Category Archives: Tags


The tag I’m sharing today came together so quickly and easily, and I love it!

I used a manila tag, which I inked with Distress Inks, flicked with water and then inked some stars randomly with gold ink through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil. The stamped images were embossed on white cardstock and then carefully cut out and layered.


The beautiful female silhouette and the wings behind here are from the Susana Loves Stamps range at SCACD Stamps. The woman is available either as part of the full Blank Canvas Collection #1 set or in the smaller Blank Canvas Women set. The wings are available in the Blank Canvas Wings set.

The word “fly” was created using a Stampendous alphabet stamp set. I finished the tag off with some fibres from my stash.

For readers in the US all of these stamps are available direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

For more SCACD Stamps inspiration, be sure to check out the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine – March 2014.  On pages 74-75 my wonderful friend Kim Dellow has an article featuring some of the stamps from the range!

“I Cherish Your Heart” Tag

So, it’s May.  How did that happen?!

April wasn’t a great month overall, and it definitely wasn’t a good blogging month.  May WILL be better!

I’ve got a quick but sweet tag to share today, featuring one of my favourite recent releases from Stamping Bella – Diane Duda’s “I Carry Your Heart With Me” (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).


The stamp actually comes with the sentiment “I Carry Your Heart With Me”, which is lovely, but I wanted something slightly different, plus I’m trying to use up some of my stash of stickers!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers before cutting it out.

The designer paper is from the beautiful Prima Marketing Inc Lyric 6×6 pad.

Today You are YOU!

Another quick tag to share today!


The fab “splats” are a stamp from the Stamping Bella Journal Your Art Out – Java Spills stamp set (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie). I also used an older sentiment from Stamping Bella.  I believe this one came with one of the older Mo Manning stamps.  One of my favourite things about Stamping Bella stamps is the fantastic sentiments Em puts with the images.

As with yesterday’s tag, the background was created using Distress Ink and water, and the tag was cut using the MFT Die-Namics Traditional Tags STAX die set.

Tags just seem to make me happy at the moment!

If You Can Dream It…

Flying by today with a quick tag!

This tag features (once again) one of my favourite silhouette stamps, the gorgeous JANE GIRL by Jane Davenport for Stamping Bella (UK readers can find her over at Quixotic Paperie). I’ve also used the coordinating sentiment that comes with her.  I masked off the butterfly this time, for a slightly different look.


I created the tag using Distress Inks and water on pearlescent white cardstock.  The tag was cut using the MFT Die-Namics Traditional Tags STAX die set.

Just love that colour…

Deep Ocean Challenge Guest – Happiness Shared…

Today I have the pleasure of joining the Deep Ocean Challenge as a guest!  If you’re not familiar with them, the Deep Ocean Challenge blog is a fortnightly challenge with a rather fabulous Design Team.

The latest challenge is a photo inspiration:

 vintage-style-pastel-flowers-for-wedding-bouquets-www_blusPhoto Inspiration

All you have to do is create something using the photo as your inspiration, and link up your blog post using the Inlinkz widget over on the current Deep Ocean Challenge Blog post.  The sponsor this week is the lovely online store The Ribbon Girl who sell beautiful ribbons and embellishments.

As you can see, I was a little “loose” with my interpretation of the photo.  I’m not much of a pretty pink/pastel girl, so I went a little darker. 😉

Yes, I made another tag.  You may have to get used to seeing tags here,  I’ve been bitten by the bug.


The gorgeous image is one of the SCACD Susana Loves Stamps designs.  This is “Vintage Eyes” and she is available from me in the UK at Quixotic Paperie either individually or in a set with the other “Eyes of Fables” stamps.  If you’re in the US you can find her at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

I cut the tag from chipboard using the Tim Holtz Sizzix die, and a piece of Prima Marketing Inc Sunrise Sunset 6×6 paper (so pretty).  I added some handwritten wording (and no, I don’t love my handwriting although I’m trying to!), and then used some soft white chalk ink through stencil to soften the paper and writing a little.  I used up some alpha stickers (still on my “get stuff used” kick) and adhered the image to the tag before going around each with a charcoal pencil to help ground them on the paper.

That’s it!  Hope you’ll stop by and say hi and maybe join in with the challenge. 🙂

Finding Joy

I’ve been playing with those awesome new Susana Loves Stamps mixed media stamps again! Today’s tag perfectly expresses how I am feeling about exploring mixed media at the moment.

Aren’t those colours gorgeous? Just looking at this tag makes me happy, even though I’m not exactly a “pink” girl – this is just about the right amount of pink for me. The blue-green is very much me!


The stamp is one of the beautiful silhouettes from the latest Susana Loves Stamps release, and she comes in either the “Solid Blank Canvas & Leap of Faith” two stamp set, or in the larger extra value “Complete Blank Canvas #2 Collection” set.

US Readers can of course find the Susana Loves Stamps range at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design in the US, along with many of the other goodies I have used.

I stamped the silhouette in black Archival Ink on top of my tag background, which was created using Art Anthology Colorations Mist and Distress Ink through a Studio Calico stencil.

The butterfly swarm is a Memory Box stamp (I have a fixation with butterflies at the moment).  Once all the stamping was done, I sprayed my tag with some fixative before covering in Glimmer Mist for some gorgeous sparkle.

The word “JOY” was created using some adhesive backed Scrabble tile letters I had in my stash, which I re-coloured with Distress Ink.  I finished off with some seam binding which I coloured with Distress Ink.

That’s it for today!  Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget – I’d love to hear from you if you have the time to leave a comment. 🙂

Find Your Bliss with Stamping Bella

Ok, I promise I’ll post a card at some point this week.  I’m just having a lot of fun with tags!  If you want to see my Tag posts, you can find all of them HERE.

