Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Happy Birthday to Me :0) and Tuesday Taggers

My turn to choose the theme as today is my birthday - unless you didnt already know LOL. Ive found I enjoy my birthdays so much more than I used to in fact since I turned 40 they have been fabulous! I usually try to spend the day at Dyan Reaveleys studio doing a class but this year I am doing a whole weekend at the end of September at a mini Ranger university. I cant tell you how much I am looking forward to that!
Anyway enough about me onto to Tuesday Taggers. Well I have to confess I chose this theme as a bit tongue in cheek. My craft pals (especially Michelle)tease me that the subject always turns around to the other meaning for the birds and the bees whenever Im around so I chose the theme for a giggle. However hop over to Tuesday Taggers and see the standard of work my DT buddies have produced - Wow!

Well onto mine. Not entirely happy with this I must confess - its my first attempt at Beeswax collage. I think it would have been better if I had used white wax not the natural coloured wax but hey ho here it is.
Its a mountboard ATC covered in some basic grey ambrosia paper then hot wax painted on. I have stamped the bird image (Tim Holtz) onto tissue paper then waxed it on top. the word art has been stamped and adhered in the same way. Once cool added 2 red eyelets and a bit of gold ribbon. The edges have been finished with Krylon pen.
I have really enjoyed playing with the beeswax though (thanks for letting me have some Michelle) so think I will invest in some white wax to play more with. So watch this space!

If you fancy entering the challenge this week I am donating the prize - not sure what it is yet as Im going shopping today so will see what takes my fancy!

Hop on over to Tuesday Taggers and check out the challenge


  1. This looks great love the depth to it. Wax always gives make you really have to pay attention to all the little details :)

  2. Happy Birthday to You Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday dear Janet Happy Birthday to you!!!!
    Oh I hope you have the best day!!!

  3. Happy Birthday Janet. Have fun. Kathleen x

  4. Happy birthday wishes sent your way,have a lovely day and oohhh enjoy your weekend away when it comes round.
    Gorgeous make love the effect!!

  5. Yay! Happy B'Day!
    Love your offering this week.

    PS - Have a great day!

  6. Happy Birthday Janet, have a lovely day xx

  7. Hi Janet,
    I'm new to your blog and I found you on Tues Taggers. I just had to see how you made your beautiful DT sample. I love it and I'm going to try.

    Happy Birthday.


  8. Fab tag honey & I personally think it looks super just the way it is...

    Happy birthday too & boy what a super treat for you having a whole weekend away crafting... enjoy.

    Lorraine xxx

  9. Happy Birthday Janet, hope you have a fab day, I was honestly going to do the other "birds and bees"....LOL, but restained myself. Love this ATC and the Wax is fabulous, I have so much to learn from you girls....have a great day Janet. Big Hugs Avril xx

  10. Oooo you'll have to give us a tutorial in wax, this is lovely. Hope you have a fantastic birthday. Jo x

  11. Happy birthday....have a great day.The tag looks great.

  12. I did "my thing" again. I know perfectly well when your birthday is (well, was) and on the day before I exactly knew I had to visit your blog and congratulate you. But nooo, when it's so much better to wish a belated birthday? (not!) But still...

    Happy birthday, and may your health improve so much you won't even recognize yourself! Vse najboljše!


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