Saturday, 6 October 2012


...blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing...
- Camille Pissarro -
...hello everyone, well it's now three weeks now since I've posted on my blog, I've almost forgotten what to do!...I've managed to get my DT pieces for CraftWork Cards done but alas can't show those yet, my Daughter has the baby blues so she and baby Emmie are taking all my time at present, but today I've had a play and made a quick tag to share with you...
...I gave a plain manilla tag a light coating of frayed burlap distress ink then a random brushing of watercolour in forest moss...
...a little music tissue & crackle distress in broken china added here & there along with stars in wild honey & sprinkled with stardust stickles, candy cane twine & rustic bells...
...a quick festive tag, I hope you like it...
...thank you for dropping by today, I really appreciate your visit and comments...
...much loVe...


  1. A beautiful make Mel, the background is fab and a great contrast to the vibrant heart...I love the rusty bells and..... you may not have blogged for awhile but you havent lost your touch!!!
    Lve the sentiment too..a really great make , as ,always!!,
    Much love to you all trace x

  2. Lovely Mel! Glad you found a bit of time to play, and I love what you've created. Delicious pops of colour against that subtle background, and a big wow to those little stars!
    Alison x

  3. Hi Mel,
    Glad you've managed to find time to play. Love your latest creation. The background looks fab against the bold heart, and the little stars finish it all off beautifully. Can't wait to see your CWC samples. xx

  4. Hi Mel, a really fabulous tag, love how that vibrant red just pops off the tag and those beautiful aged bells are amazing. You certainly have not lost your touch. Sorry to hear that your Daughter has the baby blues, hope it all turns out well for everyone soon. Nice that you have had some craft time too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. I love the textures & vibrant colours on your beautiful tag Mel!
    Hope your daughter's blues go away soon.
    Alison xx

  6. If anything crafty can chase away those baby blues it's this beautiful creation :-D I can fully empathise with your poor daughter. I'm sending best wishes for a speedy shift back to her 'old self' :0)

  7. I lOVE your tag. The colors and feeling of happiness it evokes probably come from the joy of your new grandchild. Congratulations! Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog. Blessings!

  8. So glad to see your work again! I love your tag, and that rich red! Hope your daughter gets those hormones back to normal soon! Hugs!

  9. It's quick????? SO BEAUTIFUL this (quick) Tag!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

  10. All sorts of interest on this tag and I love the bright colours.

    Best Wishes Chrissie xx

  11. Hi Mel, How lovely to see your wonderful creations again!! Beautiful tag Great use of colour, love those rusty bells finished with a gorgeous vibrant red heart! Simply Perfect...
    I do hope your lovely daughter gets back to her old self soon... Speak soon, Hugs May x x x

  12. Wonderful! I love those bells! Kim

  13. Beautiful tag Mel. Love the texture of the stars and heart. Congrats on your win from Anita too. It's so good to see a crafty friend get a lovely surprise.
    Hope things turn a corner for your daughter soon too - remember well those first 6-8 weeks of hormonal hell, tiredness and no form of established routine! It will be an absolute blessing for her to have you on hand to help in this way. Huge hugs to you all, Buttons x

  14. Mel this Tag rock.
    The heart pop out.
    Gorgeous work my sweet friend.

  15. Hi Mel your tag is soo cool! I love the stars and the big heart!
    Love From Rebecca xx

  16. Gorgeous Tag with amazing elements, love specially the heart and the corrugated stars, also the background.

  17. This is just great Mel and love the way the colours pop out. Hope everything is ok with the family
    x catherine

  18. Fantastic, with this cool touch of red heart. This kind of christmas tags i really like.(:o)

  19. Very nice Mel - gosh, three weeks goes by in a hurry doesn't it. I love the rows of music with the added bells. I love tags!!

  20. Great to have you back Mel with your fabulous tag. Hope to see you back again very soon.

    Sam xxx

  21. good to see you back in blog land, Hope everything is ok with your daughter? x
    lovely tag as always, love the simple primary colours over the brown.
    mark x

  22. I'm sure with your help that your daughter will pull through and settle to enjoy her beautiful baby girl - it's a tough time as I recall but worth it in the end.
    This tag is delicious. Love the textures, the splash of the red heart and the little rusty looking bells - adorable! Have a good week.

  23. Your tag is really great, I wish I could come up with a 'quick' tag that looked this good. Hope your daughter is feeling better soon. Helen

  24. A gorgeous tag - I love the rustic bells, the delightful little stars, the music, the bakers twine.....! It has a rather festive feel I think - just adorable.
    Hope your daughter starts to feel better soon - how lucky that you are right there for her.

  25. Nice that you got some time to play Mel.
    Beautiful tag work.
    Babies are all consuming that is for sure. I know your
    daughter and grand baby are blessed to have you as a mom
    and grandmother. Hugs for everyone from this old grandma too.

  26. So nice to see you back Mel, I'm sure you are rushed off your feet doing nappies, baths, washing, food and generally try to keep everything ship shape. All that and you've managed to make an amazing tag, are you Wonder Women?! It's gorgeous. A big hi to Emmie. Michelle xx

  27. those little stars look like cookies to me...


...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)