Monday, 13 September 2010

Creative Craft World Autumn theme and DT call (edited)

Hi all

Friday we celebrated Eid with the whole family - 13 children all in one house at the same time!!! Needless to say by the end of the day I was frazzled lol!! Will come and add some photo's (in a separate post) later on along with the other tags in my tag book ;-)

Over on Creative Craft World our new challenge starts today and the theme has been set by the "big boss, Lou", she has picked my favourite season of Autumn!

All the DT were given an image to play with from our sponsor this week Robyn's Fetish and funnily enough we have all gone down the spooky route with this cute "5 pumpkins on a gate digi.

I am going to have to come back later and add the details and the other tags to this post (**Edited to say I have done it now).

All the tags were were coloured using loads of inky fun using TH Distress Inks in faded jeans, peeled pain, fired brick, dried marigold, wild honey, rusty hinge and Adirondack currant. My daughter couldn't resist having a go too. The blue splodges on some of the tags were using the most gorgeous Kingfisherlicious spray by craftynotions available at PaperArtsy.

The Tag letters on the leaf shape tag were cut out from Paper Pizzaz and the Artist stamp is Tim Holtz - well it is mine but is a Tim Holtz stamp haha I am sure you know what I mean! Nature was stamped using a Provocraft stamping "thing" which was part of my candy win from the lovely Cath Wilson as was the bronze tape on the right hand tag. The oak leaf is by Craftime which was part of my DT kit from Creative Craft World

Left tag above: Swallows are by Artemio Tree Silhouettes, tree is Creative Expressions, the leaves were punched from Leaves and Acorns 12 x 12 paper and sprinkled with bronze embossing powder. The little poem is my own as I love Autumn colours!

Right tag above: PaperArtsy Hot Pick 1004 stamped in Adirondack Currant. Flowers are Prima and Basic Grey and the brad is Accent Depot. I liberally poured some enamelling powder in clear and sprinkled bronze embossing powder, heated it up and then added more clear and gold powder, while it was still hot I made an impression with an Artemio Butterfly silhouettes stamp. I wanted to create a puddle with splashes in it as we always loved jumping in leaf filled brightly coloured puddles as kids (still do if the truth be told lol).

As mentioned before the cute and not at all scary pumpkin on a gate image is from Robyn's Fetish which I coloured in with Promarkers. The text, witch, spider and candelabra stamps are by MME stamped in Stazon Jet Black. The journaling is the Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate kids rhyme!

Sadly 2 of the DT had to step down so we are having a DT call. All the details are on the blog and trust me it is one of the loveliest DT's you could wish for!

I am entering this into the "punch" challenge over on Gingersnap Creations (who I am proud to say picked me as one of their Ginger Gems last week whoohoo)
Lets ink it up is asking for a vintage theme.
Tuesday Taggers - Books
Lots to Do - Distressed Tags
The Stampman - Distress
Marks Finest Papers - Speedy the cat challenge - Autumn Colours
Stamping Vacation - Leaves

Project Requirements for challenge:

1. Produce a project which shows what autumn means to you, that can be anything from a harvest festival at your children's school, carving a pumpkin, change in leaves or walking through the leaves that have fallen when you can hear that lovely rustle underfoot.

2. Use reds, oranges, yellows, browns & greens.

3. There MUST be journalling on your project.
Challenge Rules:
1. You must post project on your blog with the title 'Lou's Autumn Challenge'
2. Must be a new project.
3. Link back to the CCW challenge within your blog post.4. Link to your post and NOT your general blog please.5. Leave a comment on our challenge post after entering.6. Your entry can be submitted into 5 other challenges. Any entered into more then this will be ineligible.

All entries are to be in by midnight on SUNDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2010


  1. oh wow sarah hun these are awesome really love the designs on these hun just brilliant love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  2. Fab tags Sarah, thanks for my Birthday message Choccy passed it on.

  3. Great tags love all the quotes used adds so much to the halloween theme. xx Zoe

  4. Hi Sarah hunni these tags are gorgeous I love how you've done them & they def have a gorgeous Autumn look to them. I have a poorly lappy at the mo so I'm hopping about lending a laptop when I can off family members lol. Hope you are having a fab weekend.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  5. Fabulous tags - i just love Halloween .. am getting ready for my annual Halloween party already !
    Cant wait to see your Eid pics ....
    Lisa ;)

  6. Gorgeous Tags Sarah, fabulous

  7. Hope you had a great Eid. Sorry not been around much. Love the tags they are just wonderful.
    Hugs Anesha

  8. The tags are fantastic, love the pumpkin poem :)

  9. OMG this is goregous, and so much work. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up and hope to see you back real soon. Cheers

  10. Absolutely stunning work, thank you for playing at Let's Ink It Up.

    Hugs Ali x

  11. Wow these really stand out great tags :)

  12. a wonderful entry for this weeks challenge at TT, thanks for joining us.
    x Michelle

  13. Oh Sarah, these are as always, absolutely stunning !! Im honoured to be on CCW with you as a DT member.

    Choccy xx

    P.S 13 kids in 1 house Oh wow !! Your superwoman too LOL

  14. Wow Sarah, what stunning tags - such creative stamping, and I love your autumn poem.
    I'm pleased you enjoyed your Eid celebrations, time to get your rest up now by the sound of it lol
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up, hope to see you next time too :-)
    Claire xx

  15. Wow Sarah what amazing work - love the colours - Autumn is such a beautiful and vibrant time. The texture you have created is awesome

    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

  16. Great tags Sarah. How on earth have you done so much fab creating when you have been so busy celebrating?
    That pumpkin set of tags is fabulous - love it - made me smile.

  17. Absolutely magnificient work and details!!! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up!!!

    Tammy xx

  18. Very pretty! I love the autumn colors as well. My favorite season!

  19. Your Tags is adorable. I love it.
    Great Job!!!

    Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!


  20. What a fab idea, this is so cool, this idea would make a fantastic birthday greeting , something very different from a card is beautiful

  21. Awesome tags! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  22. WOW!!! Your tags are just stunning !!! Love everything about them!!
    Thanks for playing at Speedy's Friends.

  23. What awesome work on this gorgeous autumn tags!!

    Thank you so very much, Sarah, for sharing your amazing work with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's fall colors challenge!!

  24. wow....fabulous project...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

  25. Hi Sarah
    Loved this on TT challenge and it's perfect for The Stampman too. Thanks for joining us
    x Michelle


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