Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge

Hello friends!  Here we are, ready for another SISTERHOOD challenge and I had a really fun time with this one.  Our challenge today is hosted by LISA B. and the theme is TAGS!

Now I must admit, tags is one think I don't make a lot of ... but I sure had a great time with these.  I decided to make THREE ... I know, I'm an overachiever!  But I had so much fun with the 1st one that I just couldn't stop myself.  Who knows ... maybe they will sell at the Fall Crafty Show ... we'll see.

For this 1st tag I decided to use up scraps.  The background paper is from DCWV and the base tag is Christmas red cardstock.  The images are from the Crafty Secrets 'Christmas' Images & Journal Notes Booklet.  I've simply added holiday metallic ribbon, Martha Steward snowflake and touches of gold, diamond and red Stickles for my embellishments. My (Ho!) stamp is from Our Lady of Rubber and I stamped it three times (of course!).

Other qualifying challenges:
Stamps & Fun = CREATIVITY - Christmas in August
Platypus Creek Digitals - Traditional Christmas (use red/green)

 Tag #2 also used up some scraps and came together quite easily.  My base tag is white and the design paper is Melissa Frances '5th Avenue'.  I laid my tag on the dp to be sure I got these lovely ladies in the corner then designed the rest of the tag from there.  I've used 2 different Wright laces which had both been cut for other projects but not used.  My baby roses are from Wild Orchid.   My Spellbinder circles were in my scrap box and worked perfectly for this creation.  The sentiment comes from the Crafty Secrets 'Grand Greeting' clear stamp set.  I also thought a touch of softness was required so used a couple feathers which I purchased on my last trip to Joan's Gardens in North Liberty, Indiana.

Other qualifying challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Girly creations
Wild Orchid Challenge - Pink & Green

This last tag was the most fun to make.  I love paper piecing and especially on this particular stamp ... always turns out so cute!!  The design paper I have used here is Crafty Secrets 'Pastel' dp.  My dress stamp is Serendipity and the little background stamps are from a Fiskar's "bottles & blankets" clear stamp set.  My fancy fibers are from SU and the diaper pin was purchased at JoAnn's.  I used a small piece of the REVERSE side of the dress dp for the bottom border ... punched it using the MS doily lace border punch and added Kaiser pearls.  I did use a Prismacolor marker to accent small portions of the dress.  Hope you like it!

Other qualifying challenges:
Fashionista Challenge - Birthday OR Baby
Hookedoncraft Challenge - Let's Celebrate
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Show Us Your Bling (pearls)
Victorine Stamps Challenge - Bling (pearls)
Amusing Challenge - Use a Tag

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you've found inspiration in my work today!  Please won't you come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  You'll have 2 weeks to get something entered and we have a fabulous sponsor this week again ... please come check it out!

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  1. These are some great tags! I love the baby one the best too, but all three are wonderful and full of soooo many fun details. You definitely have tag making down! Hugz!

  2. Darlene these are so beautiful. Love the colours and tag designs.
    Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps to value of 20$.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  3. 3 lovely tags I love the ballerina one the best, the colours and the layout are just fabulous!
    Thanks so much for joining us this fortnight at Opus Gluei :-)

  4. Darlene these are all so lovely!!! I especially love the Melissa Frances one of course LOL you know me the vintage always take my heart and all of these do just that!!! Great job!

  5. Lovely your tags. All of them.
    Thanks for playing with us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

  6. What super tags, I especially love the baby one.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  7. You've created some lovely tags Darlene. Thank you for joining our traditional Christmas challenge at Platypus Creek Digitals.

  8. Hi Darlene, 3 beautiful very creative tags you did. All are very nice and very useful since they are so different. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner- Elisa DT

  9. Lovely tags - I love the baby one!Thanks for playing along with us at Incy Wincy Designs!


  10. Lovely tags, all differents but all wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.


  11. Wow, for someone who doesn't necessarily think of making tags - umn, you're quite good at them! Of course, the Christmas themed one fits wonderfully with our Opus Gluei theme and I love the papers and style, but I have to give major kudos to the other tags as well. They are marvelous, I think I'm going to "borrow" the design of the baby one for an upcoming new grandniece or -nephew's shower.

    Thank you so much for participating in our Opus Gluei theme, I hope you return for more challenges with us!!!

  12. Beautiful 'em. And the fact you purchased your supplies from a North Liberty, Indiana store...I'm kinda bias...I'm originally from Warsaw, Indiana...miss home!!

    Carolyn PCD DT

  13. Beautiful tags. I love them all! I am glad you brought your talented creations to share with us at the Opus Gluei! That Christmas tag is wonderful. I hope to see more of your awesome creativity!

  14. Wonderful creation! Thank you so much for joining our challenge this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We're delighted to have your beautiful inspiration there. Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

  15. Wow your christmas tag looks really gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at SFC.
    Many greetings

  16. Wow, wow, wow! 3 beautiful tags here, and all a different look. I love them. :) Thanks for joining my Amusing Challenges this week - it's a treat to visit your blog!

  17. wow wow wow amazing tags - great job - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  18. a lovely tag!
    Love it ♥
    Thanks for joining our challenge at WOC this time - hope to see you back at our next challenge!
    Hugs Anne Kristine


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