Monday, 15 June 2009


Before I start today I must just say thank you to all my lovely readers for the comments you left about the cake in the last post. I was blown away by them. You gave me an idea for a future post with your comments about the sugar roses looking real. I am just about to start some more for a wedding cake for the end of July and they are really easy to make so I shall take some photos as I do them and show you all so you can be amazing your friends and families by trying them for yourselves!!

I also forgot to say, the lady whose cake I mentioned can be seen here. If you like cakes it's definitely worth a look.

Now back to crafty things. The theme for this weeks Tag It On challenge was "Treasures". What did we consider to be treasures in our lives? That was the brief and the tag had to contain at least one stamp as usual.

Mmmm long thoughts on this on. Family obviously was my first treasure, but that was hard to represent so I decided on my garden and flowers which as most of you know are my other passions (along with crafting).

I started on a tag and stamped some flowers and was merrily bowling along when I suddenly looked and it was so similar to other things I had done I stopped and began to think again. Doing flowers and nature was just too easy, I need a challenge so I rethought and this is what I ended up with.

The tag was run through the cuttlebug using the agapanthus folder which I had pre inked with colourbox chalk. This represented my flowers. I added the little gems for interest and the butterflies for a bit more nature. I then stamped on the words which all mean something to me.

-I treasure my memories of lots of things, people dear who are no longer here, happy holidays and events and just little things that make me smile.

-I treasure the Joy I find in my family, my crafting, the lovely countryside we live in or just hearing a favourite song on the radio.

-I love my lovely hubby and beautiful daughter and all my family very much and treasure them all.

-And lastly I treasure the dreams for the future, we all need to dream!!

Once again Frankie challenged us very well.


Lynne K said...

Lisa, that's a gorgeous tag, and the sentiments behind it are even more beautiful x

Karen said...

Oh what a lovely idea Lisa! Your beautiful tag has so much meaning X

Oh and that cake is out of this world....seems a shame it has to be cut! X

brenda said...

There you go Lisa, similar thoughts again.

Your tag is gorgeous like a spring morning encompasing all the things that mean so much to you. Beautifully presented and with so much meaning. Wondeful.

B x

Jill said...

What a great tag - love the sentiments.

Sally H said...

Beautiful! You've left me speechless!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow what a beautiful tag!
Gorgeous colours and love your fabulous design!
kim x

Beryl said...

It's lovely - very fresh and springlike.
Beryl xx

Just noticed the word verification is rooted. How apt for a keen gardener.

Enfys said...

Another gorgeous tag, and I just love your comments below. Yummy cake too, honestly you put inches on me just by looking at your stuff!
En x

Dragon said...

A truly treasured tag, Lisa. Such lovely toughts behind it... I am so pleased you are liking my challenges

Michelle said...

Quite Beautiful Lisa, in thought word and deed!! Havn't thought of running tags through the cuttlbug will put that in the list of things to remember.
x Michelle

Anne said...

This is a beautiful tag, Lisa! Thanks for sharing how you created it, and the wonderful write up you have for it. It was very moving.

Anne said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love that agapanthus embossing

Faye said...

Wow, Lisa, this is a really gorgeous tag.

Anonymous said...

wow, I haven't been blog hopping for a while (work commitments) so missed this one. love it !

Mel said...

This is beautiful.