Last dragonflies of summer

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Today I have learned a number of things. I’ve learned where my nail varnish remover went to, that Raspberry Marshmallow fluff is the stickiest substance on earth and that Wonka Nerds hurt – a lot – when you kneel on them. How have I learned these things? By giving youngest Beez’ room a bit of a clean out before he comes back from holiday next week. Anyone who has a son is likely to understand that this was a foolish and reckless task to embark on, particularly on a Saturday. I didn’t even wear protective clothing!

So not much time for craftiness today but I do have a quick tag to share with you:

P1050155This tag is made with some beautiful vintage dragonfly images from The Gecko Galz which I’ve glittered. I made two copies of the image, glued one flat and then decoupaged the second image on top using glue gel.



The background is a blend of different distress inks which were then spritzed with water. I’ve used my script stamp and Vintage Photo over the top.


The scrabble tiles are also from the Gecko Galz and have been applied with 3D foam.


The finishing touch was a seam binding bow.


Don’t you just love dragonflies? Take a look at this one:


The picture of this red dragonfly was taken by eldest Beez during his recent trip to China.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Last dragonflies of summer — 6 Comments

  1. Your dragon fly tag is gorgeous, they look real. I love dragonflies and bees more than I do butterflies for some reason, who knows why we like what we do.
    The colors you use are always so beautifully put together no matter what you make. It amazes me how you use the inks.
    I know about boy’s bedrooms, lol. My boys are 16 months apart, cleaning up their room was always an adventure before they got old enuf to clean their own, like pulling horses teeth, lol.
    One time I was putting their clean underwear away in a drawer and a horny toad tried to nip me. Horny toads are pretty much found in southwest U.S., when squeezed they spit some kind of reddish goo. The boys used to like to squeeze them to tease their sisters.(I have an older daughter than the boys and then a daughter from my present husband, there’s almost 10 yrs. between them.)
    Is your sonworking inChina?What a beautiful dragon fly, is it a certain species to China? My youngest son travels to Singapore, works there for weeks at a time for years now. They want him to move there but his wife isn’t crazy about the idea. I’ve seen photos of Singapore on House Hunters Int’l a program on HGTV here, looks very modern. I’d sure love to go there to see what it’s like where he works.
    Happy weekend

    • There’s something about dragonflies isn’t there? It’s as if they are not quite from this world, or is that me and my overactive imagination??!! My sons are beyond old enough to clean and tidy their own rooms, but living life is more important and although they do eventually do it, it’s not as often as I would like. The youngest son’s (the one I was doing) was liberally scattered with loose change (oh to be so rich!) and various pieces of cooking utensils too. The eldest went on holiday to China and had a ball. I’ve never been to the Far East, but would love to go. However, USA remains my first dream destination.xx

  2. Well, I have learnt a lot today too. I had to Google Marshmellow Fluff and Wonka Nerds, so I now know what they are (sort of, still not worked out what you do with Marshmellow Fluff), and that they have stunning dragonflies in China.

    Much as you have living in your craft room, fabulous tag Mrs Beez.

    Dionne xx

    • If you like a chocolate snowball then marshmallow fluff is for you!! I love it spread on a chocolate digestive or, to be honest, straight from the jar!! xxx

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