Friday, 25 July 2014

My New Toy!!!!

I have a new little toy in my house at the moment.........

My little MacBook Air, and I am so in love with it already. I have been playing with this little gem for half the day now and I just cannot stop. 

It sure beats my old Acer PC hands down........... (shhhhh! don't tell Acer)

I got it mainly because I needed a faster computer for my Graphic Design stuff, but mostly because I have always wanted one.

This guy was an absolute legend when he came up with this laptop!

Well not much else from me today, I have been hard at work........not really working but I have been showing up!

I have not had much fun on the Artful side of things lately as I just have not had the time, I have however managed to get my challenge blog up and running and the first challenge goes live on August 1st.

Hopefully now that my work hours have been cut back I will have time to create again.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - July

I am a mad Tim Holtz fan, I mean absolutely obsessed with his products. I have so much stuff by him that not only has most of it never been used, but I am running out of places to store things (I am going to end up being one of those people that dies under fallen piles of stuff that I have hoarded).

Well every month Tim creates a tag that contains techniques that utilize his products beyond what they are originally intended for. Even though I frequent his blog 2-3 times a week looking for inspiration, this is the first time I have created a tag using one of the techniques on his blog.

And........Here it is:


- Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Large Die (Tag & Book Plate)
- PVC Sheet (250 Microns)
- Kraft Cardstock
 - Simplicity Jute String
- Tim Holtz Ideology Swivel Clasps
- Tim Holtz Ideology Monocles
 - Tim Holtz Texture Fade (Blueprint)
- Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamps (Time Travelers CMS157 & Warehouse District CMS124)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Black)
- Distress Markers (Brushed Corduroy & Mustard Seed)
- Ranger Water Brush Detailed Tip
- Papercraft Foam Dots

I am extremely happy with how this tag turned out, and I have decided that I may go back over the previous monthly tags and techniques and try my hand at some of those as well. 

Well thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again very soon.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

July Mixed Media Tag Swap - All About Stencils......

I am a member of a nice little group over at Ning called Art and Sassy. Have been a member there for a month or two now and have just finished my first swap (I still need to post it to the swap organiser) 

Every month there is a Mixed Media Tag Swap, this month is.....

All About Stencils!

Here is my creation:


- Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Large Die (Tag & Bookplate)
- Corrogated Cardboard Box
- Heidi Swap 6x6 Lattice Stencil
- Reeves Modeling Paste
- Liquitex Gesso
- Beading Wire
- Tim Holtz Ideology Muse Tokens
- Tim Holtz Ideology Pen Nibs
- Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
- Zig Glue Pen
- Kraft Cardstock
- Walnut Stain Distress Ink
- Twine

I was aiming for a basic tag with little embelishments and mediums yet still have a good overall effect, hence the reason I used corrogated card (it was actually a box that had one of my son's birthday presents in it, I tend to keep all kinds of boxes)

After finding out that the Tim Holtz Tag Die cuts through corrogated cardboard, and even chipboard, I have realised that my tag making possibilities are endless and will probably never buy another packed of precut tags again.

Hope you like my creation, and stay tuned for more...........

Monday, 7 July 2014

Birthday Party........

July 1st was my Son's 2nd Birthday. Despite being a little unwell, I managed to bake a birthday cake.......a very chocolate birthday cake........

Not the best looking cake but boy it tasted great, and my little Birthday Boy enjoyed it too..........