Sunday, 26 August 2012

Dear Santa........................


Ever since I clapped my little eyes on the Christmas Dylusions stamps I knew I had a project in mind for them.

A few weeks back when I was in my "trap" phase I coloured a RAT trap with  Red Distress Stains and other than stamping and stencilling it has been sat on my desk, just waiting for inspiration to hit me......................

Well it hit.....................Please meet my latest wacky project

 Yes it is a rat trap note holder for Christmas.  I had some much fun creating this little bit of madness.
Products used

White card stock

Dylusions Inks
Postbox Red
Melted Chocolate
Fresh Lime
Cut Grass

Dylusions Stamps
Christmas Words
Christmas Borders
Christmas Accessories
Further Around the Edge


Tim Holtz
Seasonal Muse Tokens
Jump Rings
Clock stamp
Barn Door Distress stain
Fired Brick Distress Stain
Black Soot Distress Ink

Glossy Accents
Black Archival Ink
Gold Dabber Paint

White card stock
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Clear embossing powder
White Puff Paint

I am going to enter this into Hels Sunday Stamper challenge for this week as there is a fair bit of green on it and that is the criteria for this week.................

Also entering these little beauties into the cc101 for August, love them very muchly.

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

It's in the bag......................


Is it a gift card bag or is it an different Christmas card or is it the start of an advent calendar?????

Today I thought I would have a go at making something for SSSS challenge.This week it is anything goes..........

I have been thinking about using Tim Holtz Sizzix Paper Bag die for Christmas bags to use to put gift cards into as I find the cards that come with gift cards are a bit bland and seem as if you haven't really put much thought or effort into the present.  When actually that is probably not the case at all.

So with that thought in mind this is what I came up with.  (sorry the photo is not the best)

I was sitting there as you do staring at the finished piece and thought ..............Now this would make a really different Christmas card.  You could make the bag up and pop a card inside.

So with that thought in mind...............(not a great card, but you get the idea).

Then after a little more reflection I thought that with a little bit of work you could make up 24 of these bags and decorate them to use as an alternative to an advent calendar, you could hang them on a small tree that you can buy these days and fill them with your favourite goodies......................

Products used

White card stock
Sticky back Canvas
4 White eyelets
Red ribbon
Tim Holtz Paper bag die 
Broken China Distress stain and ink pad
Picket Fence Distress stain
Fern stamp from TH Retro Holiday
Reindeer movers and shakers sizzix die
25  - movers and shakers sizzix die
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Seasonal Muse token 

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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Way too long.


OMG I haven't blogged for a very a long time.  Life just gets in the way I guess.  Must do better

So what have I been doing in the creative part of Tuck Towers.Few cards, a couple of gift bags, a couple of wall art projects, a couple of albums and a mirror that I altered  So off we go with some of them...........

Okay.  I went to Ikea a few weeks back looking for cheap frames and this little beauty was on a sale stand can called out to me.  Now I am not a lover of the colour brick red so it had to have a make over.....

 I sanded the mirror back to the natural wood using a big boys sander (dont tell the other half that I was playing with his toys). I then applied LOTS of Tim Holtz Distress inks in various shades of brown, in-between each colouring I dried with a heat gun to access if I had found the colour I was looking for. Most of the embellishments bar a few are from the main man Mr Tim Holtz.

What next........
My friend Katy came up for the weekend to stay and we  went off to a workshop on the Saturday at AFTH that was taught by the lovely Sandra.  The project was a lovely little album with lots of pockets and places to add photos etc.  We had a great day and once the weekend was over me being me had to pull the whole thing to bits and start over again having learned from my mistakes.  Katy thanks for a great weekend by the way.  Katy's blog can be found here  If you have never been to AFTH have a look see here  Great shop and a amazing place to learn new stuff, a trip to this fab little piece of heaven is food to my soul.

Here is some shots of the finish project.

I decided that I would like to make another album again with lots of places to put "stuff"..............

At the start of the workshop I really didn't like these papers by the end of making these two little albums I am hooked.

Wall art
This is a canvas for the wall, with billions of layers with lots of distress ink around the edge.  The photo doesn't really pick up the detail but the whole piece is sprayed with a perfect pearls glimmer mist and the outcome is very pretty.  The layering is not really my style and it is pink, but I did fall in love with it whilst playing,.....


Well that's me for now.
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