Sunday, 7 August 2011

Grungy Monday 18 - Made it!!

Good Afternoon Crafters

I don't know what weather you are all having this Sunday afternoon, but here in South Wales we are having a mixed bag here - sunshine one minute and rain the next!!  My poor chooks don't know whether to be inside or out!

Well, after a panicky week of not being sure whether I could join in this week or not, I have now managed to join in with this week's Grungy Monday Challenge as well as Simon Says Stamp Challenge wish asks for a tag!

The reason I was not sure whether I was joining in is that on Monday evening, having inked up and embossing powdered some flowers to make a schparkly poinsettia, my lovely heat gun decided that it was time to call it a day!  To say I was gutted was an understatement.  I loved my heat gun and hardly a day went by without my using it.

I trawled the internet to see if I could find the same one but to no avail.  I then went to my usual internet shop for crafty things Craft Obsessions and ordered a replacement.  They e-mailed me on Tuesday telling me it was despatched and then I waited.  And waited. And waited.  It finally arrived on Friday!  Hurrah!!  Let's hope this one lasts as long as my old one. 

For the Grungy Monday Challenge this week the lovely Linda sent us HERE where we saw Tim demonstrate a technique involving vellum. 

I could not resist using my lovely new Reindeer Die for a Christmas tag.  Hope you like it.  I think it will be featuring on a lot of Christmas cards this year.  Do you realise it is only 140 days away?!!!

Please do not forget to leave me a comment and please pop over to the blogs by clicking on the purple words above.



Ranger - Heat gun, tag die, reindeer die, DIs Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Walnut stain, grungeboard, grungepaper, snowflake, dabber paint; Paperartsy script stamp; Penny Black foilage stamp; embossing powder, brown pen, ribbon, bell, fibres.


Judy Wood said...

What a beautiful tag! I love the neutral colors with a dash of stronger colors at the top! Beautiful!

Dan said...

Great tag, and it's never too early for Christmas! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Esther said...

Hi - thanks for your visit and comment, love your tag - glad you got your heat gun in time!! The text stamp you liked (it is gorgeous)is from Stamp Addicts and they will be demonstrating with it on Create and Craft on Tuesday 9th august at 1.00pm and 4.00pm if you want more inspiration and temptation!!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful tag! Glad your replacement arrived in time - I shuddered at the mental image of it calling it quits - love how you've curled the vellum around your reindeer. Thanks for your nice note on my blog, Hettie.

BrianK said...

Funny we had the same weather. Glad you got your heat gun in time, your tag is outstanding. The reindeer is awesome.

Candy C said...

Hello Hettie. Love your Christmasy tag. It's stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hi Hon . . . my chooks were in and out over the weekend too!

Love your tag with lots going on. Beautiful.

Hugs, Sandra

papillon said...

love your tag, love how everything works together! :)))

Sara said...

Hi I love the reindeer too, haven't been brave enough to think about Christmas yet I want to put it off as long as possible,

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful tag, Christmas is coming soon.

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a wonderful tag!Just love that deer made of newspaper!

Sunshine Girl said...

Hi - how are you? not been reading many blogs in the past couple of weeks and have only just caught up with yours (children out for the afternoon!) and you have been busy! love all the tags and books you have made and congrats on winning over at Shimelles and having something handmade chosen in the raffle! are you looking forward to Thursday? I am not going until Sunday but have been sewing madly to make room in my sewing pile just in case I do buy something! Whereabouts in Wales are you? I might be visiting Cardiff and Swansea soon.