Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WOYWW? Thankyous and Gingersnaps!

'Tis Wednesday and the fairest day of the week in Blogpost Kingdom. Peruse and behold  many a crafty domain whilst displaying thine own wares courtesy of The Noble Damsel Julia.
I'd like to start by saying a HUGE and VERY HEARTFELT THANK YOU INDEED to everyone for such wonderful words and reactions to my WOYWW post last week about our little miracle. It took me a while to muster up the courage to share things but all the fabulous words and wishes were truly amazing. I'm still trying to get round to everyone and here we are again... so it's on with the show!

There's seems to be a bit of everything going on at La De Dah this week...
Firstly, I'm very pleased to say I'm a Visiting Artist at Gingersnap Creations in February.

This week the technique is all about masking tape. I created a vintage tag in good old sepia tones. I made rolled roses using twisted lengths of tape aged with Distress Ink.
I used quite a wide tape so I folded it on itself which makes it  very strong and able to survive a good twisting and pulling. It actually takes ink quite well if you give it a good blast with the heat gun and if you want to stamp it then go for Stazon ink and you get a great imprint! Make your own tissue tape I say...!

I'm also really pleased to say I've had more work published in the March Craft Stamper Magazine! A double page special on Inchie cards and a small piece in the Gallery. I want to say a big Thank you to Chrissie and Mandi from Less is More because although I like the CAS style very much it was the start of their great challenge blog that really prompted me to really get into it!
I can only show a sneaky peek...!
If you do see the article, I hope you will have a go! So that's my round up on life, ink and love from over here... Have a good WOYWW, inspiring week - and stay snug! Once more. thanks so very much...in so a many ways. What a great crowd of lovely folk you all are.
Sarah.

101 comments:

jude said...

Looks like youve been getting inky,gessoy ,distressing .But can't see what as just the desk i see no creation?or is it hidden
Have fab wednesday and creative week hugs judex 4

butlersabroad said...

Get to bed girl, you should be resting with your feet up!! Julia's got me all confused as it's still only Tuesday here and I just checked by chance and found she'd posted, I'm not used to being this high up the list, lol!

Hugs
Brenda 18

Danielle said...

Inky, painting goodness! Congrats on your projects being published! I am very interested in this magazine. I have to try and get a copy soon. dani 14

Marjie Kemper said...

Your rolled roses are fab! So fun for me to see your post here now (Tues night my time) when mine is scheduled for just after midnight Wednesday. Which clearly, it already is for you! Hugs, and so very honored to share the visiting artist spot with you this month!

sandysewin said...

Congrats on getting published!

I never would have guessed those roses are masking tape, what a neat idea.

Happy woyww,

Sandy #23

voodoo vixen said...

Love your rolled roses... may ahve to try them out as they look really cool!! Looks like you have been having a lovely busy time of it. Happy woyww from Annette #13

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those rolled roses are to die for. I am impressed and may try making one or two. I'm # 25 this week.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Lovely tags with beautiful roses. I like this technique of folding them. Wonderful to hear about the article in CS :-) It must be an interesting one. Happy WOYWW, xFranka

Bella said...

So nice to see you being recognized for your talent on many spheres. Happy WOYWW

Bella said...

PS: had to go back in time to see what I missed. CONGRATULATIONS!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, Sarah, everyone loves miracles and we're glad to share in your joy! congrats on being featured! your work is great so you deserve it. the tag with the masking tape roses is lovely. and i recently got some square paper punches. maybe i will make an inchie! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

inkypinkycraft said...

The tag is beautiful and the rolled roses are fab!!have great day! Hugs trace x no44

okienurse said...

Congrats on your publications! I haven't been able to get anyone to stock Craft Stamper magazine over here for me! Have a great week and don't forget the blog candy I am offering on my blog. Make sure you are a follower and leave a comment. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Well done again, hun, you are very lucky at the moment, well not sure luck is the right word, as you work hard to achieve some amazing results, have a wonderful week, and I do LOVE those Roses, xx

Helen said...

Love the masking tape tag, great colours. Congrats on the published work too.

Neil said...

Hi there, Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting me in to peek and I hope the rest of the week is a blessed and creative one for you! I really liked your article in CS, beautiful cards and I'll be having a go.
Neil #45 (ish)

scrappymo! said...

