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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Tim Tag January 2014

Hi everyone and a big thank you to my new followers and also to those of you who regularly follow, I really do appreciate your kindness and support.  Apologies for not posting much lately and maybe not commenting as often as I usually do,  but I just can't seem to get into the 'groove' at the moment.  I have promised myself that I will use up lots of my stash (or NBUS, never before used stuff) as my lovely friend Darnell calls it!  I have also promised myself to spend more time crafting and a little less time blogging - but it's hard!

Anyway, on to my tag.  For once I had nearly everything that Tim used on his tag (yay, nothing new!) and in an attempt to kick-start my mojo I  followed Tim's technique closely to see if it would inspire me - and it did:


I am not going to take you through a step by step because Tim does it so well and my only differences are the words, the style of a couple of the cogs and the words on the ticket.


The little charm at the top was an absolute nightmare to do.  Tim suggested using a toothpick and he was not wrong!  It took me longer to do that charm than the rest of the tag - but it looks great now!


 I used the sentiment on the ticket, just because I love it.  I went a bit over the top with my splatting black paint as it even shows up on the ticket and I am not sure I was meant to.....but I like it.

Doing Tim's tag has helped with the mojo issue, as well as spending a wonderful day crafting with my lovely friend Mo, who always inspires me.  I have even made a tag holder today that looks a bit like a piece of home decor, so I may show that next week, because I am really pleased with it.

In the meantime, thanks so much for looking and I hope your weekend is going well.  See you soon!  Hugs, Anne xx

48 comments:

  1. What a beautiful version of Tim's tag Anne. So glad to hear you're getting back into the swing of things and I can't wait to see the tag holder. Jenny x

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  2. Wonderful take on the original Anne, and lovely to see you back on your blog and to hear your mojo got going again. Crafting with friends is always so wonderful! Love what you did with the tag and that ticket looks fab too. Now I can't wait to see your tag holder!!

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  3. Your tag looks awesome, Anne!
    You obviously had a wonderful time playing and messin' around with all that Tim Holtz goodness!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  4. Fabulous take on Tim's tag Anne. I love it! And such a great quote. I had a lovely morning crafting with friends too and it really does inspire. I hope you are having a lovely weekend Jennie x

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  5. This is stunning Anne, A really wonderful design full of interest. The textures are amazing and I love the wording too.
    I am pleased that your mojo seems to be returning and I look forward to seeing your next creation.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Great to see you back and that you have had a chance to grab your Mojo by the scruff of the neck! You've really showed him whose the boss! This is a wonderful take on Tim's tag-love you sentiment! Look forward to seeing the tag holder, Chrisx

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  7. Hello Anne what a lovely tag, and that little charm was worth all the effort , it is gorgeous. Take care x

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  8. Hi Anne. This is a gorgeous take on Tim's tag! I love the words that you chose too. I can totally relate to having trouble getting back into the swing of things.
    Dot x

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  9. Fabulous tag Anne. Love all the textures and the wonderful colours. Like you I'm struggling to keep up with my Blogging too. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. I've been waiting for this Anne. Great tag and hope it was the kick start you needed. X more crafty time sounds good. I always love seeing your creations x

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  11. Anne, this is such a fabulous take on Tim's tag! I so love your tag and that sentiment is so true! The blogging is so hard to keep up with and at times I feel so badly when I fall behind as well. I hope your Sunday will be wonderful! Big hugs!

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  12. Anne we all get behind with blogging, it is just so hard to keep up all the time, we all understand and at end of the day we have probably
    Y all been there and understand! Thisis a great take on Tims tag , full of great techniques andyou have made an amazing take on it! Huge hugs Trace x

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  13. A fabulous Tim tag, you have created it perfectly and I am so glad it has helped the motivation factor. I can see we all say and feel the same about keeping up with things Anne, but creating and blogging is something we do for pleasure and we could spend 24/7 at it and even then not keep up, so please don't worry about it. I am looking forward to seeing your tag holder.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  14. Mojo's are funny things Anne, we think they have deserted us and gone walkies then something inspires us and off we go full steam ahead.

