Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Funkie Junkie Twelve Tags of Christmas: Week 9

 Here is my contribution to Linda's wonderful challenge found on her blog here and sponsored by the wonderful Funkie Junkie Boutique where generous prizes are to be awarded. Do take a look on Linda's blog where you will find all the details.
I am a trifle behind this week, as we went away for a long weekend. I particularly loved this tag and the way Linda has used blue and silver, and the heart and snowflakes and the roses oh and the labels so actually I am inspired by her entire tag! Here is my offering.
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I took a large Prima tag and embossed small snowflakes over the base then swished broken China and brushed Pewter DS over it. Nest I die cut a heart from an old Sizzix die, painted it with Brushed Pewter DP, decorated it with a small die cut snowflake that I glittered and bejewelled. Then I sprayed some white roses with some blue ink and die cut the sprays from Tim's tattered pine cones and glittered them. The two labels are from a Spellbinders die with Tim's music score stamp and some Picket Fence over the top and some Walnut Stain round the edges topped with a large glittered snowflake adorned with a few pearls.
Do take a look at Linda's beautiful creation  and join in as the challenge is open until the 22nd December! Be back later with this weeks offering! Off to work now. Take care out there. x  

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Here I go again! The Sunday Stamper RED.

Two posts in a day well, the postman bought me my Easel die that I had ordered and I had to give it a run through the vagabond to check it worked! I love making tags and have invested in the easel die so that I can send them as alternative Christmas cards, well that's my excuse! Then I was attempting a clean up when I came across all my Tim tags and remembered that he got us to use honeycombe paper on that Valentine tag and so after more rummaging I found some and incorporated it on this tag, duly attached to the easel which I am very pleased that I purchased.

I know it's a bit bright but I shall make some more subdued attempts and I do love the tatttered poinsettia coloured in Festive Berries DS. I DP the leaves and cut a gold glittered flourish. Then added the Christmas tree from the honeycombe paper, (it is a tree, honest, look closer) then added a seasonal tag with some red twine and some red small tinsel on the bottom. The background of the tag is Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen DI swished on and faint background stamps in Archival  Caramel but they don't show up much in the photo. Then I rubbed Viva gold paste around the edge for a change and gave it a buff up. Now it is all over my fingers along with red ink so I must go and look out my scrubber. That was fun!
I am entering this for Hels challenge the Sunday Stamper, in by the skin of my teeth as they say. This week she has challenged us to use red and I hope I qualify as the stamping is hidden behind the tree and the poinsettia and hardly shows! Sorry Hels!
Hope you are all enjoying yourselves and getting inky fingers too! x

Tim's Tag for November.

I really did go up to the craftroom to attempt some order into it but I had a piece of chalk in my hand and so I got way-layed into making Tim's November tag found here - as you would! After all, the room will just get untidy again won't it? Ahem, back to the matter in hand!
Tim's tag sports the awesome chalk technique with his stamp and cut framelit leaf set. I haven't got one of these yet, but I do have the Christmas blueprint set and so I used the Christmas tree and cut it by hand.
I did three layers of the tree, the last one I cut up the center. I think it is very clever and had fun with this when I did Creative Chemistry 102. It looks so realistic, just like an old school balckboard that I remember from years back. I am making some Christmas cards at the moment incorporating this and hope to post later. As Tim said in his post the trick is to get the embossing powder to the right heat. After taking CC102 I invested in a Ranger heat gun as Tim explained how the gentler heat is more appropriate to a lot of techniques. I wish now I had got one earlier as he was spot on and my spritz and watermark cards are better with the Ranger gun. I have to say that everything The Man says and designs works so well, you know you never waste any money, and everything inter-relates. (Is that a word?) So thanks again Tim, you teach so well!
Have a good weekend everyone, thanks for looking. x

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Funkie Junkie Twelve Tags of Christmas: Week 8.

This week on Linda's funkie Junkie Blog you can find here is her lovely tag for week 8 of her challenge sponsored by the great Funkie Junkie Boutique.  All details can be found on her blog and it is a great challenge with some awesome inspiration for your Christmas crafting every week.
Her tag this week sports a great embossing technique on the background which I chose as the start of my tag.
I used Salty Ocean DS and then clear embossed the Stampendous Cling Sweater Square stamp over the top. Then I layered three thin swipes of Picket fence DS over the top. I love the effect this gives and as Linda recommended we peeped at Tammy Tutterow's blog for this here  I thought it would be rude not to and now I'm hooked, do try it out, it looks better in real life.
Next I wrapped a strip of silver fabric around the tag and punched out a Martha Stewart snowflake border. Then in a fit of glittery festivity I die cut a very large silver snowflake and a smaller one. Some paper snowflakes and Tim's banner strip with winter wonderland from his seasonal rub-ons. I was going to leave it there but taking inspiration from Linda's stamped and coloured Santa on her tag 
I stamped the blue print Snowman and  decoupaged his hat and scarf after colouring them with  DM's. A white glittered ribbon at the top and there we are, week 8 already!
Hope you are all having a good week, love to you all, thanks for looking. xx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The Funkie Junkie Twelve Tags of Christmas week 7.

Number 7 already, how the time flies! I am of course refering to Linda's Twelve Tags of Christmas challenge, found here on her wonderful blog and sponsored by the marvelous Funkie Junkie Boutique. This week her beautiful tag has the most amazing background of embossed small poinsettias that I had to use. Also the little tags showing the word Joy were brilliant and as I had the little tag die I had to use them as well. So here is another card inspired by these elements.
A card blank was covered in tartan paper (it has come out purple in the light but I promise it is red, I think it is the late afternoon light - drat!) Then I used a strip of RED  lettered Christmas paper and then the embossed poinsettia piece. This really glitters as when I had dry embossed it and coloured it with tea dye DI  it was swiped over with an embossing pad and heat embossed with WOW enchanted gold powder, yum yum! The little tags were stamped with a script stamp and embossed with clear powder then inked with various green DI's. The Joy letters were cut and glittered from Word Play and the little snowflakes were punched from a Martha Stewart on the edge die and snipped off, then some frayed net added. The arrangement in the top right hand corner consists of TH die cut Holly leaves, distressed and over stamped with a music piece, then red berries from my stash and a bow made from red and cream net.  I am annoyed about the colour looking purplish on the card paper but I can only photograph when I get in from work, never mind!
Another card made for the pile, I have never been so organised so early. Hope you are all having a great week. Hugs to all. x