Monday, 14 November 2011

CAS-ual Fridays " Tag your It "

Just a short post today as I am getting ready once again to go back to London to visit my friend Dolly and her family. I am in the midst of making Christmas cards and Thank you cards and my desk is heaving under the weight of all things festive. As it is my first Christmas since the craft bug bit me I feel it is only right and proper to be making my own this year !

Anyway the card that I am sharing with you has nothing to do with Christmas . CAS-_ual Fridays is a challenge site that I have been following for awhile and I must say I think the DT are fabulous they always have great Challenges and their pieces are always so inspirational if not a little daunting, which is why I have not plucked up the courage to enter before now !



Their theme this week is to make a clean and simple tag or project incorporating one.  so here goes .....



I used my new Sizzix/Hero Arts die cutting and stamp set for the flowers, cut an aperture with my Spellbinders circles and the frame is made from foam rubber, also sandwiched between the front and back of the tag is a layer of foam to give depth to the window, what a shame you cant see it  ( I mean the depth it gives not the rubber )



In my desperate attempt to show the depth of the window but failing miserably a close up !


The tag can be removed from the card here is a little piccie of the back




Now aren't you glad I shared that with you !!!  so exciting eh !!!

I feel a little mean as I am only showing one card, my loyal followers will know that I usually share at least three so you all got off lightly this time !!!.

Why not pop over to CAS-ual Froidays to see what the the amazing DT have come up with and there are already so many fabulous entries .

                                                          Get Creative Winners 


On another note the winners have been announced over at Get Creative for the 13 yes 13 challenges that we had running  last month. My particular theme was embossing dry or wet and there were some amazing entries,  it was so hard to choose . I would like to thank every one who participated as we had a record number of entries  but there can only be one winner and that was the lovely Maria from Made by Maz , congratulations Maria. Would love to give a little shout out to  Rena and Maria who although they didn't have any embossing tools whatsoever  came up with some very ingenious projects  well done ladies !


Right off to continue my Christmas cards and visit you all

Take care and have a fabulous week.

Marie

59 comments:

  1. Love your card tag, and the fresh colours. And YES, calm down, you can see the depth!!! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. This is a gorgeous tag Marie. Love the clever window at the front and would never have guessed what it's made from.
    Glad to hear that you got your parcel and would love to see something you make from the stamps.
    If you're coming our way be sure to pack the woollies as it's freezing here at the moment!
    Have a lovely trip.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. Such a clean and pretty tag card, Marie. I love your stamp and die set...and the pretty pink and white. Your aperture looks perfect and does give great depth...so stop beating yourself up!! Your card is gorgeous!!:)

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  4. I don't feel slighted in one bit! That tag is amazing!! Love it! I need to try some itty bitty windows like that!

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  5. Καλησπέρα Marie! Πολύ όμορφο είναι!!! Καλό σου ταξίδι εύχομαι και χαιρετισμούς στους φίλους σου κι από εμάς : )

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  6. Just beautiful, cant wait to see you in action....soon one day we will meet LOL LOL
    hugz
    irini

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  7. Hi Marie, caught up at last. The window is a great idea - gives the tag added dimension. I like the embossing plate you've used - can't say I've seen it before - it reminds me of the braille we see occasionally on packaging. Hope you have a safe trip to London. The temperature has dropped quite considerably recently so be sure to pack plenty of layers - you'll need them I think. Elizabeth x

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  8. oh wow its beautiful. LOve the little window and the pretty flowers
    Lisa x

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  9. Υπέροχο!!!μ'αρέσει το καρό!!!!καλή εβδομάδα!!!!

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  10. Hello .... beautiful lady .. the wonderful cards .. beloved .. good job .. then the cards .. good night .. many warm embrace

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  11. Brilliant, Mare! Absolutely brilliant!

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  12. Hi Marie, soooo excited to have won the embossing challenge - thank you! As I can't see blogs in work, there were sparks coming off my shoes to get home!!!

    Such a very beautiful tag! I love the little window with the flowers showing through. You will need your thermals over here, it's soooo cold today! Enjoy your trip! Maria x

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  13. Super beautiful. I love the pink and the pretty flowers and pearls. :)

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  14. Ooh, very pretty and I do like the flower stamp/die. Lovely attention to detail too, I noticed the embossing in the frame matches the back of the tag. Hope the chilly weather's not too much of a shock to the system! Take care. xx

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  15. Marie
    Well done on taking the step and joining, sometimes it can be daunting trying something new but I tell you, you pulled this off and then some. Gorgeous and fresh.
    Safe trip and hope your friend is feeling better at the moment. She is so lucky to have your friendship.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. This is really gorgeous! Love the framed dogwood, so beautiful!

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  17. A beautiful tag, the depth of the window is perfect.

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  18. Beautiful CAS tag/card Marie. Safe journey, x

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  19. Gorgeous tag Marie, hope you will find things a well as possible in London XOXO Zoe

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  20. Μαρία μου σε ευχαριστώ πολύ,είσαι τόσο γλυκιά,πάντα έχεις έναν καλό λόγο να πεις,ίσως γι αυτό και οι δημιουργίες σου είναι τόσο όμορφες και ξεχωριστές,φιλάκια!!!!!

