Thursday, 26 January 2012

A Love Affair With Chocolate

Hello folks. I hope you're all having a good week so far. We have sunshine here at last after early rain and a big hailstorm. My workload has at last become manageable and I've had time for a bit of crafting.
I have a tag to show you which was actually inspired by the Go Girly theme over at Sugar Creek Hollow this week and to me there is nothing more girly than a love of chocolate combined with my favourite roses.
I've made a tag with the gorgeous vintage Chocolate Lover stamp by The Stampsmith combined with their beautiful rose background stamp.

I made my own large tag and inked this up with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and then stamped on the rose background with VersaFine crimson ink.
I stamped the image panel with Archival coffee ink and cut this out leaving a narrow white border.
I stamped a rose border with a Judikins bolio stamp using the coffee ink and deep rose card. I added this across the centre of the tag and embellished with inked rose lace and pink pearls.
I added rows of braid, lace and pearls at the base of the tag and tied lace through the hole at the top. I then added the image panel with foam tape and finished off with a German gold scrap butterfly.

Challenges for my tag:
The Stampsmith January challenge - TSC26 Tag Art
Sugar Creek Hollow - Go Girly

Before I go, I'd like to say hello and welcome to all my new followers, it's lovely to have you all on board and if anyone hasn't yet seen I have candy, you still have a few days left to enter.
Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Ephemera said...

Beautiful tag Fliss, mmm think I've had my choccy quota today plus a bit more!! Love the crimson colour. Its great when you get a chance to just play and craft for yourself. xx

Daniele said...

wow a chocolate lovers image on such an adorable tag.....heaven

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag Fliss, the image is beautiful.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh how gorgeous Fliss, beautiful colours and a super image, really girly.

Debbie said...

Beautiful Chocolate Lover tag, Fliss! Love your background! Thanks for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge! Good luck in the prize draw!


Mrs.B said...

Beautiful tag Fliss, and a fabulous image.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful tag Fliss, and a fabulous image.
Avril xx

Netty said...

Lovely tag Fliss and love your main image, she is beautiful. x

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautiful stamp images, beautiful tag! Glad you got a chance to do some crafting! Yvonne

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to see you return once again for TSC.
Gorgeous tag, those colours and beautiful use of the Chocolate Lover.
Thank you so much for joining us. Good Luck with the Prize Draw.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a yummy tag, love the colors and the image.

Mynnette said...

I have an ongoing love affair with chocolate...don't tell my DH! ;) Actually, he knows. And is fine with it. Such a good man! This is beautiful, Fliss! :)

Cec said...

What a fabulous image. I love your tag and all the lovely fibres. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

May said...

Love this tag, the colours are stunning, lovely image x xWonderful, Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag Fliss! Love those strawberry choc shades! Happy Sunday! xox

Julie Mutch said...

Beautiful tag, Fliss! Ya gotta love this chocolate lover image - you can almost hear her thoughts as though she's thinking "Back off, this is my chocolate!" lol :)

Thanks for joining us again at The Stampsmith Challenge. Good luck in the draw.


The Stampsmith said...

Hi Fliss,
As a fellow chocaholic and as The Stamspsmith, I have to say that I find your creation fabulous!
Rubber hugs,