Thursday, 9 August 2012


Hello there blog friends and a special hello to my new followers - at last I have finished my tag!!!!   I am so happy that I am unblocked - so to speak.  I was going to call it something slightly different but, in the back of my mind, I have a feeling it is probably a naughty book!!

Anyway, I covered the tag in pale 'word printed' paper and then dabbed chalk ink onto it through several 'That Special Touch' masks.  I cut the foliage, butterfly and label using my Spellbinders.  I found the birdcage in my 'bit' box and can't remember who made the die without foraging!

Before this came into my brain though, I decided I must use some of the Frantage glitter - hence the gold streak!  Prior to making up the Bitty Blossoms in white handmade paper, I stamped over them with a background script stamp just to add a bit of interest.  I used some pale green printed paper for the solid butterfly and then added touches of chalk ink over the embossed bits.  The top of the butterfly is cut in parchment.  The label was stamped in Maroon Archival ink and I also inked around the edges. I popped some little pearls into the centres of the flowers and glued two flowers inside the birdcage.  No trapped birdies for me.  Just before I glued the butterfly to the tag, I scrunched a small piece of 'Spider Web' and placed it underneath the butterfly.  A little bit of ribbon at the top of my tag finished the project.

And here it is ... 

Now that my hubby is taking the pics for me, I have asked him to do some close ups of various bits.

The piece of white plastic underneath is not part of the tag - just something to prop it up!

I hope you like this - thanks for stopping by and for all your comments.

Hope my next project doesn't take me as long.

Hugs to you all



  1. Hi Sue,
    been stopping by for a few days to see your finished tag. Today was the day though, and oh boy what fabulous job you have made of it. Was late stopping by today because of looking after grandchildren and great grandchildren. I'm so glad I did though. Have a great crafty rest of the day and evening everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. Oh bless you Jenny - glad you like it. The inspirational block was awful though - I just kept looking and looking at it, I even went to sleep thinking about the darn thing but I wasn't going to give up! I am also always late with my blogs - I'm not a morning person lol! Thank you sooo much for your lovely comments.

      Hugs Sue P xx

      Coooo great grandchildren as well - wish I had your energy.

  2. Beautiful detail. I love the flowers beneath the bird cage and that gorgeous butterfly sets the whole thing off nicely. I'm glad your inspiration is coming back to you!

  3. Oh Sue, all I can say is wow!!!! It was well worth the wait I can assure you. I think sometimes you just have to put it to one side and try to forget it for a while. It almost seems as if your brain carries on working without your knowledge because suddenly the inspiration is back! Really lovely! Thanks fo visiting me. I finally got my day out today. Love Christine x

  4. Oh Sue this is so pretty , and those flowers are sensational well done stunning work Hugs Elaine

  5. Wow, oh wow, this is amazing you should enter it into some competitions. Just stunning.
    Suzie xx

  6. Thats absolutely gorgeous hugsssssssssss hun xxxxxx

  7. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, your colours are fabulous, hugs Pops x x x

  8. Hi Sue, your tag was so worth the wait it is absolutely stunning, the colours, the flowers, the butterfly ooooh just everything! A fabulous creation, well done you! Love Christine H xx

  9. Hi Sue, wow your tag was worth waiting for! Gorgeous, love the 'spider web' under the butterfly, Carole Z X

  10. Hello Sue, your tag is stunning. I love the design with all that gorgeous detailing and the colours are so beautiful.
    Thanks for you kind comments on my blog today
    I hope you have a good weekend

  11. Wowsers, this is one gorgeous tag!!! Love the idea of curving the cage, brilliant.

    Your hubby is a great photographer, can he come and do mine lol?
    Thanks for becoming a follower, have just followed you back and good luck in blogland!!

  12. A lovely tag indeed and worth waiting for. The patterned paper flowers add such a lovely splash of colour and all the masking adds wonderful layers and texture. Overall the effect is stunning. Now you have created something so pretty after your 'block' hopefully you will be back to normal.
    Hugs Linda x


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