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November 10, 2017

TAG Time I

Hello, Stamplings!

Happy FriYAY!! Once again our hair is all mussed up from the whooshing this week did as it flew by us!

We are all enjoying the many tags that are flooding the galleries across Blogland right now. We all need them for our holiday gifting and every year the designs just get better and better!

I won a challenge at Tag You're It! a few weeks ago, so I have the honor of being the current Guest Designer. The challenge is to CASE the Featured Artist or use his or her tag design to inspire you to create a design of your own.

This challenge's Featured Artist is my very talented friend, Hazel Kinvig-Paul (My Card Attic). Hazel has designed a baby gift tag for us, which I was happy about because I happen to need a baby girl gift tag. (Babies, like our twin grandsons, have a way of arriving even during the holidays!)

Here's my inspiration for you:
It was overcast all day so the photo doesn't reflect the true colors of my tag which is flustruating. I know you can imagine it matching up better in real life because if anyone has a great imagination, it's you!!

Here is Hazel's darling tag:
How will you be inspired? You can create a tag for any type of gift as long as we can see how you were inspired by Hazel's precious design! I hope to see you there.
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Twofer.

Next up is a holiday tag:
Again, sorry for the poor lighting. In person, this tag is pure gloshiness from one end to the other! The paper is glossy, and both the stamped mistletoe and the sediment are heat-embossed to make them beautifully glossy. Both stamped elements are from CAS-ual Friday's cute "Merry Kiss-mas" set.

I didn't have any solid red twine so I took my cream-colored twine and colored it using a red ink cube. I let it dry overnight and wallah!

I am playing in Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event, pacifically Day Three where the guest designers are from CAS-ual Fridays. I was inspired by Shona Chambers sweet mistletoe tag.
And since it fits these challenges, I'm also linking my tag to:
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I have a few more tags to make and then sleighfuls of cards! Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy!  LITS!* 

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67 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

Fantastic baby tag, Darnell! Thanks so much for being our guest designer and sharing this inspired tag! Wonderful Christmas tag too, makes me realize I've got to get moving on my Christmas tags!

Brenda in IN said...

You are so right about the time flying by. How is adding the extra month coming? The baby tag is adorable and that mistletoe tag is so fun and cheerful. I love how you colored the twine. Perfect!

Kath said...

Fabulous tags, especially your lovely Christmas tag.
Kath x

Donna said...

Your baby tag is just as sweet as can be and like the Christmas tag with all the sparkle!

Viv said...

Super baby tag Dee and I love the Christmas one too.Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting ;) hugs Vee xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a sweet tag for the baby one Darnell! An improvement on the original! The second one is beautifully CAS and I LOVE the platinum embossing and pops of red! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Love the tags, especially the Meet Me Under The Mistletoe.

Hope you've had a fab Friday. Sue

Sarah said...

These are totally gorgeous Darnell, such a cute baby tag and the Christmas one is a great shape xx

conil said...

Both of these tags are wonderful. I knew when you got the Guest Design gig at Tag Your It! you'd come up with something fabulous and, oh boy, did you ever. So dang adorable. And you CASE of Shona's tag is equally fabulous...you really put on your creative panties for these two.

Sheila H said...

Your tags are darling! I should make more tags.

Barb said...

Congratulations on your recent win Darnell. The baby tag is gorgeous. Loving your Christmas tag and what a great sentiment ... Barbxx

Sandra H said...

Awww these are super cute! congratulations on your win Darnell and being their guest Dp you will do them proud sending lots of love x

Karen Letchworth said...

Cute Christmas tag, Darnell.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

Leslie Miller said...

Your tags are both absolutely darling! I don't know why I didn't think to make a tag rather than a whole card for a baby gift yesterday. Sheesh! Your twine came out unbelievably perfectly red. I never would have guessed. Love the glosh and embossing and those holly berry sprinkles.

donna mikasa said...

Tagalicious! LOVE your tags, Darnell--each one is a mini masterpiece!

!neke said...

Great tags !!!!
Love the Holiday tag !!!!

Ineke XX

Loll said...

