Tuesday, 16 November 2010


The challenge over at simon says stamp and show blog this week is,
click the link to read the all the details.

Well guys,
this is what made me happy yesterday,(lol)

All afternoon in my craft room, undisturbed (Haven)
catching up on my Compendium of Curiosities tags,
(if you are unfamiliar with this challenge click here to find out about it)

Yesterday was one of those days that doesn't happen often,
you know the ones,
when the ideas flow one after the other
& you can't keep up with your own head (lol)
every thing I done fell into place & worked first time,
(I must say, I'm lucky if I have maybe 3 of those days a year)

Here's some individual shots of tag number one,

It wasn't my idea to put the eye with the rosette
(but for the life of me I can't remember where I saw it,
sorry I can't acknowledge you, whom ever you are, it was such an ace idea)

The technique on this tag is,
wrinkle free distress.

The distress inks used are,
crushed olive, chipped sapphire, brushed corduroy,

All but one of the stamps used are Wendy Vecchi's
& the circles stamp is a Paper Artsy one.

The sparkly wire thingy is part of a napkin ring
(I picked up a job lot in a charity shop)

Onto tag number two,

I really got a buzz out of making this tag,
I'm so pleased with the way it turned out,

The technique on this tag is,
Inked Grunge.

The distress ink's used are,
antique linen, bundled sage, Forrest moss, peeled paint,
stormy sky, rusty hinge, spiced marmalade, wild honey,

The stamps are all Wendy Vecchi's,
the flowers & butterfly centers are dangle earrings
that I dismantled,
I used a piece of ball chain & a small charm for the bottle label,
I love the way it all turned out, (so dimensional)

Last but not least tag number three.

The technique on this tag is,
Grunge paper flowers.

distress inks used are,
crushed olive, chipped sapphire, brushed corduroy,
vintage photo
the background on this tag (was free)
I used the ink that was left on the craft sheet after I done tag number one

the stamps are all Wendy Vecchi's,
I used tattered floral die & a Maya road chipboard frame
I used 4 pearl pins &
the flower center is a beaded flower embellishment used for fresh flowers on wire.

Hope you like them,
Thats me for now,
I'm off to link up to SSS&S blog,
Thanks for stopping by,
Kat x.
UP DATE: I was picked for top 3 for these tags over at
how cool is that!


  1. I'm in awe....your tags are absolutely stunning. just gorgeous. TFS

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  3. HOLY craparooooonie.......THESE TAGS ARE AMAZING...every last little detail....A-MAZ-ING!!!

  4. OOOPS....thanks bunches for playing along with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog!!!!

  5. Beautifully done! These are gorgeous tags with so much detail. I'm in awe!


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