Friday, 24 August 2012


Hi Bloggers 

Thank you for all of your congratulations for Sam yesterday.  They were much appreciated.  

This week I was looking at a some of the piles of bits I have lying around my workspace and I thought I would use what was kind of in front of me to create something.  In other words I gave myself a little challenge.

I started of with a scrap of black glossy card and drew around a tag template and made a tag shape.  I punched a hole with a small circle punch at the top of the tag.  On my desk was a stamped image of a Hero Arts Flower which hadn't been stamped very well and was heading for the bin.  I coloured it with Pro Markers in Ruby and Black, added some black glitter using a quickie glue pen and some Crystal Stickles .

I embossed the tag with a Fiskars Swirl Texture Plate.  Cut half a red heart shaped doily and stuck it to the tag.  I then tied a scrap piece of black tuille in the middle with some DMC black tread and stuck it onto the tag using a glue dot.  I stuck a Black Pearl Pin from the Ribbon Girl through the tuille.  I added a co-ordinating selection of scraps of ribbon through the hole in the tag.  I cut white leaves using my Sizzix Sizzlits Flowers, Branches and Leaves set and stuck on top of the voille.  I stuck the coloured Hero Arts flower to top it off and added a red gemstone to the centre. 

I'm really pleased with the result.  I've never made a tag topper myself before but Christine Emberson has been inspiring me on her fabulous blog Hopes and Chances.  It was quite quick and easy to do and I liked that about it.  I could sort of put it down and pick it up again when I wanted.

Hope you like it!

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Enjoy your weekend!

Sarah x


  1. ...this is beautiful Sarah, very striking, the colours are so bold & decadent, you've created a very eye catching Tag...Mel :)

  2. WOW! This is gorgeous Sarah, such wonderful colours and textures.
    I hope you have a fab weekend
    Hugs Sue

  3. Gorgeous tag. Love the colours and the fab flower.
    Lorraine x

  4. O my word Sarah, This is Gorgeous.. fabulous colours so striking, the design & detail is beautiful.. I adore the flower..
    A big congrats to your handsome son on his fabulous results
    Hugs May x x x

  5. That is a gorgeous tag! I adore the layers and the colours and the mixtures of ribbons, superb! :) x

  6. Ooh, Sarah, this is just beautiful! Love all the bits and pieces and the way you combined them! :^)

  7. WOW!!! Sarah, this is brilliant, I can't believe there are so many elements on a tag but they all go together beautifully. Helen (Sydney)

  8. This is a fabulous tag Sarah. I adore the layers and the colours are amazing, so zingy!
    Hugs Linda x

  9. What a strikingly gorgeous tag! The reds and blacks look amazing together.


  10. Really lovely tag. Love the strong colours and all the detail.

  11. This is beautiful Sarah, love everything about it really stunning. Aud x

  12. Oh this is gorgeous and to think it is made of scraps you might have thrown away! I'll never clean up again!!!

  13. Well done Sarah you have turned scarps into Gold a fab tag and well done to Sam too Hugs Elaine

  14. Stunning tag Sarah, love it.
    caz x

  15. Fabulous tag, Sarah! I love your flower and pretty ribbons.

  16. Ooh I do like this! Very dramatic. Love all the texture x

  17. Wow this tag is stunning Sarah!!!. Absolutely stunning. Well done for using those scraps up too. Big hugs Clare xxx