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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A tag with a difference!

The challenge over on LIM is "off centre" and I have stuck with  using up a few bits and pieces and made this.....

the front of my tag (which is actually the back of a previous stamping that I was not happy with)....
to the back I added a piece of red card, stamped with a verse and leaf from EI Tall Trees
then laminated (could this is classed as a form of acetate?)  Sorry I missed this LIM.
Why did I do this? Well, it's Dave's birthday on Saturday and he's an avid reader and I thought the tag would make a lovely bookmark that could be used long after the occasion.

I used a repositionable tape to fasten the tag to a red mount so when he says "Do you want this back for your bits and pieces pile" - I can say "NO" and produce the bookmark!


The leaf is a Marianne Creatable die, and the stamps are a various collection. 

32 comments:

Aquarius said...

A lovely card and a brilliant idea to make a bookmark. Especially good that you are using up some of your bits and pieces but I suspect like mine the pile grows faster than you can use them up!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card, love the tag and die cut leaves :)
Jenny x

Chrissie said...

Love those leaves Eileen and what a brill idea with the tag/bookmark. I'm glad you've got Dave trained into saving bits and bobs.
The card is simply stunning... but then I'd never expect anything less from you... and we did miss you last week!
Enjoy the rest of this one.
Chrissie
Lady LIM

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is stunning ! Love your work and this is no exception.

Marie

Debgem said...

I really like this card - beautifully elegant and fab colours. Love those leaves.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ikki just love this layout and whole concept of removable bookmark/tag... now that is one clever idea! love it!
love Shaz in Oz.x

Kathyk said...

It's a lovely card and a great idea to make it in to a gift at the same time

Kathyk

craftimamma said...

As always another clever crafting idea from you Ikki. This card is stunning. Beautiful colours that are always at the top of my favourites list.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Paula said...

wonderful!

Julia Dunnit said...

It's quite beautiful Ikki - love the use of otherwise scraps and the addition of the die cut is a touch of genius.

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card, the tag is gorgeous. x

Mandi said...

Wondering why a holiday is reason not to join in our challenge Ikki LOL
You are of course forgiven, but, we missed you
your card is stunning, as ever
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
Less is More

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card.. Chris xx

Jo said...

This is a very beautiful card. I always look forward to seeing your cards for this challenge and am never disappointed. Jo x

Stamps and Paper said...

Ikki what a stunning card...love all the different 'layers'...gorgeous

Anne

Valerie said...

Stunning card Ikki, a bookmark is such a lovely thing to give. I love the colours you've used and I was wondering are the leaves cut from mirri?
Val x

Valerie said...

Stunning card Ikki, a bookmark is such a lovely thing to give. I love the colours you've used and I was wondering are the leaves cut from mirri?
Val x

Sally H said...

Oh wow! This is stunning! I lvoe the colours and the stamps you used. Gorgeous card!

Valerie said...

Hi Ikki there is something waiting for you on my blog :)
Val x

Lynn said...

The card and removeable bookmark is stunning. Love the brown/gold and red theme. Lynn x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your card is so gorgeous!!! I love that you used something from another creation. Your design is beautiful. Wonderful take on this challenge!!!

Miranda said...

Great card Ikki, brill use of the creatable behind the tag! Like the scorlines to finish it, greetz, Miranda

judith@poppy cottage said...

Another beautiful card ikki, I love the colour combination. Again that corner cut off is really fabulous. Judith xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful card and love the bookmark. x

Joan said...

Beautiful and what a clever idea with the tag/bookmark

sasa said...

Creative, beautiful and useful - a star design. Love the colours and textures!

Thanks for sharing your work.

Sarah at 182

Susan said...

ikki...this is a gorgeous card! What a wonderful idea to make a bookmark!

Kasey said...

Beautiful card, very pretty. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Jackie said...

Superb card, great colours :o)
Jackie xx

Linby said...

It's just lovely, the leaves set it off beautifully.
Linbyx

Lizy said...

This is just lovely Ikki. And a fab idea with the book mark!
Lizy x

Merry said...

This is a wonderful card and very creative with the bookmark,Ikki.