Thursday, 30 July 2015

Therefore and Because

Hello.  Welcome.  The end of the month looms.  Again.  Where does the time go??  Wizz, another month older.   A couple of days ago I got some new fun dies from Cheery Lynn.  Have you seen their wordy beasts??  Well, that's what I'm calling them.  They call them general designs!!  Boring!!!!  Definitely need a Wordy Beasts category.  OK, so I had the elephant and the hippo and then they go and release more lovely animals so I hit the credit card with a large stick and it coughed up enough for a pig, a cow and a kangaroo.  Yippeeee.  Say hi to Penny the Pig

Fun or what!?  It's been ages since I made a tag so I made a tag.  I used the Stamplorations sketch.  I started with some Prima paper and fancy cut the top using Spellbinders Label 20 set.  I used Stamplorations Retro Circle stencil and VersaMagic Pink Petunia.  

The ripped layers are Whatman filter paper, coloured with very dilute Brusho's, stamped with Worn Lipstick distress ink and the newsprint stamp from Stamplorations Live Love Laugh set.  I added VersaMagic Pink Petunia and Gingerbread to the edges and distressed them.  The live and love are from the same Stamplorations set stamped in Colourbox Black Cherry.  The pig was cut from MME patterned paper and coloured with distress inks.  

I added some sequins, a brad and some strange string stuff. 

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 195 - Anything Goes
Stamplorations Sketch Challenge 36 
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Tags
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - No Ordinary Paper  laboratory filter paper
Stamplorations July Mixed Media Challenge 
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 
Stamplorations July Challenge - Stamps and Distressing 

Thanks for visiting.  Take care.  Hugz 


  1. Cute tag! Perfect pinks. Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs.

  2. Wordy Beasts, indeed, Gail, I can see you are enjoying them. Your piggy is adorable and makes a great tag. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  3. Haha Penny the Pig is pretty fun! Love your fun vibrant tag! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge. Cheers, Nicole

  4. So fun and cute! Love him, cool background and colors. Thanks so much for playing at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!~kim

  5. Like your name for the dies, so much more appealing than general!
    Thanks for sharing your piggy tag with us at STAMPlorations. :)

  6. Hi Penny the Big, you sure look like a one happy biggy. Loving the tag your are on. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations July challenge, hope to see you joining us again. And thank you for the fun post, got smile to my face too.

  7. Such a fun tag and love the googly eye. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  8. He's put a big smile on my face - such fun!
    Alison xx

  9. I love the google eyes and such cute tag Gail. Love the distressing and pretty layers. Good job on the stenciling, lovely background. Thank you for entering STAMPlorations July Mixed Media Challenge. I hope to see you again in this month's challenge. Have a nice day Gail :)
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media DT
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