Saturday, 27 July 2013

Tags and Atc

Hi... I'm sorry that I haven't been around to visit you all and I've not posted for a while .... my dad is very poorly in hospital... they think he has infection around his metal heart valves somewhere... I  think he is going to be in there for quite a while.. it's very tiring with all the worry etc. .... we are just trying to rest when we can and keep a bit of normality in our lives also...I did a little bit of commenting and crafting yesterday just to take my mind off things for a while....

then I remembered that I hadn't shown you photos of the things that I made for my friend Elaine in our tag swap.... they have now arrived safely in Australia and so thought I would show you the piccies...

 This is the Tag I made for our 'Christmas in July' theme...
the blank Tag was from My Crafty Heart

 the tag has a little pocket on one side with tag in... so sweet!

I've used My Mind's Eye 'Lost and Found' Christmas papers...

I also made this little knitted koala - now I know it's far from perfect!!! but it was made with tlc !! 
I used to make loads of knitted toys when my daughter was young but that is 25+ years ago and I've honestly forgotten how to knit and stitch these up!!! so it was a learning curve!!

I made this vintage style Tag too... I used one of my new LOTV stamps on the background... then added some paper around the edges and lace, pearls, flowers etc...

and finally this is an atc that I made just for fun... thought I would do something very 'British' and so chose a Sherlock Holmes theme....

Ah well... off to get a cup of Ceylon Tea now and a Crunchie Bar!!... I've not had one for years... but had a craving for the honeycomb... so I'm indulging.... just hope it doesn't bring my fillings out... I think I best eat it carefully !!! LOL
I hope you all have a lovely weekend... I will catch up with some commenting when I can...
Take Care
Love and Hugs


Sue Bridesmith said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad, I had the same last week my Mum was taken in to Hospital, and I agree it is very tiring, especially with the worry, my thoughts are with you, by the way the tags are lovely,
Suzy B :-)

Pat said...

Some beautiful ATC's there Sue, I like making ATC's don't see many around these days. I am so sorry about your Dad I do hope he is soon on the mend and hopefully soon home. Take care of yourself.

Pat xx

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous hun..and loving the wee Koala bear too..

Hope your Dad gets well soon...and take care of yourself too..

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope they manage to sort him out soon. My mum's not well either and is having an op on Tuesday. It's so stressful isn't it.

Your tags and ATC are brilliant and I absolutely love your little koala - so cute!!

Take care

Debs said...

Hiya hun
So sorry to hear your Dad is still unwell - fingers crossed he starts to improve soon :o)
Love all these projects - the koala is sooooooo cute but my fav has to be the first tag - love those DP's and gorgeous design.
It's lovely to see you back in blogland - but do take things easy and look after yourself.
Take care
Debs xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, really sorry to hear your Dad is poorly. Hope he is on the mend soon.

Your tags and ATC's are really cool and that little koala is adorable,

Take care,

Liz x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh Sue. I am so sorry to hear about your dear Dad. I hope that he soon on the mend.
Your tags and ATC are gorgeous. Such wonderful designs and fabulous detailing. I love the knitted Koala, I used to knit lots of toy when my children were younger, they have quite a collection now!
Take care of yourself
Big hugs Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW what a great bunch of gifts for your friend. I bet she loved them and all the thought that you put into them. Hope that things improve for Dad soon, Sending Hugs Hazelxoxo

Kathleen said...

Hi Sue, some fabulous creations here, especially love the first couple of tags, so rich looking.
Sorry about your Dad, been the same myself one way and another.
Look after yourself.

Kath x

Claire said...

Hello lovely lady, sorry to hear your Dad is still poorly - sending hugs and love your way. You have certainly been busy with lots of fabulous creations. You take it easy. Hugs, Claire x

Doreen said...

Oh i am so sorry to hear about your Dad Sue,sending lots of all your makes.Take

McCrafty's Cards said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad Sue, I am sending healing thoughts and prayers, I love the tags and the sweet little bear, but my favourite has to be the Sherlock Holmes, i think its brilliant!!
Kevin xx

Judith said...