Congrats on being published. That is wonderful!
Love the tag. Those butterflies are so nice.
scrappymo! #57

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm still smiling!! More applause and cheers for being in Craft Stamper again - it's like a WOYWW special this month!! :)
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Love the tag, and Gingersnaps is such fun!
btw your desk is very tidy, unlike mine!
Happy woyww
Jennie #11

Tuire said...

Your tag is really gorgeous and the roses are awesome! And congrats on being published! Have to get that issue from somewhere... you see, I´m in Finland.
Have a happy week!
Tuire #48

Annie said...

Those rolled roses are really lovely.
Listen to your body and rest when it tells you to :-)
Hugs,
A x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...love the ingredients on your desk...your Tag is a stunning piece of work, very striking...congratulations on your magazine work too...Mel :) #64

Ann B said...

Love the roses - very clever and different and they make that tag something special. Am on my second 'pass' of Cs mag, the first is a quick skim through to look at the pictures - spotted your CAS cards straight away - then I go back and read it cover to cover.
Happy WOYWW
Ann B
#51

sandra de said...

It is so wonderful to see that you are in print and it is so well deserved.

May said...

What a fabulous tag, those roses are great must give that a try, Big congrats on the magazine pics I was reading it yesterday fab work!!Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Jacqueline said...

Love the idea of those masking tape roses!! That tag is just lovely! Saw your 'inchis' in the mag yesterday! Love the simplicity of those!

Thanks for sharing,

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

Sue said...

A gorgeous tag your roses look fabulous, congratulations on getting published, Thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x (56)

Karen said...

Such a gorgeous tag and I especially love your rolled roses. Congratulations on having your work published, it is beautiful artwork so it deserves to be recognized :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #92

CraftygasheadZo said...

Amazing tag - fab news, more work in the mag, well done you. Thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW, I'm off to nose some more! Zo x 85

April said...

Congrats on more of your work being published! love those masking tape roses! they're really effective! x

Bridget Larsen said...

Congratulations on being published. love your tag
Bridget #53

Carolyn Phillips said...

I missed your post last week so had to dash back and look - massive congratulations, that is brilliant news.

Congrats too on more published work, and I love those rose tags.

Jackie said...

Your roses are lovely and well done on being published!

Pam said...

Beautiful tag, well done on getting published. Hugs Pam x

Minxy said...

Beautiful tag Sarah, and love your CS projects.
Happy Wednesday
hugz Minxy #106

SueH said...

Aww Sarah, I don’t know how I managed to miss your news last week but somehow I did. I’m so thrilled for you and your HO…what a joy to hear the patter of tiny feet. Congrats too on your projects in the magazine, I’m not surprised they are there thought because your work is always so inspiring. The tags you’ve made this week are just beautiful and I love the little flowers.


Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Michele said...

Your tag is lovely! Congrats on the published work!

Chrizette said...

Thank you for visiting my WOYWW this week. I love the roses you made with the twisted tape. What a great idea! I am on bit of a flower graze, so would love to try that.
Celestial Things

Jacqui said...

That's a lovely tag Sarah

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for stopping over. Congratulations on your publishing! That's so exciting. I really love your vintage butterfly tag!

heather #19

Morti said...

Oh LOL! Can't believe I didn't make it to your desk last week (only got around to the 35 who visited me!) and so I missed your big news. Where do we send our knitted (and stamped) gifts to?

My sincere and heartfelt congratulations to both you and your hubby - I too have had a not-working body for a long time, though for different reasons, and although they can fix it, we can't afford to fix the other problem (snip snip) that Mr B did after Lil Miss was born. I'm a believer in what will be, will be, and I'm sure you will be doing what should be, at the time you should. Time is right! Woohoo!
Oh, and fab article this month hun! ;-)

Julia Dunnit said...

Easy to make it yourself if you're you - you make it look totally easy!
Loved your CS article..damn you're so versatile!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Congrats on the magazine spread, I'm not surprised your art is inspiring! I was so happy to see those Holtz scissors on your desk. I just ordered a set and I'm hoping they will be as wonderful as they sound.
~Happy WOYWW (#30) Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Katie said...

Congratulations on being published in the magazine! That is so exciting! I love the tag you made as well :)

Happy WOYWW! Katie #18

505whimsygirl said...

