove and we had a class with the lovely Jo Firth-Young, using the new Crafty Individual dies and masks. 

Close up: Bird die and mask
Green and blue Glimmer mists (sorry I can't remember the actual names) plus gold encore ink.

Close up: Bird die and corner masks (I've just realised that this card is upside-down)
Peacock Feather

Bird Die. Salty ocean and walnut stain

Birdcage die and mask - Black soot and tumble glass

Birdcage and bird dies and flower mask. Dusty Concord and black soot. Eggplant alcohol ink to colour the pearl in the flower.

We also used other dies to cut out the apertures in some of the cards; the border and also the heart shape. Plenty of distress inks and a few squirts of glimmer mist. 
I was nicely surprised with how well these dies cut the intricate detail, I'll certainly be buying some to add to my collection.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


A parcel arrived for me today at work just before I left. When I got home I cleared a space and unpacked the box. Woohoooooo it's my new to me Big Shot plus a few accessories that I won on ebay. Guess what I'll be doing for the rest of the day. ;-)
Sorry I couldn't take part last week as my internet connection went down. The previous week I showed a  tag that wasn't finished, a few of you asked to see the completed tag so here it is.

If you want to join in the fun of WOYWW go over to Julia's blog to find out all the details on how to take part in visiting fabulous blogs all around the world.

Have a happy Wednesday everyone.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Patchwork metal tag

Over at Studio L3 Linda has set the challenge for this week and it's Riveted Patchwork Metal taken from - Tim Holtz: A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2, page 57. 
This weeks challenge is being sponsored by the The Funkie Junkie Boutique.    
And also fits Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2012 (September)

Francesca and I had a lovely time crafting once I'd finished work this afternoon. Last week we decided that we would make whatever Linda had set for the challenge on Friday.
I had a lovely time playing with metal and alcohol inks, unfortunately due to the nature of metal being hard to photograph, the camera has not captured much of the colour from the alcohol inks.
Self adhesive metal
Alcohol inks
Grungeboard shapes and waste
Distress stains 
Distress inks
TH Compass stamp

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


It's not finished yet as it still needs to be embellished but this is all I have time for today. 
I've been playing with distress stains and inks incorporating the new metallic silver distress stain on this occasion after watching a Tim video clip for Stamptember UI'll do a proper link with a completed tag asap.
In the meantime why not hop over to Julia's blog to find out all the details on visiting fabulous blogs around the world.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Craft Barn Blog Candy

Nip over to The Craft Barn Blog to see the details on how to have a chance on winning this fabulous candy.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Wow is it really Wednesday already! 
I'm a little late with my entry as the summer holidays are now finally over and I'm back to work, so I have nothing completed to show you. But I have been playing around with some distress inks and perfect pearls to creative a few backgrounds and I'm trying to get organised with my inks hence the inky samples in the background of my distress inks. I've been meaning to do this ever since I saw Francesca's display.
If you want to know more about WOYWW please pop over to Julia's blog, for all of the details.
OK I'm off to snoop :-)

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