Tuesday 27 November 2012

Anything Goes Challenge #81 - Tags

Hello fellow bloggers, time for another challenge at Anything Goes and this one is all about Tags.

My DT contribution is an 8 x 8 anniversary card I made for my hubby as it was our anniversary was last week.

We usually go away on our anniversary but this year he couldn't get away from work so I used these Chocolate Baroque stamps to remind him of our favourite anniversary holiday (to date). For our second anniversary we went to Venice and it is such a beautiful place, we stayed in a very old, very elegant hotel with its own private water taxi service and we went on a gondola with a heart shaped seat. So romantic!

Doesn't this time of year make it difficult to take photos - the light is dreadful, mind you I think my camera doesn't help, its quite old now so perhaps for Christmas.............?

As the champagne and glasses stamp is distressed I carried this through the rest of the card and  tore or used a craft knife to distress the edges and the Venetian view was coloured with DIs. I used a script stamp for the background stamping it with perfect medium and embossing with clear embossing powder for a resist effect. This was then inked with mustard seed and the edges with vintage photo using a blending tool.

The two tags were also coloured with mustard seed and stamped with the Love from Chocolate Baroque and the Stampers Anonymous Capture the Moment (which seemed to be very appropriate for this card!). All the edges of the tags, mats and images were inked with vintage photo to pull everything together and add to the vintage look. Some bakers twine was wrapped aroung the base layers and tied to the tags and to complete the TH Love ticket and an anchor were added.

My hubby loved the card and he really does 'get' the whole vintage, shabby, grungy look which does make it easy to make cards for him!

All the items used can be purchased from The Craft Den owned by the lovely Lynn who sponsors our challenge blog.

I hope you like it and I am entering it into the following challenges: Sunday Stamper -Vintage Always Anything Goes A Project with Heart Vintage shabby chic Anything Goes excluding Christmas Not too shabby


  1. Tis gorgeousness indeedily, love all the layers and elements you included... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Great card, I'm sure your husband loved it. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. Thank you for your entry, but we are an altered art challenge blog and we do not accept card, tags and scrapbook pages.
    I have to say your card is simply gorgeous and I just love it.
    We do have a sister challenge blog over at
    if you would like to take a look.

  4. This is gorgeous,love the designand fab

  5. Beautiful card Joanie. Hugs Rita xx

  6. Beautiful card, love the colours T'hanks for joining the drunken stamper for the not too Shabby challenge

  7. Gorgeous card Joanie,love the colours and design..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. what a beautiful creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. I saw your card on MIM. Wonderful details and colors. Very nicely done.

  10. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us this week for the "not too shabby" challenge on Drunken Stampers!

  11. I can see why your hubby loved the card, it is really beautiful, love that image of Venice, brings back lots of lovely memories... A x

  12. Lovely card! Thanks for participating in our DRUNKEN STAMPERS challenge!!


  13. Wow, love the golden, glowing colours - what a lovely celebration of holidays past! Love how you've incorporated the little tags into the card. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Alison x

  14. wonderful golden colours and fab make
    trace x