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Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Can't believe it's wednesday already, where did last week go? I have been playing with the techniques from day 5 of Tim Holtz's online class 'Creative Chemistry 101' so that is what is on my desk today...

Here's a close up of my tags

For the tag on the left I used Inkylicious flower stamps, Indigo Blu tree and a Personal Impressions butterfly. Middle tag I used Indigo Blu stamps, tag on the right a copy of Tim's as it was sooo nice so just Tim Holtz stamps.   

Also did you spot the tins in my window. They are from Tesco, I thought they were fab, not sure what I am going to put in them yet. Any ideas? Other makes of tins are also available. ;-)

If you want to have a look at what is on other people's workdesks this week or join in the fun yourself then pop over to Julia's blog at Stamping Ground.


  1. Amy great tags, I've yet to play with the class but hoping to find time later tonight. Loving your tins too. Happy WOYWW,

  2. your tags are beautiful,love the tins,maybe some sweets for a sugar treat :)

  3. Beautiful tags and those tins are great, must keep an eye out for those! Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 75

  4. Lovely tags and the tins are very vibrant. Maybe you can store ribbon and trims in them? dani42

  5. Love the tins, since they are different colors you could put like minded colors in each one! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  6. Love your tags, Fabulous!!! and those tins are great, maybe use them for Sir Timmie's buttons?? Hugs May x x x x

  7. the tags are great! love that butterfly! Becky 153

  8. Oh fabulous tags, love the tins too.

  9. OOer, nice tins, missus!! (Didn't think I'd be writing THAT this morning) I might just mosey on down to my branch of Tescos and see if there are any left!!
    Hugs, LLJ ~74 xx

  10. Gorgeous tags and lovely tins, Amy! The colours are great. Your creative space is sooo tidy!!! Wish mine would stay that way!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Glad you like what I do!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #12

  11. Great Tags I wish I could do Tims course but don't have the time ATM Love the tins too.

    Happy crafting
    Eliza No. 181

  12. Hi Amy,
    I love the colours of your tags. Your desk is situated in a great position under the window and so tidy!
    Those tins are brilliant and I'm sure will be full before you know it.
    Have a lovely weekend :D

  13. Great tags - love the stamps you have used - and fab tins. You will think of something - perhaps one could be full of chocolate for Easter.
    Hugs, Neet #5 (who has candy on her blog) xx

  14. Your tags look wonderful! The tins are great too - what strikes me is the colours of them co-ordinate with your tags - did you use them for inspiration?

    Thanks for already visiting my desk this week
    WoYwW # 3

    1. Just a coincidence but I see what you mean. :-) x

  15. Fabulous tags, i just love the indigo blue stamp. great to see so many of us taking part in tims class x
    sophie no.183

  16. Hi Amy, your tags are fab! And I just spotted the pic at bottom of page with Sir Tim - you lucky so and so!!!

    Treated myself to some Flitter Glue this week, but not had chance to try it out yet, and just finished by April WOW DT project, so taking the opportunity to visit a few WOYWW desks a bit late

    thanks for stopping by my blog

    Debs xx

  17. Thanks for popping by, the tags are looking great.

    Those tins are amazing too, I need to get some :) x