Sunday, 5 September 2010

And yet another cardboard box distressed....

Had a nice weekend, in spite of the gloomy and misty begin yesterday. I visited my friend Inge , where we enjoyed another gay old ladies' day - an eclectic mixture of talking about God and the world, enjoying our food, playing Skipbo and Rummycub, and just enjoying each other's company. Poor Inge had bad backache, but she is very courageous! We got up late this morning, enjoyed a nice breakfast, and then I went round to her daughter, B,and we crafted all afternoon. Of course, we did have a few little breaks for lunch (yummy, B, thanks!!), coffee and a wonderful dessert which her Dad brought us. And in between talking we both managed to do some crafting. B made a beautiful new-baby card, and then worked on her album, and I played with 2 TH embossing folders, cardboard, lots of different embossing powders & distress inks and other bits and pieces. The cardboard has been cut into tag form, embossed, distressed with different colours of ink, & clear embossed. Then the raised parts have been inked with archival black, and then partly embossed again with bronze, silber and gold. Then I put on a bit of perfect pearls in different colours and heated it again. The bird is on the cage this time, and the *nest* has been made from some fibres sent to me by Maria some weeks back. The golden numbers on the BINGO card were part of a big bagfull I bought at the flea market in Königswinter for next to nothing. Was fun to make, as always, and I have another 4 tags waiting to be embellished in the course of the week! Have a good week you all, and take care!


12 comments:

  1. WOW another couple of FAB tags val, well done I love the way the birdcage it curled outward with the fibres in it, brilliant, well done...

    maria x

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  2. Thanks, I loved those fibres, so did B! I wanted to use straw but didn't have any to hand, and then I remembered what I had from you!

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  3. Amazing tags Val! So much work but well worth it. Esp. love the birdcage tag.
    Sue xx

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  4. They are fabulous Val, love all the embossing makes them so lush. xx

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  5. Thanks Ladies, it was just so much fun making them. And I love experimenting with everything possible....

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  6. Love your latest tags Val! You are always so inspiring.
    Jackie :-)

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  7. Thanks Jackie, have you started making something with your new stash??

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  8. Val such amazing tags, you inspire me to keep trying hugs almaxx

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  9. Thanks Alma, you make lovely things, too, and now you can caprture some of your holiday experiences....

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  10. Lovely work, hugs, Sarah

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  11. Beautiful tags Valerie, so rich and scrummy! Cardboard = heaven on earth eh!
    Hugs, Sue x

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  12. Thanks ladies! Sue, you are right, cardboard is wonderful to work with - and free!!

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