Wednesday 14 November 2012

How did I miss this Challenge - Tag 9 - But I will catch UP!

Hello Friends

I was wandering around on the blogasphere recently and I came across THIS wonderful Blog which is Linda Coughlin's of The Funkie Junkie!  Wow!  I was blown away by all the loveliness on her blog and discovered that Linda hosts "The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas" which if you click HERE you will be taken to Tag One which has all the deets on.  It is worth just going to see all nine tags, they are gorgeous.

I know Linda is currently on Tag 9 and there are only three more to go but there is still a while to go until the Big Day itself so I guess I can give it a go.  They are sooo scrummilicious I just have to join in!  There is also a chance to win a shopping spree as these challenges are sponsored by The Funkie Junkie shop.  Let me tell you, having had a peruse and a little shop there, having recently won the CC2C Challenge, it is worth the chance to win! 

So here is Linda's tag......

Didn't I tell you it was scrummy!

Now here is my take on Linda's tag.......
Instead of stars I have used hearts made from Snippets of SU Vanilla cardstock, die cut with a Sizzix die and stamped in Barn Door with my new Wendy Vecchi stamp (in love with these and they were a steal so it would have been rude not to have bought them!).  The burlap pieces were also Snippets from my Christmas Album project.  The key was out of my jar of odd keys and watch bits (I have been told by a high authority - Mr Hettie - that it was the old key for the shed) which I coloured with black alcoholic ink, along with the mini bells hanging on the mini hearts of course!
The Holly leaves were cut out of another Snippet of SU Vanilla cardstock (I keep every piece of the SU Vanilla cardstock in a separate bag as it is great to work with), inked with Pine Needles DI, a little Fresco Snowflake paint topped with glossy accents and some Hampton Art fine glitter sprinkled over the top.  Once dried I added a little more Pine Needles around the edges.
These mini hearts were die cut with chipboard then some Ferro and Puffed Paint were smooshed over and heated with the heat gun.  Love this Ferro.  It is soo schparkly in the natural light. I crimped some wire through the crimping tool and added the bells to the hearts and wired them to the key.  I also popped two star pins into the bow, which is a Snippet of fabric my quilting friend gave to me.

The base of the tag is Kraft cardstock which I ran through the TH woodgrain embossing folder.  I painted this with the Snowflake Fresco paint and once dried added a layer of TH Rock Candy Crackle paint and once that was dried I added some Black Soot DI.

A little TH ticket and some gingham ribbon and hey presto, my tag was finished.  Now then, which one shall I do next?

You have until 17th December to catch up with all 12 tags and there is a chance to win a prize  from the sponsor Funkie Junkie  Love their goodies and to be honest, postage was not an awful lot in the context of things and pretty quick to the UK (8 days from order to parcel!).

As there are a few Snippets on this I will be linking it up to my Buddie at the Playground.

Thanks for popping by and please feel free to leave me a comment.  Gotta love comments. And finally, thank you Linda for such a wonderful Challenge, I have enjoyed making this no end, and think it will live in my kitchen.  Anyone who has been in my kitchen will know there are a collection of hearts in there!




Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I LOVE it and am so glad you put your own spin on my sample. That's what this challenge is all about - inspiration not CASE-ing. Everything is wonderful but my favorite are the stamped hearts - I really love Wendy Vecchi background stamps and wow, they worked fabulous for the hearts.

I'm so thrilled that you are joining in the challenge and thank you so much for the lovely compliments you paid my work in your post!


scrappymo! said...

I have her challenge marked in my 2013 diary...I plan to follow along month by month.
I rarely post tags on my blog but I do love making them..

Great take on the that did a fab job and love your plaid ribbon.

Belinda Basson said...

I did see this challenge, but am finding it a real life challenge just to get everything I need done for home, work and school at the moment... might do it when I take my break for the holidays....

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what a gorgeous tag! nice to see you used the new puff paint too! I havent joined in with this challenge yet either - why I am just so busy this month???? arrrrggghhhh. Did you see my table runner got a tweet from Microsoft? sew exciting!

Annie said...

Your tag is stunning Sam....I love how you've changed the design.
Curtains?.....just my pet hate. Often too big and heavy for a 5 foot nothing midget with arthritis to enjoy making or the fabric isn't the best for making curtains with [like the 5 curtains I had to make yesterday!]. They are nearly finished and actually look rather nice now but I have to say they were a b****** to make.
A x

Sarn said...

WOW - you are SOOOO creative Sam. Love what you've made here.

Sarn xxx

Kate Yetter said...

Such a lovely take on Linda's tag. I love the big bow and the charms!

Helen said...

I've seen a few people making things for this challenge but never had time to investigate myself. Your tag looks amazing!! Love that bow.

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautiful piece. Great take on Linda's tag. Bet wishes, Yvonne

Di said...

Super tag Sam - love all the fabulous detail. I hopped over to Linda's blog and almost felt tempted to have a go - more so after seeing your wonderful take. Hugs, Di xx

Bernie said...

WOW this is fabulous!