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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tag # 31...Feathers

The theme over at Go Tag Thursday this week is Feathers.
So I have made 2 Tags..one using stamped paper feathers,using a free stamp from an older edition of the craft stamper magazine.
The larger tag,I have used real feathers and boy do they float around, I was almost afraid to breathe over them as they move so easily..twice I found a couple of them on the floor,lol.




If you love making Tags, why not pop over to the challenge blog, would love to see more entries....
You can find the blog here at
Go Tag Thursday

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art

I am determined this year to enter more challenges..last year I kind of tailed off a bit and became quite lazy and ended up just concentrating on my own blogs.
So to start off 2017 I am returning to Sunday Postcard Art Challenge Blog..I have always loved this blog and have entered their challenges before....worth taking a look as the work that gets entered there is just awesome.
So here we are..my Sunday Postcard, the theme is Tape/Rulers...luckily for me I have a few stamps that fitted the bill.


                           Postcards must measure 4"x 6"
The stamps I have used here are mainly from Oxford Impressions, with other stamps by Inkyliscious and Paperartsy.
                            Sunday Postcard Art is HERE

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Haberdashery Tag

This weeks challenge is now underway over at Go Tag Thursday and the theme is Haberdashery.
Here are my two Tags that I created for inspiration..I am hoping a few more people will enter the challenge...




Do pop over for a lookie..and maybe enter the challenge...
you can find it here at 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year & January's Challenge.

Wishing all my friends a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit their first challenge for 2017 is now underway..as always there is no theme and no paper crafts..so all mixed media, recylced and altered art is acceptable.
My project this month is a box I altered for a bracelet that I bought for my grandson's girlfriend.
I was unable to buy a box,so rooted through my stash and found one that would be suitable.


 In the base of the box I glued a circle of sponge and covered it all in some black satin material, gluing it in places around the sides with hot glue.


On the lid I added a wide strip of ribbon, securing it with double sided tape and then made a liner from navy blue card




To dress the top I created a flower using lace, a fabric centre, finishing with a bow and pearl gem.
My grandsons girlfriend was delighted with the box as much as she was with the bracelet.


You can find the challenge here at
                                               Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tag # 28 It's Christmas

So close to Christmas now, so it was time to have a christmas theme over at Go Tag Thursday...this challenge will run for 2 weeks until the next challenge on the 5th January 2017

I don't make so many christmas themed things now, it's been a good few years now since I last made cards and gift tags and assorted stationary christmas gifts...but I must admit I did enjoy making these 2 Tags..I recycled 2 clothing tags..they were so thick, almost like board, so I had to put them to good use...





Do check out the Tag Challenge...you can find it here at
                            Go Tag Thursday

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Vintage Females

I have always loved the look and style of the vintage females..they had such elegance..so I decided to use that as this weeks theme over at  Go Tag Thursday.
Why not pop over for a lookie.
Here are my Tags in the hope they inspire you to enter the challenge


My first Tag was created using a downloaded image again some Paris backing paper..to embellish I added some hessian and lace, a small tag and label....and then distressed the edges using walnut stain distress ink



For the second Tag I used a PaperArtsy stamp, one I have had in my stash for well over a year. I more or less kept it in monochrome to give it more of a vintage effect..I love the 1948 postmark..I stamped and coloured that separately then added it to the tag...I distressed the edges using wild honey distress ink.
                      You can find this fun challenge here at
                                         Go Tag Thursday

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Music is the theme

Over at Go Tag Thursday  this weeks challenge has just launched...and yes you guessed it, the theme is Music.
As always your tag can be any size, any medium...just stay within the theme,

                                Here are my Music Tags




You can find the challenge here 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Warrior Princess

Well, here we are,the start of December..I am amazed every year by how quickly the months fly by.
I remember as a child the long lazy days of summer, half term and school holidays....now that I am a lot older I blink and I lose a day...
The December and the last challenge for Rhedds has just launched..as always no paper crafts....
for my project this month I have created a Warrior Princess....



I started with a small polystyrene dress form which I painted with gesso...then I inserted the stand, also painted with gesso...
From my scrap box I added a black skirt and over that added strips of different fabrics.


I then created the bodice using strips of black faux leather from an old handbag..some of which looked quilted.


I also created a belt and the over skirt from the faux leather. I fastened the over skirt by punching out some holes at the waist and threading some cord through in a cross over style.


I found a small leather strap that I adhered to the over skirt, then using some stiff card and some masking tape I created the sword..adding some of the quilted faux leather for the handle etc.


Searching through my box of broken jewellery I found this gorgeous piece and it made such a great breast shield..I also found some bits of chain from an old bracelet that had the same colour bead as the stone in the breast plate.

I am really quite pleased with the end result....to see what the rest of the design team have created why not pop over for a look..maybe enter our challenge this month...

You can find the challenge here at
Rhedd's Creative Spirit.