Tuesday, 18 June 2013

X is for.....

Well, we are nearly there! X was a great challenge to keep in my theme until I thought of x for kisses and thought you may all like a list of aphrodisiac oils, just incase if you know what I mean? They include Angelica, Aniseed, Basil,Black Pepper, Cardamom,Celery, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Nutmeg, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Verbena, Violet and Ylang Ylang. Not all at once tho', I couldn't be responsible for the consequences!  There is a nice choice there, some more manly smells  like Sandalwood or Ginger, but plenty of feminine floral aromas! Burn them in your room freshener and ooh la la!

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I decided to make my tag as if some lady had hidden her locket and love letters in her undies drawer, perhaps they are war-time sweethearts, the photo's I found remind me of my Auntie Barbara who was a GI bride and left East London for sunny California on the Queen Mary after the war. I'm sure she had a pile of love letters before she met up with Uncle Woodrow again!
The tag was make out of some pink patterned card stock and I adhered a piece of lace in the middle. The locket was a charity shop find and then I made up a piece of love letter with xxx's on the bottom and a pile of letters on top. The X's are grungeboard die cuts coloured with distressed pain and I found a lips stamp I forgot I had. I have been with my dear husband for 46 years and I still have the letters we wrote to each other when I did some aid work, they are tied with blue ribbon and I wouldn't part with them for the world. It seems to be a thing of the past though doesn't? At least there is an X on the quwerty board, so here is one for all of you! X

14 comments:

  1. Love every bit!! My fave color too!

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  2. This is such a romantic well thought out tag, Barb. I love the locket and and miniature stack of letters. Blessings!

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  3. Delightful tag and a delightful story. My hubby and I wrote stacks of love letters as well. Kids today are missing out on something very special. Do you watch "As Time Goes By?" I've seen them all. Have a great week.

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  4. What a great story to go with your tag. It does look like a little keepsake that would be tucked away. I may have to mark this post for my upcoming anniversary too. ;)

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  5. So pretty and such clever ideas - I love the vintage feel and I love Sandalwood :o)x

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  6. What a pretty and charming tag - I adore the little pile of love letters. My husband has never had the need to write me a letter but I do treasure a postcard I received from him before we were married! Textspeak just doesn't cut it, does it!! Carolyn xx

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  7. So pretty and romantic, I love the little pile of letters in the middle, Jane xx

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  8. Gorgeous tag, Love the vintage feel..Beautiful lace & soft colours... Perfect!! Hugs May x x x

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  9. Amazingly beautiful tag :0)

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  10. OOh this is so beautiful and I like the story behind your creative tag, too.

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  11. Beautiful tag, Barb! I love a tag with a story, and you have illustrated it is perfectly.
    Jane x

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  12. This is a great tag I love to hear about real life 'life changing' stories :)

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  13. What a sweet story to go with your tag!

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