Monday, 15 July 2013

Scottish Tag for Bella in South Africa

Afternoon Everyone,

Just a very quick post to share the tag I made to accompany Flat Susan on her journey to South Africa where she is now visiting Bella.  So glad to see she arrived safely and is enjoying Bella's hospitality.
As you can see I didn't stray from the predictable :) There is a Scottish castle, a thistle front and back, and the elusive Loch Ness Monster! All on a background of raindrops ... had to be, Scotland is, after all, known for it's wet weather.

Unfortunately, in all the flurry of packing and getting ready for the holiday I forgot to note down what materials I used to create the tag. And relying on my aged memory means something is bound to be missed but here's what I do remember.

The tag was inked with blue and green inks, stamped, using a variety of techniques and inks, with a selection from Claritystamp's Scotland stamp set and the fabulous Water Droplets textures stamp from Designs By Ryn, that Di, of Pixie's Crafty Snippet Workshop fame, very generously rewarded me, and quite a few others too, with recently for using an awful lot of snippets ... love this stamp and couldn't wait to get it inked up, so thank you again, Di :)

I've printed the names of all the places we visited on holiday around the outer edge of the back of the tag and a length of tartan ribbon provides the finishing touch.

I'd like to say I'd made some progress in the craft room today, but in all honesty I can't ... there is still much to be done yet before I can say the photo sort out is done.

Hope you have all had a lovely day so far. The sun is now out again and it's going to be a lovely evening here. 

Take care and happy crafting to you all,


  1. Hi Elizabeth, this is wonderful. Love the colours and the fab details, how super to have the names of the places around the edges.
    Hugs Sue W.

  2. I love the tag Elizabeth. Great stamps and gorgeous colours.

  3. here is a perfect example of when the predictable is almost the only course..utterly appropriate and quite lovely too. flat Susan and Bella have their work cut out for visiting!!

  4. Your tag is really lovely Elizabeth - all the component parts so well thought out. Anne x

  5. It's brilliant Elizabeth l just love how you have incorporated the Castle, Thistle and loch ness and the rain drops stamp which l have too its brilliant isn't it so realistic don't you think xx

  6. What a lovely tag, love the blue/green colours and it is so apt being from Scotland :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. A lovely tag, really like how you did the word "Scotland" - very clever indeed.
    Hugs and Thanks
    Neet xx

  8. I am really proud of my tag and it will find a prominent place to hang in my craft room. I am of Scottish decent and so this means even more to me. Loved your photos of Loch Ness, reminded me of our holiday there many years ago. It looks just the same and the Exhibition sounds similar!


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