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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Three little Tags - Saturday 25th August

Good Morning Blog Friends, both new and those of you who have been with me for a long while...hope you all have a super holiday weekend!

Yesterday was a busy one: I gave an afternoon tea for the ladies who volunteer for me (I work for a charity and we wouldn't exist without these wonderful people). We had a lovely natter and were entertained the whole time by my hens in the garden.

Talking of hens, the new coop was delivered as arranged, so this weekend my brother-in-law is joining us to help us put it all's huge too! I will post pictures. Yesterday evening I also finished off a job I'd started in the morning - I tidied my craft room! Here is a photo of my desk, the tidiest it ever gets - and that won't last long!

Today I thought I'd share three little tags that were all made quickly from left overs...

The first two tags were made using the wings that were cut off the Steampunk dress form stamped image used in our workshop yesterday. I embossed a tag by running it through my Grand Calibur using a floral mask and used Milled Lavender distress ink to colour it. Then I glued the wings on the tag to make a butterfly. I finished off by adding some gold wire for the antennae and three little dots of Cosmic Shimmer Gold PVA along the body, plus some lace and ribbon.

For the second tag, I again used a set of wings removed from the dress form. I re-stamped the image and spritzed both that and the tag with Cosmic Shimmer mists (again using the mask on the tag). I then added the 'spare' set of wings, which had already been spritzed with different colour tones. The tag was finished off with some pretty ribbon.
The last tag was very is just a plain cream label. I inked the edges lightly with Bundled Sage distress ink. I then added a rectangle of green polka dot paper. I matted and layered the green paper with  cream card, die cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals. I found a piece of coredinations card in a box where I keep die cuts that are 'spare', this had already been sanded and die cut using Lacey Ovals, but the delicate edge had torn when removed from the die, so I cut it all around to make it a plain oval.

I finished off with a piece of seam binding, on which I stamped the greeting. The flower is made from wool felt using Spiral Blossom One - again this had been made previously and was in a box where I keep all my extra die cut flowers.

Well, come rain or shine and it looks much like the former, we have a busy day ahead, so you all enjoy yours and hopefully I'll be back tomorrow!

Carole Z X


  1. The tags look lovely. I especially like the butterfly one. If we all think 'sunshine' tha holiday will be fine! Positive thought!! Have a good weekend. Jenx

  2. Hi Carole, what a great way to use leftovers, I love that dress form stamp, it is so versatile and your tags are beautiful. Hope you get the chicken run completed, look forward to seeing the pics. Have a great weekend too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. Lovely tags, such a pretty dress form stamp! Enjoy the weekend!x

  4. Hi Carole,
    I love your tags, especially the Steampunk styled one with the winged mannequin. I have this stamp too and adore it.
    Have a great, though busy day by the sound of it. Hugs Linda x

  5. Hi Carole,
    wonderful tags, they are all lovely in different ways. Would you believe I still haven't ever made a tag. I have made a tag card though, but that was one I forgot to photo, silly me. It went out to New Zealand to my hubbies sister, and she kept it out on show for a long time. Good luck with chicken coupe, and all the hard work involved. Have a great crafty day everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Fantastic work Carole three fab tags love the one with the wings , ref your last post I have had fantastic service from Spellbinders too they are super quick to react and excellent service well done Hugs Elaine

  7. Hi Carole, thank you for posting these lovely tags today as we know you are very busy with your new hen house. Like them all but my particular favourite is the butterfly one. Hope all goes well today and the rain stays away (fingers crossed). Love Christine H xx

  8. Hi Carole - hope you have had a good day and that the weather has been kind to you. It's now thundering here with the sun having been out only 5 mins ago! Anyway your three tags are lovely, glad you put the extra wings to good use!

    Hope your girls like their new home.

    Hugs Sue P xxxx

  9. Lovely tags Carole. It's lovely to use up the "left-overs" isn't it?. If your weather is anything like ours I don't think you will get much outdoor work done!But good luck anyway. Love from Christine xx

  10. Oh! My! Word! what a great idea to use up leftovers, must give that ago.
    Hope you managed to get some outdoor work done.
    Have a great crafty day