Friday 20 July 2012

Simply British

The theme on Try it on Tuesday this week is 'so very British' - to show a little bit of Britishness on a project.

So I've made two cards, one with a London taxi and the other with a London bus. These tags are embroidered items that I bought ages ago thinking they would come in handy one day.

The backing papers are Best Creation Transportation - the one with the bus has a piece of the reverse side across the bottom and the one with the taxi has a couple of pieces of stitched ribbon. These were offcuts from a previously used 12 x 12 paper that had been in my snippets box for far too long.

These are also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 29
Hiding in my craftroom 54: super scraps Saturday
The pretty little ribbon shop 12: tags (the second card)
One stop craft 191: let's travel around the world
Nutcrafters 22: one for the boys
Paperminutes 226: only patterns and ornaments
Crazy amigo: free theme

Relaxing in the sun

It would be wonderful to be relaxing in the sun ... we've seen precious little of the sun lately.

For this card I've used the skerch for Sketch Saturday 216:

I've used offcuts from the DCWV papers used earlier this week, adding an ATC that I made almost three years ago (I took part in a swap and made more than I needed) - I used two rubbadubbadoo stamps, masking one behind the other.

The die cut flipflops, shells, sun and clouds are all from my stash.

This is for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
Pixie's crafty snippets 29
Hiding in my craftroom 54: super scraps Saturday
Crafty mess 13: sun or moon
Our craft lounge 126: sunny days
Crafty calendar July: fun in the sun
Friday mashup 68: summer
Stempelsonne 67: summer/holiday
Pile it on 29: kick back and relax
Tammy scraping corner: summertime
Everybody art 201: summer
Blog a doodle: summer holiday
Freshly brewed 103: summertime
Little Claire 23: summer/holidays
Crafty ribbons 24: holidays
Dare to be sassy 134: hit the beach
Order of the opus gluei 135: where d'you get your suntan?
Fussy & fancy 67: photo inspiration:
Inky impressions: photo inspiration:

Crazy amigo: free theme
Waste not Wednesdays 27: use your stash
Make it Monday 98
Inspire me Fridays 68
52 card pick up week 29


This card is in response to the photo inspiration given for Inspired by 33:

I've used on offcut of some 12 x 12 DCWV paper that I cut into for a card yesterday, so this is for Pixie's crafty snippets 29 and Hiding in my craftroom 54: super scraps Saturday.

The T shirt topper is one that I've had for ages. I printed the quote.

This is also for:

Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 116: masculine birthday
St Luke's July: teenage kicks

Suzie's 365 photos day 202: matched pair

As soon as I saw the prompt for day 202 on Suzie's 365 photos for today I knew what I was going to do.

Soon after we married, my dad gave us two ducks. He had heard a story that said that if the two ducks were facing each other then there was harmony between the couple. If one was upset with the other they should turn their duck round to face away from the other one ... the idea being that the other person would see this and realise that the other was upset. When harmony is restored the ducks could face each other again.

The only trouble is that now John's vision is so poor that he wouldn't notice if I turned my duck round or not - lol! However, most of the time there is harmony, so no problem!

The ducks sit on a shelf in the bathroom: