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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

I ♥ ProMarkers DT Post - Anything But a Card


Sorry I was too late on the go last night to schedule my post for this morning - I only finished my tag and got it on the challenge blog around 1am :(  Work is still a bit mad and I'm still on my own, that's almost 6 weeks now.  There is light at the end of the tunnel though, just as well as I'm coming home drained every evening and as usual crafting is the first thing that suffers.  Unfortunately it's not as essential as looking after my family and sleeping (please note I don't really count housework as an essential apart from keeping up with the washing and keeping the bathroom and kitchen clean, the hoovering and dusting and ironing can wait!!!)

So back to my tag... Our theme this week at  I ♥ ProMarkers is 'Anything But A Card' and we are sponsored by the fab

As time was against me I decided to make a tag for the challenge rather than anything more complex.  I love making tags as I find working with a small blank space to fill easier than a large one (note to self maybe give ATC's a go!).  I decided on a Christmas theme and then had a rummage through my rubber stamps to find a suitable image that would fit on the tag.  In the end I picked Poinsettia Girl by Sugar Nellie and coloured her with Promarkers.

The coloured tag is by Papermania and I used an X-cut die to make snowflakes out of newsprint paper from Stampin' Up for the background, adding some little buttons to the snowflakes.  The '25' stamp is by Paula Pasqual and the sentiment stamp is from a Lucy Cromwell set that was a magazine freebie, both were stamped on kraft card and I used an X-cut mini die to cut the label shape.  I've added some gingham star trim from Hobbycraft, ribbons and a charm to finish my tag.  

Thanks for stopping by and I will try to catch up with all your blogs in the near future.

Shona xx

I would like to enter my tag into the following challenge:


  1. Beautiful, a gorgeous image. I love making tags too......if you ever fancy a tag swap let me know!
    hugs Jo x

  2. Hi Shona this is so beautiful, love the image and colours. Take care of yourself, Kate x

  3. For me it's the opposite, it's easier to play with more space. I recently made my first ever ATC, quite fun. Your tag is so cute and detailed!

  4. Shona, your tag is lovely. I love that Sugar Nellie image and you have coloured her beautifully. Thank you for joining in the fun with us this time at The Sugar Bowl.

  5. This is gorgeous, I love the image and beautiful colours.
    Thank you for taking part in the Sugar Bowl Challenge this month.
    Sue xx