Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Believe in your dreams......

Yay...my craft room is finally sorted....
 I've had the chance to have a good rummage through my stash....and have found stuff that I forgot I had!!!!...So, I thought I would mess it all up again, and get a little inky....
Every year I look at Tim Holtz's tags and am amazed at his creativity and inspiration.  So this year I'm hoping to play along for the first time each month and be inspired by his arty creations. 
 -oOo-
 So....here is my version of Tim's
January 2014 tag

I didn't have some of Tim's supplies, so I used some similar items from my crafty stash, but even if I did it wouldn't of come out exactly the same, because I like to change it up a little bit ;)  
For the background I have used the 'gathered twigs' distress stain, 'vintage photo' distress ink pad with 'measured' and 'splatters' stencils
I don't have the pocket watch die, so I went with an embossed metal tape arch...I used 'swirls' texture fade to use with the metal foil tape, and I also used 'French connections'-wings texture trades and some gold metal tape to make my little angels (paperwhimsy image) wings.
 I really like how the metal effect came out
...and I've also added a TH corked vial filled with glittery dreams!!
It was certainly fun to play along with 
Tim's 12 Tags of 2014
 Looking forward to seeing what Tim inspires us with in February
Thanks for Peeking
Jan x

 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Beautiful Blue and red swaps.....

 
I'm still sorting out the craft room,
and just beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel LOL...
as well as floor and desk space LOL!!
Before the mahoosive overhaul of my crafty area...
....I recently took part in a couple of fun swaps run by the lovely Linda over at...
 January's swap was a 'Thinking of you' theme...and BLUE de-stash...
(you have to send a card, tag and some blue destash  to your swap partner.)
 I sent my swap package to the lovely Mrs A 
...and I received from my 'Thinking of you' goodies from the talented Linda...
-oOo-
 This is what I sent to Mrs A..... 
My card & A tag...
My card (Sherri Baldy image) and tag for Mrs A
My 'Blue' destash for Mrs A
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This is the beautiful card and tag that I received from the lovely Linda..
Blue swap from Linda
I just ADORE the vintage blue birds, ribbons, lace and buttons!

..OH...and just look at this fabulous Blue destash...
...the vintage bingo card, tiles that spell JAN!, yarn flowers, ration discs, buttons, lace and the fab yoyo button pin brooch!!...(SO ME!!)
Oh, these will all definitely be  put to good use in some of my crafting projects in the near future!
Thanks again for a fabulous swap Linda!!
-oOo-
....and now on to February's swap....
... a 'Valentines' theme...and Red de-stash...
( card, tag and some red destash  to your swap partner.)

 The lovely Mrs A got stuck with me as her swap partner again!!
This is what I sent to Mrs A.....

My Valentine 'ribbon' card and tag for Mrs A...
My red destash for Mrs A
-oOo-

...and 'Whoop Whoop!!' I received  my 'Valentine' and red goodies from the talented May...
May spoiled me absolutely rotten!

Card and tag made by May
The amazing card and tag... Love them!!

...and all of May's generous destash items were all Beautiful!!
napkin, buttons, ribbon, lace, hearts, ribbon, tags, flowers,
Thank you again May for being so generous with your red destash and spoiling me!!...can't wait to use some of my new goodies!! x x....
-oOo-
Looking forward to March-Spring swap now...
Over at a
A swap for all seasons
Sign Ups begin February 1st, 2014...
-oOo-
Thanks for Peeking
Jan x
 

 
 

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Blogging will resume shortly....

 
It's been a little quiet here on the blogging front...
Having a mahoosive sort out of my crafty area...
to see if it will ignite my crafty mojo!!

 
Whoooo...what a MESS...
but hopefully when I dig myself out of all this!!
or even just clear the desk LOL!!
Crafting and blogging will resume shortly!!
Wish me luck...
and....
See ya all soon!
Jan x