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Christmas Card and Tags

Hi Everyone,

It has been a while since my last post, but thought I would share some Christmas Tags and a card which were made for the Colourcraft DT blog

christmas Tags 4

I used a gelli plate to create my backgrounds for the tags and card..

christmas card 1

You can see the step by step photos for the tags here and the card here

See you again tomorrow as I have some fun new products to share..

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚


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Hi Everyone!

A quick post from me today, I have been busy doing housework and gardening today.. so not much time spent making things in my wee shed ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a see through window shaker tag to share .. I quite like making these ..


The light was fading outside so the picture quality is not that great.. the first two pictures were taken inside my shed and the last one outside..

supplies list :-

  • Daler & Rowney Watercolour card
  • Waltzing Mouse Stamps stitched Tag Die
  • Princess Sequin mix from Lucys Cards
  • Double Sided Scotch Foam Tape
  • Acetate
  • Scortape
  • Natural Hemp Twine
  • Heart Die


Wonder what the neighbours thought of me standing in the garden dangling a tag in the air whilst trying to get a decent photograph before the wind sent it spinning lol


I shall see you all tomorrow… with something painted perhaps ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sarah x

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3 Tags

Hi everyone..

A super quick post tonight sharing 3 tags I made over the weekend.

I have spent the entire day in bed feeling poorly so not been up to my shed tonight.

Tag Trio

These tags are fun to make and come together fairly quickly in about 20 mins.

Black Tag

Supplies List :-

  • Waltzing Mouse Stamps Stitched Tag Die
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps Heart Die
  • Stampin Up Botanicals for You Stamp Set
  • Watering Can Archival Ink
  • Simple Stories I amSn@p pack
  • Stampin Up Circle Die 1″
  • Grey/White Bakers Twine
  • Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue
  • Cropodile & Eyelets

Red Tag

As always thanks for popping round and I will see you tomorrow


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Forty Butterflies

Happy Sunday everyone ย ๐Ÿ™‚

I spent most of today in my wee shed….. mostly tidying, cleaning and trying to find homes for the goodies I have bought recently.. and came to the conclusion that, I need to stop buying crafty goodies and use up the stuff I have bought lol… ย {{pig’s might as well fly}} cause we know that won’t happen ๐Ÿ˜‰

I did however manage to made a few bit’s n bob’s whilst I was up there, mainly trying out new embossing folders and dies… and here’s what I made



Supplies List :-

  • White heavyweight cardstock for the card base
  • Stampin Up Calypso Coral Ink
  • Stampin Up Summer Starfruit Ink
  • Cas-ual Friday’s Stamp Set called WTF?
  • Unibal Signo Broad White Pen
  • Stampin Up Calypso Coral Cardstock
  • Stampin Up Banner Die
  • Clearly Besotted Butterfly Die
  • Dots Embossing folder that I bought at the craft fair yesterday
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive



then I tried out another embossing folder and the larger of the 2 butterfly dies



  • Swirly leafy embossing folder
  • Clearly Besotted Butterfly stamp and die set
  • Baja Breeze Ink from Stampin Up

then I made a couple of tags…

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Supplies for the tag on the left

  • 1 x White Tag
  • Clearly Besotted Butterfly, ย Leafy Accents Die and Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up White Ink
  • Uniball Signo White Pen
  • Distress Stain in Tea Dye and Scattered Straw
  • Stampin Up Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade Stampin Write Markers

Supplies for for the tag on the right

  • 1 x White Tag
  • Clearly Besotted Butterflystamp and die set
  • Basic Grey Mint Julep 6 x 6 patterned paper
  • Stampin Up Pool Party Ink around the edges

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thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚


We 3 Tags of Orient are….

Hi everyone….

I’ve been busy in my shed this afternoon/evening. ย  First of all I made another christmas tree, I had been asked to provide another tutorial, so I made one from scratch on Ustream, you can find the video here



then I made a trio of tags, they all the same bases, but done in different styles… ย I recorded a video for these and you can see it over here on Youtube

Vintage Christmas



Supplies Used:-

  • Sizzix #2 Scallop Tag Die
  • Old Book Paper
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Red Poinsettia Flowers
  • Amber Rhinestones
  • Prima Lade
  • Vintage Postcard
  • Gold Bow & Red Satin Ribbon



