Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sunday Stampers Week 231 and a New Baby

Hello Everyone

Strange title, I know, but all will become clear.  This week at Sunday Stampers our fabulous hostess, Hels Sheridan has taken inspiration from the Beatles song 'And Your bird Can Sing' and set our challenge as BIRDS.

I thought I would take a break from making Christmas Cards to make this tag for the challenge.  I cannot remember the last time I actually made my entry on the Sunday itself.....

I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in various shades of blue, smooshed on my craft mat and swiped the tag through, drying off each time.  I then smooshed some Brushed Pewter Distress Stain onto my craft mat and dabbed this over the tag to give a slight sheen.  The edge of the tag was distressed and then covered with Black Soot DI.  The birdcage and bird are cut from TH Caged Bird Bigz die.  The cage was 'rusted' with acrylic paint and a variegated embossing powder.  The bird was covered in Tissue Wrap (Melange) and coloured with Distress Ink. 

The flower and stamped words ('the bluebird carries the sky on his back') and edging are from a Paper Artsy stamp set.  The ribbon is vintage ribbon dyed with Distress Inks in Broken China and Brushed Pewter and to finish off I added a pearl and a couple of blue beads.  At the bottom of the cage I added jump rings threaded with electric blue sequins (sorry they don't show up very well).


Now for the Baby bit - Daughter No. 1 and husband had a beautiful baby girl on Saturday, making this Grandchild No. 4 (2 for them)!!  We can't wait to go and see them all.  The baby has been named as Evie Olivia Rose.  We are just a little bit excited about the news...... 


I hope you will leave me a comment, I do love to read them all and I thank all those who do take the time to leave one, they are much appreciated.  I always do my best to return the compliment.  Have a great week everyone.  Crafty hugs, Anne xx


  1. Congratulations to,you all, what wonderful news. My friends baby is called Evie too.
    Enjoy all your grandchildren both of you.
    Love Lynn x x x

  2. Congratulations to you all on the birth of Evie Olivia Rose - such a pretty name.

    Beautiful tag too - love the sentiment about blue birds and the flower is a beauty.

    Elizabeth xx

  3. Another gorgeous tag Anne, my gosh you are so good at these and hearty congratulations on a new Grandchild, such lovely names.
    Cheery hois from Elaine

  4. Beautiful!!!! Love the blues and browns together. And then there are those great baubles!!

  5. Gorgeous card I love the colours and the layout and baubles are beautiful. Congratulations to you all on the birth of Evie Olivia Rose (beautiful name). Big Hugs Caroline xxx

  6. Massive congratulations to you and your lovely family Anne!!! Such great news - no wonder you are excited. And what a pretty choice of name.
    Love your beautiful tag too. Clearly you were inspired. Love the way you have done the blackbird and the flower. Adding the tissue and stamping have made them work so well with all the other elements.
    Thinking of you again this week. Huge crafty hugs, Buttons x

  7. Oh wow congratulations wonderful and what a pretty name...we had Evie on our short list but went with Lucy Oliva.. A beautiful name and betyou cannot wait for a cuddle!!!
    A beautiful make too hugs trace x

  8. First of all Anne, congratulations on your new grand daughter and what a beautiful name she has been given! X I love your tag, you were quick with the make this week!I have lots of ideas for this one in my head, but trying to decide which! I love the colours you have used and the sentiment is lovely as are your bead baubles, Carole Z X

  9. Gorgeous tag. You always do such a great job on those.
    Congratulations Grandma!
    Love the name...Olivia is one of my favourite names for little girls and I'm pretty partial to was my Mum's name!!!

  10. Oh, BIG congratulations to you and your daughter, that's the best news. Such a pretty names too.

    Your tag is gorgeous, wonderful design and beautiful shades of blue.

