Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Tuesday Tagger - houses

Pretty good Bank Holiday here, if you are in the UK hope you had a good day. Really seems like Christmas will be here soon now!

We saw some lovely cards and were reminded of some beautiful poetry last week. Its time now for a new challenge with us at Tuesday Taggers we are looking at houses! Thanks Janet for another great challenge we can all take this in all sorts of directions LOL

A couple of years back QVC were selling chipboard books, got them but this is one that has been waiting for inspiration. Well if a house is also a home them a castle can be home to many beings. The haunted house paper and moon are from a 12 x 12 pad that has also been part of the stash for quite a while but comes in useful, the stonework is another page from the same pad. The windows once wrapped Quality Street long consumed but wrapper saved for just this day. Spider and bats cut with a cuttlebug cut and emboss set in silver mirror card. Ribbon those little bits on new cloths to hold them on the hanger in the shop. The wizard and book are a Tanda Stamp coloured with Promarkers and finally the cat, the mould is new from the cake shop black FP with snake skin pattern in silver on it, green gems in the eye sockets.

We have a sponsor this week The Craft Barn the prize will be drawn at random and will go to the first person drawn who has posted a link to them in their entry, we always check so it is worth putting that little link up. So pop over to Tuesday Taggers and see what the rest of the team have come up they have made some fantastic things. So what will your house be like?

Monday, 30 August 2010

Keep it simple - traditional christmas

Lots of new challeges starting up lately one of them that appeals to me is Keep it simple The common theme for the challege is CAS style and completed in less than 30 minutes. The first challenge is to make a Christmas Card using traditional Christmas colours.

It took the full 30 minutes to make these two, it might have been 31! All materials were pretty much gather together before the clock started, well one stamp was under the bed and the other in the roof space digging those out would have stretched the time limit LOL.   White card foms the base, Merry Christmas has a gold mat and is embossed in green, Red and Green Whisper pens add colour to the holly.   Three little green star gems add a bit of bling.   The two birds have a silver mat over a strip of white and silver ribbon.   Image stamped and embossed in silver Green and Red whisper pens add a sprig of colour.   Silver ribbon knotted for an embellisment.

If you are challenged by CAS style cards and many of us are then this might a fun challege for you as well, they did have a DT call going on don't know if it still is but there might be an opportunity for anyone interested.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Allsorts - Inspired by a Garden

Well the promises of better weather were perhaps right but today was not exactly a summer day. There is always tomorrow says she optimistically LOL anyway made an inky session guilt free.

The challenge at Allsorts is to be inspired by a garden or a park. The hard part was choosing which stamps to use. While rummaging 'found' the Inkadinkdo inchie set and knew what to do. Don't get me wrong love pretty flora and thats where this was going until. Enjoy doing things a little diffent as well. Laid the stamps out on an acrylic block using momento ink in yellow red and black stamped onto buff card, cleaned stamps and stamped again in black on same card. Kept the black version intack coloured just the square with the bird, blended DI over the rest and then applied Glossy accents to the bird, and two other squares. The coloured version enhanced with promarkers and 3 squares cut out, attached to main topper with sticky pads of different thicknesses. There will be a sentiment one day just do not know what it will be used for yet.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

SCD - Torso - Of the Sea

Flippin' heck yesterday was the last Friday in August for this year! It was also the last of the Torso Challenges for August from Something Completely Different the theme this week is 'of the sea'.

Sea we are never far from it on this island, have lived near it pretty much all my life have seen its colours it energy and its calming playful times LOL. Quite fond of its fish as well. Green blending block and potion No 9 onto mat and shaped ATC swished in it. Hero Arts shell stamps in Versafine Deep Lagoon. Our local cake craft shop sells moulds for making cake decorations, they are get for UTEE, Clay, Friendly Plastic. The shells and seahorse are from one of these moulds made with clay and FP. Fluffy green fibers for seaweed and flat back self adhesive pearls not sure if these came from the sea but their rather more expensive inspiration did.

There is a swap of this months torsos looking forward to seeing which I get back.

Lots to do - Angels or Faries

Good morning, here in the UK its a Bank Holiday week-end so thats 3 days to play and we have been promised improvements to the weather LOL what will you be doing this week-end days out with the family making the most of the last days of the school holidays getting inky in the craft room?

We saw some gorgeous button and bead projects last week thank you to everyone who joined in we look forward to seeing you again soon. This week the theme at Lots to do is Angels or Faries.