Love all these projects Sue that MME paper is one of my Christmas Favourites and your koala is so cute. I do hope your Dad improves quickly - it's so exhausting when someone is in hospital, the worry. visiting - wondering whats going on...
Think you best just suck on that crunchie lol - ooh it set my filling on egde just thinking about it hugs Judith xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your tag is breathtakingly gorgeous!!! And my goodness, that ATC, LOVE!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh Sue I am so sorry to read this about your Dad, how worrying for you! I can only wish him a speedy recovery and you must look after yourself too!

All your projects are gorgeous! I love the tags the papers are way you did them with the pocket are gorgeous! The koala is a sweetie and I am sure would be loved by any child - or adult too! Your ATC is brilliant what good ideas you have on it - it brought a smile to my face! Sending you lots of extra hugs! Susan xxx

meg said...

So sorry to red that your dad is so unwell in hospital I hope his health improves soon You and your mum must be so worried please allow yourself some time for you.

Love the tags especially the Sherlock one love thes stories.

Take care Hugs Meg

KraftyKoolKat said...

I am so sorry to hear your Dad is very poorly sweetie, I do hope he is on the mend soon. Your Mum must be worrying about him too and that will not help her either.

I adore all your lovely tags sweetie and your adorable knitted koala. You are very talented.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Betka said...

Hi Sue!
I do hope your Dad improves quickly.
All your tags are gorgeous..... adorable design and cute knitted koala. Look after yourself.
Big hugs (:Betka:)

EELS said...

Yep and I loved them all Sue.
Hugs and positive thoughts for your Dad Sue, wish him well.
Hugs from

Ira Huberts said...

Really hope your dad improves sweetie, of course you're so worried... It's a good thing to do some crafting, it's a nice distraction... Love your swap items! These are oh so cool!!!! And that sweet, darling koala bear, good heavens, that's wonderful knitting work, you're so good at this! Big hugs, Ira xox

coops said...

fabulous creations sue.all so stunning and varied and your little koala bear is adorable.
so sorry to hear about your dad, I hope the doctors soon have him feeling better.
take care and hugs

cotnob said...

What a wonderful collection Sue, I love the vintage papers and Santa on the tag and ATC.
Your knitted Koala is adorable - I'm quite good at knitting but never get around to sewing things together!
Your pretty pink tag is lovely, beautiful lace and pearl details and your final ATC is brilliant, I love the Sherlock Holmes theme.
I'm so sorry that your Dad is very poorly, it is so stressful when our loved ones are in hospital, my thoughts are with you and your family.
Take care.

Janice said...

Lovely works Sue - those tags are brilliant - love them all in different ways, but the show stopper has to be the koala, he is so lovely and your knitting looks just perfect to me, such regular tension throughout - I'm impressed! What's the latest on your Dad? Love & hugs, Jx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello sue,

Your tags are gorgeous, and that little knitted koala is fab.

Hope you dad gets well soon

Take care
Hugs Kelly

Pia S said...

Sorry to hear about your dad and your worries. I really like this showcase of different projects. I'm no good at making tags myself, so it's very inspiring to see all your different ones. And I absolutely LOVE the knitted koala bear. He's perfect just as he is!

PaperDaisies said...

Sorry to hear about your dad Sue. I do wish him a speedy recovery. Love all your projects...that koala is my favourite. And your Sherlock Holmes one is so creative. Hugs Nina
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sallysbitz said...

Oh Sue I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know that when visiting in hospitals that it is very tiring.

Your tags are Gorgeous. Love the knitted toy & great british card too x

take care luv x

hugs sally x

Tammy said...

WOW gorgeous creations Sue!! Beautiful tags, I love all of the fabulous details! Your knitted koala bear is so sweet too! I hope your dad improves quickly!
Sending hugs, Tammy

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sending you huge hugs hunnie, always at the end of the phone if you need a natter xxx

Just love your koala, so wish I could knit! Our KT would love anything like that lol!
Take care hugs shell xx

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations and I love the vintage feel to them. And isn't the teddy the cutest.
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Glenda Atkins said...

Hope Dad is on the mend! These are all wonderfull creations and I super love the tag with little pocket, so creative!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all awesome hun, I love first tag especially, beautiful colours and images and the lace is so pretty
Lindsay xx