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Monday 23 March 2020

CCM #252 Spring

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is Spring.

I have created a tag. I started with some mixed media paper from Daler Rowney and cut it out with Graphic 45’s Staples Large Tag, ATC and Flowers die. The back layer, which I coloured to match the colours in the image is a tag from a set of tags from Graphic 45 designed to match their dies.

I stamped Studio Light’s flower stamp from their Grunge range and then inked the background with Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade. I stamped the image again and embossed it with clear powder and then coloured it with DIs in Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet. I fussy cut it out to add over the top of the original image.

I purposefully chose this particular stamp because of the sentiment. I feel that at the moment we all need to stand tall, or rather try to be strong in these vary difficult times! I picked out the letters of the sentiment with Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof Ink in white. It’s one of the few whites that I find actually remain white over most paints, inks etc.

The little dragonfly dies are from John Next Door and the ribbon is from my stash. I then splattered some of the bleed proof ink to finish if off.

I am entering this into:-

All Fun Challenge – #5 Anything Goes
Bastel-Traum – #82 Spring
Blank Page Muse – Mar: Anything Goes
Ching-Chou Kuik – Mar: Easter or Floral
Daisy Chain Challenges – #39 Use Dies
Dare 2B Artzy – Mar: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #128 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards – Mar: Anything Goes
Penny Black and More – Mar: Spring Flowers
Scribbles Design Challenge – #87 In Bloom
Sheepski Designs – #36 Die Cuts and/or Punches
Sognando Scrap – #77 Waiting For Spring
Stamping Sensations – Mar: Spring Florals
Sweet Stampers – #42 Easter or Spring
The Corrosive Challenge – #3 Anything Goes
The Crafting Challenge Blog – Mar: Springtime


  1. Beautiful tag, love everyting about it. Great stamp, background, colourways, just perfect.....frame it. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Daisy Chains and good luck! Michelle DT x

  2. Really love this mixed media tag! Great job!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends, and good luck!

    HandmadeByTasha DT

  3. Such lovely and soothing colors. Certainly uplifting.

  4. Beautiful tag Lin and yes, we all need a little encouragement these days! Stay safe!

  5. Gorgeous tag Lin. I love the colours you've used and the flower stamps is beautiful. Wishing you a safe and happy creative week, Angela XxX

  6. Gorgeous card Lin. Loving the colours and the beautiful flower stamp. Wishing you a safe and happy creative week, Angela XxX

  7. Gorgeous tag! I love the background! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  8. A stunning floral creation in super colours, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Spring' themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  9. Such a pretty tag with lovely message!!Thanks for joining us this month at Bastel-Traum Spring challenge.Good luck !!

  10. Captivating, wonderfully lovely design. How right you are about the importance of standing tall, holding fast to hope, and supporting one another during these incredibly difficult times.

    Wishing you serenity, safety, good health, and abundant blessings at Ostara + all spring long,

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  11. This is a great tag! Love the mixed media effect, pretty inking, great flower, and wonderful sentiment! Thanks for joining the challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  12. Amazing tag, I like the background and these butterflies.
    Great thanks for joining us at All Fun Challenges.
    Wish you good luck and hope to see you soon.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  13. Lovely tag Lyn. Love the colour combo. Have a creative week. Judy

  14. A fabulous tag, love the background and that gorgeous flower stamp

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  15. Beautiful tage ,love the background and that gorgeous flower stamp

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  16. What a stunning mixed media tag you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

    PS: With everything going on in the world with regard to the coronavirus, please stay safe and well

  17. Wonderful Tag and a great background.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  18. I really like this tag. It has depth, symmetry and interesting colors. Despite the "grungish" materials you used, it comes off as being extremely elegant. Nice job! Thanks for joining in for our monthly challenge at Sognando Scrap...and stand tall!

  19. Beautiful - the colours, image, background and sentiment!

  20. thank you for participating in our challenge with your beautiful project, continue to follow us soon Elisabetta

  21. Your tag is amazing and wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampers
    Hugs Anja

  22. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Daisy Chain Challenges this time and good luck :)

  23. Hi Lin, wow, what a wonderful tag. Your colour combination is fantastic and all the details perfect. Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  24. This looks stunning. This mixed media tag is so beautiful! Love the colour, texture and the pretty flower of course.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Nick


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