Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tag Tuesday and Memory Shrine

Hi you all! Here is my tag for 'Deck the Halls' for Tag Tuesday. I found some Graphics 45 paper in my stash with carols on it, so used it for the background. The lovely window cut-out was sent me by a friend, as was the lantern, holly wreath and bow - just in time for this piece! I put a Christmas tree 'inside' the window, so it looks like you are looking in.


The challenge at 'out of  a hat' creations this week is to make a shrine. I have used a little tin which was once filled with delicious, mini Lindt chocolates. I did not paint the tin, as I thought it was too pretty to alter. I lined the inside with lace and some beaded flower trim, and added photos of my Mum and me as babies, some flowers and a butterfly. My Mum used to love yellow and lilac flowers, so I have used them here. I decorated the lid with some butterflies and a metal flower which used to be on a brooch of my Mum's. I used some old, lace hankies of my Mum's as a background. 
I am still very slow at crafting on account of my shaky fingers, but I am hopeful that sooner or later I will be able to craft without dropping everything I pick up at least 5 times!





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


25 comments:

  1. Love both pieces, the memory shrine is really precious, love the photos you have used! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Both pieces are really beautiful Valerie.

    Thank you for joining us at the Hatters with your shrine it is such a wonderful subject to have chosen for a shrine.

    Hope your day is going well

    Love Chrissie xxxxx

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  3. Valerie, you do incredible work considering your hands are so shaky.
    A fabulously nostalgic card and love the shrine.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  4. I love your tag and also a beautiful shrine. I thought your hands must be coming back!

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  5. The shrine is so precious and wonderfully decorated, your tag very christmasey.

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  6. Your card and shrine are gorgeous! Lovely pictures inside too with the beautiful flowers, just the right touch!

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  7. The tag is perfect! And I agree the tin is too pretty to cover up. What precious pics :) Hugs,

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  8. Oh Valerie the shrine is just delightful So precious I just love it, The tag is so lovely to. Lovely to have you back with us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra XXX

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  9. Loving your window tag Valerie, but your shrine is so very very special and a wonderful keepsake. So pleased you are improving. Hugs Annette x

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  10. Lovely 3 dimensional tag. Love the colour of your tin and sympathetic decoration. x

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  11. It must be very frustrating, yet you are churning out beautiful pieces, my friend. Hope it is relaxing for you to create.

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  12. WHAT a beautiful recycled chocolate tin! Great idea and composition - I love the sweet little faces in there. AND another great idea to have your tag with it's perspective - I love how we are "peeking" in :) xoxo

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  13. Beautiful projects, love your memory box shrine.
    Yvonne x

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  14. Oh my gosh, Valerie, the altered tin is just gorgeous! You're right...two beautiful to paint! I really like how you put the tree behind the window in the card. Hugs, my friend!

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  15. Oh wow, all your creations are just beautiful Valerie. Love it. Thank you dear.

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  16. Beautiful card Val but that tin is Gorgeous!
    hugs Lynn

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  17. Great card, Valerie. I'll bet I know where you got the die cuts, because I got some too - she's such a doll. Your memory shrine is truly beautiful. hugs, Donna

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  18. Gorgeous pieces, Valerie! I'm especially in love with the little tin :)

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  19. I love the window effect of the card Valerie and the tin is so pretty.

    Especially the sweet pictures of you and your mum as young girls.... so beautiful

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  20. Hello Valerie
    Wishing you well. ~xx
    Love the altered tin heart, a great piece! :]
    The card is wonderful too... keep "arting" my friend.

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  21. Such beautiul pics, Valerie! your work is amazing, really! I wish I could make such beautiful cards.
    xoxo
    oh and the tin...gorgeous!

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  22. Lovely shrine Valerie & fab Tag,
    Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

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  23. Your tag is wonderful! I love the window and all the elements! Your tin is gorgeous!

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  24. What a beautiful shrine and the die cuts are perfect. The little tin is so sweet, what a lovely keepsake.

    Marie

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