Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Tag Tuesday and Try it on Tuesday Challenges

Hi you all!
Today is challenge Tuesday for me, as this week both the Tuesday blogs are due.
At Tag Tuesday our theme is the Swinging Sixties. I made a tag using images from Gecko Galz. I loved the warm colours from the sixties, and all the things we were hoping for - peace,  love and harmony. It was a decade that marked my transition from school to studying to starting a family and my first job as a teacher.




The challenge at TIOT is to use three different, fancy edges. I am not really a fan of fancy edges, so decided to get them all onto one piece of paper . I used X-Cut punches to do the flowers and butterflies on the left and right sides, and a Marth Stewart punch to do the lace edge at the top. I mounted it onto some partly peeled and white-painted corrugated cardboard. I punched some more flowers for the centre, and used buttons as embellishments, string for the stems and some cut-out leaves. The paper is from Kaisercraft, it has 2 different sides, which I was able to use well here. I tied it all up with some string and added 2 of my home made paper beads. I will use this as a page for my calendar.





That's all for today. Have a good day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

29 comments:

  1. Both terrific creations with lots of wonderful colours and images

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. Both terrific creations with lots of wonderful colours and images

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. Beide sachen sind tolle creationen,das tag ist so schön farbenfroh und das cardboard ist seeehr schön gemacht,erinnert mich an den herbst.
    auch deine andren werke weiter unten sind allesamt total klasse.

    GLG Jeannette

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  4. Love the colours of the Sixties tag Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  5. LOVE that Beatles Tag! The flower piece is pretty, too, but the sixties was our time! Do you remember that concert in Walthamstow? Hugs, Sarah

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  6. All your fancy edges are beautiful!
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  7. Who could resist Twiggy & The Beatles! Love the way you achieved texture in your second piece--the twine stems are perfect!

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  8. Beautiful pieces, you really captured the sixties there, it was a busy time for you!

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  9. Love your tags as always- you really captured the movement of the sixties with those incredible colors! Also, I love how delicate the scalloped edges of your other tag are- very beautiful!
    I'm trying to get back to my blogging routine, so hopefully, I'll get to see more of your new work soon!
    xx

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  10. Your sixties tag is fab and super-dooper. I like your piece with the cut edges, very innovative with the flowers and butterflies.

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  11. I had to smile at the 60's creation. I did not have a clear image in my mind until I saw your tag and then I thought "yes I do remember". I had two young children at the time so was more involved in being a new mother. Your second piece is grand with all the texture. I am going to make some of those beads one day!
    sandy

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  12. Great way to represent the edges, looks great in the kraft and white too. Love the 60's tag with Twiggy, I wanted her gorgeous eyes when I was in high school, she was such a beauty! What a great way to reminisce! ~Diane

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  13. Neat project Valerie! (Love the 60's tag as well!) Hugs Cindy

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  14. Oh this is just too cool! So love the 60's look and I do remember Twiggy and the boys! Hugs!

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  15. Love your 60's tag Valerie, I remember my Mum wearing a dress like this (maybe a size or 2 or3 bigger lol. Now tell us all about Walthamstow :-)

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  16. Wow, love the 60ties piece, very happy and bright. I think the fancy edges card turned out realy nice. Love the butterflies.
    xx Monique
    ps, yes Fenrir is a werewolf and also Loki's son =) and we named all our cats after norwegian mythological characters =).

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  17. Great project Valerie, love that butterfly edge.
    Great 60's tag too.
    Avril xx

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  18. Great project Valerie, love that butterfly edge.
    Great 60's tag too.
    Avril xx

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  19. fabelhafte Kreationen Valerie ..sieht nach guter Laune aus! Macht mir zumindest gute Laune! Danke!

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  20. Beautiful projects, love the edges and the lovely flowers on the TioT's one.
    Yvonne x

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  21. Warm autumny colours today. Love the funky tag. Psychedelic Man!

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  22. WOW Valerie, was für ein tolles fröhlich farbenfrohes Tag udn so toll kombiniert ich bin begeistert, eine super Inspiration!
    Auch die Blumenkarte ist zauberhaft gestaltet.
    Liebe Grüße Anja

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  23. Great Beatles tag - doesn't that take you back! Lobe the butterflies. hugs, Donna

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  24. That Beatles tag has me smiling. I LOVE it. Both projects look great my friend.

    Hugs~

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  25. Great take on the 3 different edges, very cool.
    Hugz, Z

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  26. Great take on the 3 different edges, very cool.
    Hugz, Z

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  27. How pretty! Love the backings on the butterflies.

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