21 March 2012

WOYWW 146

Well it's Wednesday again and since last week I have had sad news... 
My lovely Vagabond before I 'interred' it in it's packaging!
My gorgeous, wonderful die cutting machine that David loving bought for my birthday has gone to a better place... Goodbye Vagabond... I loved you...! However it is winging it's way to the factory so hopefully there will be a diagnosis or a new one... time will tell! In the meantime I haven't made a mess. No sir! I've been a tidy girl so as there is nothing to see... 
Well  I suppose there is the gap where my Vagabond was... (the white wires are from my fairy lights and the black bit is my Melt Pot) 
Also I have to show you my new pens which I knew I needed as soon as I saw the advert on TV (very easily influenced! I heart these loads! I only want them to write with and they make my writing look fab-u-lous (well - better than with a biro anyway!)  I thought I'd share with you two other things: 
The first is my fabulous WOYWW badge - am thrilled to have one and will wear it with pride at the upcoming Ally Pally event so do stop me and say hi if you spot it! (sorry about the greasy thumb print - not really sure where that came from!)
The second share is my offering for Tim's March tag. Details can be found here on how to make it - Tim is much better at explaining than I am! I didn't have the wood grain stamp (I didn't think I'd use it but maybe, just maybe, I was wrong!) so I used the wood grain texture folder with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I used Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder on the butterflies which worked well I think... The foliage was inked with Alcohol Inks.
I really enjoyed making it so I really should catch up and do the February tag too! Anyway, thank you, as always for visiting and please do hop on over to visit the Queen of desks, Julia, where other creative spaces await your perusal!
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23 comments:

Kitty said...

This is fab. Really love the butterfly wings.

Julia Dunnit said...

Gah, the thumb print is probably mine..hope no-one from forensics is watching! Shame about your vagabond, hope you arent lonely without it for too long. They are starting to get a bit of a reputation.
Love the tag..have seen the wood grain stamp and now the texture...both are utterly lovely.

Helen said...

Poor vagabond - hope they replace it for you. The tag is great - I think I need the woodgrain stamp too... lol!
I love how your "studio" sign makes patterns on your desk in this lovely March sunshine...
have a good day, my friend!
Helen, 21

anna_fran said...

Poor vagabond, hope it gets better. Love your TH tag. Haven't done any of them yet but I am doing his online course, which is fab.

Jacqui said...

It's a lovely tag Gabrielle - I like it better with a textured background

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope your Vagabond gets better soon! Your tag is stunning, I think I'm going to ask you one day to design a tag just for me! Thanks for sharing this WOYWW, let the snooping commence! Take care Zo xx 22

SophieNewton said...

Stunning tag. I've had my eye on that woodgrain embossing folder for ages and I MUST get to after seeing your tag...I will blame you when my husband finds out what I've bought now :-)
Wishing your Vagabond a speed return x
Sophie no.88

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Not the first dead vagabond I have seen and I bet it wont be the last!

Bella said...

Does it have to go far to be fixed? It weighs a ton, so was wondering about the cost of the postage...So sad for you, but hopefully you can get another one. Feeling your pain. Nice clean desk too and fabulous tag.

Carol said...

Oooo love your tag - I don't have a wood grain stamp either, didnt think I'd ever use one.... But now... Well just maybeeeee..... Shame about the vagabond - I'm not a lucky girl I have a big shot! Let's hope they can make it better in vagabond hospital! X

Minxy said...

Looks like you've been keeping busy, Sorry to hear about your VB, but if it's gone back to sizzix then they will put it right, they did for me, and it only took about a week to get back. The only thing you will find is you'll want to cut loads of dies now u don't have it, I did and it drove me mental lol
Love yout tim tag, the embossing folder looks great. Oh i also have those pens hehehe,
hApPy WoYwWiNg
Minxy #23

May said...

O I do hope the poorly Vagabond recovers soon... I must admit going around blogs I have heard a lot of these having to be returned??? I've had me big shot for 3 years and no problems YET!!! I just wonder if Sir Timmie knows about how many of these go wrong??

Love, love, love your tag Fab!!
Happy WOYWW Hugs May x x x No9

Redanne said...

Like May I have the Big Shot, mine is electrical like the Vagabond and it does 'act up' occasionally. Hope you get a good resolution. You have done a great job on your tag. Anne #66

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm glad you didn't own the wood texture stamp because I think the wood texture embossing folder ROCKS this project. It looks like a piece of nature come to life right there on your desk. Are your new pens Stabilo? I have some of those and I love them. Sorry the Vagabond is ill. I hope it is better soon. Happy WOYWW Judy #134

Ann B said...

Sorry about the poorly vagabond. I keep thinking about getting one and then hear about breakdowns so I'm hanging on. Love your tag and the AI foliage finishes it off perfectly.

Ann B
#56

Peggy Cain said...

Wednesday’s sure do come around quick! Trying again to make “All” the rounds. Sorry about your vagabond thingy.. I've heard several people have had problems hope it is something easy to fix! LOVE the tag oh my beautiful!Have a great day!

Tracy said...

Ooooh the tag is beautiful!! Making my 'rounds on WOYWW and so glad I popped by for a peek. :) Warmly, Tracy #34

Danielle said...

Hope your Vagabond returns home soon. Lovely tag-love the texture. Dani32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Where did you get your pens from and what make are they?? I'm always after nice pens to write with as I can't stand biros!!
Gorgeous tag, that wood effect is really beautiful! It seems like lots of bloggers are going to buy that one soon :)
Hugs, lLJ ~68 xx

kay said...

Do hope your vagabound returns home soon,loved your tag :)
#51

Marjie Kemper said...

Loving your super rich March tag, Gabrielle! And my condolences on Mr. V... hope his replacement finds you very soon.

Neesie said...

Phewph... apologies for visiting so late but I'm new to WOYWW and its quite a task to get to visit everyone. I've got so much to learn.

Thanks for letting me take a peek :D
Neesie #37

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i hope your vagabond gets back to you in no time! how nice to have the chance to meet other WOYWWers! your tag is lovely. i love the little embellishment and the quote you put. wonderful!