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Perfect Just The Way I Am

My Skyping crafty partner in crime and myself both made a tag this afternoon and as usual both turned out different, (apart from the frame).  The input we both put into these sessions is inspiring.

Knew that I wanted to have a framed image on my tag and to make the frame I was going to use string.  Irene started to make her frame wherein she used matchsticks.  How cool was that so my frame was made with matchsticks as well, (thanks I).  Painted the frame with black gesso then added some gold gilding wax.  Used various other paints, stamps and stencils for the background especially my fave Stampotique image Weasel.

Adding to the Stampotique Challenge this month which has the theme of ‘Painted Background’.


Playtime Tag

Had a very quick play with my Gelatos which Andrew bought as one of my Christmas pressies.


I am in love!!!  They make the quickest and easiest backgrounds.


Storage Shoe For Tags

Are you ready for this … another Skype session with Irene and today we made this fabulous storage shoe for tags.  This is already sitting on my desk with all those yummy tags just waiting to be used.  We loved making this so much that we each said we are making another but this time it will be for our finished tags.

I used grey board and Tim Holtz papers with some core card for the inside.  Only a teensy bit of stamping (couldn’t resist) you know me and stamping.

Very simple to make as there isn’t much going on really.  What else would you expect from a storage box.
Wait until we make the one for finished tags that will be a different matter.



FSC Flying Things Tag And Holder

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a fabulous theme of Flying Things which was picked by the lovely Laura

This tag holder has been made so that there is enough room on the left hand side for holes to be made with the Cinch machine, then I can turn it into an album.  I have a few of these holders made but have to make one more before I can put together.

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Have used a few of the new stamps which I bought at Ally Pally last weekend.

Fabulous day out, as per usual.  This time I managed to persuade my SIL Irene to go and also met up with Maria, Sandra and Pat.  What a day we all had, maddest ever.

I was so sorry I missed meeting up with Alison from Words and Pictures (which was such a shame).  I decided that this time round I needed a true break so made the decision not to pick up my e-mails whilst away.  Guess who missed Alison’s mail … isn’t it always the way … next time Alison.

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I have also stamped onto the back of the tag holder, you know me and stamping, just can’t get enough of it!!!

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I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


Water Inspired

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a fabulous theme of Water Inspired which was picked by the lovely Amanda.

Another of those cards that lays flat so makes it easier for posting but this one has wndows. This is similar to a card we made in my class last week, (gave the other away before I took a photo) so decided to make another for the FSC challenge. The theme today makes for a great man’s card so will be going into my future card box. Which incidentally I haven’t shown yet … will try to take photos next week and post.

Sideways on view of the card with the windows open. As you can see for the inside windows I made two pockets for little tags to be added. The other pic is how the card looks when fully opened.

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The middle band on the cardstock was masked off before being inked, stenciled and stamped.

This last pic is how everything looks when folded flat to go into an envelope.

Added a little digital collaging with my graphics program around the edges.


Just For You

As I am writing this post Mr Postman has just delivered some little goodies from Art from the heart which I can’t wait to use.

Very good service and fast delivery plus everything was packed deliciously. Thanks guys.

Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk, Latticework Stencil, Doily Stencil and an Ideaology Locket Book. Fabulous

I have all the stencils now… apart from … sorry Tim just don’t do hearts so can’t see the point of buying something I won’t use.

Vintage Stamping Challenges want to see something – Just For You – in their new challenge this month.

Fabulous challenge and I have the lovely Claire to thank for this because what she wants is for you to make something for yourself. Now who doesn’t like a play around just for yourself?

Played with some corrugated cardboard, paint, molding paste, material and string then came up with this little piece just for me.

Stamped a portrait image which came from Flonzcrafts onto a spare piece of handmade paper which I found in my bit box. It already had the DI colours Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Barn Door on it so I didn’t need to do much with it. Also stamped the fashion quote which came from A Flair For Art from Studio 490.

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To enter this months challenge just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store. Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.


Tag Along With FSC

Well this is the best morning ever as I again have internet access … been without it since 10.00 o’clock Monday morning. The friendly techy engineer turned up yesterday afternoon and fixed it. Being without the phone wasn’t too bad as I have the mobile but not having internet access was unreal.

