Soft Pink and Soft Green…

A last minute entry for the Tag Tuesday challenge over at Blog Challenge Garden.

The theme is Soft Pink & Soft Green and we could make any tag using those colours. I promise that the colours in my tag are soft pink and green. I just  took a photograph in bad light and it has not come out very well, but I was running out of time, so here goes…

It really does look nicer in the flesh…errr…I mean…tag 🙂

Go and have a look at Rebecca’s site to see the other entries.

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TT Strawberry…

No “Post A Day” yesterday…I could not get online because our internet connection was playing up 😦

The theme for this week’s Tag Tuesday is “Strawberry”.  Not having anything strawberry-like, I visited The Graphic Fairy’s site and found a picture of a strawberry. I resized the picture, duplicated it (twice!), “painted” the background green, placed the pictures, then added an “S”. I then printed out two smaller pictures, cut them out and mounted on the tag. Added a green gauze ribbon and, voila, this is my tag…

TT The Deep…

Two Tag Tuesday posts in one week – wow! That is only because I posted one late and this one is not so late 🙂  The theme for this week’s challenge is “The Deep” i.e. anything that is found under the sea.

I lived on a tropical island, Mauritius, for 10 years and so blue, green, turquoise are the colours that spring to mind when I think of the sea there. When one went snorkelling one could see fish in lots of beautiful colours. The coral, funnily enough was not as bright as one would imagine. I read somewhere, that the coral in cold waters tends to be more colourful than the coral in warm waters.

For this tag, I used a background stamp of an underwater scene, using an inkpad containing lavender, blue, aqua, mint and turquoise. I embossed this with a blue pearl embossing powder. The fish and seahorses were stamped, embossed, cut out and mounted onto the background. At the bottom I glued on the coloured stones. After trying different colour ribbons I decided that the yellow one “tied” it all together.

On that note, here is my little tag…

As usual, please go to Rebecca’s site and have a look at the other entries.

TT Blue and Green…

I have not taken part in a Tag Tuesday challenge in the longest time. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have had a serious lack of creative inspiration and it has taken me a week to come up with an idea for this challenge! I am squeaking in this entry with only hours to go before the next challenge is posted!

Rebecca’s theme is “Blue and Green”. This morning I hit upon the idea of photocopying definitions from the dictionary and going from there.

This is what evolved…

Postcards…

The last week has not been a good one, health-wise again! I had another bout of malaria. Actually, I am not sure if it was a new infection or if the first lot of treatment did not work. In addition to that I have also had to have root canal treatment and on Wednesday I was feeling rather battered and bruised 😦

Anyway, all these woes led to my feeling totally uninspired about doing any photography or crafting. Finally got down to making a tag for Louise’s challenge this week. The theme is “Postcards”. Yay…I actually have some postcard related papers in my stock. I included a face on the tag. After all, what are postcards for, but to send them to someone.

This little tag was soooo difficult to photograph. I tried it indoors and I tried it outside and still it did not come out nicely. I must say it is a gloomy day, blah light and raining.

Postcard tag…

TT Friends…

Louise’s Tag Tuesday challenge this week is “Friends”. As usual, I sweated and toiled, only to come up with yet another simple tag.

This tag is in the form a a small gift card. A friend has asked me to make some gift tags for her shop, so I started with this one.

Can you believe…I do not have a “Friend/s” stamp! I live in a country where I have not found a shop that sells stamping supplies, so I cannot pop out and buy such a stamp. Before anyone suggests that I start up such a business, I can tell you that I do not have the stamina or patience to deal with the…ummm…shall I call it bureaucracy here! Neither do I order things online to be delivered here, because there is a strong likelihood that they would disappear before I could get them. That, or either I would have huge hassles with import duties etc. Nah…it is simpler for me to wait until I go to the UK or South Africa to look for supplies. I guess the upside of all this is that I have to use what I already have or improvise.

Anyway, the stamps I used were:

Teddy Hug – Stamp Africa

Soft Knit Tweed Print – Hero Arts. I used that for the background with the Teddies.

Writing Stamp – Tin Can Mail – used for the general background.

Inks – Green and Laurel Leaf by Versa Color.

I was going to write “friends’ inside the card, but decided to leave the inside blank, but hopefully this tag will qualify for the “Friends” challenge. I think these little teddies look as if they are friends , don’t you 🙂

TT Tag on a Tag…

It’s another Kard Krazy challenge and this week Louise’s challenge is to make a tag  and include another tag on it.

This tag involved a lot of cutting and glueing, resulting in sticky fingers! I decided to go with earthy, natural tones. I have gone totally blank on the name of the “stuff” I used for the background. The best way I can describe it is as a papery/strawy kind of thing. Hmmm…that is as clear as mud! I am having to keep it away from my computer as it is shedding all over the place. Anyway, the triangles were cut out of handmade paper using two different colours and glued onto to darker background. The green odd-shaped buttony things give it a little bit of extra colour and zing, that is, to my eyes 🙂 I hope the 2nd tag is visible to you…it is at the top along with a piece of rafia.

He he…I had added a bow again, just as I did for the last tag 🙂

As always do go and have a look at the other beautiful entries.


TT Circles…

Finally…I have managed to make a tag to take part in Louise’s Tag Tuesday challenge. This week’s theme is “Circles”. Easy…you say? Well, as usual, I did not find it easy. but then that is the point of a challenge – to stretch one. My tags always look so pathetic when I compare them to the other beautiful ones that the very talented people out there make.

After having tried a couple of tags, I decided this was the one that pleased my eye the best. I worked mainly in lilac tones. The colours do not come out as well in the photo. The darker circles are not red, they are more mauve…

However, there was still something missing. When I tried to put a ribbon to make a little hanging bit, it just did not look right. Then, looking through the photos of the first one, I felt that a little bow (as pictured below) would finish it off.

The end product…

Go over to Kard Krazy and have a look at the other entries for this week’s challenge.

TT Red & Green…

Louise’s challenge this week over at Kard Krazy is “Christmas Colors in July”. We have been challenged to make a tag using red & green, but it is not to be a Christmas tag.

I found this tag way more difficult than I expected! I started several tags cast them aside before settling on yet, another simple tag. I stamped the background with a floral stamp, then did a shadow stamp in green using a Hero Arts ladybird stamp for the imprint on the shadow. The red sequins were added to “tie” the red & green colours together.

Here you have it…