Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Crafty bits and pieces

I have been able to spend some time in the craftavan over the last couple of days, catching up with some challenges and generally having a grand old time messing around with paper, lace and glue.


I joined my second ATC swap over at Kimberly's ArtJoyStuff blog  This time round the theme was SEW MANY FLOWERS. I still don't have my sewing machine set up, there is so little space in my craftavan, so I couldn't actually SEW any flowers. But, I did have a bunch of lace flowers, and thats almost the same as sewn flowers, right? 


These are my three ATCs for the swap -








They went off to today, fingers crossed that they will get there in time.


While I was messing around with all my crafty bits, I also made a few tags and a bookmark for a special young lady surrounded by apple orchards.


Tags first -



There were tiny blue flowers outside the craftavan, and the tag colours went so well with them, I photographed them together -


Another tag, inspired by the many many birds flying in and out of our trees -







Oh, and here is this week's Tag Tuesday challenge tag, GARDENING 






As I said on the Tag Tuesday blog, I am not much of a gardener, although I am trying to dig a veggie garden here at the cottage in France. I do need a Garden Fairy, and lucky me has one, in the shape of my dear friend Christine. Christine really has gardening magic in her fingers, she can grow anything, and she is the lovely person who gives me seeds and seedlings to get me going. She is my pesonal Garden Fairy, sprinkling gardening magic on me whenever I go and visit ( and pick up more seedlings. lol ). So really, this tag is dedicated to her.


This is the special bookmark I made, as asked for, for a young lady surrounded by apple orchards, who loves reading -






Thats all for today, back tomorrow! Toodlepip xxx

7 comments:

Dezinaworld said...

You know I could sit and look through your gorgeous array of work for hours. I adore absolutely everything you do !! Loving the tags the gorgeous floral atc's ... everything
hugs June x

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Liz,
Love it all
(especially the ATCs, of course)!
enJOY a lovely day,
Kimberly

Createology said...

Lovely ATCs and I do hope I receive one of them in the swap. Your tags and bookmark are gorgeous also.

Mom E. said...

Liz!!!!
I just showed the bookmark to Joslyn. She was so surprised and just started to cry! She thinks you are wonderful and do beautiful work and I agree wholeheartedly! (She finally gave me back my tag!) We are so excited to see the others! You are such a great artist!
And, in Joslyn's words, "She is SO SWEET!"
Thank you so much!

Dorthe said...

My dearest Liz, they will be recieved with big joy, when Kimberly sends them of- how lovely they are- and the two other tags are just fantastic beautiful, too.
The book mark will create big joy when recieved, it is lovely, and I want to grap an apple and eat :-)
It must be wonderful to have your own garden fairy my dear friend, I can se she is a beautiful and lively one,-the T.T. atc is beautiful also.
Hugs and love to you from me--here it is grey, I hope the sun shines apun you.
xx,Dorthe

Mom E. said...

Liz,
We received the beautiful tags and gorgeous bookmark today! Thank you so much! You are amazing and talented and so much fun.
Thank you again!
Lanette

Alexandra Eitel said...

Einfach genial... ich glaube ich habe schon erwähnt dass deine Tags einfach traumhaft sind.