Two adorable tags, Dolly. Love that sweet baby tag with carriage. Great take on Hazel's darling tag! And I love the CAS design of your Christmas tag. The silver and red just shine. Thanks for joining my tag event! Lolly xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Darnell your baby card is just darling, beautifully designed and coloured. Absolutely love your Christmas tag, the colours are wonderful and love the sentiment, Kate x

designbydonna said...

Not just this week that whooshed by but can you get your head around the idea of Nov. 10 already?
Anyway, your baby girl tag is so sweet. And love the glossiness of the mistletoe.

Jerrie said...

Fantastic tags Darnell! I adore your baby carriage tag. I love the meet under the mistletoe tag too. I dug my mistletoe out last night and now I need to get my lips ready!!

Shelly said...

These are sooo sweet!!

JD/ Jill said...

Wonderful tags and grats on your win!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that baby tag and design. So darling. And, the Christmas tag is so festive and wonderful as well.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great design, Darnell. And as always an amazing and funny sentiment. I love the silver embossing glow, so beautifully highlights this sweet twig of the mistletoe. Your coloring is so beautiful. Red, white, silver and green elements - the peak of festive elegance.
And your kids tag ... touching and delightful. As sweet as this little girl for whom he was born.
Hugs and kisses,
BozenA

Kathleen said...

Two absolutely gorgeous tags Darnell, great images, colours and design.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, how cute and sweet is your baby tag!! And so inspiring! Congrats for your (so well deserved) GD!! Also the mistletoe one looks delicious, lovethe tiny foliage and the little red drops!
Have a fab weekend!

Nora N. said...

What a great baby tag!! Love the double layer. Your Xmas tag is so pretty with the gold. Fabulous design!

Pat said...

I love your cute baby tag Darnell and I adore the under layer with the safety pins, and a great CASEing of Hazel's pretty tag, and the Christmas one with the mistletoe and lovely sentiment looks greast, the dotty pattern and the coloured to match twine look great too. x

Liz said...

Two super tags, Darnell. I especially love the Christmas one, what a great sentiment! xx

oldpunca said...

Oh my, what a wonderful tags you've created, dear Darnell! I can imagine the colours by the baby tag. :-) The shiny tag with the mistletoe is so festive. I just love it :-)
Have a great weekend!
Sonja

Bonnie said...

Wow, twofer gorgeous tags, my friend! Love the sweet baby girl tag! The background tag is adorable with the sweet diaper pins! Does the younger generation even know what they are? And I love, love, love your mistletoe with all it's glossy goodness and fantastic sentiment!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty tags. Love the baby tag.

nancy littrell said...

Your baby tag and Hazel's are just adorable, Darnell. Love your tag for Loll's tag event too. I can see a lot of glossy goodness on my computer:-) Love it! TFS my friend. Hugs

Happy Dance said...

Darling baby tag, dear friend. I love that baby buggy, and I'm sure that the mommy will love it, and the whole tag too! The double tag is a wonderful idea, and I love the ribbons you've chosen for this as well. I've colored twine once or twice, but yours turned out beautifully red. I do love all the shine you've put on this Christmas tag; it's tres, tres, festive! I'll have another tag, hopefully tomorrow...you're right, it is the season for tags! Miss you and sending warm hugs. Bev

Christine Alexander said...

I love both tags, one is so adorable and the other CAS perfection with your mistletoe madness :)

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful tags Darnell! Love them both!

Susan said...

Two great tags - especially the Christmas one. Love the simplicity of it and the wonderful gold embossed mistletoe with its traditional Christmas colours added to it.

frommycraftroom said...

Such gorgeous baby tags (both yours and Hazels).
Love the christmas tag to. Thanks for reminding me to colour the twine - funny how we forget things like that.

Lisa Elton said...

Hi Darnell! Trying to play catch up after being down with a cold. I've missed lots of pretty things here, like this pair of tags! Your cards all done up with the fancy gold embossing are so very elegant and I like the cards you made for Dawn. Hope to get back on track with my visits since I love popping in here! MWAH...a germless one of course ;)

Nancy Stislow said...

I love both your tags, Darnell, particularly your wonderful, shiny Christmas tag! I love your clean and classy design on this! Beautifully done!

Greta said...

