Friday, 9 May 2014

Cross My Palm With Silver........

......and I'll show you my latest Tatty creation!!!

It is of course a Gypsy Wagon designed to house Madame Tatty Twinkles. This is one of the samples that I made for the Create & Craft TV launch of the Fairground Tatty Twinkles Collection. Hopefully you will have tuned into the 10am show and seen the marvellous samples that the team have made, if not then you can catch the other shows at 3pm and 7pm today.

I'll warn you now that this post is picture heavy, so apologies if it's slow loading but I really wanted to try and show you some of the beautiful detail from the Tattered Lace Dies and the gorgeous Tatty Twinkles image designed by Nikky Hall for Tattered Lace.

I think you can probably tell from my samples that I had tremendous fun with these images and had the turnaround time not been so tight then I would've created loads more samples using both the stamps and dies. 

I'm hoping that in the not too distant future that I will have a couple of days free to create a few more projects using the other stamps and dies from the collection!

I made the wagon out of an old dishwasher tablet box, some paint and loads of luscious Tattered Lace Die Cuts.

Now I'll be completely honest when I got the dies I panicked a little cos they are just so pretty and delicate and I thought "Yikes, what on earth am I going to do with some of these!" However, once I got going with the caravan I discovered that there was plenty I could do with them and I will NEVER look at a die cut in the same way again!

I'll list the dies I've used below and you'll see that a lot of them have simply been trimmed and cut about to fit the project.

Unfortunately the die I really wanted to use for the roof (Summer Rose) wasn't in my possession and I didn't have time to order it in, so I had to use a Sizzix Die (which again I chopped to pieces to suit the project) in conjunction with a Tattered Lace one.

I coloured the diecuts up with matt gold paint as I didn't want to use mirri board.

The image is currently available as a stamp set only at the current time and can be ordered from Create & Craft or Crafting. I think this is probably my favourite Tatty Twinkle image ever! Despite the fact that she nearly saw me off with that hair!! Nothing like a few waves and curls to send me into a panic! I added a little ribbon rosebud to her hair as somehow or other I managed to make a mistake - but shhhh I'm sure it'll go unnoticed ;)

The chalkboard was created from a piece of black card and I've written on it with my Graph'It White Shaker Pen. To finish I've added various ribbons and trims.

I hope you like my project - it took an age to design from scratch but I think I'm fairly pleased with the end result!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Ultimate Graphic Paper
Graph'It Markers
Skin: 4135, 4150, 4155, 4170
Hair: 9504, 9506, 9909
Dress, Shawl, Headscarf: 6110, 6140, 6175, 5220, 5240, 5245, 1170, 1180, Gold Glitter Shake It Pen
Earrings and Bangle: Gold Glitter Shake It Pen
Chalkboard - Graph'It White Shaker Marker

All dies are available from Create & Craft or Crafting


I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Flowers
Whimsy Stamps - 2 or more die cuts
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
OSAAT - Ribbons & Lace
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes


  1. Wowowowowow! Amazing stuff again Claire! I read your posts and realise that I am literally shaking my head! SO good!

    The rosebud in her hair is just perfect!

  2. WOW!!! This is amazing Claire, so much detail, I love it x

  3. wow, wow, wow! Nothing else to say!

  4. WOW - Claire - this is absolutely amazing!!!!! Fabulous fabulous. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. awww that is soooo cute, lovely work x

  6. Oh my god!!! I am totally in love with this!! Your work is awesome, I can't stop looking at it, I sooooo wanna love in that caravan!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  7. Ooooop I wanna *live in the caravan not love in it ha ha xx

    1. Lol thought you'd gone all John Lennon and Yoko Ono on me then Cara!! xxx

  8. An absolutely stunning creation love all the dies and and added details,embellishments and texture--thank you for joining our first challenge at Crafting At The Weekend
    Carol DT x

  9. Consider your palm filled with silver! Super cute, love all the amazing details and the color is perfect for gypsies!

  10. Your entry in our challenge is fabulous, you are very creative. I adore the layout and love your creativity. Very well done! Congratulations! Thank-you for joining us.

    I would love you to visit my blog and be in the running for some delicious candy. Only 50 followers away before I make the draw for the beautiful 2 dies from Sherri Ann Baldy.

    Ange DT xxoo

  11. WOW Claire this is stunning! Fabulous colours and gorgeous embellishments and Tatty Twinkle looks fabulous.
    Linda xxx

  12. This is just stunning, I love it, Thank you so much for joining our first challenge at Crafting At The Weekend with this amazing creation. Tracy DT

  13. Brilliant! What a fabulous idea to use the decorative dies in this way, very creative!

  14. I saw it on the TV and thought how fantastic it looked. Such an eye for detail and briliant use of the dies and images. A really stunning creation.

  15. wow this is amazing, adore it so much, you are so clever and you have a new follower x

  16. Hi Claire, Wow, this is an amazing project, love all the dies you have used, and the image is just gorgeous. Thank you for Joining us at Crafting From The Heart and Crafty Girls. Good luck and we hope to see you again very soon.

    Hugs Erin x

  17. Wow, this is amazing !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  18. Wow Claire this is amazing I love how you have used the dies to create completely unrelated items to what they were intended for
    Jenny x

  19. Beautiful! I can't imagine all the time it took to create. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again in the near future.

  20. holy tootles! how wonderful is this. so much work and so unique. thank you for bringing your creation over to OSAAT. It is lovely - all parts of it. Best of luck. samara DT OSAAT

  21. Wow Claire this is gorgeous. I love that caravan and the colours you have used, clever girl!!! xxxx

  22. Like the 3D Gypsy Wagon. Wonderful & creative with detail & sparkle/shine. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch#211 Use Ribbon or Lace.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  23. I commented earlier but think I forgot to include my DT part at end. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch11 Use Ribbon or Lace.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  24. Oh wow hun what a cracker the detail is fantastic wow amazing or what would love to have one just like that hugs cheryl xx

  25. Fantastic Claire and love the bold colour scheme and tatty of course.. Clever use of the big wheel die as the spokes of your wheel. x x x

  26. this is gorgeous Claire and so very beautiful made.

    gr karin

  27. Gorgeous project! Thank you for joining our Say it with Flowers Challenge this week at Love to Create, but since you entered more than 10 Challenges you won't be in the running for this weeks prize.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  28. Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week, fabulous though your project is you have, unfortunately, entered more than our 10 challenges allowed.


  29. Fabulous! Love all the festive details. Thank You so much for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week! We hope to see you again real soon.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  30. This is really neat! What a fun project! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  31. Love all the details! Thank you for participating with us over at Through The Craft Room Door" Melanie, DT

  32. OMGosh this is so adorable, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  33. Just amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hugs Sus xxx


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