Your tape roses are beautiful! I've made those using fabric - maybe I'll try to with other things as well.

Congratulations on being published!! Very cool.

Hugs,
Kay
#131

Mary Ann said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love the roses that you made from tape.....very novel idea. You have a lovely blog:)

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Love your tag. It's really cool!
Happy WOYWW!
Aeryn (#37)

The Crafty Chick said...

The current craft stamper is a gorgeous issue, nice to see you in it again!. Fab tag. Can see the stitchery thing is high on your list too!!

Leandra

Angie said...

Thanks for the nose around ...love the birds below ...they would make a gorgeous cot mobile.xx

Lisa said...

Congrats on you features and i love love love the tag absolutely beautiful.

Twiglet said...

Great post - what an exciting time for you. Those little roses are so clever - must have a go. x jo

Annie Smith said...

I can't believe that is tape! Too neat. Your tag came out so authentic looking..pretty.

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Congrats on the publication! love your space and tag, happy WOYWW.

Nicola said...

Well done on being published, I'm sure it's a great feeling. :) x

My name is Cindy said...

Well, what a gorgeous creative desk we have here!! I have just stomped downstairs to check out my craft stamper magazine - oh yes, I know the project you mean but didn't realise it was you my dear (sorry). Love these so much was going to try it out for something for my old man. Those rolled roses are pretty neat too. Must find time to check out gimgersnaps keep hearing about it verywhere. So much creativity, so little time..... Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy #58

That Craft Place Ltd said...

I just love your work..... i stock Craft Stamper in my shop.... will be off to have a look tomorrow! Well done you. Your work is inspiring xxx
Have got to follow you xxxx
Lisa 163

Doone said...

excellent article, I read it on the loo (only time I get),

I also caught up on your fabulous news (pregnant)

do take very good care

you will learn so many wonderful things as you both explore parenthood.

big Congratulations Sarah,

dx

Sam said...

Hello Gorgeous Lady. Loving those rolled roses. Must have a go at those though I doubt they will be as pretty as yours. I made some "tissue tape" the other day using micropore tape - but don't tell anyone will you? I forgot to take a photo though so will have to do it again!!
Hope you are both feeling well and hugs to you both xx

Spyder said...

well done you on getting into a magazine again, love your tag and those lovely roses and will look out for your piece, when I can get back to normal, Have a great crafty week HaPpY WoYwW

((Lyn))

RosA said...

I love, love, love your butterfly tag! And we have to wait ages for that edition of UK Craft Stamper here! (I haunt the newsagent!)Happy WOYWW!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congrats on your Magazine publication. Love your tag if my mojo comes back I like the Gingersnap challenges Have a great week.

Cynthia Eloise said...

what a beautiful little tag.

Cardarian said...

Hi Sarah!

I love your tag - what fascinates me is the sewing you use on your work - I have never done it - I just can't imagine putting paper under the sewing machine! I must try it one day - I am gathering the courage! I will see your article in a few days when I come to England - the CS journal is waiting for me at my DBFs!Looking forward to reading every bit of it!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Alison said...

Another vintage masterpiece Sarah, your tag is stunning! Congrats on being published too, loved your inchie cards!
Alison x

ger76 said...

Wonderful craft space, your tag is truly beautiful & congrats on being published x

luv Ger
WOYWW #147

Scrapcollectr said...

So nice of you to take time out to come peruse my blog... I sooo admire your style and talent and promise to visit more often. In catching up with your blog, I see all sorts of congratulations are in order. First, the baby! How wonderful! Take care of yourself... Second, published in a magazine... kudos to you and to them for recognizing your talent! Third, love love love all your recent projects... so nice to tour through...
*smile*
WOYWW #100 or so

Scrapcollectr said...

Boy, was I off! I'm #135 this week... Lol.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Congrats on your little bundle of joy! Love your tag especially the rose. I'm trying myself but not as good as yours are. thanks for a peek.

Michele x153

Anne-marie said...

Hi, looks lke you have been very busy, love yur roses on your tag. Have a good week
Anne-marie x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh totally gorgeous Sarah. Just love it all and gorgeous articles too! Kimx

BumbleVee said...

Well, for heaven's sake....it looks for all the world like some raffia.....

Hardwick Creations said...

Wow I love your style. Thanks for sharing.

