Friday, January 15, 2016

Tag You're It; SSS Flickr Challenge

Hi there blog friends ~
A really quick post from me to share a few cards I created for challenges. When I saw this adorable tag by Tracey McNeely, I knew I had to play along in this week's challenge at Tag You're It...here is her tag:


Tracey's elephant just slays me! I have 2 elephant stamps, both of which are too big for a tag, so I went with a different animal...man's best friend(s):


So, I grabbed my Mama Elephant pups, and created sort of a boy and girl scene with a love theme. I did a soft blue watercolor wash for the background, and used my Copic markers to color the pups. The hearts were die cut with silver glitter paper, and the sentiment was embossed with clear EP to make it pop...and that was it!

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 My 2nd card is for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Wonderful One Layer Creations:


The balloons were created with the Balloon & Patterns Stencil and HA Shadow inks, and the sentiment is from the Sending/Wishing stamp set. The stars were stamped with silver ink, and dabbed with Wink of Stella for a little sparkle...done and dusted!

Thanks to Loll, I would like to enter this card for the current challenge at Time Out. Their theme is 'Birthday with an optional technique twist of sponging'.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And, thank you for leaving such sweet comments on my blog...I read each and every one, and appreciate that you take the time to write them :) Have a great weekend,






29 comments:

Greta said...

The tag is just darling & your balloons look 3D! Wonderful work, Barb!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is just super adorable!

Barb said...

Oh, that tag is so adorable, Barb! And I LOVE your balloon card! Gosh, you colored those balloons so beautifully! Awesome one layer! So glad you played in the SSS Flickr challenge - thank you! ♥

Loll said...

Oh my gosh, Barb ... that tag is SO ADORABLE! Love the watercoloured background and your sweet pups just make me smile.

Love your second card with the softly sponged balloons --- so pretty. You should add them to Time Out where they are looking for birthday cards with an option of sponging. xx

Betty Keefe said...

those sponged softly colored balloons are wonderful - and those little pups are the cutest!

jintyoo7 said...

Barb, LOVE your tag - the pups are adorable! Your balloons are just fabulous, I can almost see the "sheen" of them :-)

Cat Craig said...

Oh Barb, what a sweet tag. Those two critters looks so sweet together. Your Birthday card is fabulous, you've really captured the semi translucence of a blown up balloon.

lostinpaper said...

Cutest tag ever Barb, I really do need to get out some ME critters and colour! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joyce said...

Oh, I need that ME set. Why did you make such an adorable tag???Too stinkin cute for words. And, your sponged stencil balloons are a fantastic way to wish a special someone a happy birthday. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

TaeEun said...

What a cute scene you created on the tag! Adorable! And the balloons on the card look so three dimensional! Amazing sponging and highlighting, Barb! Have a great day!

sandie said...

Such an adorable tag. I love your one layer card. The sponging is excellent and the silver stars the perfect touch. Great to see that Loll pointed you in the direction of TO, it is fab to see you join us. Hope all is well with you Barb x

Bonnie said...

Love this card, Barb! The added little stars make it extra special! And your tag is so cute!

Rosemary said...

what a sweet little tag and your one layer card is fantastic, barb!

artful-notions said...

Love those little love puppies, and your tag is adorable! Sweet bg, and double sweet glitter hearts! Your balloon look like they could float off the page! Gorgeous! Perfect one layer!

Karen Mead said...

Two gorgeous creations Barb and I love them both! Happy new year my friend xx

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Barb- your tag is super cute. It warms my heart looking at it! And your one layer card is fabulous!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind comments! I am your newest follower. :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. Your tag is so adorable. Those little pups are so cute, and you've colored them beautifully. The glitter hearts are the perfect embellishment! The balloon card is so wonderful as well. You have such a knack for coloring and that little touch of gel pen really accents the images so well. Love the stars too.

Tracey McNeely said...

Bar both of your cards had me say aww... Love the sweet tag with the puppies and cute sentiment! You stenciling on the SSS card is fabulous, you must have a light tough--so soft!

Tracey McNeely said...

...and thank you for sharing with us at Tag You're It!

Laura Norris said...

Such cute puppies all in love!! Just adorable! And great job on the balloons too - so fun!

Marybeth said...

Love your sweet tag and fun balloon card! Loving the sentiment on your cute tag! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It,Barb!

Gerrina said...

Youe onelayercard is a beauty! Love the way the thread looks to lat on the card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Darnell J Knauss said...

My little heart is just smiling all over, Barb! Your sweet tag and balloon card are both such loving designs! I especially love (and pinned) your balloon OLC! You did such a fabulous job on those balloons!! Hugs, Darnell

Anja Curvers said...

Both of your projects are great. Love the card and the sweet tag. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful Barb!!!

Bobby said...

Those pups are adorable, Barb, and I love the little silver hearts. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tag You're It!

Anita in France said...

Such cute little pups, Barb ... those tiny shimmery hearts are just so sweet! Your celebratory balloons are fabulous ... awesome stencilling ... the sense of dimension is fantastic ... seems I could reach in and hold onto them! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

So sweet, makes me smile, thanks so much for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

cm said...

Your balloons are marvelous...airy, see-through-y, incredibly pretty! And those puppies...oh my goodness! I want one...no, I want two puppies. Real life ones (I had two mini schnauzers, years ago). Two delights, my amazing friend!
Hugs~c