Friday, 23 April 2010

Spring Is in the Air

Hi Everyone,

I don't know about you but Spring has really arrived in my garden and I am really enjoying a little bit of sunshine and warmth. There is blossom in the fruit trees and the birds are nesting, I really love the sounds of spring too, bird song and lambs in a nearby field, on the downside some hungry fox (probably a vixen feeding her cubs) has had my two pet chickens out of the garden..... such is country life.

This week at Tag You're it the theme is spring and I have made this tag in the shape of a little bird box, inspired by the one I can see from my bedroom window.

I have used Papermania V&A 6x6 papers, I really love these little prints, I made the template for my bird box paper pieces myself, but used the Stampin' Up Bird on a Branch Punch for my birds and a 1" circle punch for the entrance hole. I have inked all the edges with Gingerbread Versa Magic chalk ink before putting the pieces together and added some shadows with my copic pens on the completed piece, I also added 2 tiny black gems for the birds eyes and some toning ribbons. I am really pleased with how 3D the finished tag looks but I promise it is a flat tag.

Bye for now.

Bee xx


  1. Wow Bee this is stunning - I too love the V&A papers x Brilliant you made the template yourself you are sooooo clever x Thanks for joining in at TYI this week x Janet

  2. Hi Bee
    forgot to say it was lovely to see you the other day (briefly) This is gorgeous love the colours and it looks so dimensional
    Take care
    Kate xx

  3. This is sweet! I agree it's lovely feeling the weather getting warmer and seeing the changes all around us. Long time no see eh? x Love to Kate. x

  4. I just squealed!!! Bee, this is magnificent!! I love it to bits! You're right, it does look 3-D - amazing!!! I don't know about Spring but it feels like mid-summer here right now! Thanks so much for playing with us at TYI - we have a lovely new theme tomorrow! ;o) xx

  5. Oh Bee this is fantastic I love your idea of a birdbox tag for spring into spring theme at Tag you're it how inspired is that. Thanks for joining us again hugs Pascale

  6. Let me tell you people I have seen this adorable tag & it is flat, when I just looked at it I thoght Bee had turned into a bird house NOW that's amazing. It was lovely to see you today I'm always pleased to see you, it would be nice to Kate as well anyway can't wait for your ATC. Love Mad

  7. This sure does not look flat bee... you are just to darned clever!
    I hope you are keeping ok.
    Keep safe love lynx