Thursday, 29 September 2011

12 Tags Christmas The funkie Junkie Style Tag 4

Good Morning hope your all well this Thursday and looking forward to another Indian summer's day.Well far from the heat im bringing you my Tag 4 for the funkie junkie style tags for christmas .Yes i know ive still got 1 &2 to complete nearly there with those .Tag 4 i had this idea from the beautiful bling glitter on Linda's tag .So my inspiration came from that.

The D/Paper is again Bo-Bunny's Lush"ET Cretera"Collection.I have distressed with Vintage photo and

Antique linen D/Inks. Then stamped Merry christmas from a SU set with Archival plum ink.The image i printed off from the sheet i got again from my dear friend June's website Dezinaworld.

Now i have tried something different to get the bling look on the wings i have added glamour dust to the crackle paint only for the wings and just added crackle paint to the rest of the image .Piccy shows a little but i was pleased with the results.I then covers blank ATC with the dame D/P distressed same way then used Archival ink plum to stamp the sentiment from uptown Rubber stamps.The flower is Marian designs pointsetta which i have distressed and added tattered Angels Glimmer mist to and added pearl to the centre.The sam binding i have distressed and added wee pearls along the middle of it to match.The beautiful musical note embellishment is from the same set as the designer papers.

Ithen to finish it off added Seam binding and string small pearl beads to the tag ,with Tim holtz ideology chain and Believe token and added a wee key charm to it also,

To add finishing touches added one of my home made decorative pins as thought the colour of the beads looked lush and matched the whole tag!

Trying to get close up of the wings for you but light is not on my side this morning as heat haze is around,sorry.
I do hope more people join in with Linda's challenge as it is fab and well for me ive only ever used traditional christmas colours so this is way beyond my "norm".But am loving it! Love n hugs have fab day whatever your upto!Might not get much crafting done next couple of days as O/H off till monday .I desperate need a holiday next year so we are going to have wee look in travel agents...So happy just hope im well enough!

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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

WOYWW.........Nothing But A Mess......

Good Morning all you Woywwers !Wow what achange in weather from last week...Maybe the Indian summer has arrived at long last.Scorcher yesterday and see it has to continue until the weekend!

Hope youve all had a good week i know for some it's been a stressful time at hospital.hopefully with all the well wishes and vibes things are starting to improve !With M and the Babies.We are all thinking of you all .

Now it's wedensday and boy 1st October and well gotta say it 87 YES.....87 days till the man in the big Red coat turns up bearing

Anyways onto wednesday ritual of snooping around the world at all the amazing crafters and artists alike.So if you wanna join in pop by Julias blog The boss lady of this wednesday craze and be apart of it.Well thanks to Crafty Elf's creations for christmas,and ,many other blogs .Mu mojo mode was certainly not ready for Crimbo.Then after visiting the Funkie Junkie's blog and seeing Linda was doing her 12 tags of christmas the Funkie Junkie way my inspiration changed .Why not join in?!

You can see my first tag and all the deets in the post below.

On my desk is remnants of the mess and some other tags im playing around with at present nothing is set in stone just sat on the top of the tags.

Piccy above shows the pile of mess to the left of my desk .Piccy below is the pushed mess to the right of my

These are what im playing around with at the present.

Thankyou for all your lovely comments .Hope you have great creative week will try and get round you all today.

Love n hugs judex

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Monday, 26 September 2011

12 Tags Christmas Funkie Junkie Style

Week 3 12 Tags for Christmas the Funkie Junkie style

I have been meaning to upload this for few days just been waiting for the right light to take the piccys.Im afraid still not come out as well as i had liked

The tag looks so much better in the flesh so to say!

Anyways i have made this after visiting Linda's blog the Funkie Junkie.

I noticed that she was doing 12 tags of christmas .After seeing many blogs showing crimbo items i started to feel guilty at not doing anything .Usually my mojo is in the Crimbo mode by now ,and half way to finishing all my bits and pieces.

