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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

When the Stars come out ...

Hello there,

I can't believe it's been a whole week since I last posted! I seem to have been busier since I finished work, than when I was there - but in a nice way, because most of it has involved crafting! I am waiting on some news that may change my direction completely - I do hope it's good news!

But while I wait patiently, we have a brand new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week Joan chose the theme of


I love making projects where the wording is the focal point - so here's what I came up with for my DT inspiration ...

I decided to have a change and make a tag this time (I know we are 'Cardz' 4 Guyz, but I am feeling a little rebellious today)!

I love starting out with a piece of white card (Neenah in this case) and then treat it to a covering of distress inks in Mermaid Lagoon (love this one), Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire to give a reverse ombre effect.

Then I stamped my quote in black archival ink - this one is from an LOTV set of Quotables called 'Life's Journey'.

I added some smaller stars using a stencil and more of the distress inks, then stamped the larger star onto a scrap of co-ordinating paper, cut it out, and added it to my project.  

There are some tiny little star gems in the design too, which are just twinkling nicely in my photo.

Hope you can come and play along with us this week,
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Oh that is really lovely. Beautiful background, and a lovely quote too.
    hope you get your good news! x

    1. Thanx, Sammy - I have my fingers and toes crossed xx

  2. Hi Jan this is a gorgeous tag. I like making tags. I hope you get your news soon it must be so hard waiting. Take care. Hugs Jackie

    1. Thanx, Jackie - it's killing me waiting for the news, I just hope it's good news! Lol xx

  3. This is a brilliant tag Jan. The shades of blue you have used are stunning.
    I hope you get the news you are waiting for soon. I have my fingers crossed for you.
    Take care


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