Saturday, 30 June 2012

12 tags of 2012 June

I want to know where June has gone, it has just disappeared in a flash.
I did manage to fit a little holiday into the month on the heritage  coast and North Yorkshire Moors, beautiful if a trifle wet. I treated myself to some Whitby Jet Jewellery. Had a great time rummaging through a host of antique shops and stomping around the coast and moors not to mention the tea rooms and country pubs bliss!
I had been pondering on what to do for Junes' tag when I came across a pile of old postcards in a flea market I have to say I am a fan of old sepia and black and white postcards particularly when they have been sent to someone I suppose it is a bit like eavesdropping but it is kind of uplifting to read messages of good cheer sent to friends and relations.

The postcard I choose to use was sent from Vic to his mother, the journey to Bournemouth was good, the weather was marvelous and he was making the most of his holiday in sight seeing. It was sent on the 8th August but the year on the postmark can't be seen The stamp has the head of George VI, the Queens' father and cost 2d (I am probably boring you now but I find these details fascinating). From the fashions worn on the card I would guess it was sometime in the late 1940's or early 1950's.

Having spent ages looking for a packet of craft nibs both in the craft box and in the shop to no avail ( I have now ordered new stock) but in the meantime I used a fine paint brush to tint the postcard using a variety of distress inks.I have kept layout and embellishments simple.The old penny has the Kings head on it. Even though the postcard originally cost 2d to send I thought the caption PENNY POST sounded better.

When we were going through some old family photos for Dorrie's tag we found a few of Dad's attempts at tinting photos then I remembered this. He made the frame out of old cigarette packets. In those days smoking was socially acceptable. The colours on the photo have degenerated Mum's hair really wasn't green.

I hope you all have a great weekend 
Happy Crafting
Georgina xx


  1. Thank you, Georgina, for your lovely comment on my CraftChaos blog. Have a creative day!

  2. Great tags! I love that you used an old postcard in the first one. What a great idea! Love that you used your mom in the second one. Love the shape of that and how you framed her!

  3. Your mom's green hair photo framed by cigarette wrappers is really fun and brought a smile to my face. What a great keepsake...