Friday, 19 April 2013

Something moving for spring

Hi you all! The current challenge over at Try it on Tuesdays  is to make something with a spring theme which should have something moving on it. I have tried a waterfall tag. I stamped the background with my  script stamp and some leaves in forest moss after distressing in gradient, spring-like colours. I made my 'waterfall' using images from CI; 2 with happy faces and 2 with flowers - all things that remind me of spring. The strip at the back, to which the pics are fixed, has been hand-painted. When you pull the strip the pictures turn themselves over and the word 'spring' can be read on the pull-strip. This was my first try with a waterfall, so I hope the next one will be a bit better. But at least it works!







The second card with something that moves has 2 tags, one of which has been made exactly as the previous one. I added some hearts and a sheep. The farmer (some of you might know him from Shaun the Sheep) has been mounted onto a strip of clear plastic, which is tucked into another strip to hold it. By pulling the plastic the farmer moves across the card, and can also be moved a bit up and down. This is also a 'first try', which I will try to improve. The card is for a little girl who will be 4; I have made her one of these sheep cards with a big pink bow each year for her birthday, as she loves 'seep'  and 'pnink' as she calls them.




I am also linking to Manon's 'Paper Saturdays', a fun place to link up any paper creations you have made.
And I have some 'Happy Mail' to share:

The pretty card and the bookmark, made of polymer clay came from Debbie, AKA Craftymoose. Debbie makes the most wonderful fantastic creatures from this clay, and hand-beaded flowers. Her blog is well worth a visit, so if you don't know it yet, pop over!


I received a hand-painted envelope stuffed full of goodies from Katie at the Red Tin.  Katie makes beautiful stuff from felt &  fabrics, such as bags and journal covers, and even made tiny books out of silk cocoons.  This is another blog well worth looking at if you don't already know it.
 


 Have a good weekend you all! Take care, and thanks for coming by.

33 comments:

  1. Your work is lovely, as usual, both the card and the tag are very clever. Enjoy your happy mail, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Fabulous tags Valerie. The background of the waterfall one is so pretty and the waterfall looks great.
    Great happy mail too - lucky you!
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. The tags are brilliant, the CI one is my favourite.
    What lovely gifts you received.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  4. Nice work, Valerie. Love how the tag moves. Clever. Katie sends good stuff - and at least it reaches you! Have fun with it. hugs, Donna

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  5. Two fantastic makes , its a super Waterfall tag [ I never had much luck making these]. The moving farmer is brilliant, he looks a real character.
    Great happy mail as well.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. forgot to thank you for joining us at TioT's this time, the are just right for our theme.

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  6. Valerie, your post is wonderful. The tag is unique. I've never seen anything like it. Beautiful work.

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  7. Very cheerful, delicate, creative and original tags. Thank you for sharing. Have a great PPF!!!

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  8. The waterfall card is really cool, and I'm sure the sheep card will make for one happy little girl! Happy weekend my friend!

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  9. cute cards and tags! And love the happy mail!

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  10. Such darling tags...love how you mixed photos in your mixed media tags.

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  11. You are so creative with your tags. I just look at tags and can't think of anything to do with them, GADZ. Great artwork. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  12. What an ambitious and clever tag Valerie and I love the brighter colours.

    The card is a lot of fun-well it made me laugh.:)

    Terrific Happy mail you received as well.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

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  13. I haven't seen a waterfall in ages Valerie and doesn't it look good with those images :)
    Von ♥

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  14. Oh clever you Valerie, I am loving your waterfall tag and the pnink seep card is gorgeous. Lovely gifts you have received too. Thank goodness it's the weekend, I've not had a minute to myself the last few days. It's lovely and sunny here today, it seems spring has finally arrived here too! Xx

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  15. I love your waterfall tag, I've always intended to have a go at making a waterfall card but never got round to it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Shaun the Sheep! Love love love him what a great tag.

    Your Spring flip down tag is fun and what great Spring images you used!

    Wonderful collection of pieces.

    Hugs
    The Glitter Tart

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  17. Hallo Valerie!

    Ich habe deine beweglichen Tags schon bewundert und dann gerade eben Shaun das Schaf entdeckt, herrlich! :-)

    Herzliche Grüsse
    Ilona

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  18. Awesome tags Valerie. I love the man tag. Great work. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

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  19. Very creative and inspirational. The sheep and farmer card make me smile, and are so clever. I can imagine the little girl sitting there pulling the farmer carefully from side to side. Lovely.

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  20. Gorgeous Spring tag and I love the farmer (he is so cute!) and the sheep, she will adore it for sure! Lovely goodies you received also! ~Diane

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  21. Wow, very clever and creative!!! Love your pull tab with the pop up images on the tag and the moving farmer too!!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at TioT!

    Claudia x

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  22. You made me smile :)Happy paper Saturdays
    ManonX

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  23. I love your waterfall tag! I made a couple of waterfalls in a card format for my daughters on Valentines a couple of years ago, but I like your tag format better. Blessings!

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  24. I LOVE a waterfall card - haven't seen one of those in ages and your flowers just made it beautiful!

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  25. Great take on the challenge! Love the moving waterfall. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

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  26. Hi Valerie,
    Love those tags, especially the farmer one...really made me smile.. :)

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  27. excellent waterfall card, thank you so much for joining us at TIOT.EE

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  28. Brilliant Valerie, I love your elegant waterfall tag, and you birthday card is just so happy (ok maybe not the farmer lol)that it made me smile xx

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  29. Love the design with flaps - so fun!

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  30. Lots of cute projects. The tags are lovely. x

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  31. Hi Valerie, tow fabulous tags, love the images you've used on the waterfall card, and the moving farmer is a brilliant make.
    Thanks for joining us at TioT this time.
    And

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  32. Hi Valerie, tow fabulous tags, love the images you've used on the waterfall card, and the moving farmer is a brilliant make.
    Thanks for joining us at TioT this time.
    And

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