Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cardinal on Branch Tag

Hello, everybody!  I'm back tonight with a tag!  Am I the only one who gets inspired by challenges?  I just can't help myself!  Today I got creative after being inspired by 2 of them!  First there's the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist event over at Ellen Hutson's The Classroom.  I really like Kittie Caracciolo's style, and her tag on Day 3 spoke to me.  I didn't have the window die, but I decided to make a tag of a view you might see if you looked out a window.  

The second inspiration came from a beautiful colour-inspiration photo over at My Creative Time (see below).  The rich colours inspired me to join in their designer challenge.  This is the first time I've played over there!  

I used My Creative Time's Tag Die Layers to make two tags from vintage-themed patterned paper and I affixed them together at an angle.  The cardinal is from K and Company and is perched on a pine branch from Impression Obsession.  I added two strips of die-cut rikrak, also from the Tag Die Layers set, and some lace from Kaisercraft.  The red polka-dot ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, and the gold ribbon and twine are from my stash.  Here's the gorgeous colour-inspiration photo I mentioned earlier.

And of course my elf Eli wanted to get in on the action so he hopped into the photo just as I was finishing up.  Now I can link up over at DL.ART's Second Annual Elf Antics Linky Party.

I would like to support these fun challenges as well:
A Gem of a Challenge AG Christmas UE
Country View Nostalgic Christmas UE 
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas UE
Crafting by Designs AG for Christmas UE
Crafting for All Seasons Anything Christmas but a Card 2/3
Crafty Boots Christmas UE
Crafty Creations Something to Die For 2/2
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Urgently Needed Christmas Creations UE
Dragonfly Dreams Vintage (vintage-themed patterned paper) UE
Eclectic Ellapu Vintage Christmas (vintage-themed patterned paper) UE
Eclectic Ellapu Christmas But Not a Card UE
Fab n Funky Christmas 2/
Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (used scraps for all die-cuts) 2/3
Holly Jolly Christmas AG 3/3 cards and 3/3 non-cards (6 total)
Just Inspirational Anything with Wings 2/3
Let's Craft and Create Christmas UE
Little Red Wagon Things with Wings UE
Loves Rubberstamps Winter or Christmas UE
My Time to Craft Make a Scene 2/?
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Pile it On AG Christmas/Holidays UE
Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for all die cuts 2/3
Really Reasonable Ribbon Tags, Tags, Tags with Ribbon or Trim 4/6
Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Happy Holidays UE
Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Tag, You're It UE
The Craft Garden Christmas UE
UnstampaBelles Summer Fun
We Do  Doobadoo Festive Spirit 2/2

Thank you for looking at my tag!  Wishing you a joyful day!


MaryH said...

I love Kitty C's style too. She's amazing in her creative use with all these dies. I love what you've done with the inspiration and using the K&Co. cardinal too. He looks very pretty perched on the die branches (I'm prejudiced because I LOVE cardinals!). the way you've added the ricrac over the delicate lace is just another interesting detail that provided a lot of texture to your beautiful tag. Well done! TFS & Merry Christmas - hugs

Becca Cruger said...

Oh I love this, Kitty! My father's favorite bird is the cardinal and this made me think of him. Thank you for your kindness in voting for me at Muse. Sending you big hugs!

Brenda said...

Your tag is fabulous Kitty! I love My Creative Time products and looks like you do too. lol You have the rich colors so perfect from the inspiration photo over at MCT, you will be happy you played along there! I play along sometimes, depending on if I have the time and remember. That cardinal is gorgeous by the way. Sorry I'm missed so much on your blog lately, I've glanced around and I'm in awe at all your beautiful and fun things you have made. Love your twin elfs too! How fun!! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Hugs, Brenda

jimlynn said...

Kitty, love this pretty tag! The cardinal sticker is so beautiful and LOVE the dies you used on this. Great design.

terrie said...

Your tag has a vintage feel to it and it turned out really nice...
Can't go wrong when using a beautiful bird like the Cardinal.
Good Luck in your challenges...
Well done Kitty

Susan Hogan said...

