Wednesday, January 13

Jack is out of the Box!

WT1

It being Wednesday and all ... it is time for WOYWW ... gather round people ... I have lots to say today ... erm ... for a change ...

The first thing on my desk this morning was this tag ... I made it using only one sheet of wWT1ahite A4 card ... some distress inks and Wendy V's first stamp plate ... Ticket to Art ... if you look closely I have included every stamp from the sheet at least once and it is coloured using only distress inks ... lots of fun ... I might add!

To get all the stamps in ... I added one of the phrases on some copy paper ... distressed it and then rolled it ... so you may have to squint a bit!

WOYWW1301 The second thing on my desk is Jack. I got the idea of naming Jack from the very lovely ... very funny ... and everso slightly Alice mad Carmen. Why Jack??? Well my sisters caved in and bought me Jack about 4 years ago for my birthday ... I really really needed him at the time ... I have decided on Jack ... because he has been in his box ever since! This morning ... and call me ... the sewing lady from now on ... I threaded him up and started using him!

I know ... I know ... the sewing is pretty bad ... Jack is n't very straight ... but even Versace had to start somewhere!

Now c'mon you people ... go find Julia ... follow her instructions and get flashing your work desk so the world and her mother can see what you are up to :0)

43 comments:

Sandra said...

I'm just so looking forward to seeing the fabulous work you and Jack create :). Just loving this tag - so impressed.

Julia Dunnit said...

Driven to let Jack out of the box eh? And can we count on you to morph into a fabric stamping padded journal mixed media gal any minute then?

Kay said...

Jack is it?! Mine had a name beginning with B and ending with From Hell. He ended up in the bin! As for the sewing not being straight well, it's supposed to be distressed, isn't it? Love the tag BTW.

Wipso said...

Oh another sewer in the making :-) Hope Jack plays nicely and you have as much fun with him as I do with mine.
A x

NormaJean said...

Hi Linda, wow I love that tag and all the other stuff on our blog your work is beautiful!!!..excited to see what you make with jack, mine sits under my desk most of the time..
Hugs Norma

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Firstly fabulous tag of course of course ;) I'm going to waffle a bit now hehe. I've been sewing for years and years and years and I still find it difficult to sew a straight line! I bought my first machine when I was about 21 and had it for many years; 20 odd years; I passed it onto DD and when she was moving it got dropped down a flight of stone steps but still worked perfectly, however the bit for winding bobbins had been broken off. Then it got stolen shortly afterwards after having to put some stuff into storage. I bought my 9 year old granddaughter a sewing machine for Christmas which looks just like yours but for the name. She decided she wanted to do some sewing last night so I cut a bag and straps out of felt and she sewed them up. I had to use my machine to sew the straps on 'cos hers couldn't cope with the thickness of fabric. We didn't bother turning over a bit at the top of the bag 'cos I didn't want it to take too long and as it's felt it doesn't fray. I sewed a flower on and put her name on in glitter so she's now the proud owner of a little bag which she took to school today with her drink in :)
Anne xx

kirsticoo said...

Wow... I adore that tag.. I have been sewing too this week....x

Hazel said...

Well done for getting Jack out and putting him to excellent use - great crafting, including the sewing x

Ramona said...

Linda,

Your tag is just gorgeous - and Jack's the man!

Can this really be the first time I have found and visited your blog? We must be on groups together or something because your name is so familiar to me! Anyway I am now following and looking forward to exploring your site when I have a little more time! Hope you'll visit me too when you have a moment!

Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Kaz said...

Fab offerings today Linda, although I'm jealous of Jack. He does zigzag, but my machine has decided it's straight lines and nothing else! xx

Kathy said...

oooooh you are really loving those colours at the mo aren't you? and I love the things you are making with them. Mind you, it does make me feel a bit sick that I can't make inky things the way you do!

Lottie said...

I just adore your tag - love how you have cut the top out. Is your machine a special little one - Jack looks so neat. I have a 'normal' sized one, which I am afraid to use for sewing paper and card in case I break it - having a little Jack might be just what I need -or else I could get brave and use my big one.

Suzie said...

Gorgeous tag! And lines are meant to be wonky lol!

Christine said...

Thanks for stopping by, love the tag, and nice tidy desk, see you next week for WOYWW
Christine x

Jo Power said...

Your tag is beautiful and good luck with Jack can't wait to see what you to make together.
love Jo xx

kazzells said...