Getting back to Linda's blog and worth taking a peek you won't be disappointed .I was amazed at her tags for christmas .Yes ive made tags before but always using traditional colours .Reds,Greens,Silver ect.So this inspired me to join in and try and use vintage or neutral colours .I got my inspiration for this tag from the first tag i noticed which was week 3.Yes i know got bit catching up to do but i have until December 15th to complete all tags.Pop by join in all deets are HERE

Back to my tag well i have used Tim Holtz tag die and Rossette die and covered and cut the rossette out of Bo-bunny's lush papers" ET Cretera "They arent Christmas D/Papers but just as lush my fav's at the mom if you hadnt noticed!!

For the tag and my inspiration i found they where just what the dr ordered!

I then Distressed the tag with Vintage photo & Antique line.I then stamped randomly on the tag a Merry Christmas postmark which is from a christmas vintage set ive had for many years not used as you do!
I then coated Tim Holtz grunge numbers with fresco paint antique linen the once dried rubbed Inka Gold paste ontop.
The image is from a set that i purchased from the lovely June at Dezinaworld.

Which has some fantastic images and collage sheets at very reasonable prices well worth alook.

I coated in Distress Crackle Paint and left to dry then rubbed and added vintage photo D/Inks over th top.The decorative pin which ive added to the rosette i made myself and the ribbon with beads is some i had left over from another project.I used Martha Stewart fern punch in gold shinny card to add to the rossette.I then finished off by spraying all over the tag with tattered angel glimmer mist in Pearl. I am also entering this into the challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow:The theme this week is:Vintage Children

I am pleased with the way this tag has turned out and just adore the neutral colours rather than traditional colours expected at christmas.This is all thanks to the amazing blog the

Funkie Junkie.
I now have to catch up and make some more tags .My christmas mode is sorta getting thanks to Linda and her 12 tags the funkie Junkie style.

have good nite love n hugs

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Friday, 23 September 2011

First Day Of Autumn

Good morning and alovely moring it is here in Norfolk.For the first day of Autumn.Yep Autumn has arrived with the chilly mornings and the trees changing various colours.So i thought id show you this tag ive made for a swap im doing in October.thought it was apt for the day

I have used Tim holtz Tag die covered it with the beauitful lush new release Bo-Bunny Designer collection papers called "Et Cetera"oh i highly recommend these fab gorgeous papers!

Anyways i have distressed using various DI inks ,Wild Honey ,Spiced Marmalade,Rusty Hinge,around the edges with Barn door.

I have then used my new stamp set from Andy Skinner
"A Winters Tale"

I have used Distress Embossing ink on the stamp then embossed with copper embossing powder.Which even though say myself looks better than the piccy.

I have added some ribbon to the bottom of the tag ,followed by some punched out leaves in various colours of SU cardstock.Added a leaf from my stash to the top of the tag .I also punched a star shape in gold metal and glued onto a clear glass nugget which i then fixed to the leaf,with one of my home made pins.

I then found this fab metal Acorn which has been sat in my charm ,trinket box for good year!and adorned it to the base of the tree.

I also used black archival ink to stamp the sentiment from a stamp set from crafty individuals

"A Wonderful world".The alpha letters spelling fall are from Tim Holtz. Heres close up of the lovely copper embossing.

I am entering this tag into the following challanges:

Play Date Cafe: Photo inspiration..sorry blogger wouldnt let me upload photo so playing up this morning.
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything goes

Paperworks Co challenge:Photo Inspiration

Anything goes Challenge:Theme is Anything goes.

I hope you like my tag and well what abetter creation to welcome the 1st day of
Autumn.Have lovely creative weekend looks like gonna be fine crisp sunny weekend here in uk so make the most of it i doubt very much be here for long.Mind you some of you who are already in the crimbo mood may be going Christmas shopping who 13 weeks so my friend reminded me last night!(Who needs friends like her i ask!
Love n hugs

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Woyww....120....Some little gems!

