Thursday, 16 January 2014

All About Love

Good morning all, hope you are well...things still a bit up and down here but better than they were.
Today it's a new Challenge over on the Sweet Lilac Blog...and the new theme...especially with Valentines day in mind is....All about Love....
I must thank all the crafters who entered last months challenge and congratulations to the winner...remember you can win a hamper full of lovely flowers from Sweet Lilac...
Now I did have fun creating a tag for this Challenge....a tag from The MDF man himself ...Thanks Rob.....
You can see all the fabulous MDF products here....

This technique was demonstrated by Rob at the NEC last November and I have used it so many times since...

Firstly cover the MDF with pva glue and spread it out evenly with your fingers....

Then place it glue side down on to a sheet of paper...I choose a stunning piece from Graphic 45

Carefully cut around with your craft knife....I have found that having a glass cutting mat underneath really helps...(thanks for the advice Paul Church) 
Then a light sanding over the edges....

On a piece of white card I stamped the letters, I and U using the letter box kit from Claritystamps using Archival ink - plum

I then used VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder and created little tiles by repeating the process three times...these were cut out.

I used Aged Mahogany Distress ink around the edges of the tag and randomly stamped the music stamp from Claritystamps.
Sweet Lilac also sell some gorgeous lace, so I just had to add some along the lower edge..

I used some coordinating rose heads to make a tip, try your spacing before you glue them down. (now how do I know this???) 

Some ribbon and a metal embellishment and my tag was finished...I do hope you like it...

Now you've had some inspiration why don't you make a project and enter our Challenge....
Just pop along to the blog and check out the other DT projects ...they are brill.
And remember you could win a hamper of flowers...
I'm off now to do the weekly food shop.....not my favourite job....I would rather be buying craft goodies...
Catch you soon...Hugs, Jo. X 


  1. Morning Jo,
    I do hope things settle to a more even keel for you very soon.
    This project is very lush! I love it, the colours are perfect and the roses made into the heart is very clever.
    Hope today is kind to you my friend, take care
    Big Crafty Hug xXx

  2. Jo this is just GORGEOUS!!! I have lots of MDF...maybe I should grab some out...LOL!! Thanks for the sure helps with all the visuals to refer to! I too am off to do some of my least favourite chores!!!

  3. A really lovely project Jo! That paper is gorgeous as are the flowers!!! And where would we all be without the clarity letterbox kit!!! Xxx

  4. Fabulous project Jo using my favourite things - MDF, lace, flowers and Claritystamps. A guaranteed winner!
    Really sorry to hear about Mikey and hope things pick up soon, sending you lots of love xxx

  5. Beautiful tag, very pretty xx

  6. Jo this is beautiful. Hope all are on the mend and things are settling. down. Thansk for the inspiration xx.

  7. Evening Jo, this is stunning, I do love the tag it is fabulous, just loving the rose heart. Thanks for the picture tutorial.

    Linda xxx

  8. lovely tag jo. i remember rob showing us this technique at the nec. the flowers and lace just complete it and go so well with that g45. super project xx

  9. What a beautiful tag. Thank you for sharing the technique with us.