Monday, June 6

So Sorry!

I kind of think it would be really bad form not to start this post without an apology ... I am sorry ... I know lots of you pop in daily and I have been nowhere to be seen! I could tell you that I was whisked away by my very own Mr Darcy to a far off tropical Island ... but that would be completely untrue ... the real truth is ... the week was gone before I even noticed!
I spent two lovely days in Olney teaching workshops to lots of lovely ladies ... whatever happened to the other five ... I have no clue!
Anyways ... I am here now ... hopefully you did n't miss me toooooo much ... although a little bit would be nice :0) This week's offering to the new theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... is ... Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tag! My tag was coloured using Rusty Hinge; Forest Moss and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I also stamped with Adirondack Snow Cap Dabber and Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink.
All of the stamps are Lord Tim of Holtz ... you know Tim ... the man that can get Olympic tickets for every event while snow boarding in the dessert with just an Ornate Frame and a 1" square of Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Backed Canvas.
The butterflies are indeed said Stick Backed canvas die cut with a Movers and Shapers die.
Ooooo Blimey ... I nearly forgot ... if you fancy joining in with the challenge then all you need do is make a tag and then link up to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog ... here! There is a $50 Shopping voucher up for grabs again ... donated by the wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp! You have gotta be in it to win it!
I am off to get some beauty sleep ... hopefully there won't be the repeat shambles of last week ... when Mr Blogger posted my post as scheduled ... but not the challenge site post! That caused a bit of confusion I can tell you!
Have a good week everyone ...
Laters!

33 comments:

Sue said...

love the tag, Linda. :)

papillon said...

well i missed you and got worried when you got MIA! Happy to have you back save and sound :)
luuuurve your tag! great idea to combine stamping in archival and snow cap dabber. that little eifeltower and butterflies are so cute!
This week i hope my SSSSC will make it to the web, last week it ended on my unfinished project shelf...

Helen said...

simply beautiful! I love the script and all your added elements.

Handmade Hannah said...

Hi Linda,
I love the forest moss and the fact that you have stamped with paint to get such a beautiful effect.
We did miss you :)

Sid said...

Great tag Linda !!

Kaz said...

Awwww Missied you heaps Linda not been the same without you.....In fact i got so worried nearly sent a serch party out!! great to have you back, love this tag spech that dabberused in the bestest of ways.....fabby work!!

kazxx

Marjie K said...

Beautiful, as always!

Sue said...

Gorgeous love your butterflies

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fab tag Linda, love the colours :-)
Anne x

Kathy Eddy said...

Simply stunning! What rich colors and love the butterflies!

vixen said...

Love the tag :)

Debi said...

Stunning tag!!! I love the colors, embellishing and theme!!! Awesome creating!

misteejay said...

Beautiful tag and the embellies are perfect.

Toni :o)

Lin said...

love the colours and the stamping..butterflies are fab in fact love it all :)

Gillian said...

... And missed you WE have, thought you had vanished without a trace. Really good to see you back in cyberspace with such a beautiful project. The combinations of inks with the black & white accents is gorgeous, I love the whole design of this tag:) x

Glen said...

Where HAVE you been Linda?! *Ü* Missed you and wondered if you were having a well deserved holiday. *Ü* Beautiful tag - as usual. Love the colour combo and the butterfly silhouettes. TFS. ~Glen~

sasa said...

Thought you had eloped for a weekend away as there is a romantic mood all over your tag. Loving the deep tones.
Sarah

LynneForsythe said...

my friend......you CRACK ME UP!! and BTW I luv your tag!!!

Candy C said...

Linda your tag is so beautiful! I love everything about it. The background color is amazing and then the stamps and resist technique you added...perfection! The metal elements really work nicely on this tag as well. The butterflies...the perfect finishing touch! LOVE it! <3 Candy

Suz said...

That is a lovely tag! I am busy making tags for a package I am sending to a friend...actually a package of packages!!! I love doing things like that. I wish I could have been in your class!
Fondly,
Suz from Minnesota

Claireliz said...

Ah, there you are Missus, yep I've missed ya, love the tag too.
C
xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag Linda... loving that bottle top... did you squish it in the bigshot or is it already squished? Hope you get chance to get to blog again soon... missing your posts :O)) x

Dragon said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did miss you... anyway I love this tag, it is so sophisticated and refined... just like Paris...
Frankie
xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! What can I say, I absolutely adore this tag, Linda. The colors are stunning and the bottle cap and ornate plate are wonderful embellishments. Love the butterflies too!

Hope you are having a great week.

Hugs,
Linda

Doone said...

Mrs Elbourne - I left a hint on my woywww blog that you would pop by to check on how my minimalism is doing, ( I meant a virtual visit to my desk)

yes my desk is still (relatively clear)

only now people think you are visiting me in real life -

which gave me a wicked idea -

wanna hear my idea?

if you do (and no obligation) please drop me a comment and I'll drag you into my sordid little escapade...

Rosie said...

Oh this is SO my colours and style - brownish and vintage, what's not to like. In fact I like it so much I may indulge in some sincere imitation ...

StampDancer said...

Linda, it's a beautiful tag. Worth the way - altho' you've been missed :-> Wish I could attend one of your classes some day.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi my little perfectly torched creme brulee ;) You should know you're ALWAYS missed on blog land when you are absent! Your creations always inspire! This tag is no exception, the swirls of color are fabulous and I'm loving the Eiffel Tower bottle cap!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Sheelagh said...

Missed you and love the tag
xx

Carrie said...

Such a lovely tag....the colours are beautiful.
Hugs
Carrie

suzieq23 said...

Hi,I just found your site today.
Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE all your creations!! but, inaddition to your work, your hysterical journaling on each project just makes me laugh, laugh, laugh, especially your descriptions of Tim. What a creative mind! Thanks for the giggles and I will be back everyday now to get my dose of humor. thanks, suzieq23

Hels Sheridan said...

Where are you??? Missing your art and fun xx

Crafting Marfa said...

This tag is FABULOUS! It has a very vintage/antique look. It can be used in a scrapbook layout of really old photos (or pretend old photos...lol) but it would also look really cool on a masculine layout or a masculine greeting card. Great job!

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