24 Mar 2011

Fly Free

Hello everyone in blogging land it has been nearly a week since I have made anything crafty, we were away last weekend making the most of the lovely sunshine but the bubble soon popped as we returned to the sad news our dear friend had lost his courageous battle with cancer, it was such an unexpected turn of events.

 Last night however I just felt the need to craft so with nothing in mind I went to the room of craftymess!!! and this piece evolved. Everything I used was to hand on my very messy desk after I had cleared a space big enough to craft in hence the size of the project I suppose!!! lol. So today I would like to share this piece with you,
 I used TH DI victorian velvet wild honey scattered straw and milled lavender for the background and Alterations caged bird die, also Tim Holtz stamp plate, flowers were paper ones which I inked and spritzed with water and crumpled them left to dry and this gives the shabby look to them which I am liking very much at the moment it seems to be my thing!!! for now anyway.

I will be entering this piece into the following challenges
Simon says Stamp and Show a Word
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - Spring
Sunday Stampers - Die cuts

Thanks for stopping off to read my blog

 Today we say goodbye to a dear dear friend with a service to celebrate his life.

Bye for now


  1. Lovely tag Maggie. Sorry to hear about your friend!

  2. Hello Maggie. I am sorry for the loss of your friend. Isn't it nice that we have our crafting as our "therapy" in times like that? Your entry into Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week is lovely. You were very inspired! I am a huge Tim Holtz fan, so of course ... your piece, dripping with Tim stuff, is just my style. :) I love the colors you chose and the shabby flowers are wonderful! Thank you for entering it into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

  3. So pretty, and I love the blended background! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  4. Sorry to hear your news Maggie.
    Beautiful tag and colour scheme. Annette x

  5. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend... sending a big hug... loving your entry, tis lovely... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. Just a wonderful tag, love this die cut, too.

  7. Ok, love that "craftymess" room statement. At least you were able to find a spot. Lately my craftymess is extending to other areas! Do love your creation. The colors and of course the birdie and cage are stunning! Sorry for the lose of you friend. Cancer is an ugly beast!

  8. So sorry for your loss.....you made a gorgeous tag there...it really shouts of Spring ;)
    Thanks for playing along at The Artictic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux

  9. Beautiful tag Maggie! I love that bird and cage. I am sorry for your loss. When it is unexpected it makes it even harder. I am glad you can make art. Hugs..Donna


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