For this wall hanging the Blended Batik technique on page 36 of 'A Compendium of Curiosities' was employed. More of those foam backed stamps and Distress inks. The side pieces are coated cardstock that does not take colour all that well, the same distress inks and some fantasy fibres heat set together. The fairy is stamped in a mixture of different colours of Fantasy fibers and attached to the edge of the side panel with very little trimming. Three pieces of fine gauge wire have been plaited to form the hanger.

As you might have guessed from the lack of description about the Blended Batik this is also my entry to Linda's Compendium of Curiosities challenge week 11.

Looking forward to seeing your Angels and or Faries please leave a link for us at Lots to do challenge Most importantly Have Fun.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Allsorts - less than 3 inches

The week is almost done but the Allsorts challenge changes on Saturday so there is still a day and bit to enter.

The Challenge this week is to make anything so long as it is less than 3".    In common with a lot of people there happens to be a small canvas or two in my stash.   This is one of them sprayed with Meadow green GM and Blue Memory mist which was splattered rather than sprayed. Stamped with Penny black 'For Peace' then embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Ancient Copper. White Sakura and Sakura quicky glue with white glitter added to birds.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Tanda Teaser - Beautiful Borders

This card has now arrived with the birthday girl and so its OK to share it with you. A good friend Sue challenges us every 2 weeks with the Tanda Teaser this time Sue is looking for Borders to feature on our work.

This card uses Tanda stamps for the main image and the borders.   The girl with roses is one of my favorite stamps, the trailing roses border just compliments it.   Images watercoloured with Sakura, and those are peeloffs LOL

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Tuesday Tagger - Be inspired by a poem

Here we are again Tuesday, and a brand new theme for you to play with over at Tuesday Taggers the theme for the week has been chosen by our special Michelle Always enjoy Michelle's ideas they encourage us to craft outside the box, this time you can make anything you want any style you want just be inspired by a poem. The whole DT have really taken this on and come up with some fantastic pieces inspired by all sorts of verse well worth taking a looking and seeing what they have done.

This was so nearly something else but could not quite get my head round it and then Barbara's great 'Night before Christmas' stamps sprang to mind. Stamped Glossy card with Versamark using Claity's Cottage and an old QVC flying Santa, Versamark pen for falling snow. Masked off the edge of the card and brayered with B&J. Stamped in Momento Clarity's 'the stockings were hung' onto more glossy card and coloured the image with Promrkers. Base and topper attached to card, greetings stamped on boarder. Guess you know what I watch on the first Sunday of every month - well UK crafters do anyway LOL

What poem inspires you to craft and what will you make of it? Have a play and share with us this week at Tuesday Taggers

Monday, 23 August 2010

Stampman atc swap - Time

Remember my saying that there were two different ATC swaps with the theme of Time this month? The one blogged earlier on the Lots to do Revisited forum and this one. These three ATCs are for the Stampman ATC Swap

The first has been run through the Cuttlebug cogs folder and then swiped with an inkpad.   Following Jill's awesome clock in Craft Stamper Stampman are selling clock kits so we can replicate the clock.   The glass from the kit is used over the main cog and inturn surrounded by a black plastic circle found somewhere and kept for just this.   Sticky domed letters spell TIME on the side.   Paperartsy phase stamped onto card and cut out Viva ferro paste spread over atc and embellishment also used to attach phase.

Middle atc stamped with Paperartsy and Tanda stamps.   Tanda pocket watch on atc embossed with distress ep.   Watch stamped again and embossed in black on card then cut out and hung on atc with chain.   The main atc was coloured with DI after it was stamped and embossed.

Third atc coloured with DI on seperate card Papersrtsy image stamped and blended with more DI.   Circles on image filled with Glossy accents one postmark covered with domed glass.   Watch parts attached to atc under and over the stamped image again with glossy accents.   finally Tattered Angles watch hands stamped and held togather with a snapped off pin, coated with glossy accents which was then encouraged to run giving the effect of the watch hands melting.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

SCD - Torso - Red and Black

Every Friday Something completely different publish their next challenge. During this August they are asking for everything on ATC size torso's, which are proving to be a fab format and there is a swap at the end a great way to see other ideas and techniques. This week the theme is Red and Black a real WOW combination, when i used to sell ladies smalls this was a popular colour combination LOL

Cut out a black Torso and using versamark and Cosmic Shimmer 'Burnt Red Lustre' stamped and embossed Clarity's solid Violin across the front. Then ran the card through the bigshot with the music score Cuttlebug embossing folder. Swiped versamark over the raised design and used the red ep on that as well. The bell and ribbon from a famous chocolate bunny fitted round the torso waist. A blue plastic trebel cleft recoloured red with Promarkers and a black musical note left black stuck on to card.

