Wednesday 24 February 2016

12 tags of 2016 - February

Hi all,

I finally managed to find a little time to make my 12 Tags tag for this month. Scotland was wonderful by the way, we all had such a lovely time the day of the party (for those who missed it, my grandfather was 90 years young on Friday), and quite a few of us continued for most of the evening too. It's not often both my brothers and I are in the same room at the same time, each of us living in a different town, and in my case, different country!
So yes, a fantastic time was had by all, and I have to admit I'm still recovering now!

So, on to the tag! Loved this month's tag - almost as much as last month's - and had so much fun putting mine together and playing the "adapt and overcome" game whenever I didn't have supplies I "needed". You see, the problem with Tim, is that one feels it is absolutely vital to buy each and every item he releases. as I am but a humble unpaid volunteer for a charity, I must live off husband's goodwill and the little spending money he gives me each month. this means I have to choose which products to buy, rather than just fill the basket. Choose! It's a hard life! ;-)

And there it is. It's hard to tell from the picture, but I also tinted the heart (strawberry?) charm with the same colour as the photo. Looks lovely when you can actually see it...
Also, I don't think I've mentioned this quite 100 times yet, so here goes for the 99th time: I was picked as one of the winners last month!! WOOT! Senpai noticed me!!

Right, that's it for me for now, as it's bedtime. Working tomorrow, no rest for the wicked.

Have a most awesomesauce day/evening!


Saturday 20 February 2016

Glitter and sparkle - Sweet Stampin' DT

Hi all,

Glitter and sparkle time at Sweet Stampin' this week! And every self-respecting crafter has to have some glitter and sparkle somewhere in their stash, so dig yours out and come play with us!

When I think sparkle, I think fairies. So I dug out an as yet un-inked LOTV, coloured to match the gorgeous Fairydust papers, and let the Stickles flow!

As you can see, a bit of sparkly organza ribbon was required to complete the look!

Hope you're all having a fantastical weekend. I should hopefully be back from Scotland in a couple of hours, and will try to come visit your fabulous blogs over the next few days!


Wednesday 17 February 2016

A special sunburst card - Crafter's palette DT

Hi all,

First of all, thank you for the birthday wishes and gorgeous cards. It's really made my day! There will be a birthday candy in a few days! (once I'm back up and running properly. Still playing catch-up with life at the moment, lol)

In the meantime, I thought I'd come and share the card I made for my Grandfather's 90th birthday this Friday.

There are more details over on the Crafter's Palette blog!

See you in a few days!


Monday 15 February 2016

Bird Crazy Tutorial

Hi all,

So sorry I'm late, but I thought I'd pop in to let you know my tutorial for the Bird Crazy canvas is up on the Rhedd's Creative Spirit blog, if you fancy taking a peek!

(Psssttt... Did I mention yet that I was picked as a 12 Tags winner in January? You have NO idea how happy that made me!)

Have a fantastic day all,


Wednesday 10 February 2016

Grungy butterfly - Crafters' Palette DT

Hi all,

Just swinging by to post my latest DT make for Crafters' Palette. I went the Tim Holtz route, and made a grungy butterfly card:

More pictures and details in the post on the CP website!

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!


Saturday 6 February 2016

All you need is love - Sweet Stampin' DT

Goooood morning ladies and germs.

Oh no wait, exsneeze me, the germs bit is probably me, as I have a horrendous cold right now. Been keeping my distance from hubby, as he has a gig tonight, and could probably do without me passing the "glass shards in the throat" feeling on to him!

Luckily, sharing this morning's Sweet Stampin' DT make with you all shouldn't result in the passing on of said cold (unless technology has advanced considerably further than I am aware of!), so here's my take on All you need is love, our theme for the week.

The image is of course LOTV, as is the sentiment, and the papers are from a Raspberry road pack that came free with a mag a couple of years ago. You'll have to take my word for the glossy accents on his glasses, and the sparkly accents on her clothes and flowers.

Now I must dash and go do the work thing (no rest for the wicked!), but I hope you all have a fantabulous weekend! (and you can kick-start it by going to see all the prettiness over on the Sweet Stampin' blog!)



Monday 1 February 2016

February Challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hi all,

February, finally. Is it just me, or was January a pretty awful month? Losing both my favourite musician and my favourite actor in the same week hit pretty hard, so here's hoping that the new month puts a stop to all the bad news!

Good news however, for all you altered art lovers, as the start of the month of course brings a new challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. As always, it's anything altered art goes.

This month, I had a play with a canvas, and the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps I'd been itching to get creating with. This is the result:

I just love how it turned out!

And if you pop along to the blog on the 15th, I'll be posting up a tutorial.

In the meantime, don't forget to go take a peek at what my fellow teamies have been up to, and please do come and play with us!

Have a fantabulous day!