Monday, 25 April 2011

Squares !

Hope you all had a super Easter and where able to spend time with your loved ones friends and family.
I have been trying to write my little post here for over half an hour and I'm lost for words ! Why is that ?  ( asking and answering my own questions now ! ) well mainly because I don't have anything to complain or moan about ! For those of you who are reading my blog for the first time it is usually filled with the latter but in a cheery way if that's possible. So I had just better get on and show you my piccies.

Over at Just for Fun Von has set us a challenge and the theme this week is  " Square " I try every week to play along as I really love these ladies . Sorry am a bit late but as they say  ( who are they ? ) better late than never.

I made a sort of pocket thingy ma jig with much difficulty I may add ( does this count as moaning ) and covered it with some pretty papers from my stash which I distressed a little at the edges.

I then made three square tags with some over acetates from Crafty Individuals mini books which I had left over from another project. I backed them onto various papers , distressed with coordinating  inks, added a ribbon , made a little flower for the front. All the little tags have images at the back as does the pocket thingy ma jig but didn't want to bore you with too many photos. The three tags each fit into their own little pockets which I don't think is quite clear from the image above but they are there I assure you.
Also want to enter  ( my second  entry) for the Crafty Individuals challenge which is  " Square or Squares.

Hope you like them.

Marie

44 comments:

  1. Wow, stunning! Love your design with all the pockets, the card and tags are gorgeous!

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  2. Ooooh Crafty Individual squares, have you entered them in the Crafty Individual's challenge. Should i be telling you about that one these are quite gorgeous.

    Your not late, never late, we are open until about 1 minute to midnight on Wednesday.

    Love this little tag book (?ma jig?) very pretty images and subtle distressing. Thank you for the lovely things you say about us and for joining us again at Just for Fun. XOXO Zoe

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  3. Absolutely beautiful Marie, your style compliments the CI stamps so well x

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  4. Gorgeous colours , lovely project and so pretty, good luck with your challenges:0) xxx

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  5. I love thingamijigs and this one is gorgeous. Love your square tags you have put inside it - the bottom one with the purple ribbon looks like a watercolour.
    Thanks for joining us at JFF again - look forward to your entries each week. Hugs, Neet x

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  6. Nice idea that adding pockets to your square for tags :)
    Thanks for playing along at Just for Fun your too kind :)
    Von xxx

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  7. Your squares have beautiful colours! Great idea!
    Groetjes, Petra

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  8. Wounderful "thingy ma jig"!! Fab idea with loads of possibilities of use. You have set the cogs moving. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards Florence.

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  9. Hi marie your project is really pretty i just love your tags! have you ever lived in S.Africa we use the word thinga ma jig there??

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  10. I love your square tags!!! Brilliant!

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  11. Very Beautiful,Marie!Love the colours!Check out my answer in my blog!
    Hugs,xxx

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  12. These are beautiful Marie, love the squares and colours and style and - what the heck - just love 'em! Valerie

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  13. How beautiful what a great project , the colours are wonderful

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  14. Your tags are beautiful! I love them!
    Greetings from Holland, Tineke

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  15. Gorgeous tags, Marie! Perfect colours and love the stamps you have choosen!

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  16. Χριστός Ανέστη, Marie. They are very beautiful and I like thw distressed look very much. Quite a lot of work for the project I assume. Thank you for your nice comment.

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  17. Hi - beautiful squares and thingy-ma-jig!Esther xx

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  18. Stunning squares, Love the Spring look, oh for warmer weather, we had hail today!!! Hows that for complaining! LOL
    hugs Lynn

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  19. This is truly gorgeous !! love it

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  20. Oh your squares are all beautiful and the card looks perfect.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  21. WOW WOW WOW i looooove the tags they are gorgeous!!!!
    I do miss the moaning (insert sinister snicker!!)

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  22. Gorgeous project x
    You asked on my upcycling post about the coke can how to flatten the metal - I cut off the top and bottom then cut into the sheet o flatten it out. I cut pieces to the size of the die and found once it had been run through the diecut machine it stayed flat anyway. The metal is quite thin - not as thick as you would imagine it. Have a go just be careful not to cut your fingers xx Janet

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  23. Marie
    A beautiful project and the pocket is a perfect finishing touch.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. I'm missing words, your squares are fantastic, cannot decide which I like best.

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  25. Χρόνια Πολλά!
    Χριστός Ανέστη!
    Αν μ' αρέσουν δεν χορταίνω να τα βλέπω!!!!

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  26. These are gorgeous! More pictures could never be boring!

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  27. Stunning project Marie!
    Please visit my blog there is something there for you :)
    Val x

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  28. I like your squares. I find a square format somewhat hard to work with.

    Darla

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  29. oh wow hun these are just stunning such amazing deatil and wonderful images,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  30. Beautiful work Marie, Annette x

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  31. Fabulous tags and colors! Love your little pocket book. Great artwork!

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  32. Oh Marie this is fabulous, love those square tags, gorgeous colours and stunning images.

    Thanks for sharing and being square with us this week over on JFF - Sam xxx

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  33. Marie the project is very pretty ... I like it very much. Some way I lost your blog and now I was wondering why I haven't seen new projects from you. I am happy I found you again :-)

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  34. Double wow from me, Marie!!! This is all so gorgeous!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  35. These are fabulous and dreamy. Love the technique you used to get the wonderful colors on the backgrounds.So glad the dogs didnt eat these. LOL... Yes I have been in apurple mood lately! take care dearie, gerri

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  36. Gorgeous squares and tags, Marie. The colors are really phenomenal. Thanks for your great visits to my blog. You can't possibly know how much I appreciate your lovely comments. I have signed up as one of your followers. Although I have been a visitor for a while I have not been an official follower.

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  37. Marie, I'm officially in love with your cards! they're wonderful!
    http://thecraftycat.over-blog.com

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