Sunday, May 20, 2012

Crafty Friends Challenge #4 - Anything But a Card

I am back with my project for the Crafty Friends Challenge - it is Heather's turn to host and she has challenged us to create Anything But a Card - this challenge makes me smile as I never considered myself an 'off the page' person, but them someone called it 'Altered Art' and I was there instantly, 'hit the ground with my feet running' and not looked back! LOL!

This week I have created a Nostalgic Tag - it was very quick and easy to create and just perfect for the gorgeous hanger my kids got me for Mother's Day, where I hang my divine vintage lace.....(just quietly - I know it was my DH who brought on the kids behalf - love it that he knows me so well and got the perfect gift - definitely keeping him!)

The image the tag is based on is from Crafty Secrets (love them), as it the little ticket.

Some thick Ricrac is added down the side and the gorgeous pearl trim is from the Craft Queen, I savour each little bit of it!

The wings are from Spellbinders Paper Arts, one of NinaB Designs Licensed Dies - they are cut with vellum and has 3D Kindy Glitz added, I was not sure how this would work out but an very happy with the results.  A mulberry rose has been added and then some of the divine bling from Want2Scrap, this is also designed by NinaB Designs - Nina is everywhere - don't you love that!

You can see where the tag has found a home....right next to my desk!

This tag is for the following challenges:
Whimsy Inspiration - anything goes
Waste Not Wednesday - always "use your forgotten stuff" - Ricrac
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Tandastamps - Something new  - Crafty Secrets image
Sisterhood of Crafters - May flowers 
Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
Inky Impressions - lace or trim
Shelly's ImagesAnything goes
CCEE Stampers - Use embossed vellum (dry or heat) 
Di's Digis Designs - Show us that Bling   
Just Some Lines  - Show us those Birds
Sugar Creek Hollow - Pearls and Swirls  
Hotshot Crafts - Die Cuts  
Simply Create Too - Mothers Day / Feminine

We would love you to join in with our first challenge, pop over and check out the Design Team - you are sure to be inspired at every stop!
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment, I read each one and appreciate your support and encouragement! I do look forward to seeing you play along with this new Bi-weekly challenge - there is so much fun ahead and you are going to want to be part of it!


  1. beautiful card, amazing details and colors...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  2. Gorgeous, Linda!! What a lovely accent for a sweet and thoughtful gift! Definitely keep him!! =))
    Blessings, Friend!

  3. omg, i totally get that "hit the ground running", i love altered art which used to totally intimidate me. your gift is awesome, love it from the color to the rhinestones and the ribbon. absolutely wonderful. thanks so much for playing along with us in the sisterhood of crafters for our flower challenge.

  4. hm, i don't know where my comment went. :-(

  5. Your tag looks beautiful, Linda!
    I hope you had a great weekend and wish you a wonderful week.
    Hugs and smiles

  6. A dreamy delight! Linda the colors and accents on your tag are spectacular!

  7. Thanks for sharing your usual shabby chic/vintage flair with the CCEE stampers this week, Linda :D.

  8. Beautiful use of vellum and gorgeous card, Linda! Thanks for playing with the CCEE stampers!

  9. Oh Linda this is just fabulous - love the colours and textures and all of it!! I have tried Kindy glitz on vellum, and it warped :-(. I suspect I may have been a bit heavy handed with it.

  10. Your entry is so pretty, Linda! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our Challenge #13 - Mother's Day [or Feminine] Challenge. And, don't forget to come back this Friday for another great challenge!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  11. This is so very pretty and feminine, lovely job! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

  12. Fabulous project! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our “Show Us What You Got” challenge at Shelly's Images We're so happy you joined us! ~~Sammibug~~ Shelly's Images DT

  13. What a perfect creation for our challenge Linda! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

  14. This is gorgeous and there's no doubt about the bling! Thanks for joining us at Di's digi challenge. xx

  15. Gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  16. Wonderful card.Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts Challenge.

    Hugs sarah x

  17. stunning tag thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Downloads Hugs Jess

  18. Wow Linda, this is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing this time at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS. Hugs:)

  19. Beautiful hanging, I love your vellum wings!

    thanks for joining in again on the Tanda Teaser.

  20. very very pretty, you do vintage perfectly.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :)


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