Sunday 7 October 2012

Festive Green Tag (but it shouldn't be!!)

Hello friends
Today a tag..but it shouldn't actually be a tag today!
I was hoping to show you the new Christmas Advent Frame but time was snatched away by...
a blackberry bush!  It took quite a few hours to take that blackberry bush to task. 
It has now had a rather severe pruning to enable my little shed to have new roofing felt.  
These domestic/gardening chores do get in the way of craft!
Also for everyone who asked, I 'Googled' an Ironing Fairy...some ironing companies have called themselves that but no real fairies available - more's the pity.
So..back to this very green tag.  A little project using the freebie papers from 
Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.  
Tiny Layered Poinsettia, inked and placed on top a strip of lace and some 
scrunched vintage ribbon.  Simple, quick but would dress up any festive parcel.

Yesterday wasn't completely dominated by the blackberry bush(!) I did manage to pop out  
St Mary's Church in Higham - they were hosting a Scarecrow Festival.
I took my camera along, here are just a couple of the entries.
Very clever - 50 Shades of Grey!
This one is of Boris Johnson who has upset many people suggesting 
Because the Church is no longer a practising church I was allowed to take Bella inside, 
she really didn't know what to make of the scarecrows.
The light was just creeping in through one of the stained glass window. 
And outside, the holly bush is beginning to grow berries. 
Back to craft....I hope to reveal the new Advent Frame tomorrow so please pop back.
Have a lovely Sunday - we have roast pork today, lots of apple sauce for me please!
Take care friends.


Unknown said...

Morning Christine, did you not read the Health and Safety rules on gardening,"bushes should be avoided at all costs" lol. Your tag is lovely, I am eagerly looking forward to tomorrow for the Advent Box Frame post. Hope no bushes get in your way. The scarecrows look scary, they would frighten me away especially Christian Grey lol.

Have a safe day.

Wilma x x

baconbits said...

I amnot a tag person but you are changing all that. As you say these tags would really pretty up a parcel.
Amanda x

Lin W said...

Not done any tags myself, but may give it a go today as I need one for my sons girlfriends birthday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Lovely, pretty tag today.
A maybe stupid question. Do you use the tags as part of a card or use it on a prezzie?

The scarecrows are wonderful.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gorgeous tag Christine and the scarecrows are brilliant!

Laraine Breeze said...

love the blog and all the information and inspiration Christine.

There are no ironing fairies around as i have been looking for years!!!!

Laraine Breeze

Janice said...

A lovely green tag from a 'green fingered' crafter this weekend! Pleased to hear you won with your blackberry bush Christine. The scarecrows look really good, what a great idea.
Enjoy your roast pork, my favourite roast dinner!
Janice x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful tag. I have now made 4 tags, and a few weeks ago I hadn't made any.
Just got inspired by your blog. Today I have put one on my Fathers Birthday card. Lovely photos.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a busy lady your were yesterday.
Scarecrows look fun.
Hope you did not suffer too much from bramble scratches.
Love the tag so pretty.

nmty said...

hi Chrisine, love the tag, you are converting me to making my own xmas tags for pressies this year.

the photo's of the scarecrows are great.

enjoy your sunday lunch!
lv norma

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Lovely tag today, I agree with you about 'mundane chores', I too wish I had a fairy cleaner, fairy gardener, and fairy cook, these chores do get in the way of crafting, grrrrrr. Glad you got the upper hand with the blackberry bush, with gloves I hope.
The scarecrows are fabulous, and what a good idea, but I am in love with the Church's Stained Glass Window, it is absolutely beautiful, I have always been a lover of stained glass windows since I was a child, we had them in our front door and side windows and I used to sit on the stairs (in front of them) and look at them for hours, literally. Our Church has some nice ones, but they are 'modern' like 'cubist' type shapes and I'm not too keen on those.
Looking forward to tomorrows post from you. Have a lovely Sunday, and enjoy your Roast Pork.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Oksana said...

Hi Christine, lovely tag and you have been very busy!x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I love this tag, its so festive

We did loads of sorting out in the garden yesterday and now our "garden bin" is full so we had to stop as nowhere to put the rubbish. It is very rewarding though when it looks tidy

Pork loin for us today for Sunday lunch too..

Hope you have a lovely day

Sue xxx

kelly said...

Morning Christine,love the tag,gorgeous colour too.
Hope you didnt get scratched by the blackberry bush yesterday?
Your pics look lovely and how nice for Bella to go too.
Have a lovely dinner and enjoy your sunday and look forward to seeing your advent frame box tomorrow.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Your tag today is lovely,so nice in green,it would lovely on any Christmas present.
Have a good Sunday,enjoy your roast pork,and try to fit in some craft. x.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, i love gardening as much as crafting so i always think time spent in the garden is good - its fresh air!
I love this tag, fab green colour. Emma

Sarah said...

Happy Sunday....I could do with a fairy team too!
The scarecrows are cool...much too good to go in a field.
Love the tag too.

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, a truly beautiful tag and those scarecrows did give me a good chuckle, especially the Boris one - so funny.

I have been busily making your envelope bags for the last couple of days and today I used the poinsettia die with vellum, it is so delicate and beautiful. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Enjoy your dinner, glad you got the bramble out of the way.....more time to craft now! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Bea said...

hi Christine - great tag and using that lovely poinsettia. Love the scarecrow - I think they are such fun when you see them popping up all over. I used to go to a felting class in Fife and they did this in the town and surrounding area each year as a competition.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Ooo love this tag, i like the added twine to the top of the ribbon ,just gives it that little bit extra lift and catches the eye .

Where i live we have dressed up bears dotted around and hidden all over the area , some of them are very cleverly put in their hiding places ,such as high in the sky on top of a crane , the children have to find them all to win a prize i believe ,even we adults like to find them its such fun

Enjoy your roast pork dinner Mmmm

Take Care
Elaine H X

Ita said...

Hi christine love the tag, and love the photos of the scarecrows
Enjoy your Sunday

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Another lovely tag for us to copy. We will have no excuse when it comes to dressing up our Christmas Gifts if we all make lovely tags like your.
Bet you have the feel good facter today as you managed to tackle the blackberry bush yesterday?
Enjoy your Roast Pork dinner with plenty of apple sauce, sounds yum.
We are eating out today - with my friend, the ironing fairey I told you about yesterday. Oh yes, I did tell you they exist,but they ARE VERY RARE!!!! OK, I promise not to rub it in ever again. Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x

hazel young said...

Lovely tag Christine really like the poinsettia, love the photos especially the stained glass window. looking forward to tomorrows post xx hazel

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, love the tag..fab! Great photos, thanks for sharing, Carole Z X

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - glad you are safe after the encounter with the blackberry bush - they can be real b..other! The tag is lovely in those greens and that poinsettia is certainly growing on me sooooo much. I love tags - thank you for checking mine out. Hope I wasn't too cheeky asking.

Big hugs to you and Bella

Sue Pxxx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous tag - I so love green. The photo's are cool, thank you for sharing them with us xx

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