Wednesday 14 March 2012

Happy Birthday Mum!

March is always really busy in our house with my Mum and Dad's aniversary, then Mum's birthday and finally Mothers Day although sometimes they all come in a week!

I used a few challenges to get inspiration for Mum's card/tag, Shabby vintage at the Craft Room Challenge, Vintage at the Stamp Man, and threw in glitter from Crafty Boots.

I bought the lovely IndigoBlu "Grand Tour II" stamp set at the NEC and this seemed to fit the bill. I only have 2 sets at the moment but feel they may become a favourite supplier! I used a base of Pink Paisley Nantucket paper and stamped the statue in saddle brown Stazon (another favourite I'm afriad). I then edges the tag with a quick rub round of distess stain in Walnut stain and then gave a quick swish of picket fence stain over most of the tag.

I struggle to get layering but decided to go for folded lace at the bottom with pink ribbon along the middle (mainly to hold it all down) and a Prima cermaic tile to give more dimension. The flourish was part of stash that I won from Crafty boots and cotton candy stickles seemed just right for it!

The Vintage trinket is another Prima goodie and the shell heart button seemed to be the riht thing to add for my Mum. I used a Tim Holtz oranate plate (the first one I've used - I have just been hording stroking them.. chuckle) and used a scrap of English/German dictionary with the definition for Mother. The dream stamped finished of the plate. Lace and silk offcut to hang it by.

Hope you like it Mum - Happy Zazie Birthday!!


  1. Gorgeous tag so much to admire with all the wonderful elements you used with textures and colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck! XOXO Zoe

  2. It's lovely Bev all those elements and bits fantastic and I know mum will love it xx.

  3. Really lovely tag, great use if your elements. Thank you for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Lovely text and rich texture and details on your fab tag!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

  5. Ooh! I love the vintage orange and pink tones on this! I am a huge fan of layering and this looks fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots x

  6. yummy yummy, this is a gorgeous tag, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

  7. This is gorgeous, I do like IB stamps as well and love how you've them here. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room , and good luck.

    Maria x

  8. I love the colours of your vintage tag and that quote is just brilliant. Thanks for joining us at the Stamp Man challenge.