Sunday 24 May 2015

It's Only Words and .............

the BeeGees have always been one of my favourite groups and that song another of my favourites.

Good Morning Everyone,

This Sunday morning started out a bit damp and very dull but at 2:00 pm it's starting to brighten up a bit.  Typically for a UK bank holiday weekend it's definitely a tad chilly with the wind though which is a shame for those hoping to make the most of the outdoors.  No problem for me though as I am quite happy at home this weekend ;-)

It's time for swapping tags and ATCs with the group I'm in and the theme for this swap is 'Words'.  I loved this theme when it was announced but because of our recent family bereavement I haven't had much time (or mojo) and thought I wasn't going to make it but I got a spurt on over the past few days and my stuff is ready to post on Tuesday.


I was at a loss where to start and was going through some bits and pieces I'd saved from workshops years ago where I found the above tags which had been used for techniques but never made anything with.  It's so long ago I can't even remember what was on the first one but the second just had a lovely image stamped with Golden Interference paste and I built on it from there.  I'm pretty sure you'll be able to see it if you click on the pic and it created a lovely resist.

Over on the PaperArtsy blog the current challenge is, by coincidence, Words and there have been some absolutely wonderful blog posts to inspire us all starting with THIS ONE but there are several of the DT whose post have techniques I've used on these tags.  As I've used several PaperArtsy stamps and other products I hope my swap buddies don't mind me linking these up to the challenge this time. 
 I was quite pleased with the ATCs too because I used two previously unused stamps for the background (Inkylicious wood grain and a PaperArtsy stamp which is basically little bits of different script and finally the main image is another unused stamp by Chapel Road.

Since my last post when I shared all the gorgeous handmade birthday cards I'd received I've been lucky enough to extend my birthday a little because I've had a couple of beautiful late arrivals....

 Thank you Kirsten it's fabulous! 

This card was actually from the Chocolate Baroque birthday card swap group which is a closed group but it was designed and made by Debbie.

And if you made it to the end of the post here's another photo from my garden.  I used to have lots of these stunning double daffies but think the slugs have got them all bar this one. Isn't it a beauty!

Lesley  Xx


Helen said...

your tags and atcs are gorgeous, Lesley and I am so glad you were able to get them done for the group swap. it's just turning cloudy here now after a lovely morning, think your damp weather is working it's way down the country, like they said it would!

sam21ski said...

Can wait to see them in real life Lesley, so pleased you found some time to play and join in with the swap


Unknown said...

Really love the second tag-the gold stamping gives a great effect. ATCs are great too, like the background and love the silhouette stamp

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Both the tags and ATC's are gorgeous Lesley and it's amazing what you can achive with bits set aside for whatever reason to start with. Two beautiful Birthday cards too.

Sue xx

Julie Lee said...

What beautiful tags, Lesley! The background techniques are truly lovely and do go so well with the words. xxx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous work Lesley, the orange and blue take really pops, love all your tags and ATC's , wonderful work! Ruth x

Hazel Agnew said...

Stunning tags Lesley...can't decide which one I like the best! Well done for fitting everything in! Daffy is really special too! Xx

Claire said...

Great tags and ATC's Lesley - liking that wood grain effect stamp on that background. Claire x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Super tags and ATCs Buddy, it's always good to rummage through your stash to see what you have lurking you never know when it might come in handy. Great mixing and matching of stamps on the ATCs. Love that daffodil, so pretty, hugs, Judith xx

Words and Pictures said...

I love your Words tags and ATCs. That golden meadow flower one is amazing - like a summer meadow through a haze of sunshine - and the colours on the star one are fabulous. And I love the trees and text - maybe the perfect combination for those ATCs.

So nice to see some of your birthday cards - thank you for sharing those and the double daff!
Alison xx