Monday, 14 March 2011

Hangin' around

All caught up with my tag for March

I used lots of inks, gesso and stickles to create my background which has a lovely gentle touch of sparkle. I used my Distress inks to also dye my lace at the top (Bundled sage) the colours I used for the background were Old Paper, Bundled Sage and Victorian Velvet.

The beautiful butterfly was handmade by my lovely friend Paulien - thankyou hon xxx I added a little silver filigree butterfly over the top. The calendar pages in each of these tags were cheapies form my local garden centre which I have coloured with inks.

You can catch up with my friends tags here :

And so on to a project inspired by the supremely talented Laura Dennison, she shared this tutorial over christmas and I switched it up to be a year round wall hanging

I used papers form the Making Memories Je t'adore range.

The border punch is by EK success.

Each piece is a large pocket to hold letters/cards envelopes etc

I am intending to use mine to house cards I have made, so that they are ready to give to someone special.
Not content with just the wall-hanging I decided to make up a mini to go with it to contain a list of important dates, birthdays etc.

I used mini DL envelopes attached to a concertina base, I made the covers from cereal packets.

The envelopes each house a little index of dates, I created the index on my Mac using text edit. The tabs were computer generated too and punched out using a tab punch from Stampin' Up.

And here I have a mini tutorial for you, I received a couple of emails inquiring as to how I had made the corners on a recent mini

So here it is.
I cut my cardstock to the following dimensions, the longer piece is for the actual corners and the square is to make triangles to cover the join on the back side.

Next I embossed them using my folder of choice, crease and fold your rectangle from centre top down to bottom right and bottom left and cut your square in half diagonally

I love to ink most things and these corners are no exception, I used a combination of Old Paper and Worn Lipstick distress inks for these ones. You can see the folds more clearly now.

Wrap each corner around the piece you are working on, adding the little triangles over the join at the back. 

 On the mini I referred to earlier, I used black cardstock, I embossed and constructed the corners in the same manner but before attaching to my pages I used a Martha Stewart border punch to create a little bit of extra details on the long side, I also rubbed them with gold wax rub, to give a worn aged look.

I hope this little tutorial has helped answer the questions and given a little inspiration into making some fun additions to your corners, these would look equally good on photos for a layout or for your image/patterned paper on your cards.

I would also like to thank everyone for all the lovely comments I have been receiving in my recent blog posts, I know as bloggers we generally like to create posts to document our daily happenings and craftings and we are happy to have a place to record all the little things but it is always so heartwarming to receive a little encouragement along the way, so thankyou all very much.


  1. OMG!!! I just love this post. That's a great idea for remembering birthdays.

    I might even start to make a wall hanger too :).

    I love your tag.

    And thanks for the tutorial.

    Love ya.xxxx

  2. Just love your posts there is always so much to look at and so much insiration just love everything especially the gorgeous corners!!!

    Thanks for sharing Tracey.

    Love Chanelle xxx

  3. Wow Tracey! Everything on this post is totally gorgeous.
    Just popped over to say thanks for your lovely comments as I'm a bit behind with mine due to DT work. So glad I did too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and explaining everything.
    Fliss xx

  4. WOW! Tracey my sweet friend you've been very busy. What a stunning creations you have here. I love them all.
    Thank you so much for all your lovely comments in my blog. I truly appreciated! Thanks God we all safe here with all the scary things happened 1 week ago we had big storm and cut off the electricity for 2 days. Then last week affected of the tsunami so we had to evacuate, been a scary days. Again thank you for thinking of me my dear friend. Hope you and your lovely family are doing well. God bless.
    Hugs, Rleen

  5. Woooow Tracy,
    this post is totally gorgeous all details are amazing.

  6. Lovely delicate colouring on all your projects, really beautiful creations:0) xxx

  7. As always, I love looking at your fabulous projects, each one is beautiful.

  8. just beautiful - lovely soft colours and imagery - really pretty tag - thanks for sharing

  9. The birthday book turned out gorgeous. Good idea for the tags inside.
    Your tag for March is lovely. A great tutorial on corners. Paulien's butterfly is sooo pretty and goes so well with the little silver one nestling on top. Anita xxx

  10. Wow love the tag & butterflies thank you for the lovely messages you have left me, I love these making memory papers I too used them this week-end too. Love Mad

  11. oh wow,hun this post is just amazing,you always come up with the most stunning designs,and these are no exception,great tutorial,too hugs cheryl xxx

  12. I haven't been by for awhile, life got in the way, but your stunning creations have made my night. Your tags are just so beautiful. I love all the detail and texture you get into them and the hanging is stunning.
    Thanks for the little tutorial on the corners. i am going to have a play with them on my new scrapbook LO, they look great.
    Hugs Lisax

  13. Such beautiful creations, love everything,the wall hanging is fabulous

  14. Gorgeous tag - love the butterfly & the wall hanging is a beautiful way to get organised.

    You would laugh if you saw my finished cards fighting for space in a recycled plastic tub ... not a pretty sight!

  15. Oh My Goodness.. So many wonderful and yummy things to look at here.. What a wonderful tag. I just love it.. Not to mention all the other wonderful projects I am still drooling over..
    Hope you have a wonderful week..

    Hugs, Linda

  16. WOW, another beautiful tag, your work are just amazing!!
    And thanks for the tips for the "cracked heart", I need to try that soon!

  17. Sweet looking tag. I was planning on adding the leaves off my cheapie calendar to my journal after each month as an "end of month" thing. Well, it turns out March was wrong! It starts on a Monday instead of a Tuesday. I have to remember NOT to check it this month!!! :D (It´s on my fridge)

  18. These are beautiful, love the tag, everything is so yummy, amazing work

  19. OMGosh honey.... you have been so busy!!!!
    I just love how your tag came out... it is beautiful!!!!!!!!! love those metal butterflies.

    Also I love that wall hanging and folder album.
    I adore your embossed corners. I really need to find myself some of that gold rub wax.... I totally love the outcome.
    Amazing work... once again.

    much love

  20. Oh I'm so lving the wall hanging, and I love, love, love the folder album. Where do you find the time girly LOL. Thank you so much for the tutorial too. x

  21. Wow Tracey, you have done it again. Just stunning items that I need to go back and look at again. Just fabulous work and gorgeous shabbyness.
    Take care.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  22. wonderful projects! love your color palette!

  23. Great tutorial Tracey. Your tag is adorable, beautiful butterflies and background.

  24. Tracey, I just don't know where to begin. Such fabulous work - I need to put you in my sidebar so I can check on you more often.
    The tag - stunning - I love these tags you are doing and you are inspiring me so thank you.
    They did these wall hanging at my Club but I wasn't there - now you have inspired me to make one - see what you are doing! again - beautiful work.
    Love your mini - and thanks for the tute!

  25. You Rock the Tags Tracey so beautiful and I love all your items very inspiring and your tutorial too thanks sweet dear!!!
    hugs carla

  26. So many Beautiful projects, loving all of them, thanks for the tutorial =Di-TST

  27. Absolutely Gorgeous Projects!! I LOVE the mini!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!
    Nancy xx :D

  28. Such a beautiful tag and love the other project! Your shop looks fab.. wish I could pop in... maybe someday when I am in the UK!!

  29. Hi Tracey, absolutely lovely, I am so amazed by your style and the colours you chose! Janna

  30. Hi, love your tags and am a big fan of Laura's, too. thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Hugz, Z

  31. Everything you do is amazing am soooooooo jealous !
    Good luck with the shop .



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