Sunday, 23 June 2013

Zoom Zoom

Welcome again followers and friends to a mojo filled Sunday.  The craft is with us tonight so grab it while you can and craft away good friends.....

Sorry, it's another tag!!  A couple of places were looking for a kraft project.  What a great colour for the blokes so I decided to play with some kraft card, DI Walnut Stain and Barn Door and my Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily.  I know, you are all thinking man card, doily??  But I think it works.  See what you think......

So, here it is.  It's a bit of a super size tag, 10 x 17cm.  I wanted to use the English Tea Party Doily so I cut one out of kraft and then I wondered if I could cut the tag top to match??  Don't you love these strange ideas that sometimes pop into the brain cell??  Now at this point I realised that if I had an angel wing for this doily it would be easier, but I don't, so after a bit of fiddling I managed to get it all set with my top cutting plate just covering the bit I wanted cut out.  Sorry, so intrigued by the process forgot to take a picture.  Anyway, I would say it was almost a perfect success.  A little bit of overcut but since I was layering the doily on top, no problem.   I embossed the tag with Sizzix Retro Circles and added some DI.  

I've added DI to the doily as well and the image is from LOTV, a little cheat because I used one of their art books, so no nice comments about how well I coloured it please!!  Well, OK, if you must!!  I think these little books are fab cos they help us non-colouring numpties, they are useful if you are in a hurry and they also let you work out which stamp you are going to use a lot.  I find that the stamps I use the most aren't always the ones I think I will!  The image is mounted on sticky pads.  I thought that gave a bit better impression of zooming......  

The letters are die cut using Sizzix Ida Lou's Flower Box alphabet and a scrap from The Box.  Hurrah, use those scraps!!  I used a wood button at the top and sewed it on with embroidery thread and a butterfly bubble sticker in the middle. 

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Kraft
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Kraft
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Fathers Day
Country View Challenges - Die Cuts
A Blog Named Hero -  Tags

Thanks for joining me again.  Have a great evening.


  1. What a fun tag! Thanks so much for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  2. Hi Gail,
    What a fun tag. I just love it when people think of things in a little different way. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  3. A fab tag, great mix of old and new. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  4. What a cute tag. That little boy is precious and of course I loved all the layered doilies. Thank you for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn's Challenge.

  5. This has such great texture, and I so love that doily!! Thank you for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  6. Great tag! I love this image :D Thank you for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, hugs, Jayne xx

  7. You certainly pulled off this manly tag, Gail--even with that doily. I think it is the color that does it! Also love that bit of wood--another masculine element! Well done, all 'round!

  8. This kid always reminds me of Max from "Where the Wild Things Are" - full of fun and mischief! Lovely rich colours and texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

  9. WOW, super fun, & you did make doilies work for a guy!


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