Saturday, 23 October 2010

Sweet Stampin - Anything but a card ....

Good morning to one and all.

Haha - I thought - I have got my project in early - yes - I did - but forgot to write up my post, so, it is now early hours of Saturday morning when I am writing this.  Silly me, I got really engrossed in doing backgrounds for Christmas cards,  I forgot everything else!!

In case you have forgotten what this month's Sweet Stampin' prize is - here is a little reminder

So this week at Sweet Stampin' we want to see projects that are anything but a card - so bring all your wonderful alternative creations to us, but please remember to include stamping.

For me, I have made some tags and a small hanging, most of which I did in a class with Hels Sheridan. They used some of my favourite colours of distress inks, namely Red Barn Door, Crushed Olive and Wild Honey, which I have used on the wall hanging and one of the tags. The other tag has a mixture of Chipped Glass, Forest Green, and wild Honey and Aged Mahogany.  Both the tags have been embossed with one of the Tim Holtz Sizzix folders.


All the flowers are cut from old book pages with Tim's Tattered Florals, and inked up to make the flowers, in the middle of which there is a metal button.  On the final tag I have a rose in the middle, and have added some beaded wire across the tag as well.  A variety of bits and pieces from Tim's Ideology range have also  been used for embellishing

I am entering this for the following challenges:

ABC Challenge - F is for flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything but a card
Stamptacular Sunday - No cards allowed
Pear Tree Designs - Free for all
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Craftalicious - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Distress or torn edges

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.



  1. These really caught my eye. The colors and elements are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

  2. Oh Val, these are beautiful, the colours are so rich and vibrant. I could never pull off this style, so am in awe. Have a great weekend. xxx

  3. Val, your tags and the wall hanging are absolutely gorgeous! The colours you've used are so yummy ;) We had a fab time during the workshop, didn't we? ;-))))

  4. Told you I wished I'd been on that workshop didn't I? I just knew your makes would have been right up my street. Just stunning pieces Val. Can't pick a favourite as I love them all.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Hiya Val, your projects are totally amazing wowzers your flowers are fabulous the colors absolutely stunning and I just love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and show sweetie and we would really like to see ya next week too....Hugs Terry xxxx

  6. your tags are so vibrant and beautiful! these would look magnificent hanging on a basket of flowers or an old wooden box/trunk for a touch of texture and color. so lovely!
    I really want to make some tags now :) thank you for sharing your "anything" project with us at stamptacular sunday challenge!

  7. Oh Val these are all stunning, super distressing and I adore your flowers. :)
    Thanks for sharing it with us at our Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

    xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.

  8. Thanks for joining the 'free for all' @ PTD this week. Good Luck! x

  9. what great fabbie tags there, such lush colours as well xx

  10. I enjoyed by little trip through your blog, seeing the posts I had only previously skimmed through. These tags, Val, are outstanding! You've really got the distress ink thing down to a fine art! Lovely! Warmest of wishes, Lesley

  11. Gorgeous Tags and wall hanging, beautiful colours and elements. Thanks for joining us at ABC this time.
    Donna x

  12. Oh my Val absolutely stunning creations I love them!
    kim x

  13. Adore these pieces Val. Love the colours and the lo's. Yum!!

    Edna x

  14. Hi Val hope you've had a good weekend hunni. These tags are amazing I love all of them & the colours are stunning. Congrats on your Top 3 over at Crafty Pad you totally deserved it with these hun. Totally gorgeous.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

  15. Val...these are stunning..I love the colours..just stunning xx

  16. These tags are stunning Val, looks like you had a great itme with Hels. Bet you had inky mitts!!


  17. What fantastic handmade flowers on your tags and love the textures you've created !
    Hope to see you at my challenge -


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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