Thursday, 29 November 2012

Sunday Stamper: All those Years Ago.

Wow what a week! Firstly my dearest number 2 daughter caught that very nasty gastric bug and my dearest grandson was very ill too. My son-in-law was in hospital having a painful operation on his nose and so I pitched in to do what I could. Then I caught it, then Hubby caught it and now dearest number 3 daughter is being gloriously sick. It's quite horrid but over with now and Ryder was laughing at me this afternoon. However the silver lining was I have won Hels give-away in the Sunday Stamper challenge and so have the glorious book to look forward to reading. Thank you so much Hels, you are a very talented star!
For the Sunday Stamper challenge this week in which Hels asking us for something vintage I have managed a tag.
The background was embossed with Tim's woodgrain folder and painted with picket fence distress paint which was sanded back when it had dried. I got this technique from the Funkie Junkie's twelve tags of Christmas. Absolutely wonderful tags she makes, my woodgrain does not look as good as hers, please check it out if you are one of the few who doesn't know about her! Next I embossed Tim's Christmas folder and cut out the Christmas Wishes which I coloured with mowed lawn and pine needle distress ink. Next came Tim's blueprint stamp of the soldier, (I had to have these!) which I coloured with my distress markers and fussy cut. Next was Tim's snowflake die (what would I do without his products) cut from some vintage coloured star paper and then spread photo distress stickles on top. I used walnut stain around the edge of the tag, threaded some old beads onto wires and used red and green sari ribbon and there you are, vintage enough I hope!
Well, I am off to try some soup, still don't feel like eating a proper meal. I do hope you are all well and dry. Looks like keeping warm will be our next challenge! x


  1. aw poor you... you had that bug, I had it.. yak, not nice at all.. makes me wonder how it gets from where I am to where you are! Anyways, hope you are all getting over the worst! big hugs! Loving your tag, tis lush! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper x

  2. Glad to hear you are feeling little better now Barb...nothing worse than a sickie bug!!...LOVE your tag..wonderful elements...oh aren't Tims bluprint stamps fab....Going to have to ask Santa for a set for Christmas!! ;)

  3. I like this Mummy! Great texture on the back and it reminds me of Major Boogie (don't ask... kids tv!). Well done on winning the book. Do good things and good things will happen... and you were an absolute legend looking after us! xxx

  4. Oh Barb, how awful that you have had that dreadful bug too - we both had it a few weeks ago and still don't feel 100%. Hope you all get over it really quickly.

    Your tag is gorgeous Barb, the soldier is my favourite in the set, I just love it and love your tag too - the snowflake is amazing. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Wow, such a beautiful tag, love all the details.

  6. Love this, particularly that fab background and the beads at the top. So sorry to hear about your week. Here's hoping the weekend brings a change in fortune. Soooooo pleased that you won Hels giveaway. It's going to a good home:) Hugs, Buttons x