Just wanted to say ... thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope you enjoyed your visit.x

Wednesday 31 October 2012

self propelled flowers for dragons dream DT

well it is time for another wonderful recipe over at dragons dream to you to use for on your tag
... so the recipe is titled self propelled flowers
the recipe is:
and locomotion or movement..
oh an make sure to use one real stamp in your tag creation..and have fun!
i had to put my thinking cap on but loved making this so here is my tag:
i started by making an inky background on my large size 10 tag and
overstamping with flowers flourishes
in broken china
and silver metallic distress stain...
then a bit of flick and spritz for good measure!
i added flowers made from tattered floral die
some beautiful butterflies , i love butterflies,with bottle bodies!
a lot of great idea-ology and my little metal butterflies
which actually move..
push the spinner and they will fly round the clock...
hope you will have fun creating with this recipe, i did, and put in an entry
you could be a dragon dreamboat!
make sure you pop across here to see all the fab design team mates  makes..
have a fun and inky day!

more creative mess for woyww #178..oh #177

well it is wednesday again ........
and time for another desk hop ,
 to take sneaky peeks at crafty spaces and creative places...
courtesy of our hostess Julia...
so this week i may not be able to hop round as many desks made over 100 last week!!!
as we have floorers and plasters and general chaos!
so here is my
desk this week:
i managed a bit of krafty play at the weekend and
my desk still looks the same....
not had time to tidy up!
happy woyww
have a great week
and i will try and get to as many as possible!
all desks can be found here..
have a fun and inky week


Sunday 28 October 2012

fly in spooky style..

hey there ,
 well another spooky Halloween make,
 and an experiment...
so today is a tag , in monochrome...
I love using one colour or black and white..
and find lots of colours much harder to pull off..how about you...?
so enough waffle here is my make:
i started by playing with the yummy distress stains and
the fab metallic distress stain..oh and picket fence....love this too...
once dried..i added some skulls stamped with picket fence
hope these show ...

and also some cobwebs ..
stamped with embossing ink, covered with the new ranger sticky embossing powder..
and rock candy loose glitter..did i mention I Love this?!
then i added skulls,
i had rubbed these with a light coat of rock candy crackle paint..love this too...
twisted and stapled wire..
and an idea-ology word band on some twisted wire..
I loved making this spooky tag..
let me know what you think..
be gentle!

i am entering this for the following competitions:
Halloween and DT call @ http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.co.uk/
Halloween @ http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
mono with dies/punches @ http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
spooky Halloween @ http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
spooky @ http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fun and inky day!

Saturday 27 October 2012

how many bats can you fit in a jar?

well i have quite a few Halloween makes still to blog...
I am not big into the whole Halloween thing but I LOVE making Halloween things!!!
so here is another riveted patchwork. make......
.i know predictable..
...with some bats in a jar!
so here he is :
i was desperate to play with my new bell jar front he one and only crafty master Tim!
so here is mine...a jar full of bats...
i started by making my riveted patchwork background..
adding cogs underneath the metal first..
then adding orange , purple and black tones of alcohol inks...
i added some bats on a scrunched and inked background.
some fab idea-ology tinsel...
some very bright...flowers
(using tattered floral die)
and of course..
some stapled bats!!!!
i hope you like my batty jar?!
I had a lot of fun making this!
i am entering this for the following competitions:

have a fun and inky day!

Friday 26 October 2012

be a designer of dreams, studio 490 style..

hi there, i want to a huge thanks to everyone who has taken the time to stop by here,
the fact that you have taken time to be part of my journey
means a lot, so thanks
also welcome to followers new and not so new!
 so today here is an arts part piece for 2 of my favourite challenges
so here she is:
simons says wants studio 490 inspired pieces and the stampman are looking for birds, bees and butterflies..
I love arts parts and know that there are lots of people
 who can make beautiful creations using them
..and are far more skilled than me.
.but i loved playing!
i covered my large circle frame with Tim papers,
 inked, spritzed and flicked..and inked again!
the flowers and leaves were inked, overstamped with Wendy script..
and some rock candy distress stickles lightly applied with my finger..
the leaves, were inked..
and covered in rock candy distress loose glitter..
can you tell I LOVE this!!!
i am not a glitter girl but this stuff is fab!
i made some butterflies from grungepaper..love this too.
and some out of clearly for art...LOVE this too
it is a fab clear, heat able and mold able medium..
finally some idea-ology for good measure and some
hearts and keys from stash..
oh and some crochet ribbon.

I am entering this for the following:
studio 490, inspired by the fab Wendy Vecchi @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
birds bees and butterflies @ http://thestampmanuk.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fun and inky day!
and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday 25 October 2012

icy steampunk for creative expressions DT

well here i am again with an icy and frosty make
using the fab steampunk set
 from Creative Expressions ,
designed by Sam Poole...
this time i have gone for a really icy and frosty feel,
using a favourite seasonal distress of mine..iced spruce...
I just LOVE this colour!
so here is my card :
wish i could get the shimmer and
and yummy colour to show better...

i started by inking the background with iced spruce DI,
flicking with water and then
drying with heat tool.
i then added the small cog stamped for snowflakes,
and the next smallest cog..in iced spruce
and edged the card in evergreen bough.
next i put some rock candy distress stickles onto my craft mat
and applied very gently to card..
don't over rub as the ink will blend.
the bird was stamped 3 times using black archival ink,
coloured with distress inks and then
covered in a light coating of glue and seal and coated with loose rock candy distress
( THIS STUFF IS FAB!!!!a subtle sparkle and the colours shine through!)
i did the same to another wing and small wing part
and layered..
to complete the card ,
i added some dimensional flowers
made using Tim tattered floral die..
and a few twigs..
and added liquid pearls to snowflakes centres
let me know what you think!
and thanks for taking time in your busy day
to stop by and maybe leave a comment
they are all very appreciated...

have a fun and inky day!

