Monday, January 17, 2011

City Crafter Challenge #40

Another week has flown by.  And here I am again doing my post
for City Crafter Challenge Blog.. But before I get started I
just wanted to say Thank You all so much for all the
sweet comments..  It really does make my heart happy!
Thanks again! I really do appreciate it!

So here we are already on week #40 over at CCCB!
Our wonderful leader Kirsty is Hosting this week and she want us
to do a project with handmade flowers..

  So Here is what I came up with!

I know your think another Tag for goodness sakes!  But This is not
just a Tag as you will see!

Of course I had to add some stitching and some yummy seam binding,
I got from Kirsty (Thanks)..  And my little Thanks stamp is from Verve.

So here is my hand made flower.. This is the first time I have made one
like this..  And I must admit it was pretty fun to make..
Yep.. That is glitter again..  Two weeks in a row.. What was I thinking!

So this Tag has an extra little pocket to Tuck in a little gift card..

I made a bunch of these about a year ago and
gave them to the ladies I work with.. I put a little candy bar in
the pocket instead of a gift card!  But a Tea Bag would work
well also!

Here are the die cuts I used to make my flowers..  So that's it!
That's my little project for this week!

 To get all the details on this challenge you can hop on over to

The winner this week will get to be our Guest Designer.

I hope everyone has an awesome week!

Hugs, Linda


Julie said...

Clever!I love it,such a brilliant idea and a beautiful tag,the colours are gorgeous. Looking at the dies,I would never have though that your gorgeous flowerwould have started off like this! Have a great day,Julie x

Deb Hickman said...

What a lovely way to give a gift card,it is so pretty. I love the blue you have used and the flower looks gorgeous,loving the glitter.

Ros said...

Terrific!! I love this beautiful tag ... your flowers is gorgeous and most of all I love the blue!!... and your stitching is brilliant by the way!

Catherine said...

Your little handmade flower is so cute Linda! And the little pocket for the gift card ~ such a good idea. Extra pretty today!
xo Catherine

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous gift card!! I LOOOOOOOOVE that flower!!!

Terry said...

I don't know what would be nicer to receiver, the gift card holder, the beautiful flower or the gift card? So gorgeous!!! Enjoy your day!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful soft and pretty tag! Love the flower!

Becca said...

Beautiful cardholder/tag Linda. What a clever idea! I love the blue with the sparkles and the flower is lovely!

Sylvia said...

Linda, your flowers seem magical, it must be the color and the glitter! I love the photo of your bird. I miss all the birds I saw in my trees in Colorado. Here if I put out bird food, I get all the black birds as well as ther morning dove and the squirrel! the cardinals only get the scraps and the bluejays come and go. The pretty little birds just aren't around much. Thanks for sharing the photo. Hugs for the week!

Stella said...

Blue is my favorite color and oh my I love love love it! Your sewing skills are amazing; the stitching on this card is perfect. I love every piece and bit of this...
I have the same dies but how did you make this flowers? Just a small cut between the petals?
Have a wonderful day!

Davi said...

Linda this is a beautiful tag/holder!! I love the soft blue and the lovely stitching. The lace a flower are such wonderful embellies. :)

Joanna K said...

bEAUTIFUL, stUnniNG, ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! I love the handmade flowers ;)))) Have a lovely week! hugs, xxx

Lori said...

What a wonderful gift card holder! It made me smile when you said it's not just a tag...I was already impressed!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Brilliant Linda... It's a lovely way to give a gift card...the tag is so pretty....And that is also my favorite blue you have used and the flower looks gorgeous...loving the glitter looks all over.... Big hugs...xoxo

Emily Keaton said...

Hi Linda! This is the cutest tag/gift holder! What a clever idea. I think I just may have to make some of these--they would be super to have on hand to tuck little goodies in at the last minute when needed. Thanks for the awesome inspiration! Oh, and I love your handmade flower, too. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a cute gift card holder + tag, how creative is this, and the handmade flowers are just adorable!

Joanne Leddy said...

Oh my goodness, this is super sweet! That little flower is so cute all glittered up! Great idea combining the gift card with a tag - thanks for the inspiration! (lovin' your little birdie too)

june lanum said...

You did a great job on your flower and I love the tag

Tracy said...

Totally adorable Linda! love all those pretty soft blues and we girls have to use a little glitter glam here and there. :-) Beautiful project!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Linda! Love the little flower embellishment and soft color scheme!

Lynn Richards said...

You have given me a great idea for a friend of mine that I want to send a thank you to. Your tag is the best. I love the color and the flower is too cute.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

What wonderful blues...really soothing to look at and gorgeous design!

lisa said...

I love these tags Linda!!!
Just such beautiful work.
You can see the love that went into making these. Nothing better than that!

Cheryl said...

This is so soft and sweet and just plain gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love this card,
especially the one
with the Starbucks
card tucked inside.

Ginny said...

What a beautiful tag. And that it holds a gift idea is really awesome. The flowers are gorgeous.

Claudia said...

That´s wonderful!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love your tag with pocket. i am really loving those pretty colors. what a pretty flower too! thanks for sharing, linda! *hugs* steph :)

Nancy said...

I just encountered your blog via Julie over at Rainbow Days. How lucky I am that she linked to your blog.
Oh my you have such a way with tags/shabby chic! Your work is amazing.
Great photos too!
Love your craft room.
P.S. I have that same Sizzix flower set - it was in the "why did I buy this pile". It is now making it's way to the "NOW I know what I can do with this pile." Thanks to you. That blue flower is top notch!!!