Good Morning all Hope this finds you all well and ready for another wednesday Snoop,

around the world of craftiness.Yes where do the days go it's wednesday again so means WOYWW.So pop by Julia's Blog and join in the fun!

Well big thankyou to all who left kind wishes re my eye problem.It is much better not as painful but have been taking it easy past week.Optic Neuroitis they treating me for.

Anyway last monday well high winds here in Norfolk ,power cuts werent the word and after about the fourth bingo computer went well mental...Glad to say at weekend was fixed and luckily not lost anything as had back up...phew.Well it was good in a way i had not computer except missed like crazy.whatever did we do without them i ask?IT gave my eye time to rest .Very little crafting got done as mojo and myself with the pain didnt feel like doing much.

So last week took leaf ou of Hels book and cut some T/holtz die cuts up as stock running low .Also cut some for my dear friend Cheryl...Reminds me must post off!.Then i did some making well made /decorated some pins whihc you can see below using beads charms ect.So easy to do and i always stick with clear accents as sticks well and yes clear.What ya think?

Now this is how i left my desk yesterday and looks like this morning.I think first task will be to give a good clean to my craft mat!rather inky ,painty ,tad gluey.

Yes the good old Paperartsy fresco paint has come out again i just love this stuff especially this one colour "Vintage Lace".As i am altering acouple of jewellery boxes ,also a small note book whihc i have painted and then added deco art weatherwood to as you can see better in below piccy it's come out lovely im pleased with it .Now today if time will try and finish said book and boxes and alter them.not sure what yet but some sort inky mess no doubt.
Weathered Wood look small note book.

Here's piccy of the boxes shut two different sizes.

Also didn't get chance to upload these last week my finished ATC' folders and ATC's this is for another swap im in at the beginning of October.I have used various Sir T's stamps,papers from crowded attic pad .Various distress inks.The Atc's below are a couple from the inside of the holder.

I am entering them this week into Simon Says Stamp n Show ,as this week's theme is

ATC's .

Well just before i go last week got very gulity after seeing various peeps already starting cards,tags for crimbo .So thought instead feeling guilty would start.

Well not crafting as yet just cant get into it .But well in spirit as they say.

Hope you like my new banner at the top of my

Have fab creative wednesday,stay safe and well.

Love n hugs

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Woyww ....Tags with birdcages...

Morning welcome to WOYWW this week .Well i havent been doing much .Apart from trying to catalogue my free stamps from craft sramper and ones sent from craftyindividuals.This way i hope to get to use them more often and know what types ive got.So im just stamped them onto card for the moment and am making folder to put them in.

Well if you want to wander around the world looking at desks then please pop over Julia's blog and join in.

Im afraid my comp crashed in high winds and loss of have added this to flash drive got them to upload for me .As i wanted to show off the Birdcage tags swap that Frankie set up .Big thanks to Frankie!

I am also suffering with my other eye and think have optic neurisis in that eye again so off to docs by the time you read this.Another good thing why i havent got comp that would make my eyes worse.

This is the tag that ive sent to my partner for

Frankies Swap

Close up of the textured card also my wee bottle bird feed

This is the beautiful Birdcage tag i received from the lovely Jen .

Thankyou so much it's gorgeous and will have to pin on my craftroom pin board .Shows off all other crafty creations sent to me or created by me.

Now this Birdcage and the swirl at the top i havent stopped stroking it.

Sad aint it!the feel is well lush .please Jen you must let me know how you got that smooth lush


Sorry short hopefully back to normality soon.

Take care have fab wednesday
Hugs and thanks for uploading your a gem!

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge....21

Finaly got round to getting my creation finished for the challenge over at Grungy Monday.

Thanks to Tim Holtz.We are going to use Ideology fragments.

Loads of different techniques so pop by Tims blog and see for your self you have until 18th Sept .To get your entries in

This is my altered Daily Journal.

