Afternoon Blog Land. We have sun today, it actually feels like a beautiful Spring day I am inspired to work. (although I am also inspired to go out) mmmm what to do? I have a wonderful delivery from LB Crafts I orderd some stamps from Oxford Impressions I love there stamps but they are quite hard to get hold of in the UK as not many stock them, now LB do stock them (but they are not on their online shop) Thats why I have put both links up (they should both pay me commision, I am not connected in any way to either company lol) so if you like some OI stamps have a look get the name then call up LB and order over the phone if they are in stock they are super quick! if not they will call you when they are. So I have two super new OI plates Marie Antoinette & and Alice plate now they are so much bigger than I was expecting so It will take me a while to cut up and mount them (only have enough mount for one plate, disaster!) flippin heck So sorry for waffling, on to my tag!
The tag is called 'The Works' (I'll explain later) it's for Tuesday Taggers with anything as long as it's a tag! and Tag It On (TIO) With the Title 'In the City'.Over at Something Completely Different (SCD) this weeks letter is B and I have used lots of 'Blue' on this tag. And finally Timbroscrapmania This is a new challenge blog on their 2nd week and this week the theme is 'Distressing'.
I really enjoyed making this tag. I can't tell you how pleased I am with the results too! I have used my own template for the tag and then some cream cardstock. I used the wonderful THs DIs and got to work. Then I cut up a Christmas stamp so I could use the buildings alone (that was hard to do my poor stamp!) stamped then I got some of the TH sprockets & Gears covered them in versamark then black stazon ink stamped & heated. This is to signify the working city and that sometimes you yourself feel like a machine work sleep work sleep. I wanted to put another sentiment on at one point 'Work to live not live to work' but went against that in the end. I kept thinking of the song by Queen from the album 'The Works' Title of the tag.
In the top left hand corner is a small (moon) clock that work is ruled by time now and even if your not in the city you are on call with mobiles and e-mail and time is of the essence, hence also the clocks on the right hand side. I suppose I wanted to say with this tag don't become a machine remember what's important in the REAL world don't get caught up in the have to have the big house the flash car etc or all you will do is work and have lots of material things but your children will grow and resent you you won't know them, they won't know you! they may well have the extra lessons ballet, karate, or what ever else but a simple picknic and a wonderful few hours with you is what they really want. I could waffle for ages about the wonderful picknics we had at our local park the kids still remember them.
On to the card, The Play Date Cafe I missed the dead line for the PDC yesterday and I really did love the colours and thought my Match Box would be a bit different for their challenge lol but I was LATE well not this week I have the colours in this card. Totally Gorjuss theme is texture lots of this with the Distress glitter and embossing. Ginger Snaps Creations (GSC) is focusing on Growth this month and this week it's 'The good Earth' I had lots of fun looking at photos of the Earth on google but went with a tree in the end no trees no Earth!The Wednesday Stamper (TWS) Are also focusing on 'Trees' this week. And although it's a simple card I quite like the end result.
Here is a close up of the tree on the card. I started with Cream card stock used some Stampin' Up inks in various colours, Used a sponge to get the distress look, stamped my tree and then used Disterss stickles. It's a simple card you could use for many occasions I am thinking Birthday, Thank You etc I do hope you like todays offerings I am going to be busy creating so may be gone a day or two I will still be popping to your blogs though looking at your fabby work. I have some more new followers you are most welcome and I have also started following a few more blogs so have a look and see if you can find a blog you haven't tried before you may find some gems, well I certainly think so. Love Dawn xx
Items Used:- Stamps, Paper Artsy, Crafty Indiviuals. Card stock, SU. Inks SU, stazon, white gelly roll pen & Tim Holts DI Ranger. SU eyelet & Ribbon. Making Memories mini Alphabets.