Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sunday Miscellany

Hi you all! Hope you are all enjoying your well deserved weekend! Here we are still waiting for summer. The sun did try to show itself a few times yesterday, but evidently had problems fighting with clouds, rain and wind. Perhaps today, the early morning looks promising....
I have been busy making some tags. The first one is for the 'Time' challenge at Out of a Hat Creations. I have made a metal tag, which has been embossed with the TH  clocks folder, and mounted onto a piece of scrap card to give it more stability. I inked the clocks with Archival black to make them stand out. The lady is a chipboard cut-out which has been in my stash for more than 10 years! At last she is enjoying her coming out! I re-used a plastic clock, which had stopped working, but with a new battery and a bit of dusting it seems to be ticking okay. I bored a hole through the lady's middle (sounds brutal, doesn't it), and fixed the clock to the back with ds tape. I added a metal clip to hold the sentiment, and by which I can hang the clock/tag on the wall. I am also entering this tag into the 'Make my metal altered' challenge at Frilly and Funkie and Simon Says Stamp and Show, 'No Rules' Challenge



The second tag is for the  Travel tag challenge at  Artful Times. My travel goal in Europe would be London, my home town. I made 2 tags. The first one is a tag which can be opened up, with a collage and map inside. The stamps used are from Artemio.




The second tag has been mounted onto an airmail envelope. I want to put some little vouchers inside it. Some friends are visiting London in August, and these two tags  will be attached to  a present I have made for them.



Here's wishing you all a happy Sunday. Take care, and thanks for coming by!


37 comments:

  1. I didn't think you would have blogged already, I got up early to have a quiet half hour on the computer before the kids wake up. Love all your tags, they are really special, and the clock one is such a novelty! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Oh all that on a tag--how wonderful.. Just love the metal clock background the poor lady that has been hidden for years and has now been pierced but how brilliant is that to have change her into a clock.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Out of a Hat.

    Also just love the tags for Artful Times--so clever to use an airmail envelope.

    Love Chrissie xxxxx

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  3. Brilliant "Time" tag,fab metal clock.Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

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  4. Morning Valerie, still no sign of sun here, we're all looking very 'peely wally' (pale). You've excelled yourself with your tags today, the lady clock tag is just fabulous and what a great idea to use the airmail envelope. Love them all. Enjoy your 'Sun'day! xx

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  5. These are all just gorgeous Valerie and the tag that opens up is such a fabulous idea too.
    Thanks for the comment on my centre step card and will send the template soon (I had a sort out the other day and have temporarily mislaid it!)
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  6. Great tags Valerie, love tyhe one with the clock and metal work.
    Yvonne x

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  7. Your gift tags are very cool. I particularly love the middle one...but I am partial to browns and blues. :) They are all very striking though and very nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  8. So much eye candy! Love the metal piece - that's one of my favorite embossing folders and I love how you took the clock theme straight into the chipboard gal - so clever! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly & Funkie this week.

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  9. Your tags are wonderful - the clock tag and the airmail envelope are quite clever and lovely! Hope you see some sun soon.

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  10. sorry about the weather! your tags are so beautiful and imaginative!

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  11. Wow! These are all fantastic! I like the England themes!

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  12. Love the tag which opens out, really clever x Lavinia

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  13. Love the tags and the clock is super, love the sentiment you put with it too! Love the middle tag that opens up and the air mail envelope you decorated is awesome! Hope you are enjoying a little heat!

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  14. Your tags are beautiful--especially the London ones. They are a gift themselves.

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  15. Isn't it amazing how something that has been in your stash all those years is now the perfect addition. Wonderful metal and really like that sentiment.
    The tags are equally fabulous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. What amazing tags Valerie, I love your airmail one, what a fab idea. You know I'm sure I see a little bit of Cissie in your clock lady lol.
    Hope you see some sunshine tomorrow x

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  17. Beautiful tags Valerie...the London ones are so appropriate. Loving the ingenuity of your metal tag - it's brilliant!
    Hugs xx

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  18. I think she's a bit too thin for Cissie, but the dress and hat would go down very well with her, that's for sure!

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  19. well I think we have your summer here val as lovely, sorry...

    fab tags, love the lady in the clock and her pieced belly button, lol...

    as for visiting london, hope your friends enjoy it.. I planned on popping up for the day in august when steven was in respite... then remembered the Olympics so am staying put, till all finished...

    maria xx

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  20. I really enjoyed seeing a ll your tags.. So creative my friend.

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  21. Hi Valerie, An Amazing time tag I love how you have used metal and that little lady in waiting has finally found her place. Thanks for joining us at Out of A Hat.
    Those travel tags are yummy. Hugs Sandra XXX
    PS we actually had a sunny day today Yippeeeeee. :)

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  22. You have such brilliant ideas Valerie, i love the envelope idea. Great fun with the hat girl and your other creations too
    hugs June xxxx

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  23. Yor time tag sure made me giggle and you have had a good time makeing your travel tags :)
    Thank you Valeris for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  24. Gorgeous tags, your friends are lucky to be visiting London and getting a present with a lovely tag attached.

    Sam - Artful Times.

    Glad your clock lady came out to play after 10 years!!!

    xxxx

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  25. Wow...a real clock...wow!!! Great metal background as well! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!

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  26. Thats some belly button piercing!!! Time is a gift... I love this :)

    Great tags too... specially 'Tea time' and 'Visit London'

    Have a great week

    Karenx

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  27. Such great tags as always! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  28. How fantastic! and I didn't know that you were from London--It is a fabulous city and I love your tribute to it!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  29. That is one blooming cool clock! xx

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  30. Your projects are terrific! I love your lady in waiting story. The air mail envelope as backdrop to your travel tag is a great idea. It really makes the tag pop. Beautiful images.

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  31. Wow!!
    Great tags, Valerie.
    I am very impressed, 10 years holding on to your artful piece... Amazing!
    ~xx

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  32. Hi Valerie. Wow! Wonderful makes. Super "time" metal tag. Thank you for sharing with the Hatters again this week. The tag made out of the envelope is such a brilliant idea. Take care.
    Hugs, Florence xxx

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  33. Both of these projects are wonderful. Super altered metal on the first one and I love the whimsey of the present lady turned into a clock. Your tribute to London in the second piece is sensational. So great to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Frilly and Funkie.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  34. Hi Valerie. These are lovely and all so different. Couldn't say which one I like most. How is Kaiserswerth? x

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  35. Fabulous tags... I love your London one that opens up, with all those lovely extra details - gorgeous!
    Alison x

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  36. What fabulous ideas you have come up with in your entries for the Travel in Europe theme and how topical to have London at the moment with the Games being on.
    I was blown away with the first one and then saw the second so would be hard pressed to choose between them. Am sure your friends will be delighted!
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xxx

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