Tuesday 24 June 2014

Tag, you're it

Morning peeps.

Hasn't the weather been glorious?  
I've been making the most of it (i.e. lying semi comatose
out in the back garden), hence no blogging for a while.

The theme for club this week is "Pockets and Tags".  
I made up this 7"x7" card this morning with a Papermania tag, some Wellington background paper, Pesto Adirondack ink and clear/white embossing powders. 
The heron and the trees are both from Claritystamp, so I'm entering this card in the current Clarity Challenge (Masculine).  
My original intention was to have it in a little pocket that I'd made by running some Prima paper through a text embossing folder. 
 But I think it looks better on its own (less is more and all that). 
What do you think?
Here's another pocket & tag card I did back in November for my God-daughter Molly.
Can you spot the tag?
 'Ere tis ...

I used the shape of the kennel as a template for the tag, which I cut out of white card. 
There was a spare roof as part of the decoupage sheet (from Nitwits) which I stuck at the top of the tag. The 'chimney' was one of the sentiments on the sheet.

To make the pocket I just put a line of 3D foam pads all around the left/bottom/right sides of the green topper and stuck it to the background.

Well, that's all for now. See you at club on Thursday ladies xx

Sunday 8 June 2014

Club theme for the 12th

Hi Peeps, just a quick one today, my hands are playing up.
We'll be making cards based on sketches at club next Thursday.
This one is based on Sketch 15 from Lili of the Valley which I am entering into their Male or Sporty challenge for June.
I grabbed the Fishing boy from my stash of images that I'd already coloured in, so I just needed to find papers and buttons to match. The base card (7"x7") is covered with a Craft Artist/Daisytrail paper then I taped down a width of raffia ribbon on top. I distressed the edges of the diamond paper with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and coloured in the feathers with promarkers.
 Handily the fish charm had a hole in the back to thread the feathers and string through so I was able to tie it on instead of glueing it (I wasn't sure glue would be strong enough).
I'll try and make some more cards up before Thursday (hands permitting).
Ta ra for now, hope you're enjoying your Sunday.