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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Unity tag.

I have labelled another of my stamp files, getting there slowly. This time it is Unity Stamps, and I used the caravan Itty Bitty stamp with a house from the Pixie Lane set to stamp the front of my tag. I coloured the images with Promarkers. The tag is die cut with a Sizzix Tim Holtz designed tag Bigz die.

The back of my tag is stamped with a snowpeep and an owl, I love that owl - looks like my Dad with those glasses. I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils.
Now before I did this I microwaved around 150 Prismacolor pencils, a tip someone pointed me towards when I was having a rant about the constantly breaking pencils, so much so that some were down to stumps before being used and most of them had not been sharpened because I was disheartened. Well I had tried the microwave method on a couple and it seemed to work, so I thought I would go for it and do all of them. This had mixed results, most were fine I managed to sharpen them afterwards and I even sorted them into shades of a colour. Around 40 of them were still breaking, and my metallic set suffered terribly both blistering on the outside and the wood developing pencil length cracks - oh dear. The 40 I redid, half of them worked, the remainder I microwaved for a third and forth longer time, I think they mostly gave in.

Oh and I just upgraded to Windows 10, it is free to do, was really easy and looks good. At first I thought it was a scam, but I found out it is genuine! 

I have entered the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - Summer lovin (Tues)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes (Tues)
Crafting by Design - windows (Wed)
I love Promarkers - in the garden (Wed)
Inspiration Destination - #45 anything goes (Wed)
Addicted to stamps - #156 anything goes (Wed)
Allsorts - inspired by Summer, what is more summery than a caravan? (Sat)
Die Cut Divas- favourite holiday - (Aug)


  1. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  2. Gorgeous tag Cazzy. However our challenge this week is looking for wedding, anniversary, engagement and other 'love' type creations. Hugs, Denise, Passion for Promarkers challenge x x

  3. Two pretty tags, Cazzy and great way to organise your stamps so you know what you have! Thanks for sharing, Lisa x

  4. What a wonderful tag. I love it. Sorry about your pencils breaking.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. The tags are really adorable!! Love the images and your fun coloring too!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  6. Thanks for joining my theme at allsorts tracy x

  7. Great tag! Cute images, both front and back. I enjoyed seeing your creation over at Die Cut Divas!


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