Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Warmest Wishes Tag

Hello, everyone!  I have an update to share with you. The contractors for our insurance repairs have delayed the job until next April!  We've already been waiting since March!  I was very disappointed when I first found out but also relieved that we didn't have to move out of our house (yet!). My mojo has been missing for weeks, so I haven't been doing much crafting, but I plan to get my progressive challenge projects completed early this month, and hopefully my mojo will return soon!

Before I share my creation, I would like to welcome two new followers - Caroline B. and Jade Morrison - thank you for joining me!  If you would like to leave a comment with a link to your blog, I will pop over for a visit.

Today I am sharing a tag!  I have been inspired by Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, specifically Lindsay Amrhein's tag on Day 1. I like the winter scene on her tag.


I was also inspired by Jennifer Grace's Frosty Festivities - Be Inspired challenge. On her November 5 inspiration, Jennifer used digital overlays on a winter scene photo, and here I've used a digital image on my winter scene.  

The cute little Mug Bear is this month's progressive challenge image at Gerda Steiner Designs. Since I participated in Gerda's challenge last month, I received this month's image for free! 

I coloured the bear with Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape.  I die-cut a tag using MFT Stitched Traditional Tag Stax and inked the sky with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks. I added Fran-tage to look like snowfall.  I die-cut the snowy landscapes with Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes and stamped a sentiment from Stampin' Up. I punched a hole using a punch and added American Crafts baker's twine.


I would also like to join the following challenges: A Snowflake's Promise AG Christmas 1/3; Brown Sugar Tag You're It 1/2; Clique Kits November AG 1/3; Craft Rocket November AG 1/3; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Crafting Musketeers Anything but Square 1E; Crafts Galore Encore Use a Stamp or Digi (used both) 1/3; Crafty Catz Winter 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra AG Christmas UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Crop Stop Linky #10 (distress inks sold at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Cupcake Inspirations Tags 1/3; Cut it Up Sweets for my Sweet 1E; Cute Card Thursday Food or Drink UE; Deep Ocean Coffee, Tea or Cocoa UE; Die Cut Divas Warm and Cozy (hot beverage on a cold day makes me feel warm and cozy) 1/4; Digi Designs Tic-Tac-Toe (Die-cut, Digi Image, Hand Colouring) 1/3; Digital Delights AG 1E; DL.ART November AG UE 1/D; Doodle Pantry AIMPDC11 Any Digi 1E; Fresh Brewed Lots of Lattes 1/5; Gerda Steiner November 1E; Incy Wincy Winter Activities (drinking hot beverage to stay warm 1/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; My Whmisical Little World AG 1E; Natalie and Amy's Winter Scenes 1/3; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Papertake Weekly Christmas Critters 1/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty Use 3 of Something (3 snow drifts) 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for tag and snow drifts 1/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids Happy Holidays 4 Kids 1/3; Sweet Stamps November AG UE; The Corrosive Add a Sentiment 1/3; The Outlawz Monday Greeting Keep Me in Stitches 1E; Wags n Whiskers Not a Square 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3


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

76 comments:

Tina Z. said...

wow, soooo cute, I love the bear!

brenda said...

How frustrating to mess you about like that Kitty, you must be well and truly fed up with it all.

Such a sweet tag today especially with the snow coming down.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Kitty. Very frustrating for you but at least you will be in your home for Christmas.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

jimlynn said...

Cute, cute tag and that little bear is adorable!
Sorry about the contractors. That's a long time to have to wait on them but hopefully you'll get it done then.
Lynn

Petra Swart said...

What a cute little bear, Kittie!!!! You've coloured him beautifully and I love how you've done the sky - it looks great!!! What a cute tag!!!
So sorry to hear about the contractors!!!
I'm sure your mojo will be back shortly!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kitty! I hope you have opened the necessary boxes and now you could stay pacefully in your home. April will come quickly :)
I'm happy you have had some time for crafting and this tag is just amazing!! It's very sweet with this cute bear sitting on the snowy landscapes, with his cup of chocolate !! Love so much your inked background with the frantage as snow! This design is very clean and I love it really so much. I would like to learn making things like this one, it's a my goal for the new year :D so thanks for the great inspiration, my sweet friend!!
Hugs and love

Karen Letchworth said...

Such an adorable tag. That little bear is SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us, and for the sweet and encouraging comments you leave. I'm so grateful to have you play along.
Blessings to you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! The bear is so sweet!! The frantage looks so fabulous as snow!! Beautiful tag my friend!! I'm so sorry about the delay...how frustrating. But April will be here before we know it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

I'm sorry to hear that your repairs have been delayed Kitty, it must be very disappointing for you.
Your tag is beautiful, such a cute bear and fabulous background.
Pauline
x

Kuni said...

