Thursday, 31 July 2014

Bunny Blues

Hello.  Welcome.  Here we are again.  It's blue and it's got a bunny.   Wanted to play along with the Die-namites sketch challenge and this month the dare was to use some blue.  'happy dancing'  

I wanted to use this cute bunny from LOTV Bunnies Art Pad and he seemed to fit this sketch very well.  I fussy cut the bits hanging over the edge of my pennant shape and I have also added some pieces from Die-namites Spring Branch die.  I thought they fitted perfectly.  I stamped one of the images from LOTV Background Bits - Old Romance onto some paper I tinted with VersaMagic Aegean Blue and Ocean Depth chalk inks.  I die cut the flower from Die-namites Floral Vase die 6 times from the same inked paper and arranged them top and bottom right.  The base card is Craft Creations Creative Card.    I thought the bunny looked a little pensive and wanted a 'thinking of you' sentiment but the one I had was too big.  Will keep searching for his perfect voice.  

Joining the fun at
Die-namites July Challenge
LOTV - Take Two
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugs

Blue Yule

Hello and welcome crafty friends.  Well.  The end of another month!  August tomorrow!!  Arrrrggggggg!!!  I sometimes wonder, when I am older and greyer, how fast will time pass cos it is surely whizzing along at the moment.  The end of the month means lots of challenges closing and of course, as always, there are a few I really want to play along with.  I started this project last night, and whilst waiting for glossy accents to dry, I started another one.  This gets to the finish line first but the other isn't far behind so don't go away.  Well, not too far away anyway.  

Here's my take on the STAMPlorations sketch.  It was going to be fish but it seems Christmas in July is still a popular theme and a few people have mentioned blue.  Oh good.  It doesn't take much to abandon the hot pink in favour of a little bit of blue. 

I used patterned card and paper for my base.  I think these are both from Craft Creations.  All the stamps are The Greeting Farm Pretty Hat.  I was going to use some Anya's in my baubles but they are quite large.  Pretty Hat comes with a load of small accessory stamps and they are so cute.  I stamped the animals onto patterned paper, fussy cut and added them to three blue glitter circles I cut with Sizzix dies.  Then I added glossy accents to make them look like baubles.  I realised this morning that I should have added a Wink of Stella to the animals because they look a bit dull against the blue glitter.  Ah, well, note to self.......

I stamped the bows on gold paper and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I found some gold bauble stickers and stole the tops and then doodled some lines with a gold Pilot marker.  The little dog was feeling a bit left out so I added him at the bottom and gave him a gold heart.  

Joining the fun at
STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge 16
The Greeting Farm FFF - Christmas in July
Stampotique Designers Challenge 157 - Christmas in July
CHNC Challenge 187 - Cute
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday July 2014 - Blue
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations July Challenge - Stamps and Glitter 

Thanks for your visit.  See you again soon.  Hugs

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Green Dreams and Acorn Wine

Hello.  Welcome.  Having some showers today.  It seems every time I go out to do something a little rain shower comes along.  Obviously I am meant to craft first, work later.  Hee hee.  I've used a sketch from Papertake Weekly where it's Sketchie Free for All and combined this with LOTV stamps and images, a Cheery Lynn die and green inspiration at the Craft-room.  Check out this lady in waterlillies!!

The base card and patterned papers are from Craft Creations.  I used my favourite image LOTV Magical Fairies Art Pad and added some Mowed Lawn DI.  The green frame is Cheery Lynn Emperor Swan die.  I stamped with LOTV Background Bits- Old Romance stamps and DI Mowed Lawn.  I added a bit of lace to the butterfly border paper.  That is one cool fairy.  

Joining the fun at
LOTV - Take Two
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 143 - Hot Time in the Summer 
Craft-room Challenge - Green Inspiration
Papertake Weekly Sketchie Free for All I used #74
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for your visit.  Have a great day.  Hugs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Hello.  Welcome.  There were many things I should have been doing tonight.  This wasn't one of them.  Ah, well........

Had some new Prima Dolls drop through the letter box today.  Meet Becky.  

