Tuesday, January 7, 2014

IO Blue Challenge


I created this tag to enter in the Impression Obsessions Blue Challenge. I just discovered this challenge and since I recently purchased some Impression Obsessions dies I decided to create a tag. I will say that the IO dies cut very nicely through my Cuttlebug and I am happy with each set I have in my collection. They are thin American Steel dies at a reasonable price.
Here is my Blue Tag
Tim Holtz Bookmark and Tag Die
White Cardstock for Tag
PowderPuff Hawaiian Blue Chalking Ink using a sponge for the sky
Kraft Cardstock to cut the Deer
2 Deer from the IO DIE080-N - Deer Trio
Scraps of blue paper for the birds
2 Birds from the  IO DIE045-F
Scraps of white cardstock to create the snow
I fussy cut the white cardstock and distressed the tops with MS Gray Ink
Blue Tinsel from my MIL stash -she passed at age of 95 in Sept 2013
This is very old tinsel and I am happy to have it to use in crafting
Pop Up tape behind the deer die cuts and the bird die cuts
I would like to share my tag with the following challenges:
Jan 2 - Jan 14 Impression Obsession Blue Challenge UE - must use IO die or and stamp  

Other Challenges Monthly Challenges

Jan 1 - Jan 25 Crafting by Designs ATG UE 
Jan 7 - Jan 31 Ribbon Carousel Love, Birthday, Get Well Or Just Because UE
Dec - January 31 Craft my Life Challenge NO Cards UE

  Weekly Challenges
 Jan 1- Jan 7 Inky Impressions ATG UE 
Jan 5 - Jan 11 Pile it On - Just Because - UE
Jan 6 - Jan 19 Victorine Stamps 3 Layers UE 
Jan 6 - Jan 12 Eureka Stamps blue & bling -tinsel is bling 3E #2
Jan 6 - Jan 12 Love to Create Blue with Bling 3E#2
Jan 6 - Jan 12 Simon Says Blues 5E #2
Jan 6 - Jan 19 Crafty Boots ATG UE 
Jan 6 - Jan 12 Kaboodle Doodles Let It Snow 3E #2
Jan 7 - Jan 13 TTCRD ATG 2E #1 
Jan 7 -Jan 13 Pinspirational Photo Challenge 5E - Using White/blue & winter #2


  1. Cute tag. Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge

  2. Absolutely beautiful, my friend. I always enjoy seeing your sweet creations and it thrills me to have you play along in our challenges when you can You're such a crafty gal, and I'm so blessed to have you in my life.

  3. Very nice tag! It's a lovely scene you've created. Thanks for linking up with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.
    Tracey, DT

  4. Wonderful Tag Gail, Love how you popped the deer for more effect. Thanks for playing with us at Through The Craft Room Door!

  5. Gorgeous tag Gail, lovely design and great colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. Beautiful tag, Gail! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas. ~DT Janis

  7. You find the best challenges! Wearing my {PIN}DT hat to tell you we appreciate you entering our challenge and I love how your tag turned out! Stay warm!

  8. Cute blue tag! Love these dies by IO. Love how you mirrored the birds. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  9. OOO, I love your tag! Such a pretty blue and these deer are so cute!!! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week. Good luck!

  10. This is such a beautiful tag! Love the pretty colors. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  11. Fab work hun love it and ty for playing along at My All Crafts Challenge - Judith DT x

  12. Hi Gail, Fabulous winter image and beautifully done in the blues & bling! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

    Jacki - LTC owner

  13. Great tag.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  14. Lovely Winter tag!
    Thank you for sharing your Blue w/Bling Winter project with us at Love to Create Challenges.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  15. This is my fav color combo: blue + brown. Great tag, so wonderfully made. Thank you for joining our challenge at Pile It On and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  16. So glad you shared your lovely tag at TTCRD! Love how you did the background.

  17. Adorable tag!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  18. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing in our monthly Anything Goes challenge at Crafting By Designs this month. Remember you can play again, hope to see you soon! Mo CBD DT xxx


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