Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Tim Holtz Tag Challenge - July

Phew, I've caught up on Tim Holtz's Tag Challenge with just a couple of hours to spare before the end of July.  As I've been glued to the Olympics since the opening ceremony I've surprised myself that I've managed to squeeze this into my sporting schedule!

Tim's July tag is here.

My tag seems minimalistic especially compared to June's and I'm not very keen on it - just a little bit too much white space for my liking and I need practice with the air can. Although I think luck also has something to do with how the alcohol ink spreads.

Tag Recipe 
Papermania Kraft card
Coredinations Card - Red Rose & Sailboat Blue
Craft Creations white Chromolux card
Alcohol inks - Red Pepper, Stonewashed, Expresso, Caramel
Picket Fence Distress Stains
Archival Jet Black
Spellbinders tag
Spellbinders foil
Butchers twine
Bottle top to stamp cirlces
Sentiments - computer generated
Seam binding 
Safety pins

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Tim Holtz Tag Challenge - June

We're nearly into August and I've only just got around to making June's tag!  Here's Tim's tag . This is my take on it and yes, that windswept little girl is me, aged 2.

Tag Recipe
Card/ Paper
Vanguard card - Cream Vellum
Glossy photo paper
Copier paper
Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Old paper, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Distress Stains - Picket fence, Spun Sugar, Fired Brick
Archival - Jet Black
Stazon - Jet Black
Alcohol Inks
Stamp used on background - maker unknown
The Artistic Stamper - Dance words
Pen nib from Paper Artsy Mini MN07
Spellbinders tag
Tando mask MSKLEAVES2 
Spellbinders metal
Metal edged circular tag
Glossy Accents
Paper clip
Sentiment & numeral computer generated
Seam binding coloured with Distress Inks and Stains
Heart charm

Friday, 27 July 2012

Watching The Rain

Having watched the rain fall for weeks on end in the UK it somehow seemed appropriate to make a watery card. I decided to use just one ink on my background - Salty Ocean Distress Ink from the summer seasonal series and flicked on some water to create the feel of raindrops. On reflection I should have stencilled the clock face further up the page.

Card Recipe
Anna Marie Designs White smooth card
Xerox Colortech+
Black card
Die cuts 
Tim Holtz Umbrella Man & Clock
Salty Ocean & Black Soot Distress Ink
Versafine - Onyx Black

Thursday, 26 July 2012

I'm back!

The end of June saw what has now became an annual event when members of the Cardmaking Paradise forum meet up in East Grinstead  for The Craft Barn Extravaganza weekend. This year folks come from New Zealand, Germany, Portugal, Isle of Man and England. What a great time we had socializing in the evenings and watching the most talented of demonstrators during the day. Several husbands came as well and they enjoyed themselves on boys' days out to the Bluebell Railway and Brighton.

I made gifts of notebooks for my forum buddies. I thought I would struggle to come up with 17 different ideas but I amazed myself and didn't duplicate any design. However I do think it may be awhile before I make another one!!

I took the photos just before we left home and didn't have time to take them out of their cellophane bag.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Crafty Individuals Blog Candy

Jean Hardy of Crafty Individuals is giving away this wonderful selection of blog candy. Pop over and have a look at her inspiring blog.