This is so cute, i love it .
Hugs
Kuni

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

I realy love tedys and youres is great, love the tag especialy the blue background with white snow!!

Debi said...

Adorable Tag. I should do some of those! Love this image from Gerda and today's freebie, too.

Monika Reeck said...

Kittyyy
that teddy is so so cuuutee
I jump to your blog after see at Tracey Link that you are there
yaay so happy you make TAG and maybe card again yaay
you know making card is easier than Card for me
it is small and you can decorated like you want
I make already 5 hehe I love TAGS Kitty
and your scene with that snow under the teddy is so swweeeett
great blue snow flakes behind teddy too
see you on my TAG
I miss your comment Kitty
jump there I have posted some cards to
hugs
Monika

Christina Hor said...

Oh what a sweet little Mug Bear tag Kitty! He looks all so snuggling with that rosy cheeks, scarf and mug! Beautiful winter scene too! I'm sorry to hear your repair is delay. Sometimes plans don't always go as schedule and can be disappointment. Wishing you a better day tomorrow and rest of your week Kitty. Hope you get your creative mojo back because we love seeing your beautiful creations over at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenges group! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week Kitty!

Hugs, Christina
Outlawz Monday-Greetings Challenges, DT
memoriescrafter.blogspot.com, personal blog

Lisa Lynn said...

Love your tag, So glad you didn't have to move....yet. Gives you a chance to blog for the holidays. I colored my bear, just haven't put it together yet. You probably have had too much stress which has affected your mojo, but everyone goes through those streaks. It will come back....be patient and don't beat yourself up.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Such an adorable tag lovely image and scene. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and hope we see you again. Jennifer DT member x

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous tag
take care

Stampsnob. said...

This adorable image should give you pleasure take your mind off repairs etc TFS at Craft Rocket Challenges.........Lis DT

terrie said...

Kitty, your tag is adorable...love it and the image is so cute...it's perfect for your tag.
So sorry to hear about not having the repair done...I can only image what your going through.
My prayers and thoughts are you and Brian...take care....hugs

Annette Allen said...

aww so sorry you have to wait so long. Hang in there and keep praying.
your tag is adorable..

Donna Ellis said...

Your little fuzzy bear is adorable, KT! Beautiful soft colors, yet so vibrant against the white! Really cute! XXOO

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful tag, love the little bear. sorry to hear you have been put on hold again.

Teresa Doyle said...

This is just precious.

Merlina Hadi said...

Oohh this is so cute..
Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge, and good luck.

Hugs,
Merlina

vinita jain said...

How frustrating news! But now you can enjoy your Christmas festival well! And hope your mojo will back because I missed your creativity!
The teddy image is very cute and i love that snow! An adorable tag Kitty, love it!

Arlene said...

Beautiful shading on that cute little bear. Darling.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Adorable tag Kitty! Love that sweet image! I love how you decorated that tag. Great job!

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous, love the creation and gorgeous colours used.
 { aNNie}

Tracey McNeely said...

Adorable! Thank you for joining me at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

marion said...

Lovely colour combo and such a sweet tag. It will be April before you know it :) , sending lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your precious furbabys, Marion

Barb said...

Hi Kitty, so glad to see your mojo has returned. I'm just getting mine back too. What a lovely tag. It's so fresh and bright and snowy. I love the colours and he's such a cutie with his mug of hot chocolate - I'm guessing hehehe.

Sorry to hear about your home work being delayed again. The disruption in Spring will probably be easier to deal with though. Glad you're back with us. Barbxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh dear, that must be so frustrating!! Well your tag is just adorable, I love it. hugs :)

Olga Fink said...

What a beautiful tag Kitty! I love everything about it! very inspiring! and the coloring you did on the cute little bear very nice!
I am sorry to hear about your troubles, and I hope you will get your mojo back because you make great cards!

suzARTe said...

Hang in there Kitty with everything, very trying circumstances for you. For someone who doesn't have much crafting mojo at the moment this tag is so lovely. I love the main image and the layer paper for the snow looks great. Thanks so much for sharing your tag at Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Di said...

Gorgeous tag there Kitty! Such a cute bear :)

And every cloud has a silver lining, this way you won't be away from your own home for Christmas, plus the better weather will be on the way by April!

Hugs

Di xx

*Vicki* said...

Your tag is super adorable!! I love the snowfall and the cute critter too!! ;) Thanks for joining in the fun with us at {Cupcake Inspirations}! Hope you will play again! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT Sweetie

Darnell J Knauss said...