Today’s tag features one of my favourite silhouette stamps, the gorgeous JANE GIRL by Jane Davenport for Stamping Bella (UK readers can find her over at Quixotic Paperie).


I created the background by spraying with some of the yummy Art Anthology Colorations Mists – “Watermelon” and “Vineyard”.  I then flicked the tag with water to get the splatter effect.  I added some pretty clouds using chalk ink and my finger.  The wording was added using some Doodlebug rubon alphas from my stash (which I am determined to use up before Summer, so expect to see them on lots of things over the next few months).

That’s it! Pretty sweet and simple.

I’m off to work on my Bellariffic Friday card – hope you’re joining in this week, there’s still time to follow the sketch and email your pic in!  Just see this post HERE for details.

Even in Darkness There is Beauty

If you saw my blog post on Friday – “My Heart Bleeds – Something Different for the SCACD Release Hop“, you’ll be aware that I’m having a lot of fun getting inky/painty and exploring my less cute and cuddly side (which is actually the side I’m most comfortable with 😉 ).  Today I’ve got another tag to share with you, along similar lines.

I love making tags.  There’s just something fun about working within the confines of a tag, and it’s not as daunting as a full journal page or a canvas. I actually have another couple lined up to share with you soon, so I hope you’re enjoying them!  I’d love to hear from you, so please do feel free to leave a comment. 🙂

For today’s tag, I decided to join in with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge.  It is running until Friday 22nd March, so there is still time to play!

I of course, used the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die from the Sizzix Alterations range (and possibly the mini movers and shapers one too, I think – I die cut lots of flowers from both dies and played around).


The flowers were stamped with the “Wonky Clock” stamps from the new Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) mixed media release.  This stamp is available in either the “Follow Your True Heart” set, or in the full Complete Accessories Collection set.  I embossed the stamp image and then used Distress Inks to colour the black flowers before layering them up to create the large flower.  In the centre I used a Prima Marketing Inc Vintage Trinkets brad and a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard Cog Works cog covered in Fran’tage embossing enamel.

Behind the flower, I used one of my favourite dies – the Dies by SCACD “Alice’s Clock Statement Corner” die, which I used to cut some thin metal foil sheet.

The tag itself was first covered in a Golden Gel Medium with glass beads in it, which I then covered in a combination of Adirondack spray and Distress Stain, before applying some black acrylic paint through a stencil.

Phew!  Don’t worry, I’m not hanging up my marker tote, I’ll still be sharing lots of colouring fun too, but I do hope you will enjoy my little journey into mixed media as much as I am!

Following My True North & A Touch Twin Inspiration Hop

I’ve got another tag to share today!  I’m having a lot of fun making tags and playing with the new Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) stamp release, plus some other new goodies that have found their way on to my desk.

Today’s tag was created for a fun informal inspiration hop the Touch Twin Markers and More design team are having.  We hope you will join us and enjoy the inspiration on offer.


For the focal point of my tag I used the new compass from the Susana Loves Stamps “Nature’s Direction” set, also available in the larger Complete Accessories Collection Set (US Readers: the Susana Loves Stamps sets are available in the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design along with a host of other products, including Touch Twin Markers, Art Anthology sprays etc also used on this tag!). I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers Used: Y36, YR32, Y41, BR104, BR100, BR102, PB77, P83, for extra shading: WG2, WG5

I created the tag base by cutting it with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations die, then sprayed it with Art Anthology Colorations Spray in Mocha.  I stamped and embossed one of the female silhouettes from the Susana Loves Stamps Blank Canvas Women Set, and then added some extra texture to the tag using a stencil and some chalk ink.  I then applied my wording using alpha stickers and popped my coloured and cut out compass on the top!

That’s it!  I hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by and checking out my project today.  If you fancy leaving a comment, I would love to hear from you as always.

Here’s the hop list for you:

My Heart Bleeds – Something Different for the SCACD Release Hop!

Well, another week has whizzed on by.  As usual I’m in a complete daze, wondering where the time went and why I haven’t quite achieved everything I intended.  C’est la vie!
Today I am thrilled to be helping showcase the latest release from SCACD’s Susana Loves Stamps range.  This month Susana has a brilliant new mixed media collection for you, building on the original release (recently featured in Craft Stamper Magazine – February 2013 issue) to take you on new creative adventures!  Mix and match and use a variety of techniques to grace cards/papercrafting projects as well as altered canvases and other mixed media projects.
I’ve been tiptoeing around mixed media/art journaling/etc for a while, as you may know if you’re a regular reader – I’ve referred to it from time to time.  Mostly I’ve been admiring other people’s work, because oh my, there are some talented people out there creating a wide array of mixed media projects.
I’m starting to make time to jump in and be brave and have some inky painty fun.  Today’s tag is the result of a very fun session with stamps, paints, papers, Frantage, inks and of course my ShinHan Touch Twin markers.  Be warned, inky painty fun really brings out my WEIRD, and I have plenty of weird to go around. 😉
On my tag I have used the awesome heart stamp from the “Follow Your True Heart” set.
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers., before cutting out ready to stick on my tag.
On the tag I used a sheet from the Prima Marketing Inc Engraver 6×6 pad (LOVE), which I liberally distressed with Frantage embossing enamel, a pair of scissors and distress ink.  I also created “blood” splatters by flicking Adirondack ink on to the tag.  After sticking my heart image on the tag, I outlined it with a charcoal pencil to help it stand out from the background.
That’s it!  The new stamps and some beautiful new Dies by SCACD dies are now available here in the UK at Quixotic Paperie and in the US at Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design!  Here are the links:
Finally here’s the hop list for you!  Make sure you take a look at all the designer’s blogs today, I know they each have something inspiring to show you!