Thursday, 6 February 2014

My February Tim's tag creation

We are already onto tag number 2 over at Tim Holtz's inspiration blog. Here is his February creation;


 I guessed it would be something love themed but as I have already made my Hb's card that I would try a really different interpretation of is tag using the same techniques but very different colours. I also wanted to make a birthday card but still packed with love ;0)

I made my backing card using 2 distress ink pads;
 Pumice stone and antique linen.

 I put them onto my craft sheet added a spritz of water and then swooshed my paper through

 Once this was dry it was time to try Tim's embossing technique using a stencil. Now I had already bought his stencil last month and I decided that my crafting budget could not afford another one this month so I decided to be very Heath Robinson and make my own. I have a heart punch which I used to punch a small group of heart onto some acetate.

I had a practice run on some spare card and dabbed 2 different colour DIs through my hand made stencil in a random pattern. Once I was happy and used the stencil on my iked card

 I did small areas at a time as I added clear embossing powder to the wet ink which I melted with my heat gun. I really like the end result, there is a lovely gloss to the 2 tone coloured hearts.

The sentiment is another from my Lili of the Valley quotables which I stamped onto black card with Versamark. The next bit was tricky just making the added clear embossing powder and heating it just until matt. Repeated this using a LOYV grunge happy birthday stamp. The fun bit was adding the chalk and again this gives a great effect.

I die cut a heart which I covered with a really thick layer of glitter. I also added 2 little LOTV tag sentiments which I attached with a fun screw brad.

I distressed the edges of the card, matted up with silver and put my card together.

Here is my finished creation. I really enjoyed using this stencil/embossing technique and I will use it again.

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Lili of the Valley name that tune... my tune is Louis Armstrong's "It's a wonderful world" I challenge you not to keep humming that ;0)
Jelly Park lots of love
Rhedd and Rosie anything goes
Pan Pastels anything goes
Natalie and Amy love is all around you
Make it Monday linky party #177
Feeling Crafty use dies/punches
AllSorts Love is in the air
A gem of a challenge all you need is love
The Ribbon Girl hearts
The Artistic Stamper use distress
2 Sisters embossing
A little bit Crafty man up
Penny Black and More make it sparkle
Loves Rubberstamps anything goes
Brenda 5th bloggerversary candy  one of my favourite things I  love to use is my Vintage photo Distress ink. I rarely made a card without given the edges a little daub of this wonderful ink. It gives so much extra depth. I love it particularly when I have distressed the edges of a card as I have done in this one.
Crafting for all seasons Show us some Romance
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challengehave a heart
Ladybug crafts Ink For the one I love

Also my buddy and fellow grandma Kerry, over at Ladybug Crafts HQ, is launching a new release very pop on over and take a peep

Roll on the March tag..I am so enjoying this creative journey and learning so many new creative techniques from Tim.

My girlies are up staying with us for a few days later on today.  The sentiment on my card today is so apt, life really is a celebration and I do indeed enjoy it. And to put a smile on your faces here is my darling Daisy Jane, now 12 weeks old. Do you remember the little matinee jacket I knitted? If not I showed it in this post. Well it now fits and Daisy is wearing it in this photo my daughter sent me earlier this week.

I'm a proud knitting Nana ;0) And just look at those bunny slippers...I want a pair.

I have another Guest Designer post coming up on Monday,  for the lovely Nikki over at Bunny Zoe's and this time I have got the bling out, big come back and take a peep. Meanwhile I have some crafty time today so I am going to crack on and get inky fingers. I have some company for this as just for a change it's raining which means my fair weathered friend Billy does not want to get his paws wet ;0)

It's a hard life being a pink nosed boy knows home is the best place to be on a day like this. Take care in this extreme weather everyone...more gale force winds and torrential rain is heading our way and my heart goes out to the poor souls in the West Country who are still flooded out.  My other blogging buddies are freezing under inches of snow. I think my brother has the best idea, he is lecturing for 3 months in New jealous...never...LOL ;0)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Well firstly, I WANT some Daisy slippers too!!! :)
    Love how you made your stencil Jane and the shiny hearts are lovely....very clever. It is good to see the whole process!
    That Billy has a hard life, doesn't he. ;)
    We actually have sunshine today and it has heat in it too....loving it! :) Sending some your way but the way the weather systems go you're probably getting it tomorrow anyway.
    Enjoy those girlies!!!!
    V xxx

  2. I had to make my own stencil too Jane! I love your card version of this months tag. Your background turned out brilliantly.