Tag #2 Rustic Deer



Supplies Used :-

  • Sizzix #2 Scallop Tag Die
  • Old Book Paper
  • Lichen
  • Distress Stains Iced Spruce & Evergreen Bough
  • WOC Wooden Deer Embelishment
  • WOC Seam Binding
  • WOC Snowflakes
  • Stampin Up Antique Brad
  • Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint
  • Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter



Tag #3 Shabby Heart


Supplies used :

  • Sizzix #2 Tag Die
  • Old Book Paper
  • Distress Stain in Spun Sugar
  • WOC Snowflakes
  • WOC Seam Binding
  • Pink Gingham Ribbon
  • WOC Wooden Embelishment
  • WOC Clear Rhinestones
  • Vintage White Acrylic Paint



Thanks for popping round and enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚


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Tea for 2 tags

It has been a glorious spring day here in Scotland today… fingers crossed it stays like this for a long time ๐Ÿ™‚

I finally got my laptop fixed, been lost without it… and whilst it was going through the fixing process, I had a tidy up in my shed, put a lot of things away and also had a good old spring clean!

When I was having a sort through and putting things away I came across some lovely stampin up papers that Crafty Helen had sent me with one of my orders last year…. I kept them out and made a couple of tags with them late this afternoon.

Tag #1 Teas

supplies list:-

  • Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
  • Gorgeous lacey ribbon from Laurel
  • Fabric Verbena flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Scortape
  • Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
  • Cameo Beige Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Antique Brass Eyelet & Cropodile
  • Vintage Ephemera from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden
  • Chipboard Shape from Stash

Tag #2 Sweet, Kind & Wonderful

Supplies List :-

  • Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
  • Gorgeous White & Blue Lace from Laurel
  • Fabric Verbena flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Scortape
  • Blue Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Silver Brass Eyelet & Cropodile
  • Vintage Ephemera from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden

Then I popped them into a couple of lovely wee glassine pockets that Natasha send me in a package yesterday with my Redline tape order

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2012 Tag your it!


Last night well before the “bells” I toddled up the garden to my shed, dug out the distress inks and Stain (I only have one lol) ย and made a few tags.. I love the different colour variations you get…

I would like to build up my distress stain collection this year and also gather the remaining distress inks that I dont have… Who doesnt like getting the inks out now and again ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is the first tag I made…

Using Wild Honey, gathered twigs, frayed burlap and victorian velvet distress ink, the stamps are Papermania Urban collection

and then using the same ink combination I made the second tag and it looks completely different!

Then I thought why not try a purple and green combo…

Distress inks used here were shabby shutters, seedless preserves, Gathered Twigs and Crushed Olive distress stain

and then just a green combo…

Other supplies used for making the tags were :-

  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts and Basic Grey
  • Sentiments/words just typed up on computer and printed out, chopped down and edged in distress stain
  • Stampin Up Butterfly Emboslit
  • Ranger Heat Gun
  • Glossy Accents
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Thanks so much for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blue … The Tiny Tag Collection

I think I caught the tiny tag bug today… I made some more this afternoon in the workshop, this lot are all blue ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh.. and all made using scrap chipboard and offcuts of patterned paper

  • Prima Madelaine Music Note Paper (scraps)
  • Kaisercraft The Secret Bird Society 6 x 6 patterned Paper
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles
  • Blue Sequins
  • Baby Blue Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Small Silver & White Eyelets
  • Glitter Mod Podge
  • SEI Tiffany Blue Chalk Ink
  • Papermania Flower Punches

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“Party” and “Celebrate” Tags

I made a couple of tags tonight for a wee change, ย the stamps, inks and the copic markers got some action ๐Ÿ™‚

I made these on Ustream too, although didn’t record the show (i keep forgetting!) and Karen and Ellen popped in for a wee visit too ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks ladies

First up was the “Party Tag” made with a Daniel Torrente Stamp..

Supplies Used :~

  • 1 x White Tag from Crafty Individuals
  • 1 x Daniel Torrente Stamp
  • Invoke Arts Floral Background Stamp
  • Copic Markers
  • “Party Stamp”
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Fibres from Creative Fibre Arts

Tag #2 Celebrate

The flower for this tag is made with seam binding

Supplies list :-

  • 1 x White Tag from Crafty Individuals
  • Invoke Arts Floral Background Stamp
  • Glitz Design “Celebrate” Rub On
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Shabby Shutters, Broken China & Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • Seam Binding
  • Olive Green Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Fibres from Creative Fibre Arts