Just soo scrummy!! Have left you a little award on my blog

kazx

Sharon said...

Beautiful tag! I love stitching too - my problem is I can't be bothered trailing out the machine and threading it LOL

Susie Sugar said...

Oh I have a Janome they are the best (In my opinion any way)
great tag xx

craftimamma said...

Fab tag Linda! Love it!

I have a Jack too would ya believe? Wanted one for ages so that I didn't have to keep trundling my proper big sewing machine out of it's hiding place so I got Jack just before at the beginning of December and...... .................He's still in his box!!!! Mind you I've at least another 3 years 10 months and blrrggg days to beat you, Lol!

BTW Linda, you're a star for visiting my 'baby's (Hee! Hee!) new blog and giving him some encouragement. Thankyou.

Lesley Xx

Pam said...

Loving the fab tag. You make me feel so guilty my sewing machine is at the back of the cupboard it came out at xmas for 10 mins so I could alter my party dress (1/2hr before said party!) and was put away swiftly before hubby got the idea I may alter the 3 pairs trouser he's been wait for me to since last July! Hugs Pam

butlersabroad said...

Love the projects on your desk, you pack a lot of colour into your work, I really need to practise more I can see!

Brenda

Nicks said...

Jack... ha ha ha! I would love to be a sewing lady, but I am sewing challenged!
Love your tag, I must investigated Wendy Vecchi!

craftytrog said...

Brilliant tag Linda, the colours & stamping look great! I've been knitting, does that count? x

Jennie said...

ooh inspriing to get out my machine which is hidden in a cupboard :) lol
My desk is empty (well actually it is full of new stamps!) so no woyww this week :(
xx

Creative Treasures said...

Beautiful tag Linda, no jack here i would be challenged to find a needle :)

Tracy

Paula Gale said...

i like the tag and the fact that you did it all with inks only. I really fancy getting dirty with inks. I have something in a bottle with a dropper but cant remember what it is. Its in the garage and hasn't made its way back in the house (yet)...

you've set me off now.

Paula xx

Joy said...

OMG LInda I've just been brousing your blog and loving all your wondeful creations, I apologise for been an absent blogger but 'life' has taken over me since before Xmas But I anm back doing a bit of blog hopping again and hope to get productive again soon. Hope you had a great Xmas and New Year xx

Debsg said...

I love stitching on cards. Somewhere I have a sewing machine, now where did I put it? :)

Katy said...

Well done Linda - mine's still in the box from about 3 years ago (hangs head in shame...)

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Ive not quite got as far as real stitches on cards!! Love love loving your tags they are stunning x

Linby said...

thanks for visiting and your lovely comment. great tag!
Linbyx

Chrissie said...

I think real stitching on cards is just a bit too clever. My machine doesn't actually stop when I take my foot off the pedal so that would make things a little difficult.
Your space look most productive!
Chrissie

Angelnorth said...

Fab tag and great to see you making a new friend, I'm sure you and Jack will be very happy!

Glen said...

You truly amaze me with your creations Linda. The time you make and find to do so much. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and for taking the time to visit me. I appreciate it. Is it a matter of 'Jack's back'?! I have got one too which hasn't seen the light of day! You have inspired me. Maybe I will use it to stitch on a layout - 3 years out of fashion but hey...I can recycle the trend again. LOL. TFS. ~Glen~

Hels said...

WooooHooo .. get you with the sewing machine...last time I went near one of those the bugger went and blew up on me ROFL...loving this tag...tis all bright and happy... as for the desk...you feeling alright cos it does look a bit tidy...hugs xx

Debi said...

You are so incredible. Your art is amazing. Love it!!!

* Shaz * said...

Fab tag Linda..glad Jack is now out of the box x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

fabulous tag :) lol at Jack, I name things too...my machine has not been out for a while either....might need to be called Pandora :)

Andrea said...

love the tag Linda, the colours are great and of course the stamps, as for Jack I dont think I need a Jack anytime soon but do enjoy him, me I need a Gino :-) xx

Sandra said...

Fabulous tag! so nice to see Jack out of his box.
Looking forward to seeing lots more 'Jacked' creations.
Hugs
Sandra x

allyf said...

Gorgeous tag, glad you are using your poor neglected sewing machine too.
:-)

allyf said...

Gorgeous tag, glad you are using your poor neglected sewing machine too.
:-)

Gez said...

Fabulous tag. Must say ALL my lines are wonky! I must have Jack's brother!! Have a great weekend. Gez.

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