Friday, 27 July 2012

Glad this is done!!!

Happy Friday evening everyone,

I'm so glad this is finally done, my Tim Tag for July - yeah!  I have not been looking forward to this one I can tell you.
Don't get me wrong, I love doing this challenge but, this month has been really hard work for me.  It's not my favourite tag (Sorry Tim!).

I didn't know where to start with it at all!  I didn't have the stamp that Tim had used and nothing in my stash came close.  Normally that wouldn't faze me, but this time I couldn't think of anything, I had no inspiration at all - my mojo had taken the day off I think.

Not having a clue where I was going with this, I gathered all my supplies together and made a start.
It was fun with the alcohol inks, but unfortunately I didn't have a can of compressed air, so I made do with a plastic straw and a lot of huffing and puffing.
Great technique, but I wasn't too happy with my results, even after a couple of attempts.  I'm now on the look out for a can of compressed air so I can give it another go.  Tim made it look so easy.

Here's my finished tag ....

I stuck to Tim's colours and overall Tag design and added a few of my own bits - extra stamping on the actual tag,  some bunting and a little more baker's twine.
The stamps I've used are ..... the Union Jack from the Indigo Blu 'Pomp and Pageantry' set and 'Firework Frenzy' from Butterfly Kisses. 

Because of all we have to celebrate at the moment over here in the UK, I suppose this challenge should have been easy for me.  I'm afraid my heart wasn't in it this time though.   However  I did get a result in the end.  Well, I couldn't miss one out could I.
I promise I'll try harder with the next one.  Roll on August's Tag.

I've had a little helper around the house today.  Isn't it strange how housework and cooking are so much more fun when a 22 month old joins in ......

He's fast asleep in bed now, the little angel.  I can put my feet up and relax, with a well deserved glass of something red, full bodied and Italian.

Cheers everyone!

Thanks for popping by.  Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you all again next week.


The weekend starts here


  1. ...a super take on Tim's July Tag Linda, yep not an easy one at all but you've pulled it out of the bag at the eleventh hour, well done...and so cool to have a little helper...have a super weekend...Mel :)

  2. Hi Linda, Love the tag, I think you have done a good job - haven't done mine yet!
    Your Grandson looks a real treasure, Enjoy.
    Organised to record the IndigoBlu show this time, look forward to seeing the samples.
    Have a great wekend.
    Avril xx

  3. Hi Linda, you are certainly not alone this month, I think most of us struggled with this one, for me not least of which all that huffing and puffing for art! I love yours though and your background has worked really well, I love that background fireworks type stamp. Aah, he is so sweet..........A x

  4. Love the tag. I think you have done a fab job! Xxx


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