As you know I always like to enter the challenge over at Woodware where this week it is Tags for Gifts.
The problem that I have is that I don't do gift tags.
It always seems such a lot of work to end up straight in the bin, so I cheated a little and made a card with a tag on it, I hope that it will be acceptable lol.
Once again I went to my bits box where I found the main image Peace Window ZH179. It has been stamped onto a piece of handmade background paper. I painted the dove with bleach and then added glossy accents.
The tag itself has been cut from a piece of glossy card stock that has been coloured with dye based inks. The images on this have been stamped first with versamark before the ink is sponged over them, this is called the resist technique. I then stamped a greeting over the top in brown. The bottom of the tag has a piece of vellum added to it and a stitched border.
The blue background paper is also from my bits box. I don't think I could finish up all these bits if I lived to be 106, but a girl can dream I guess :)
I added some more stitching to all of the panels, and some holly from Holly Swirls FRCL174.
I also added some gems, ribbon, a tiny peel-off greeting and some card candy.
Better get back to my Christmas cards.
I have a couple of days off and am hoping to get all of my Christmas cards finished, but its the boring bits - inserts and envelopes, so I may be easily led into making another card instead.
Total for 2012 - 141 cards Total for 2013 - 131 cards Total for 2014 - 154 cards Cards carried into 2015 - 51 cards Cards carried into 2016 - 122 Total made in 2016 - 123 Carried forward into 2107 - 80 cards Total made in 2017 - 109+6 cards loaned to CE Carried forward into 2018 - 127 cards Jan - Total made in 2018 - cards
Places on classes are open to anyone and can be booked by contacting the appropriate store.
Davina (Stampcraft in Purley) - 020 8660 2679
Saturday 20th January 2018 at Davina - Groovy Playtime
Saturday 27th January 2018 at Davina - Christmas Trees. Cards inspired by shop bought Christmas cards.
Saturday 3rd February 2018 at Davina- Bleedin Art Tissue Saturday 10th February 2018 at Davina - Simple Zentangled cards (Inspired by post on 28th December 2017) Saturday 17th February 2018 at Davina - Window Cards
Saturday 24th February 2018 at Davina - Faux Leather Notebook
Saturday 3rd March 2018 at Davina - Follow a Sketch using Your Bits Box
I am a self confessed 'Stampaholic' living with my family in Surrey.
I am known as the 'Granny in the Attic' and have six Grandchildren
Megan(17), Reece(15), the twins Saskia and Ciaran(10), Emma (2) and Chloe born October 2017.
I work full time in a BP Simply Foods petrol station and then craft in
my spare time.
I have written two books. The first on Teabag Folding and the second on
Rubber Stamping, both for Search Press.
I have written numerous articles in the past for magazines including Craft Stamper, Quick Cards Made Easy and Cardmaking and Papercraft.
I teach classes in Purley and have
demonstrated at many of the major Stamp Shows.
I am on the Design Team for Woodware and Hobby Art, and have also designed for Imagination Stamps, Stamp Addicts and Clarity. Several of my cards have featured on each of their TV shows.
I am lucky enough to make samples Jane Gill who still designs stamps for Woodware who are now part of Creative Expressions.
I love to try and join in with the challenge blogs and have been part of the DT at
Crafty Cardmakers for several years.