Wednesday, 18 January 2012

oooh a big Juicy Tag!!!

Papers and sentiment- Steam Funk from Funky Hand.
Morning everyone!!!

I have been sat at my pooter getting not a lot done since I dropped  Little Mo off at school this morning!! so I thought I would do something productive and share my big, juicy tag with you!!

I bought these huge tags last year from the pound shop ( well, I say huge... they are about 6" x 3.5" which is huge to me !!!) they kind of sat in the pile of mess on my craft room table until a couple of weeks ago when I made a christmassy one and thought to myself , hey I should do some more of these ....then I forgot!!! (..yup, I am that useless!!!) 

So when I found them again the other day I just had to use my yummy new Steam Funk papers, I love them so much because they have one of my fav colour combo's of all time, browns and creams! ( mmmmm cookies and ice cream....!!) and thus making them delicious to create with!! I also remembered that I have an awesome rolled roses file in my MTC that I hadn't used on a long time so I cut some out with my trusty cricut. 

While it was working hard cutting rolly roses I covered one of the big tags in a sheet of yumminess. If you look closely at the papers they have awesome little crafty words all over them!! I love it!!! I punched out some butterflies and leafy fronds and started off the glue gun on heating up (....not to self....making a cuppa and getting some dinner whilst forgetting the glue gun is heating up is not the best idea ever.....however it does leave a really hot toasty smell in your cold craft room which is quite warming........)
I layered up my little butterflies a bit with 3 layers so they looked all fluttery! they have crochet wool for antennae's to match the strings through the tag!!

The sentiment I inked around the edge and then screwed up (...and trod on it........just to make sure it was squooshed...) then I unrolled it and inked it again. It my favourite way to distress something.
Then it was just a case of splodging it all on the tag which was awesome fun and I love how it came out. Here's another piccy from a slightly different angle...
So I guess my big and juicy tag is me for today!!! I am popping off now to spend some time with the fur babies from my old nannying job!! I love them as much as the children and today they need a quick run out while their parents are at work and the children are at school so I get to have furry cuddles today!! 

Challenges I am popping this tag into...
Truly Scrumptious challenge blogs -something forgotten - the big tags from staples buy....last year!!!!
(ladies, I tried to leave a comment on your gorgeous DT creations but it wouldn't let me so if you pop in on me, I loved them xxx)
MMCS challenge blogs- Fav colour combo - browns and creams !! I love browns and blues too...:)

Have a fab day peeps!!
huge hugs Lou xxxxx


  1. Now I know the best way to distress something! Stamping on my craft creations is something I want to do I can, Lou says so!! Wonderful tag Lou!
    Anice xx

  2. This is a fantastic tag Lou ! Love the paper, the colours, the sentiment and the cute flowers ! Love everything actually ! Must visit the pound shop soon ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  3. Ooh gorgeous tag!! I have some of these size tags too, will have to have ago with them! Don't think it'l be as beautiful as this though! x

  4. Gorgeous Lou...! love the distressing hun and your wee flowers and butterflies too :o)

    have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

  5. OOH! hunny this is super scrummy, love it all.
    Big Hugs

  6. This is gorgeous sweetie love the flowers & the distressing & I especially love the colour.

    I will send you a special pib of Payton-Lea that her daddy & grandad staged the other night lol. I will send it to you in the morning shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  7. Love this Lou! I want to buy a massive tag die but can't find any in stock that I want!!! This is fabulous hun! Hugs rebekah xx

  8. Hi Lou

    Loving your tag very, very much!!!

    All those scrummy little roses look brilliant.

    Great distressed sentiment too!!


    Love Jules xx

  9. morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, I so love the colours hugs pops x

  10. Ooh lovely! I really like the distressed look and the polka dot paper is fab! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

  11. Wow, Lou! FABBY tag and I'm lovin' the papers! beautiful flowers, too! xxD

  12. Beautiful tag! Love those flowers and all the detail. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  13. Beautiful tag and I love love love those rolled roses! Great work. Thanks for joining us at MMCS


  14. This is gorgeous, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  15. Very well written post. It will be valuable to anybody who utilizes it, as well as myself. Keep doing what you are doing – for sure i will check out more posts.


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