Tuesday, 31 May 2011

May Tag Swap

This is one of 6 tags I made for the May tag swap on UKS:
The tag had to include the colour green and something mystical/mythical.

The background was coloured with distress stains swiped over some clear embossed stars (bit hard to see here).  This was then overstamped with foliage using distress inks.  The face is a Studio 490 stamp and my doors were inked with black fresco finish paint, then fresco crackle, then fresco finish green paint.

When you look through the garden gate this is what you see:
More clear embossed stars with a distress ink background, then fairies and toadstools by Lavinia stamps and foliage by Elusive Images.  The fairies have a little bit of stickles on their wings.

Thanks for looking.  Going to do some baking with my son now - I will try not to eat the finished result but I know already that I will fail! X

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Magical Places

During the Easter holiday my lovely hubby took us to Disneyland Paris for 3 nights and Paris itself for 3 nights.  We had a fantastic holiday and we were lucky with the weather too most of the time.
Here at last!
The view from our bedroom window.
One of the floats on the parade
Coffee in Paris
Outside Notre Dame
The Louvre
One of the beautiful Louvre ceilings
We walked and walked and ate and drank some delicious things.

  We were also quite brave about some of the rides we went on - I can't believe that we ALL went on two rides that had a 360 degrees loop - woo hoo!   It was all brilliant but exhausting and we needed a good rest when we got home! Lol!  Unfortunately it was straight back to work and school but I really wish we could have stayed for a month, we loved every minute.

I have some tag photos to post soon and with a bit of luck I'll be doing some more crafting before long.  It's been a bit manic around here as we are in the process of converting a playroom/dumping room (complete with massive Barney the Dinosaur and Teletubby paintings on the walls- inherited when we moved in to this house 9 years ago- yes we like to get jobs done quickly - ha ha!) in to a sitting room.