Friday, August 30, 2013

New tag supplies, 2 challenges

Woopeee!!  I been shopping! I spent last weekend with a group of awesome ladies who just happen to be some of the best scrapbookers I know.  We were at an event held in Nelson and I will blog about that in another post.  There just happened to be a “shop” set up in the crop room and I have to admit I did indulge, just a little.


Among the goodies is a stack of Prima Tags and a Prima art doll stamp.  I had not realised how long the stamps were and was pleased to see the tags that were obviously designed to accommodate them.  They are 2” longer than the ones I usually use.

So, I have to challenges that I will enter my tag for.  The Craft Room theme is “New” and Debi has asked us to use a new technique, new media or perhaps new product. Anything new counts.  I think I ticked that box, lol.

Dragons Dream Tag It On have a theme of Orange, Nature and time.  Of course we need to use at least one stamp on our tag.  I ticked that box too, lol.


New Tag, New Stamp, New Stickers, New Flowers.  I paper pieced the top and skirt and cut the title using my Cameo.  I used my Distress Ink Pens to colour her hair and shoes.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I have been up to.  Watch this space for a post on Scrapfest By The Sea ……coming soon.

Cheers, Esther  xoxo

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Craft Room Bingo Challenge

Over at The Craft Room there is a Bingo Challenge.  Just choose 3 elements in a row and go for gold.

I have chosen Flower / Stencil / Kraft and because I find tags such an easy size to work with, I came up with not one, but three.  Go me, lol


Thanks fro stopping in – do pop on over to The Craft Room to see what the others have been up to with this fun challenge.

Cheers, Esther  xoxo

Saturday, August 10, 2013

TIO #147–Waste/Rubbish / Male / Chipboard

Before I go any further I just want to say a big thank you to the team at Dragons Dream Tag It On for naming me in the Dreamboat 3 (even if there were 4 of us, lol) for the #145 Challenge – Vintage, Flowers & Texture.  You can see the original post here.

So …  on to the latest tag challenge.


I cut my tag from some waste chipboard that I had and embossed it with the cuttlebug.  I then inked with Vintage photo and added splashes of Broken China and Shabby Shutters.

My image is a Sullivans stamp and I decided to to a male version of all the beautifully paper-pieced Prima Doll Stamps that are all the rage right now.  I like the way it turned out and I was able to use a few scraps of patterned paper I should have thrown out ages ago.  I broke off the un-used end of a toothpick for the golf tee and added a bead for the ball.  I punched some scrap chipboard covered in tin foil for the sentiment and placed that on some Prima wooden trim that the puppy had got hold of and chewed the end off (Bad Puppy!)   Saved me throwing that away too, hehe.  I added the tab off my son’s soft drink can and there ya have it!

I really had fun with this one!

Cheers, Esther  xoxo