Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday!

2014 10 29 woyww october tim tag

Today’s desk is full of all sorts of crafting goodies, and every one of them was pulled out just for the Tim Holtz October tag.  Yes, this desk was completely empty when I started.

Has anyone ever added up the price of all of the supplies Tim lists that you need for a single tag?  That would be interesting… and probably shocking, lol.

Anyhow, I got over running out to buy everything needed for a tag a long time ago. Now I just wing it with my own supplies.

spring dogwood tim tag (1)

This month I did wing (wung?) it so much that my tag is for an entirely different season. I’m not particularly fond of Halloween, or fall, for that matter, so spring birds and flowers it is.

spring dogwood tim tag (3)

Anyhow, I do love how the Ransom Alpha Parts look painted with the Distress paints. (Picked Raspberry is the main color I used, with dabs of Wild Honey and Broken China.)

spring dogwood tim tag (2)

The little sprig of flowers in the right is from the Nature Adornments, also painted with Distress paints then lightly sanded. The dogwood flowers are from the Butterflies & Flowers Stamp & Die set.

So, that’s all I’ve got today. Sorry if it’s strange to see a spring project two days before Halloween, but I’ll bet our friends Down Under understand! 😉

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18 thoughts on “WOYWW – October Tim Holtz Tag

    1. Yes, I take great comfort in that!

      Gen 8:22 “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.”

  1. I know! I followed along with the Christmas tags one year and just used what I had. A couple of British online craft shops, that I know of, were listing supplies each day, if you wanted to buy. The shopping list totals were astronomical, if you had to start from scratch. Yours is lovely.

    Fiona #20

  2. LOVE the tag – that stencil is amazing, I have it and I use it a lot. I’ve been doing some card making courses online and I bought a handful of things I needed, but for one of the classes I added up the ‘list’ and it came to nearly $150 – NO WAY. Like you I make do with what I have. I’m not playing along with WOYWW this week, but I wanted to visit you. Cx

  3. Totally agree with what you say about cost. I think, once you’ve been crafting for a while, we get smarter, and swap out what we have for what they want to sell us! Love how your tag came out. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

  4. Gorgeous tag, love the images and the texture, lovely.
    Sometimes one project just fills the desk with stuff.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 34

  5. Oh Sandy. I so agree about the cost of all the things listed in patterns and instructions – it’s the same in magazines. Just SO expensive for one item.
    I agree, too, about Halloween. I don’t do or make anything. In fact, I don’t normally even answer the door!
    However – even though you didn’t use what was recommended – that tag is just lovely. Great colours and composition! Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #16

  6. Hi. Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. I’m catching up with my visits this morning because I had another twinnie fun day yesterday so didn’t get a lot of time to call by.
    I love your tag….and be assured Spring is happening somewhere in the world 🙂
    Annie x # 26

  7. Hi – don’t tell anyone else, but I HATE Halloween. Your tag is beautiful, and full of promise of Spring to come. You’ve used so many lovely techniques that I’d love to try. Have a great week, Chris # 24

  8. Happy Belated WOYWW. I didn’t get into the whole ‘Timmy’ thing, as I could see my credit card overheating before I even started! Lovely to see some spring flowers. Ali x #40

  9. Good for you doing a Spring tag (after all it is spring in Australia!). Yes, the Tim Holtz stuff is very expensive. I only have a few items myself. I agree with you on both accounts. We create new things with what we got, not follow blindly and copy what he does….
    Have a good week,
    Thank you for letting look over your shoulder,

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