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight must be an all time fave with everyone and it was picked by the lovely Yvonne (Meggymay). She wanted us all to Tag Along and we certainly did.

When making tags you can really go to town with all the mediums you use. Tissue paper is an all time fave of mine and as you can see I stamped her and the shoes onto it, very lightly coloured before fixing with Mod Podge. The background has been embossed, sanded then painted over before adding a little white for hi-lighting.

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It would be fantastic if you could pop on over for a peak at what the rest of the Fashionettes have created.


Funkie Junkie Bonus Tag #2

Well I did it, really wasn’t sure I was going to as I had to attend Waterford hospital for my check up today. This is my 2nd and very last bonus tag for Linda’s challenge.

#1 tag is here with the rules. Linda’s #2 Bonus Tag and the Funkie Junkie Boutique is here.

Thank you Linda for taking the time to give blogland this challenge and for sharing all your amazing tags so that we had inspiration along the way.

I ordered Tim’s stencils from Linda’s Boutique and when they arrived she had very kindly sent me some lovely little freebies, two of which were the jumbo tags that she sells and also a metal corner piece. Both have been used on my tag.

I followed the #2 bonus tag as far as the folding for my inspiration then off I went on my own merry little way.

For the 8″ tag I made my first score line at 1″ from the top (where the hole is) then I turned the tag around and scored at 3.5 from the bottom. When folded this makes a cute looking envelope.

Covered front and back with G45 papers but when adding the back paper I did not glue over the cardstock flap, instead I left the paper so it made another flap and trimmed the edges to match the front. This made a patterned flap and a plain. The plain flap was painted, then coloured with gilding wax before adding crackle medium. The metal corner embellie was also given the gilding wax treatment. Dimensional paste was added down the edge with a stencil and this too had a touch of wax.

Two magnetic discs were added to the inside flap and covered over with paper but guess which wally forgot to cover the two discs on the front piece of cardstock? When opened you can see the discs but I will rectify that later … might see how they react to wax as well, lol. I also stamped a Thank You on the inside lid.

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When opened you can see the lovely sentiment paper with a very romantic image. On the back there are gorgeous roses showing.

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Must take time to finish my file folder now.


Funkie Junkie Bonus Tag #1

I might just make the finishing post with Linda’s tags. Below is one of the bonus tags and that leaves just one more to make.

#1 tag is here with the rules. Linda’s # 1 Bonus Tag and the Funkie Junkie Boutique is here.

All my Christmas stash has been put away and because I am only just making my bonus tags there is not a bit of the seasonal stuff in sight. My inspiration came from the sentiment on Linda’s tag – “Hello Friend”.

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After clearing away the dust I used another stamp that has only just seen the light of day … slapped wrists because they were bought quite a few months back. The stamp is a PaperArtsy called Buttons. Also used a little gold gilding wax around the edges of the framed lady.

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Really have to get my skates on if I want to make the finishing line!!!!

Entering for: Our Creative Corner – A former Shopping Sin. Claudia was the inspiration behind this very clever challenge theme.


Thinking Of Each & Everyone Of You This Christmas

This is what we have all been waiting for … wahoo – it’s Christmas!!!

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas

Have fun with all those pressies but lets not forget to spare a heartfelt thought to all those who won’t be with their loved ones today.

Christmas Tag #12 – Funkie Junky Style

#1 tag is here with the rules. Linda’s # 12 tag and the Funkie Junkie Boutique is here.

What better way to finish Linda’s 12 tags of Christmas than showing #12 on the actual 12th day. The inspiration for this one came from Linda’s stars and also the colour palette. Lucky me got to use another of Tim’s stencils … no prizes for guessing which one!!

That completes all of my Christmas tags and you can see everyone of them … here

This final tag has had the usual paint, crackle, embossing, frantage, tissue paper, molding paste etc…

Printed all the images onto tissue paper and the sentiment. In GIMP I cut and pasted the Santa image onto the sentiment, which is a digi from Whimsey Designs. I sent Santa to the back and overlapped the sentiment then printed onto white tissue. The boy and girl image is from a Joanna Sheen Victorian Christmas CD which I have had forever. Before printing this image onto tissue I changed it from plain to a canvas effect this gave it a more olde worlde look.