Monday, 1 July 2013

Paris Inspiration

Hi all,

Yes it's me - I'm still in the land of the living!  I'm sorry but I've been totally lacking in the crafting and blogging department of late. You know that saying - "can't think, brain dumb, inspiration won't come" - well, that's been me, however, I need to make a few cards for upcoming birthdays etc, so I spent a little time in my crafty room on Saturday night and I have to say I totally enjoyed it.

This card today is for the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. The challenge theme, chosen by Josephine, is HOLIDAYS. (Create a project which depicts, or is inspired by,a holiday)

I took inspiration from our easter break in Paris.

I used a kraft card base, the red tag is a Stampin Up die, the black flourish card was packaging and I overstamped and embossed it in gold with the SU 'En Francais' stamp.  The Eiffel Tower is a Hero Arts stamp and matching die and I finished it off with a 'Bonjour' epoxy sticker, which I found whilst rummaging in my drawers! Isn't it amazing what you find!

Our sponsors for this challenge are Sir Stampalot.

My card also fits nicely with the challenge over at Let's Craft and Create - "Tags".

Well, that's it for today, hopefully I'll have something else to post in the coming days, as I still have a couple of more cards I need to make.

Thanks ever so much for popping in.

Take good care.

Suze x


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, and sooooo good to see you around again! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Good to have you back!
Beautiful with that Oh La La touch to it - great colours.

Viv said...

Gay Paree!!!! Love it! (And the tag ain't bad either!!!!!) Welcome back.

Meggymay said...

Love your wonderful Paris tag.
Yvonne x

Mandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Suze. Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our tags challenge.

Cards By MI said...

Lovely looking creation with it's tower and all. Says it all I think.
Love n hugs

Karen M said...

Love the balanced mix of traditional and modern here...very pretty!

Lin said...

This is beautiful Suze. Loving the thrifty use of your 'packaging', and it's beautifully overstamped too. I thought your sticker you found in your drawers 'ohhh err missus' was one of those shaving foam filled thingies until I had a proper read. All in all a great design.

Lin xx

Josephine said...

A beautiful tag - love the design!