Tuesday, 31 March 2015


So, Toffee And Lace. How hard could it be...but...I REALLY had to think about this one and I'm not really sure why. I was determined to find an alternative way to include the lace theme as I'm not really a lacey person as a rule. I decided to use a lacey leaf stamp set I've had for ages and I hope that will be okay.

In the end I decided to break out my alcohol inks. I used Butterscotch (for the toffee element), Terracotta and Willow to create a background by splodging them on a glass mat and swiping the tag through the ink. I used what was left on the mat to colour some seam binding. I then stamped an assortment of butterflies in black Archival Ink. Once that was dry I overstamped lacey leaves in gold and then over that I stamped the words Le Papillon and some smaller lacey leaves in white. I really love how it turned out. I edged the tag with black ink and left it at that.

you can see the gold better in this picture

I think I might just about squeak in for this challenge. Must do better next time.


Monday, 30 March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015


Another great challenge over at DragonsDream and I have set myself the additional challenge that I can only use stuff from my scrap box (sooooo many scraps; so little time :oD) so this is what I came up with

The image and sentiment are from a great set by Viva Las Vegas Stamps. The sentiment cracks me up every time I see it. I chose to stamp them onto Kraft card and coloured the image with Prisma Pencils.

I tore around the image to reveal the white core and edged the tag with white paint. I also stamped my sentiment in white and heat embossed it just to tie in the theme a bit more. I hemmed and hawed a bit when it came to adding the number element so I was pleased to find I had a piece of kraft paper with numbers on in my scrap box AND I found this cute staple with the word "Giggles" on it. Seemed appropriate so on it went.

HAD to use a bulldog clip for the top again. I really like that and it seemed to balance the tag as well as tying in with the silver staple quite nicely. Job done. Can't wait to make the next one now. I think I'm hooked.