Friday, October 21, 2011

bird cage tag

Wanted to share some pictures of a tag that I made for the bird cage swap at Frankie's last month. I hadn't heard from the person that my tag went to that she had received it but decided she must have gotten it or I would have heard otherwise.
I used the Tim Holtz (TH) tag die to cut the tag then embossed it with a TH folder after using the wrinkle free distress technique to color it. The birdcage and bird are cut using the bird cage die and colored with the silver Adirondack® Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber. Bird is colored with fired brick distress ink.
the floral ribbon is colored with Broken China Distress Stain and a silver dew drop placed in the center before gluing it to the birdcage. The sentiment is from TH and stamped on cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder then cut using a Stampin Up! punch. There is glass glitter "bird seed" in the little bottle.
I embellished the tag hole with Fun Fur and added a Word Stick, a key and a fob I made from a bead. The mulberry roses were tipped with Broken China Distress Stain.

Hope to be home next week from Spain and get settled in a bit so I can start playing in my craft room again by Thursday or Friday! I have enjoyed all the travels but since the first of September until now is a long time without all my toys to play with. Looking forward to creating lots of fun things that I have running around in my head. More later!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WOYWW and Chris's challenge on the Christmas Card Club

Thought I would share a couple cards with the WOYWW this week for the Christmas Club Challenges. The fortnight before last Chris challenged us to do whatever we wanted to so I made a card using Stampin' Up! products. I love the classic colors and Christmas trees and I used the products from last year that are not available this year! I have decided I have to start using the stash that I have accumulating in the studio!

This fortnight Claire wanted some embossing with blue and silver and hopefully I can sneak this card in and make it count for the challenge. I love this little snowman globe and used a little silver glitter before covering the whole globe with glossy accents.

Thought I would share a couple more pictures this week from Mallorca. Love the food and the way it is displayed ie:

cafe con with milk:

My husband, Chuck, in front of the pastry shop in Palma

Anyway thats it for today. I still have about 10 days here in Spain and will try to post again when I have internet access. If you would like to check at WOYWW or the Christmas Card Club click on the links on the side bar and any of us will share with you what it is all about. Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I have internet access today and thought that I would post WOYWW this week. I don't have a desk to show you because I am in Spain enjoying a holiday while my husband attends The European Severe Storms Conference in Palma de Mallorca. If you haven't had the chance to go to Mallorca, Spain I strongly encourage you to do so. I know that very few of my friends in the USA have even heard of Palma but it is a vacation spot for a lot of the European Community. The people here are so friendly and there is so much to do and see on this island in the Mediterranean Ocean!

I thought I would share a couple pictures of the sights I have seen since arriving here and maybe a picture of a toilet paper roll book I made the night before coming overseas.

First picture is of the Castello Bellver. Unfortunately it was night and none of the ones of unlighted outside turned out very well.

This castle is one of the first European round castles. This is a view of the interior of the castle. They had a 'mixer' at the castle for the conference participants and had a group of traditional dancers come and entertain! I was really impressed with the musical skills of the young man who played the drums and the flute like instrument at the same time!!
I went to visit the Catedral o la Seu yesterday and took a lot of pictures of it and the Palau de l'Almudaina which is the residence of the medieval monarchs of Mallorca. Now days they have a much nicer mansion outside the city!
The cathedral:
The palace:

Last pictures are the photo book I made using a toilet paper roll core. I covered the cardboard with Christmas papers and made sliding 'pages' of card stock that I also covered with the same family of Christmas paper. The tabs are made using the Tim Holtz die and the sentiment was a TH stamp!

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