Monday, January 20, 2014

Guest Designing for Love to Scrap Challenge!

Hello Everyone!!
Whoa--Have I been busy!  Making the Valentine's for the Cards From the Heart card drive, making gifts for new babies, a card making event, and lots more!!   I will be sharing the Valentine's later in the week.  I made 50 cards in total.
This month I am Guest Designing for the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!!  And, today is my second post.  And a new challenge has begun!  Head over and check out all the DT projects and link up a little something of your own.  Here is the info:

LTSCB #22: "Tags"
January 20-February 2
The lovely sponsor: Your Next Stamp (prize is a stamp set)

For my projects,  I was feeling the need for a bit of unreality.........   I made some fun steampunky/fantasy tags.

Materials List:
Stamps: Cityscape, Silhouette Lady with Umbrella, Flying Car all from Lost Coast Designs
Tags: Kraft size #8 from Tim Holtz
Inks: Onyx Black -Versa Fine; Mushroom Adirondack; Espresso Truffle - Memento
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Frayed Burlap
3D Zots glue dots
Die Cut: Vintage Flourish-My Favorite Things
Tulle and ribbons
Metal Charm: Bead Landing

Silhouette Lady with Umbrella Tag;


  • Stamp the Cityscape on the Kraft Tag with Black Onyx ink
  • Distress edges with Distress inks
  • Stamp the Umbrella Lady on white CS with Mushroom ink and cut out

  • Add stamped lady with 3D Zots
  • Die cut the flourishes and glue to tag
  • Add the pearls and ribbons

Flying Car Tag:

  • Make in the same manner as Umbrella Lady tag
  • Stamp the Flying Car on white CS with Espresso Truffle ink and cut out
  • Distress the car with Antique Linen Distress ink

  • Wrap a strip of Black Tulle around the tag and secure with glue on back
  • Add the stamped car with two 3D Zots stacked on top of each other---I really wanted the car to stand up off the tag.
  • Add the ribbons and the metal charm

Well, why don't I enter a few challenges??!!  How about:
Fantasy Stampers: anything with wings
Crafty Hands: put a tag on it.
Creative Knockouts: Tag, you're it
Seema Crafts: anything goes
Make My Monday: Kraft CS
Craft My Life: anything but a card
Artistic Inspiration: use ribbon
Punk You Girl: Steampunk

Hope you enjoyed my little trip into fantasy land away from the harsh realities of the real world.  LOL  I mean that in  humorous way....LOL Stay tuned this week!!  I will begin posting the Childrens' Valentine's Day cards!!

A big Thank you to Leslie for  inviting me to Guest Design this month on the Love to Scrap Challenge blog!!! 

Love ya


  1. Your tags are wonderfull! Love the steampunk effect! Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts this week!

  2. those tags are incredible! the ribbons gorgeous the stamps stunning the little flourishes withe beads give such precious touch, it's all very elegant and inspiring, great job!!

  3. Love the tags, thank you for joining in on Seemacrafts first challenge for 2014

  4. Your tags are just gorgeous, love the stamps.

    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

  5. Great tag, Karen - love the Kraft background and terrific stamping. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  6. These are wonderful! I especially love the "Mary Poppins" tag!

  7. Wow lovely tags, a great idea to add your wings flying onto the tag, can't decide on a favourite, think they are both excellent and unusual for the Wings challenge. Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Caz

  8. Wow your tags are so creative! Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts!

  9. Way to go on these tags, I like the stamped image on the backs and then the 3D stamped images. Nice touch with some ribbon and die cuts. The pearls are a nice thought pleased to have you with us as a GDT at Love To Scrap...awesome job!

    Leanne DT@LTS!

  10. tags are awesome ! funi I was just looking at that city scape stamp yesterday .......

  11. great tags! I really like the one that looks like mary poppins floating over the city.
    stamping sue

  12. Fab tags - love the Mary Poppins one! - thanks for joining us this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  13. Oh, Karen, I've always loved your projects and your style, and these tags are no different! Amazing! Thank you so much for agreeing to guest design for us this month - we thoroughly enjoyed having you! Hugs!

  14. Fabulous Steampunk tags I love them... Thank you for joining us at MMM.
    Suzi B x

  15. These are wonderful, thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday
    Rosie x

  16. Wonderful tags. Great work. Thanks for being a GDT member at Love To Scrap.

  17. Wow such fantastic tag love the vintage feel to them. Thankyou for taking part in our challenge at artistic inspirations this week.
    good luck
    fiona dt.

  18. Fabulous vintage tags! Love the old world style of them. Thanks for sharing your amazing tags as Guest Designer at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina DT

  19. Love the vintage tags ,Thank you for joining in our first challenge of 2014 'Anything Goes' over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.

  20. What a gorgeous project, thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations this week
    Zoe DT xxx

  21. I just love these tags
    Thank you for joining ‘Anything Goes’ over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.
    Jakki (craftytjak)

  22. Such fun tags! I'm instantly transported back to my childhood, thinking of Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. :)

    Hope you are well, Karen, and looking forward to your garden in spring. :)

  23. Such lovely tags, love the stamps and the colours are right up my street.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with our 6th Challenge - Put a Tag on It at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  24. Wow what a gorgeous project love the stamps and colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers, good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Love Alison xx

  25. What totally awesome tags you created. I really like the theme of the tags looks like Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. :D Thanks for sharing your fantastic project and joining us at All Crafts Challenge. :D
    Deborah ACC DT

  26. What gorgeous tags! Thank you so much for joining our All Crafts Challenge this time, hope youll join in again next time :-) Elaine-xxx-


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