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Second post of today, and it's back to decluttering and my makes. Decluttering first.



An Avon perfume. This was given to me as a gift. I've used it all up so bin.

Deodorant. Used up so bin.

Ankle socks that don't quite go past the heel. Think they've shrunk (my feet certainly haven't grown.) Bin.

Knee high socks. The scourge of my fat calves. Bin.


Sherlock and John necklaces. Bought these ages ago from a very talented woman on Etsy. I have a number of Sherlock scenes in boxes from her so I've decided to donate these to charity.

Disney badges. Got loads of Disney merchandise so some of it has to go. Charity.

A box file. Used to store my university stuff. It's been about a decade since I've even looked in here, which is depressing. But life doesn't always turn out how you thought it would. It's time to move on. Charity shop.


Now onto the makes. First things first, I completed page 4 of the Disney stitch!!!


I also decided to make a few tags this week. For the first, I started off by using an embossing folder on the tag. I then used a few distress sprays for the background, then a blossom stencil and brown ink over the top. I also inked the edges. I stamped a bird house and a couple of birds, as well as a sentiment, onto card, coloured them and attached them with foam pads. The birds were coloured with distress markers, the house with distress ink pads. Finally I coloured a wooden flower shape using distress pens and glued it on.


I used coral spray for the second one, then texture paste and a sentiment stencil, which i then inked. I also splattered some metallic paint here and there. I used some rub ons on a photobooth picture, added some flowers and a grungeboard heart. The heart was inked with red distress ink, then coated with glossy accents, with a few gears and clock hands attached. Finally I added a circular tag, heart charm, and a few beads. 


Of the two I like the first the best. I was initially worried about getting the smaller sized tags, but I actually find these easier to work with than the size 8 most people get.

Happy crafting everyone!
Ems

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Even my cute little Sauron!

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