Here we are, already at the end of May, and the end of yet another week.
Of course Friday means the beginning of a new challenge at
Winter Wonderland, and this week our theme is
Thank you to our lovely sponsor this week.....
.....who are offering 3 digi stamps for our winner.
I have chosen to have a tag as the main focal piece on a Christmas card.
My tag is cut from a manilla folder, and the top is shaped with a Spellbinders
die. I then sprayed the tag with distress stain Picket Fence,and Festive Berries.
When dry, I embossed the tag, then sponged it (and the edge of the base card)
lightly with Gathered Twigs DI.
I distressed the edge of the green DP, and hand-stitched around it using the
twine (washed first) that is used to seal bags of horse feed that I buy...how's
that for recycling!!
To create the foliage, I sponged a scrap of white card with various green
DIs, sprayed it with pearlescent acrylic ink, die-cut them, and lastly
sponged the tips with Gathered Twigs DI.
Many years ago, while visiting London, I went to my first ever craft show, which
was at Esher (west of London). I still vividly remember being 'agog' with the huge
array of products and techniques available. I came home with LOTS of purchases,
and many pages of tips and ideas. One thing I bought was a very inexpensive,
huge bag of assorted off-cuts, and when I came home I 'squirreled' them away
and promptly forgot about them. I found them recently when I moved my craft
room from the stable to the house. The flourishes, 'Joy(s)', and
poinsettia were die-cut from pieces of these off-cuts.
Inside my card is quite simple, and I will write my personal Christmas
message directly onto the DP with a gold pen. The gold border is
made from Anita border peel-off stickers.
Challenges I would like to enter
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 'Ribbon'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'Vintage'
Christmas Card #25 - 'Anything Goes'
Crafting By Designs - 'Get Ready For Christmas'
Crimbo Crackers #81 - 'Anything Goes'
Deep Ocean #104 - 'Bingo' (flowers, stitching, tag)
Fab 'n' Funky #261 - 'Christmas'
Shopping Our Stash #203 - 'Play Misty For Me' (use sprays or mists)
Sparkles Christmas #52 - 'Tag-You're It!' TOP 3
Dies - Spellbinders Labels Twenty; Marianne LR0116; Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia, Holiday Greens, Holiday Words-Script
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Holly Branch
Paper - First Edition Christmas Village
Distress Inks and Sprays - Tim Holtz Picket Fence, Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce; Daler and Rowney Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic
Distressing Tool - Tim Holtz
Sparklet - Kaisercraft
Border Peel-off sticker - Anita's Glitterations gold
Gems, gold ribbon, and twine - from my
At Winter Wonderland, we would love to see the Christmas tags you create, so pop over for some inspiration by my wonderfully talented teamies. You have one week to enter our current challenge, and please remember your project must be a Christmas one only.
Thank you for visiting, and until next time, I wish you "happy crafting".