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 - 81 cards Total cards made in 2017 Jan - 3 cards Feb - 7 cards Mar - 0 cards Apr - 5 cards May - 7 cards Total made in 2017 - 22 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 23rd September 2017 at Davina - Backgrounds for Boys and Girls using Oxide Inks (See blog post 18th September 2017)
Saturday 30th September 2017 at Davina - Alcohol Inks and Acetate
Saturday 7th October 2017 at Davina- Create a Picture Frame using Inky backgrounds and Stamps Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Jane Gill on Hochanda with some of my samples Saturday 14th October 2017 at Davina - Christmas Cards using Pearlex Saturday 21st October 2017 at Davina - Solid stamps, White Ink and Crayons
Saturday 28th October 2017 at Davina - Follow a Sketch
Saturday 4th November 2017 at Davina - Watercolour Stamping and Sparkle Pens
Saturday 11th November 2017 at Davina - Let's play with Dies
Saturday 18th November 2017 at Davina - Groovi Playtime
I am a self confessed 'Stampaholic' living with my family in Surrey.
I am known as the 'Granny in the Attic' and have five Grandchildren
Megan(17), Reece(14), the twins Saskia and Ciaran(9), and Emma (1)
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 some of the samples for Woodware who are now part of Creative Expressions
I love joining in with the challenge blogs and have been part of the DT at
Crafty Cardmakers for several years.