Saturday, 18 May 2013

Go on, have a laugh....

Hello everyone, happy Saturday and thank you so much for dropping by here again!

If you have been here before you will know that for the last couple of weeks I have been working on my so called Tag a Day project: 12 tags in all. Well, I am almost done, two more to go, but today I wanted to show you the cover I have been working on, you see, I needed just a bit of a change from the tags, and so I thought I would do the cover.... well here it is:
I decided to create the cover around some of the wonderful papers I have been hoarding, - all of these are from Prima. There were several reasons for this: I felt like playing with papers for a change, but also because I wanted to participate in both the Prima PPP challenge this month as well as in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge where the theme is "Small Papers" this week.

Ok, so what about the title of this post?? Well you see, I found that when I had done the covers and put them together with the tags created so far, - I could only fit about 6 of them in as they were far too bulky and even the biggest binding ring I have was not large enough to hold them all! So it looks as if I am going to have to use this cover for another project and I will have to think of a totally different binding system to hold my 12 tags when they are done.... Anyway, I'll keep you posted, meanwhile, here are some close up pictures of the front cover, all created with Prima goodies apart from the ribbon and the little bit of lace.




Well, there you have it, still two further tags to go, thank you for all of your lovely comments and I hope you all have a great weekend!!

39 comments:

Rita said...

Beautiful cover Astrid. The one I am doing just holds six tags too. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Pattie McClimans said...

Really Beautiful! Job well done.

Terry said...

I would laugh, but I almost feel like a good cry! Ever work on something ALL day and it stinks - really stinks? I finally gave up and will go back to it tomorrow! At least I came here and was able to take in something beautiful! Love this tag journal cover! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

Disco Queen said...

Hi Astrid, I love the colour. What a great excuse for a mini series of 6 tags.

Dots Dabbles said...

I'm sure you will come up with a way to keep all the tags together...it would be great to look back on every now and then, so many great ideas and techniques! I am looking forward to seeing the next 2 tags ;) This cover looks fantastic...isn't it amazing what you can do with papers!
Dot x

milissa d said...

so pretty love the details.......
have a great Saturday
milissa

marda said...

Won't laugh... the cover you created is beautiful.. nothing to laugh at there.

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning Astrid, I love the way you use papers to create beautiful art and this is no exception.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Heather Rogers said...

Aw! What a pity after all the work you have put in on it! It is beautiful. But as you say it can still be used for another project but disappointing for you I am sure.

Good luck with your inspiration anyway.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous! I love the beautiful papers and designs youbhave used...a beautiful cover for beautiful tags! Hugs trace x

Buttons said...

Fantastic job done with this cover Astrid. It befits the contents of your tag album which are amazing. Hugs, Jenny x

Margaret Mifsud said...

This cover is beautiful Astrid, such a shame your tags won't fit into it. Looking forward to seeing the project you are going to use it with and the new cover for your tag album. ox Marg

Marisa Job said...

Really beautiful!! Love all the details!!

Paula Whittaker said...

Beautiful cover....cant wait to see what you'll create to go inside these beauties (certainly wouldn't laugh, I'm always doing stuff like that but it doesn't matter, ay)

May said...

Gorgeous tag journal, Amazing how this is created just from Beautiful papers...Wonderful attention to detail.. Just perfect... Hugs May x x x

Marianne said...

This is a stunning cover for labels. xxx Marianne MW

Gitte said...

Beautiful cover.

butterfly said...

Or have TWO beautiful books of tags!! Gorgeous cover... those papers are so pretty, and you've combined them beautifully. Love the kraft framing, giving some earthy tones to the delicate prettiness - lovely!
Alison x

Ephemera said...

Just gorgeous Astrid, what a beautiful way to show case some of your lush tags. Such pretty papers too. xx

Fandhmum said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Astrid. Perhaps you will have to just put the first six in this one and then we can look forward to you creating another.
Rosie x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is so pretty ... I just love the idea of a folder for those beautiful tags ... I have very large ring binders that I got on ebay ... I think they are about 2" diameter ... check out ebay and see if you can't rescue your original idea ...

Joan said...

Beautiful book cover, good excuse to make another one for your twelve tags and make six less bulky tags for this one? Or use ribbon or twine to fasten them together,whatever you do is always amazingly beautiful

Joan

Candy C said...

Astrid...what a gorgeous cover for your tag journal. That Prima paper is wonderful. I love the way you've torn the edges and inked/distressed them to perfection. The colors are once I adore together. The little flowers, charm, ribbon and other embellishments are placed perfectly. Love your work! I am a huge fan. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Maryann said...

A really wonderful cover here for your journal Astrid. I love how you made this and the papers are awesome.

Redanne said...

Hi Astrid, what a shame that you tags will not fit but perhaps you could divide them into two? Whatever you decide this one is just gorgeous, love those beautiful papers and the way the lace is just peeping through at the top - gorgeous! Hugs, Anne x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful cover Astrid, gorgeous papers. Love the heart embellishment, flowers and little clock. Lovely design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Heather Jacob said...

stunning work as always Astrid, you combine colors in the most perfect way, love it all xoxo

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous cover for whatever you use it for! ~Diane

Dorthe said...

A stunning cover, -really adorable, in colours and in images, and added pieces.
I so love your heart and the angel wing, my dear Astrid! The flowers are too, so beautiful, as is the papers you used . What a shame it does not fit around your fantastic tags,- but I know you will find use for it around some other gorgeous pages!
Hugs send from Denmark :-)
Dorthe,x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Stunning vintage look!

Pat C. said...

I've been flying under the radar lately because of some serious personal problems, so I have enjoyed getting caught up a bit with your designs, Astrid. I went back and looked at all of the tags that you created for your Tag a Day journal, and I was blown away, as always. As gorgeous as they are, the sky's the limit, however you bind them (or not).♥

(I daresay that Mr. Mojo is back in full swing!)

xoxo

Shirley Chillman said...

Bin there dun that Astrid so it certainly made me chuckle. Can't wait to see what you come up with for this beautiful cover and also to see what the new one looks like.

Sending crafty hugs, Shirley x x

Dora said...

I love it!!

Sandie Edwards said...

What a beautiful cover Astrid for your tag collection - soon to be finished. Your detail is each project, no matter what it is, is so amazing...

Chris said...

I love the results of your play with papers and it'll be lovely to have some covers at the ready for another project. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for your twelve tags covers now but these ones are really stunning and so pretty in these colours too, Chris x

Dianne said...

Well now you can create more beautiful tags, and we all love to see your amazing work,this cover is GORGEOUS,stunning how you let the peak of the lace show, the pretty cracked hear, just a wonderful make. Thanks for sharing sweety and have a wonderful day. I can't wait to see how you connect the other together.

Michelle said...

This is absolutely stunning, I love it.

Anita Houston said...

So glad you hoard paper like the rest of us, because then you make beautiful covers to books like this! Fabulous! I love the design...just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your love of paper with us here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Bärbel said...

Das Cover ist wunderschön gestaltet, ein echtes Highlight!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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