Saturday, 26 February 2011

Tag Tuesday Challenge - Postcard, and a little pillow

A couple of days ago I was talking to my dear friend JJ, and mentioned that I had to make a tag with the theme "postcard", and that I had to give that some thought. Now, we both live on the coast here in the UK, JJ in Brighton and I live in Hastings, so she suggested that I should use the typical old fashioned English seaside card. That appealed to me immediately. They are so funny, a bit cartoon like, a little bit saucy, and they are so very English. I had found some old ones at a bootfair a year or two back, and just looking through them again to find a suitable one for this tag made me chuckle.

I had so much fun with this one! I got to mess about with seashells and seaweed, with Stickles
( in tarnished brass and scattered straw ) for the sand and some seashell stamps. Tadaaaaa -

I love these postcards.

A couple of days ago, I finally managed to get my sewing machine out again. I wanted to make a little pillow with a particular theme, a Guardian Angel, or Ange Guardien in French. Very plain, no lace, no fancy flowers, nothing really to detract from the Angel. I used a rustic old French linen, some very vintage blue striped French ticking fabric and printed the image of the guardian angel on to cotton fabric, which I had aged a little in a weak coffee bath -

And while I was at it, I made a matching tag as well. Again, nothing very fancy -

I wish you all a happy weekend, I hope the weather is better where you are, lol, here it is absolutely chucking it down again. Sigh.

Toodlepip, xxx


suziqu's thread works said...

Love your guardian angel Liz - plain and French simple!
I sent you a number of photos with an email and had trouble getting them off to you so will retry again soon.
Have a relaxing weekend.
Love, Suzy

Fabric Art said...

Liz the little pillow with the guardian angel is so lovely, love angels, your tags are very beautiful, great colors.
Hugs Anni

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--I LOVE everything!!! It's brilliant, Liz!
I hope you have a great weekend...Our Mardi Gras parade is in the fun.

Rachel B said...

Your postcard tag is so pretty and quirky - well done!

Lynn Stevens said...

Liz your tag is just so fun!!! Love it, the sea shells add such a great touch and make me long for summer!

Robin said...

Your beach tag is fabulous Liz! That image is just adorable and your addition of stickles and seashells really does look wonderful. Your pillow and second tag are beautiful too! Have a wonderful weekend.


Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

A truly fun beach tag, and do love the pillow and you're right the simplicity does not detract from the angelic picture. The matching tag is superb. Have a good weekend xx

Debra said...

The pillow is so pretty- the ticking fabric is perfect. I love the postcard tag- I have an american one like that from the 40's- always skirts flying up!

Denise said...

All so lovely!

sonya said...

I love your beach tag! The images is adorable.I am in the middle of making a beach themed fabric collage for a friend. I hope she likes it!
I love your angel pillow and the matching tag. Is this going in your blue room in France?
Have a great rest of the weekend.

Rustique Gal said...

Liz, I love the guardian angel and matching tag-and the postcard tags are too fun! Always fun to see what you are I try to jumpstart my own craftiness! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

You have been one busy lady and I have too, but not blogging much or visiting this week! :-( Just catching up with you, Liz, at all the deliciousness you've been posting lately! Tiny boxes, laces, ACTs, angel pillows, Zentangles, presents! And rain! Here it's been more snow, snow and more snow!
Hope your weekend was fun in spite of the rain.
Hugs, Diane

Dorthe said...

Hello, dear Liz-
your french themed little pillow, and tag, are lovely- I love them both- and your other tag, a real cuty,- in every way-so sweet.
Here it is freezing- and so cold!

Wishing you a nice and cosy evening Liz-
Hugs, Dorthe

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Liz,
WOW your tags are awesome. I love these post cards. The graphics are darling. The beachy theme really inspires for warmer days ahead.
Love the gorgeous angel pillow. I love the simplicity of it and the focus on the angel. Very pretty.
What a talent.
Happy Creating and have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina MarieXO

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Liz,
Sending a big hello across the miles and hope you're having a great day, dear friend!

Romeo said...

Thanks for not pulling my whiskers out - that was a close one wasn't it?!? Yikes, best not be absent so long again! Thanks for missing me - I've missed mew too!

I'm sorry that you are having to stay inside because the weather is yucky bad, but looking at what you've created....well, with such beauty surely you are content to create. It sure makes me all purry and warm inside to see what you've created! I especially love the angel!!!

I hope mew have a good week! I'll be thinking of mew!



Dolly Daydreams said...

What a lovely saucy postcard a nice refreshing seaside romp love it . Marie

JannaStamps said...

Your tag is great! I love the humor in it!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
your angel pillow and tag are just lovely!! Love your beach tag.
Have a wonderful day.

stampdiva said...

Those postcards can be incredibly saucy - in fact it is amazing how they got away with some of them lol Great take on this theme, vintage but retro vintage - very cool.
That pillow is stunning. What a good choice not to use lace but let the beauty of the fabric and image shine through.
Adore your style.

PetraB said...

Your postcard tag is fabulous, I love the fresh colours and the image (lol). Your pillow is adorable especially the fabric.

Linda R. said...

I can see why you love those postcard images.. They are wonderful. and your pillow look fabulous.. what a wonderful blog you have here.. Full of inspiration.