What a great tag for Christmas AND I learnt something new - we have Cardinals in Australia, and all this time I was assuming they were a Northern Hemisphere bird. I love learning new stuff plus now I can use them in my work as well - I avoided it for so long thinking is was not really an Aust. thing. Thanks for entering this in Unstampabelles.

brenda said...

Fab tag Kitty, don't the make present that extra bit special.

B x

Chana Malkah said...

Lovely tag! Beautiful use of the traditional X-mas colors and classic design! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lovely Christmas tag design. So timeless. Thanks so much for joining in our 'Christmas' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Bad Kitty said...

Lovely tag

marion said...

cute as always, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely tag and image and these colours are just gorgeous. xx
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Gail said...

Karen - just beautiful! I love love this tag - Cardinals are my mom's favorite bird!

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is a little work of art. So beautiful. I love the colour and texture. The cardinal is sweet.
Hugs & smiles,

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The cardinal is beautiful and I love the branch it's perched on!! What a fabulous tag, Kitty!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Kitty.

Cassandra said...

What a beautiful tag! Thanks for joining us in the MCT ~ Designer Challenge. :)

Mrs A. said...

He is so photogenic. Hugs Mrs A. (Elf Boss )

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great tag, lovely colourful image and the lace and ric rac look fab. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Barb said...

Wonderful tag and gorgeous bird. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Creations Challenge. Barb

mum of two said...

How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable tag Kitty! Love the cardinal and the paper lace details!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous tag Kitty, your cardinal is fabulous and I love the rich colours.

Dana Joy said...

Such a great project. Thanks so much for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so pretty. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Marcy said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for joining the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week!

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Lovely tag thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Great tag thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

Di said...

Gorgeous tag Kitty! We don't have Red Cardinals over here, they're so beautiful though.


Di xx

Carol S. said...

Sweet tag. Thanks for joining us at CFAS challenge. Carol S. DT

scrappymo! said...

This tag is so pretty. The bough is the size and shape of it.

Have a couplel eft of those same K and Co cardinals too.. I love them too!


Donna said...

So many cute creations I've missed, had fun catching up today, cute redbird tag, like the scenery card in green, the elves in the seatbelt is way too cute. Hope all is well with you. Take care, Donna

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - this looks so real - especially the branch! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

D- said...

Thanks for sharing BEAUTIFUL tag.
Crafty hugs,

Sarn said...

Fantastic tag. Simply wonderful xxx

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing ALL of your wonderful projects and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Bonnie Garby said...

Great tag! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Heather said...

Cute tag! Thank you for joining us at RRR!!

Mandy said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous Kitty. The Cardinal is lovely and I love the warm colours.
Mandy xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Kitty :-) the Cardinal is lovely and the colours and details are fabulous :-)

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :-) xxx

Lols x x x

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

Lori said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Have a wonderful Christmas!

LauraEva said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us over at the HIMCR blog this week!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with more of your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous, I love it, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo, Good Luck & Merry Christmas.
Kevin xx

Monika Reeck said...

Kitty that Cardinal colored so great and lovely element too on your Tag...adorable TAG so festive and beautiful....agree with all comment ...Gorgeous made :) hugs, Monika

Carol said...

Your tag is gorgeous Kitty. Thank you for joining the Pink Team again at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x

jessica said...

Your tag is just gorgeous!!!!!! Love your take on the MCT inspiration picture!
Thanks for sharing and playing along in the My Creative Time Designers Challenge!
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Laurian said...

Gosh you're so productive! Another beauty!!
Thanks for playing at Dragonfly Dreams, see you soon!


Owner Dragonfly Dreams

Shylaashree said...

beautiful tag. Thank you for playing along with Unstampabelles Challenges.
Good luck
DT Shylaa

butterfly said...

What a great tag - the cardinal is so festive. Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x

Carol said...

Your tag is gorgeous Kitty...and Eli is so cute. Happy New Year to you and thanks for joining us this Christmas at CFAS. Carol DT x

Carol said...

Just popped back to say thanks for joining the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu this month too. Carol DT x