Wednesday, 15 December 2010

WOYWW - 15th December & I've lost count!

Well, the snow finally went last weekend and I managed to go to Kew Gardens for the first time since the end of October (photos up on my other blog, click the picture of the fountain in my side bar) Now they say we'll have more snow this weekend coming - great - just in time to disrupt people's last minute Christmas plans!

This week my craft mat show signs of distress - it may need replacing soon!  It took a bit of a hammering over the last couple of weeks when I was following Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas - and having loads of fun!

I have also been playing with some of the adirondack colour washes which I got recently (woops, how did that happen!) and these I sprayed - just a small amount - direct to the craft sheet and dragged the tag through them - one colour at a time - this is denim, purple twilight and sunset orange (although it looks brown here - I think there must have been something else on the mat, lol!)
 I have been pleating some tissue tape at the bottom as demonstrated by Tim on one of his 12 Tags recenlty. Just need to find something to finish this tag off with now!
Don't you just love these colours! I just kept adding them to my online shopping basket until my purse started crying!  I'll save the others for another time.
And then, the other day, I just found this in my shopping basket too..... the seasonal masks from Tim and his paper rosette die (with the necessary cutting plates underneath).... I hand folded one of these rosettes for one of the tags, and it was laborious, measuring where to fold, so I allowed myself a treat!  The glitter glue is rock candy distress stickles (they need to make that in BIGGER bottles!) and I love this stuff. I had to get another bottle as I'm running low after all those tags....
Last week, Angela (Toucan Scraps) asked what the red and white thing on my craft mat is (I've left it here again) - it's the paper distresser that Tim uses all the time - I love that too - it just gently roughs up the edges for a bit of texture. I use it a lot on tags and when adding stamped sentiments say, on scraps of cardstock to my work.
Head on over to Julia's to catch up on everyone else's fab spaces and see what they've been doing this week.

39 comments:

Chrissie said...

The colours on that tag are just great. What a lovely combo! Looks like you're going to have fun with your new stash too!
Chrissie #1

Rhondah said...

Ooooh! Yummy colors on that tag! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW! #5

Rhonda said...

Oops, spelled my name wrong...It's Rhonda

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I looked at my local store for the seasons mask and they didn't have it. They had some cool dies, but not the one you are showing. I also got a peek at his new Vagabond Sizzex. It's more cut than anything else, but what can I say? OH, I know. My mat looks like yours. I didn't know they would wear out (grin).

flutterbycrafter said...

Great colours on this tag, and yes, I also succumbed to purchasing some of the new colour washes, even though I've already got all the original ones, plus all the Dylusions, but hey a girls just has to have it all. Have a great day. xx

Marjo said...

Loving the tag! Yummy goodies on tha desk.

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #25

brenda said...

Morning Helen

Not tried those colourwashes, but sure you will give me your support that I 'need' them.

The colours look fabulous all blening together. I think we both love a bit of ink and colour.

B x

Wipso said...

Love the colours on your tag and all the fab stash that has slipped into your shopping basket :-)
If you fancy being in with a chance to win a little knitted Christmas bear and haven't already put your name down then pop over to my blog to be in with a chance :-)
A x

Kirsty.a said...

Looking gorgeous here
Thanks for sharing

JoZart said...

Great result on that tag... looks like you've been having good fun. Thanks for sharing,
joZarty x

Minxy said...

Morning Helen, My craft sheet is looking a wee bit distress too, a sign that lots of fun has been had!
Great tag, i need to get me some of those washes, i don't have any yet!
happy woyww
hugs Minxy #28

Doone said...

Nice work on the tag

Dx

Susan said...

Love the tag...very pretty.
Susan xxox #16

airing cupboard crafts said...

Love your tag thanks for sharing

laura 61 x

Lulabelle said...

Great colours on your tag! Lots of yummy stash there too!

Toucan Scraps said...

now how did they end up in your shopping basket? giggle, they look great - have fun with them.

be blessed
from Angela #77

Tracy Evans said...

I like the look of those sprays Helen, lovely colours and I've just purchased the distresser tool thingy. We all deserve a treat at Christmas, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it, in fact I'm hoping for a couple more LOL. Have a lovely week. Tracy Evans x x

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous colours on the tag!

Hugs
Maarit

Sherry Goodloe said...

Of course you know that I just LOVE your workdesk . . . lots of TH stuff going on there :)

I'm #85 on WOYWW this week. Stop by when you get a chance!

Happy Holidays to you.

Scrapcollectr said...

Ooooh..... fun toys to play with! You will definitely be enjoying your holiday time this year. Lovely tag. Post when it's finished.... *smile*
Thx for visiting me!
#14

Pam said...

Lots of nice goodies on your desk. Hugs pamx

Kate said...

Looks like some very lovely new stash there. Hoipe the weather is kind to you.

** Kate **

Amanda said...

Love all the tim stuff, lol at the purse crying, mine must need its own tissues.
Amanda

Aisling said...

Love your colourful tag ans all your yummie goodies! Thanks for commenting on my blog #23

Twiglet said...

Scrummy colours on your tag.

Cardmaking Galore said...

You found them in your shopping basket? Hmm, happens to me too. Wonder how they get there, don't you?

voodoo vixen said...

Love what you have done with the tag and colour washes and I always blame aliens... I swear they put stuff in my basket then clear off when its time to pay!

Serendipity Stamping said...

I like the color combo on your tag. You really have to hide your purse, just like I did today while out shopping. Yeah, who's kidding who here? #79

Julia Dunnit said...

What are you on Mrs? I want some!
The tissue tapoe is great but...I can't bring myself to use that sort of quantity!
Love the mat work...ooh those paints are nice. My local has that rosette die and I've hahhed aand hummed - really..do I need it?!

sandra de said...

Lovely tag and the colour washes look fab. I haven't tried any yet so its great to hear recommendations from others before you go out and buy. Enjoy the week.
Sandra #57

craftytrog said...

ooh! Great background on your tag! I love those sprays, never thought to spray them on my mat though! Lol! xx

Susan Allan said...

Inks and sprays are such fun, you never know what results you are going to get.
Sue xx 86

Susan Allan said...

Inks and sprays are such fun, you never know what results you are going to get.
Sue xx 86

oneoff said...

Woooo - gorgeous colours! Like the idea of a tool to rough up edges - must invest in one of those.

Bernie #29

Sue said...

Hi ya
looks like you ahve had fun playing, lovely colours, more snow this weekend they say!! luv the masks,Merry Christmas & Happy New year, sue,x

Elizabeth said...

Love the colours on your tag - an interesting technique to try out. Those TH masks look worth investing in. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth #71

Neet said...

First of all Helen - thank you so much for linking me. That was so nice of you and is really appreciated.
Love that tag you "dragged" through the colour washes, especially that touch of orange. Must give that a try.
Thanks for sharing - and Merry Christmas (hope the snow clears for peeps to be able to travel on Christmas Day)

Nicky said...

Lovely tags - online shopping baskets often are full to burtsting lol - Love the idea of the tool to destress the edges ~ Nicky 15

Nan said...

I'm a little late in commenting this week but glad i came and saw your blog. Love your tags. i just played with that TH rosette die and LOVE it!