Sunday, 18 January 2015


I had a lovely day yesterday at the first Craftanoon of the year, which is held at a community centre in Caringbah.  Twelve hours of crafting from 10am - 10pm!!!  Well, not quite .... I got there a little late and we left to come home around 9pm.  By the time we have dinner (take-away pizza) I've run out of puff and am more than happy to pack up and head off.

So, what to take?  I try to make a list and take only what I need, although sometimes I realise I should have packed "X" and just have to make do.  Yesterday, I knew I had to make some ATCs for a swap that is due to be posted by tomorrow!  I'm good at waiting 'til the last minute to make deadlines!  I won't show you these until I know the recipients have received them, otherwise it spoils the surprise!

So, what did I make?

I thought I would make a tag using one of my new stamps from Visible Image
"Tala Catching Dreams Set".  

I started by cutting a tag from Coulture Creations "Plaid & Music" and distressed around the edges.  I then sponged around the edges with 'pumice stone' Distress Ink.  I inked up the word 'believe' in 'peeled paint' Distress Ink and stamped it in the bottom corner.  I also inked up the symbol in 'vintage photo' Distress Ink, stamping it off once for a faded look.  The postage image you can see was part of the 'Plaid & Music" paper.  For a little more background, I stamped a bit of splatter (SU "French Foliage") using both green and blue inks.

Next I cut another tag from ivory cardstock and coloured around the edges with 'peeled paint' Distress Ink. I then spritzed it with water to age it.

I stamped Tala onto white cardstock, fussy cut her and coloured her with watercolour pencils.   A paper tab was stapled onto the bottom tag before attaching the top tag at an angle and Tala was popped onto dimensionals.

This tag is also my entry in the following challenges:

Tagalong - postcards/letters
Craft Stamper - take a stamp

Thanks for coming to look.  I'll be back again soon with a couple of other things that were made at yesterday's Craftanoon.

Happy Crafting!!!


  1. A perfect tag for the Tag Along Blog challenge, Helen! I love how you age your pieces--so effective! Wish I could join you at the day-long get togethers!

  2. What a cute image! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  3. Love your distressed tags. Your crafty session sounds fun. Hugz

  4. Love her, thank you for joining in at the Take it, Make it Challenge xxx


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