Sunday, 16 December 2012

Timmy Tag

We are doing a secret Santa at work, got something yesterday for the name i drew have wrapped it and of course it needed a tag.

TH die cut love this tag die it is sooo useful.   Tanda's Santa Timmy stamped and masked.   Tanda greetings stamped all over with Silver ink and then Whisper Pens used to colour in the holly.    Last Winters DI set used with ink dusters to colour white tag.   Everything given time to set and then the mask was removed and Santa Timmy coloured also with Whisper Pens.

It's not the brilliant masking and layering a lot of people do in this case the mask was to keep the white card white for Timmy's outfit.

Fashionable Stamping have a masking challenge this fortnight.

Lots and lots of Christmas themed challenges and the odd tag one just now here are a few of them:

My time to Craft - Santa
Sweet Stampin' - Santa Claus is coming to town
Crafter's Cafe - Tags
Come and get it - Anything Christmas

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Craft-Room - Tags

Hello! what a fantastic few day's i have just had.  Took 2 days off work and on Thursday went to the Christmas Market at Lincoln.   They say the Lincoln one was the first to be established in Briton.   Over 250 stalls and a fun fair it takes you all around the Cathedral and Castle on cobbled streets and even lawns covered with a walking surface.   Great variety of stalls food of course, crafted gifts such as pottery or jewellery, clothing toys all sorts.  Terrific atmosphere and Christmas sprite.

Then on Saturday my brother invited me to join him for a visit to London to meet Kathrine Grainger (Olympic rower gold medal pairs).   Poor woman had a day ahead of these meetings with just 12 or so people in each group.  Wonderful for us felt we really had an opportunity to connect with her and converse.   We also had tickets for the London eye, my first time, WOW.   Took photo's with my ipad which seemed to think they were video's.  Have to sort that out so in future i can share them with you.

Just had time then to make my project for the Craft-Room Challenge.   It is Hazel's turn to challenge us with a theme of Tags.   Our sponsor is FlonzCraft and it is one of their stamps I have used on my tag.  Made with two Spellbinder die cuts, the image stamped and coloured a swirly image randomly stamped on the base piece.   Both die cuts were then coloured using both Adirondack and DI inks with my ink dusters.

With Christmas just days away you are sure to have been making a tag or two why not share them with us and maybe win the draw?

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Unruly Paperarts - Readers Art Quest

It's the 1st of December! you know what that means by the end of the month likely as not Easter Eggs will be on sale!   Time to start thinking about those spring colours and Easter bunny's.

The 1st of each month see the publication of the latest edition of Unruly Paper Arts and 2 great new RAQ's    One is challenging you to use 4 or more patterned papers.   The other is the one I joined in with is to make an easel card.   This is mine, based a spring card.

Lots of messy inky fun with brayer, and ink dusters, Adirondack inks and Distress Inks.   The stamps are all Rogue Redhead Designs and Frantage ep.    Tasha Too and Clare Lloyd had both made terrific and very different inspiration pieces to fire your imagination.