The challenge this month at Alter it monthly is Music. your piece can be anything but Music must be the main feature. Hoping this little altered ATC will qualify.

Gingersnaps have just put up their next Challenge and as its Red and Black! So ofcourse this little atc is entered into that.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

LTD - Buttons and Beads

Fabulous response to last week's Zentangles, we were not sure what sort of response there would be and are thrilled that so many joined in with some amazing pieces.

Something completely different this week looking for work based on Buttons and Beads. Alison and Hilda have made very differnt pieces so a simple prompt at Lots to do hope you will visit and leave a link to your Buttons and beads.

My card is a simple gatefold stamped and embossed in blue coloured with Sakura glitter pens and Micro Beads.   In my minds eye buttons give the binding something to wrap around.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Bling on an Easel

There are a couple of challenges I really want to join in with this month having a day at home while the plumber sorted out the boiler gave me time to play with a few ideas. This is what I came up with.

Card stock coloured with Alcohol inks yellow, orange and green. Glitter girls fan embossing board provided the shape cut out just a single side using the other half of an A4 sheet to make the easel. Pennyblack stamps T for Transparent 30-032 enjoy life and Transparent 30-024 enjoy. Stamped in black momento and coloured with Sakura glitter pens. A large flatback gem stuck in the oval shape from the board, edges of the fan given a distress stickles coat, it might not show on the photo but it adds glitter in real life. Double sided sticky pad anchors the fan attached to base and covered with gilding flakes.

The challenges this is entered into are:

The Stampman Easel cards. Sorry Jill and co did not use your stamps this time.

Sir Stampalot Bring on the Bling

Penny Black at Allsorts Glitter and Glitz. There is a DT call for the challenge interested designers should just put DT by their name when entering the challenge.

F is for ...

The 3rd Alphabet postcard for August all part of Andrea's swap at Lots to do revisited

F is for Felt, TH flourish die cut used to cut 2 pieces of felt. Friendly plastic 3 long thin strip and some short strips melted together then pushed and pulled with a marbelling comb. Friendly plastic used in mould for the shell and seahorse. Craft stamper stamp the letter F is from the Stamp Bug set.

Would have added some fibres but did'nt look right.

A day at home

Hilda made and sent this gorgeous box with my name and filled with wonderful fibres to me. Completely unexpected it arrived today, making me wellup it is a very special gift. Thank you Hilda for being a wonderful friend and sending this treasure.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

E is for Embossing

Another postcard for Andrea's swap at Lots to do Revisited forum. This is E.

Vellum embossed with a spellbinder plate and then part of the design cut out. Thick card cut to size and painted with white Gesso to give it bite Dorso colours blended over the top and onto the back of the vellum butterflies, flowers and leaves. Stampbug E stamped and embossed with red EP

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

CofC #10

Have you been enjoying Linda's Compendium of Curiosities challenge? We are up to week 10 already, thats 10 weeks of messy inky wonderfulness LOL. The only rule is to use the technique in the book and not put the details on your blog. So this week you need to check page 46 for Distress Stickles.

We also have a great long term swap going at Lots to do revisited making 3 postcards a month working through the alphabet. My pages are all themed on crafting techniques and styles, well D had to be Distress. Just E & F to do for August.  All the letters will be the Stampbug alphabet set.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tuesday Tagger - Messing about in boats

It Tuesday it must be time for another challenge at Tuesday Taggers. After all the smashing sunshine you gave us last week our smashing Sally decided to cool us all down with some Messing about with boats.

Had a lot of fun putting this card together. The background is the Tattered Angles compass mask and stamp set with blue blending block. The topper is a Butterfly Kisses collage stamp with an acetate mat. A piece of travel themed twill ribbon sandwiched between the base and topper held by a brad. Think its another man's card!

Lots of very different and exciting samples from the DT and we are looking forward to seeing what you do with the theme so please take a look over at Tuesday Taggers and pop back later to show us your make.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Lots to do ATC swap - time

Getting on with all my swaps now, these three time themed ATCs are for the swap that Andrea is hosting at Lots to do revisited forum

One of them you have seen before it is the last one here on the right. The first one is on yellow card coloured with spiced marmalade and barn door DI. The dandelion is a Stampbug image stamped in black DI. The words are from Paperartsy stamp stamped in lighting black and barndoor.