    You have hit the ground running with this tag and at the end of the day it doesn't matter where your inspiration comes from it is all your own work and this is simply gorgeous.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl.

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  15. Brilliant tag - looks perfect. Hugs, Jacky xx

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  16. love your tag Anne - it really is fabulous! perfect in every way - including the black splatters. Gorgeous. Its very hard not to blog isn't it? I find I spend more and more time on here and should be spending it crafting - but its hard to know how to break away and do less blogging and more crafting! I sympathesise!!!! Not long now until we meet again - so excited! I can barely contain myself! Hugs Rachel xx

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  17. HI Anne, oh your take on Tim's tag is fabulous...and your little charm does look great, well worth all the effort, I noticed it immediately! I'm determined to get back into the challenge this month, having dipped out from about September last year! My mojo has come and gone at regular intervals since my back problem last summer, which was followed by the long holiday..then once I got into Christmas makes Mr Mojo was throwing ideas at me left right and centre and now? Well I'm finding it hard to snap out of Christmas mode! You'll be fine, he's just teasing you! Lots of hugs, Carole Z XXX

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  18. Great take on the Man's tag Anne. I am struggling with some of the supplies this month but yours is perfect! My mojo always goes AWOL at this time of year! I agree that tag looks really difficult, I am using an enamelled tag on my (another supply I substituted!) take care, love barb xx

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  19. Hi Anne - well done on getting the tag done - it looks great! Search the net for a new challenge to do - Mr Mojo might come back then. Whatever you do, have fun! Elaine xx

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  20. Stunning tag as always Anne, the splatters look fab! I know exactly how you feel .... I'm struggling at the moment. I like Elaine's suggestion of finding a new challenge to do, always helps with the old mojo. Can't wait to see your tag holder. Take care ..... Linda xx

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  21. Wow,love this,fab texture and colours.xxx

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  22. Wow Anne this is stunning! so wherever your mojo or get up and go has gone, can mine go with you please?? because this is fabulous. Hope your feeling much much better lots of huggles Sue xx

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  23. I love your tag Anne....stunning!

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  24. Everything you make is worth waiting for Anne - I really like this tag, especially the embossing on the watch face. I think its the cold, wet weather that is affecting us all - I can't wait for Spring to arrive and revitalise everything. Love, Margie xx

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  25. Hi Anne this is a wonderful tag and the charm is particularly clever. Well done my friend xx

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  26. Good for you kid - you did it! I hardly had anything Tim used. Your clock face is smashing. You mojo will come back - you can't keep a great girl down!
    All of your promises sound like me. Be kind to yourself - you had a pretty traumatic injury.
    Sandy xx

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  27. It's a great take on the tag - and I so agree about TH's ability to stir the Mojo... Glad to hear you had a good day crafting with Mo - looking forward to the tag holder! Good luck with the "more crafting, less blogging" - it's a tricky balance, isn't it?
    Alison xx

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  28. Hello Miss Anne, well I think it's a PERFECT take on Tim's tag and i looooooove all the black splatters and that charm was worth the trouble, I'm sure I'd have the same trouble with it. My mojo went on a holiday too so finding it hard to get my creating in the groove. I too am looking forward to see the tag holder, and there is nothing better then creating with a friend, hope you have a wonderful creative week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

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  29. Fabulous take on Tim's tag Anne, I adore the splatters... Looking forward to that tag holder...Have a happy week ahead... Hugs May x x x

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  30. Hi Anne, we had great fun didn't we, and of course I saw your wonderful tag in the flesh, minus the additional splatters which finish it of perfectly. So glad you feel more inspired and finished your tag holder, really look forward to seeing it. See you again soon! Big Hugs Mo xx

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  31. Hi Anne x love your take on Tim's tag and so glad your mojo has kick started with Tim and Mo's inspiration. Think it's that time of year when we all feel a bit blue and need some dry and sunny days.

