Monday, 12 March 2012

12 Tags of 2012... Already It Is...

... March! Blinking blimey, you turn your back for a few minutes and someone fastforward's us right into March! But that can be a goodly thing because it means that there's a new 12 Tags of 2012 from the one and only Duke of Distress. CLICK HERE to whizz off on the back of a giant mosiac butterfly to see all the deets.



Just like Feb's tag, I didn't have many of the products needed to copy it, which for me is a bit of a bummer because I like to copy any of the 12 Tags properly so I can use them for future reference... so... I improvised! I haven't got the Woodgrain stamp (can't see that I will ever own it either so... ) improv #1, the background stamp: I have had the Worn Wallpaper stamp on woodmount for several decades and (ahem) have hardly ever used it... I know for certain I haven't used it for at least three years (baaaad stamper) so, out that came. Improv #2 I haven't got any Kraft tags and seeing as Kraft card over here is soooo expensive, I maded my own by colouring a manila tag with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap DI's.... well, it is an approximation of the colour... so, the background was stamped in Walnut Stain as per instructions.


Now, I do have the Butterfly M&S's but not the Cement Powder... so I hummed and I hawwed and thought... "aha" I have got Milled Lavendar Distress Powder, which when heated goes a nice grey colour... so Improv # 3 I used that instead... the ickle snips have been double coated with Glossy Accents just to make them pop more... check out the ickle words too... we have an Eisenhower butterfly here you know :O)) The rest of the tag is finished as the instructions... except I got a bit heavy handed with the Perfect Pearls Mists... but that doesn't matter... tis artistic license lol



My poor little AlfieCat is in the wars... last night he developed a limp in his back leg, it was quite bad last night but seems less pronounced today but we are keeping an eye on it... I think he may have got something in his paw or clonked it... if he is still limping a bit later we will take him to the *whispers* V E T... He is still leaping about onto windowsills and up onto his bed... and he is eating...he's my little furbaby so I can't help but fret. Just when things are already bad enough, something else comes along to add to it... cor blimey, life has a way of boogering us up doesn't it? Anyways... enough of my woes... I have a need to get inky this afternoon and sitting here waffling ain't making these little pinkies go inky (did ya like the rhyme there? ROFL) Thanks for looking... as ever... have a lovely day... TTFN!

Hels x

25 comments:

Helen said...

Never mind already it is March, it's nearly half way through... LOVE your improvised tag though, looks fab - I really enjoyed doing the mosaic butterflies.

whyducks said...

Love the tag, poor Alfie cat, get well very quickly. x

lainey said...

love the colour scheme Hels, your butterflies are FAB :) lainey x

Rita said...

Loving your tags Hels and this one is Fabulous. Those little butterflies look fantastic. Hope that alfie is a bit better soon. He must be frequenting with the wrong crowd methinks". Lots of Huggles for Alfie. Hugs Rita xx

Dana Lee Calabrese said...

I love your blog!!!!!!!

Redanne said...

You have done amazingly well with your improvisation, love the Eisenhower word too. Yikes though, I forgot to mist mine - never mind, too late now for me. I do hope Alfiecat gets well soon, it is a shame they can't tell us what the problem is.......

Aquarius said...

A great bit of improvisation here and a lovely tag - I rarely have all the products Tim uses either but it is fun trying to find (or remember if you have) anything similar. I hope your cat is OK now and doesnot need a visit to the (sh) V E T.

Joanne said...

Who would have guessed that you improvised 'cos your tag is stoooopendous!
Poor AlfieCat. I'll be thinking about him today just incase there is a little trip out on the cards.
Hugs Joanne xx

Alison Horne said...

poor Alfie! hopefully its not too bad if he's leaping around, maybe he's juat after a tissue tape plaster to show off? You've had a poop week, but still manage to keep up the blog and do Timmys tag, you really are an amazeballs lady.xx

Debby said...

Your tag is gorgeous! Hope your little fur baby gets better! Hate when they aren't feeling well as the "vet" can be expensive! We whisper that word around here.

Artyjen said...

The lavender works well and the background is fab.....Hope the V person will not need to be visited!!! Get well soon.
xoxo Sioux

Mary said...

LOVE your improvisations, especially that lavender powder, it looks great! And I never would have guessed your kraft wasn't "real". =) I will also have to improv a lot of this tag...but yours is very inspiring! TFS!

Miriam said...

Fab tag Hels - I've just done mine too (posting tomorrow) - I also didnt have most of the stuff (it's not like us at all - LOL!!

Really like the wall paper stamp you have used.

Pat said...

Love the tag. I think improvisation is a good thing. Hope Alfie cat feels better soon. I get frantic when my little dog is not well. Stay cheerful.
Pats

Caz said...

Nice improvisation Hun. Love those butterflies! Need kick up the bum to get started.
Poor AlfieCat - hope he's better today
xxxx

Buttons said...

Good job there Hels. Love the improvs and the lavender - very you. Do we all have stamps we never use?! Maybe that could be a challenge one day?
Hope Alfie improves soon and each day sees life getting better for you.
Hugs, Buttons x

craftimamma said...

I haven't had time to look at Tim's tag yet Hels but your's is fab. You're really good at this improvising lark! Off to check out Tim's in a mo.

I know EXACTLY what you mean about life 'boogering' about so really feel for you. Hope Alfie cat is feeling more comfy tonight.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julia Watts said...

Just Gorgeous!! Love, Julia xxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Your tag is gorgeous. Hope you're doing ok. Also hope Alfie cat is better.

ActualExams said...

In my point of view You sure did put a new twist on something that Ive heard so much about. And How did you manage to make a blog that as smart as it is sleek?

princess06 said...

I like what you did with your tag...adding the key, great job!!

princess06 said...

I love what you did with the tag, adding the key is a perfect touch.

Anita Houston said...

You had me with the tiny words on the butterflies themselves! You are the smartest most creative gal eva!!! WOW...love it all!

Bonnie said...

I laughed out loud at your musings! Love the tag especially the background!

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