Friday, 19 February 2016

Tag Card, Panda, Female

I've been busy sorting through a house full of too many things and decorating my dining room this past few months.  What is it about sorting that invariably means you end up making even more mess than you had to begin with?  It's a SLOW process...  that's for sure!

...  And no, I'm not finished.  Nowhere near as far as the 'stuff' goes.  Plus one of the pieces of furniture that arrived this week is faulty and has to be returned.  
So we have to wait for a collection date and the replacement to arrive.  Then wax the wood. 
Grrr...
Don't they understand that I'm taking over some of the dining area for my craft stash and making it an additional 'work' space?  

I guess they don't.


Anyhow...

It's Friday.  Time for another challenge at Tag You're It!

My tag for today is my first attempt at a tag card and my second attempt using a watercolour technique with distress inks.  It's not perfect, but I like it.  I am using some of my favourite colours, after all :)  




My inspiration for today's tag came from my fellow DT member, Kara Lynne Progreba (see below).




In keeping with the spirit of Kara Lynne's design, I've used an animal image that also has a flower, but to add some texture mine's be overlaid with die cuts from scrap packaging.  
I also have a butterfly on my stamp in lieu of the second critter on Kara Lynne's tag...  and I've opted for what looks like a similar colouring style and included the button to boot!



Supplies Used:

Stamp:
Crafters Companion Party Paws 'bamboo'

Dies:
Mama Elephant 'Tags A Lot'
Spellbinders/Nestabilities 'Deckled Rectangles'
Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox' 
Memory Box 'Butterfly Heart'

Ink
Memento/Tsukineko 'Bamboo Leaves'

Other:
Ribbon
Button
Wooden Peg


Challenges I'm Entering...

 'Shaped Cards'



(The butterflies were punched out about 6 months ago - maybe more - and have been waiting in my stash ever since.  The flowers - die cut from scrap card - were cut about 3 months ago, patiently waiting for me to use them...  and the centre panel was a piece of scrap white that was only just big enough for my Nestabilities die).



Favourite fold or Shape and Why

(I LOVE tags because they 'hold their own' equally well as an embellishment or as a focal feature, whether that be a gift tag or a tag on a card.  This card 'tag' shows that there's even more diversity to tags...  plus they come in a multitude of shapes and sizes).


Challenge #43 'Red'

(I've used Red as my accent colour)


Challenge #413 'Warm Colours'


Challenge #286 'Friendship'


'Anything Goes'


'Warm Thoughts'

(I chose Friendship/Caring/Spring)


'Add A Tag'


Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

(I'm saving this card to send to my daughter)...


I've chosen
Tags/Flowers/No Patterned Paper
&/or
Tags/Watercolour/Butterflies
&/or
Watercolour/Flowers/Colouring (any type)
&/or
Butterflies/Ribbon/No Patterned Paper




It was my first year anniversary earlier this month.  One whole year in Blogland!
To say a small 'thank you' to those of you that regularly stop by I wanted to offer you the chance to have this small selection of craft goodies sent to your home.




They are all packed up and ready to go.
Would you like them?
If so, leave me a message on this post (or send me an email) and I will include you in a random draw.

I'll give you all two weeks to think about it before I pick a random winner.


Have a good weekend...

Donna. x

50 comments:

  1. Hi Donna, Your tag is really pretty. I love his little flower and well done using some packaging. I love doing that.

    Congratulations on your one year Blogaversary and I'd love to be included in your draw. I'm also celebrating one year blogging this month and have some candy up for grabs. Hope you'll join in too. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you, Barb :)
      I've popped over to your blog to pass on my congratulations on your first year, too... x

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  2. What an adorable tag! Love your little snow drops in the background too ... nicely photographed! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘RED & WHITE’ Challenge and also the 'Warm Thoughts' challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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    1. Thank you, Darlene.
      The snowdrops are a new acquisition bought just a few weeks ago for my photo props collection. Thanks for noticing :)

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  3. Hi Donna, Happy Blogaversary my friend . . . would you believe, I actually missed mine! Yep, it sailed right on past without me even noticing until about a week or so later! Adorable tag and sweet Snowdrops! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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    1. Thanks, Hazel.
      I'm only 'on the ball' with this as I've been stockpiling a 'goodie' box' for a few months now. The problem is, I have so much stuff next year's 'goodie box' is already pretty full! Still, at least I can pretend it's all about being organised and not because I have too much stuff!!!

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  4. Hi Donna, love this sweet tag card, adorable image love the touch of red, pops of the page.
    Congrats on your first year.. please do not add me to your gorgeous goodies (have to much now) good luck to others that enter.
    Hugs Pam xxx

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    1. Thank you, Pam... and don't worry, I'll only be adding names of those who want more goodies/need more goodies/have room in their house for more goodies!!!

