Monday, 9 December 2013

So Serene x and a Wonderful Day x

Hi Blog friends..just a quick post to apologise for my absence  and lack of visits/comments, but I have been floored with a virus. Starting to improve .................I think !! Scared to say that  as I am left with a horrible cough, sweats and fatigue. On the positive........... at least it has occurred pre Christmas !!!

It has been some time since I used the fabulous 'Ophelia' stamp from Stampsmith Stamps.......................she truly is a beauty.
I stamped her on to the tag and then took Tim's Postcard embossing folder......(another favourite) and his oval diffuser as I only wanted to emboss around the stamped image.
The tag is actually inked with Victorian Velvet DI and is quite pink, but for some reason the first photograph looks like Vintage Photo to me. You can see the colour a bit clearer below. The lace flowers were cut from a p9iece of stunning lace purchased from Crafty Individuals and the ribbon at the top is from my stash and was hand dyed in Victorian Velvet DI, dried with my heat gun to crinkle and age it. 
In my previous post I had informed that I was going to a Finnabair class in Derby, where I met up with my wonderful and talented blog friend, Redanne. We had a fabulous time together and it was great to finally meet up with her and her lovely husband, David.
I shall post a few pics of our wonderful journal covers and pages later on this week as I am so behind with everything.

Take care and keep warm

Crafty Hugs

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  1. I love this tag, Annie! That stamp is so beautiful and embossing around it is perfect! I hope you're feeling better soon!

  2. A gorgeous tag Annie , so sorry to hear you have been poorly and he that you are on the mend.xx great photo!

  3. Love this tag! It's gorgeous. Hope you feel completely better soon.

  4. Oh Annie, this tag is just so beautiful!!! You have totally inspired me to hunt for that stamp again. (I know I have it somewhere, but where is the question...). You have stamped it so beautifully on that stunning background and I love those lace flowers!!

    Lovely photo of you and Anne, so glad she could make it! So sorry to hear you have been poorly!! Did you miss the craft show on Saturday? Anyway, hope you feel better soon, hugs!!

  5. wonderful tag Annie - so sorry you have been ill and I hope you truely are on the mend - fab picture of you and Anne - you're all looking so well there! Hugs rachel x

  6. Anonymous12/09/2013

    Annie, you poor soul. One of the worst times of the year to be hit with a virus when so much needs to be achieved, I really do feel for you.
    This is so beautiful and it is true, so serene.
    So lovely that you managed to meet with Anne, what a trooper she is.
    Sending you a bundle of get well wishes.
    Lynne x

  7. This is a beautiful tag. I love that stamp. I hope you continue to get better
    Rosie x

  8. Good to hear you are feeling better Annie, I love your beautiful tag, Annette x

  9. The embossed pattern is perfect for this vintage style image, and those cut our lace flowers are beautiful and decorative!

  10. That is an absolutely gorgeous tag Annie! I love the way you've used the diffuser around Ophelia and used the lace to compliment her beauty. It's lovely to see you, Anne and Anna at your Wirksworth class too. I hear it was a fantastic day. Huge health mending hugs are sent your way - I hope you are back on fighting form ready for all the business around Christmas. Jenny xxx

  11. Stunning Tag Annie, I love the image and the embossing glad to hear your feeling better.
    Kevin xx

  12. Beautiful Tag. One of my favourite stamps. Hope you are feeling a bit better too. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  13. Oh Annie, that virus really must have taken hold after our wonderful weekend. So glad you will have it out of the way for Christmas. Ophelia is one of the most beautiful stamps I have ever seen, really must get that one. Your tag is gorgeous, I love how you used the diffusers and the lace flowers are gorgeous. Take care of yourself, get well soon my lovely friend. Big healing hugs, Anne xx

  14. Utterly lovely tag - I've never seen Ophelia look lovelier! And I love the surrounding embossing...
    What a beautiful picture of you and Anne and Finn. Looking forward to hearing more about that weekend!

    Do hope the post-viral yuckiness doesn't drag on - do take care of yourself.
    Alison xx

  15. beautiful. I haven't used my Stampsmith stamps for a long time. Time to dig them out again. She looks really good with the embossing folder.

  16. Exquisite stamp Annie and you have made it all the more beautiful on this stunning tag. So lovely to see you and Anne at workshop. I do hope you feel much better very soon. Nicola x

  17. Hope you feel better soon :) You've created a wonderful tag.

  18. Sorry to hear you've been so poorly Annie, get well soon. Love your tag and use of the diffuser, such a gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing that fabulous photo of you three, so glad Anne made it, I bet you had a blast creating with Finn, looking forward to seeing what you made. Take care.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  19. Love that gorgeous stamp...glad you brought it out again! Gorgeous tag! Hope you are feeling better. And, love the photo with you and Anne with Anna.


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