Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge

I'm going to try and start entering some challenges with my projects.  I don't always have time to do these on a regular basis but maybe if I just stick to a couple a month I should be ok.  Ok on with it.  Craft Hoarders Anonymous is a blog that is run by the very talented Gloria Stengel.  I love the idea of using things from our stash and hoard vaults.  Too often I have wanted to enter a challenge with companies only to find that we needed the very latest paper collection to be able to enter.  Now I have to admit that I have a huge craft room and probably more supplies than many others but I can't keep up with buying the very latest supplies from all the companies that I love.  Plus I'm trying to start a Close To My Heart business and am finding myself to be my only customer so far.  LOL 

So, Gloria, thank you for coming up with this idea. Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

The challenge is to use a tag.  It can be used on a card, in a layout or on it's own.  Just use a tag.  I had some that I had bought on clearance sometime ago and they have sat in a drawer for the longest time.  I finally got them out and played around a little.  I really like how they turned out.  I started by inking the edges and then stamped several images all over the tag.  I used a texture spray randomly all over the tags followed by a few shots of Lindy's and Tattered Angels.  I stamped a butterfly in blue ink and then added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and finished them off with ribbon and trim from my stash.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

Here's my list of things used:

Basic shipping tags from Staples size 5
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Prima Cling Stamps floral swirl
Teresa Collins "Stationary noted" Post Card Stamp
Hot off the Press "Timeless" Small Alarm Clock

Gina K Stamps "Master Butterfly"
Tsukineko "Goosebumps" Clear Texture Spray
Close To My Heart Indian Corn Blue Ink Z2130
Lindy's Stamp Gang:  Bluebeard Blue Violet an
d Plumeria Pink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:  Moonlight
Wild Orchid Crafts:
2 tone mixed colour wild roses 1 3/4"  (30mm)  PM-00132
White cosmos daisy stem flowers FS-00215
Blue tone cherry blossom EX-00042

Ribbon and trim from my stash


Nancy said...

Your tags are absolutly beautiful, Marianne! Yay for entering a new challenge! :o)

Marianne Grimbly said...

Thanks Nancy! I think I need to hire a secretary though. It took me twice as long to go through all the computer stuff to post this as it did to make the tags! LOL

lost coast scrapper said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Wide Eyed Stamper and Crafter said...

Marianne! you KNOW how I love butterflies.. so my eyes were drawn to your post immediately !!! lol you did a stunning job with these lovely tags. i love love love them!!!
many biggo hugs,

Marilyn said...

Beautiful tags!

Marcie Rhys said...

Tags would jump into your shopping basket, wherever you went, if they knew what your make-overs would do for them. Your colors are fabulous and your trims really pull it all together. And that butterfly is a wonderful focal point - just the right weight with great curves.

So glad you decided to join in. I'm really grooving to the more inclusive challenges at CHACB, and the two week window means I might actually complete a project. Thanks for taking the time to share (and I know what you mean about the time it takes to blog.)

Tammi said...

very pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders!! said...

Such gorgeous tags! I love all the beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

The tags are amazing. I love the pops of color, but I also love that you share all the goodies you used! I also have a HUGE hoard of stuff - hence the challenge blog. LOL And I get sick of thinking I need to buy MORE to be published or do DT work or enter a challenge! I want to use this old stuff that is still GOOD stuff! So, hats off to you for getting into the spirit of our challenge! I am proud of you! And best wishes on your CTMH biz! Thanks so much for playing along with us a Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tag and so glad you got a chance to jump in and use some of your hoard too, we all have it you know! So glad you joined us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. ~Diane GDT

Gail said...

Those are beautiful!

Pammejo said...

your tags are amazing, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

These tags are just scrumptious! Love all the inky goodness! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 11!

Jan Marie said...

These are magnificent! Love these tags and that butterfly! Thanks for sharing all of the supplies and details! And, thanks for sharing your hoard with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Marianne this is just stamping at its best. Just love the feminine feel to the tags and a hint of vintage shabby.
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Cely said...

looks so great marianne! :D

psst... you should check out my blog post for today. don't forget to read the bottom. :D