Thursday, 24 January 2013

Dress to Impress at Dragons Dream Tag It On

Hi All

Back with another post this week and another tag!

I was looking through some challenge blogs for some inspiration and came across  the theme of Dress To Impress at Dragons Dream Tag It On and so off I went to my craft room and came up with this

I covered my tag with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (I think this is my new favourite)  then embossed my tag with Craft Concepts cottage floral folder and went over it with Black Soot Distress Ink to pick out the embossing better.  I used the dress & button die cut again inked in Peacock Feathers and over stamped with black with Kaiser Craft Magic Happens stamps. 
to finish off I added ribbon, gems, lace and flowers from my stash.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 21 January 2013


Hi All

Sorry I have been a very naughty blogger again but my mojo did a bunk right before Christmas and has only just started to make a reappearance (thankfully)

This fortnight's challenge over at Crafty Boots has been chosen by Helen  and is New, this could be new crafty stash (which is what I have used) a new technique, new home, new baby, etc.

So on to my piece for this I decided to make a tag and use some new die cuts I got of eBay and a relative new technique which I learnt at one of the lovely  Gabrielle's classes last year.

I took a size 8 tag and covered it in metal tape that you can get form the hardware stores and cut it in to little pieces and stuck them to the tag (This is a technique I learnt at Gabrielle's class where we made a block which I really must upload onto here)  I the applied alcohol (pool, mountain rose & hazelnut) inks to it and ran through an embossing folder.

I inked my die cuts in peacock feathers distress ink then popped a mask over it to add the flowers and stamped the word dream on to the cotton reel.  I added ribbon, lace and gems from my stash.

I thought I would share a couple of snowy pics with you too as we've had quite a bit here in Leicestershire

Hope you can join us over at the Crafty Boots challenge.