I have made this for a friend as a gift do hope she likes it as much as i have enjoyed creating it.

I have used the fabulous brand new release papers from Bo Bunny set

"ET CETERA"Collection these are just to die for lush actually they can be bought from

I have distressed the papers with Vintage photo,Rusty Hinge,Frayed Burlap.Also added Tim To bind the book i used Holtz tissue tape distressed this with vintage photo.
I used my idewology fragment and added latte,sandal and brushed corduroy to the fragment.Then added blending solution so that a gap would appear where it says underneith .Just a friendly reminder.I have tried to get better photo but light is not good today very drab!
I have added chipboard swirl and distressed with vintage photo added pearl.
I have stamped with clear distress ebossing ink stamp from time holtz collection and then ebossed with copper ultra thick embossing powder,heated with a gun.

The back of the book i again distressed.Stamped butterfly stamp cut out distressed then added Glossy accents two curled the corners of the wings up as drying.Then added 3 gems to the centre of the body
Then added a Crafty individuals Life's Journey square to stampboard covered the edges with tissue tape and distressed.Added button with cottonthread to finish.
The sentiment on the back again another Tim Holtz stamp inArchival plum ink.

I hope you like my creation sorry for the nt so good photos but very dull drab and windyn cold here today.Well and truly summer is over the dark nights are upon us with the september winds!The joy of autumn/
Well least gives me more crafting time.
I am also entering this over at Crafty Boots Challenge:anything goes
Thanks for all your kind words on my previous altered book.
much appreciated
love n hugs

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Woyww.......Tidy Waiting To Be Made Messy....

Woyww 118

Good morning all hope your all well and busy creating.Well this weather is ideal as like winter here in Norfolk past couple days wet and very windy causing trees to block roads...not nice .

Well the girls return to school today and if it wasnt for my friend they wouldnt be going.Why ?you ask as the council have had months to sort out bus passes but nope have they .So have spent since last wednesday trying to get through.Apparently temporary ones are in the post....Gosh not sure where there coming from sure must be o snail mail!

Anyways onto this mornings desk.The task in hand is to to go right round the world looking at fellow craft desks .Seeing What our crafting buddies have been upto .It's great really as you sit here on this miserable day having fun all thanks to our big boss Julia who invented this marvelloes wednesday morning ritual!So pop by here blog HERE join in too.Make new buddies ,get inspired,Have fab fun Wednesdayall from your own home!

Here's my desk this morning

A wee bit tidy for me thats me saying it! Well yesterday inbetween the phone calls re bus passes .I managed to make a tag for the Sunday Stampers Challenge over at Hels Blog

For all the deets on the tag below go HERE
Thankyou so much to all who commented on my altered A5 book.
I have now completed see piccy below ,more piccys and deets Here

So nothing really on my desk it's so clean and tidy must have had a few mad moments
and cleaned away yesterday after finishing my doesnt happen often .
Now the piccy below is of a lovely we shelf i came across in a charity shop last thursday.The bargain price of £1.50 .So i have of course filled it with my distress stains and some of my inks pads i use the most /or regularly.
So what you think?Here's the delema do i alter it or keep it as is?Please i would love to know your opinions. ??

Lastly some goodies arrived in the post for me this week .Some lovely stamps from Andy Skinners New release,a gorgeous stamp from La Blanche ive never used these before was surprised when i opened it up as it is white plastic/foam.So will have to see how it stamps.
Also crafty individuals 4 wee piccys of London stamps.So im hoping that i will get chance to play today once the girls gone to school done couple jobs then crafting time!
And of course my journey around the world to see all those lovely desks ,see what youve been upto!