The middle atc is coloured with more DI stormy sky, Sapphire blue, Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters. Stamped with my cogs and boat parts wooden beads stuck to the middle of the impeller images. UTEE watch face and an old watch face I just happened to find somewhere attached to chain from the scrap jewellry box. The chain is attached to the top of the atc through an eyelet with some wire, faces glued onto the card as well.

Still have D, E and F postcards to do will send them on to Andrea at the same time.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

SCD - Torso - Memories

Half way through August and the second week of Something Completely Different's fun Torso format. This week the theme is Memories.

Doing a lot of remembering this week the joy of friendship being the main theme of them. No specific place of image but the warm colours of joy and flowers or blooms of a rich mature knowledgeable friend. Coloured the shaped atc with brilliance inks and stamped in green with a foam backed flourish. Flowers and sentiment are SU, stamped and cut out flowers given a Glossy Accents cover and everything attached with GA.

There is a swap for entrants at the end of the month looking forward to seeing them already.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Another Tangle just for fun

These are such fun and so restful today found the pen wondering over another little 4" x 4" piece of card last evening and preferring this to the one below thought I'd share it with you.

Allsorts top 5 again

Another award to celebrate! Last weeks challenge at Allsorts was to use just Blue Yellow and Red the primary colours. My entry was the grunge piece here. Visiting the site to see this weeks challenge and wondering who had been picked by Emma thrilled to see that she liked my effort enough to select it. Thank you Emma. gosh what a time it has been these last few days with disappointment, sadness and also some wonderful surprises.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Lots to do Zentangles

All of you are so creative the entries in last weeks Ribbon and Lace challenge over at Lots to do were fabulous. Sorry if I didnot get round to you been quite a week. You might remember my friend Caroline, well she passed away last Wednesday morning.   Although it was expected it was only very recently that it became obvious how far the cancer had spread.   Please do not be sad she had the passing of her choice and is now free of pain and the frustration of her illness. If I have not visited you for Ribbons and Lace I will catch up and am sure you all understand.

Onwards and upwards. We have a new novel challenge for you this week at Lots to do looking for your Zentangles. These great doodles are a fun way to explore pen and ink while letting your imagination flow. To learn more about them This is the blog to visit once there you will find a link to the website. Alison's piece for this week is her first Zentangle and its great.

Mine was drawn on Wednesday evening, my head was allover the place which might explain some of the very odd things in there including barbed wire!!! So grab a pen and some paper and see what your hand creates left to its own devises, don't forget to put a link on the Lots to do site so we can visit and see your art work. Have fun.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

CofC #9

There are two Time themed atc swaps that I am doing this month and this will be for one if them, just not sure which one yet.

Linda's Compendium of Curiosities this week is Distress Crackle see page 42 of the book. I only have clear rock cand distres paint which ok because it is on the page. Stampin up time themed stamps, a little friendly plastic watch face and the back of a watch that was broken and cannablised a while ago.

Am scheduling this and will add a link to Linda's challenge when I get home.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Ginger Gem again


You are right, you have seen this card before just a few weeks ago when it was my entry to Gingersnaps marker challenge. Well the gals at Gingersnaps have selected it as one of their top 7 for the challenge and so now I've won the badge twice. How thrilled am I thank you so much girls its a real buzz to be one of your winners.

Lets ink it up another prize added


This is the great prize put up by Lets ink it up's design team member Kathryn, who has her own business selling stamps, has put up 4 great stamp sets. Kathryn wants to see our count of follows increas to 300 by 4th September.    What do you have to do to be in the running to win, well it's real easy.


Become a follower of Lets ink it up

Write a post on your blog about Kathryn's fab prize linking back to Lets ink it up's, and also Kathryn Digital Designs and Clear Stamps

Post a picture of Prize Giveaway on your sidebar and link back to Lets ink it up's

go to Lets ink it up and post your comment

We are all about getting inky so come on over and make sure your signed up to join in the fun.

Tuesday Tagger - Sunshine

Being back at work the time is flying by Tuesday has come round so quickly. Here we are with another Tuesday Tagger challenge for you, this time set by another of the wonderfully talanted team, Michelle. Its a great theme Sunshine, what represents Sunshine to you?

