Sunday, 27 May 2012



Well it has been about two weeks since I last posted and boy a lot has happened in two weeks in Tuck Towers.  I wont bore you with the details but a couple of things have rocked me to my core, so much so I have taken a week off work starting from Tuesday to get my head straight.................So not like me.

Anyway what have I been up to too?  My ability to craft is definitely affected by my emotions so not a lot has been happening in the my little space.  Having said that I have made a few bits and pieces.

One of my good friend has a birthday this week, so a wee card was on the agenda.  Pity I never managed to get it in the post on time. But to be honest she would be surprised if I did. She is the editor of Craft Stamper & Scrap 365, so no pressure then.

Made using glossy card stock, alcohol inks, Tim stamp and a die cut flourish a flower from somewhere or another..

I made this for someone I work with who sadly lost her Dad recently. Used: Ranger paints, Dys lovely stamps, wings die cut from Tim, chit-chat stickers, a dab of rock candy crackle paint, bit of ideology and job done.  She seemed to like which I was really happy about.

Next up a paperbag mini book for another person I work with occasionally who has just had a little boy

Assorted papers and card stock, nice little memory book.

Thanks for looking I hope you have seen something you liked.
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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Things you can do with a Tissue!!!


I have been messing around with Paints, inks, wax and tissues today..........................You what tissues I hear you say.

Well this time last year I was a wee bit poorly.  I had a disc removed from my spine (neck) and replace with a artificial one and was off work for a while.  So as you do when you are a crafter I was browsing through a copy of Craft Stamper and found a project by the amazing Hel's Sheridan were she stamped on a tissue and used wax to attach to a canvas.  Well having really disliked using wax on a mini Ranger U  weekend at AFTH in Harrogate I thought this is so not going to work, but I had to have a play..............Loved it so much when i finished that it went up on my wall and not in the cupboard of doom and the project was also featured in October 11 CS under the section about designers that inspire you. Go Hel's

Anyway I digress.

This weekend I have been quite low and wanted to something to lift me. Clicked on Hel's Sunday Stamper challenge this morning and the theme was Brown and Blue.

I love Dylusions sayings stamp, them make me smile and remind me of Dy so much.  So what better way to lift me then a canvas made of the lady's sayings and my fav colours tooooooooooooo.

What did I do

Separate a 2 ply tissue into 2  pieces (discard one of them) and stamp with whatever stamps you want onto the other.  I used Archival coffee ink
Cover a canvas board with paint (I used 3 different colours)and stamp directly onto it to create layers with archival ink  (I didn't use this  particular canvas in the end, but you get the point).

Place the stamped tissue onto the canvas and cut to shape, leaving a small border to wrap around the  back.  Cover the tissue with thin layers of  melted wax and use a heat tool to keep the wax melted until you have the depth of wax you want.  There is no right or wrong amount of wax to use.  Add any metal findings, flowers in fact any thing you want whilst the wax is still wet.
Leave to dry and buff with a towel to create a shine.

These were the products i used to create my mini canvas to make me smile.

This is the one that was featured in CS (loving my little Buddha head made out of UTEE)