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Hi, I'm Debbie and welcome to my blog. I'm a mom to two amazing kids, and wife to a wonderful Husband. I thrive on being creative - thanks to my incredible Mom. She is talented in so many areas; she taught me to sew, enjoy baking and creating from experiences. I enjoy many forms of creativity: Graphic design (my newest venture), sewing, paper crafting and even cake decorating. I am constantly evolving and thus, an avid Pinner! The world and its array of wonderful people, will forever be inspiration. I hope you find something here that will inspire you to find your inner creativity. I love to learn new things and hear about my readers. Please leave a comment if a post has inspired you or just made you smile.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - May

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. 

This month's tag has been inspired by the many I have seen on Pinterest. Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate, than pay homage to the cheerful and beautiful birds that are perking up my spirits with their songs.

This is a subdued interpretation of spring, no bold and vibrant colours - just waking from the winter and hints of colour.

The tag was embossed with the Sizzix Birdcages #2- I used the de- bossed side.

The birds in the cages were coloured in with my copics- BV00, BG32,RV32 and V12. I then used crackle glaze on them just to add some interest.

The bird cage is a Marianne Designs die, LR0147, cut on textured cream card stock. I added some sparkle with Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle ( I really LOVE this product)!

Once the cage was dried, I used the crackle medium on the base and the top of the cage. 
3 feathers were cut from glitter card, using the My Favourite things "feather and arrows" die. These were stuck flat and the cage was mounted using foam tape.

The "washi" tape was handmade from Madeline Floyd/ Penny Kennedy Birds tissue paper.
The tag was then distressed using the memory makers distressing tool, and edged with Oasis Green versa magic chalk ink.

Bakers twine and a patterned button complete the tag.

I love the softness of the tag, and the almost lazy simplicity........

Close-up of the crackle glaze- I had forgotten how much fun it is to use! 

Take care and hope you have fun with your tag creations.....


  1. Hi there super tag, don't you just love all the ideas you get on Pinterest? Love the sparkle you have created on the bird cage and the homemade? washi tape