Sunflowers, for me, are all about Sunshine just look at how they keep their faces turned to the sun. Used a piece of glossy card and brayered it with blue, green and yellow blending block sets. Stamped the image, coloured the front flower with Promarkers, leaving the background flowers 'naked'. Cut down a piece of 12 x 12 to form an easel card using 2 of Cath's charms as stoppers for the image.

Looking forward to seeing your take on Sunshine.

Gingersnaps Random Redhead Challenge, that closes on Sunday, is also themed Sunshine this is my entry for their challenge.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Woohoo!


The Logo for Lets ink it up a new fortnightly challenge with the first challange on 5th September. The DT team for this has been Announced today and Whoopi I have been invited to be part of the team. All the people who applied work to a very high standard so did not think I'd get on but Suzanne asked me to join, thank you Suzanne it took no time at all to accept.

If you have not heard about the new rubber stamping challenge yet pop over to the blog and see the candy on offer and a list of the great sponsors. Hope you are going to join in.

Another Lots to do swap!


Well you were warned there are lots of swaps going on at our happy chatty Lots to do revisited forum this is another being hosted by Hilda and is for atcs with an Oriental theme.

The first was made using a Dreamweaver Stencil and gold paste, while it was still wet a stamp with a bamboo pattern was pressed into to give there clothing a design.    Once dry the image was partially outline in black.   The knot is Mizuhiki cord and is a good luck symbol.

The second has a Tanda stamp background and a Tanda Gaisha stamped and embossed with Cosmic shimmer and coloured with ProMarkets.  Your eyes do not decive you the butterfly and flower are stickers.

The last one has origami paper for the background stamped in balck with Tanda stamps both the warrior and letters (hope they do not say anything rude!)   The swirl brads came from the same Papermaina Orient set that the stickers on the second atc came from.

Going in the post tomorrow Hilda.

Andrea will be working on your swaps next LOL
 

Saturday, 7 August 2010

CofC # 8

Have had to wait all week to make this one, did not think going to my new role (temp or not) with inky fingers would be a good idea.   Had no idea what to make just felt sure the ideas would come when needed.   

Looking at the grunge today realised that this large key and lock precut set were perfect.    While blog hopping came across Allsorts challenge for the week which is to use just Blue, Red and Yellow you can have skin and hair tones if necessary but thats it.
Well Linda's challenge for the week is to be found on page 39 of 'A Compedium of Curiosities' Inking Grunge.

Pale blue base card inked with DI stormy sky and Sapphire Blue over a TH Mask and a Tattered Angles mask.   Web mask removed Candy Apple GM sprayed over card concentrating on the left.    Tattered Angles Mask removed and a clock stamp used in blue with red hands.    The grunge was coloured with DI Stormy Skies, Sapphire blue and Barn Door The yellow is Nick Bentock Chrome yellow.   Yellow eyelets attached the lock the key is stuck on Glossy Accents highlighted parts of the clock through the key.

Just found out that this also fits Drunken Stampers theme this week which is masks.

Roses and a bit of bling

Its not very often that one of my pieces are deliberatly made for two challenges but this one was.

Something Completely Different have a brand new format for August atc sized Torsos. I've cut my own out and not used their template hope that is OK it is atc sized. For the first week of the month the theme is a bit of bling.

Tanda Teaser this fortnight is to use a rose or roses in your piece. Well a torso cries out for a strong image and this Tanda stamp from their florals set fits perfectly.

ATC cut to torso shape, flowers stamped and embossed in glitter black ep, roses coloured with purple Sakura glitter pens green and silver used on other parts. A quick blast with 'Pearl' Glimmer mist and Silver Spray and Sparkle.   Self adhesive clear gems in the middle of the roses and three green ones on the shoulder.   Finally a shrink plastic butterfly coloured with the same pens attached at the bottom.   There is going to be a swap of these on Something Completely Different just adding to the fun of these.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Lots to do - Ribbons and Lace

The Lots to do challenge has grown, Alison is joining the team. Pop over to Alison's blog and see just how talanted she is some of the very best decoupage to be seen in my opinion, a great addition to the team.

