Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Tag for GDT Always Use Rubber

Thrilled to be asked as GDT Always Use Rubber  for whose theme for this fortnight is  Festival.  I had researched some pretty cool UK festivals see this LINK  - but imagination failed me :(  so here we are with a Christmas Themed tag.

The gorgeous stamp is a second hand one I brought from local charity shop by Tin Can Mail by Inkadinkado.I managed to miss an edge so used an Andy Skinner background stamp to infill - oops
Background DI - Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey and Milled Lavender.
Face painted with DecoArt nude acrylic, headdress coloured with TH pen, heart Derwent watercolour pencil edged with pumicestone DI and then 2 laces and string applied to finish the tag off.

I would also like to enter this tag into the following challenges
Dragon's Lair - whose December theme is Christmas Wishes - Heavenly Peace
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Theme is Winter Holiday (2 types lace used)
Morgan's ArtWorld  - Theme is Tag - It
Aloha Friday - Theme is Christmas
Creative Corner - Theme is Vintage/Retro Christmas
The Artistic Stamper Theme is Christmas
Country View  - Theme is Christmas

Thank you for looking :) 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Non - Traditional Angel ......

But who says angels have to be delicate, pretty and don't have hand wings??
Background created Pumice Stone DI and water direct to tag. Previously painted sheet of card used for Lost Coast Doodle Dolls - my angel image and Dylusion - Dyan Reavley's - Further Round The Edges, border stamp both stamps inked using Versafine Onyx Black.
Tim Holtz "Fly" chitchat sticker and string for added interest

Thank you for visiting I would like to enter my non traditional Angel into the following challenges
That's Crafty - There Must Be An Angel
Always Use Rubber - Thing's With Wings
Take It Make It  - Anything Goes

Thursday, 3 November 2016


I had a blast decorating another larger MDF block .

The Skull is Andy Skinner stencil, Bat Stencil from That's Crafty  - so useful and a plastic spider. Deco Art crackle paste, gesso, antiquing creams and  Deco Art  acrylic paints.
FAB messy play x

I am entering this project into

That's Crafty - Friday 13TH Part 2
Ike'sworld Challenges - Spooky Love
Dark 'n' Daring  - Anything Goes
Left Of Centre - Halloween

Thank you for stopping by xx

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Spooky play

It has been so long since I blogged but I have been happily playing - just not blogging :)

I have decorated a chunky MDF block with DecoArt products and Tim Holtz, Andy Skinner, and Hapton Art Stamps.
TH Rub- on and some dotty doodles
Thank you for dropping by

I am entering this project into the following challenges

 A Vintage Journey - Make It Spooky
That's Crafty - Friday 13TH Part 2
Moo Mania - Halloween Party
Country View Challenges - All Things Spooky

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

My Take on Tim Holtz Tag - August

Wow ;pong time since posting .......  life has been busy :)

I have an nice accident on my background - hated my first and second attempt so white acrylic has given me  a nice lightly crackled background.
I recycled a blue cardboard box and managed to capture some bar code and wording - love to say it was planned but was just a happy coincidence :) - love the textures here :)

Other ingredients
Thank you for looking :) xx

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Viva Las Vegas - Tag ( Also For Simon Says, Stamplorations and The Artistic Stamper Challenges)

Long time without a post....

As it's a Bank Holiday weekend  I decided to play with some LOVELY LVL rubber and TH Distress Crayons.
I used Sizzix Red Tag die and cut a base card and another corrugated card and glued them to give a thicker tag base. Initially I applied some DI - Walnut Stain and Old Paper - flicked some water but was not too happy with the result, so decided to play with TH Crayons - love them they smudge and blend so easily give great coverage and quick too! Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge were blended and then Black Soot smudged onto the tag edges.

I stamped my Mary Vogel Lozinak Bee Hung Up  stamp, colourd with copics cut leaving a white border to help "pop" the image. I then created my saying on PC and assembled   :)
 I am also entering my tag into
Simon Says : Anything Goes   (Weds. challenge)
The Artistic Stamper - All Things Distress
and Stamplorations - Mixed Media

Thank you for looking and have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend x

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Happy New Year

Oh it's been months since I blogged ...

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

The bulk of my crafting goodies are all stored away so I was lucky that family and friends treares d me to some new toys - my eldest son brought me some Derwent Inktense Pencils which I used to colour Rick St Dennis Hippocampus Image.

This has not yet had any water added to the pencil ink -  not sure I really want to.
The pencils are fantastic to blend and work with - really had fun :)