Friday, 10 February 2017

Bird/Heart Tag Card, Missing You, Muted Colour Palette

I have noticed that many in Blogland are suffering from what I'm going to refer to as 'Lost Mojo-Itus'.
It does seem to be reaching pandemic proportions, doesn't it?
I think that the cold and a lack of sunlight affect many of us far more than we realise.

So with that in mind, perhaps my tag card for today's new Tag You're It challenge is paying homage to what so many of us seem to be missing...

It's a simple offering that shows just how easy it can be to make a tag into a card.

A bird stamped on vellum, some sparkle from the ink used (and a pen) plus a tiny gem and clear embossed sentiment just give this a little something extra to add visual interest whilst still keeping to a clean look.

Where did my inspiration come from?
Let me show you...

I was inspired by the colour scheme but wanted softer, gentler colour tones for my design.  As you can see, I also stuck with the heart and animal theme but swapped out the cute critter for a bird.
And for those of you who haven't seen it (inspiration can be a funny thing like that.  For some it's obvious, yet for others it's anything but) Lisa's 'tag on a tag' has become a 'tag on a card'.

Supplies Used:

Paper Smooches 'Gift Tags'
Memory Box 'Heart Delights'

Creative Expressions 'Birch Tree'

Inkadinkado 'Luv Ya'

Holtz/Distress 'Pumice Stone'
Brilliance 'Starlite Black'
Tsukineko/Memento 'Gray Flannel'
Ranger 'Perfect Medium'

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear Overlay
Emboosing Powder - Clear
Raffia - White
Tiny Gem - Clear
Sentiment stamp from stash

Challenges I'm Entering...

(I Heart You)

(Tag, hearts and vellum bird all from Snippets)

(Inspired By Words...  Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart').

(Young at Heart)

(Challenge #39    'Shimmer and  Shine')

Wherever they may be hiding, I hope that Mo and Jo come back soon for those of you who can't seem to find them! 

Stay warm...

Donna. x


  1. Wow Donna - what a wonderful card. The tag is just so beautiful and I love how you so elegantly just tucked the ribbon in behind. Wonderful background too!


    Di xx

  2. Pssst, I don't suppose you're playing for the prize? Snigger :) xx

    1. ... and , no thank you. I have no need for the prize this time 'round. Off to a new home with it.
      I'm playing with PB stamps (the brushstroke ones) and loving it. Just got to figure out what to do with them once stamped!!!

  3. Gorgeous card, Donna! Your softly stenciled trees are such a perfect background for that elegant, shimmery bird! You've achieved a "mood" that really conveys the message, "missing you".

    1. Thank you, Kara. I haven't even had a chance to see what anyone else on the team has done yet... with the exception of Jeanne as she posts early! Popping on over now to take a look and see what you created. x

  4. Adorable Donna my lovely friend!! A great take on the inspiration tag! I never quite know what to do with a tag ... this is a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

    1. Tags make great embellishments, Hazel. It just depends on the size you start off with. Come on. Give it a go. You know you are thinking about it!!! Mwah. xxx

  5. This really is a very beautiful tag Donna. Great inspiration! Barbxx

  6. Donna there isn't one thing missing as far as that Mojo goes... darling design, perfect little bird, fantastic stencil work ... do I have to go on? Okay... LOve the bit of sparkle, too! It's amazing!

    1. Thank you, my beautiful friend.
      Have a lovely weekend. X

  7. Your trees look great. Thanks for sharing with Make My Monday challenge.

    1. Thank you, Pat.
      This is my favourite stencil!
      Glad you like it. X

  8. What a fabulous tag card Donna, love the bird with a touch of sparkle and tree`s in the background.
    Pam xxxx

  9. That's a lovely snippets tag card Donna. Very elegant.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. You are such a talented writer (which I have 'authority' to comment on, being a high school English teacher for a kazillion years *grin*) in addition to being an amazing designer. Your tag/card is fantastic and yes, speaks very much to my current plight of Lost Mojo-Itus. I 'have' to create, given my various DT obligations, but very little seems to 'fit' (you know what I mean). Perhaps Mr. Mojo remained behind at my mom's, where I was on a 'working visit' for 12 days, marking our province's Gr. 12 English diploma exams. Hope it returns...I'm tired of feeling 'soft and grey' *grin* As you can tell, your post did cheer me up! You're so dang clever!

    1. Bless you, Carol... and thank you.
      So you have a Mr Mojo, do you?
      Well as you've read, I have a Mo and a Jo that are as thick as thieves and get up to all sorts of mischief together. Still, I suppose it's nice that they get along so well!
      Have a good weekend...
      Donna. X

  11. Gorgeous card, love white and a little bit of color is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  12. Well, I don't think I've ever seen a card made to send to a lost mojo before! It's absolutely stunning

  13. Super take on the example tag! I love this color palette + tags on cards so yours is very much to my liking! :) Great job!

  14. That tag is so pretty - and the background is just brilliant - I just love the soft colours! Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out! Jill

    1. Thank you so much, Jill.
      Glad you like it. 🙂

  15. I love this soft missing you tag-on-a-card tag, Donna! I think you're right, the winter weather does zap the mojo juices from a lot of folks. That, and a lot of folks are abandoning blogging for the much less time-consuming Instagram. Not my cup of tea, but evolution doesn't always go the way we like! Lots of hugs, Biscuit

    1. Lol... you are funny, Biscuit.
      Do you come with Milk and Sugar?
      Trying to keep on top of blogs, FB and Instagram is (insert word/s of choice) hard work! Glad I'm not the only one who's noticed that. X

  16. beautiful the subtle colour tones.
    xx Karen