Sunday, 29 October 2017

IAAS - Add a tag or charm

Hello again - I'm back after a very unsettling house move. The removal men were pleasant enough but their common sense was almost non-existent. After a great deal of help I'm eventually sorted and my craft room is once again in working order.

This theme over at International Art and Soul is 'Add a tag or charm' and as you can see I've added a wooden tag from Docrafts. I used a Sakura gelly roll pen to write 'Lest we forget' on the tag and then I had to think about the rest of the design, My mojo is not at its best but this is the first card I've made for months so I think it's making a comeback. I've had the poppy napkin for ages and used it once for a card a few years ago so I knew it would work for this one. I chose the section on the napkin that I needed and carefully cut round it before sticking to the white paper. I set the white paper against bright red card from Papermill as the mat, which I thought looked good against the Craft UK ivory card blank. Once the napkin had dried I set the tag in the top right corner and added a red ribbon to it. Three red Mei Flower gems were added to the top left and bottom right corners. Then I went to bed!

The following day I looked at it again and decided it needed more so I typed up the two verses. I printed them in grey so that they weren't too stark and then tore around the edges. I used a grey Promarker to edge them and set them in place.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Cardz4Guyz - Remembrance. Sympathy, Thinking of You
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore  Encore - Anything Goes


  1. This is super Hazel - I love poppies, they mean so much. Great little tag too! Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  2. Truly gorgeous Hazel, I love poppies with their beautiful shapes and shades of red. A very poignant creation and a lovely reminder to those who gave so much to humanity. xxxxx

  3. Really pretty Hazel. Glad you are settling down and back to your crafting. Any chance of seeing a photo of your craft room. (Just being curious). Hazel c uk

    1. If you're on Facebook you will be able to see photos of my craft room. I'm pretty sure I posted some there.

    2. No I am not on Facebook. It does not matter I was only being mosey.

  4. Just Stunning Hazel. Wonderful creation.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Crafty-littleangel {Welcome to visit My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  5. Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

  6. Nice card!
    Thank you for joining us at crafty sentiments designs.
    Marja dt.

  7. WOW! I love the way you colored the flowers! Lovely card!!!

  8. Oh Hazel, I have to show this to my husband he loves puppies and all that they represent . He said to tell you he loves this card and that he will never forget.


  9. Sorry you had a bad move Hazel, I know what moving men are like!!
    Great card for a great cause.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Anything Goes' October 2017.
    Nicola, CGE DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  10. Your card is very pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

  11. So pretty!! I love the idea of using the napkin. I need to try that. I am glad your craftroom is coming around and that your move is completed.
    Debbie xxx