Welcome to my blog! I never really thought I would create a blog untill hubby set up a family one. I started posting to it and was told off for "hijacking" it with my "craft rubbish!" And so the Nerdbird Blog was born! Not sure how much I'll post but I understand that this blogging lark can be addictive!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

12 Tags of Christmas Days 8&9

Day 7
Day 8
I also made my own Journal for JYC, so it will be a cross between a scrapbook and an art journal this year (sewing and book binding all on my own! Not prefect but I am pleased with the result)

Butterfly Banner

I made this banner a while ago for my wardrobe. It says "remember" Butterflies make me think of Mum so I like this daily reminder. The flowers are made from punched scalloped circles.

ArtsyCrafts Weekend

I recently went to the artsycrafts weekend run by PaperArsty and LB Crafts. It was AMAZING and Leandra and Lin are totally brilliant, I would really recommend their classes if you get the chance. We made three things over the weekend (I haven't quite finished one of them!) but the main project was my favourite

Lin Brown of LB Crafts has these amazing flowers on her blog that I just had to try, here are mine, think I will be making more!

Art Journalling

Sue has told me off for not blogging more often so here are some of the crafty stuff I have been up to!! Firstly some Art journal pages. Most of these have been done using the new rand of paints and inks from Art from the heart.

This first one was inspired by the amazing Kate Crane

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tim Holtz - 12 tags of Christmas

Hello! I am still here! I have done some crafting, not much scrapping but I am hoping that will return! I have decided to try Tim Holtz 12 tags of christmas, So far I have managed to keep up!!!
I've tried to not get too hung up on copying exactly and just using my supplies (rather than shopping!)

Tag 1
I don't have Tim's house die so grew it and hand cut it, and made the tree out of wire and masking tape.Tag 2Tag 3
Not a fan of "Fowl" so I used a reindeer from my Slice instead, and did 2 tissue tape flowers which I loved!Tag 4
Didn't have any facets but had some flat ones so used that instead, loved the effect though Tag 5Tag 6Tag 7Display!
I made a garland from twine and stripes of material and then I am hooking the tags to it, I am quite pleased with it! I am also doing JYC this year but more as a art journal than a scrapbook, will sort some photos of that out over the next couple of days. Feels good to be crafting again.