Time for a new challenge as well this week its all Ribbons and Lace. Hilda's having a laugh thought I scratching my head and wondering what the heck to do. A little blog hop later and on Nan's blog found a marval of a little dress, Nan had used loops of ribbon to make the skirt so am hoping she will not mind that I have used her idea. You may remember a couple of peg dolls a week or so back from a swap that had ceased. Well turns out Carol was playing but had not told me so the swap is back on! A third peg doll was needed and here she is. Looped ribbon stitched to knicker elastic, lace for the bodice and a narrower lace over the join.    Pipecleaner arms with lace sleeves and embroidery thread coiled on the back of the head for hair.

I'm sure you can come up with something heaps better with ribbon and lace and am looking forward to seeing your results so don't forgot to pop over to Lots to do and leave a link back to your blog or photobucket.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Stampman Challenge 2 colours

Do hope I'm not jumping the gun sharing this with you all it was sent on Monday but have not heard if it has been received fingers crossed.

The Stampman's next challenge is now underway they have set us the task of working in 2 colours only, with a free choice of the colours. I have gone for Ruby and Black.

The images for this card were clear in my mind and I had to go to the green grocer to get the Creative Expressions 'Vintage sewing' to make the card. The Aspects of Design 'Alluring Ladies' set is also a brand new set. The punch for the little leaf spray and the TH die were purchased at the same time from  the green grocer.   The charms, card, fibre and center roses and self adhesive gem are all old from my stash, as were the inks used and the red/silver gilding flakes used in the folds of the dress.    So something old and something new this qualifies for The Artistic Stamper's new monthly challenge.

Sorry Jennie nothing from your shop this time, sorry.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Lots to do Skinny swap

Did I mention that there are lots of swaps going on at Lots to do revisited forum this month? Another that Hilda is hosting is for Skinnies. Skinnies are 3" x 5" and in portrait format, they originated as business cards when the credit card size is not enough for all the information.   Our Skinnies are to be themed scenic the third one in this picture you have already seen as my Lots to do challenge piece this week.

The other two complete the swap set.   The first is a foam backed QVC stamp in Sepia and water coloured with shimmer paints, the edges have been swiped with chalk cats eye inks and another of Cath's metal charms attached.   On the final one Dream Weaver stencils were used for the background and then DI lightly blended on top.    The safari camp site and the word Africa came from an unmarked set I got at Ringwood last year.   The big cat at the bottom is a Tanda stamp in DI and again gently blended.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Tuesday Tagger - Black lovely black

Well there are going to be some thrilled people opening their Christmas cards later this year such fabulous entries last week.

This week its Lyn's (Blackdragon) turn to chose the theme at Tuesday Taggers. If you know our resident goth her choice of black will not be a surprise. There is a lot you can do with black its a great combination colour and we all use it at times just in stamping. I love playing with white and white so when Lyn put this theme up black on black occured to me as an interesting experiment.

The centre rose was stamped and embossed on black card then cut out to be layered onto a black paper mat punched all round with a MS round the page set.    Paper flowers have been punched out of black tissue the smaller ones out of the same paper as the mat.   Sparkly black fibre threaded through the punched edges of the mat and a piece of lace coloured black with Dawn Bibbys Midnight gold and then with a black ink pad lies under the punched edge of the mat.   Black stickles in the centre of the paper flowers a black eyelet and more black fibre finish the tag off.

The DT and great Guest designer have made some gorgeous 'lovely' black pieces this week pop over and take a look. Hope you have a fun making your own 'lovely' black pieces, don't forget to leave a link so we can come and see.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Lots to do - Paris Tag Swap

Shared the smallest of these 3 tags with you yesterday this is the full set for the swap at Lots to do revisited forum that Hilda is hosting.

The tag in the middle is a stamp that Neet sent in her recent blog candy coloured with Sakura pens and Whisper pens.   The third tag has Clarity's Paris collage stamped and embossed in Silver, and Viva's post mark and tag stamped in black.   Rubon in red and gold worked round the edge of the tag and over the embossed image.   A strip of german scrap stuck where 2 of the images meet.

As always hope my swap partners like them.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Penny Black - Glitz and Glitter

First day of a new month and all the monthly challenges kick off new themes. For Allsorts Pennyblacks its Glitz and Glitter they are looking for with at least one Penny black stamp of course.

We also have several swaps running at Lots to do revisited one is for 3 tags with the theme of Paris/France. This little tag is one of my swaps.

The image of the Eiffel Tower is a Penny Black transparent stamp out of 30-023 Thinking of you set.   The tag and word Paris are from Clarity.   The two faces represent Paris's rich theatrical history and is one of the many charms in Cath's splendid package.   The ribbon is very glitzy but that might not show up so well in the picture.