Wednesday 31 October 2012

Dragons Dream TIO #128 Self Propelled Flowers

This time over at Dragons Dream Gabrielle has chosen the theme of "Self Propelled Flowers" She would like to see Butterflies, Flowers and movement of some kind on your tags.
I used a sheet of cotton paper to blend different colours of mica on to, then let it dry au natural. My favourite flowers were then stamped, cut out and shaped, they hold well on this paper. I cut the TH cage out is silver and decided to have my little butterflies in the same colour, to blend in with the lilac and pale green flowers. My tag is inked up using a mixture of Milled Lavender,  Bundled Sage and of course Black Soot Distress Inks. All put together with a little helping of the yummy tissue tape from Indigoblu. I hope you pop over and join in out challenge this time, I know so many of you are busy at this time of year, but we love to see your tags!! Don't forget to use the ingredients along with at least one real stamp on you tag. Off now to finish the little felted book that's peeping out from under my tag. Elizabeth xxx

WOYWW #178

Well here goes, I am here shaming myself over the lack of a tidy desk!! I have been trying to sort it out, honest, even have a full wheelie bin to prove it! Some of you know I do a Country Market at least once a week, so my space is crammed with little wooden hearts drying, a hand felted corsage waiting to have crystals sewn in the centre, a felted and canvas book in bits, bows for Wedding cards and a sneaky peak at my tag for the TIO later. In the middle is a pile of gorgeous tissue tape from Indigiblu, yummy stuff along with my Hope in a Tube lip cream, essential item here in this salty sea air! Promise to be tidier next week, honest!
Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Dragons Dream TIO #127 I can resist anything but temptation!

This time over at Dragons Dream TIO Sue has chosen the theme "I can resist anything but temptation" a quotation by Oscar Wilde. The ingredients are a resist technique of some kind, the colour red and a temptation!!!!
Sorry but my very Northern humour has kicked in again and I couldn't resist using this little fella from Penny Black. I love nice underwear, there, my secret is out lol, I may be a complete scruff on the outside, but underneath I am a total girlie at heart!
The flowers at the bottom of the tag were stamped and embossed with black powder, which acted as a resist to the barn door ink. Pop over to the Dragons Dream blog via the link on my sidebar to check out what my fab team mates have created, and join in with our challenge. Just don't forget the ingredients plus one real stamp.  Elizabeth xxx

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Great Day

Had a great day WI House in Denbigh teaching paper crafts to some of the WI girls, and also some Ladies from The Country Markets. All have gone home with a decorated ring bound storage book and a hand full of cards to go inside. We managed to cover quite a few techniques using Sparkle Medium, Mica and various inks, and everyone left the building sparkling!!! It was great to have some relatively new crafters there as well, think we have some converts. Day off for me tomorrow, thank goodness, my workroom looks like an explosion of paper and I have another class to prepare, yikes!!!! Back with the Dragons Dream TIO Challenge tomorrow.  Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Dragons Dream #126 "Leaf Me Alone!"

Wow I can't believe how quickly the Challenge has come around again, and we are now in October, scarey!
Helen has chosen the theme of "Leaf Me Alone" over at Dragons Dream TIO Challenge and would like to see you using Leaves, Metal and Orange on your tags, along with at least one real stamp.
I decided to keep clean and simple after last time lol, not that I'm ever clean where ink is concerned, my nails are pickled raspberry pink at the moment!!
My base tag is kraftcard and inked around the edge with rusty hinge and black soot (my hero). The TH leaves were stamped and embossed with black powder, then coloured in with the very yummy inktense pencils, not used those for ages.
The metal I've used is the Breast Cancer Care Ribbon coloured with an orange promarker. Here in the UK October is dedicated to fundraising for this charity, that effects so many people we all love. Lets hope they raise lots of money and awareness this year!
By the time this has posted I will be in England, winging my way down South for a few days ambling around the Cotswolds, and generally getting muddy again!!
Hope you join in the challenge this time, just click on the link on my sidebar, check out my fab team mates work (they are amazing) and join in using at least one real stamp. Love Elizabeth xxx

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Sunday Stampers #225 Happy Heart

Over at Sunday Stampers this week Hels want's to know what makes our Hearts Happy. Well after spending all day Saturday at the Happy Stampers Festival at Port Sunlight, with good Friends and some veeerrry gorgeous things to look at lol, how could my heart not be happy!
Bought the stamplate I used on the tag, from Ali-craft, it's a Kaisercraft one called Bonjour, and as I love Paris, well no excuse needed! Great to see Neet demoing for Ian, although me thinks he was itching to play with the inks himself lol. Elizabeth xxx