Monday, 1 March 2010

Tim Holtz Goodies...and March calendar page.

I'm very impressed with QVC service.....ordered from them Tuesday.....arrived Thursday....but first had time to play yesterday.
I got the special Tim kit.....and am delighted.......his new book.......and a selection of goodies.
The book is brilliant.......not only full of photos of gorgeous Tim projects.......but step-by-step instructions on how to use all the Ranger products.The main reason I only own distress inks is that I didn't really know how to use all the other stuff.......and now I will!!!
So if like me you love his art....but don't really know where to start....this book is for you......in the UK you can get it from Craft Emporium.
So...in honour of my Tim goodies....have used lots of Ranger stuff on my calendar page this month.
March is 'birthday' month in our family.....why they can't be spread throughout the year I don't know....so I've gone with that theme.
Tilda has been coloured with distress inks.....my first time doing this....think I need some practise.......Happy Birthday stamped with distress ink and all the papers have been edged with it. Doesn't really show in photo,but lots of distress stickles used,sepia dimensional medium on centre of the Prima flowers,and glossy accents on her belt and the present......all the papers are K & Co.
Think it all has a slightly vintage feel to it.
Going to enter it for a few challenges......Simon Says wants 'vintage with flowers'.......A Spoon full of Sugar want 'distress inks'.......Quirky Crafts want 'cute'........Just Magnolia wants 'birthday'.........Pollycraft want 'distressing'....Cupcake Craft want 'circles'

29 comments:

Spyder said...

Well done on your QVC Tim Holtz goodies Jackie, you've done a great first time job here, sez me, who doesn't own any distress ink... yet!
Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts in their Cute Challenge, hope to see you next time too!
((Lyn))

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love Tim. I ordered his book state-side from his website, and it should be here soon.
Rinda

Sarpreet said...

these creations are gorgeous - love them, I dont own any distress inks - I am not going to buy any until I have used my current ink pads up! Good luck with your classes - will have to look at those too !

Sue said...

oooh this is beautiful,your colouring is amazing,thank you for joining us at pollycraft

sue
xx

debs14 said...

What do you normally colour in your Tilda stamps with? I used acrylic paint for mine with a bit of watered down distress ink for the hair but I'm not sure it was the best idea!
Love the March page, I'm a March birthday too so I totally agree with the theme!

freckleface said...

well done!- it looks fab to me..i dont even own any distress inks - still working on the promarker thing..lol..Debs x

Jane said...

looks gorgeous.

humel said...

I got my QVC package promptly too - haven't had a chance to play yet, but I have had a great time looking through the book :-) Your project looks fab x

Amy said...

I understand the all or nothing on the birthday front - we're in that mode now too!

This month's page is lovely, those colours have come up so well:-)

furrypig said...

OOooh I have never used any distress inks or any of Tim's products but he is pretty amazing really enjoyed watching him on QVC despite all the interupptions and being talked over!!

JO SOWERBY said...

oooh love the calendar page. the lil girl looks gorgeous. i got my parcel of TH goodies dead quick too. i treated myself. i used the stickles this weekend at my crop and am looking forward to trying some of his techniques. saw u on shimelle's class forum welcome board..........see u there.
Jo xxxx

Tracy said...

My Tim Holtz stuff doesn't come till 22nd March as I was too late and had to get it on advance order instead. Love your creation Jacky and hope your having a good old play around with your new goodies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Deanne said...

never tried any tim holtz at the moment but does all look yummy, very cute magnolia card tfs and joinin in with us at quirky crafts :)

Emma said...

Gorgeous page, love Tilda and the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Donna said...

Fab calendar for this weeks challenge, such a sweet image...thanks for playing along with Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Liberty :) said...

Looks like you're going to have fun with that! :)

SarahLP said...

Good luck with the challenges - you've done a great job here! Think I NEED that Tim book.. I've accumulated numerous distress inks, alcohol inks and various accessories.. but I'm scared of them!

SarahLP x

Sian said...

Why do family birthdays do that? It's funny. That book looks amazing..so are we going to see a very grungey jacky from now on?? :)

Fiona said...

Looks gorgeous. August is our month for birthdays - there are 3 in our family then and then 1 in Sept.

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! What a wonderful idea ! Love this page of your calendar... Just fab ! Smiles from Catherine

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jacky! Your colouring is beautiful and I love the vintage feel!
( Our most popular month for family birthdays is December!)
Hugs
Nicola

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what fabulous goodies!
Love your beautiful calender page so gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Deeply jealous of Florida!!! Har Har... You lucky thing Lauren x

Becky said...

So cute!! Great distressing!
Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx

Dena said...

Jacky! This is such a cute calendar page!!! Love it to bits!
Thanks for joining Simon Says this week!!!
Hugs, Dena

Crafting Joanne said...

Gorgeous calender page Jacky and great distressing.

Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.

Hugs

Joanne xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jacky, what a pretty calendar page. Love the image and your colouring us fab. Love the dotty paper and gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining in with my theme over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lynsey said...

Wow Jacky what a fantastic card! Your distressing looks great!
Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge.
Hugs Lynsey x

Emma Lockley said...

wow if thats your first attempt at distress inks, you gotta be proud! personally i couldn't get on with them, but i love the effect. Beautiful!

thanks for joining us this week for a pollycraft challenge, good luck
love emma xxx