October 18, 2010

Magical Monday - Tag

This week over at the Paper Cupcakes Challenge blog, Dru Cabral brings us this weeks challenge. She wants us to make a tag of any kind, free range. I personally love making tags, but some people find it challenging because of the space. I made two; an Autumn one and a Christmas one.

The Autumn one I used the image "Pumpkin Cupcake" from Paper Cupcakes and colored it with my Bic-Mark-its and then added some stickles and cut it out. I embossed the background and then added the floral rub-ons added a folded paper strip and a layered flower. I added copper stickles and the folded paper, flower and the edges of the tag. Stamped my sentiment and added the coppery metallic ribbon, some soft fiber and a little leaf. Really pretty quick and easy peasy!






For my Christmas tag I used the image "Holiday Cheer" by Paper Cupcakes. I colored it with my Bic Mark-its as well. I messed her eyes up. I didn't mean to make them all black, but I started talking to Avery and ended up coloring them all black and oh well, so I attempted to fix them with my souffle pens, but now she looks a little odd, but I didn't feel like doing it all over, so it is what it is. I stamped my sentiment, I believe it was one of those you get for a dollar somewhere. I added stickles to the image and punched out my snowflakes from a glitter stack and added jewels to them. The flower, present and candy were out of an opened packet of stickers I had opened. I added pink and purple fibers and added a red bow with a snowflake on that and called it compete. I really like both my tags, well, my owls eyes I am not so pleased with, but let's just write it off as an "oops, I wasn't paying that close attention to my detail at the moment". Sorry about the top two pics being kind of gloomy and dark, but that is because I ended up retaking the pics after I fixed the eyes and it was ummm like 10:00PM and the first ones prior to fixing the eyes I took outside with the natural sunlight.





I believe we are finally passed all the flu! Thank goodness 4 weeks of that stuff is just TOO much. Although now some of this allergy/hey fever stuff has kicked in for me and Avery's asthma. Although, I must say today (Sunday) has been the best I have felt in a long time over this past 4-5 weeks. So I am hoping for a good week!

Well, I would tell you to have yourself a Merry Little Christmas if it was closer to Christmas, but it isn't, so have yourself a merry week, find some joy and count your blessings.


10 comments:

Nilla said...

Fabulous tags, Nina! A lot of fantastic details! Hugs Nilla

Dru said...

Nina, they are both adorable - love all the glitter on the pumpkin, and that little owl with droopy eyes holding his coffee - classic! Love them! Hugs, Dru

Gloria Westerman said...

Nina these are awesome.....love em....and I'm glad you are feeling better.....I am too.....have a wonderful week.....

Toni said...

Hi Hon, Love both your cards. Like how you sparkled up the top of the pumpkin and maybe it does look like the owl has a little something in his hot cocoa, but he still looks cute. Hoping to make a tag. After missing that last step going down in the basement and landing flat on my face left me very sore when moving. I think the only thing that doesn't hurt is my nose. Just thank God I didn't break anything. These are the times when I am thankful for not being thin and having a little extra padding. Glad your flu has flown the coop!

CraftinGranny said...

Two awesome tags you've created Nina and I love them both. Beautiful tags this week by the DT. Hope to be back next week. "Hugs" Carol

Patti P. said...

Nina, what adorable tags...especially love all the elements on the Fall tag. So glad that you are feeling a little better and hope it continues. Have a great week.

Debbie Schneider said...

Nina both of these tags are fabulous - I love how you added the sparkle on the cupcake - it goes so well with the sparkle in the ribbon and on the flower - it just flows together so perfectly!!! I love the soft colors of the owl tag - very very nice!!

Kathy Czygan said...

Hi Nina! You were right! All of the tags are awesome! You've really added a lot of beautiful detail to yours! The images are sweet! The owl's eyes really turned out cute to me. Looks like she just got up and her eyes aren't quite ready for the light! Love the non-traditional colors on this one. The fall tag is gorgeous! That turquoise is beautiful with the orange icing. Love the embossed bg and that leaf at the top is perfect! LOVE THESE!

Dora said...

Awesome tags, you are so good with these... wow ! I always struggle with other crafts that are not cards!!!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

These are beautiful! I especially love the cupcake...all the textures...wow....thank you for wonderful inpsiration!