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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Tim Tag September 2013 and Eclectic Elements

It is so good to have Tim's tag for inspiration because Mr Mojo has still not returned from his holidays!
My tag follows Tim's recipe but with different colours and a couple of different stencils (Tim ones) because I do not have the full set as yet.

Here is my effort:


I used the burlap, rays, schoolhouse and splatters stencils but to finish I added pearls instead of a charm and a key instead of a pen nib, otherwise it is similar. Click on the image for a closer view if you wish.

Because my tag has a key on it I am also entering it into the wonderful Hels' Sunday Stampers challenge which is KEYS.

But, even more exciting than doing the tag, if that is possible, I have got my hands on some of the new Eclectic Elements fabric!!  Woohoo - these fabrics are lush.  If, like me you have been dying to get your hands on some of these fabrics, well now you can.  Thank goodness for Dyan Reaveley's shop, which you can find HERE, as she does get Tim's new things in, in record time.  I am on her mailing list but even though I went online as soon as the email came through, all the larger (fat quarters) had sold out. I do believe that she got more stock in though.   Anyway, I am more than happy with my half fat quarters and 10" square pieces.

I am hoping to make one of Jim, the Gentleman Crafter's passport holders with some of the fabric and a nice holdall, plus, I have already given some of the fabric away, but in the meantime I have made these:





Top left is a notebook with ruled lines, in my favourite piece of fabric.  I have cut the letters from Tim's Wordplay die and added glossy accents (love that stuff) and the word 'notes' is a chit chat sticker.

On the right is a diary for 2014 with my next favourite fabric (what's not to like about butterflies!) and the notebook at the front also has ruled lines and the page edge colour matches this fabric so very well.  I added a word band which says 'possibility begins with imagination', which I coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint.  Finally, with the scrap of blue fabric that I had left over, I made a bookmark - so nothing wasted.

Just in case you want to cover some books too, the notebook top left is 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" in size and I used a half fat quarter to cover that.  The diary is 5 3/4" x 4 1/4" and also needed the half fat quarter size to cover it.  The small notebook is 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" and I used a 10" square to cover it and there was a bit left to make the bookmark.

I used Pinflair bookbinding glue to glue the fabric to the notebooks, it is very easy to do, the fabric is an excellent weight and quality to work with.  With the possible exception of the red butterfly pattern, all the fabrics are suitable for both male and female projects.  The fabric makes the books feel so tactile - I just love them.....


I am hoping you will all like them because I am thinking of making more to give away as Christmas presents and if you, my crafty friends like them, then I am sure my family and friends will too.  As always, thanks for looking and a special thanks if you take the time to leave a comment.  Big hugs, Anne x

55 comments:

  1. Lucky girl to get your hands on the fabric so quickly, the note books look lovely.
    The fabrics are scrummy and I particularly love the blue and brown fabric at the front.
    Big Hugs, Angela x

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  2. Hello Anne, your tag is beautiful - lovely colours and clever placement of the key. Love the notebooks - you can never have too many notebooks I find, especially when covered in fabric. Elizabeth xx

    PS: hope your mojo returns in full force soon.

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  3. Your tag is stunning Anne. I love the colours and wonderful detailing.
    The notebooks and and diary are gorgeous too, such beautiful fabric - I can see why you were so keen to get it! Whoever receives one of your notebooks as a gift for Christmas will feel very lucky for sure!
    hugs Sue xx

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, lucky recipients and your tag is gorgeous
    Rosie x

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  5. Oh how special!! My first viewing of the fabric in creative use. And wow Anne - you have made them special - they do look soooo tactile and beautifully bound with just the right amount of embellishment. I hadn't heard of 'fat quarters' before but bring 'em on for sure!

    Not forgetting your FAB-U-LOUS tag!! It is gorgeously vibrant and superbly inked! I FAR prefer it to the maestro's version. This very much exceeds 'effort' my Dear Anne! Your mojo is there alright.

    Nicola x

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  6. Beautiful version of Tim's Tag and LUSH is the word for that fabric! Awesome makes. xxx Keren

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  7. Wow fabulous fabrics,love what you have done with them...love your tag.xxx

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  8. O my word Anne, What you have done with this fabulous fabric is outstanding...fantastic work.. Your tag is amazing as always so much wonderful detail...You have been a busy girl...Hugs May x x x

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  9. Hi Anne,
    Your tag is beautiful! Love the colors that you used.
    The little notebooks and journal are AMAZING! Love those fabrics.
    Hugs,
    I have something new on my blog if you haven't seen it. :)

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  10. Hi Anne, I really like the lovely bright colours on your tag and the way you've used those stencils but what I love the most is the ribbon at the top - that is just brilliant! And those notebooks are amazing too - I'm hoping to get some of the material at Harrogate next month, hope they have some in stock. Although I can't sew for toffee, I think I could manage to do some covers like yours - they are great. Thanks for the inspiration. Love, Margie xx

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  11. Well your tag is great - love the pinks and blues - but your books are awesome. Love the Notes one top left but they all look great. I wish I hadn't looked cos now I NEED some fabric!! I'm sure your family would love them as gifts.