  3. Wonderful techniques I do like experimenting with my Tim Holtz products too they are so versatile. It's a lovely card thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our Lots of Love Challenge. Mel :o)

  4. Love your tag.. lovely! My favorite part of your posts are the Daisy update! I was thinking "what big feet she has"! LOL! Cute bunny slippers.. but your sweater is divine! Daisy looks JUST like you and your daughter! How sweet!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    PS - We're in the middle of a blizzard right now.. it's only 20 degrees F. - here in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA!

  5. Hi sweet Jane! So wonderful always to see your name sake Daisy Jane! Love the slippers and I also want some just like them! The sweater looks so cute on Daisy, nothing like a Knittin' Nana make!
    Your card is grand, all the steps are so amazing in the outcome of the finished card. So interesting and impressive.
    I know you will enjoy your girlies, hope the weather improves and you might be able to take a stroll outside with the "G"'s

  6. Hi Jane - your card is a fabulous take on Tims tag - wonderful - I won over at simon says stamp so have ordered some goodies and am hoping they arrive in time for me to use them on my take! Daisy looks absolutely gorgeous - those slippers are too cute xx

  7. Thanks or joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  8. Lovely post Jane!
    Your tag is beautiful and you make me want to have a go at it.
    Thank you for the sweet pictures too ;)

  9. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  10. My Jane, isn't Daisy Jane growing, so looks to be a very happy baby.

    beautiful artwork here and perfect for our challenges, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges.

    Thanks also for joining in my blog celebration, I think a touch of distress ink always adds that little something. Don't forget to link up to my post so you go into the draws.

    B x

  11. Hi Jane! I want also bunny slippers! Daisy is so sweet and Billy too! Love to see their photos!
    Your tag creation is beautiful and interesting!
    Have a beautiful weekend! x Teje

  12. So lovely! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

  13. Love this Jane, you took all Tim's inspiration and made a unique card that is perfect for a birthday, especially with that gorgeous green heart. Have a great weekend with the girls and Billy of course xx

  14. Your card looks fab and I love how you didn't just copy the TH tag but really made it your own. The background is really beautiful with the two tone hearts and I must try out that chalkboard technique sometime.

    Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month - good luck!

    Emma x

  15. Billy is such a charming cat!! Also enjoy seeing Daisy grow before our eyes! Lovely cards as usual!

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend. It was zero degrees F here this am---snow everywhere! Oh well, it IS New England in winter---I shouldn't expect anything else. But daylight is lasting longer and spring is around the corner! Life is good!

  16. Hello dear Jane,

    What a lovely post, it has all made favorite ingredients: pretty, heart-y cards, beautiful baby-girl and a handsome cat! Thank you, dear friend, for sharing these!

    Happy new week!


  17. lovely card. Thanks for playing along with Rhedd & Rosie

  18. Very nice creation. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.

  19. Hello Jane, I like the textures and colors of this card. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kisses for Daisy and Billy. Daisy looks so comfy in her cute bunny slippers/shoes.
    Happy almost Cupid's Day.....


  20. Such a fabulous card, Jane! I absolutely love the embossed heart background, think I might have to give that method a try!

    And yes, I'm now singing 'What a Wonderful World'! =D

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Name That Tune' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x

  21. Cute baby and kitty pics:) Love your card, the Stickles look great and I adore how you used the chalk - will have to try that! Thanks so much for playing this time at Jellypark Friends:)

  22. Oh my, you've got guts to post pics of such an adorable baby, and a cutie pie fur baby and expect me to remember what your card looked like. Cards just can't compete with sweeties but if they could your card would be just as lovely.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and babies, I'm late with my comments so we've already got another challenge posted at Jellypark Friends, I hope you'll find enough time to play along again.

  23. Fabulous work, great techniques.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (Feeling Crafty) good luck x

  24. This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge :)


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