Saturday, 9 July 2011

I am soooooooo late......

...with all the usual challenges and parties this week. Its been a busy time, getting ready for our trip to the cottage next week. But I got told of a couple of days ago for not posting my inchie or tag, or taking part in White Wednesday, Treasure Hunt Thursday etc. Well, it wasn't so much a telling off, as a concerned enquiry about my wellbeing. Bless.

I had a bit of time this afternoon, so I made this week's inchie and the Tag Tuesday challenge tag as well. The inchie prompt was SWEET. I think my muse has already gone off to France, lol, because it took me ages to come up with something. Whilst I was making my cup of tea, stirring in a spoonful of sugar, I had my little lightbulb moment - Sugar, thats sweet! I used a sweet little vintage image of a sugar ad, coloured it in a little and used white German glass glitter for the spilled sugar -

Once the inchie was done, I started on the Tag Tuesday challenge. Now this one really was difficult, because the word for this one was SUMMER and, oh, there were just about a million things that immediately sprang to mind. I didn't want to go with the summer on the beach theme, nor could I really go with the summer in the French cottage theme, so in the end I decided to use the one thing which always means summer to me - a garden filled with roses in full bloom. I printed out some rose images, cut them out carefully, and arranged them on a tag covered with music paper. Made a little banner, and that was about it, quite simple, but you can almost smell the beautiful scent of the old fashioned roses -

At least I have managed to catch up with a couple of things, wish I had the time to photograph things for White Wednesday and Pink Saturday, but alas, I have way too many things still to do. Also, I am really missing my Nikon camera, this little point and shoot one just isn't up to it, sigh. And I won't get it back before we go to France, which means I will have to manage without it for TWO whole months! 4 -5 weeks for a repair, I think thats quite disgraceful especially as it is the 4th time the darned thing has gone wrong. Ooops, I am ranting, lol.

I am linking the post to Every Inchie Monday HERE

and to Tag Tuesday on Blog Challenge Garden HERE

I am toddling off again now. I'll try and get a couple of posts in before we go, but can't promise.
Have a great weekend, toodlepip xxx


Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Just love both the vintage inchie and as for the tag - absolutely superb - have a great weekend x

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Am completely in love with your roses dear Liz! They are very summery but more beautiful than ever. Love your spilt sugar inchie, hope the ants don't find it. Yes i know it's not real really, but you know me. Will have to catch up with you before you head off.

Kasia said...

These are as always, lovely! I adore the colours and creative ideas you put into your work! :)


Jeannette said...

Just i love all the beautifull flowers on your tag,the sentimenzt is very wonderfoll,this is for me sommer pur,i love them so much.

have a nice weekend dear m<y fraind.

hugs jeannette

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling little inchie, aren't you the clever one with the glass glitter as sugar! and beautiful summer tag Liz!

Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
Have a wonderful time away!
hugs Lynn

Hellemor said...

WOW, what a beautiful tag. I love the roses and your design is very summer. Great work.

Kris said...

Ultra sweet inchie. Love your sugary detail :)
Your tag is beautiful!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Liz, I love your idea with the spilled sugar. The glass glitter works great! Your rose tag is very pretty too.
What a shame that you have to leave to France without your Nikon. What kind of service is that when it takes so many weeks to get it repaired.
Have a great evening :-)!
Big hugs to you,
PS: My word verification is a flower name: aliums - I think that's the first time ever I had a word that makes sense.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
as always lovely work!!! Have a wonderfull week.

Dorthe said...

Liz, I love your little sugary inchie, and the summer flowers- tag , both so sweet.
You are fantastic that you still get all those things done, dear.
If you don`t return before leaving, I wish you the best of hollydayes-and hope you return filled with new energy, and beautiful buyes....

BelleSouth said...

Roses are indeed a wonderful image for summer!

Enjoy your holiday!