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  5. Hi Donna . . . CONGRATS on your Blogaversary. How kind of you to do a prize giveaway. LOVING your sweet tag, and I completely agree that tags are versatile. Thanks for coming over to the Snippets Playground.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx (PS: have so much stuff, please leave me out of your draw Honey)

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    1. Most crafters I know say the same, Sarn... 'Too much stuff'!!!
      That's why I've kept it ultra low key and simply offered it up for grabs to those who haven't got to that stage yet.
      Have a fab weekend. x

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  6. Congratulations on your first tag card, Donna! It's fabulous!! And well done on your coloring!! I hope the rest of the sort and reorg goes well; how lovely that you are expanding your craft area!!

    Congratulations on the first birthaversary of your blog and best wishes for many, many more!! (Please don't include me in the draw as I'm already overflowing and a craft product pig!) Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thanks, Darnell...
      How's your 'declutter' coming along?
      Donna. X

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  7. Such a sweet tag, Donna! Beautiful coloring, too! Congrats on your Blog Anniversary, and I do hope the expansion of your craft room goes smoothly from here on out!

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  8. So adorable Donna. That panda is sweet! and I love him done in the soft grays with the little hits of red.

    Congrats on your first blog-aversary!! How exciting! I'm so happy for you and look forward to many more years of blogging fun. Please don't include me in the draw as I am overloaded with supplies. xx

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    1. Thank you, Loll. Using predominantly one colour is about as good as my water colour skills want to go right now!
      Have a good week end. X

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  9. What a super darling tag! I LOVE the image--and the added red really POPS! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Thank you, Mynn.
      Can you believe they discontinued this design?
      Have a good weekend :)

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  10. A super creation Donna, many thanks for joining in with our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    And well done on a year in blogland.

    B x

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  11. Lovely card and beautiful flowers :D

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, M-ka Strach.
      So glad you liked the card. x

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  12. Donna, I LOVE your super cute and adorable tag and all the thought that went into it! Thank you for joining us at Dies R Us for our "RED" challenge!
    Diane DRU DT

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    1. Thank you, Diane.
      It's a bit of a cheat including this card for your challenge... but I wanted to show how 'red' can 'pack a punch' without being the dominating colour.
      Have a good weekend. I hope to play again with you soon...

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  13. Your tag card is simply adorable! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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    1. Thank you, Lynne :)
      I do shop at Sir Stampalot from time to time. Are you one of their staff members? Always a first class service...
      Thanks so much for stopping by today.
      Donna.

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  14. Gorgeous tag, Donna. I love that cute little animal and flower. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  15. Cute card; friendships definitely keep me warm, too! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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    1. Hello Vickie :)
      Thank you for taking the time to stop by.
      Hope you are having a good week. X

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  16. Always cleaning and sorting here in my craft room too. Your little bear tag is so sweet Donna! Wow, you sure got in on a lot of challenges. Happy Blog Anniversary !

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    1. Thank you, Marybeth... I do like my panda bear stamp :)
      Hope you're having a good week...
      Donna. X

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  17. Such a cute tag love that little panda it's way to cute.

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  18. Such an adorable image and great coloring. That's a tag I wouldn't want to give away!! LOL! Thanks for joining us at CCT this week :)

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    1. Hello Kerys...
      I normally end up making a duplicate if it's one I'm struggling to part with!
      Glad I'm not the only one who struggles from time to time...
      Donna. X

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  19. This card is so sweet! I am a sucker for pandas and tags! Love the cute flower! Thanks for playing along with the House of Cards!

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    1. Yay... Nice to meet a fellow sucker for tags AND panda's, too!!!
      Thanks for stopping by, Jane :)

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  20. Hi Donna, sorry for the late comment, but WOW! I love your tag! Your little panda looks so sweet with the no-line coloring! I just love your attention to detail with the touches of red, the button, and the little clothes pin at the top. Beautiful job!

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    1. Thanks, Kara :)
      Glad to hear you are 'on the mend' as they say. Hope things are still going well.
      Donna. X

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  21. Love that little Panda Donna,very sweet :)
    Nessa xxx

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    1. Thank you, Nessa.
      Hope you have a good week :)

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  22. Adorable tag! Thank you for joining our February Shaped Cards Challenge at the House of Cards. Ruza, HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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    1. Thank you, Ruza.
      Appreciate you taking the time to stop by :)

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  23. OH Donna! That is the sweetest tag ever! I love the soft color you achieved and the pretty flower he's holding. Why do I assume its a he? LOL!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne.
      Girl's have flowers or bows on their heads... or wear girly hats. Isn't that the way they are normally drawn to differentiate? That's my theory anyway. Either that or it's because panda is wearing no pink clothes!!! Hope he's warm enough!!!
      Take care :)

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  24. What a gorgeous project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the House of Cards "Shape Up!" challenge!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, HOC DT
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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Leslie. Glad you liked the tag :)
      Donna...

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  25. Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing with us in HOC. Hugs! Paula, DT

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