Tag Travel Journal

This week Jo at Imagine If sent us tags to work with, and when I saw them I knew they would make a perfect book and would be great with my new-to-me Zutter.  I decided to use the Basic Grey Lime Rickey range for my book. I started out by tracing the chipboard tag onto the different papers,…

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014: June to August

I spent a happy few hours this afternoon catching up on my Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 – I was a couple of months behind! I started out with the June Tag, I love the colours on this tag.  I was able to follow mostly what Tim did on his tag – using the…

March to May Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014

Got a chance to catch up on some Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 this afternoon (yes, my fingers are looking a funny colour with all the inks and paint). For the March Tag, the technique was Smudge Stamping, and I did both the “first-generation” and the “second-generation” stamping tags, I used my favourite colours…

February 2014 Tag

The February Tag from Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 is based around Love and Valentines with some great techniques involved.   The background is Distress Stains onto my craft mat and swipe the tag through, spray with water and dry off.  This gives a nice base without being too strong. Next it was time…

The completion of the 12 Tags of 2013

I have completed all my tags for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 challenge.  However I have just realised that I haven’t blogged about them since March!  I’ll work backwards through the year. For the December Tag, it is of course seasonal for Christmas.  However, Tim used Clearly for Art and Frosted Film, I tried…

Techniques Toolbox with Claudine Hellmuth

Online classes are a great way to learn new ways to use the products you already own, and I recently completed a five week class with Claudine Hellmuth on Big Picture Classes. In this class we were adding techniques to our toolboxes, both figuratively and literally, so we started out pre-class with making a tool…

Samples for PaperVine

This weekend just gone, I was helping out Lowri and PaperVine at the Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show.  My main job was the Make’n’Take, using tags, washi tape, twine and embellishments, so I thought I would share my samples with you. There are three sizes of tag stocked by PaperVine, #3, #4 and #8.  The #3 and…