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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Back in the Crafty'oom again

Yey!!! I have managed to get back to do some stuff this week, in my crafty'oom, and have done a tag for DragonsDream Tag It On... it's STEAMPUNK, so on trend just now, so why not have a go at getting inky and sticky... I might find a ickle prize if we get enough entries!!...deets over there...

Anyhoo... I really enjoyed myself, using some of my new stash... I have spent WAY too much recently, but I don't care, cos I am worth it... so get a cuppa and have a look at the photos...

 This first pic shows one of my new stamps from sets by Creative Impressions... great steam engine (NOT "train", cos this is only the locomotive... my dad drove them for YEARS and he hated it when peeps called the engine the train... so back to the plot!!) I used my fab distress inks - mainly pumice stone, black soot and a smidgin of vintage photo...

 Wonderful Wendy Vecchi art parts watch here, left completely untouched, as the colour is just right for my scheme. Inside is a cog from a set from C&C and the lock is from Sir Tim, of course.

 Here is the whole tag, in all it's glory... I am LOVIN the colour, which is not really much colour, but so subtley yumminess...

 A detail shot here of the TH bulbs and a Vintaj dragonfly... the bronzy cogs are from a strip of the Kanban sticky vellum - is it vellacitate?? - from their steampunk set... I love it and wil use it more and more, now I have tried it... but perhaps I will cut into it a bit more, cos the straight line does show up a bit!!

 New clock hands here and one of my new, ickle metal butterflies, and a TH clock from his paper stash... all so grungy and attic-looking. Hope it fits with the emporium, Wanda??!!

 The three fellas are from a set by TH, obviously, it's a well known image now, and I love how they just fit at the end of a tag, as if by magic???!! ... I did have a go with a couple of my Pan Pastels that I bought when I went to do a session with Lin, at LB Crafts, last week.. It is a wonderfully soft grey colour and I pressed through a new floral stencil, as you can spy by the long key...

 And this shot??? Well, it's NOT my tag extended, it is a wonderful page from the DCWV Tattered Time stack... I LOVE it... it's a fantastic set of images. I am expecting a kit - my first - from the incomparable Laura Denison, of  The Paper Trail. It's a mini book full of space for tags, journalling and piccies, using this fabulous paper, and I will have some to use and some to stroke!!!! Tee hee... So I will be making that when it comes. I am also about to start the Vintage Suitcase I had the pattern for, some time ago, to store a mini of piccies of Egypt I want to make... So much to do, so little time!!! But lots to keep me going, and getting back into gear.

So there we are, finally some craft to share with you!! been a long time eh.?? Not yet ready to take up my DT duties yet, because there are many things I can't do well at the mo, but I am keen to get on with making stuff. So please leave me a comment and I look forward to visiting you too...
Love and Light
I have had a scout round and would like to add my tag to the following challenges:-
Divas by Design - Use Metal
Ruby's Rainbow - Use Metal
PanPastelUK Challenge blog - Distress it
Take a Word - Time

WOYWW - A Desk At LAST!!!!!

Hurrah... I am back into my crafty'oom, albeit in a limited edition!!! However, I AM back and I have got lots of lovely new stash... I have also made a tag for TIO... it's a great theme, so why not pop over and join in!!?? also fly off on the wings of a steampunk heart and visit the Stamping Ground, to see the lovely Julia, whose blog that is...

 On Friday last week, I went to do a class with the wonderful Lin of LB Crafts (well for now anyway!!!) We did Pan Pastels and I just had to buy a few with some tools and a few more stencils... I have built up quite a few of the latter for use in my art journal... I bought a new one of those too, which you can just spy beneath those WONDERFUL new stamps...

 I am expecting a kit soon from the incomparable Laura Denison, and she uses this Tatterted Time paper from DCWV... it's WONDERFUL too!!!

 I could not resisit adding to my dies and here are my latest ... think the deer will be my crimble cards...

You do spy the old jalopy and the ickle pine cone... So there you are... I have some great stuff ready to use, so I shall be working up to try to get to full speed in the weeks to come... still not back to DTs except my own, cos I don't think it's fair when I am not yet fit... but the wrist is improving, and I am hoping it will let me do twist stuff and scissors really soon...

Thanks for hopping over... I really appreciate you spending your time... and love reading your comments... and look out for me visiting you this week!!
Love and Light