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  12. Love your tag Anne! The stenciling is so perfect and bold! Gorgeous color too!
    These journals and the tag are exceptional! Love how you covered them so perfectly and so crisp! Awesome project!

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  13. Your tag looks lovely. Love the butterflyes.
    Thanks for showing Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  14. For a lady with no mojo you are creating some great things Anne and what a super link you have given us. I popped over but have resisted buying so far. I think our mojo's must be on holiday together. Mines certainly been away for a long time.

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  15. Your tag is beautiful Anne; the colours perfect, the ribbon awesome.
    Your books are WONderful! Your family would be thrilled to receive a gift such as these, so no worries there that's for sure :0) xx

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  16. a fabulous tag Anne and your books are amazing - I'm sure your family and friends will love these to bits - they're wonderful!!! Thanks for your lovely comments today and always! You're a star xx

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  17. Your tag is quite clever Anne - the background colors are wonderful. It took me a while to find the key but I did!
    Now, I must come from a different planet. I did not have a clue what you were talking about when you started talking about this fabric. From the looks of your notebooks, I am sure you will be doing a lot more. These little notebooks are indeed wonderful and you are going to make a lot of people very happy. I think that is your very favorite thing to do!! Thanks for the site - I had not been there before and shopping on line is so much fun!!
    Sandy

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  18. Love your take on Tim's tag Anne....but wow!!!! Your notebooks are stunning and are perfect gifts for all occasions.

    TFS and crafty hugs
    Annie xx

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  19. I seriously doubt you when you tell us your Mojo has not returned!
    Anne, such beautiful creations and as someone who is ever so slightly obsessed with notebooks/journals, well guess how much I love those?!
    It might not be information you need but Laura at That's Crafty is stocking the fabrics.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Hi Anne, Gosh you are on the ball with your new Timmy fabrics and the little books are great they indeed would make lovely hand made gifts. I like the colours you have used on your tag, I have done mine but not posted it yet, i'd better get my skates on! see you soon. Hugs Mo x

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  21. Oh Anne, looking at your beautiful work there is no way you could tell that Mr mojo has gone walkabout.... Your tag looks fantastic and those passport holders are out of this world, simply stunning!!!!!

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  22. Anne, this tag looks wonderful. I like the changes you made from the prototype. Those books look awesome and would make delightful Christmas presents. The fabrics look gorgeous. Nice to know they are great quality although I would have expected that of anything Tim attached his name to. Hope Mr. Mojo returns soon. Your projects are still fabulous but it's so much more fun creating when it comes easily.

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  23. What a beautiful tag Anne, a great take on Tim's one and I just lurveeeee your notebooks with the new fabrics on them, they will be very speciall Christmas pressies.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  24. Never fear, your gift recipients will ADORE these. I think the butterfly fabric would be just fine for a guy...guys like butterflies too. (at least the one that lives here does). I love that you are able to incorporate fabric in these new books you are doing. I love fabric too, and wish I knew more ways to incorporate my quilt stash into my current hobby. Loved all 3 books, you are amazing at your designs. That tag was - as always - very fab. (I said this before: Don't tell TH, but I usually prefer yours!). I didn't know Mr. MoJo had wandered off...your posts surely don't show him as MIA. TFS & Hugs. A very nice way to finish off my day, visiting your lovely blog.

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  25. So sorry that your mojo is missing mine has been a bit of a drifter these last few weeks and it make crafting harder ...but your tag looks wonderful and love the rich colours you have used...just finished mine..yet to blog...I LOVE your books too, what gorgeous fabric and gorgeous idea too! sending huge hugs Anne and thanks for the message I will reply just been tied up! hugs x trace x

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  26. Awesome tag, Annie! I love the colors you choose and the use of burlap ~ and the key!! But those fabric-covered journals/notebooks stole the show for sure! The fabric is awe-mazing!! I used to make paper-colored ones for the store, but these put those to shame! If I were still doing it, I would be getting some of this stuff. I love all the "Annie" details you've added to them! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! Love and hugs! Darnell

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  27. loving this month's tag Anne but my eyes popped out on stalks when I saw your fabric notebooks...thanks for the heads up on where I can get Tim's fabulous fabric...fat quarters here I come...have a great weekend..hugs kath xxx

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  28. Loving your take on Tim's tag Anne, the colours are gorgeous! I also think your notebooks are stunning...can't wait to get my hands on some of Tim's fabric! Carole Z xx

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  29. So tell Mr Mojo to take a hike because I be thinking you are doing quite brilliantly all by yourself. You makes today are not just wonderful they are useful as well!

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  30. LOVE the tag Anne. I think the burlap stencilled seam binding works brilliantly and the way you inked the rays had me wondering if you'd pleated your tag as it was so realistic. And then you've surpassed yourself with those notebooks! Your family are going to be thrilled with them as they look so stylish and expensive. You are one clever lady. Huge crafty hugs, Jenny xxx

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  31. Your tag is stunning Anne - who needs Mr Mojo!! And the notebooks - WOW just fabulous.

