Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Every Inchie Monday and Tag Tuesday

This week's Every Inchie Monday challenge word was MERRIMENT. When I think of that word, I immediately think of all the wonderful old traditions we have here in the UK, the Morris dancing, the Maypole dancing, which to me epitomises merriment. I love watching them and we always have so much fun, especially if there is a lovely old country pub nearby ;-).

So, for my inchie this week, I chose an old scene of merry men dancing around the maypole. I used fine embroidery thread to simulate the ribbons being wound round the maypole, and just a teeny bit of sparkle for the crown of the maypole -


And would you believe that I am actually posting a Tag Tuesday Challenge tag on a Tuesday? No? Well, you are not alone, I couldn't quite believe that I really managed to make my tag today either. Kinda feels quite good, lol. This week's challenge was to make a MANLY Tag.

I scanned in an old photograph of a rather handsome young man and then surrounded him with a few things that are probably fairly high on a man's wish list. Starting at the bottom, a good cigar ( represented by the cigar band ), a nice big pocket watch, the latest car of course, a trip to Paris, a bottle or two of French champagne and last but hopefully not least, a gold wedding ring........


Now what more could a man possibly wish for, eh?

I am off to finish my Birdsong tags, as I received the bits I was waiting for today. Seems I have done a fair amount of crafting since I got back from France. AND I am also working on something for the soon-to-come Giveaway, lol, won't be long now.

Toodlepip xxx

15 comments:

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

oooh a manly tag! I like it...and don't think I have actually ever made a guy tag before...

thanks for sharing! Happy Tag Tuesday to you!

ciao bella


Creative Carmelina

Sherri @ Antique Paperie said...

Love the Manly tag! The deep Vintage colors and the embellishments make it absolutely perfect!

Love that you celebrate Maypole Dancing - Is that reserved for Birthdays or Weddings? I have several old movies where they had a Wedding or big celebration of some sort and the little flower girls danced around the Maypole. Such a neat tradition!

I love your Artwork! Especially the Bold Purple edges on the first photo...I am in love with Purple and Yellows for some reason! My taste in color changes every Season I think ~ You have a great week!! xo

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh I love both of these creations! WOW! And I adore how you used the images--these piece are fantastic, Liz!!
XO
Cindy

Kris said...

Love the Maypole. very cute!

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Just love every bit, do love the maypole - extremely creative x

The Altered Paper said...

Lovin Your Manly Tag! Tee

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You are really busy, Liz. I love your manly tag. I'm not sure though that all men would agree on the wedding band being high on their wish list, lol.
Your trim packages look beautiful.
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Julia

Xela said...

Klasse Tag meine Liebe, ist dir voll gut gelungen.
Schönen Tag wünsche ich dir.
liebe Grüße Alexandra

Andi's English Attic said...

That is a very merry inchy. Bright and cheerful. xx

Vicki said...

Love the maypole and the manly tag with the distressed edges. The vintage trims in previous post are so yummy too!

Healing Woman said...

All are oh so French looking and wonderful!

Nook & Cranny said...

Love that manly tag. One of my favorite things, a man with a cigar...
Thanks for stopping by my castle blog post.
I am also signed up for the BirdSong tag swap.
Have a great week.
Michele

Barbara Jean said...

Hey girl!
Love your guy tags!!

regarding watches: Yes I did so hit the jackpot with that box full.

hugs and blessings
barbara jean

Suz said...

So cute but I love the first one so much!

Suz

BelleSouth said...

Nicely done!

Rebecca