Valentine Tag

What a gorgeous winter day here in Nova Scotia...the sun is shining after three weeks of wind and rain storms, and there is now just enough snow to make it crispy underfoot. A friend and I went to Fargo Cat Designs shop this morning to pick up my new Tim Holtz "Odds & Ends" ticket stamps, and I also bought a TH Distress Ink "Spun Sugar" and a couple of Copic markers. Late christmas gift to me! LOL. Hubby took out Penny for her walk, so I headed to my craft room with a cup of tea.

Last night I was putting away my christmas paper and stamps, and getting out the valentine ones which is the next card making "holiday".  I decided to use this challenge to make a valentine tag with TH Spun Sugar, Barn Door, and Brick Red inks. The directions for Scribble, Stain Distress are on page 34 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities book. I tried to "scribble" a heart background, but once misted, it's hard to see the design- except for one small heart near the flourish on the upper right of the tag. The ticket is embossed in Detail Black EP and sponged with Spun Sugar. The lace border stamp is by KaiserCraft "Tea at Elsies". Love definition and heart are from TH "Love Struck" collection. Scraps of ribbon, lace and fibres, along with a heart locket & heart wire clip completes the tag.

Happy New Year everyone!  It's lobster for us tonight at a friend's cottage on the shore. Yum!

December 31/10

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #25 - Scribble, Stain Distress

If the shoe Fits Blogspot Challenge #60 - Colour Red

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #15 - Something new and Ribbon (Tim Holtz "Odds & Ends" Ticket Stamps)

Sew Many Cards Challenge #38- New Things (Tim Holtz "Odds & Ends" Ticket Stamps)

Stampin B's Challenge #91 - Celebration (Valentine's Day tag)


  1. BEAUTIFUL Tag, Sharon!!

    Enjoy your lobster :) Happy New Year!!

  2. Valentines...already! Yikes!! Very nice colors, your scribble came out great! Happy News Years!

  3. Very pretty! I love all of your cards on your blog. Lobster, sounds yummy! I just got back from having jumbo shrimp, salad, fresh crusty bread, green beans, and twice-baked potato and champagne. Delicious!

  4. sweet Valentine card Sharon.
    You can indeed hardly see the scribbles but you do have an interesting background. I like the lace stamp you used.

    You will have a lot of fun with this ticket stamps ! Especially the empty one : you can write whatever you want in it. I made some quote stamps myself in Dutch and I use this one very very often.

    greetings from belgium

  5. Beautiful tag love how the BG turned out . Glad you finally got the Odds and Ends set after waiting so long . Happy New Year --hope you enjoyed those lobsters --we had them too .

  6. Oh, this is gorgeous, Sharon! The scribble stain distress is perfect for this sweet valentine. Every little detail is just right, from the stamping to the laced to the heart-shaped clip holding the ticket. Great, great job!

    Happy new year to you, too! I'm so glad you joined us at the CCC, and hope you'll be back for Challenge 26!

  7. Very pretty for Valentine's Day. Love the sweet hearts and pretty lace. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's this week.

  8. Great Valentine's tag! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  9. It is so pretty!!Thanks for sharing with us at SMC. Good Luck!!

  10. Great use of the scribble technique! Beautiful tag! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  11. Oh what a fun tag!! I so love the wonderful fibers you used!! Thanks so much for playing in the RRR challenge!!

    RRR DT