Wednesday 24 October 2012

batty about patchwork..

well i LOVE all things Tim
 and can admit to being seriously hooked on riveted patchwork..
i just love it ,
so here is my batty patchwork tag:
before i carry on i want to say welcome to my new followers
and thanks
 to old and new followers for taking the time to stop by here..
it is hugely appreciated!

this tag was fairly simple to make,
and i added this fab iron fence on the edge die..
some stapled bats and a stamped bat
from the blueprints set

short and sweet but i loved making this..
i am entering this for the following competitions :
have a fun and inky day!

woyww #177 ..made it at last!!

well it is time for that mid week desk hopping...courtesy of our lovely hostess Julia..
so i have been awol for far too many weeks
and am jolly glad to be back..
there have been lots of house and real life things going on
 that have made my desk hopping a non event.
so without further ado here is my desk this week:
normally my desk is tidy and ship shape..
but not this week,
there are traces of halloween makes..
more later this week...
and lots more..
so short and sweet from me today..
so glad to be back and off to get hopping..
to join in all the fun...
have a fun and inky week

Monday 22 October 2012

my Tims tag for october 2012

well it is time for another tag inspiration from the one and only Tim Holtz..
each month there is a wonderful tag full of techniques
 and wonderful inspiration
 and this months was no exception!
so here
 is my take on tims tag october 2012..
now i LOVE Tim holtz products and am always surprised that i don't have all the goodies!!!
but i was lucky to have most...and did get the yummy paint dabbers..so
i made the tag similar to Tims fab tag here
with the addition of some little spiders stamped on some film strip ribbon!
the 31
and a little bottle..
thanks for stopping by,
all your comments mean a lot and thanks for taking time out or your day to stop by,
follow my inky journey and also to leave a comment!
have a fun and inky day!

Saturday 20 October 2012

a spooky challenge...with Michelle

well a while ago Michelle and i did a challenge thee..
.and here is another....
fab challenge...
now Michelle is the canvas queen...
and it was her choice so.. its a mini canvas board...
hope i come up to scratch...
so  we both make something on the theme decided using the same materials..
so here is the recipe:
canvas board
arts parts residence
Halloween theme
die cuts
distress ink
mystery ingredient..i used metal..
so here is my make:
i started by gluing my die cuts to the canvas board
and then covered in paints and
when dry lots of layers of inky yumminess..
using black soot, metallic distress stain and pumice stone
i left the tree so it looked like it was highlighted
i edged using a fab stabilo all pencil....recommended by Hels
(which can be blended in with a waterbrush!)

i added lots of layers of die cuts to the bottom,
i love this graveyard on the edge die..
and added layers of this coloured and distressed in different ways...

i also added the fab fence die, inked,
embossed and layered with more ink..

the house,
was covered in layers of embossed metal
and inked
i added a screw brad for the door knob..

finally for the stamped element
i added a Halloween tag stamp
oh and i added some flying bats!

make sure you pop across here to see Michelle's fab make...
and lets hope she is happy to do another challenge soon!

i love it, gets the brain cells going!!!!!

Thursday 18 October 2012

getting krafty for creative expressions DT

well it is time for another creative expressions dt piece,
 and my first proper tutorial...
so here is my krafty tag:
this tag uses the fab steampunk stamps again..
and this time i have used the tree as my focal image,
there are so many combinations to choose from in this set..
and they are very versatile..
so start with a blank kraft tag,
ink the large cog stamp,
cover with clear embossing powder  and heat..this will make the images go clear
and they will act as a resist

next spritz the tag with water and then cover with
and dry with heat tool.

once dry,
use a damp kitchen towel to remove stain
from embossed cogs.
then ink up small cog stamp,
using picket fence distress stain and stamp randomly.

once dried,
i admit i used my heat tool,
i distressed the edges, to scuff them
and inked using vintage photo distress ink
then add liquid pearls to the centres of the cogs..
now stamp the tree, onto kraft .
dry and cut out
and set aside..
now for the wire tinsel,
take some thin silver wire and fold in half,
then twist the two pieces together..
staple to the tree
to create the tinsel
using the mini attacher..
i used two strands..
then add liquid pearls to the centres of the cog designs on the tree too..
cut a lace die cut border,
i used Tim's vintage lace
colour with antique linen and
then cover with clear embossing..
heat and repeat 3 times to create a glossy finish..
finally add some vintage ribbon,
coloured with distress stain
and some idea-ology
i used Christmas muse token and some idea-ology baubles
on a trinket pin...
hope all that helps and makes sense...
this could easily be made into a card rather than a tag..
have a fun and inky day!!!!