Friday, 28 February 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 February Tag

Swooping in for an insanely speedy post (we are currently having fun with chicken pox... :-/ ) so last minute posting of a tag I finished a while ago. Actually there are two tags. Yup. I loved doing this so much I did it twice ;-)
So without further ado,here are both of February 12 Tags of 2014

The first is a classic take on Tims tag (seen here),using the same colours etc. I wanted to have the chalkboard as tickets-I love how popped these turned out,with their crazy broken arrows-here have a closer look...

 The next tag I wanted to be sepia's and old romantic film style. I used one of my favourite Paper Artsy stamps and a My Favourite Things die to get the dreamy Hollywood look. I think the chalkboard effect makes them look slightly creepy-which I LOVE,so I went ahead and used the sander to scratch out some parts of the stamp

A bit of Tim's film ribbon,quote and heart and arrow complete the tag and draws it back to its muse

Well,thats all folks! Back to smothering itchy children with aloe vera,see you next time :-)

Lou x

Saturday, 22 February 2014

What a little star!

Hellooo hello hello!

Sun...? Is that you sun? Wow,I think it is- Long time no see!
And to welcome it back,I have made a card. Not just any card,but a card for the inevitable flurry of small people's Birthdays that come with the Spring and Summer (always good to make a few of these for stand-by) So the first is dusting off my old trusty favorite Birthday set (although not technically an old set,it's one that hasn't seen the light of day for a loooong time),Lawn Fawn's Critters at the Dog Park. I was hunting through all my stamps for a potential ballet star,and when I saw the sausage dog,with her ickle toes all pointy,well,she just needed a teeny tutu and voila! (P.S.-making tiny dog tutu's on a Saturday morning while the children kept 'helping'-not easy!)

I thought I would use kraft linen press card to make her 'base coat' for a change from white-I think I like it! She has a Stickles (also a dusting off item) waistband and a Glossy Accents nose,here,have a close up...

Right,I'm dashing off-better stop procraftinating and make some dinner ;-D
Popping this card in for the Lawnscaping Challenge Dust 'Em Off and Bunny Zoe's Challenge Hearts/Love.

Lou x

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Raining wisdom

Hello from a wildly wet and windy Cambridge :-)

 Wow,we are being blown into March this month! So without further ado, this is what I have been up to today. Its a tag inspired by our recent weather and the lush Waltzingmouse Fanatics colour challenge over here. I luuurve these shades,so rummaged through my inks only to find I ONLY HAVE 3 PURPLES!!! Shock horror! That needs to be rectified with a shopping trip I think :-)

I used Waltzingmouse Asian Gardens Additions-a set I have never inked before,and an awful lot of various inks,ribbon and embossing powders...

The 'sparkly' cloud is embossed using Fran-tage AgedAqua,the other clouds are embossed in Distress Embossing powders Weathered Wood,then the outline embossed in WOW Brilliant White. The rain is embossed in a really old shimmer embossing powder. This is the colour pallet:

(No,I didnt hold back-I used EVERY colour on there!)

Well,thats all for me today,now to clear up all the mess I made,sigh... ;-)

Lou x

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Frankly my dear....

Wow,we are having early April weather over here in sunny/showery Cambridgeshire! Here's hoping for some rainbows...

Toddler mayhem reined supreme this morning,but it has gone quiet now (I don't know whether to celebrate or panic-toddler silence is not usually a good sign lol ;-) ) so off I crept to blog. Todays card is made using a set I havent inked up before,CAS-ual Fridays 'Frankly'. I LOVE this set,such an awesome sentiment idea <3

I used the chalkboard technique,and think it works rather well with this set :-)
As the flower sticks out over the edge,I am popping this into the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge