My shining star

My shining star

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Birdy birdy tweet tag

Good morning all - hope you are well - and welcome followers and friends old and new!

As this goes live I will probably be running around trying to get my kiddlywinks sorted ready to go off to brownie/guide 'holiday'. We're off to the cheese factory in Hawes - and even though Penny and Lucy are not old enough to be guides/brownies we have been doing the Wallace and Gromit inventors badge at Rainbows so I think they'll feel pretty much like they know what's happening.

anyways - for today I've got a tag to show you - inspired by the challenge set by Hels Sheridan over at the Sunday stampers - this tag, I feel, is somehow unfinished and its destined to go on a card when I get the time - hopefully soon!.

My tag was made using an inkessentials tag that I stained with worn lipstick distress stain - then added faded jeans DI around the edges. I overstamped using papermania urban stamps then sprayed with spary and sparkle irridescent. The bird was stamped onto kraft card and cut out. The cage is a marianne die and the key is another urban stamp. The flowers were made using the small 6 petaled flower from the tattered florals die and then sprayed and added to the tag.

I'd like to enter my tag into the following challenges please:

cardcrafterscircle: Texture
willowsketchiechallenge theme - favourite colouring medium - distress inks and stains
inthepinkchallenge - punches and dies
pennyschallenges: Anything goes
divasbydesignchallenge: Anything goes
digidarlas: Die cuts
glitternsparklechallengeblog: Things with wings
Sunday Stamperpinkleart: Birds.

I'll try and get these linked up before I leave! Apologies in advance for not commenting this weekend - will try to catch up on Sunday night!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. I love this tag Rachel you have stamped it beautifully and the colours are gorgeous. The bird and cage are gorgeous and I love the little key and flower. You do these so well brilliant. Have a good day sounds interesting going to a cheese factory yummy I love cheese. Big Hugs Caroline xxx

  2. WOW!! This is stunning Rachel. I love the design, the gorgeous colours and fabulous detailing

    I hope your weekend if full of fun!

    Hugs Sue

  3. This is gorgeous Rachel, love the flowers and the birdcage. Have a good weekend

  4. Hi Rachel

    Gorgeous tag... I love the way you've created that iridescent background..

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink... hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  5. I think your tag is beautiful Rachel, gorgeous colours and love that birdcage! Hope you had fun at the cheese factory. Hugs, Anne x

  6. This is lovely, the flowers look so pretty and I adore birdcages!
    Thanks for joining us at penny's,
    Hugs Klair
    Hope you had a nice day at the cheese factory! X

  7. Rachel you are being too hard on yourself hun - it's gorgeous! I love the script background and the colours are fabulous! Have a fun weekend hun xx

  8. Wow what a stunning tag, love that bird cage even though I haven't used mine yet! Love the colors and thanks for playing with us at Digi Darla's!

  9. awww. super cute! LOVE that cage die! Awesome....
    Thanks for playing along with us at Glitter n Sparkle..
    Toni - DT

  10. A beautiful tag Rachel - the colours are gorgeous and I love the background inking. Fabulous die too!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ITP - do pop by again.
    Sylvia x

  11. what a great tag! Love the colors of it!

    Thanks for joining us as Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  12. Hi Rachel
    Beautiful Tag! Great JOB!
    Thanks for joining us at WSC this week. Good Luck!
    -Sony WSC-Dt

  13. Great tag - love your background and the bird cage die.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  14. Such a beautiful tag.Love how you've created the background and the details you've added.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  15. aw he is cute... sorry I am so late in popping over, rubbish internet connection is to blame! Finally back and running better agian... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x


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