Have fab wednesday hope the weather where you are is better than this typical wintery weather we have here.
I am having clearout of craft items that ive either got double or new not used no longer require.
So please take alook Here
At my shop i have some other items going up this morning once battery charges in camera.
So grab bargain from LOTV ,Magnolia stamps,To Promarkers to Perfect pearls list is endless.
So pop by have we canter.
I hopefully will get round you all this morning.Thanks for taking time out to look and leave a message.

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Sunday Stampers ......Loveeeee

Over at Sunday Stampers the lovely creative Hels Blog this weeks theme is :

For a change I went with blues instead of the traditional Reds.

I used manila luggage tag,and covered it in Kaiser kraft Antique line paint

I then got my ohhhh so lush distress stains out and well went smoochy ,inky and creative on my craft sheet .With picket fence,broken China &weathered wood,dash splash of faded jeans.

I smooched the tag then dried with heat gun and continued the process until i had the colour and design i was happy with.

I then painted the wings from the tim holtz set of grunge mixed minis.Then added picket fence dried with heat gun repeated this again the got my saqurs clear pen around the edges and added Glamour dust to the wings .Whihc doesnt seem to show in photo very well.Tried to take closs up all got was bling blurr...lolI then stamped Tim Holtsz phrases from the Stuff to say set with
black Archival ink.
I then made a garland using flowers leaves i had from my stash .Sprayed with tattered Angels glimmer spray,along with some stickles to give the edges of the flowers a bit of shine & Bling.
I then added the Love tile to the centre of this and stuck the whole spray onto the bottom of the tag.
I added a beautiful cameo that ive had in my stash for ages.You know the one you take out stroke it ,look at it nope cant use that too nice .Well this time i have used it
Even though i say my self does go nicely with the tag.
Added chain from iderology collection to thats added some round beads
and the beautiful blue heart bead.

The ribbon i died with distress stains to co-ordinate with the tag.

Hope you like my tag,id love to see what you think.Please pop by Hel's blog as she is celebrating with giverways of her beautiful creations as it's her 4 yr blog anniversary.
Plus also enter Sunday Stampers challenge whilst your there!

I am also entering this into the challenge over at Papertake Weekly : which is Anything goes.

Also Paperplay challenge which this week you have to make your own flowers.Im hoping mine counts the arrangement ive made is one continuous flower .I am also entering this tag into the very first challenge over at CraftyBoots :The theme their is Anything goes.Good luck girls with the challenge blog,im sure you will get alot of intrest.

This week it's anything goes.
Have good day wet,windy here in Norfolk oh the joys of
Well just have to stay in my craft room seen weather is so bad ...shame but i will force myself
to create at least im dry and doing something i loveee.
Happy Tuesday

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Thursday, 1 September 2011

**Simon Says STAMP-tember Blog Hop**

Altered Journal

Blog hop Prize

Good Morning all and this week over at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

There's a big Blog hop going on until 5th September you can win this big basket of goodies seen To enter this hop you need to enter the challenge
also which this week
So here's my entry

I have altered this A5 book actually for a swap im doing.

I first of all covered the book with the lovely Thorndon Hall Papers just cant get enough of these they are lush! Available Here.

also used Tim Holtz Tissue tape.

I then distressed the covers with Rusty hinge,Barn Door & Spiced Marmalade.

I then covered the grunge letters with gesso and again distressed those and added Glossy accents to each letter to get a shine.

The sentiments are all Tim holtz stamps,stamped distress embeoosing clearink .The used ultra copper embossing powder ,heated with gun.

The domino i altered and added vintage image and crackle paint tpo get the effect,distressed with vintage photo. The flower & leaf ive also added glossy accents to to give a wee shine.

The cameo charm was from my own stash and also the back cover pen stickers.

Back of journal

I am also entering this into Septembers Challenge

over at the Artistic Stamper :

To use Numbers &Tissue tape
I do hope you like my altered art Book,hopefully my swap partner will too

Please pop along join in the hop also and have your chance to win some fab prizes.

Love to hear what you think .So please all messages welcome and will be retuned.

Have fab thursday

Love n hugs
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