Wednesday 6 June 2012

Happiness Tag

Whilst nursemaiding Duke (our neighbours cat who is now offically ours thank goodness) I had time to do a little crafting.  Last week I ordered a Paperartsy stamp HP1005 from Country View Crafts only I ordered the wrong one somehow ordering HP1009 lol but glad I did as I really like it.

I cut a piece of manilla card into a tag using the TH Tag plate, inked it up using Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. I added a few dashes and sprinkles of water here and there.  I then dabbed Ranger Picket Fence over the script stamp from TH Papillion stamp set and stamped onto the tag. I then inked up the larger Paperartsy flower using Ranger Black Archival Ink amd then stamped the grass stamp at the bottom of the tag. I lightly coloured in some of the flower petals with Tumbled Glass distress marker and added  black pearls to their centres.  The Happiness quote was stamped on a square of manilla stock using the same distress inks as for the tag and mounted onto black card. A little blackbird was added just above the quote to look like it was sitting on it, added a couple of TH diecut butterflies, some black seam ribbon and here it is.......

I am entering my tag into the following challenges

Thats it for now - just waiting for some gesso to dry before heading off the vets to lighten my already light purse

Thanks for looking

Polly x


  1. Just gorgeous for a wrong stamp, what a fabulous way of re ordering too, not that us crafters need any excuse, welcome to the new member of the family hope the chickens are okay with a cat, otherwise cannot wait to hear some interesting stories lol

    take care hun
    Kate x

  2. Oh how fun is this! It brought an instant smile to my face. Your ink work is brilliant and that sentiment....perfect. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  3. Fab tag, lovely image and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to MIM this week,
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Sandy DT

  4. A great tag. I love the colours. That is such a good sentiment too.
    It looks as though you made a 'happy mistake' with your order. I saw you on MIM.
    Kate x

  5. Beautiful tag,I love that flower stamp and the scrummy colours you used.Jean x

  6. Wrong stamp or not it is a gorgeous project - just love the colour, and I MUST get some of that picket fence stain!! Thank you for sharing at TioT this week, Cindy

  7. A gorgeous tag, I love the colours and your sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  8. A beautiful tga! Love the stamps and the background!

  9. Beautiful tag. Love the colours you've combined here. Totally awesome.

    I saw your link at Make It Monday, I'm 170 & 230 this week. I'd love it if you stop by.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  10. Gorgeous tag.

    Saw you at MiM.

    Susan x

  11. WOW, how beautiful! I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  12. Great Tag Polly. As you know I just LOVE Paper Artsy stuff, and this stamp set is no exception. You have done a great job with it! Great of you to pop to see us at the weekend. Won't have to leave it so long next time eh? x

  13. A great tag, love the stamp and the quote. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this week.

  14. Beautiful tag - really pretty use of colour and the black border and ribbon make it so striking!

    I have to ask though...what do you use tags FOR? I've made a couple and ended up including them in designs when I needed an uber-quick card, but otherwise I don't really "get" what uses they might have? Spill the secret to a fellow crafter? :-D

    Gill at