Monday 29 October 2012

Find Joy In The Little Things - A Birthday Tag

... and spotted! the first Christmas Tree

I hope your Monday has gone well folks ... and that despite the harsh weather conditions we are experiencing. The weather here is going from one extreme to the other, sunny and bright on Saturday, lashing down with rain all day yesterday, and today we have had fluffy white clouds polishing the blue, blue sky! It would not surprise me if it snowed tomorrow.

I've been working away in the craft space today but nothing to show you yet, so it's just as well that I have another project I made earlier that I can share with you.

I made this ultra feminine and OTT tag for a crafting friend's birthday. The base is another one of my inked, mica covered and embossed experiments - not that you can see much of it in the photo. Lots of trims, pearls and bling, doily and butterflies ... the little jewelled tile came from an old bracelet.

The topper is a Cardmakers Delight Pretty Perfume Bottle, the rose heart is recycled, and the digital sentiment is from Pink Petticoat's New Simple Sentiments.

And here's the Christmas tree - spotted it in the Scottish National Trust shop at Culzean Castle on Saturday - how early is that!!!

And it wasn't the only one ... there was another in the toy shop too, you might just be able to spot it inside.

I'm not sure what the connection is to the castle but the pirate is a permanent feature of the stable yard.

Scary looking too.

That's me lot for this evening. I'm working on another quite different tag and I'm still experimenting with heat embossing and creating my own 'frantage' mixes, so it's back to the craft sheet.

See you soon and in the meantime take care.

Happy crafting,


scrappymo! said...

Pretty gift tag for your friend...It seems to weird to see Christmas stuff out and trees up and decorated already...but maybe it will spur me on to get more Xmas cards finished!!!

P The pirate is a puzzle...wonder why he is there...has to be some reason...or maybe it is just cuz he looks good!

MaryH said...

Oh wow! What a frilly, feminine, girly tag. Reminded me of something from back in the 30's & 40's. Very vintage. Lovely job you did on this. Scrolled on down, and saw your wonderful tree pictures too! As always, enjoyed seeing your pictures. TFS & Hugs

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, Great frilly tag with lots of great detail too! your friend will be so pleased with it and see that a lot of effort has gone into making it, as for the tree l love christmas the earlier the better for me hopefully the pines will stay put and it doesen't become bear before its time great that you shared it too! x

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a gorgeous tag, Elizabeth!! I love that apothecary bottle. :) And the pirate ain't too bad himself. ;)

Thanks for the well wishes from the hurricane. What an experience. :/