Kitty, you did a brilliant CASE! Your bear is so cute and colored perfectly! You are such an inspiration with your positive attitude about all you've been through with the insurance repairs! Hugs, Darnell

Pia S said...

How cute! The faux stitched ground and frantage snow are favorite elements of mine, but I have a design idea blockage when it comes to making tags. And I need at least 20 in time for Christmas, so thankful for all the inspiration I can get...

Judith said...

Aw how frustrating and disappointing for you Kitty - sending hugs Such a cute tag Kitty - love it! - thank you for playing along at Digital delights this month hugs Judith x

Sheryl said...

Hi Kitty, such a cute little chap on this tag. I love the background too. Thanks for joining in the fun at Natalie and Amy this month.
Hugs Sheryl, DT member xx

Kelly Patricia said...

Ah lovely. Absolutely so cute and festive. Who wouldn't want to receive a tag like that!! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers Challenge ☺ xx

Lisa J said...

This is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing with us in our anything goes challenge. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

Judy said...

Cute card! Seen it over at Word Art Wednesday. :)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a sweet little tag! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up this week for our Sweets for my Sweet challenge!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Donna said...

Your mug bear is colored beautifully, and I like the winter design! I just bought this cute digi today and made a card, looking forward to the monthly challenges!

cm said...

Sorry to hear your reconstruction has been delayed, but on the plus side, it's nice to be settled over the winter. As for your missing mojo? Uh uh...not buying it because this little teddy is absolutely darling! Sweetness, plus! Thank you so much for sharing your furry little gem at Cupcake Inspirations!
~c

Tanja said...

the cute Gerda Steiner Designs bear is so adorable - love the wintery scene you created for your sweet tag - thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

UTs Hobby Time said...

Adorable creation. Love the background. The image looks too cute.

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely cute creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Lillian A said...

What a cute bear, but then again, I'm partial to cute bears! Colored up wonderfully and it makes me smile. I saw your entry on SAS4Kids!!

leighann said...

Adorable tag! Thanks for joining at Clique Kits!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MWLW, good luck!!! Amy DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Indy said...

Oh my this is so cute! Love the scarf and the little mug of coffee! So glad you joined our Tags challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Karen C said...

Aww, how cute! Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
Hugs,
Karen C

Paula Rowson said...

super cute tag x thank you for joining us at Crafting Musketeers
Paula Dt

hoptownracer1 said...

Adorable tag! I love the blue of the sky background and the embossed snow! And your bear looks so sweet! Enjoyed seeing what you've made for challenges; you make such pretty cards! :)

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable!! Love your tag. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.

Aurora Aurelia said...

Super cute tag.. Thank you for joining our 21st challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog.. Hope to see you again on our next challenges.. And good luck at the draw.. ;)

hugs,
~RoRa

Anna said...

This is so cute.... love it!!!!!! Thank you for playing along in the Craft your passion challenge this week!
Anna Dt

Billie A said...

Darling tag and great background. the bear is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

kim @thisthatandthewholekaboodle.com said...

your tag is adorable. You did an amazing job!!!

Nicky G said...

Fab card, cute bear. Thanks for entering the My Whimsical Little World Challenge. Good Luck.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable tag! Such a cute background! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
My Blog!

Migdalia said...

Total cuteness! I absolutely love this !!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Kim Kutie said...

Cute tag. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

Andree said...

A delightful tag and a super cute image.
Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge “Use a Stamp or Digi on your Project” and good luck x

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

How adorable is this little tag?!? I love the sweet image, the beautiful embossed snow and the rolling hills of snow beneath his feet. Everything about this makes me smile!

Thank you for playing along with us this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

Renee Butchart said...

Your tag is adorable! Thanks for joining us at the MWLW Challenge Blog & hope you will be back again next month.
Hugs, Renee MWLW DT

Wendy said...

Adorable tag.....Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi designs challenge.
Wendy xx

Candace Perkins said...

Cute tag! I love the stitching! Thanks for joining us over at Clique Kits anything goes challenge!

Donna Espiritu said...

Such a cute tag! Thank you for joining the Clique Kits challenge

Marie Richardson said...

Gorgeous creation thanks for sharing with us over at My Whimsical Little World this month. Good with the challenge.
Hugs
Marie DT
Xxxx

Melissa Vining said...

Your tag is so super cute! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Totally adorable tag. I love that little bear. Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits this month.

Jennifer Grace said...

What a cute and cuddly bear that is! You colouring looks perfect and the tag is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in with Frosty Festivities 2015! x