Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Blue Peace & Joy Tag

Hello Everyone,

Another very quick post this evening. I hope this finds you all well and that you've had a good day.

I have a tag to share tonight. One that I made as a change from making cards. It also enabled me to use quite a few snippets and leftovers and to try out a couple of dies for the first time.
The base of the tag was made with a leftover piece of dark blue card (my favourite Papermania Textured) cut and trimmed at one end into the shape of a label. It's covered back and front with some of the same delicately patterned paper that was used to make the card posted on Monday - from Scrapbook Max's Winter Frost collection. On the front, the stamping with two fab stamps - Unity's Itty Bitty Peace & Joy and Penny Black's Winter Bough ... I'm not sure I will ever tire of this stamp - was done with VersaMark and clear embossing powder (Stampendous) before it was sponged all over with a combination of three distress inks - Tim Holtz Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky & Iced Spruce. I'm not too sure about this combination ... the jury's still out I think.
The small baubles were cut from a scrap of gunmetal grey pearlescent card with the super Memory Box Precious Ornaments die. This was the first time I'd used these dies and they cut perfectly. A combination of tiny snowflake stamps taken from Papermania's Urban Stamps Noel set and Heat It Up silver embossing powder were used to decorate the baubles.
The snowflake embellishments were made from a combination of snippets of white card and the last of a sheet of treasured silver paper using dies from the Die'sire Snowflakes set and a small snowflake punch  - make and name unknown. The glitter was applied to them by covering them first with VersaMark, then a heated layer of Ranger Sticky embossing powder. After adding a coating of iridescent glitter another quick blast with the heat tool was used to set the glitter ... this prevents a lot of the shedding that so often happens with glitter :)

Pebeo silver gilding wax applied around the edges, pearl, ribbon and lace trims and blue, grey and white adhesive pearls (various sources) provide the final touches.
The back has been left unadorned ... ready for the addition of a handwritten greeting.

And so it over once again to Pixie's Snippet's Playground - Week 95 - a ton of snippets have been used on the tag :)

Exciting news ... well for me it is! I'm having another day off tomorrow. I know, it's been virtually unheard of over the last couple of months and now two days of in one week. And for why you may be asking? Well, I'm meeting my daughter in Glasgow and we are having a girl's day out. We are going to the Hobby Craft show at the SECC in Glasgow tomorrow.

I have a list of exhibitors and another list of wants desires needs ... I can't wait :)) Hopefully, I'll remember to take photos this time ... last time I was at this show, a couple of years ago now, I forgot to take my camera out of my bag I was so mesmerised by all the goodies available.

And, I'm going to bed now, I have an early start in the morning and I need my beauty sleep :))

Take care and happy crafting,


  1. What a gorgeous tag, so pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Hope you enjoy the Show and your time with your daughter.

    STUNNING and gorgeous snippety tag. Very pretty in blue.

    Sarn xxx

  3. The tag is beautiful Elizabeth. Hope you have a great time with your daughter at the craft show. I went to NEC in B.ham last year with my D.I.L. and her mum. I was quite restrained really. Anne x

  4. Elizabeth, that tag is fab-u-lous!! Don't change the colours, they work perfectly - what a work of art!
    Have a fab time at Hobbycrafts :-)
    Debs x

  5. Elizabeth, Wow this is beautiful and all of the snippets are stunning x

  6. Fantastic tag Elizabeth. Enjoy the show.

  7. so stunning elizabeth.i love the icy colours and gorgeous details :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Absolutely perfect! Love the colours and all the super wee elements, Sigh, of course I fell in love with the stamp didn't I?!

    Hope you had a fun time with your daughter.

    Hugs, Di xx


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