Hi there Autumn-loving friends!  I love fall most of all – how about you?

It’s time for a new Mini Challenge over on More Than Words Challenge Blog and here is my DT inspiration for it this month.  I do love fall and for this challenge I decided to make a tag but to use leftover pieces of this masterboard I used back in May to make some positive reinforcement cards. These leftover strips have been waiting to be used on a project and today’s the day my friend!  I am also thinking of my kitty in the leaves and yes it did have some influence on the direction of this project lol.

I also used that amazon box in the above photo as the base for my tag, and glued the acrylic painted strips on top and then cut off the top corners and punched out a hole to make it more tag-like.  I do love a bit of recycling!  Speaking of which, when I was tidying up, I found all these little leaves and bits and pieces that were stored in a box since at least last Autumn.  They were all cut out on the big shot and coloured with Distress inks.  There are several dies from several different brands including Sizzix, MFT, Concord & 9th and Waffle Flower.

This confused-looking cat is one from the new Halloween Snarky Cats stamp set by Tim Holtz, which conveniently (finally) arrived on November 6th and completely missed Halloween and any chance that I had of using it for Halloween cards this year!  Ah well, it will be ready and waiting for next year but meanwhile, I thought this cat from the set would look funny falling into a big pile of leaves.

Not really any process photos, as the tag was simple and came together reasonably quickly as all the elements were already prepared.  I used black Stazon ink to stamp the cat onto my background and I stamped it a couple of times using the TH stamp platform.  The quote is stamped in the same black Stazon, and I stamped it onto a scrap of card that was painted with red Distress Ink (it’s a scrap from last year but I would guess it to be Candied Apple) and then I cut out the little banner ends by hand.

Here come the close ups…

Our Mini Challenge is a little different to our Main Challenge in the following ways:

The Mini Challenge runs on the last two weeks of each month and is for:
 cards, tags, ATCs and postcards only.
This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project.
We must see the actual word.
You have two weeks – until the last day of the month – to enter, so be quick!
Entry for the Mini Challenge is only via our Facebook page under the relevant post.

Word Inspiration – FALL

As always, you can enter any new ATC, card, postcard or tag projects and there are three prizes up for grabs from our fabulous sponsors!  Visit the blog for more details of prizes and sponsors and some amazing inspiration from the Design Team.



I’d love to see what you make so don’t forget to enter the More Than Words Mini Challenge which is open till the end of the month!

Challenges entered . . .

I’m entering my tag in the following challenges
Countryview ChallengesAnything But a Card – November challenge:  I made a tag!
Funkie Junkie ChallengeCelebrate – November challenge:  I’m celebrating fall!
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #66 – November challenge: lots of mixed media in the masterboard background, stamping, leaves, paint splatters, DI etc
Mix It Up Challenge #43 AG with option to make your own background – November challenge: my background is a multilayered masterboard
More Mixed Media ChallengeAG with optional black – November challenge: my optional black is the stamped kitty!
The Artistic StamperTime – November Challenge: nothing shows the passage of time more clearly than my favourite season of fall/autumn
Tag TuesdayPets – it’s always all about the cats really


leftover strips of masterboard, amazon box to make tag, leftover leaves and bird cut from several different dies, Halloween Snarky Cats stamp, black archival ink, acrylic paint splatters, Distress inks on the die cuts

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carolyn nehring
carolyn nehring
December 20, 2020 7:12 pm

I absolutely LOVE this tag. The background is such a lovely contrast to the warm colored leaves. Can I ask what die you used to cut them?

November 29, 2020 11:50 pm

Cute tag :o) Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
Tina dt

November 29, 2020 10:45 pm

Elle i’m so happy those leaves where there to catch that snarky cat what a lucky kitty. Fab tag thanks so much for sharing with us @ Creative Artiste and joining our Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge.
Creative wishes Tracey (DT)

November 28, 2020 5:10 pm

This is so much fun with the cat falling into the leaf pile – just like I did as a kid. Love all your cheerful and brightly coloured leaves. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

Patricia O'Hagan
Patricia O'Hagan
November 26, 2020 10:53 am

Wow that is one gorgeous tag and that cat is having a lot of fun! Love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday!

November 25, 2020 4:18 pm

A wonderful tag. A pretty background with great depth. The contrasting coloured leaves are fabulous.
Thank you for joining in with our November challenge “Anything Mixed Media Goes” at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Gillena Cox
November 24, 2020 2:22 pm

Beautiful tags. Luv that you gave us close ups
Happy Tuesday

much love…

Sara Emily Barker
November 24, 2020 12:01 pm

I’m so happy you rescued those beautiful leaves and those gorgeous painted leftover strips to make this playful tag! Thanks again for playing along in our Celebrate challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog!

November 24, 2020 7:12 am

Hi Elle, this is a wonderful tag, and I love your little Kitty falling into the autumn leaves, so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday and at More Mixed Media, much obliged. Have a great day, take care, Valerie

November 24, 2020 5:49 am

Great design with fabulous colours!!! I love how the Snarky is falling into the pile of leaves!!! Thank you for joining the November challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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