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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

stolen moments to get inky! - do your best

Well it has been a very long while ... and I cannot promise when or how often I will be here ... but I can promise that I am going to try ...as and when life and time allows. ( no need for all the details x)

So here ,after a very long time ...is a tag...just for me to get inky and sit at my dusty desk....and play with some of my much loved Tim Holtz goodies!

So ... why a tag ? ....because I love them...they make me smile and take me back to playtime really...
 so this tag has some texture paste applied through different stencils...(inspired by creative chemistry 103- way back in the summer) -

 some of my favourite distress inks....still my favourite - although now have my eye on the new oxides..oh boy Tim is the total inky guru!

I added some of my much loved idea-ology and a found relative....cut out ....but soon I won't have too when the new Tim paper dolls find their way to me!

So there you have it ..a tag ... a promise to myself to try and find some small windows of inky time ...just for me ...

I have chosen some of the chit chat stickers that spoke to me ... and are there to remind me ...

So not sure anyone will still remember who I am , or if you're still out there ...but it feels good ...just to be here x

I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie (by tthe skin of my teeth ) - as the challenge is New years inspiration ....and mine is to try and find some small snippets of inky time...and play...

here's to finding stolen moments to get inky!
trace x


  1. Lovely to see you at your craft desk Trace. Lovely tag. Tracy x x x

  2. Hi Trace.............so lovely to see you enjoying some crafty playtime and your tag is simply stunning.
    As you say just enjoy crafting when you can xx

    Best wishes
    Annie xx

  3. Absolutely fabulous! Trace. Gorgeously vintage. So happy that you stole some inky moments for yourself . I'll always be here and looking forward to see what you create whenever you are able to create it .
    big hugs x

  4. A BEAUTIFUL tag Trace!
    I wish you all the best for 2017!
    May it be a blessed one for you!♥♥♥
    Hope for you that you find time and muse to create!

  5. Good to see that you have been getting your fingers inky in such a delightful way! Strong messages in the chitchat stickers :-)

    Sally xx

  6. great to see you creating again, love this tag!

  7. Beautiful stencilling, wonderful colours and so pleased that you found some 'me' time just to play Trace! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Oh, I remember who you are alright! What a fabulous comeback! Gorgeous background and lovely design! I hope you will find many, many more moments to create!

  9. Fabulous tag Trace. Really love the background so much. Can't wait to get my hands on the distress oxides too. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie for the New Years Inspiration challenge.

  10. Hi, Trace!! I'm so happy to see you again. You've been missed! Your tag is such a beauty. So elegant and full of texture and eye catching elements. I hope the New Year brings you plenty of time to enjoy your crafty pursuits! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  11. How lovely to see you here, Trace - even though I'm late to the party. Such a pretty tag - I love the stencilled texture and subtle inky effects. Beautiful work, and congrats on your well-earned win at F&F!
    Alison xx

  12. Yippee! Congrats on your Top 3 at Frilly and Funkie! Well done, and very well deserved!

  13. This is so very beautiful Trace, love the colortones, and "your" old relative !! xxx


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