Saturday, 13 October 2012

Made 4 tags for monthly swaps this week

It a bit of a week, on Tuesday teatime our irgin tivo crashed, along with their internet and our landline phone. Most houses in our road were reconnected in 2 hours, but 2 houses weren't and one of them was ours! We were finally reconnected on Friday lunchtime, butonly after the 2 Virgin tecvh guys came back 3 times.

One bonus to not having any internet, meant that instead of chatting to my dear friends on DC, which I really missed, it gave me the excuse to craft whilst watching DVDs we had had for ages and never got round to watching, my favourite was 'Atonement', but I also loved the cartoon 'All dogs go to Heaven' (our daughter is called Anner-Marie, like the girl in the story, and she had the film on video as a child and then bought it on DVD for her daughter, and mum!)

I belong to a monthly tag swap on the scrapbooking forum on DC, but had had no mojo and some poor health recently so had got behind.

August's theme was magical, we make a tag for our swap partner and the host.
This first tag is the tag I made for Kelly
It features, a ready-made tag, fairy pyramage, holographic peel-off butterflies and Papermania adhesive gems, and finished off with pale blue satin ribbon.

My 2nd tag was made for June our host this month
I coloured a donated stamped fairy image with promarkers. The tag is made from white hammered card, I stamped a frame acrylic stamp with clear embossing powder and brushed over it with Perfect Pearls 'Blue Patina', the first time I've used Perfect Pearls, saw the technique when Chloe was demonstrating on her Ideal World craft show last month. I used 3D sticky pads to attach the fairy to the tag and finished it with blue fibres.

September's theme is 'Back to school', which had me stumped, then I found some pyramage of a teacher. This tag is for June, my 1st partner for September. I aim to make my 2nd partner and the host tag for September next week.
This is a very simple tag, just using pyramage and red satin ribbon.

In December we are going to make 11 Christmas tags, one for each partner we have swapped with all year, so to save postage I made June's Christmas tag.

I used a donated Penny Black Christmas mouse (adore this image) and coloured it delicately with promarkers, I embellished the image with Papermania adhesive gems and layered it onto pearl card then made the tag from Kanban 'Blue Christmas Paisley' card, I finished the tag with with pale blue fibres.

we are away all weekend visiting our son Dan and his partner who live in Bristol and are in their final year of their law degrees, so will try and leapblog a bit Saturday morning, before we go, but then will try and catch up on Monday, have a wonderful crafty weekend everyone, and thankyou for any comments, your comments are so encouraging and each one is so appreciated, Fi xx

23 comments:

  1. gorgous tags,love the little mouse one. sue xx

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  2. Gorgeous tags, I love the mouse one as well!

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  3. The tags looked great, my favourite is the fairy one. Happy Blog Hop with CD xx

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  4. Beautiful tags, the mouse one is my favourite x

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  5. Lovely tags, well done. Have a good break away.
    Maureen.......x

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  6. You have been very busy and created some stunning work! I am glad you enjoyed yourself as that is what crafting is all about!

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  7. A great set of tags. I think the one with the mouse is my favourite.
    Heike x

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  8. Beautiful set of tags, enjoy your days away. Hope you come back rested.
    Anne x

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  9. Great tags love the mouse enjoy your weekend
    carol x

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  10. they are all fab - but the christmas mosuse is my absolue favourite - so delicate and sweet

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  11. You have been busy, lovely tags, the Christmas one is so sweet. Have a great weekend

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  12. A lovely set of tags, my favourite is Christmouse Ornament - he's such a cute and cheeky little mouse!

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  13. I am in awe of your beautiful delicate colouring with promarkers - i've just about sussed how to blend with them but will have to practice more to get to your skill.

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  14. Another comment for the gorgeous mouse! Super colouring of a lovely image, gorgeous backing paper and I love how the fibres you've used for tying it just finish the whole thing off beautifully!

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  15. Another comment for the gorgeous mouse! Super colouring of a lovely image, gorgeous backing paper and I love how the fibres you've used for tying it just finish the whole thing off beautifully!

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  16. Ooh Fi these are fab, really lovely work :-) Sorry im a little late on the hop, struggling with a nasty cold! Have a wonderful week, Elaine-xxx-

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  17. A super set of tags, I love the mouse too and those pretty blue fibres, think I might need to go shopping for some of those. ;) Ni.

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