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  32. Hi Anne, love your tag for this month, great colour choice and I love the inky ribbons. Just one word for your notebooks - stunning!! There's going to be a lot of very happy people opening their Christmas presents this year I think. Have a great weekend ....... tell Mr Mojo he can have a few more days away .... you're managing ok without him! xx

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  33. Hi Anne, I love the tag - the colours are gorgeous. It looks like Mr Mojo is back! Hugs, Jacky xx

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  34. These are fantastic Anne,and a great use for the fabric,I can niot wait to see what you create next x

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  35. Hi Anne,,,,love yuor tag, buy my fav are these stunning note books,,,,,o love the butterflies and the vintage effect,,,,I am finishing some new buttrerfly sheets on different styles, my friend,,,,,,,,,hugs

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  36. Oh you are tempting me with the fabrics! Love those notebooks! Your take on Tim's September tag is gorgeous! Love the colors and design! Have a great weekend!

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  37. As far as I can see Mr. Mojo can stay on holiday. Your tag is lovely, and thanks for the link to Tim's version, I was amazed at the large number of techniques and steps. Your books are very clever, that is certainly fabulous fabric.

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  38. Oh what ever! Your mojo is working brilliantly on both of these!! I love the colors on the tag and textures, your butterflies are all awesome together. Those books are fabulous, LOVE them!!
    Keep creating, you make amazing things!
    Hugs Kelly

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  39. Gorgeous tags!
    And wow, those books are cool!!

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  40. Oh Anne...your tag is wonderful! As always!

    I like your take on it too...the keys got you into the key challenge of Hels!

    Your books are beautiful! the fabric is wonderful and the bookmark was a great touch!

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  41. Oh Anne...your tag is wonderful! As always!

    I like your take on it too...the keys got you into the key challenge of Hels!

    Your books are beautiful! the fabric is wonderful and the bookmark was a great touch!

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  42. If these are what you can make with Mo Jo on holiday - the tag is wonderful and I adore the notebooks and diary - I had no idea that Tim had bought out quarters, fat and other sizes. Stunning work Anne, love every little thing x

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  43. Fabulous take on Tim's tag... and I've got to second Karen with the mojo-incredulity... those fabric makes are simply wonderful. And golly you were quick off the mark! I've grabbed some of the small squares from That's Crafty. I don't expect to get to play with them until after the move is all over, but this is great inspiration!
    Alison xx

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  44. Amazing - the tag is so beautiful and I had not heard about the fabrics! I NEED these! The books look amazing - They will be very loved! They are gorgeous! Lots of love Laura xxxx

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  45. What's not to love about those books? *sigh* Oh Anne, you did it again. You've outdone yourself ... Those booklets are beyond yummie. Love all of them. I especially love the rubber band, great idea. Can you tell me please how you made it? The fabrics are absolutely awesome and I'm sure everyone who is lucky enough to get a book from you will be more than happy. The tag is beyond wonderful as well, of course, and the pearls fit just perfectly. I don't have a TH template yet, but soon, I think :-) but two or three will suffice with me. I hope they're quite stable .. Big hugs to you, my friend, Suzanne xxx

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  46. How could we not like those beautiful books Anne and what a fabby idea to give as Christmas presents.

    Mr fibby is at work here as I am sure you could not have made such a stunning tag if Mr Mojo was not around. The colours, stamps, stencils all come together in one beautiful combination of pure joy to the eye.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  47. Love your tim tag! Gorgeous colours. Those note books with the EE fabrics are simply stunning . You are a woman of many talents xx

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  48. Gorgeous tag, Anne, and lovely journal covers. I love how you used the word band on the closure for one.

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  49. Your mojo is where?? I would say you're doing pretty well without him - unless he snuck back! Your tag is truly fabulous but those note books, well, what can I say? They are stunning! Great to see you on Saturday - hope you didn't spend up!! Chrisx

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  50. Anne....first of all, THANK YOU so much for your comment you left on my blog. You seriously had me tearing up with all of your wonderful things you said. I truly do appreciate all that you say...from the bottom of my heart! I think your Tim tag is beautiful. I love the colors rather than the brown tones. It may be the same recipe as Tim's but the colors make it look entirely different. :) Your little notebooks are awesome! I need to study them further as I am so inspired by them. Love each one and how you've made them all look so different. I think I may need to make some of those! Thanks for always being so willing to share how you did something. YOU inspire me! :) <3 Candy

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  51. Wonderful creations using your great fabric to cover your note book
    Your "tag" has some fantastic features

    Patricia x

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  52. Your family would,love any of those for Christmas gifts Anne, who wouldn't they are fabulous. Love how,you added the lettering and the fabrics work beautifully too. Lovely idea. I also,love your tag, the rays look fabulous against the butterflies. Gorgeous. Tracy x

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  53. Gorgeous creation Anne, love all those fab colours... am not at all Peeled Paint that you got the fabric... ahem... much lol Apologies for my late visit, been away on hols :O) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  54. You tag, I think is even better then the master one, love the pearls and the key, I love your take on it, now those books are FABULOUS, I love to use material, these are outstanding fabulous gifts, looooooove them all, thanks for sharing Annie..

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