Friday, 6 July 2012

Vintage Butterfly Tag

Good morning! The sun's shining, the birds are singing and I'm obviously in the land of make believe! Seriously what has happened to Summer???? My boys (DH & Son) are off camping this weekend and the forecast is just appalling, so I'm expecting lots of wet, muddy smelly clothes!! Deep joy! Just hoping (rather selfishly), that they don't make an early return as I have loads of crafting planned!

Now this is a strange post for me cos it's gonna be my last one ever for Delicious Doodles :( as I've decided to step down from the DT after almost two years. I'm really sad to be going as not only do I love working with Teri's amazing images, but the whole team are fantastic to work with too! Still, I'm hoping that I'll manage to find the time to play along with their challenges and create the odd project using her images too. Before I move onto this weeks challenge, I'd just like to say thanks to Teri for being an amazing boss lady and to the rest of the team for their friendship and on occasions help and advice - I will miss you all. x

So, enough of my rabbiting, let's move onto this weeks challenge over at Delicious Doodles which is SUMMER. Now, I've had to trawl the memory banks for this one, but seem to have a vague recollection that there should be loads of butterflies fluttering around in my garden at this time of year, so you guessed it I've used the gorgeous Butterfly image to create my first ever tag.

I used all scraps to make this tag, so it's definitely going on my list of must do's in the future. I started off by hand cutting the tag and covering it with a scrap of paper from the Studio 12 All Sewn Up Kit. The tag was then over stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink using a Script Stamp from Kaisercraft. Next, I distressed the edges and lightly crumpled the tag before inking with Walnut Stain and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and adding some faux stitching. The Butterfly image has been printed out in two different sizes and coloured with Flexmarkers. The wings have been glittered using Stickles Star Dust and I've added Glossy Accents to the body to give dimension before mounting onto the tag using silicone glue. The fern leaves have been cut using a Little Claire's Die and the flowers were in my stash, but I've crumpled them up, added some DI and then popped a button on to finish.

I hope you all have lovely weekend - will be keeping my fingers crossed for those of you in the UK that the weather forecasters have got it wrong and that we will have glorious sunshine!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire xxx

I'd like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Chalenges - Anything goes
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Tags
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Stamp N Plus - Anything goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Happy Daze - Summer Holidays (inks)


  1. A really gorgeous and shabby chic tag Claire and love your use of all those scraps (something I need to do too!).
    Hope you get your crafting time and that the weather forecast is wrong although if right you can guess what I'll be doing lol
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. And what a first ever tag! Those butterflies are stunning against the vintage background. Happy crafting!

  3. Totally awesome tag for your first one hun!
    I am sorry to see you go, you are such a lovely lady. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Hope the weekend weather is better than forecast!
    Hugs and kisses,
    Teri xxx

  4. hard to believe you never made a tag before! Fantastic xx

  5. Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous Claire! It's amazing what can be done with scraps! I'm sure the team is going to miss you. Your creations are always inspirational!

  6. Love your gorgeous tag Claire,just

  7. You had me going there for a minute, turning a nice shade of green until I read the second line! Lol. The rain has been horrendous here today, never stopped. Your tag is gorgeous, it has a real shabby chic look. I love the idea of using up scraps to complete the project. Enjoy your weekend, hun. Hugz, Jan xx

  8. I love your tag, it has certainly brightened my day :) Thanks for joining us at the Craft Bloggers Network Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

  9. My word this is just wonderful and love the detail! The weather is the same here my DH has come home today as the building site is flooded! Hope you manage lots of crafting Love Chanelle xxx

  10. This is so gorgeous! Absolutely love those butterflies and adore the background of the stamp!! Simply Stunning!! Saw you on MIM
    Nat -x-

  11. What a lovely tag, the butterflies are gorgeous and I love the shabby chic look of the whole thing. I saw it at MIM. Jean x

  12. This may be your first tag but am sure it won't be your last. Loving your colour palette and the beautiful embellishments. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

  13. Wow this is beautiful Claire. lovely vintage colours. The butterfly is so pretty and love how you have coloured it. Can't believe it is your first tag girl!!! and well done for using up those scraps. Big hugs Clare xxx

  14. Wonderful tag---love your color choices on the butterflies. Thanks for posting in the Stamp N Plus challenge and please come play with us again.

  15. This is absolutely stunning Claire, such beautiful detail. Thank you for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps for our Anything Goes challenge x

  16. This tag is just delightful. Your glittery butterflies are stunning and that stacked flower just lovely. Awesome design. Thanks for linking to our Anything Goes challenge at Stamp N Plus. Please join us again.

  17. Lovely tag using all the different elements. It's a terrific way to use up scraps as well, and I've got plenty! Our weather here is cold and bleak, but then we're mid winter, so I hope your summer finds you soon and your dream of sunshine and butterflies become reality! Helen (Sydney)

  18. This is totally fabby gorgeous. Such a delight. :-) I hope you don't get too much laundry :-( xxxxxxxxxx

  19. This tag is so beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  20. What a lovely vintage tag! Love the background paper, and the stitching is such a fab detail! Spotted this on MIM

  21. Beautiful Tag, love the colours :D

    Thanx for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge

    Ger x
    CBN DT

  22. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.

  23. Beautiful tag, love those butterflies
    Thanks for linking up with 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!

  24. A fabulous tag with wonderful details.

  25. This is totally gorgeous Claire, thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Daze, Sam x

  26. Great Tag I'm sure you will making more as they are totally addictive!

    Maggie H

  27. Beautiful - such soft restful colours!!

  28. Super cute. I love tags but never know what to do with them. I Pinned your tag to my Tag Board on Pinterest. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

  29. Stunning! Thank you for playing with us this time at Stamp N Plus! We Hope you Come Back and Play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,


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