Saturday, 26 January 2013

It is a week of RAK's (and I have loved it).......


Wow were did that week go and it is flippin snowing again.

I joined a give-away on Facebook at the beginning of the month where the first five people who posted would received a crafty pressie from me. So now everyone has received their gifts finally  I can  now reveal what I actually sent the all.  Well four of the five Hels will get hers in Feb, hope she has a sense of humour LOL.

I have seriously loved sending RAKs and I would say to anyone out there just do it, it is a great feeling.............

Jackie and Nikki each had one of my Mousetrap note holders

  Mhairi had a wee Art part

Heidi received a girly frame

My giving just kept going as a lady who I have just started working with was having a raffle for an organisation she is involved with and I gave her.................

A canvas girly thingy

3 little cute Valentines bags

I hope that there is something from the above that you have found interesting. I am hoping to get in a few hours crafting over the weekend, I hope you do too.  Thank you for dropping by Tuck Towers, until the next time.x

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Hearts & Flowers ( oh and a little bird)


Well the snow has hit the North East during the last week and boy is it cold, slippery and white.  I love the snow but only if I do not have to go out in it!

CHA is now over and all the new goodies will be hitting the stores over the coming months and quite a few of them will be winging their way to Tuck Towers for sure.. Oh Dear.....

I am changing my blog at the moment and it is taking a while to find a design that I like and that also works with Blogger!!!!!!!!!

 So what have I been up too........

The project below is my second Valentine piece of art for this year,   I managed to sneak in a couple of hours today to finish it off.  I will be entering it into Sunday Stampers challenge for this week as the subject is birds and on both of the UTEE hearts there is a tiny wee bird.

Gotta love Tim's stamps 3 different sets to complete this patchwork

I love how you can see the rock candy crackle paint on this photo.

How cute is that little bird

Thank you for stopping by , see you next time.


Ranger/Tim/Dyan products

Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Pine Needles Distress inks
Cut Grass &  Postbox Red Dylusions inks
Perfect Pearls Mist - Perfect Pearl
Textured Treads
Rock Candy Crackle Paint
Mini Blue Prints, Valentines Silhouettes, Love Stuck Tim Holtz Stamps
Jump Rings

Other Products

Treasure Gold - Onyxite, Renaissance, Classic
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Artemio Leaves
Paper Flowers

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Obsession (and I do not mean Calvin Klein)


I am truly obsessed with Paper-blocking to the point of it is my first thought when starting a project............need therapy for sure.

Any-ways this is the first of my Valentine inspired projects, I have several in mind and in fact have another two on the go.  Now anyone who knows me is fully aware I am not the romantic lovely dovely type person but Valentines is hitting my radar this year.  Trying to convince my other half that craft goodies are okay for Valentine present, wish me luck on that one.

So without further ado here we go..............

Flowers sprayed in a mix of worn Lipstick re-inker and Perfect Pearl mist 

I am going to enter this one into a couple of challenges CC101 & Sunday Stamper.

My other project that I was about was 60 Christening Invitations for a couple of friends who are having a family Christening for their three little bundles of joy.  I do not normally do commissions as the stress levels I put myself under are just not worth it, but this was a special case..............  Even though the invitation needed to be "normal"  still managed to get a bit of Ranger/Tim's  products in there - Distress Black ink and Silver paint, Embossing folder -------------where there is a will there is a way.

Thank you for stopping by to visit Tuck Towers, I really do appreciate your support.


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year - Carpe Diem


Happy New year to you all.  I hope 2013 brings all you want it too.

Wow I have had my blog for a whole year and have managed to post every month.  Very proud of myself as I am not very good with putting myself out for all to see, but this seems to be working okay.

A few weeks before Christmas I was very honoured to spend a weekend with the lovely Hels Sheridan and a group of talented peeps.  This was were the now said obsession of paper blocking was born. I never got around to finishing off the canvas that we started on the workshop, that was until this morning.

So the d├ębut  of the second masterpiece of paper blocking................ Carpe Diem sort of sums up how I am feeling for 2013.

I added a dream ticket to the memo pin and re shot the photo this afternoon  why I missed doing it this morning is beyond me to be honest.

I am entering Hels Sunday Stampers challenge with this little piece of art.

Thank you for visiting Tuck Towers, until the next time........................



Ranger/Tim Holtz

Paper - Destinations
Brown & Blackpaint dabber
brushed Cordroy distress ink
Archival black ink
Memo pin, Key hole,Key, word
Glossy medium
Fragment pieces
Paper string
Die cut leaves

Other  Various

Modelling paste
Paper Flowers
Junk Jewellery left drop/metal bird cage/crown/pins
Masking tape/ String
Carp Diem stamp - Artistic Stamper
Cosmic Shimmer spray
Cosmic Shimmer glue