19 February 2013

Hearts ruling heads!

Apologies for not having been around again for a couple of days and welcome back to my little patch of Blogland. Your company is really appreciated. Needed to get some crafting done and then yesterday I was lucky enough to go to Stitches courtesy of another crafting genius HERE - hmm,  I know. Everyone thought it was mad to attempt it post-op but the show was incredible and I wouldn't have missed it for the world, especially having been so well looked after.

Highlights? Lots of masks/stencils, paints, crackle and new dies. Mixed media and journalling are definitely huge, as is quilting (I can hear you cheering Sunshine Girl:) And the who's who of people there is way to long to list, but I got to meet up with the incredible Brenda Brown who is every bit as wonderful in real life as she is on-line. And talk about talented - you NEED to see her work HERE. More of that later together with some very special gifts and an honour. Now you have come to see some artwork I suspect, so...

This is my version of Tim's February Tag. Remember, I am doing panels this year. Like everyone else I didn't have most of the elements required but inspiration struck once the background was completed (Jenni Bowlin Chili Pepper mist/DI Fired Brick/DS Tarnished Brass/DI Walnut Stain.)

Without the requisite stamp I turned to one from my stash (containing the image of a male) and so I changed the gender. This made everything fall into place, especially when Tim's Bingo folder came up trumps. Talking of which, a huge thank you Linda Coughlin for including the red felt heart and chipboard crown in my latest order from her fabulous shop, the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Firstly let me show off these mini hearts. Guess what? Shrink plastic in the Melt Pot covered in Fired Brick Distress Paint, Treasure Gold and Glossy Accents!

The cards were layered a la Tim, coloured with Distress Inks and Markers. The Co-ordinations cardstock was embossed with Fired Brick swiped inside it (letterpress style.)

And who's the king of my heart? My OH of course who has been even more amazing (if that were possible) recently. I'm not telling why this number is significant but it was created from embossed metal foil, Vintaj Patinas and Archival Ink.

Now, I don't want this post to go on for another four hours for your sakes, so can I say to Gita and Keren thank you so much for your award - I will follow the rules on my blog later this week. And now another huge thank you to the following people for being such wonderful, kind and generous friends.

I mentioned Anne's card last time and here it is for you to admire as much as I did.

A stunning card (my parents couldn't believe you'd created every element by hand) a selection of die cuts, a really sweet image and some gorgeous vintage lace arrived today from Annie.

And then yesterday Brenda surprised me with the most beautiful tag, my first Pan Pastels, the new TH die cuts, a mini canvas and a lovely card from Becca who I am thrilled to hear is continuing to improve. Long may that continue and may you get the success you richly deserve when you take your exams.

Yep, I am the luckiest girl in the world and feel truly blessed to have such caring, sharing friends in cyberspace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now, it remains for me to remind you that there is a new challenge starting tomorrow at Frilly and Funkie so please check it out. That's it from me you'll be pleased to hear so take great care of yourselves you special people. Huge hugs, Jenny xxx


  1. What a fabulous tag Jenny, Tim is inspiring us all to do our own thing I think this time lol. I love your pops of colour with the patinas. It sounds like you had a fab time at Stitches, but it's time to put your feet up again now :-) xx

  2. Jenny, this tag is amazing! Love your take on Tim's tag and that 47 pop of color! So you had a meeting with Brenda! Isn't she just a sweetheart! We got to meet over the summer when she was in CA! Love meeting blogger friends! Hugs!

  3. Oh! My! Goodness! another Stunning piece of Art Work. I just love how you get everything together to create such fabulous creations.
    The cards you received are wonderful. You are obviously feeling so much better going by the wonders you are producing.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  4. Fantastic tag--the colours are amazing together.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  5. GlAd you had a fab time, now rest for you! Love your take on tims tag, fab hugs trace x

  6. Your panel is beautifully rich, opulent and tactile Jenny, such a wonderful take on Tim's tag.
    Enjoy your pressies and sit down for a while lol.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  7. Love your rich colours and detail. glad you had such a great trip out but do take it easy. xx Flora

  8. Good morning, my ever so slightly mad friend.
    This tag is fabulous, as always, so many different techniques, really inspirational.
    Please rest!!!
    Rosie x

  9. Morning Jenny, So glad you had a brill time at Stitches courtesy of your friend, make sure you rest up today ha ha.
    Your panel take on Tim's tag is absolutely gorgeous, I love the colours. The cards and goodies from your friends are beautiful.
    Well done to your OH for looking after you so well.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. What a fabulous tim tag, Jenny!

  11. Hi Jenny, I don't think you were mad for going at all, I bet it did you the world of good. It now makes sense, your friend left a message on my blog, so I have joined her as she has only got a few followers and I saw that you had joined her too. Saw the pic of you over on Brenda's blog too, so now I know what you look like! Love your take on Tim's tag, it is so rich and opulent looking - and gorgeous. Take care! Hugs, Anne x

  12. Love your version of Tim's piece. The dimensional hearts are gorgeous as is the colour. Tracy x

  13. Wonderful tag Jenny. The colours are superb. Aren't crafty friends the best on the planet when it comes to surprises. Fantastic array of crafty cards and goodies. Hugs Rita xxx

  14. Stunning panel, Jenny! Love your take on it! And what great treasures you did get! Hugs, Sandra

  15. Wow this is fantastic, I dont wonna miss this blog anymore - you are such a great inspiration, therefore I would love to becom a follower! Thank you for sharing this wonderful card, just amazing!

  16. Your tag looks fantastic, great details and texture.

  17. Love your tag and glad to hear you are on the mend and crafting lots! Told you that shrink plastic in UTEE was addictive didnt I! I went to Stitches too but on Monday - wasnt it all just so lovely - are you going to the Hobbycraft show there in March?

  18. Beautiful tag you made and thanks for reminding me about Tim's challenge, almost forgot about it again!
    Lovely gifts and cards you got!
    Take care!
    Hugs, Elenor

  19. What a fabulous fabulous fabulous take!!! I love your images and color and the bold 47! Gorgeous! I loved seeing your photo on Brenda's blog...you are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful gifts as well...makes us all jealous!

  20. So glad to see you are on the mend Jenny! Your tag is wonderful. The cards and gifts are a great testament to how much you give to others' blogs. Hope you are taking it easy. Nicola x

  21. Fabulous take on Tim's Tag Buttons... Love the elements & texture you have used, Great colours, So glad to hear you are on the mend, Take care... Hugs May x x x

  22. What a fabulous tag Jenny! Love love love the colours and the accents that just 'pop'! Looks like you had lots of fun at the Stitches. I was there on Sunday and really enjoyed it too :). It's such a great thing to properly meet someone you know fro blogland, isn't it, and Brenda is one of the sweetest ladies ever! Big hugs from me xxx

  23. What a wonderful post Jenny. I am so glad that so many good things are happening for you. Fabulous art and lots of inspiration and gorgeous stuff to play with . Don't think it gets any better for a crafer extrodinaire :)

  24. Hi Jenny, Your Panel is so original, I have never tried shrink plastic in the melt pot so you have taught me something and I love the patina number. There are some lovely cards here for a lovely person. Hugs Mo

  25. WOW!!! I am speechless! This is AWESOME!!! I adore this and wish I could make something like it. I know many people get scared of using red but I love it and every element of this tag is amazing - beautifully done! Lots of love from Laura xxxxxxxx

  26. Ooooh lah lah! Loving your take on Tim's tag, and what wonderful mail from Annie & Brenda!


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