I painted my ATC with Fresco Finish Rose paint then stamped with a ruler stamp from MME using DI Worn Lipstick.  Then I used a credit card, an old one, and black paint to make the lines.  I stamped Becky and then paper pieced using Crate Paper and Authentique patterned papers.  Two buttons and a star button for her hat.  I also used Wink of Stella clear on her hat, collar and the star to give her a bit more bling. 

Joining the fun at
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge 146 - Cute as a Button
7 Kids Challenge 104 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations July Challenge - Stamps and Glitter
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 113 - Summer Fun Cowgirls have fun all summer long

Thanks for your visit.  Hugs

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Signs Of Life

Hello.  Welcome.  So glad you could join me.  A special hi to Dangina who has just joined my lovely followers.  I value you one and all.  Big hugs all round.  

We have just had a little storm with a bit of thunder and lightning just to make it interesting.  Some rain as well.  The plants are really enjoying that.  It's cleared the air a little although it's still roasty toasty in my little crafty space.  Working on my entry for The Craft Barn Q&L challenge whilst also taking advantage of inspiration from Kate Yetter who has been wowing us over at PaperArtsy this week.  Here's mine....

I spritzed with dilute FF Peacoat and some orange paint.  I applied DI Walnut Stain through a mask, sent to me by LaVon, that she had cut with her Silhouette.   Thanks LaVon.  The script stamp is from Crafty Individuals.  The lady is from PaperArtsy LPC001 coloured with ColourBox Chalks.  The quote is from Albert Einstein.  I thought it went well with my lady, who looks like she has somewhere to go, and also covers both the Q&L words.  I added a doodled border that I have decided to call Signs Of Life.  

I liked it so much I made another one.  The same but different.  Using a stamp from LPC003 and another quote from Mr Einstein.  Did you know Einstein translates as 'one stone' in Norwegian??  The mind boggles........

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Thanks for dropping by.   Got to go and do a bit of work now.  It's a bit late but luckily it stays light till around 11o'clock still so I should be able to see the pesky thistles.  Take care.  Hugs

If I Lived On The Sun I Would Be Golden

Hello.  Welcome.  Midnight crafting, because it's too hot and my brain doesn't realise it's time to stop.  Cheery Lynn wanted to see gold or silver and I feel very gold at the moment.  Hot sunny days make me think of desert sand, the sun, golden fields of grain.  Then I started thinking that the people that live on the sun must be golden too.  Yeah, uh, right....  I told you it's hot here.  My little grey cell is being broiled.  Despite the temporary madness an idea did arise

I used the same Gold Stardream card for my base card, the Cheery Lynn Tiny Bubbles Border die cut and to stamp my Prima Doll in a Peasant Dress.  I did give her a very stylish gold wallpaper dress with lace trim and half pearl headband.  Then I went a little mad and sat for a while gluing the large bubbles, which have been cut from the bubble border, to make a background.  Crazy?  Yes.  But I like it

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 142 - Silver / Gold
Bunny Zoe's Crafts July Challenge - Bingo Middle Down, lace, pearls, die cut
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 113 - Summer Fun
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A Midsummer Challenge
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Dies and Punches

Thanks for your visit.  Back soon.  Hugs

Friday, 25 July 2014

Kraft CAS

Hello.  Welcome.  Feeling inspired and this is my second post today.  I was visiting the Joy Crafts blog the other day and came across this lovely card.   I wanted to try something similar but I don't have any white card at the moment that gives me such a lovely black that Liefs Ineke achieved.  So I resorted to some kraft I used the other day which did. 

So, kraft card stamped using black archival.  The flower stamp is Hero Arts Asian Elements.  The sentiment is a Kort og Godt stamp and translates as 'And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love'  1 Corinthians 13:13.   I added red rhinestones to the flower centers and doodled with a black pen.  

Joining the fun at
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 48 - Sheet Cake
Hero Arts - One Layer Challenge
Stampinback Challenge Juli - CAS

Thanks for you visit.  Love to hear what you are thinking or doing.  Off to feed the poor hot bunnies.  Hugs

Owl Be Seeing You

Hello.  Welcome.  I haven't been crafting much recently.  Quite honestly it's just too hot.  Yesterday it was 35C (95F) in the shade!  In the sun it was 45C (113F)!!!!!!   Welcome to Norway.  Me, the cat and the rabbits can't get enough shade.  Really hoping the temps will drop soon and maybe even a little rain???  Haven't seen much of that the last few months either.  Today, because it is temporarily a little cooler inside than out, I decided to try a few things I have been lazily thinking about.  

