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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Barbara: Creative Cowgirls - Be my Valentine!

This week we had a delightful image from "Prairie Fairy" to use in our project. Rather than a Valentine's Day card...this image just shouted ...Bag Topper Tag!!! Really I just wanted to try something new. It is always fun to surprise someone special with a little holiday treat. You might notice that my photography is a tad brighter and the images are cropped. I just downloaded a free photo editing program: Picasa. After a little experimenting, I was able to adjust the pictures. Much more pleasing to the eyes, don't you think?

The bag topper was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, cut with a Spellbinder die, swiped with  pink chalk ink, then attached to the filled candy bag with staples. I used DP and a Valentine paper heart to layer the image. After coloring with Copic Markers, I paper pieced the dress, added glitter to the wings and cut another head, colored and popped it up with pop dots to give it some dimension. A gelly roll pen added some shine to the arrowhead. Finally, I swiped the darling tag, added some puffy paint, colored the sentiment, added a crystal, then attached to the image. It was a fun project to complete.

Image: prairie fairy designs
DP: Target
Valentine Heart: Target
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Sentiment Tag: The Crafty Pad
Our challenge this week at The creative cowgirls challenge is:
 Love is in the Air!
Show us some love on your design!
Our sponsor this week is: Prairie Fairy
The winner of our challenge will receive 3 images from prairie fairy of their choice.
The top 3winners will each receive one image of their choice.

Are you ready to let the creative juices flow and make an original Valentine's day card ? Once you are finished, just click HERE to enter your card.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting my blog. Please feel free to post a comment and/or become a follower of this blog.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
craft your days away: LOVE
marks finest papers: Valentine's Day
our creative corner : 3D Valentine Day Project
totally gorjuss: As You Like It!
charisma cardz: Valentines/Love
crafty sentiments: Your favorite things (Valentine Candy!, Glitter, Copic Markers, Pop Dots)
fab n funky challenges: Use a digi image
pennys challenges: Anything goes


  1. hi barb!
    i love your candy bag. that image is sooo cute and you have colored him so fab. hugs!

  2. This is totally adorable! Love the way you colored, glittered and popped up the image. That ticket is wonderful too! Very cute Valentine's treat holder. So happy you joined in our 3-D fun this week at Our Creative Corner.

  3. This is fabulous Barbara! Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

  4. Sweet bag topper,lovely image so cute thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  5. Wow a fabulous card with a great image.Thanks for sharing with us at

  6. What a gorgeous candy bag.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
    Sharon x

  7. Fabulous, I love this cute Kitty and he looks great with the sparkly wings and added dimension!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  8. The bag is so cute. I love the popped head

  9. Beautiful project, love those hearts! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

  10. Love your bag topper tag. What a fun image. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  11. He is so fun!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

  12. Hi, Ah this is super, I love the image and its coloured great, thanks for playing along on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxoxo

  13. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining our Valentine/Love challenge at Charisma this week. Good Luck.
    xx Vee

  14. Gorgeous Bag Topper, wonderful image and such a fun project! Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
    Donna x

  15. Barbara, this is an adorable project. It has so much dimension and color! I have to say it looks like you did a fabulous job on the coloring and I love the sparkly wings! Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Our Creative Corner!

  16. Very cute idea to make a bag topper! Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

  17. This looks really cute. Thanks for joining in our Love challenge at CYDA. Hugs Shelley x

  18. I love the coloring, paper tole and glitter on the cat. Such a 'sweet' project! Pun intended. LOL! Thanks for playing the OCC this week. Be sure to join us again soon.