    Hugs sue

  11. Congrats to all of you, Anne. It's always so exciting to welcome a new baby ... although I hope it will be some time still until one of my own children makes me a grandmother - it's just enough that obviously many people THINK I'm the one of my children ... but that doesn't belong here :-)
    Your tag is just adorable, as always. Love the blue/s, lovely embellishments and a very beautiful flower. The bird is gorgeous anyway. All in all just stunning!
    Hugs, Suzanne xx

  12. This is beautiful Anne...Congratulations on your new

  13. Anne, your tag is beautiful. Congratulations too on the birth of little Evie Olivia Rose, I love the name. Hugs Rita xx

  14. Congratulations and best wishes to all. I love your tag Anne, it looks so rich and the detail is fab. xx Flora

  15. Hi Anne - congratulations and all the best to you all! This tag is exactly what I wanted to do - well my colours are going to be different but the idea is pretty much the same - I daresay the execution won't be!!!! Hopefully post it on Saturday - got a busy week! Big Hugs Rachel xx

  16. Wonderful news Anne about your lovely new Granddaughter. You must be so proud. I don't know how you find the time to do any crafting, you're amazing. This tag is wonderful. Michelle x

  17. Hello Anne

    Congratulations os the birth of your granddaughter, I love the name.

    Your tag is beautiful, I love the colours and the tiny bird in the cage.

  18. Hi Anne,
    Congratulations on the birth of your new grand-daughter. Love and best wishes to all of you. What a beautiful name too.

    Love the tag - fab colours.

    I think I've left my crafty mojo at the NEC - finding it hard to get back into the swing of things. And all those new goodies too! xx

  19. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the blue and your bird is fabby! Congrats again on another bundle of grandparent's joy!!!

  20. Congratulations! And the project is lovely too! jenx

  21. Love the tag, it's gorgeous! Congrats Grandma on the new baby, pictures to follow perhaps? She has a beautiful name! Thanks for visiting my blog, you're a sweetheart, as usual! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  22. Aww, congratulations Anne, hubby D and all your family :0)) What a wonderful addition for you all. Memorable birthday date too, 10.11.12, clever little Evie :0) Beautiful name. I hope to be able to share the same news in the near future. My daughter is due now. SOooo exciting!

    Now your tag is very gorgeous but it can't compete with your news, haha. All the colours are beautiful, having the Wow-factor for me. :0)) Mo xx

  23. Congratulations Anne... would love to see a pic of baby Evie... if Mum permits!!!Wonderful news x x x
    Your tag is gorgeous Anne great colour choice of Blue.. love the bird in the cage.. Love your flowers as always... Hugs May x x x

  24. Congrats on your new granddaughter! Lovely tag - great birdie in his cage and I love your flower too!!

  25. Hi Anne,

    Oh, what a lovely name for your new granddaughter -- Congratulations!!!!

    The tag is beautiful. I know I have some of the TH distress inks --- and know exactly where they are!!


  26. Hi Anne, please have a look at my latest post, I've 'awarded' you for you wonderful talent and inspiration, Carole Z X

  27. Beautiful colours on your tag - love the charm and ribbon at the top an the bird is so cute and I love the music score he is wearing. You clearly have the Hels touch at making fab flowers - I need to learn this! FABULOUS! x

  28. Huge congratulations on grandchild number 4 - what a very pretty name! And what a gorgeous tag too... the bluesy background is utterly yummy, and your 'musical' bird in his cage is just gorgeous. Thank you so much for your lovely comment over at Words and Pictures - your support, and the great inspiration I always find here, are so much appreciated. Thank you!
    Alison x

  29. Your tag is stunning! Congratulations on grandchild number 4, how exciting! xx

  30. Congratulations again Anne on the birth of Evie, it's going to be such a lovely Christmas for you all I'm sure.

    Love your tag, the colours, your design and everything is so very beautiful and your flower is really fabby.

    Chris xx

  31. Stunning tag Anne - the blue looks so rich & I love the bird covered in tissue wrap - something I haven't got yet but obviously need!! Congrulations on the birth of baby Evie Olivia Rose - you must be very proud. Wonderful news. Take care. Sx

  32. Congratulations, Grandmama! Sorry to be so late to hear the news.. today's my catchup day and I'm so glad I have all the emails alerting me to new content over here. Such a beautiful name... Evie Olivia Rose! I'm so happy for you.

    Your tag is lovely, as well. Best wishes!


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