Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Tag Tuesday

This week the theme was "Lace".
White tag stamped with sewing images (by Andy Skinner and a freebie from a magazine), overlaid with silver dotted gauze. I then added a dress form cut with a TH die and a sash of Prima lace. Little black dress cut with a Woodware punch with a skirt of lace from stash. Finished with a lacy ribbon.
This is my least favourite tag...on reflection I would have missed this week and started on my Feb. tags.

Apologies for the non-appearance of a Rocking post last Friday. We had the last of the hospital visits and then I was wrapped up in the Crop on WeScrap.......I managed 8 LOs over the weekend (DH thinks I'm obsessed!).
I'll share them in another post..:)

Friday, 27 January 2012

Online Crop!!

This is what I'll be doing this weekend...fingers crossed!!lol

Thursday, 26 January 2012

My Creative Week

Having started with tags and ATCs , and then some cards, I'm finally scrapping again...I'm on a bit of a roll actually...and thoroughly enjoying it!

I've managed to do something every night this week  and have been happily sharing my table with DH and his jigsaws....we found four in another charity shop for 50p. each.

In reverse order...this is the LO I did last night for a "quilt" challenge on WeScrap. Found the inspiration in Scrap365 magazine. I used scraps from K&CO "Blue Awning" papers...one of my all time favourites and  almost all used up....:( Buttons from stash, Prima flowers.

This is a sketch challenge for WeScrap. I used TH "Seasonal" papers and stickers and some Jenni Bowlin buttons.
Title cut on the Cricut using "Opposites Attract".

Next up we have the optional challenge for Scrap Club @ A Maze of Memories.
This month it was a scrap lift. I turned the sketch to suit a landscape photo.
Papers and stickers from a Colorbok Perfect Pages kit, EK success punch (paw prints), ribbon from stash.
Title etc. cut on Cricut using "Don Juan" and "Paper Pups".

Another sketch challenge made using Sassafrass Lass "Sweet Marmalade" papers and twined flowers. Photo is the boy with Ben, his favourite rabbit...and father of the five babies...yes, we had seven rabbits at one time.

Hopefully this tag has arrived safely....won't say any more other than..it was great fun to make!!

My final (for now, there'll be another one on Saturday!)..sketch challenge for WeScrap. Basic Grey "Curio" papers and flower. Other embellies from stash.
That's my ..."what on earth is he doing now?" look!!

And that's what I've been doing this week.
More to follow, I hope, as WeScrap is having an online  crop this weekend.
Should be fun!!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Tag Tuesday

"Vintage" is this week's theme.

I found the frame and image in my stash (downloaded and printed some years ago so I can't give credit, sadly).
I fussy cut the edges and the centre of the frame before attaching it to the image and adding some old lace.
A touch of bling, monographs from an old book and the last of my lovely pink ribbon finish it off.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Penny's ATC Challenge - January

For January I chose the theme "Time Flies" as I can't quite believe it's already 2012 (and almost the end of the month).

Background stamped using Kaisercraft stamps (thanks to my Secret Santa!). Tape by Sir Tim.
Other stamped images (cut out and mounted on foam pads) were all freebies from Craft Stamper magazine.
Watch parts from stash.

Can't wait to see what the rest of the gang come up with.

If you'd like to join in check out Penny's blog  http://thelinenshelf.blogspot.com/2012/01/come-and-join-new-atc-art-trading-card.html

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Tag Tuesday, Scrap Club and my Christmas LO...

The theme this week is "white"..so I cut a black tag (as you do!!) and white wings using TH dies. 
Background is from Dezinaworld
The "white lady" is from a Steampunk selection by Plush Possum.
Button by Jenni Bowlin
Lace, ribbon, daisy and butterfly from stash.

My New Year LO from Scrap Club @ A Maze of Memories last Wednesday.
Had a great morning distressing, paint splattering and punching....used Kraft cardstock, core'dinations and Basic Grey "Cappella" papers. Brads are from my little box of odds and ends.

My list of what I want to do this year reads:

- exercise more

- learn the Argentine Tango (this one may be a tad ambitious as I've never even mastered the cha cha cha!!)

- stay calm

- scrap more

- find more new and healthy recipes.

And finally my Christmas LO.
The pages were prepared at Dec. Scrap Club...well they would have been had I got there....David wasn't well that evening...
Christina not only sent me the kit but she'd done all the cutting etc and sent me the sketch and instructions - thank you!!
All I had to do was assemble it and take lots of photos.
Papers, transparency and elements are Teresa Collins "Noel" collection.
The transparency forms a pocket and there are photos on both sides of the inserts.

The bulk of the photos were taken to reflect the fact that I "have a thing" for Christmas trees....we have them in glass, in different colours...all over the house.

In the top left photo of the second page (gold tree) you can see my lovely cards from Jo (Fiddlesnips) and the England Cricket team.

One other card that deserves a LO all to itself was from Virginia (Celtic House)..the sentiment was ..." Santa....define Good"...priceless!! And oh, so me!!

It feels wonderful to be crafting again...

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Tag Tuesday

The theme this week is "Snow Sports and Games".
I coloured a white tag with Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass distress inks.
The two images came from a Christmas card and the ribbon was on a cracker two Christmases ago.
The three glass embellies and the spotty ribbon are from my stash.

Perhaps never throwing anything (that could be used for crafting) away is the reason I've run out of space in my craft area!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


This is my tag for this week's challenge on Tag Tuesday.
An American Crafts tag, embossed with snowflakes on the Cuttlebug then coloured with Iced Spruce distress ink. Blue snowflakes cut and embossed from sparkly scrap paper (again on the bug). TH tape and button. Ribbon and crystals from stash.
Image and title from "Home Words" 1883-84.

Admittedly more appropriate for this month in 2010 and 2011!! This year we have gale force winds and rain instead of snow....
not sure which I prefer??