Neet said...

Congrats on your article in CS, and your Gingersnap appearance. Not surprised you are in such demand as your work is second to none - first class!
Take care and don't overdo things - you have to rest a bit for the time being.
Hugs, Neet 195 xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, oh goody, another flower to have a bash at :) Congrats on being a VA for Gingersnap and for your second article in CS. Saw your inchie cards and loved them - will definitely be experimenting with my square punch soon. Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment - it's much appreciated. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #2

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh wow so many good things on your desk--love all the tim holtz!!

Craftgirl said...

Great desk and I spy lots of Ranger goodies and a fabbo tag too.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Carol

Laura said...

Hi,
I can see lots of fantastic stash on your desk and the sepia tag is lovely with the roses. I looked at your previous post and those little birdies are so cute. Enjoy your weekend, Laura

Jingle said...

WOW! That tag is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Barb King said...

Roses out of masking tape- who would have thought it! You have a beautiful blog, I'm a follower now. Thanks for your kind comments. Barb #115

Laura said...

Congratulations on your publication and guest spot. It's remarkable that you can make such a vintage tag, yet be published making something CAS. It seems like many folks go one direction or the other -- it's cool that you can do both well. :) (Thanks for visiting my blog.)

Sherry Edwards said...

I just had to go and read your last week's woyww post as I missed it - so very pleased for you both, many congratulations xx

As always Sarah, your blog is full of inspiration, love your tag and congratulations on being published yet again.

I love all your clear, focused photographs, wish I get mine as good as that, but then I'd probably need a decent camera for that!

Thanks for already stopping by my desk this week :)

Sherry (8) x

Lindsay Weirich said...

gorgeous tag and I love your in-progress desk!

Au grenier de la mère Michelle said...

Love love love your tag! Beautiful

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your visit and kind comments. I reckon there are Borrowers, just devoted to sealing gems. Glad you liked the flourishes cut on the Silhouette, it is an awesome machine. Congratulations on being published. there are so many of you who have been lucky and clever enough to become published. Have a good week. xx Maggie #89

Angenita said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.
I just love your tag, great colorscheme.

Sheena said...

Your tag is gorgeous! I love those masking tape flowers!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sheena
xxx

Becky said...

What a beautiful busy desk and I absolutely love your tag! Making my own tape...might have to try that out!

Anne said...

Congratulations on being published and I love the roses. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x

Fuchsia said...

Hi Thanks for passing by !
I am blown away to read you last weeks post and so happy for you both I dont always get around all the Blogs as My neck gives me a bit of pain but I am glad you visited or I wouldnt have know !
and congrats on Ginger snaps
I am loving your tag its so natural .
have a great week
Fuchsia x

Erika said...

Congratulations on being published again, I love your work. Your tag is fabulous. Thanks for sharing, happy crafting,
Erika.

Lou said...

Congratulations on having more work published thats great, Just love those little birds in the previous post, hope you are keeping well! I didn’t make it, to everyone’s crafty space on Wednesday so doing my snooping today,
Hope you have a great week x Lou x @#103

Gwen said...

Your tag is really beautiful and congratulations on your published work...keep busy:)
xx

sandee said...

wow, love the look of inking on masking tape, who would of thunk it? lol Congrats on the publication, I understand the joyous feeling you get when it ends up being a 2 pager too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Okay...been a little behind the 8 ball these days and missed all your wonderful posts and the big announcement too! How exciting...had to go back and read it all!

Nicky said...

Love your tag and well done on getting published again - sorry I'm so late visiting had PC issues :(

lisa said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who went missing in action when your big news broke, how typical is that. Anyway, wound back and caught up and all I can say is a huge Congratulations, that's absolutely fantastic news. Take care of yourself and all I can say is enjoy every minute, they are so worth it.
Congrats on CS too, I read all your articles and loved them.
Take care
Hugs Lisax #112

Linda said...

Love the roses on your tag! Congrats on your project being published!

Mutley said...

I loved your article in this month's Craft Stamper, and love your work. Happy WOYWW. x

Jinny Holt said...

Congratulations on another published piece :)

Love your style

Happy creating

Jinny

lainey said...

your work is awesome Sarah!! must try out those roses :) lainey x

Stephanie said...

Ooh, I absolutely LOVE that tag--wonderful job!