Cola's Cottage

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Friday, October 9, 2009

New Tags

I have been a busy bee!  Between the kids, keeping house, numerous appts, and all that life brings it is a wonder I am able to get out to the studio!  I have a sick little kiddo here at home to that I will be bringing in to the doctor today.  You can't be too cautious with all of the bugs going around.  Since I am in the house caring for my little girl, I thought I would share some of my new tags I have been working on : )

Inside my head I have a ton of ideas that I want to create, and never enough time.  For now I have been working on making some tags with images that I have already made.  Soon with some of my new paintings and drawings I will be printing more to use in my art.  I am also excited to be joining Natasha Burns Blog Party.  On October 22 we will be showing our " It's all about Me!" creations.  It is an opportunity for you to take the time to treat yourself to something you have always wanted to do but never take the time.  I am going to finally do something that I have never done....but I am not ready to share yet : )  I am very excited about it and cannot wait for the big day!

So here are some of the things I have been working on and will soon be adding to my site.  Right now I am kind of "playing" to get an idea of how and what to make.

The tags with the little boy and girl are from pictures I took of my daughter and my friends little boy.  They have since grown up some : )  The original portrait was done in pencil and I printed it in a sepia tone.  I then colored in the bib overalls and tinted their skin with a touch of pink.  I wish I had a better camera because the details are missed in the photos.  I have a Cricut machine that cut the tags and I embellished them with german glass glitter and lace.

Thank you my friends for visiting again and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  It has been so nice to meet so many nice people who have found me through sweet Amy's ~Bunny Rose Cottage!  I look forward to getting to know you all better : )

Blessings and hugs ~ Nichole


  1. Hi Sweetie!! I LOVE the tags :) The fact that you use your own artwork really makes these stand out and makes them extra special! I love them and all the extra touches you added!

    I wrote you an email and then my emails wont send!!! I will have to have Chad look at it when he gets home :) Who ordered a sign like mine?? I am SO DARN CURIOUS!! I knew everyone would love it. You rock girl!!
    Love ya lots,

  2. Hello Nichole, I am so happy too that I found your beautiful blog through sweet Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage... she is my adopted sister now! Your tags are just gorgeous! And they are so unique... love them! I do hope your little ones start feeling better soon! Bisous... Julie Marie

  3. Hello, Nichole,
    Your tags are so sweet!! I love the one especially with your little daughter holding her friend's hand. I hope your kiddo is feeling better very soon. It is such a worry when our young ones are ill. I am looking forward to seeing your creation for Natasha Burns party. Blessings to you!! Vicki

  4. Your work is awesome. hope you have a wonderful week

  5. Hello dear sweet Nichole,
    I do hope your beautiful child will get better quick.Its still scary no matter how small the illness.
    Your new tags are just so precious. Of course you know my favorite.I always said your daughter is just the most beautiful little girl. I pray for all the happyness life can bring her and you. Have you ever painted swans.I see that no one ever paints swans on tags or peacocks, but swans I think would sell really well, and unicorns too.Xmas tags with Xmas swans or unicorns. Just a thought for you to ponder.
    I visit you offten because I truely enjoy coming to visit.You can tell when people are genuine.
    I'm doing better,but still not 100%.I'm keeping busy with my new doll design and Xmas items.A busy mine keeps you from dwelling...LOL.
    I'll be fine.
    I will see you on the big day of Natasha's party on the 22, I too am making something special.I'm also going to visit Joy at cupid charms on the 24.
    Take care and May God bless ...XXOO Marie Antionette

  6. Love your tags. I found motivational quotes I printed out years ago and never used. I am now scrapping tags with them and putting them in cards to friends or with gifts. So easy to make and so nice to give away. Wishing you the best for your day! :) Tammy