    Huge hugs Annie x

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  32. This is a great tag...it gives a feeling of strength and security! Perhaps it is because my Dad and my Grandpa both had watches like that
    You have done a wonderful job on the tag and my head spins thinking of the work to make that teeny charm...it is fabulous.

    Hands a little better today. Living with arthritis, you tend to recognize a flare and so I just slow down for a few days and use ice a bit in the evenings.Of course it is all self imposed as I like to clean my house from top to bottom to start the year.
    DH does all the vacuuming and dusting and changes the beds over...but still I like to go through each drawer and purge and organize. It seems that fine work of wrapping each item to place in the thrift shop box sets off my wrists and thumbs. I had it after decorating and undecorating the tree and had just got it settled down...so you think I
    would learn! Oh well...house is half finished and will give a go again in a few days.

    That turquise did scare me as it looks much further away in tones from the blue and aqua on the card (IRL). It seems neon to this mitchy matchy girl! teeehee

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  33. Anne...YOU are one of the sweetest people I know! I wanted to THANK YOU so much for the very kind comment you left on my blog as I am leaving Simon Says Stamp's design team. I had such fun there but it's just time...you know? You always make me feel so good with your words of wisdom and your sweet comments. I am excited to see what lies ahead both as we (fingers crossed) get our bid back from our builder and hopefully we will be able to start building our house. And...I am so excited to just mindlessly PLAY in my craft room and experiment with art journaling and other mediums that I've either been too scared to just DO IT or been too busy with other commitments to have the time to quietly sit and just let the ideas flow. I wish for you a wonderfully creative 2014. From the looks of your Tim tag, you're well on your way! It's incredible! Much love, <3 Candy

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  34. Fabulous tag Anne! Love the pocket watch and all the texture! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Fabulous Anne! I thought this was Tim's tag when I saw it, great work, looking forward to seeing your tag holder, it is a dilemma sometimes with blogging or crafting, crafting or blogging! I know just what you mean ! A few more hours in the day wouldn't go amiss xx

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  36. Another awesome tag Anne. You must have patience in abundance to do all those fiddly bits. Have a great week, with lots more crafting :o) x

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  37. Loving that texture on the clockface. You want to reach out & rub over it just to feel the surface. So very vintage & so Tim. I had to smile reading your comment that you had 'nearly all' the supplies. I know you are all Tim Holtz and if anybody would have his supplies, our Anne would. But you know, I love to see when you adapt to your own supplies too, because you do it so well. Even when your MoJo is resting, your projects always take a life of their own and are beautiful. Well done, and I'm happy to see you crafting more frequently now. Take care, and TFS. Hugs

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  38. Perfect! You do such a great job with the Tim's Tags!
    I know what you mean. I love to read blogs, but I have been a little slower with my reading since the new year started.

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  39. Love your take on Tim's tag Anne especially that you used pink paint :)

    Amy*

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  40. Brilliant absolutely fantastic, I love the watch and all the cogs.
    I really like how you get so much on a small piece of art.
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  41. Looks just like his lady!!! Love it!

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  42. love this! amazing texture on the watch

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  43. Hi Anne, a bit late commenting, been a bit busy but just had to say how much I like your tag. Hugs, Angela x

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  44. Fantastic tag Anne and so nice that you had most of the items too. Love the little charm and it made me laugh that it took you the longest time to make, is it it always the way?! Much like you I've been struggling to get going properly this year soi do understand how it is, looks like you've made a grand start to the year though with your gorgeous projects so far. Chris xxx

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  45. What fun you and Mo had. You both had great results Anne. I think I need to do more shopping for this one. Love Mo's idea for making ATCs inspired by the tags this year. Hug Helen
    x

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  46. This is terrific Anne - well done on prevailing and producing this beauty. I can imagine how finickity the charm was but it does look brilliant so really worth all your patience. Nicola x

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  47. Hi Anne wow these are fab and such a great tutorial :)
    Have a lovely weekend
    Hugs
    Vic x

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  48. your tag turned out so well ... awesome ....

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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