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TTT – January 2016

hello everyone!!

i am here to day to share with you my take on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 – Technique Remix (http://timholtz…  i love how he is doing it this year…revisiting tags from times gone past….

so here is my tag.. and for all the techniques do jump on over to Tim’s site!

TTT chalk metal techniques TTT January close upwhat a way to start the year!!

TTT January 2016hope you are all taking the time to play along !!


Eileen Hull’s re-releases!!!

hello everyone and a huge and wonderful Happy New Year wish to you all!!

i want to welcome you all to our monthly post for Eileen Hull’s Art With Heart Challenge (http://www NULL.eileenhull This month the design team are focusing on Eileen Hull’s re-releases for 2016; there are 6 of them and this week it is all about the suitcase die!

I fell in love with this one awhile ago and am so very happy that it is one of the ones coming back…

eileen hull suitcase die

remember the inside is nothing like the outside!!!!

EH suitcaseabsolutely loved how this one turned out!!

be sure to head on over to Eileen’s blog to see the run down and links to the other Inspiration Teams projects using the suitcase die!

and if you happen to be one of the lucky ones attending CHA then it will be there to see for reals!!!

We don’t have a challenge this month but if you would like to link any of your projects using Eileen’s dies the link is HERE (http://www NULL.eileenhull There is also a prize on offer for one randomly drawn winner.



TTT – December 2015

hello everyone!!!! oh my, the end of 2015 is so close!!

today as i write up this posting, the fireplace is on, the tree and mantle are lit up, the cats are all snuggled up in their spots, there is a beautiful light (though quickly accumulating) snowfall outside and we are spending one of our last days off this year just being…it is a beautiful live in the moments  kind of day.

this will be my final tag posting for 2015 based off tim’s twelve tags for 2015 and i must say how i loved Tim’s December tag (http://timholtz … every little thing about it… from the spraying on the burlap to the creation of the wreath with his punches

now i don’t have my candied apple red spray yet so instead substituted using festive berries followed by brushed pewter

TTT December collagei loved the festive look the shimmer the pewter gave the design on burlap.

i then needed to decide what i was going to put on my tag without having the three punches…the one i have looked like cedar (i looked it up and it is actually the juniper punch (http://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.aspx?id=335969)!) and i immediately thought of my mom, who made me think of my Nanny which lead me to remembering/thinking of all those who have passed and are so very missed…. so that lead me to Tim’s  candlelight (http://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.aspx?id=305010) die

i cut it out using grungepaper but i just couldn’t get it coloured the way i wanted so out came my melt pot and beeswax in white..i’ve had this stuff forever it seems and never use it!

melting beeswax

now how was i going to get the ‘cedar’ base on my candle to look somewhat natural….it was then i found a piece of twine on my desk and wrapped it around my candle base and the hot glued my greenery to it….

beeswax and greenerythe wax of my candle is a little cracked in places but it was quickly fixed by adding a bit of heat with my heat tool.

and then the whole process of creating took over and here is my final tag for 2015!

TTT Decemberthank you Tim for all your inspiration shared throughout 2015!  it has been an awesome year of learning and relearning and digging through my stash of all things Tim goodness. i am not sure what is in store for 2016 but i am sure it is going to be a fantastic year.

i hope you all have taken the time to create lately and are enjoying all those forever moments that we have.


Christmas cards 2015

hello everyone! i hope you are all taking some quiet moments for yourselves during the hustle and bustle of the season.

i am here today just to share with you a few cards i created to give away this year. if you know me you know i don’t do cards but i am thinking after this year i probably can not say that anymore as i have seemed to be on a roll of making them ( i even have some started for next year!!)

so here are a few quick shots of the ones i created and gave away this week:

christmas cards tree poinsettia merry and bright Merry Christmas with perfect pearls spray snowflake cardsso much fun!! i might, MIGHT, get a start on next years earlier.

a very Merry Christmas to you all!!


Christmas card

hello everyone !! i am here today just to show you a couple of cards i created and sent out today!

now i am not one to make cards and rarely do i send them out but i have discovered they are quite fun to make.. it is like a tag but not like a tag …and i love making tags so….

Merry Christmas cardand

Christmas wishes card

we are in the midst of a major winter storm right now and what better thing to do then to create and share!!

i hope you have taken time to create today!