Thursday, 27 September 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - September

3 Wise owls.

I know, my tag only has one!

But by tomorrow evening there will be at least 3 owls uploaded to Tims blog site.  I try not to look until I have finished mine, then go and admire the amazing art week. I will go in and link to the other wise owls as they are uploaded

The newish Stampendous Steampunk Owl arrived in store recently, we all (Dorrie, Georgie and Tally) decided that it was the stamp to use for this months project. It is fantastic now people can start with the same basic supplies and they will always turn out different.

Tim Holtz used a metal background this month, press here to see the details.

I patch worked the metal, added colour with alcohol inks

Mr Owl was stamped, heat embossed and coloured with Pro-Markers

Found a few plastic embellishments in the draw (recycled table confetti we have lots left on the boat)
Put alcohol inks on these as well

The words are from the stamp.

it's better to be 
absolutely ridiculous 
than absolutely boring 

I have also linked this tag to the Stampendous's blog. the theme for their challenge this month is embossing. you can check out the details at

Thank you for visiting 

Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Journal page

As I normally start - where did the last couple of weeks vanish too.

It was finally time for us to visit the Paralympics for a couple of days last week. The complex and sport was amazing, I have not yet downloaded the photos from the camera yet, but its one of those places you could not have missed recently if you live in the UK.  Saw the closing ceremony on TV, it was worth watching just to admire the steam punk props.  It gave me a lot of great crafting ideas.  If you didn't see it I am sure there will be clips of it on u-tube.  I have been one of those people who looked forward to our Olympic summer and it did not disappoint.  Only now Tally wants to join an athletics club! She is starting with doing a cross country race next weekend.

Last weekend saw not only a busy time for boat trips, we also had a stall at the Local Don Valley Stadium craft show.  Not the busiest show we have sold at, but plenty of time to chat to both new and old customers.

This week we have been proofing the front page of the craft shops new website.  Its looking good, thanks to Sue's amazing design skills.

Since it has made it to bed time far to quickly today I will leave you with one of my journal pages.

The background is sprayed with inks, on one of those days when I just sprayed lots of pages, colours and brands at random (including the Dylusions range). I used a cog mask on this one, again I just pick them out at random.  I chose a set of stamps out of the stash (again with not too much thought) and stamped away. I drew on the dots, flowers and butterflies.  As ever it looks very different up close.  I like this one a lot.