Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Time flies when you are having fun !!

Hi Everyone. What a fabulous 4 days it has been in Britain, celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I felt so sorry for the Queen when it was announced that Prince Philip was taken to hospital as they go everywhere together. What a concert last night at Buckingham Palace. Tom Jones was exceptional and his vocal was certainly the best. Some of the artists just couldn't sing (If I say 'dope' you will know who I mean !!)

Anyway, how true is the saying on this tag !!. I just don't seem to have enough time these days and I am sure the last 60 years of the Queen's reign have flown in. 
I am spending lots of time using the 'rusting technique' using Crafty Notions acrylic wax and rusting powder. The small alarm clock is one of the new Sizzix TH die cuts, which is available in two sizes. The wings were cut using the Sizzix TH 'Heart Wings' die cut.  The letters are also from the Sizzix TH Carnivale die strip. 

I used the rusting powder on the letters and wings. The alarm clock was inked  in peacock feathers DI and then clear embossed.

I used  Th Idea-ology  mask  ( Time Works) on the background of the tag, think you can just make it out. To ink the tag I used a variety of DI's, namely Tea-dye, Brushed Corduroy, Broken China and Barn Door .

The bunting was made by cutting WV Studio 490 heart stamp, which I stamped using archival ink, blue and red, which I adhered on to some red and white bakers twine. There is also a trinket pin on the ribbon at top of tag.

I am entering this piece in the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting and if you can please leave me a comment and I shall return the compliment.

Crafty Hugs  Annie :)



29 comments:

  1. Fantastic tag Annie and love the clock. I'm the same with trying to catch time some days. I have really enjoyed the celebrations over the past couple of days as well
    x catherine

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  2. Perfect use of the heart stamp, now that is GENIUS!! Am with you on the "dope" thing... he does admit that he usually is the songwriter though and has that weirdo voice thingy on his microphone normally... bit strange that Stevie and he said Happy Birthday though... mmm, strange indeedily lol Love your tag, tis F A B! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  3. Terrific tag - love the alarm clock :) Elizabeth

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  4. Annie, this is one of those times I could do with a tardis to travel up to Scotland and see this beautiful creation in person. There looks to be so much texture to it, especially those wings.
    So agree with you about the singing last night, although I thought Rolf Harris and Kylie did well too.
    Hugs, Buttons x

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  5. Hi Annie, I love your tag, I made ATCs with that alarm clock, it is brilliant. Love the colours and the bunting is fabulous. Great colours too. I loved Tom Jones and Robbie. Will-i-am was much better with the Black Eyed Peas than he is on his own (I think). Liked Kylie too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  6. Wonderful tag Annie, I like the wee alarm clock with wings :o) and the bunting.
    Kevin xx

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  7. Wow, I love what you have created, the colours are so vibrant and cheerful. The alarm clock is fab, just what we crafters need but with more hours in the day please. Hugs Mum xxxxx

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  8. Fabulous tag Annie, love the alarm clock and the rusty wings. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  9. cool tag thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics

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  10. Great Art Tag Annie, Love the clock and the safety pin.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  11. This is gorgeous Annie. Need some rusting powder to give it a go. Thanks for following me Honey!
    xx

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  12. Hi, Annie. Love your tag. You had super vision seeing the WV heart as bunting! The wings and letters are fab as is the cool clock. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly & Funkie!

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  13. Cool tag! Love the wings on the mini clock, and the banner is fabulous...love the color! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!

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  14. Awesome tag! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

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  15. Great tag ..And time goes faster as you get older ..me thinks .
    Thanks for sharing tag on Make it Monday

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  16. Annie this is just fab well done Hugs Elaine

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  17. Greta tag Annie
    Love the alarmclock

    Greetings Janny

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  18. What a fabulous tag, I really like the rusting technique you've used and the background is fabulous.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Feebsy
    xx

    p.s. I have to agree about Tom Jones, he was far and away the best act at the concert!

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  19. OH WOWWW!!!! The combination of that blueish color and the metal appearance look amazing together. :)

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  20. Fantastic tag, love the clock die cut. thank you for joining us at CCM this time.
    Yvonne

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  21. What a beautiful tag, it's so true, time really flies!

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  22. Annie, your tag is darling! I love it! Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my piece being featured on Ranger this month. That meant the world to me! <3 Candy

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  23. Annie, what a perfect-for-the-occasion tag you've made!

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my tag at Rogue Redheads, I appreciate it!

    :)

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  24. Great tag and the sentiment is so true. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

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  25. Wonderful tag....great colours you have used. Saw you on Make it Monday.

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  26. Very clever, Annie! Love the wings on the clock and your banner with the TICK is just too cute. A terrific take on our Kraft and Twine challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for being a regular layer at Frilly and Funkie!

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  27. Hi

    Awesome tag!! Love distressing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  28. Beautiful tag ...
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

    Annette

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  29. Really great tag! It's fun to work in small spaces sometimes.
    I'm sorry it's taken me so long to hop over and visit your blog - I so appreciate you playing along with my Amusing Challenges last week!

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Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog. I really do appreciate your comments and will always do my best to return them.

Annie x