I have been following along over at the Dreamweaver blog where the last couple of weeks Lynell has been showing ways with the new owl dies and embossing pastes.  She is very open to ideas and has had lots of useful comments and suggested we try out a few of our own suggestions.  Great idea.  I suggested Iris Folding the large owl die so here's my take.  

I used Spellbinders large owl die to cut my aperture in silver card.  Not the best for photographing but looks great in the real.  For a change I was smart and using Tando Creative Bamboo Group stencil and Dreamweavers matte yellow embossing paste I added the perch and leaves.  I say I was smart because impatient crafter tried to 'save time' and ended up smudging one set of leaves beyond recognition.  So glad I hadn't done the iris folding.  So I started again and only ended up with a slight smudge which I have cunningly covered with the sentiment.  Hee hee.  By the by, I got the green paste by adding Pine Needles distress crackle paint to the yellow paste.  

Tah dah!!  Even more shiny papers cos we like to give the photographer a hard time!!  Me likey.  The papers are all from my stash.  I love iris folding with a bit of pattern and texture.  The sentiment stamp is from Crafty Individuals and I have inked my edges with VersaMagic Tea Leaves and DI Mowed Lawn

Joining the fun at
DREAM It Up - Stencils are to Die for
Country View Challenges - Stencil It
Tando Creative Challenges - Come Fly With Me
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hoping to get another couple of projects finished before it gets too hot in my little crafty space, although it is hotting up fast!  Take care.  Hugs

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Making The Simple Complicated

Hello.  Welcome.  The weatherman got it right!  We are melting.  Me and my furry friends.  Gotta feel sorry for the fur balls.  It's just too hot to be a bunny.  Even in the shade.  What really gets me is one throws itself down, flat out, and the others come and lay right on top so you end up with a pile of rabbits.  I keep expecting the one underneath to try and escape or die of heat stroke but it hasn't happened yet.  Bunnies do it together.   

It's time to check out the inspiration from PaperArtsy and this week Joanne Wardle made a balck and kraft CAS card.  Love it!  Mine?  Not so CAS.........

So working with a black base card and a kraft panel I used my most favouritest Cheery Lynn border die, Tiny Bubbles Border.  Then I stuck the kraft panel and the die cut onto the black base card.  Nice

I stamped flowers and stems using PaperArtsy JM34 and ELB04 using black archival ink and fussy cut.  I love this kraft paper.  Look at that lovely black.  It stamps so perfectly.   The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Subway Art Builders Create set.  And because I had abandoned the idea of CAS and single layers I decided to use a clear Wink of Stella all over my flowers.  Love the black and tan.....

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Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  Keep safe.  Hugs

Happy Little Chapie

Hello.  Welcome.  It appears summer has returned after being away for a couple of days and the weatherman says tomorrow it's going to be 30C.  Yippeee!  Here's a little result of some midnight crafting.......

I used MME Penny Lane as a base card.  The other papers are all DCWV.   I cut a circle using Sizzix dies.  The stamps are from PaperSmooches Cuteasaurus set.  

Joining the fun at
STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge 15
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spots and Dots

Thanks for your visit.  Have a great weekend.  Hugs

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Cherry Picking

Hello.  Welcome.  Just not enough hours in the day at the moment.  Had to fit in a couple of unscheduled hours cherry picking because the birds and the wasps are stripping the trees and we won't get a look in.  What with trying to get enough water to the vegetables to keep them alive and growing, feeding the rabbits and hens, keeping an eye on the chicks that are hatching as I type and now I have a load of cherries to do something with.  Busy, busy.  Crafting?  Maybe just a little snuck in between jobs.  

OK, over at PaperArtsy there are just too many gorgeous projects.  It's the same ever week.  If you haven't checked it out you should.  I really liked  Keren's stencil technique so here's my take.  

