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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and more recently Pokémon Go. I'm a Preschool Practitioner and I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Rudolph Day

On the on-line craft group (UKPC) we have what we call a "Rudolph Day". This is on the 25th of each month and in the past it has been the day where we made a few Christmas Cards to spread the load over the year.

This year, however, we are using the day to make the "Tim Holtz 12 Days of Christmas Tags." So I guess it will be more like the 12 "months" of Christmas! As I made all 12 tags of 2011, I am going to be choosing one of Tim's previous year's tag for that particular month. So I made this tag based "loosely" on the January 2008 technique.


I used a Ranger Manila #8 tag and Tim Holtz's compass mini mask (only mask I have!). Distress inks are Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo and the background stamp is from the Shabby French Collection (again the only one I have!). I used the Vintage Market alphabet, inked and crackle painted. The ink pot and feather stamps are from Dimention Forth's gentlemen set, inked and crackle painted also. The book set is a Cuttlebug Die. So all in all not Christmassy at all.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

ADVENT scrap pages


Here's my ADVENT pages where I put the mini tags. I also made the fragment baubles with the foil tops and wire hangers like Tim's extra bits on day #6. Couldn't manage to get the alcohol ink to come off with the archival ink stamp ontop but think they look good anyway.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

In Memory of Val


One of my UKPC on-line craft group members died suddenly last Saturday and I just wanted to remember her here. Val always joined in our monthly card SWAPs and this was the card I received from her a year last September and it is still adorning my shelf as I love it so.
She always poured her all into her card making and beadwork and produced some fantastic pieces, she will be sorely missed by us all on the group.
Rest in Peace Val your memory will live on with us all.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Advent Mini Tags for Scrapbooking

To decorate my Advent scrap page I decided to make some mini TAGS based on Tim's 12 TAGS of Christmas. Here they are:-


I used the Sizzix Monogram alphabet for the mini tag's "Noel".
I also remade TAG #1 after getting the Pinecone Die and a snowflake embossing folder.


I used my Quickutz candle die for this mini tag and Tim's Typeset Alphabet.


I combined techniques from Tim's tags #2 & #8 for this mini tag.


Glad I'd printed off more than one "all is calm" when I got to this one.


A very cut down version for this mini tag but just love using a stapler to attach things now.

I also made up some fragment baubles using alcohol inks to colour the backs. Although I was unable to replicate the removal of a stamped image technique as used in TAG #6 - never mind.