Well, with around a week to spare, I have completed my tag for this month's Twelve Tags of 2012 Challenge, hosted by the incredible Mr Tim Holtz. Month after month, he comes up with a new tag to delight and challenge us ever eager crafter's ! This month Tim has asked us to dig out those embellishments we all love to hoard. you can see his gorgeous creation here. I've recently been having a lot of fun with my 'Instant Rust' kit and have quite a stash of rusted bits bobs which occasionally find their way onto a project. The theme for this months tag has presented me with an ideal opportunity to use some of them. I also couldn't resist using the little 'Frozen Charlotte'. I don't have any of those lovely Shadow Press embossing folders that Tim has used, so I've substituted that element, with a Movers and Shapers die cut word. To make it stand out I cut one in black card and slightly offset it before adhering to the back of the die cut patterned paper. I raised it up with dimensional tape to further enhance the shadow effect.
So that's it for May, I wonder what Tim will have in store for June? Mmmmmmm! x
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.