Sunday, May 6, 2012

Challenge # 42 - "Tags"

I try to keep the themes of my challenges varied.  Some call for a particular image or subject matter, while others have an open theme, but require the use of a particulaar technique or type of creation.   In some cases, you need to use a particular popular product or tool. 

This challenge should be fun and is one everyone can enter no matter the products they use or skill.  The challenge this time is TAGS.  You may use one tag, multiple tags or you may even make something to hold your tags like I did.

I made an albumn to hold tags.  This was really fun as I had never really made an albumn before.  It took two sheets of 12x12 cardstock and then I used some of my scraps for the tags.  My tags are not decorated yet except for the flowers at the top of each.  I want to create a theme with the tags, but I haven't decided yet what that will be.  However I wanted to show off my tag albumn.  I am really pleased how it turned out.

Tricia created this card using “Tag”s… The baby foot stamp is from Recollections and baby hand stamp is from stampabilities. The letter stamps and tag punch are from Stampin Up!  She used the sponged goose bump technique from the most recent Technique Junkies newsletter. Distress inks were used for the background.

For my tag I have used a vintage image from *Free Vintage digital stamps*. I made a triptych tag, using some black card from an old calendar for the base, some scrapbook paper from Webster's pages, and added some school embellishments. I made holes in the sides and tied the pieces together with some silk twine. It was fun to make, and is now standing on my printer.
My tag features a sweet flower girl from our challenge sponsor Vintage Image Madness. The base is a blue tag stamped with a word stamp by Stampendous. I chose and ripped some coordinating designer paper as a background for the image. It is finished off with lace, beads, a butterfly sticker and twine. Tags are always great treats to give as gifts and vintage images are fun to work with. Hope you will join the challenge!
The little tag was so much fun to put together: Jenny Bowlin paper which I stamped on, gold embossed and machine stitched around the edges. The little birdie image is from the Graphics Fairy, the Happy Birthday stamp from Lili of the Valley. All other embellishments are from my stash.

Vintage Image Madness

I am excited to have as my sponsor for this challenge Vintage Image Madness.  Casie's site has a huge supply of  one of a kind vintage images.  You will have to go to the link above and visit her site.  The images are very affordable and she even has a subscription plan if you wish to get a number of images.


  1. What a great challenge! I do love tags. Vee xx

  2. Great challenge; I am looking forward to having a go! Beautiful makes from the DT. Vee xx

  3. Beautiful tags!! I'm going to try and get a tag done for your challenge.
    Thx for stopping by my blog, too!

  4. Wonderful DT samples - a real pleasure to look at xx

  5. Your tags are gorgeous and I love the holder your created!

  6. Ladies, you've all outdone yourselves, brilliant tags, Petra. x

  7. Great samples from the team... such variety! Love the tag holder.

  8. Looks like a great challenge, and wonderful team pieces, wow!


  9. Love the challenge! We keep saying we are going to set a coffee date! I have Friday May 18th wide open! georgiehorn(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. Fabulous examples DT all so different. and inspiring.

  11. WoW, fabulous eye-candy from the Designers! Thank you for a fun challenge!!

  12. Phew I made it! I thought I was going to miss this one and after I had commented earlier too!! DT work is wonderful. Vee xx

  13. WoWzA, thank you for choosing my tag as the random winner of this challenge! I'm now your newest 'follower!' Many thanks ... I'm looking forward to the next challenge!