Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Kicking off Jane's Journal's card versions of Tim's 12 tags of 2016

Yes here we go....I am delighted that Tim is continuing with his 12 tags challenge this year. He has decided to revisit some old techniques and combine 2 on each tag. I was amazed to see that he has been using foil for January...I had already been playing with this stuff myself  over Christmas but you'll have to wait to see what I made...

So back to Tim. Here is his January tag
If you would like to see his techniques in detail please pop over to see them on his blog here

Now as you know I make special cards by using his tags as inspiration and I needed a card for my sister in law so I decided to make a slightly more feminine version.

This is what I got up to in my studio
I had already found some foil tape so I used this instead of the foil sheets and used my sizzix flourish embossing folder which came with my Big Shot 3 years ago. It is such a useful folder. How cool is this....
The chalkboard technique is very tricky as again I don't have Tim's supplies but I did succeed with it in my own way

I made some other elements too, sorry re the very dark photos, I'm still managing some crafting in my studio but the light for photos is poor.
So then it was time to put on my creative hat........

and this what I came up with.
The sentiment is from my Clearly Besotted stamp set. You can see my chalkboard effect flourish stamping on the black card in the center panel 

I must admit I just love that textured background, heavy metal eh ;0)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 January
Anything but cute Ring out the old...bring in the new this is a new metal technique and also the first outing for my new butterfly charm
Allsorts something new  My new metal technique and first 2016 Tim project.
Crafty calendar something new my new metal technique and new butterfly charm.
Crafty friends something new my first card with my new butterfly charm.
Pixie's snippets playground 2/3  #210 I used snippets of foil and black card
Rubber Dance Black white and one other colour....mine is silver.
Crafting Musketeers 1/3 new beginnings my first Tim project of the year
Simon says stamp something new new metal technique and new butterfly charm
Crafting for all seasons 1/3 monochrome

It's turned surprisingly chilly today and the forecast is that winter may finally arrive next week....we'll see. Meanwhile my indoor hyacinth is putting on a pink show on my kitchen window sill.
So much beauty about to unfold.

Thanks for visiting today and a warm welcome to my newest follower, my first new one of 2016.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. That is very different Jane, I love the chalky effect and the foil is brilliant!
    As pretty as hyacinths are, I can't have them in the house, my sinuses hate them sadly!
    Enjoy the rest of your week my friend,
    V X

  2. Gorgeous card and a great instruction on how to come to this beautiful end result. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  3. Hello dear Jane,

    What a wonderful card, very festive with dark&shiny, beautiful! And that little hyacinth is so pretty... I can only imagine the scent!

    Happy week!


  4. Oooh, love that metallic embossed background, I need some foil in my life?! I've just started to have a go at beading and picked my crochet back up again - I always seems to want to try new things around Christmas, though probably need a new hobby like a chocolate teapot?!
    Nice to see your hyacinth springing into colour and I bet the scent will be amazing! Hugs, Lisa x

  5. I love your feminine take on tims tag Jane - really fab. big hugs Rachel x

  6. Wonderful -- it looks like I am already behind and I haven't even started -oh woe is me. Congratulations on a fantastic card!!! I will go see what Mr. Tim is up to now - thanks Jane!
    sandy xx

  7. Wow, that card is Faaancy! You really are an amazing card designer. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. OK, awesome!!!!!!!! This is such an amazing take on Tim's tag Jane! I just love the addition of the little butterfly/dragonfly charm, and the tab holder with the 'wishes' sentiment is a great bit!! Your flower is so pink, it almost looks fake, it's so perfect!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge, love your new technique! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  9. Awesome card take on the Tim Tag. Love the texture and the additional elements.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Stunning tag Jane, gorgeous metal look.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  11. Well Jane, you did a great job both before and after you put on your creative hat! I love the way your foiling has turned out and your beautiful new butterfly looks quite stunning and your improvised chalk board technique looks perfect to me!

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne xx

  12. Hello Jane!

    I can smell your Hyacinth from here ;)
    Love them! I have three blue at the moment.

    Your tag is beautiful and the "heavy metal" effect quite remarkable!
    I have never tried this technique but you make me want to have a go at it.

    Thank You!

  13. Simply stunning card Jane, love the design.
    Happy New Year, Julie x

  14. Really lovely! The metal look and chalkboard effect work brilliantly!

    I can smell that hyacinth here! Wonderful!


    Di xx

  15. Your card looks amazing, so real too. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  16. Love your take on Tim's tag this month!! Absolutely beautiful!
    Thank you for joining our challenge for January at Rubber Dance ♥

  17. Wonderful and creative take on this! That new dragonfly charm is now on my wish list. Awesome sauce design and grunge, my oh my! I bet the recepient will absolutely love this card as it is Stupendious! Wowzers! I agree with you about the chalkboard technique. Hehe!

    Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge at Anything But Cute! Always happy to see you there. Hugz. ~Niki DT

  18. Love your swirly, curly, flourishy take on Tim's tag - and looking forward to seeing your card versions over the year. My mother's birthday is in January, and hyacinths are a "compulsory" present - beautiful flowers and such a wonderful fragrance.
    Alison xx

  19. Wonderfully done!!! Thank you so much for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  20. Beautiful industrial technique on the background, Jane! and the chalkboard thing worked out well. I've not yet taken a peek at the details of Tim's challenge yet, but it seems you've done a great take on his tag. I love that flourish background!

    Thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

    PS That indoor hyacinth is so pretty; does it have that sweet perfume of the ones we see here at Easter? I love that perfume!

  21. A beautiful card Jane, stunning results for the metallic embossing with fabulous details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  22. Oh wow! What a card! It looks awesome! You are very talented!

  23. Great work! Great metal effect and the hyacinths are so lovely, they always seem to make you feel so cheerful and spring is on its way. Cxx

  24. Well I was just beside myself and all over the place when I saw your card! For metals, that's the most feminine and fabulous card I've seen to date. I love where the inspiration took you on this one. Thanks for giving me inspiration constantly!
    Lisa x

  25. Love this. Foil is such fun and I love the embossing folder you used. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  26. Great take on Tim's tag. Thanks for sharing how you achieved his look without using the same products. Your new charm and the flourishes definitely make this a more feminine piece. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  27. What a lovely design for your card inspired by Tim's tag Jane! love the embossing folder you used and the lovely metals - your hyacinth looks beautiful and brings a little spring into your kitchen! Julia xx


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