Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tags..tags and more Tags...

Morning folks...well what can I say...after a brief blink of sun yesterday it's still raining which means I've been marooned in the cubbyhole making tags and I've surprised even myself at how quickly I'm churning them out.  It's that old adage that sometimes the thought of doing a task is actually more daunting than the task itself and once I got into the swing...they were flying off the production line with the help of my very own personal tutor... "The Professor" aka the King of Distress...Tim Holtz...hang onto your galluses folks...there's a tag fest coming your way...

and today I'm gearing up to nail a whole lot more but first I want to share a fabulous fun technique...making your very own Custom Stamp Pad....if you've done this before you will know that it's mind blowing stuff...initially you're thinking "no way is this going to's going to be an inky disaster" takes a lot to blow this old crafter's mind but I never fail to be amazed at this fabulous technique...

if you've never tried it before...prepare yourselves to be well and truly gobsmacked by the results you get from what looks like an inky blobby mess...
and the finished huh...
if you want to have a can get step-by-step instructions from "The Professor" himself over at "12 Tags of Christmas 2011" HERE
 The downside of all this inky fun...
but nothing that the scrubbie won't put right...I can't remember when I've enjoyed doing a project so much so I'm off to make more tags whilst I watch the rain run down the window...see you all tomorrow for Tag Fest 2
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Kathy, I am loving your tags. They look amazing. Your cards are wonderful & those tags are awe inspiring xoxoxo

  2. Oh what fun! Wish I could come play. What great results you are getting and can tell that you're having tons of fun.

  3. ...superb Tags Kath, the black one is very effective...also loVe the holder/folder that you've made to store them, a really neat idea...I've done lessons 1,2 & 3 so far and have learnt so much about inks & paper...all amazing stuff :) ...Mel :)

  4. oh wow Kath, your tag book is coming along so quickly and it looks stunning! thank you so much for the linkage, I just got the tag die a couple of weeks ago...yup, was Kath enabled :) so I need to get cracking on teying some odeas out!
    have a great day hun, rain and gloom here too! Holly not open to the idea of rain walking!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  5. Hi Kath, your tags look fabulous, mine look rather messy in comparison! I love that technique too with the re-inkers. Hope it does not rain all day - I think it is set in here.

  6. Fabulous Kath, lovin your tags, cant wait to see more, thanks for the link.... Hugs May x x x

  7. Lovely tags Kath. Hope your Sunday weather is an improvement on Saturday's x

  8. Lovely little big treat for Sunday - thank you for a lovely peek; think I need to get myself some reinkers & stains....... the bookshop manager is moving house so I have some more hours of selling books coming my way = more pennies for inks!
    Paula (PEP)
    Have a lovely day & big stroke for Buddy.

  9. Loving your tag looks like you are having so much fun ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  10. Your tags are looking good Kath. The tag book is going to be amazing when it's finished. I've just been over to check out that technique again.

    Seems to be staying dry and even some sun just now. Hope the boys don't miss the boat and get wet when they go out for their walk with Dad!

    Kat xx

  11. Fabulous tags Kath, wish I could be there watching and playing with you! I keep forgetting about the make your own ink pad technique - I must try it some time hugs Karen x

  12. Your tags are gorgeous, the flower stamp is beautiful, the colours are just wow on it. Away to see how the butterflies are done,they are so nice. What company makes the flower stamp?Love the water marks.

  13. Your tags are gorgeous, the flower stamp is beautiful, the colours are just wow on it. Away to see how the butterflies are done,they are so nice. What company makes the flower stamp?Love the water marks.

  14. LOL _ you need one of those scrubby things that Lord Tim has advertised!! I love taking his chem class and following his style is so much fun. Love your tags, now I have to get back to mine!!

  15. Wow, I love this!
    hugs Yvonne

  16. Love, love, love these tags, and the folder you have them in looks amazing. Tags are one of my favourite things at the moment, and the bigger the better. xx

  17. Wow Kath absolutely love your tags and folder. They are gorgeous. How I'd love to come and play at your house. You always seem to have such a great time. Thanks for visiting me. Take care. Love and hugs x ChrisB


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hugs Kath xxx