Over at Tag tuesday
the theme this week is
autumn fruits and berries
So for this week's tag..
I used this little fake autumn berry
(that I got from my lovely blog friend Margaret in a recent swap)
I thought the red accent of the berry would look nice against sepia tones...and I used a baby pic because two of my sons were Autumn babies.
Large cream tag, which I've randomly stamped the background with 'Rose Collage' -Paper Inspirations stamp
...distressed with inks
...added some vintage lace applique which has sequins and beads (and has been dyed with tea)
...vintage photo,assorted buttons, assorted lace, fabric printed postcard, ribbon, hearts cut from cardboard and a piece of old knitwear
Oh and thank you soooo much for the get well wishes for my poorly hubby, (I'm sure the positive vibes are helping towards his recovery!!)...I'm glad to report he seems to be on the mend, the second bout of antibiotics seem to be doing the trick, this severe chest infection has really knocked him off his feet for the past few weeks...
and if you read my last post I was lucky enough to win tickets from the Craft Stamper Blog,
..which was held at the Glow arena over at Bluewater, which is only about a 20min drive from where I live.
I was refraining from visiting craft shows for a little while.......
I have been trying to use the stash I already have accumulated.......
but with free tickets worth £8 each....it would have been so rude not to go along for a peek now, wouldn't it!! ;)
So, I spent a lovely couple of hours looking round the craft stalls, with everything from sewing, knitting and jewellery making to papercraft, cardmaking and quilting ......
and these few little items just had to come home with me!!
...a box to alter, buttons, ideaology goodies, crackle glaze, tape, crown charms, washi tape, twine and ribbons!!
and now for a reveal...
If you saw my last post I was waiting for Liz (Lululiz) to receive the flag that I made.....
I now know it has arrived safely,
so here is what I made for Liz for our little Prayer flag swap...
made from assorted fabrics, vintage laces, buttons, charm, binding, image printed onto fabric...
and I chose the sentiment SMILE
and I was glad that Liz agreed...Smiling is important,
I found this little quote...
'So, No matter how upset you are, remember that it could be worse. So smile at someone else today! Make their day just a bit more friendly and maybe they'll pass it on. Who knows what kind of a chain you could start just by moving a couple of facial muscles!!'
Thanks for peeking!