Thursday, 21 August 2014

Mix & Match... Part 1

Goodly morning!  Cor blimey and thrice, where has this week gone huh?  One minute it is Sunday and the next we are waking up to Thursday!  Yikes!   Anyways, I have been busying myself in the Room of Stash playing with my DT pack from Jones of Nottingham.  I was sent the new Kaisercraft Mix & Match papers which are a mixture of kraft papers with red, white and black patterns... along with some cool sentiments and two sheets that are just perfick for cutting out - namely butterflies and hearts.  I have made a card (I know! a card!) and a tag (yep, you know how I loves my tags!)  Today I am showing you the tag... I will pop the card on tomorrow :O)

I used a couple of the papers that have white lacy doily images on them, covered a Size 8 tag and then added a punched strip of black cardstock to cover the join.  Now the cool thing with Kaiser papers is that along the bottom "info" strip the reverse side usually has a little patterned strip - seeing this red and white stripe on one of the strips was perfect to add to the black card punched strip, I cut it, edged with Distress Ink and then popped it over the top. 

I mentioned about the hearts... well, these are so pretty, a lacy design and the actual heart looks like it has three layers... well, it really does now as I cut three out and layered them up, puffing them with a paper stump and adding Pinflair behind to make them stay in shape.   The words are taken from another of the papers... says it all doesn't it?  I added a few paper flowers (also Kaisercraft) to the bottom of the tag and a pearly self adhesive strip to jazz up the bottom of the tag a bit but... the heart, it looked ok but it needed something.  I tried out a pearl, nope that didn't look right so I spotted my Kaiser butterfly stamps and decided to stamp a small one, cut it out, colour with Barn Door DI and pop him on... perfect!  A bit of red and cream grosgrain to make the bow at the top and voila, finished. 

That's all from me for today... I have a "job" to do... and if I sit here I will end up spending all morning doing aversion activities that will stop me from doing the really important thing I needs to do... tidy the Room of Stash!  I know! I know!  I am of slatternly persuasion and the old Room has got a wee bit out of hand again... simply a case of not putting stuff away after using it... and I have had a bit of a declutter and things aren't in their proper places... I may be some time... and I may even *whispers* de-cobweb the place too!    On that delightful note, I shall bid you all a very goodly day.... Thanks for looking!  TTFN

Hels x


Jan Sharp said...

A really pretty tag today! Looking forward to the card tomorrow, too! Haven't seen those papers but they look worth searching for. Thank you, Jan

Redanne said...

Oh how beautiful Hels. I love the way you used the 'strip', it stands out so boldly with the gorgeous fancy trim and the heart and butterfly are simply gorgeous! Anne xx

rachel said...

this really is beautiful Hels - i love the pop of red - its just gorgeous! looking forward to seeing the card tomorrow xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, This tag is really pretty, looking forward to the card too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

This is such a pretty tag. Hugs Jackie

janna'scraftingattic said...

I love red and black, very clean look:-) and of course
A butterfly is a must ! Really lovely tag.

Lisette Baker said...

Ooh want those papers. They are fab and what you have done with them is even fabber. Love all the embellies you have added to Helisfy it perfectly!

Carole Z said...

Beautiful tag Hels, love the pop of red, hugs Carole Z X

Sandy said...

Perfectly beautiful tag - really gorgeous!
Sandy xx

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