Scrapbooking and crafts is something I’ve done for many years off and on. it’s great to get your hands dirty and play with shape & form. That’s why I love dong Still Life Photos. Doing the Boxes had made me move back to the Crafting & scrapbooking to create things for the boxes. 


Full Deck Challenge

The Full Deck Challenge is to craft a set of cards with prompts. It isn’t as easy as it looks. 

Birds of a Feather

I found this really cool piece of paper with feathers on it.  Basically, its a flap book with a the book and tags etc added on the theme of birds. 

Sample Backgrounds

Sample backgrounds are created on small pieces of fine art papers and Tm Holtz inks mixed with water. There are several stage to these sample papers, one night I created the base and sampled layers and then added the stencil and addition ink on another. 

The final tag will be used in my Journaling & Scrapbooking. 

The Travellers

Another set of tags using Tim Holtz stamps and inks. I Love the colour of the tags so wanted to contrast with the dark hats.  There is additional work added to the stamps to finish them off and continue the theme. 

The Stages

  1. background Stencil & stamps with Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot ink (Tim Holtz)
  2. Stamp the hats and stamp & cut with die the tickets (Tim Holtz)
  3. Colour & Cut the hats 
  4. Make the compass from craft paper & glass 
  5. Construct the tags adding the final destination with a postage stamp.
  6. Finishing touch is the moustache from a stamp and the word FILED in Aged Mahogany Ink (Tim Holtz) 

Mr Tinham & Sons

Mr Tinham & Sons  is a set of tags created by using Tinm Holtz stamps and inks.  His stamps ahave something special about them. The title of the set is one of the stamps in the set of hats and collars. The background is spayed with inks and the stamped with various stamps in the st plus some from the ticket set.  The skull, hats, collars and ties were printed on white card and then sprayed with ink and decorated.The skull was attached to lift it from the card and hat and collar & Tie added.  The finishing touch was their hair, as I knew it needed something extra. The hair is created by inking strips of white dish cloth. 

Scientific Slides

Scientific Slides are often found in museums  and displays. I’ve always found them fascinating, 

The stages

  1. Buy the slide die and use a Sizzix to cut the slides from card.
  2. Distress the basic slide shape
  3. add cellophane to the space
  4. Inset the images
  5. Create the numbers and print, cut and add to the slide
  6. stick the two halves together and add studs
  7. don’t forget the envelope 


A Tag Book is a set of tags that are hinged by tape, in this case Washi Tape. The inspiration  came from the little cards I used as my discount cards for Hahnemuhle Fine Art. I didn’t want to throw them away for though of a way to use them. The Tags are Brown tags with coffee strained paper as a background.  the Images cut out and corners rounded. The Small Circles are all from the cards and thought it just finished it off. 


I wanted to try out some ideas and decided to make a sample book.  These are the first pages incorporating  a Tag Folder and an Envelope pocket with additions tags etc. 

Image 1 shows the Tag in place  Image 2 shows the tag folder open with the ephemera inside.