Tuesday, May 20, 2008

...but "TAG-varks" just sounds wrong...

hooray, it's may 20th, and you know what THAT means:
caardvarks challenge time!!!

this time is a leeeeeeeetle bit different...
...we're making *TAGS*!

here's what you do:
pick a month and make a tag that sums up something about that month for you.

if you need inspiration, check out the design team's work in the gallery! there's gooooood stuff over there, i tell ya! we were meant to pick a few months each...but some of us got a bit carried away! i had only planned to make 4 or 5, but these babies are addictive and once i started i just could not stop until i had an entire set of 12!

of course by "set" i don't mean that my tags go together or even have much in common. i went really simple for some and REALLLLLLLLY convoluted for others. whatever popped into my head i just went with and had a ball!

since there are so many, i'e decided to break them up into a couple of posts in order to save you from eternal scrolling down...and me from eternal product-listing!

let's start at the beginning then, shall we?

...and i've gone with a general "cold-n-wintery" theme...

(picture of mt. fuji from a travel book; silver cardstock: unknown; rub-on: basic grey; metal snowflake: making memories; snowflake gems & wired ribbon: michaels; other: foam tape, staples)

...a valentine...in the traditional brown & gold color scheme!

(patterned paper: dcwv, k&co, hot off the press; diecut letters: colorbok; chipboard owl: tattered angels; distressed metal heart: unknown; other: staples, ribbon scrap, colorbox ink)


saint patrick's day!

(i seriously considered a "father ted" tag...but was stumped by a lack of usable images!)

(leprechaun and clover illustrations from an old book; patterned paper: reminisce; ribbon: making memories, michaels; month sticker: ki; green glossy cardstock & sequin shamrock: unknown; other: foam tape, colorbox ink)


"april in paris"...and not just because that eiffel tower playing card has been calling to me for MONTHS...though that *did* play a small part, i s'pose...

(page from a french textbook; vintage playing card; cardstock: bazzill; patterned paper: frances meyer, vintage ledger paper; cardstock tab & border sticker & reinfocement: ki; vellum cloud stickers: sticko; brads: creative imaginations, making memories; ribbon: making memories + vintage lace; other: foam tape, colorbox ink, dymo label)


  1. Wow! I LOVE them! I'm gonna try and do this challenge, it sounds like fun!
    That's so funny, coz I was watchin Father Ted the other day, and it made me think of you! although I have to say that it's not really a favourite programme of mine.
    I LOVE pushing daisies and my name is Earl.
    Oh yeah I forgot to tell you( but don't tell anyone!-I have already been called a nerd by my workmates!) That me and Graham went to the Doctor Who exhibition at Earls Court. Had a great time! LOL!
    and the reason that I came here in the first place???!! then got distracted by your lushious tags!
    NOPE!! nerver heard of the beach baby song! sorry!!
    Looking forward to seeing the rest of your tags! xx

  2. Oh, you teaser! I only count 4 tags. That is cruel and unusual punishment. I guess I'll have to hope you will post more in the next couple of days, huh? Where do you find such great images? I love the leprachaun with his feet on the desk, the Eiffel tower, and your "traditional" valentine, complete with skulls!

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  4. damn woman! your cards are so rich and thick and chocolit, that you can't...(ooh, got distracted by the chocolate!) how do you manage to make everything so...awesome?! can we craft? gorgeous!

    beach baby, beach baby there on the sand from july to the end of septemberrrr. surfing was fun, we'd be out in the sun, every daaaaayyyy eeee ayyyy! urph, just commenting on the comment from MPW up there yonder.

  5. Tee hee hee...I saw all 12 @ the 'Varks gallery. I still hope you post them here as large pics :)

  6. Your tags are pure magic ... the big stapled ribbon ... valentine's skulls ... that adorable dozing leprechaun ... French textbook (of course I have one of those lying around) ... tremendous tags!

  7. well isnt this fun!
    i'm specially in love with April in Paris - so pretty and blue!


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