Welcome to the TIO challenge. I am pleased to see you here. Every other Wednesday, I shall dare you to dream up a tag, and will come and look at your blog. I am really looking forward to it.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

TIO #45 - 3D Metallic Mode

Ok, Janet, you asked for something less fluffy and here we go!!!

This week, Dragon has gone really grungy!!! I have used a little wooden box and paper pieces to be in metallic mode so that is your challenge this week. Use anything you like but make it look metallic and make it 3D. I used one of my little cog stamps, but it does not show up with all that grunge!!! Please try to use at least one stamp...

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

TIO #44 - Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

Ok, here we go again and only just in Wednesday but I am on my honeymoon, even if at home!!!! We have been to Bolsover Castle today and Freddie pushed me around in a wheelchair cos I can't walk very far just now!!!! So there we have it... heart and soul, your theme for this week... We had a lovely day so please dream your tag around this idea with at least one real stamp!! ENJOY

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

TIO #43 - Scene in the Garden

The Scene for my Handfasting

OK!!! It's not a tag, but I have had an operation and been delirious with a tummy-type virus over the weekend, til Tuesday. So, my challenge to you this week is to make a garden scene... my photo is of the place where Freddie and I will be handfast - married in the ancient way, by the binding of our hands together and swearing of our vows. Awww!! Please forgive me, then, for not doing a tag, but please indulge me with your wonderful wedding presents of tags galore !!!!!  (a stamp would be good, too, please!!) ENJOY...
Huge Hugs

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

TIO #42 - Acetate and Alcohol

Here we go with another fabulous guest challenge from  Wanda

Since last week, I have been in and out and had my knee surgery!!! Oh boy, is this difficult so I won't be long!!! More a different time... tee hee

Wanda has set a wonderful dream this week, to use acetate and alcohol in your dreams, including at least one real stamp as always... so here she is -

Hi, my name is Wanda. I live not far from the beautiful North Wales Coast, out in the hills not far from the Colwyn Bay. I love living here though it is a bit off the beaten track if you don’t drive; luckily I do. My husband and I run a boarding cattery here which keeps us very busy, especially in the season, so we find it hard to take holidays together. My love of crafts goes back to when I was just three years old and my grandmother taught me to knit, then later on to sew, using her treadle sewing machine. I spent a lot of time with her. I have crafted all my life mostly knitting, crochet, and sewing, and a little photography and drawing (badly). I discovered card-making about five or six years ago when I was home bound owing to illness. I was due to look after my (then) nine year old grand-daughter for a couple of weeks and went into my local craft shop to look for inspiration. I came home laden with an assortment of materials. I have found the crafting community to be a very generous, helpful group and I have learned so much from others. Very soon, after making quite a few ill advised purchases, I discovered rubber stamps and the rest is history. I love building up my collection of stamps. My favourite style is grungy and messy. I like putting inks down on paper and creating my own backgrounds from plain cardstock or paper. I enjoy using the brayer and then creating scenes from the backgrounds I have made.

I hope my tag inspires you and I look forward to seeing what you create with the theme “Acetate and Alcohol! The idea is that you use acetate and alcohol in your creation, although it’s not such a bad idea to have a little drink – just to help keep the creative juices flowing! You could use alcohol inks, as I have done, or an alcohol related stamp, be it a wine bottle, beer or wine glass, or a wine label. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Have fun!


So my lovely dreamy friends, just enjoy and forgive me if I do not appear as often as possible!! I WILL publish your posts as frequently as I can... Wanda is off to a Stamp Addicts retreat this weekend, lucky girl, so she will catch up as an when!!!! ENJOY

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

TIO #41 - Steampunk Influences

Another week and another dream!! Well, we have had florals and riverside idylls, moonlight, butterflies and roses!!! All very beautiful and inspirational.  So this week, I want you to dream differently!!! industrial and steampunk, cogs, wheels and machines!!! Your challenge is steampunk influence, with at least one real true inky stamp!!! ENJOY!!!

My knee op has been brought forward to THIS SATURDAY 5th June, so wish me luck everyone!!! I am NOT looking forward to it but need it to be done... so yey!!! I have a wonderful Rainbow Friend challenging you next week!!! So I hope you will support her...

Come back later to see who has won the blogaversary stash... I will add the name to this post later today when I have checked that I have ALL the names of people who have taken part... good luck!!
OK... the blogaversary candy winner is number 13 - unlucky for some but not
Well done Faye, let me have your address by email and I will get the parcel of goodies to you after my op!!!!!