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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Vintage Easter

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

I can't believe that Easter Sunday is almost upon us... here in the UK we celebrate it by buying chocolate eggs, filled with candy, for friends and family. We also have the traditional Hot cross bun; a small, lightly sweetened yeast bun that contains raisins or currants. The reason they get their name is due to a cross being slashed in the top of the bun before baking, when cooled confectioners' sugar icing is used to fill the cross for decoration.

The traditional Easter egg hunt and egg and spoon race are also part of the Easter celebrations for children to enjoy. 

I created my tag, using beautiful wood design paper and this gorgeous vintage image.

Here I have created a shabby floral collage, by adhering a cute little wooden bird cadge, a mixture of dies and two fishtail banners, which are made out of Kraft cardstock. All of these embellishments have been dusted with Picket fence Distress paint.

I have also adhered a metal fountain pen nib and 
Easter greeting to add some more interest to my tag.

Finally, I adhered some more beautiful soft pink mulberry roses and matching die cut to the top right hand corner of my tag. 

I would also like to enter this into the 'Knock on wood' challenge over at:

Thanks once again for stopping by,
I really appreciate it!

Zowie xx

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Keep calm and drink coffee!

Hello lovely friends, 
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you a vintage tag that I have made for my challenge blog, Crafts Dreamy.

This Months theme is Coffee and I designed my Mood board around friendship, cozy get-togethers and a love of coffee. I wanted to create something a little different this time,
 so I have made an altered pocket tag.

Here I have used Coffee theme paper and a super sweet Image of these two little girls, they remind me of my older sister and I, with her bossing me around when we were children!  

I created the pocket using Kraft card stock and then adhered the wonderful paper and Image. 

Next, I added these gorgeous cream and white Mulberry flowers, chocolate glitter stamens, a clock embellishment, which I added clear rock candy to, to give the look of old fashioned glitter glass, some frayed cheesecloth and a piece of Tim Holtz film strip ribbon. 

Here I have adhered a darling metal spoon embellishment using Ranger Glossy accents. 

I have also created these Vintage tags to store inside the main pocket. 

Finally, I added the words 'keep calm and drink coffee'
I think the sentiment fits the photo perfectly! 

Thanks once again for stopping by, if you would like to join in with this months challenge please click HERE. The Design Team and I would love to see your wonderful creations.

Happy crafting! 

Zowie xx

Friday, 2 March 2018

Easter Blessings

Hello lovely friends, 
hope you are well!

Here is a Vintage Easter tag that I have recently made, I saw this super sweet Rabbit image and instantly knew that I needed to incorporate it into one of my designs!

I created this tag using Kraft cardstock and adhered these beautiful papers and darling image using double-sided tape. I have also distressed the edges of all layers using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.

With everything adhered, I then added all these gorgeous embellishments.

The products I have used for my tag are:

*Crackle Texture paper

*Vintage floral paper (own)

*Kraft cardstock

*Butterfly embellishments

*Rose pink open roses

*Chocolate Glitter Stamens

*M and C Boutique natural themes cutting dies

*Bronze Teaspoon charm

Thank you for stopping by, your support is very much appreciated,
see you on the next post.

Do have a great day.

Zowie xx

Friday, 23 February 2018

Happy Mothers day!

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

On March 11th it will be Mothers day here in the UK and I wanted to make something very special in honour of my beautiful Mother, who sadly, is no longer here with us. My Mother was a wonderful lady, strong, kind, compassionate and loving and I have very many happy memories of her, 
which I look back on with such fondness. 

I have created a Shabbylicious altered envelope and matching tag.

I love this beautiful Mother and Daughter vintage image and thought it fitted perfectly for my project. I have also used this wonderful quote because it holds dear to my heart. I owe everything to my Mother, she taught me many things that has made me the person that I am today. 

Finally, I added White and Lilac mulberry flowers, some meadow spray and a darling metal pocket watch charm.

The products I have used to create my altered envelope are:

*Succulent solid purple digital paper

*Wood texture digital design paper

*Wild Orchid Crafts purple mix apple blossom

*Noor Design white open roses

*Noor Design white meadow spray

* Antique metal clock charm

* Ranger Picket Fence distress paint

*Music note paper from my own stash

*Magnolia Doohickey Tildas lace border die 

Thanks for stopping by,
see you on the next post.

Zowie xx

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Love is patient....

Hello dear friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing a vintage Valentines tag that I have created for my challenge blog, Crafts Dreamy.

Crafts Dreamy

The products I have used to create my tag are:

*Craft and You Rose garden paper 
*Vintage image
*wooden Eiffel Tower embellishment
*wooden butterfly embellishment
*Noor Design Mulberry flowers in tones of cream and pale pink.
*Noor Design white glitter Stamens

Here is the dreamy Moodboard that I created for February's challenge.

Please click on the link above to join in with the fun, the DT and I would love to see you there!

Zowie xx

Crafts Dreamy February 2018 Challenge

 Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Over on Crafts Dreamy the second challenge has now gone live today! Please click on the link below to find out how to join in with all the crafting fun! 

Here is February's wonderful Moodboard to inspire your creations.
You can create a card, tag, layout, ATC, pocket letter etc anything goes.

 What with it being Valentines day recently, I wanted to create a dreamy Moodboard and the fabulous Design Team have created some stunning designs for this months challenge.

The DT and I would love to see your creations!
Thank you to everyone who entered last Months challenge. Our winner created a beautiful card that captured the essence of a Winter Wonderland. 

This Months wonderful sponsor is 

The lucky winner will receive these stunning digital papers.
 There is also a top three designer spotlight, where the DT will choose their favourite designs.

Thanks for stopping by,
would love for you to join us over at Crafts Dreamy.

Zowie xx

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

To my Valentine

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you a Shabby Chic Valentines tag that I have made.

I wanted to create something really dreamy so this beautiful Cherub image fitted perfectly with my theme.

Here I have used:

The products I have used to create my tag are:

*white open Roses
*Pale pink Sweetheart Blossom
*White glass Stamens
*White Pearl Stamens 
*White Meadow Spray

*Sue Wilson Heart spray die 

*Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink

I would also like to enter my tag in the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

Creatalicious Challenges

Country View challenges

Thanks once again for stopping by,

Happy Valentines Day!

Love and hugs,
Zowie xx