Thursday, 9 August 2012

A few hours spent in the craftavan

I managed to get into the craftavan a couple of times and get some crafting done - this week's inchie for the Every Inchie Monday challenge, the tag for the Tag Tuesday challenge and a couple of other bits.

The inchie theme for this week is CEILING. Not an easy one I thought. But when I think of beautiful ceiling, I think of the wonderful old coffered ceilings in those grand old British buildings. And that is what I went with, a coffered ceiling. 

I used a couple of different brown inks for the background and brown embroidery thread to create the coffered effect -

Next up, this week's tag with the theme of Casino Amusements and Bingo.
Luckily I had some bingo related images in my little stash , but all the bits and pieces I would have loved to use are in my craftroom in the UK!

I also made another tag, more in keeping with what I usually make, and the lady I used here is somewhat, errrmm, slighter of figure -

You remember I found a handful of bits and bobs for mixed media stuff at a vide grenier recently? I showed them on the vintageland blog here. I so wanted to make something with one or two things. And I finally did, yay. I made a necklace! -

Now my bed is calling me, I am nicely tired out from haggling my way through the Thursday evening vide grenier.

Toodlepip xxx


Anonymous said...

Hi Liz
Ceilings - now that is a tough one but you nailed this challenge.
To create such a fun tag like this when the items you'd ideally have reached for were well out of reach, amazing but it this oh so yummy tag that has stolen my heart, divine and I love your jewellery.

Dorthe said...

Hello dear Liz,
Love your little two fat women, :-) and the inchie is great, I know what cielings you are talking about----but the Paris tag, is OH just adorable,so lovely.
Liz I also alwayes want to start making jewlery from old bits and pieces I find, but have not tried yet... your first one is gorgeous,-I love the old piece from a rosary you added ,and the wonderful things and medaillon hanging from it.
HAVE LUCK tomorrow, I`m going too :-)
Dorthe, xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh WOW Liz, where do I start? from your coffered inspired ceiling inchie. (just darling BTW) to the tag of those two ladies. hahahaha! or perhaps your Gorgeous tag in your oh so beautiful style. and finally your Wonderfully creative necklace from your recent finds! Beautiful in every way! You have been one busy lady and amazing what you create with a minimum of supplies on hand.
hugs Lynn

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Bonjour chère amie, You captured the ceiling theme very well with your inchie. You are the inchie queen! Have you even missed one of the inchie challenges yet?
Your fat ladies tag turned out very funny. I love the Paris tag and your necklace is fabulous too.
Have a great Sunday :-)!
Big hugs,

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Bonjour Liz,
I agree with Julia;you are the inchie queen:)Your necklace turned out beautifully and I love the Lady tags.My fave. is the Paris one and I just love it.Thank you so much.
Have a wonderful week.
Big hugs,

Alexandra Eitel said...

Ich liebe dein Paris Tag und das mit der Bingokarte ist auch eine super Idee.
Die Kette ist übrigens auch ein Traum!