Saturday, 20 November 2010

Advent Tags 5 to 8 & Mermie Grandees ATC

Last night I made 4 more Advent tags.....It's a shame the photos don't glisten and sparkle as the real things do!
A purple Grungeboard swirl
A boyfriend for Mildred and Dot.... they'll have to fight over George in his Gingerbread "House"!!
A blaze of stars
A cluster of hearts
Mermie Grandees
Now a ginormous thanks go out, as I am lucky to have received a tiny unique piece of handmade art from Donna a lovely blogging buddy. This talented, generous, young woman has set herself a major task to make 50 individual ATCs for her blog followers, and what's more, the lucky recipients are asked to challenge Donna to produce whatever subject they select. Click here to take a look at her blog to see some more on her side bar link.
 My choice was to have a mini portrait of my three precious grandees as mermaids, (mermaids are one of Donna's favourite subjects... mermies she calls them!). This is the beautiful hand painted water colour I received and I am so thrilled with it. She has even given the eldest littl'un her golden curls! I can't wait to show this to the children and their parents and I'm sure I will have to create a story to go with the picture! Thanks again Donna for such a special gift.
We had a lovely day out today in Southport, ..... sunny and crisply cold. We had a good walk along Lord Street which is a boulevard of shops covered with a Victorian glazed, filigree, wrought iron canopy and we also went down to the promenade on the sea front . The joke is in Southport, that although it is a seaside holiday town, the sea never comes in!! People joke that they went for a paddle in Southport.... if they do it's a VERY long walk to the sea!!
The Wayfarer's is in full splendour for Christmas with some beautiful decorations and trees in this lovely Victorian Glass Arcade. I love to see old places like this kept in good repair and treasured.


7 comments:

Dotpat said...

Love your tags Jo and your ATC of the grandies, very clever lady. Photo lovely too, love seeing the photo's you take

Doone said...

you are most welcome

dx

sam21ski said...

Thanks for sharing all your lovely photo's Jo, I love to see all the places that you are surrounded by.

The advent tags are coming along great, can't be that many more to do now.

Fab atc from Donna too, lucky you

xxxxxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Loving the tags Jo :-) The mermie grandees ATC is superb of course.
I used to live in Southport you know and DS lives in Ainsdale
Anne xx

olive said...

loving the tags Jo, cant remember last time I was in Southport, looks magical. xxx

Lavinia said...

Its hard not to spot the ATG eh! Y'know I used to wonder why on earth would crafters bother with something so big & ugly! But alas I have succumbed to one, they are BRILL! Couldent do without it now! Know what you mean about peel offs but I do think in the right context they look ok! Love your tags! And Southport is on my 'to visit' list before xmas, years since I last visited the place!
Lavinia
x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, I've got an award for you on my blog :-)
Anne x