Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Birthday tag

Hi Everyone...................apologies for taking so long to get back to you all x I am now back at work having taken a couple of month's special leave to care for my husband, whom many of you know had a bad accident in the middle of May. He has made a remarkable recovery and I am so proud of him. 

Below is a tag that I made for my dear blog friend Anne, whom you know as Redanne. 

Like many of you I really enjoy making tags and used the Lynne Perella stamp set as the focal point.

Various Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps were used to create the background of the tag, coupled with the  TH damask stamp  and some  Kraft card.

The flower was layered and a pearl adhered in the centre along with some lace trimming. 

Various Distress inks were blended to create an aged look.

I also added some muslin behind the stamped image above and some Treasured Gold on the metal embellishment.
The cotton at the top of the tag was stamped with a TH Happy Birthday sentiment and a metal key attached.
I know that Anne loved her tag and like all of us will treasure it.
I am now off to catch up with as many of my lovely followers/fellow crafters as I can and will be back soon with another post.

Take care and crafty hugs


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  1. Annie, it's beyond wonderful that your DH has made such an incredible recovery. No doubt it is partly due to your miraculous nursing ;) I'm so happy to hear that life is returning back to normalcy as I see your craftiness has not wavered one little itty bit!!
    hugs to you,
    Lisa x
    p.s..the texture of that flower has me in a trance. It's like looking into a crystal rock. Beautiful!

  2. That's just beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight.

  3. Well Annie, no wonder Anne love her tag. Its so stunning and the colours are fabulous. I love the stamped background too. I know how hard its been for you in the last few months and all things considered you done amazingly well to keep your blog running. Hugs Mum xxxx

  4. A gorgeous tag Annie. Love all the different elements and techniques used.

  5. Fabulous tag Annie, love all the details and a beautiful embellishment.
    Avril xx

  6. Gorgeous tag Annie,I like the design and the wee key.
    Kevin xx

  7. Annie...your tag is so pretty! I love the blues and browns together. Your random stamped background with the matted stamp on top of it looks great. That matted damask background also looks so vintage. Love it! And the stamped image and the dimensional flower at the bottom are so pretty, too. I also really like the metal embellishments you've added. I'm sure Anne did love this tag...as she should! It's gorgeous! <3 Candy

  8. So glad to hear that your husband has made such a wonderful recovery - due, I'm sure, at least in part to your devoted care.

    A gorgeous tag here - wonderful showcasing of the main LP image, in that rich sepia - and I love the little image on the filigree metal - beautiful! So looking forward to our rendezvous...
    Alison x

  9. Such a very special and beautiful tag Annie, lots of lovely detail and fabulous stamping. I hope you are settling back into the world of work ok and glad to hear that Ronnie has made such good progress. Looking forward to meeting up next week, it's so near now.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  10. Love the blend of colours and those luscious backgrounds Annie. Can't wait to see it irl. Hugs, Jenny x

  11. first thanks for your comment on my blog.
    your tag are gorgeous and all your Things i love them. i will be a follower of your wonderfull and inspirering blog. have a gorgeous day


  12. fabulous tag Annie - a real beauty x

  13. Hi Annie, well you know how much I love your tag - in fact I love it so much that it is still on display with a couple of other handmade cards that I received from my generous blog friends. So good that the dreadful events are in the past now and that you are both getting back to a routine. Did I say how much I love my tag?.......... Hugs, Anne x

  14. What a gorgeous tag Annie, you did so well!
    And good to read that your husband is going strong!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  15. Oh wow Annie, this is a real stunner!! Love how you have used the LP stamp and that little one mounted on the filigree piece is inspired, a real eye catcher. I bet Anne totally loved it! The sepia brown tones just go perfectly with all the other elements like the subtle background stamping. Gorgeous make!!

  16. Beautiful tag
    Rosie x

  17. What a beautiful tag, Annie! I love the colors and the whole effect is so lovely and Renaissance looking. I'm sure your friend loved it. I'm happy to hear that your husband is doing well.

  18. Gorgeous tag! Love the colors and the little key charm is adorable.

  19. Hello!

    Great tag - you have put it all together beautifully! I am happy your husband has recovered from his accident and hope that all is well. Wishing you a happy day today!


    Barbara Diane

  20. I just love Anne, and you've done a fabulous done here making a tag for her. Love the colors and the image! So fun!

  21. beautiful tag. love the images you've used.

  22. Hi Annie, thanks again!
    Beautiful tag, you are so talented and artistic,
    lovely details,-))m

  23. Your tag is stunning, Annie, and yes, Annie (as I call her) will treasure it forever! You Tim Holtzcrafters always amaze me with your tag creations! (I'm delighted to hear the good news about your husband!!)

  24. Fab tag! Adore the background and your colors. Hugs

  25. Fabulous tag Annie.
    Great background and colors.
    Greetings Janny

  26. Fabulous tag Annie, Love the image & colours...Anne will Love this I'm sure..so glad to hear your hubby has made a great recovery.... Hugs May x x x

  27. Absolutely gorgeous Annie, with beautiful metal elements. Has such a rich vintage feel. Delighted about your hubby's recovery. Happy Weekend, Nicola x

  28. Beautiful tag, Annie! Love the stamps and the layering you did! So glad to hear that you hubby is doing so much better! Hugs, Sandra

  29. So good to hear that your husband has progressed so well - hope that the worrying time can now be put behind you and you can both look forward to happier months.
    This tag is beautiful, I love the pastel colours you have used and of course, the LP stamps. Very pretty.
    Hugs, Neet xx


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