Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tag Tuesday Goes "Cutesy" !

Louise's challenge to us for Tag Tuesday today was "Cutesy".  If you've never joined the challenge before, I can tell you that most of us gals seem to prefer "artistic" and/or "vintage"... so "cutesy" is a bit of a stretch, LOL!!  I hope this counts... I decided to get ready for my daughter's 11th birthday next month.  She is growing out of the "cute" stage, but "Tink" is forever cool, so she is the star of my tag.  The Tinkerbell stamp is from a set called Tink Clear Stamps from Image Tree/EK Success.  I'm not sure whether these stamps are retired or not, but I found them on overstock.com here (they were at a few other places on the web, but Overstock's shipping charges are the lowest I've found).  The "cute" flowers are from a Pink Persimmon stamp set called Flower Greetings that I got as blog candy a while back. (I cut the sentiment out of one of the flowers so that it would have a plain center).  I also used some silhouette stamps from a Close to My Heart set that was a stamp of the month a while back.  Some Webster's Pages trim (not hoardin' it, nope, not me!) and Martha Stewart glitter finish it off.  (I will have that glitter sparkling on my person for the next 4 days, I just know it!)

I also wanted to show you another card I made with Cornish Heritage Farm's Bicycle Life set from the ATC Line, available now at the shop.  This is a fun set that makes me think of summer. The center image panel is ATC-sized, with a border from the Haute Couture set.  You can see a bunch more samples HERE at the gallery.
If you haven't entered already, don't forget about Gingersnap Creations Valentine Giveaway... going on through February 20th.  Thanks for spinning by!

23 comments:

Nancy said...

Jean, your tag is a perfect interpretation of Cutsie-you can't go wrong with a well-known character and the flowers are light-hearted and so pretty. The pom-pom fringe is sophisticated and the perfect accent.
Did I mention that I love this tag...and I'm not usually a fan of the cute!!

Rhonda said...

Your cutsie tag is adorable! And I love your bicycle card, very cool stamp and great twist on the ribbon. Cheers!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Jean, this card is adorable. Your idea of the buttons and ribbon caught my eye - might have to try this idea out on my own cards!! Love the pom pom trim on the tag - very cute. Thank you so much for visiting my Blog - appreciate your comment so very much. Lynne Moncrieff x

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jean, you've done cutsey perfectly here. It's so bright and girly, I just love it. You've done an amazing job with the details, too.

Faye said...

Super gorgeous tag, Jean! I love all the sparkle. I love the downplayed background. I love Tinkerbelle (who doesn't?). Your tag probably qualifies as cutesy but it really looks like a very nice BD tag for a young girl.

Evelyn S. said...

Definitely cutesy....and perfect for an 11-year-old! I think I'm skipping the challenge this week. ;-) Love your Cornish bicycle card....and that ribbon is glorious!

ScrappyPam said...

Oh, your daughter will love this! Wonderful bling and you can never go wrong with Tink! Dare I say it... How cute!!

Shelly Hickox said...

Jean, you have done cute in such a fantastic way! This is absolutely adorable - your daughter will love it. Perfect touches, perfect stamps.

Hels Sheridan said...

Cute tag and LOVE the bicycle card..the ribbon looks FAB x

Linda said...

This is so cute. I love it. I think you did the perfect Cutesy Tag! I also think your card turned out adorable! love the twisted ribbon!

Kris Dickinson said...

Both are wonderful!

Linda64 said...

Beautiful card, specially like your last one. The colours with the ribbon and buttons. Love it.
Hugs

stampqueen said...

Love the Tink tag - very CUTE.
The bicycle card is cool too - love the rich textures.

MrsETaylor said...

Jean, I'm a huge Tink fan, so this one is perfect. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Jean, I love that wide ribbon with the buttons - I've been doing something similar on narrower ribbon, but will have to try the wide stuff! Thanks for the inspiration!

woodandfabric said...

This is a cutesie, that's for sure! It is colorful. Beautiful work! I love the background too!

Sarah said...

Well, Jean, you passed with flying colors! Tink is just adorable and fills the "cutsie" bill.

Shar said...

Sweet tag! I love your newest bicycle card. That ribbon twist is just inspired!

phoebe said...

Adorable tag! I love the background paper and the buttom flowers--very cute!

Tiffany said...

Love your cute tag, the fairy, the flowers, and your background, everything about it is perfect!

Lynifyni said...

Tink sure is the epitome of cute! And you did her proud! Great work! LynnF

Lynn Stevens said...

Well Jean, you hit this one out of the ballpark. Your daughter will Love it!

joy said...

This is adorable! Your daughter will surely love it. Your designs are always just lovely, Jean!