Nursery Rhymes

Tuesday 27th September 2016

We are working through various themes
and this week the theme is

Nursery Rhymes

Please post your tags from Tuesday 27th September up to

and including Monday 3rd October.

The next theme will be posted on Tuesday 4th October.

Please label your post
'Nursery Rhymes'

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

nursery rhymes

hello tag friends! i chose "the owl and the pussycat" by edward lear for my contribution this week and made a digital tag.

the background is from the isla bonita paper pack by gecko galz, the design is called "starfish."  i typed the poem onto the background.  the rowboat is from open clip art.  owl and pussycat are by dezinaworld.

i love this poem.  have a great day; love to all.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Nursery Rhymes

I went for the easy option this week and did Humpty Dumpty.
The background consists of two tags, with the top one having the die cut of bricks. I glued the two tags together and cut out an egg shape for Humpty and another for his trousers. I coloured it with Intense crayons. The legs are crochet with a bead for his feet. I used die cuts for the lettering.

Humpty Dumpty wasn't someone who was obese, as was thought in the 15th Century, but was a large cannon used during the English Civil war. It was placed on the wall next to St Mary's church in the siege of Colchester in 1648. by the Royalists. The Roundheads laid siege to the town and the cannon ( Humpty Dumpty) was blown to pieces.

Nursery Rhymes

Hi All. Hope your week has gone well. I will be away when this is published and I am not sure I will be able to comment on your tags until the weekend when we will be back home.

I decided to look at what some of the nursery rhymes meant and I was horrified with some of the descriptions. Not sure why they are still so popular with children as they represent some awful things.

Have a great week

Love Chrissie xx

Nursery Rhymes

Found this one really tough. Then remembered the piggy one because it involves feet, and there is nothing cuter than foot soles.

Loved all your cats and dogs last week! See you this week.

Nursery rhymes.

Hi Everybody!

Just a quick tag, not much time or energy, and nursery rhymes are as much not my thing as dolls' clothes were, but....

I have put new themes up for October, all seasonal. Please let me know if
you have any suggestions for December, when I will be choosing again.

Have a great week, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by.


Monday, 26 September 2016

Cats and Dogs

It's taken me all week to think of something for Cats and Dogs.... here it is , one hour before midnight. I didn't mean this tag to be sad, but I think it is - I hope these pets are not abandoned but they are peering through some broken windows of a derelict building ( created from stamps, a magazine page and a  recycled tea bag).

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Cats and Dogs

I'm back! Here my very simple tag for our theme
{ Cats and Dogs }
this week. Just a simple sketch with a bit of color

and I want to let you in on my { give me 5 } tag,
( sorry ) which I forgot to post before leaving to go to my Art Retreat in Prague

five different hues of blue
five different 5's overlapping each other


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Cats and Dogs

Hi Everyone!
We seem to be a small and select group
at the moment. It would be nice to see some
more people joining in.
For my tag I used the embossed frame I made in
my mixed media group this week. We followed a
technique by Andy Skinner to create a rust effect.
I don't think mine worked well as rust, but I like the end
 result! This was achieved with a combination of black gesso,
ink and gold paint. I added some braids. The frame was
the perfect size for a cat portrait!

cats and dogs

it has been awhile since i've transposed animal heads onto human bodies in my crafting.  the cats and dogs challenge this week made me want to do it:

all vintage images (cat, dog, bodies and moon) come from the lunagirl company.  the background paper is by jodie lee designs and the rest is stash.

love to all.

Cats and dogs

Out came the small version of Tim Holtz cats and dogs for this challenge. The background
 is distress inked and the images stamped on separate card and coloured with intense crayons.

Cats and Dogs

Hello Fellow Taggers. Sad to see only a few of us joined in last week as it was a great theme and all of us must have memories of games we used to play when we were children. Hope more join in this week.

I had my daughter's cats in mind when I made this. They are so cute but horrors underneath the cute skins.

Little darlings ?

Have a great week

Love Chrissie xx

Cats and Dogs

There is only one cat in the whole world - mine!

I definitely look forward to seeing all the tags this week.

Cats and dogs

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well!
And I hope more people join in this week, it seems that less and less people are joining in. Pity! Thanks to the 'faithful few' who are always there!

Have a good week,
take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Childhood Games

Hi All. Hope your past week has gone well. We are having a very happy time as my daughter is visiting at the moment.

I did a digital tag as not much time for 'proper' crafting. We have been knitting pyjama cases for the Cat Protection to sell and raise funds. My daughter is on the committee so always new ideas to make us think.

My tag pic is from a computer game so the quote is apt I think. It says, 'I am so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over'

Have  a happy week

Love Chrissie xx

Childhood games

Two very quick tags from me, as I am away at a friends for the rest of the week. I used previously painted tags and adhered some pictures that I thought might fit the bill. The green shows little girls playing with dolls. The red one girls playing tea party and the picture below the game of Oranges and lemons. I didn't like that game in case I was caught early in the game.

Childhood Games

I played dominos when I was a kid.

Have a fun week!

Children's games

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well!
I have been busy having a good time this week, as a
blog friend is staying with me, so just a quick tag from me this week!

Have a great week, take care,
and thanks for coming by!



Friday, 9 September 2016

Paper Dolls and Paper Doll's clothes

Hi everyone!
I am back with you after my summer break.
I had a lovely time, relaxing at home, spending
a short break in Riga, Latvia and holidaying
in Tuscany, Italy.
I hope all you taggers are fine and look forward to
catching up with you and your work.

Here is my little Scottish boy paper doll.
I thought he was really sweet, maybe "bonnie"
is the best word for him. I found him on my
old favourite site The Graphics Fairy.
I had fun assembling him, and have mounted
him on a mixed paper background.
I wanted to finish it off with a piece of
tartan ribbon or some thistles, but don't have 
anything suitable in my stash!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

paper dolls and paper clothes

greetings doll makers! for the "paper doll" prompt: i used julie nutting prima doll "keira" and patterned papers by gecko galz for 2 of the dresses and patterned paper by heather hudson for the heart dress.

i made a little paper hook to attach to the top of her head to make her a tag. i would have made more dresses but it is a lot of cutting!
enjoy; love to all.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Paper Dolls and paper clothes

I used to love playing with paper dolls as a child, but making one is a different story.
Luckily I had a doll die cutter and used that as a base. The rest I struggled with, the results are below.
I really didn't enjoy doing this one.