Monday, 27 January 2014


So lovely of you to join me here at Curious N CRafty Treasures this evening. It was so nice to have a bit of playtime over the last few days as real life was pretty hectic and I just had to fit in some crafting  time.....I am sure you will understand.
As a huge fan of Robert Burns or 'Rabbie' as we say here in Scotland, DH and I attended a Night of Burns at  The Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday.  One of my favourite Scottish Folk Artists was there, Dougie McLean ( another good Scottish name) as well as two of my favourite bands, Capercaillie and Salsa Celtica ( they play Scottish Music with a latin twist, quite unique) Then yesterday we had a wee Burns Supper at home, with haggis, neeps and champit tatties. Of course there was a traditional nip of whisky, accompanied by recital of  several of the Bards poems and  various attempts at singing!!  All good fun!!

Over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge Blog this fortnight the theme is 'Tag Along' and I just had to play along so away we go with a few photographs of my FSC entry and some explanation of the recipe x
I  used a size 12 tag and started off with some Paper Artsy ( PA) paint in Ice Blue, followed by PA Crackle Glaze. Once dry I painted once again with PA paint in Haystack and watched the cracks appear :-) gorgeous !! 
Some old book pages were then adhered with Inkssenials Glue n Seal

I then took a size 10 tag and stamped the Dark Room Door Henry & Harriet collage using WV's Archival ink in Potting Soil, tearing off the bottom of the tag. The image is so nostalgic for me right now as I have been browsing over many old photographs, which I hope to add to a journal........some day !!!
  I added  charcoal to the papers, which I rubbed with my finger, adding some depth and definition to the torn edges and used the Crafters Workshop stencil 'Art Is'
 Distres Inks were used on all of the elements below and on the size 10 tag I spritzed n flicked water. The size 5 tag had some book papers adhered and the sentiment from Dark Room Door Lovely Ladies was added. The pocket watch is also from Dark Room Door. I previously mentioned my love of Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil and of course it found its way on to this make !!

Once I had decided on the layout I adhered some vintage lace and some Idea-ology charms

To finish I added some vintage ribbon and twine

Well thats it for now and I thank you for staying with me right to the end. :-)

Take care and have a great week

Crafty Hugs xx

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  1. a wonderful tag Annie and \i did love reading about your Burns supper - and hearing that you'd seen capercaillie - I saw them a couple of times years ago when I lived in scotland and it brought the memories flooding back! Wonderful times! Hugs rachel x

  2. Fantastic tag, love the details and the wonderful focal vintage image. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time. I enjoyed reading about your Burns celebrations, sounds great.

  3. It was lovely to hear about your Burn's celebrations Annie. Your tag is wonderful, the crackling on the base tag is beautiful and I love the Henry and Harriet collage stamp. I would love to know who those people are.... Hugs, Anne x

  4. Fabulous Tag. I love all the different textures and the colour combinations look great. A lovely vintage image that sets the scene perfectly. Glad you had a nice weekend. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  5. Fantastic vintage tag ! Great combination of techniques and images. Cheers, Shirleyx

  6. A gorgeous tag Annie, love the elements you used to put it together. Sounds like you had a great celebrations for Burns Night with lovely food and music xx

  7. Great tag, like how the different layers work.

  8. Totally gorgeous make Annie and thanks so much for sharing the process! Absolutely adore that vocal stamp and how you have used it!!

    Sounds as if you had great fun on Burns night, what a treat!

  9. Fabulous Annie! Stay to the end - try and stop me!! Just love the way this came together with such a lovely choice of elements and colours! Chrisx

  10. What a great make, Annie! The compostition of the tag is so well done. And, the colors are great. Very vintage looking.

  11. There is just something about a torn newsprint background that just draws my eye in! I love it, and combined with your nostalgic photo, just makes it vintage beauty! Gorgeous! Hope you are doing well!

  12. Sounds like you had lots of fun with your celebrations! What a fabulous vintage tag - love the central image, and the beautiful blue accents amid the vintage neutrals - gorgeous!
    Alison x

  13. Each and every layer Annie is absolutely wonderful - you have many elements and they all knit together beautifully. Nicola x

  14. Oh wow this isone stunning tag and just love the pictures of how you put it altogether hugs cheryl xx

  15. This is really lovely
    Rosie x

  16. Hi Annie, Fabulous tag, love all the details and step x step pics. and that wonderful image.
    Sounds like you've had some great Burns evenings.
    Avril xx
    p.s. Tahnks for sharing at FSC too.

  17. Sounds like the Burns Night celebrations were a blast! So pleased you had a great time. Love the way you've layered several tags on this one and that gorgeous painted base brings it all together beautifully. Jenny x

  18. A wonderful tag, love the use of the pieces of the book page.

  19. Anonymous1/30/2014

    Annie, you captured the sense of nostalgia to perfection.
    Stunning use of the Darkroom Door stamp - absolutely love this tag.

  20. Oh this is three times tagalicious! The torn script and stamping on the main tag is such a great background. Love all the tags and layers! Thank you for joining us at FSC!

  21. Thanks so much for popping by this morning - link now working properly, sorry!!
    Alison xx

  22. Loving your gorgeous tag with all its fab layers Annie. Hugs Annette x

  23. Gorgeous tag, all those layers work so beautifully together. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx


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