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  21. Where on earth do you get foam rubber, you know I LOVE what you do, but you come up with such ingenious creations, I'm in awe yet again.

    Hope your London trip is not too bad for you and your friend. x

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  22. oh i LOVE your tag! that white foam frame really makes it all "pop"!

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  23. This is really lovely, looks very professional and I love the flowers. Pack plenty of rain gear, not too cold but very damp, dull weather.

    Kath x

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  24. Another triumph Marie :) simply lovely
    Take care
    Von xxx

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  25. Hello Marie! What a beautiful tag! Just love it! Have a wonderful week and a nice trip!

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  26. oh hun this is just brilliant you always come up with the most amazing ideas and this is so so effective,have a safe trip hun and wrap up warm its turned really cold here today take care hugs cherylxxxx

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  27. Hi Marie. Super tag. Lovely ideas yet again Misses. The shaddow shows the depth perfectly. Take care.
    Florence xx

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  28. A really gorgeous Tag Marie. I love it. I have that stamp on a wood mount, but need to investigate die stamp set - how exciting!

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  29. Hi Marie,
    Love the card tag,very creative!
    Have a nice flight and I hope everything goes well for your friends.
    xxx

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  30. Lovin' it, Marie! One is good ... like Valerie says, calm down. You've got lots on your plate at the moment. Really like the look you achieved, the colour, the stamps, the circle, and the DEPTH! It's all good Sweet Marie (as always). Safe journey. Sending love. :o) Donna

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  31. wow this is amazing...I love it..so creative..

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog... :)
    I hope you will stop by again.. Happy Crafting..

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  32. Oh how beautiful, Marie...Have a safe trip and please give Dolly a hug for me.
    XO
    Cindy

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  33. hi dolly,
    love your tag card ,such beautiful colors and those flowers look "wow" in the circle you have created......thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog:)

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  34. Hi Marie - I love your tag card with those two ginghams and the fab aperture (and yes I can see the depth - even without my Turbo Glasses!) Have a safe trip and keep the chin up. Vx

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  35. Wow! Perfect for this challenge! Whatr a simple, yet absolutely beautiful card! Love it to bits!

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  36. Fabulous debossed background! I love it!

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  37. Very clever design Marie and just perfect as always. I'm amazed that you only started making cards this year as your work always looks so professional.
    xx

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  38. mmmm that's a sweet little tag Maria, so glad you plucked up the courage to play..you've nothing to feel daunted about!
    The depth of the layers looks fab but I bet it looks better in real life :)
    Back to your Christmas cards you go...I'm a fine one to talk!!
    Jenny x

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  39. favorite friend of mine .. going through the blog I have a surprise .... kisses

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  40. Wow, so many gorgeous layers and incredible depth! Beautiful. ;)

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  41. What a great tag, the embossing is spectacular of course!

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  42. This is sooo pretty! The embossing adds such awesome texture!

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  43. gorgeous tag. love the texture and soft color.

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  44. Beautiful detail in your card, love the aperture and that the tag can be removed. x

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  45. Lovely tag, the flowers look fab!
    Lindsay xx

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  46. Hi Marie, May only be one to look at but it's worthy of a post all it's own! I love the deep pink and texture, pretty centre too:0) Thank you for your get well wishes, I'm feeling better already, hugs Gay xxx

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  47. What a pretty tag, and I love Pink so. Lucky you going to London! Have a safe trip, and I do hope you have a wonderful time.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  48. Είναι όλα τόσο όμορφα!!! Η κάρτα, το tag!!!Να περάσεις τέλεια στο ταξιδάκι μου και να γυρίσεις με το καλό γρήγορα κοντά μας!!! Φιλιά!!!

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  49. I was so very loved all your ... My lovely lady to spend everything well .. many kisses

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  50. That is awesome! The diecut flowers/stamp duo is amazing!! Love the colors!
    xxDaniella

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  51. Beautiful!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  52. Gorgeous tag card, Dolly!Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  53. Beautiful! I just love how those flowers are tucked into that circle and so eye-catching in the monochrome. So glad you popped in and played along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

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  54. Beautiful tag card! Love the circular window with the flowers peeking out, great color scheme too :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  55. Darling card/tag Marie, Love the embossing. I too am up to my elbows in Christmas right now. My DH said well you can always send store bought cards.... Heaven forbid I'd never hear the end of it from my family and friends! LOL
    hugs Lynn

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  56. Hi Marie, so many gorgeous cards, I didn't know which one to comment first... but this tag was just too cute! I'm into windows lately myself, so I couldn't help notice how cleverly the window is leveraged to highlight the flowers, and I love the way the flowers are peeping out... Great!

    Thank you for all your super-encouraging comments, they mean a lot to me!

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  57. FABULO~US and creative , beautiful

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