I used Pronty 30x30 Fantasy stencil and DI Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn.  I loved this stencil when I saw it but this is the first time I have used it.  It's got letters, so I says to myself, make sure you ink the back so the letters will be the right way round.  OK.  Did I?  Of course not!!  Ah well, call it ART lovey.....

I inked straight to a card but Keren had mounted her panel with a white border so I cut out a pleasing bit.  I also wanted to scale down a bit because my shrink plastic embellishment is quite tiny.....

I found a piece of paper in the scraps with a nice diagonal grid on and cut a tag.  I stamped the moth from PaperArtsy USNT4 in Mowed Lawn and covered with Wink of Stella.  I liked Keren's microscope slide so I wrapped the edges of my tag in silver foil tape and filled it with glossy accent.  Then added another moth stamped on Chatsworth paper and cut using PaperArtsy Moth die.  While waiting for GA to dry I stamped the moth onto clear shrink plastic, die cut, coloured with DI (colours see above), shrank and then painted the back with white acrylic.  It's only 1.5 x 2.5cm.  So cute

It all went together like this.  I decided it needed a hot pink mount and some scarf yarn.  That's what it says on the packaging.  Well actually it says Skjerfgarn, so next time you are in Norway and feel the overwhelming need to knit a scarf you know what to ask for LOL. 

Joining the fun at
Country View Challenge - Stencil It
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Start From Scratch 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let's Be Clear 

Thanks for your visit.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Hugs

Game On

Hello.  Welcome.  An extra special Hi to LaVon who has joined our merry little following.  So glad to have you along.  Despite the simple appearance of this ATC it did take a lot longer than it should of to put together.   I'm admitting this cos it sometimes seems that people throw 50 elements at the page and they all fall in perfect order and a wonderful project is born.  If you are one of those lucky people for whom design comes easy I am glad for you, and a little bit jealous.  

Over at Wicked Wednesday the theme was clouds.  The tricky bit came when I wanted to cover The Craft Barn Q&L challenge.  Not so much space on an ATC so I needed a quote that fitted, both the theme and the space.  I think I like the result.  Always nice to get out of the comfort zone. 

I used two Memory Box dies, Calm Countryside and Golf Club Landscape and pink and white card.  The quote is by the French Novelist Anatole France.  There wasn't space to write her name as well but I am starting to think it's a bit like the three monkeys and the typewriters.  Have I said this before??  Anyway, the theory was, now disproved, although how you prove or disprove this I do wonder!!!  Oh yes, the theory was that if you gave three monkeys, probably the three wise monkeys, typewriters and enough time they would eventually write the bible.  I think that must have been a bloke that thought that one up.  A woman wouldn't even waste time formulating such a stupid idea, or even wondering at the possibility.  The reason I mention this is because I am fairly sure that anything we say has already been said so either it's all quotes, or it's all new.  I mean, if someone said it already am I in breach of copywrite when I talk!!!  It's enough to make the midnight brain cell roll it's eyes in exasperation.

I was going to delete all that nonsense but maybe someone will agree, or disagree.  Maybe it will at least generate a comment or two.  Just in case the art doesn't.  LOL  ROFL  Oooof!

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Q&L Challenge - Path / Horizon
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge 144 - Clouds
7 Kids Challenge 103 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugs.  Oh, Teddy says thanks for all the lovely comments.  Although we mustn't let stardom go to his head.  Even as cute as that is. 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Meet Teddy

Hello.  Welcome.  A while ago I said I had new baby rabbits and Laura, hi Laura, asked to see pictures.  When they were born, quite honestly, they were ugly!  Blind and naked, and because most of this lot are white-ish they just weren't pretty.  But now they are gorgeous!!  Meet Teddy

He's a Lionhead rabbit.  It's really hot here at the moment and my furry friends aren't enjoying it.  Mostly they are just flat out.   I got Teddy out to sit with us in the shade and was expecting a bit of action but he just went and lay against the radio.  When I moved him he just went straight back to the radio.  Obviously he has musical bones

Here he is with his siblings.  Cute or what!!  More photo's soon.  I have another Lionhead litter but they are younger, at what I call the Volvo stage.  Long and rectangular looking.  They are starting to move around a bit now so soon they will fluff up and be just too gorgeous.  I'll try and get them to pose as well.  More difficult than photographing a card.  That said, maybe you came for some crafting??.........

