Wednesday, 14 February 2018



Hallo Everybody!

Happy Valentine's Day
to you all.  May your day
be filled with love and
lusciousness (that's my
alternative word for
chocolates and flowers!)

I recall a few years ago that
our local supermarket was
handing out a single red rose
to every shopper as they left
the store.  Amazing how that
perked you up and made
you feel a valued customer
................... shame they 
have never repeated the
gesture ....

All that aside, Jane Castle
has the Valentine slot today
with the quirkiest  tag
sure to bring a smile to
anyone's lips

"Today I'd like to share with you a tag 
I've made and there is no stamping
 just paint, inks, glue and fun!

To start with I gave all the Tando Creative
 parts a coat of white gesso except for 
the heart. 

While the tag was drying I squirted the
 shaving foam into a washed out vegetable
container (this can then be thrown away 
without having to wash out!) and 
added the alcohol inks. 

For this I used 4 colours and then lightly
 swirled these around in the foam. 

The tag was then laid onto the top of
 the foam and lightly pressed

If this process is new to you there are 
numerous videos on line just put in 
'Shaving foam and Alcohol inks'.

You can usually get several prints from 
the same batch and you can add extra inks 
if needed. 

The added bonus is your card/tag
 smells lovely too!

Now for the quirky bird and heart;
 the face, eyes and hands were painted in 
Blush and the feet and beak in Haystack

Once dry the beak was then given 
some detail with a white pen.

The heart was coloured with red ink and then 
given 2 layers of clear embossing powder 
and the beak just 1 layer.

The edges of the tag were hi-lighted with 
some silver embossing powder.

For the body of the bird I glued some ric-rak 
to the bottom edge and then made the 
dress from a scrap of Core-dinations card. 
The same ric-rak was added for the 
edge of the sleeves.

The cheeks were added using a cotton bud 
and some chalk ink and the eyes are just circles
 punched from some blue card and then 
self-adhesive gems for the pupils.

The hair is black felt and the
 toe nails added with Enamel Accents.

I have made this to tie onto a bar of
 my Husbands favourite chocolate for
 Valentines Day but it could be used
 for any gift to a loved one.

Enjoy your day and any crafting you might 
be able to fit into the week ahead. 

Bye for now
Jane X

Thank you Jane, such a novel idea

I'm thinking that if you wanted to
you could make this up into a
card quite easily and even use
it as a get well card ..........!

'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Very cute enough to melt anyone’s heart xxx

  2. That is such a fun tag, love it to bits. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

  3. This is super adorable Jane!!!
    Love it too, your background is perfect moreover with your super cute bird :))) xx


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