Saturday, 24 May 2014

Tims May Tag

Had a bit of free time on Thursday so I have joined in with the May Tag Challenge - details here:

Background of the tag was done with Scattered Straw paint, Antique Linen and Iced Spruce stains and the edges were inked with Vintage Photo.  The papers I used were from the Lost and Found paper stack and all edges were inked with Pumice Stone.  For the tiles I used kraft cardstock.  I decorated the tiles with various bits of metal (yes I have a few bits stashed away!) and the cameo is made using mod melts (fabulous stuff that you melt through your glue gun - almost as much fun as the melting pot!) - I first painted the frame in Broken China but it was a bit too bright so I repainted it with Pumice Stone and then inked it gently with a blue Treasure Gold - I left the cameo as is.

I haven't got a Shadowpress word yet so I used my umbrella man embossing folder on kraft cardstock and inked with Vintage Photo - I only drew around the man with a sharpie when the tag was all stuck together (very brave I know!) so thankfully he turned out ok and I didn't have to redo him!

I finished the tag with chit chat stickers and ribbon inked with Pumice Stone to tie it all together.

Thanks for looking - hoping to get inky during half term from Solihull :)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

A bit of sewing

Had a lovely day out at the Malvern Quilt Show last Thursday, sew much sew, I have already sewn up some of the fabrics!  Sorry for the rubbish picture but here are two bags I put together this weekend:

they are quite big 10"h x 13"w x 10"d and as you can see one is already full from all the crocheted flowers I have been busy making for another project I am working on.

Am very pleased with my crocheting skills now and have even joined a couple of local knitting groups - isn't it lovely how knitting and crocheting is making a big comeback at the moment - its a hobby I find very relaxing and rewarding.

Thanks for looking - busy making flowers in Solihull

Monday, 5 May 2014

National Scrapbooking Day

I haven't scrapped any photos for quite a while now - apart from about five layouts I did earlier in the year which were all very simple but I thought I couldn't let National Scrapbooking Day (and also National Yarn Day) go past without making something.  So I had a lovely little play with some new cardstock - a beautiful white kraft cardstock I have and I made a tag book to use as my new birthday book.  I also had a play with the new painting technique that I used last month on Tims April tag and made a lovely card suitable for a man.

Both of these I will be teaching as classes at Hobbycraft during June - please let me know if you are interested.  Also a big toot here as I tweeted this picture to Ranger and they retweeted it and I also got a lovely comment and favourite from Tim too! Very exciting!

Thanks for looking - enjoying the bank holiday in Solihull