Wednesday, 29 February 2012

New home

Friends of ours recently moved into a new home, it had taken quite a lot of looking for and really seems to suit them as a couple. I whizzed up this tag to give them. Through the arched windowm I postioned dictionary paper with the word "House" and used tumbled glass distress ink to colour the tattered florals die cut flower and the background paper. Wild honey was used for Tim's flourish and the wonderful seedless preervices for "HOME". The letter stamps are "plain and simple" from Stampin up. A good investment and I use them a lot on birthday bunting etc. A bit of bling finished of the flower. I am sure that lots of love and happiness will take place in that house!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

I scored an ace!

This was for my husband's birthday, a special one and as normal I was drawn to wild honey and vintage photo distress inks! I just love that colour! The sentiment was a paper artsy stamp and the playing card was a wooden a stamp I picked up somewhere ages ago. I cut the playing card out and used paper distress stain to mellow it a little. Tim's flourish is a well used stamp in my house and came out trumps again.a stema punk charm and a crown finished it off, except for the tiny "love grows" unity stamp in the top right. I do wonder quite how we got this old but hey still having fun!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


This tag I made for a special friend, Gabrielle  it went alongside a sign that I had seen her covert and I think said all the right things for her new craft studio. My daughter and I had lots of fun pretending to say goodbye and sneaking back to the shop to buy our gift. I wated to say how we are delighted at the enjoyment and fun Gabrielle gets out of crafting and how much inspriation she is to us!!

The tag was inked in Wild honey and Aged mahognay distress inks and then stamped with a B line designs - Hot air ship stamp jet black Staz on. The butterfly's rising are from the Dark Room door butterflies collection and gently painted very Aged mahognay. Delight was stamped (bought a long time along and don't have the packaging) and embossed with Black detail Judi Kins embossing powder. I wanted something to finished it off and the yelloow fower seemed right but a bit clean. It's a Parlor Petals Tudor from Prima marketing. Happy crafting in your space Gabrielle.