will soon be Spring. Must be an "age thing" cos, I dont know, I HATE cold weather, does my
We all make such luscious tags - and some of them are too intricate, or too nice to put on a card or
put away - so why not make some tag notebooks. They make nice gifts and if you sell your
work they always do well. I varnish mine with a spray varnish and then go over them again with
a thick water based brush on decoupage varnish. Also I use PVA Wood Glue to stick on - the
one from Wilkinsons - its sticks metal and allsorts and dries nice and clear. The ribbons just give
that different touch.
Now this next one is the latest thing - it is a Wendy Vecchi art thing - they are a cross
between MDF and chipboard and are great to use. I did this for the Hatters but had read
the challenge wrong and it should have been an ATC!
After I stuck the collage bits and bobs on I covered it with resin - its great stuff and sets so
clear and shiney - didnt have a scrap of a problem with it. I used Envirotex - very easy to use
and highly recommend it.
Then dressed it up with the broken jewellery and a flattened bottle top - the eye is from
Once Upon a Stamp artcaps line.
We went to look at the cutting machine again (see previous post) but it didnt find its
way into our shopping basket.
However - Miz Roof and I did buy up a storm at our other favourite craft shop - and also at our
other "hunting ground" which is an antique place. It is an Aladdins Cave of stuff -
and we found some fantastic old adverts which I am going to use in my
mixed media thing (see previous post).
You know how you just need one little thing to trigger off a whole range of ideas
well the adverts were that one little thing - and I will be using them in a really
different way, which I think you will possibly want to try.
I had a lovely birthday last week - Miz Roof bought me loads of stuff and Miz Diane and the
Holy See bought me a wonderful cog die and I have also ordered that Rosette die
that I have been umming and ahhing over for a while. Another friend CeeBee bought
me luxury tea for two at Beauvale Priory - I mean how fab is that! That was an ace gift
and so unusual.
Miz Diane and I went walking on Wednesday - bloody hell it was treacherous - I went
all my length and she was doubled up in laughter. Then about 30 seconds later down
she went - and yes I laughed! On the way back we pass a pub thats being
renovated and we always look through the windows to see how its going on - you know how you
press your face right to the window and cup your hands either side of your head - well we did that
and unbeknown to us, its actually now a house and this man was sitting eating his dinner
looking back at us!!!