Over at PaperArtsy Lin Brown made a lovely mini journal.  I loved the colours she used so decided to make a card in the same style.  At least that's where I started.........

I started by stippling three shades of yellow acrylic onto my card.  Lin was working on canvas and I wanted the appearance of texture on my flat card.

Then I stamped with Hero Arts Word Pops background stamp and Walnut Stain Distress ink

I used a flower stamp and white paint, but it was too detailed and I had to wipe it off quick.  Of course, I hadn't heat set the DI but luckily it didn't fair too badly.  My little accident happened bottom left but the script is still visible.   Then I resorted to PaperArtsy ELB04 stamp set with white acrylic.  Much better

More PaperArtsy stamps with black archival 

Then I got the doodle bug................

My card joining the fun at

Stamping Sensations - Summer Blooms
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Start From Scratch
Hero Arts - One Layer Challenge

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a lovely summer.  Or maybe for those on the other side it's winter!!  How bizarre......   Hugs

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Blue Blooms

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at PaperArtsy this week there are so many fab projects I wanted to try but time is running away again.  My friend Elin and I had a fabby fun time yesterday learning to make dichroic jewelry using an ingenious little oven you put in the microwave.  If you don't know what dichroic jewelry is have a search on ebay and you will find loads of people selling it cheap.  But where's the fun in that???   So after spending a few hilarious hours and the budget, and next months budget, and maybe more, we return home a few pendants richer and with the capacity to make our own.  More fun than a box of chocolate frogs.  

Sue made a frame but I wanted a card so I added IKEA black paper tape around the edges of a blue card and dry brushed with PaperArtsy FF Pea Coat.  And nothing happened!!  Cos Pea Coat is translucent.  Duh!!  Then I remembered Leandra says if you add an opaque to a translucent it becomes opaque so I added a little white and voila!   I had some paint left on the craft mat so I spritzed it with water and stamped flowers and flourishes from PaperArtsy ELB04

I added some more stamping to the background using stamps from PaperArtsy SM12 and Memento London Fog ink.  I stamped flowers and leaves from PaperArtsy ELB04 onto blue card using VersaMagic and Colourbox blur chalk inks and fussy cut.  I stamped and die cut a piece of the background card using PaperArtsy Spotty Dragonfly die and LPC022 stamp.  The sentiment is Kort og Godt stamps and reads 'congratulations, you aren't old, you have just been young a bit longer than many others'

The black resin flowers are Webster's Pages and I added a touch of gilding wax to make them less glossy

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Thanks for your visit.  Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  Hugs

Friday, 4 July 2014

Late, Early, Always Time For Cupcakes

Hello.  Welcome.  The mojo is with me.  Just need to find the time!  Can you believe it's July already??  Happy Independence Day to my US friends.  Hope you are partying.  Bigtime. 

Over at Joan's Touch Joan wants to see pink, green and white, a circle and flowers.  Yesterday I had a mail from my sister which included a pack of 80's Glam Sharpies.  One was called Jellie Pink and I thought that would be a fun colour for hair.  Last weeks challenge at The Greeting Farm was to case a designer and I liked this card by Marcy but got all discombobulated with time zones and well, time in general.  But it's a cute card so I decided to use it as a sketch.

I used a white card that came with hearts embossed on it.   Sorry about the shadow on the photo.  The glossy silver outlined flowers were giving me glare problems.  I cut a round aperture using Sizzix circle die and backed it with paper from Docrafts Shop til you Drop range.  Double Cupcake Anya from The Greeting Farm was stamped and coloured with Sharpies.  I also added Wink of Stella to the butterfly and cupcake frosting but I don't think that's showing.  The flowers are Papermania stickers from the Fun Cats sheet

I cut the corners using shaped scissors and added a ribbon and another of the flower stickers.  The aperture has been tinted with VersaMagic Pink Petunia and Perfect Plumeria and I added 3 green rhinestones to the butterfly

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Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a great day.  Hugs

We Wish You A Merry Merry

Hello.  Welcome.  Personally I think it's a little bit crazy.  Christmas in July.  But blogland is full of it and so I thought I'd join the madness.  Bwahahahahahahahahahaha........

