Thursday, January 31, 2013

Papercrafting Fun

Hi there Papercrafting Friends! I've had a lovely week with a visit from my sister and brother-in-law which was just soooo nice and I've had several days of playing with card and paper, which I love.
Below is a pic of the gorgeous tag I received from my partner Diane in our first month of our 'Aussie - Monthly Tag Swap.  The subject was 'Cool Waters' and hasn't Diane done a lovely job of interpreting the theme.  I just want to sit in that chair!
I have been looking for a novel way of displaying my 'Aussie - 12 months of Tags' and was delighted when I saw this pic on a Pininterest repin.  Sorry I don't know the name of the owner, but whoever you are....congratulations for a great idea!
I don't have a lovely ironwork hanger like the example, but I do have a nice vintage coathanger which I've been wanting to do something special; here it is with my very first tag.  It looks a bit lonely, but it won't be long and it will have eleven other friends to hang with.
I also got an early start on my local Papercraft Artists Groups next ATC Alphabet swap and created my letters 'C' and 'D'.
C is for CAT of course.  I used Dylusion Inks on the gloss background card and sponged some Gesso over small sequin waste, then stamped a brick wall before stamping the cat.  I just love the expression on his face.  I think he is a bit "peeved" with the whole idea.
D for DRESS was very simple to put together.  I embossed white card for the background then rubbed pastel chalk over the embossed pattern and layered it onto light brown card.  The dress was stamped onto scrapbooking paper and given a little Bakers Twine tie at the waist.
I've also completed my February Aussie - 12 Months of Tags Swap.  Our subject is 'Love', so here is a sneak peak!
and......I invited two of my friends to come over and have a papercrafting day with my sister and I and this is what the four of us did to my dining room table!!  Unbelievable that four grown women could get in such a mess.
We made Easel Cards with Post-It-Notes at the base to sit on
 a desk.  Love the way these cards fold down for posting or gift wrapping.  Here are the two that I made.....
Until next time....Happy Crafting!


  1. Hi Judith! Love the tags and ATC's and what a fun way to display those tags! We miss you at Roses!

  2. Wow Judith, wonderful creations. I too am looking for a way to display tags - my craftroom is an open affair with no doors in sight. right now I have a total of 2 tags and they are pinned to my cork board but that will fill up quick....oh the dilemma.

    My Feb tag for 'Love' is being mailed out on Mon 4th and you reminded me to also do a sneak peek ha ha. I've also finished the tag for you for March - am I organised or what!
    Happy crafting,

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    Alex Frisch

  4. wow Judith that is a perfect hanger for the tags!! I LOVe it!! You are very talented!! Thanks for sharing with me about your homeland I adore it!! XXOO Love Fran.

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    Connie Jordan-Carmichael | Connie Jordan-Carmichael USA



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