Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tags (and a shaker) X 2...Clearly Besotted Challenge #13 - Autumn / Halloween Theme, Tag, You're It #6, Words 2 Scrap By #9~To Every Thing There Is a Season, Simon Says~TAG IT

Hello...and here it is, Sunday morning, already.  First: letting you know that I'm jumping in with a series of card-catch-ups, as my planning for posting last week was poorly scheduled.  In a nutshell, my week, up until yesterday, went along the lines of:

Work...work...grrrr at technology...work...craft...craft...toss epics fails away...craft...take photos in a panic...craft...more photos...post-procrastinate...work....craft...bike race officiating (fabulous weather, but holy-moley, windy out, Batman! I'm rosy-cheeked and nosed)...take more photos...

All that disorganization sees me now in a dither, trying to put which cards with which challenges, correctly. Honestly, I need an intervention...

So, since I have a series planned, best to get started before I'm interrupted by something (or someone...I hear my husband coming downstairs, and I know he's game for a hike today. Oh, the perils of being married to an athlete, whose energy appears boundless...).

I made two tags - well, technically one is a shaker tag, and second-technically, they're both 'tag cards' - inspired by two challenges:  Clearly Besotted #13 - Autumn/Halloween and Tag, You're It #6.

The first, the shaker tag card, is for CB only, and features my "Boo To You" set...


My second tag card is my 'attempt' to create something 'fall themed' for Stephanie's challenge, which was all the more difficult because I don't have any Clearly Besotted Fall themed products. So,  I adapted...and yes, you are seeing distress markers once again (darn things keep pestering me!),  We won't discuss how many times I coloured, huffed and stamped the butterfly before getting an image that worked (sort of).  I used the 'layout' of Karin's gorgeous tag over at Tag, You're It #6:



The wee leaves are from the 'retiring' Nuts For You set (on sale, so if you need a squirrel in your stash, go shop now!), and the butterfly from the Elegant Butterfly collection.  Butterflies come in 'fall colours'...or so I've decided *grin*

I'm also entering them at a new-to-me challenge: Words 2 Scrap By #9~To Every Thing There Is A Season, which I discovered through my sweet friends, Darnell and Greta, as well as to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~TAG IT! 


Here's my two-some...


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!





25 comments:

  1. Miss C....I am hopping your blog today I have time cause my DH go to hospital visiting his mom and kids play also I have time for hopping on my friend blog
    now about your card..the first one I love the many sequin colors inside your shaker card..and cute pumpkins...and the second card..yeah another LOVELY butterfly you colored on it and nice three leaves...great TAG card...fit for the simon says challenge...

    Lovely cards my dear Miss C

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  2. Oh my gosh I love that adorable shaker tag, and your beautiful fall tag! Both are so creative ! I think shaker tags are so much fun. Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It !

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  3. Love your concept of a tag card, and the butterfly image is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Words2ScrapBy.blogspot.com!

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  4. Oh, the things that drag us away from creating, Carol ... your post puts it in a nutshell (probably of belonging to the wee squirrel)! Glad it's the other side of a tough week for you ... and delighted to see these awesome tags! Such a cute halloween shaker and your autumn butterfly ... just beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. That Halloween shaker is so much fun! I am sure the little ones will enjoy it! And the fall tag is gorgeous!

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  6. Your creativity knows no bounds, my dear! Two absolutely amazing tag cards! I really love all the fun colored sequins you used for your shaker tag card...what a great idea!!!

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  7. Wonderful projects! Love that shaker tag and the butterflies and leaves on the second! So pretty! Thanks for linking this up to Tag You're It!

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  8. How fun! The shaker tag is super cute! I totally love the colours you've used. I'm such a sucker for that colour combo. And the autumn tag is beautiful! I'm so glad you're persisting with the distress markers because you are really coming up with some lovely creations. The butterfly is lovely! Just love seeing all that you come up with. You're so creative and so original with your designs.

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  9. WOW!!! First of - all that huffing and puffing was worth it! The butterfly is stunning...as is the rest of the tag and the gorgeous texture of that 'burlappy' looking paper!

    The H'ween tag is just as spooky cute as spooky cute can be! The harlequin background paper totally works with the orange pumpkins & ribbons. The shaker element ...off the charts fun!

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  10. Fabulous projects, Carol! I especially love your butterfly tag -- it's so pretty!

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  11. Gorgeous and fun! Love the subtle beauty of ur butterfly tag card :) a master piece

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  12. Oh my gosh!!! Fabulous tag cards!! I love the halloween shaker card!! (i am so bad at making shaker cards!!) I love the fall card, the butterfly is GORGEOUS!!!

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  13. You nail every challenge, Carol--don't know how you always end up with something fabulous! These are terrific, my friend!

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  14. Love these cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Great shaker card/tag the sequin colours are perfect and the tag with the butterfly and leaves is wonderful.

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  16. A fantastic fantastic shaker Carol! Too fun and then a gorgeous tag for Tag You're It! In love with both of these!

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  17. These tag cards are so darn cute! Love the shaker aspect of the first tag and the Distress Ink techniques on the second. :)

    So glad you found us at Words 2 Scrap By! Thanks for playing along with our September challenge.

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  18. These are both great! Such creative tag ideas! Thanks so much for playing along with the TAG It! Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  19. You got me with the leaves!! I didn't need a squirrel so I had not paid attention to the retiring stamp set - but the leaves with the heart (and the acorn) are wonderful!! I love the way you have layered them up under the butterfly. And those smiling pumpkins with the shaker are too fun!

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  20. Your tags are too cute! Thanks for playing along at Tag You're It!

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  21. Both tag cards are amazing Carol! I love, love the shaker card-so cute and fun! The butterfly tag card is amazing-you crack me up with the distress markers because it looks to me like you are a pro with them. I love the look you got using them and think the butterfly and leaves are so fabulous! Hugs, Brenda

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  22. Just how amazing are you?!?! I think the amount of amazingness you possess cannot be calculated because it would break the calculator!!! I think it goes like this - amazing X amazing X amazing and so on, and so on!! Oh, my goodness - the shaker tag with those adorable pumpkins is so incredibly perfect for Halloween!! The tag with the GORGEOUS butterfly and those tiny leaves with the heart in them - WOW what a great job you did making a fall tag!! I simply love seeing your creations!!

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  23. Nooooooooo!!! Don't throw anything away!!! I'll bet these epic fails are actually little pieces of art!! Is that shaker card EVER adorable!! Those little pumpkins stole my heart. In.LOVE. And the butterfly - you never cease to amaze me how you make each and every one of them just so dang pretty! Both of these - off the charts!!

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  24. Those are some beautiful tags! Pretty colour combinations too :) Thank you so much for playing along with the Clearly Besotted Challenge x

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  25. Oh my goodness, C, you had me hollering! Mainly because I felt so relieved that I'm not the only one who ever had trouble matching photographs of cards to challenges. But, being totally German, I got super uber-organized: a notebook to keep track of design teams, a digital file to keep track of challenges, and … well, sometimes it still doesn't work out. Pesky brain keeps getting older and forgetting stuff.

    Wait, what am I doing here? Who made those totally adorable shaker tags? Are they for me? Question, and more questions… ;)

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