Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tag Tuesday, White Wednesday and a BIG THANK YOU

Before I show you what I have come up with for this week's Tag Tuesday challenge, or post pictures of some lovely whities for White Wednesday, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to two very special people.

When I visited Cindy's Shabby Chic Girls' Club blog yesterday, I saw that I was one of her featured artists. I was thrilled to bits of course. Cindy is an amazing person. I don't think I have ever come across anybody like her, she has energy enough for ten, she is a fantastic artist, a published author, and one of the kindest, encouraging and supportive people you could ever meet. If you haven't met her yet, do visit her at her blogs, you will be amazed at the creativity of this lovely lady -

Thank you, Cindy, for being such a wonderful friend to so many people.

The second person I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to is Suzy, of SuzyQ' Threadworks. It was such an honour to be featured on the same blog post as Suzy, because she really is an amazing artist. Her fabric books, journals and collages are drop dead gorgeous and I absolutely adore her work. It is very different from mine, most often she uses incredible jewel colours in her work, and the richness of her pieces is just stunning. Have a look for yourselves and be prepared for a serious drool session -

This wonderful woman wrote such lovely things about me in her Thank You Cindy post, I still haven't stopped smiling. Thank you so much, Suzy, you have no idea how much such kind words from an artist like you mean to me.

And now on to the TAG TUESDAY challenge at the Blog Challenge Garden. The theme for this week is TATTERED ROMANCE, and for about 10 seconds I though, omg, this is going to be a really difficult one. But then I remembered a post card I had bought in France, which I knew would be just perfect to show the emotions of a romance in tatters. The post card had really touched my heart when I found it. It is from the 1st World War, when so many young women saw their beloved sweethearts going off to war and were left broken hearted, their romances shattered and in tatters. The background is the actual writing on the back of the card, and because it is quite a sombre tag, just this once there is no bling -

For WHITE WEDNESDAY, I have picked a few more pictures of this summer's vide greniers finds. yep, I'm afraid it is more lace, lol -

If you go to the wonderful FADED CHARM blog, you can visit many fabulous blogs showing off their lovely whites.

I hope you are having a good day wherever you are. Toodlepip xxx


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Liz
You deserved to be showcased over at Cindy's site. Isn't she amazing how she encourages all of us and allows us the opportunity to visit blogs that might be new to us.
Tattered Romance oh be still my heart. A most gorgeous and touching tag.

Terry said...

I was so excited to see you featured at Cindy's! I agree with Lynne about Cindy being so wonderful and generous with bringing so many of us together in blogland! Your romantic tag is absolutely beautiful as is your lace collection! We don't have very good flea markets or stores to find lovely lace! Have a great day!

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Congrats on being featured on Cindy's site. Your work is fabulous. The card is wonderful and this is some of the most beautiful lace I have ever seen.
Hugs Jackie

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Such beautiful lace! Heavenly!!!!

Rhonda said...

a big sigh...I get so weak looking at laces. And Liz, your tags are the best!

Kate said...

What gorgeous laces! I love your tag. It is simple but elegant. It gets the theme across perfectly. Beautiful job!!!

Dorthe said...

Dearest Liz-
Your tag is romantic and so sad- and very beautiful.
And sweetie ,congratulation on being featured on sweet Cindy`s Girls club.
Suzy is a very dear and close friend of mine and a wonderful artist.
--The laces are amazing Liz- I guess only to be found in France.
Love and hugs,Dorthe said...

Beautiful art:) I just love Cindy. You are right about her. She is such a giving person with a huge personality. Such a wonderful person:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Liz, I'm sending you the biggest virtual hugs that I can across the oceans! We owe so much to Cindy don't we? You wrote so beautifully and deservedly about her - she's a very rare and special friend to everyone!
I adore your tag and can really feel the soulful expression on the face of that poor woman- as Cindy says the person comes through their creations.
And Oh that French lace - do you have a never ending case of it or what?
Big hugs dear friend,
Suzy xoxox

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi I found you from Cindy's blog and your blog and creations are wonderful! I'll be returning for more visits! Have a wonderful week! Hugs Marilou

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Congratulations on being featured on Cindy's blog, Liz!!! That's wonderful!
Your tag is very lovely and your lace finds are fantastic as always, sigh.
Have a wonderful day :-)!

Pam said...

A really lovely tag Liz, and I so like the simplicity of it. It's always lovely to be able to create a mix of differing styles in mixed media.
I'm a bit of a lace hoarder myself and yours are gorgeous. Lucky you. :)

BelleSouth said...

I think this is grand, Liz!


Lynn Stevens said...

How wonderful your featured on Cindys blog and well deserved I might add!
Cindy has such a big heart, you know she actully called me in the hospital last year when my appendix had burst, such a thoughful and loving person she is!

Your tag is so beautiful in its simplicity, your right no need for extra bling on that one.

Awe more gorgeous lace. You find the most beautiful things Liz!
Have a lovely weekend
hugs Lynn

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Liz,
I didn't see this post! I was SO happy to feature you and Suzy--my good buds in Blogland!!

Sending (((hugs))) your way,

saltbox treasures said...

Cindy is amazing!
I also love vintage lace. Great lace finds!
Have a great weekend!
~ Julie

Cheryl said...

Love your lace, love your tag, love your work - following you now!

Jann said...

Beautiful tag, beautiful laces, beautiful everything--!!!

Xela said...

Ohhh wie schön die Spitze ist. Dein Tag macht sich auf dem alten Buch auch super. Gute Inspiration :)
Hugs Alexandra