Thursday, 20 January 2011

Inchie Monday, Tag Tuesday, Geocaching Wednesday and catching up Thursday, lol

I won't bore you with geocaching again today, I got so carried away in yesterday's post, lol, I'll do that tomorrow instead ;-). But whilst we were out treasure hunting, we took a few pics of the general cache areas, and I'll share those with you tomorrow as they show parts of the town where I live here in England.

INCHIE MONDAY

Right, well, I am only a few days late this week. The theme for this week was "Caring", and as a mother of 3 sons, my immediate thought was of course that a mother never stops caring, even when her sons are grown men.

I used a bit of left over card which had a little copper stamping on it for the background. A tiny bit of trimmed down lace, two little rhinestones to pick out the blue in the mother's hairband, a blue flower, a little bit of aging round the edges, and of course the all important words, and there you have it, this week's inchie -



TAG TUESDAY

I really enjoy the tag challenges. This week the theme was "winter". I used a white tag and a lovely blue ink to colour it. Added a sweet image of a very pretty young girl in the snow and outlined it with silver German glass glitter. I used a piece of torn muslin at the top to simulate snow and icicles hanging down over the pic. Added a few shimmery snowflakes, and I also drew a few with white and silver pens. Printed out the words, and then tackled the most difficult part, lol, giving the girl glowing cheeks ever so gently to make it look like the hand colouring in old photographs -





Ok, time for a cup of tea now, and then it is clear up time, crafting is such a messy business, lol.

Toodlepip xxx

22 comments:

Dezinaworld said...

Both of these are gorgeous. I love the inchie thats so beautiful and a wonderful sentiment, your tag is fantastic, so so pretty
hugs June

Diane said...

Liz, love them both. The way you photographed the tag with the jewels around it - very sparkly and even more wintry!

Sorry you've caught a bug. Seems to be going around the globe!

Be warm, be well!
Hugs,
Diane

marigold jam said...

Love them both! You are clever.

Jane

Serenata said...

Beautiful work Liz.

Fabric Art said...

Liz both are very beautiful and the tag looks very frosty, wonderful images you used.
Hugs Anni

stampdiva said...

That is such a gorgeous image. Beautiful tag and beautifully photographed. Lynne M

Kris said...

What beautiful blog you have! Your inchie is so appropriate and lovely!
And so true! Nice work.

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling inchie and so many good things in such a small space, and your right a mother never stops caring no matter how old they get!
A beautiful tag as well. I wish I would have remembered the silver glitter!
hugs Lynn

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Very pretty. I like all the sparkly bits you've used. Those jewels are a fav with the girls here too.

Dorthe said...

Dear, -they are beautifull both,-the tag really shows winter beauty,and sparckle-and I love the sentiment- and your inchie, is lovely, and so sweet with the blue accents. They are gorgeus both , dear Liz.
Here" we " are freezing again-cold, but till now no snow -I so hope you are feeling real well again, friend.
Hugs, Dorthe

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello Liz,
beautiful inchie and you winter tag is gorgeous.Love everything about it - the sentiment is just perfect.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs,
Marie

Sarah said...

What a lovely tag. The sentiment and image are just perfect together. And her cheeks really do glow.

sharon sams said...

Very pretty! Great image and love the muslin idea!

cri-cri said...

the inchie is great !! like it ...
have a wonderful weekend !!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful inchie. I never thought such a small canvas could be so elegant. And your tag is wonderful too. I love the image you've chosen.

Carola Bartz said...

I love your work! These two are stunning.

bumble button said...

Hi Lululiz! Had to stop by for a visit. Your blog makes me happy and cozy.My day would't have been complete with a visit to LaLaland. Louise

Debra said...

Liz, The sentiment on the inchie is so true, they will always be our little boys no matter how old they get! Hope you are well! Debra

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, these are purely gorgeous!!!! I LOVE them!!!
XO

Linda R. said...

WOW.. These are beautiful.. Love those sparkles that are on the winter tag..

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The inchie and the tag are both very pretty, dear Liz! Don't you just love muffs? The girl looks so cute.
HUGS to you,
Julia

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Wow, I love your winter tag. A sweet sentiment!
(Your inchie is absolutely gorgeous as well!)