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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Tuesday Taggers- Its a Mans World

The tag I have made for this theme, is on a dark background, the words are You hold the key to my dreams, but they haven't shown up so well in the photo. The clock and the key are die cuts. a button clock, a scrap of mesh and a Craft Individual picture were my other additions.

Thankyou for stopping by to take a peep

Tag you're It- Whiter Shade of Pale

This is my version of A Whiter Shade of Pale. The tune is a blast from the past and now I cannot get it out of my mind. The tag is embossed white card, through my bigshot. Paper flowers that a friend sent for me to colour myself. A scrap of music vellum . The touch of colour is a Craft Individuals picture with the words Fill each day with joy.

Thankyou for stopping by to take a peep.

Art Creations Friday

I chose to make a tag with this weeks image. The background is computer generated and I added the challenge picture to complete it. The words " is it that time already" refer to the Cinderella fairytale, as it gets near to midnight

Friday, 21 May 2010

Tag you're It - Vintage Romance

Vintage Romance, is this weeks theme, The background is distressed and stamped, mounted onto a piece that I think came from an old envelope. The happy couple is from a set of vintage wedding photos and the lace etc. out of my bits box.

Thankyou for stopping by to take a look.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Tuesday Taggers- Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Taggers. Sorry, this time my efforts turned out to be a birthday card. There is a coffee and cream cake on offer, but I was carried away and used extra colours.

Thankyou for stopping by to take a look.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


Another new find for me in blogland. A super place, the challenge must include the image on the card or ATC. As its my first visit to Art Creations Friday, I had to try both. Here are the results

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Tuesday Taggers -Out of my comfort zone

For this challenge, I have decided to use some Decoupatch papers that have been frequently pushed to the bottom of my pile of papers.

I sat tearing small pieces of paper, wondering if there was more to life than this. So the project decreased in size from a journal cover to a small 7x9x2cm. tin..

For the key and lock I used metal foil, then distress inks. The flowers explain themselves as one of my favourite embellishments.

Thankyou for stopping by to have a look.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Tags You're It -Key to my Heart

For this weeks challenge my raid in the scrap box included, small pieces of paper, silvercard, a pot of seed beads [must use this item again in future]. A tiny button and a length of wool fibre.

I used my new Tim Holtz dies to cut the key and the little patchwork girl just fitted on to the paper scrap.

Birthday card for my OH

Distressed collage, using my favourite time stamps, and new Tim Holtz products.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

R.S.S. challenge week 20

For this weeks challenge I have made an ATC.

Step1, the angel is stamped as are the words in black ink.

Step2, Background is turquoise

Step3, Lace is white

Step4, Heart is silver

Step5, scroll is attatched to pieces of a wooden cocktail stick.

I have managed to use all the elements and colours, hope the pieces of wood are accceptable.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Tuesday Taggers -Lets Recycle

I decided to make the coasters into a wall hanging. After I joined them together, I covered them in paper and added lace both from my scrap box. A stamped poem, crafty individuals picture, flowers and a sentement sent me by a friend completed the project. I hope you like the result.

Tuesday Taggers Lets Recycle

For this challenge I decided to recycle 2 coasters that have seen better days

Tags You're It Butterfly Challenge.

On my continuing journey through Blogland I found this blog. I liked the thought of making a tag using , from my, cannot throw away box. It is a simple tag with torn paper ,scraps, a rubber stamp image and a couple of butterflies.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Home sweet Home

The other set of ATCs

Today has been an ATC day

Made my OH's birthday card today, not able to show you it yet, as he is my chief photographer. I have never been able to suss out how to get the camera to talk to the computer. Whilst the stamps and distress inks were out, I had fun making two sets of ATC, one is Time related and the other Home

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Ready Steady Stamp-challenge19

Continuing my voyage of discovery through blogland, I saw this challenge which caught my interest.My version of the recipe is-

No 1 LetterM, my background included a sheet of words begining in M from an old dictionary. I highlighted my title word Mystery.

No 2 Purple, pink, green and black all used.

No 3 Stamped flowers from Creative Expression, Wild Flower plate and an image from Paper Artsy Wings plate.

No 4 Gesso background, 2-3 layers to give a rough feel before colouring with distress inks.

No 5 Rubber, headband on image.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Memories-Tuesday Taggers challenge

While browsing various blogs, I have noticed Tuesday Taggers challenge this week is Memories. So, I looked through my old photos and came across an old black and white photo of my Wedding Day, nearly 44years ago. Now that is nearly vintage I think.

The tag background is embossed swirls, then distressed using pale ink pads. The frame is also embossed, them embellished with flowers and a charm.

Thankyou Janet

Thankyou Janet, for telling folk about my first steps into Blogland. Also many thanks to everyone who has have taken time to call in and leave such lovely coments on my efforts. I am a real novice to this and look forward to visiting your bogs.