I used an image from LOTV Winter Wonderland art pad.  I cut Cheery Lynn Southern Charm Valance twice from silver glitter card.  I cut one to remove the flourishes and attached it to the bottom of the image.  The other I stuck to the top of the image.  I embossed a piece of white card with Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder and highlighted the snowflakes with clear wink of stella.  I added some silver ribbon to each corner and mounted on a silver base card.   I used silver stickers for the sentiment

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 139 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 183 - Let's Get Sentimental

Thank for your visit.  Have a very merry merry.  Hugs

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Ahoy Me Hearties

Hello.  Welcome.  Today was a very happy mail day.  I got some lovely tag dies I won as candy at Meghan's blog.  I got a large package from my lovely sister.  Sharpies, a frog tea strainer (very cute), a lovely pillow cover and some knickers.  She says you owe it to yourself to have nice knickers and I think last time she visited she wasn't impressed with some of the ones hanging on the line.  It always makes me laugh now when I hang out the laundry.   I also got my June Card Chain Challenge card from Jan, all the way from Alaska!!  Love it.  Such fantastic colours.  If you want to see it and all the other cards which have whizzed around the planet this month you need to check out the full reveal over at Society of Stampaholics.  But before you go, here's the card I sent to Monica

I used a blue base card and added a triangle of MME patterned paper.  I ran a piece of embroidery thread along the top of the triangle.  The phrase along the bottom is from a Crafty Individuals background paper.  The pirate and chest are Kadoodle stamps coloured with Promarkers and some Wink of Stella clear.  The friendship phrase stamp is from Crafty Individuals and I added some blue rhinestones. 

If you want to join the fun at CCC this month you will find the link here and there is an added incentive this month.  In addition to getting a card there's also a chance to win a Hampton Art stamp set.  Win win anyway you look at it.  

Joining the fun at
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - By The Seaside 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - Layers 
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday June 2014 

Thanks for your visit.  Hope you are having a great week.  Hugs

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Playing With Scary Monster

Hello.  Welcome.  If you been here before you may have picked up the fact that me and my sewing machine, aka Scary Monster, don't always see eye to eye.  So exactly why I decided to make a fabric tag eludes me temporarily.  Maybe it was the Tag It theme at Crafty Individuals combined with the Fabric theme at Eclectic Paperie.  Or maybe it was the bundle of 20 x 20cm squares of fabric IKEA have started selling.  OK, they are 20 x 20 but you are getting a lot of fabric for your pennies.  My bundle contained a couple of plain squares and my first thought was Oh!  Followed by Yes!  What can you do with a 20cm square?  You can cut it in half and make a tag!!

I started by cutting it in half and sewing the two halves together.  Scary Monster liked this idea.  I added a piece of chunky wool at this stage, a usually forgotten detail that I immediately regretted!  I applied gesso with a metal scrapper, two layers, leaving a bit of texture with the second layer.  I wrapped some paper around the wool to protect it from the paint.  See, maybe I should have waited with the wool.  I added PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Butternut leaving some white space.  I was going to go Rose, but again the wool is going dictate a little.  I stamped with CI bird stamp and VersaMagic Jumbo Java

I added some pieces ripped from various CI background papers and roughly sewed them to the tag.  Then I dry brushed some gesso to bring it all together.  Hopefully.......

Stamped with some stamp and postmark stamps in black Archival

Didn't like this so added another layer of CI background paper which I stamped and embossed with CI Oriental Fans stamp.  Scary Monster starting to protest about the layers and also the hours.  Crafting after midnight, strange mojo flying by.....

This was going to be the seagull on a suitcase stamp but somehow these guys got in the picture.  Its CI Penguins coloured with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Limelight.  The flowers are PaperArtsy JM34 coloured with FF Pansy and Limelight and fussy cut.  The greeting is a Kort og Godt stamp and the arrow paperclips came from IKEA.  

Joining the fun at
Crafty Individuals - Tag It
Eclectic Paperie Eplay Challenge - Fabric 
7 Kids Challenge 102 - Anything Goes 
Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #76 - Flowers 

Thanks for your visit.  Have a great day.  Hugs