Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tag Tuesday

Hi you all, it's time for Tag Tuesday, and for the third week running I have my tag done on time. But first I want to show a card I made for *The Cheerful Stamp Pad*, where our theme this week is 'In the Garden'. You have 2 weeks to make something and join in! I have used an aperture card, and a LaBlanche stamp to make the garden scene inside. The girl on the front is a freebie from Free vintage digital images. The lovely dragonfly was made by Diane.



Here is the tag for *Tag Tuesday*. I cut a piece of cardboard in tent form, distressed and inked it, and added an image taken from one of my old books, showing a boys camp back in the 1930s. I added some 'tent-flaps' made from cheese cloth, dyed with DI 'ancient linen', and a flag pole with the Union Jack, rather wonky; we would have got into trouble at scout camp for things like that. I never enjoyed camping as a kid, where I went more or less voluntarily (better than staying home!) to camping *holidays* with the scouts or school, and later, as a teacher, often had to take kids camping (Under protest and NOT voluntarily!). I have added a song we used to sing round the campfire, and some tools, made of paper and rolled round a knitting needle to give them some form. The hammer is a little metal charm. Anyone else remember that song?
There's a long, long worm a-crawling
Along the ridge of my tent.
I can hear reveille blowing,
And it's time I went.
There's some cold, cold water waiting
For me to take my morning dip,
And when I return, I'll find that worm
Upon my pillowslip!



And this was another tag I made on Sunday while on my cardboard trip!
I am Linking here to Simon Says  Stamp and Show, 'Anything goes'

Enough for today! Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

  1. Love the card, and the tags are wonderful, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Gorgeous creations here Valerie and very amusing post too which made me smile (necessary on another dreary and nasty day after local flooding problems yesterday - not us but the hospital got flooded and also nearby towns)
    Hope you have a good day too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. I really like the vintage feel to the card...wonderful images.
    Your camping tag is great - I haven't made one this week...camping is so not my thing! lol
    Loving the second tag too.
    Hugs xx

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  4. I love the vintage look as well, beautiful!

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  5. Lovely work and a funny post! Hugs, Barb

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  6. Super work Valerie, I really love the tent tag. I don't know that song and I've never been camping in my life! I don't mind a caravan but I need my home comforts! xx

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  7. Fantastic card and tags. I remember that song well from Girl Guides, that takes me back a good number of years.
    Yvonne x

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  8. Beautiful card and tags Valerie, I love how you used the dragonfly, that card is gorgeous with the little girl standing in the frame and the delicate stickled flowers beneath her. I am not familiar with that song nor camping. Something I am glad I missed out on, lol.

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  9. They are all gorgeous creations Valerie. You spoil us! Love garden theme challenges. Thanks for sharing the link. Your card is beautiful. I really like the image/stamp of the little girl with the large hat that you have used.
    Take care,
    Florence xx

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  10. You know I just love stopping in and seeing your creations.. Your tags look great. And I just adore your card..

    Hugs~

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  11. these are sweet...i love the bottom one, too...love the vintage hollywood feel of it!

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  12. Your tags are very interesting and unique. Blessings!

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  13. Oh Valerie, your tags are beautiful!
    I really like how you are adding tons of details and the embellishments too. You are very "crafty!" :]
    Wonderful work, such "artful" pieces.
    oxox

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  14. Lovely card and tags.....

    I don't remember the song..... but I wouldn't want a worm near my pillow for sure!

    That image from your book is so pretty....

    Have a great day..... I just know you will be super productive :)

    Karenx

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  15. Beautiful work, as always. I just love how your film femme is peeking through the filmstrip and how you've blinged her with the beads and feater.

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