I loved Shona's tag, too & yours is stunning, Darnell! Congrats on the win--great use of Hazel's inspiration for your sweet baby tag!

TK said...

Baby tag is just sweet as it can be, but I know it can be frustrating when lighting doesn't work out well! It's still very sweet! And your holiday tag is just scrumptious! All that white, glistening gold and brilliant red -- speaking of brilliant, inking your thread :o)

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Gorgeous tags, Darnell! I struggle with lighting in every single shot I take, somehow nothing ever works out!! But yours look amazing, right lighting or not! :)
hugs, Ashwini

Cat Craig said...

Lovely tags Darnell. They will add the crowning touch to any giftie.

Redanne said...

Aww, the baby tag is just so sweet, I can only say I wish my photos came out as beautifully as yours, even in poor light!! Your Christmas tag is gorgeous, I can see some of the gloss and the embossing is wonderful!! Big hugs, Annie xxx

Cara said...

Two gorgeous tags, but I have to confess that I love the second one best. All that yummy glossiness x

Karen Knott said...

Wonderful tags, love the baby one but the second one is my favourite and your coloured twine is fab !
Hugs Kaz xx

KandA said...

Hi Darnell, just popping by to try and catch up a bit. Loving both of your tags, but not the reminder that I'm totally tag-less. Maybe I'll go very CAS this year and just write names on bits of paper, ha ha!!! xx

Carol L said...

Two great tags today, and I'd be hard-pressed to choose a favorite! Time always goes much faster this time of year for some reason..........sigh. Hang in there, it will soon be over for another year and we can work on those valentines :)

Bunny said...

Wonderful tags. I especially like the sentiment on the Christmas tag. That is so cute.
[Bunny]

Linda said...

Two fabulous tags, Darnell. The little baby buggy is so precious. And the Mistletoe is so pretty.

Gerrina said...

Such a great design that babytag! And love the christmas one aswell; the sentiment in red looks so good! Enjoy the weekend!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the win and for guest designing. What a cute baby tag and love the double tag idea. Such a beautiful and elegant second tag, just adore it x

OH Babs said...

Two fun tags. The baby girl tag is the cutest. Isn't it fun to do girl things?

Beverly S. said...

Love you cute mistletoe tag! Doing it on glossy paper I'm sure is very pretty in person. :)

Anita in France said...

Such a sweet baby tag, Darnell, with such cute (and fabulous) detailing ... and a delicious glossy, mistletoe-y delight, all bright and festive and CASilicious! Congratulations on your GD spot with TYI! LYAMYMAWYAHS! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Your double baby tag is so sweet, Darnell, with the diaper pin paper. I love the mistletoe tag and all it's glossines. I too was inspired by Shona's card but with a different CF stamp set. They must have two mistletoe sets.

Fikreta said...

Wonderful tags!
Have a great day
Hugs

Cheryl W. said...

Awwww - two sweet-looking tags. Love them both! I will be needing a baby girl gift tag soon, too, so thanks for the inspiration!

Helen F. said...

What a sweet Baby gift tag you created, Darnell. The carriage die is adorable. The Christmas tag is so fun too :-)

sandie said...

I am not a tag person, find it hard to get all the cards done, so tags are behond me! However yours are cuties. I have that CAS-ual Friday set and had forgotten it=you have worked wonders with it x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Adorable tags, Darnell xoxo

Craftychris said...

The baby tag is sooooo sweet and I can imagine the lovely glossiness on the gorgeous Christmas tag! Congratulations on being Guest Designer too! Hugs xxx

Karen D. said...

super sweet tag...clean and pretty and fresh looking
xx Karen

scrappymo! said...

The first is so very sweet and so adorable. The second is beautiful. Love the embossing.
I feel behind the mark as I have not made a single tag. Perhaps that is a great New Years goal...to make more tags to match my cards...whenever I know the crd will accompany a gift.

Ina G said...

Gorgeous baby tags Darnell. I absolutely love your Christmas Tag. Striking in it's simplicity. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS for our Christmas Challenge.

Sharron said...

Sweet baby card--love the buggy! And what an adorable mistletoe tag--wonderful clean design and wonderful sentiment!