Sunday, 16 December 2012

12 Tags of Christmas - No 11 - Noel

Hello Friends

Gosh!  How many posts have I done today?  I have another tag for The Funkie Junkie's 12 Days of Christmas.  This is my Number 11 Tag.  Here is Linda's tag for you....

I love the cream and brown colours on here and the holly on the rosette,  as well as the resist technique with the TH Flourish stamp.  I have to say that the resist is a particular favourite of mine and the flourish stamp is one I turn to often.

So here is my take......

I cut my tag using my TH die and SU Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped and embossed the tag with the TH flourish stamp with Ranger embossing ink and clear embossing powder.  For the background colour I used a mixture of Vintage Photo DI and a new DI that was still wrapped in cellophane but was crying out to be used........Gathered Twigs.  Once inked I gave the tag a spritz and flick with water!
I die cut the two small Rosette pieces from SU Vanilla cardstock and as I had the glue gun to hand I made up both Rosettes with the intention of placing the larger one in my Embellishment tin.  I die cut several Holly pieces from the TH Lamppost die and edged them with GT DI as well as the Rosettes.   I wanted to put something a little different in the centre of the Holly wreath and whilst I was thinking what to put in there I came across a pack of wooden embellishments I had recently bought, but not used, so it was time to break the packet.  I edged all three Angels with GT DI and adhered them to the Rosette and the top edge of the tag.  
For the bottom part of the tag I had fortunately cut some of these shapes when I was at my friend's house the other day, from Snippets of chipboard, I adhered a piece of SU Vanilla and stamped the See Dees NOEL stamp with GT DI and embossing powder.  Again using GT DI I inked the edges of the NOEL before adhering it to the tag with some of the cream lace I used on Tag 10 behind it.

I cut the strip at the bottom using a Snippet of SU Vaniila using an EK Success punch and added some TH brads to the centres of each of the "stars".  When I had completed it I decided to mount the Holly and Angel onto the larger rosette.  Once it was all adhered I sprayed the tag with Pinecone Glimmer Mist.  

Well folks, this is the penultimate tag.  Only Tag 12 to go. I have until midnight tomorrow to enter the last tag into the Challenge for a chance to win the Challenge, which is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I have used some Snippets so I will be putting it into the Playground.  (I keep all cuts of the SU cardstock in their packet as I am so frugal with that cardstock!  I am going to have to find a new supplier of SU products as I am nearly out of that cardstock, having used it on nearly all my 12 tags!)  I am going to decorate the tree in the Treehouse with my (hopefully) 12 tags!!

Thanks for popping by and I would love to read your comments.  Off for a lickle blog hop of my own now so hopefully catch up with you later.  




butterfly said...

So beautiful, Samantha - this is my favourite of Linda's I think, and now my favourite of yours so far (my word, you've been working hard in the last 48 hours...). The little musical angels are delightful, and I love the depth that the Gathered Twigs gives it (isn't it just a fabulous colour?!)... the Noel stamp is wonderful too - altogether glorious!
Alison xx

scrappymo! said...

This is my favoutite. I love the colours and all the details...the angel on the center of the rosette is brilliant.
I even like the background that you photographed it on!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oo all these yummy tags, Sam, you are having so much creative fun over there - mm wonder what a WOYWW shot would look like over at "Chez Sam"?? :D

Thanks so very, very much for popping over to my latest post and for your encouraging remarks too and so agree over the X'mas..
.. funny how folk dont stop to think! God bless you dear friend Shaz in Oz.x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OOOOH . . . I love this one. I agree with you . . . the browns and creams are lovely, and I like your embellishments. xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is drop dead gorgeous! Fabulous colors and sponging and I LOVE that NOEL stamp! Your little angels are so darling and absolutely perfect for this piece. You really hit a home run with this one, Sam! And the finish line is in site!


Helen said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Spyder said...

Fantastic tags, wouldn't want to give them away! They are a pressie in themselves! Quirky's Challenge is on for two weeks (started yesterday) so plenty of time to join in!!

Anonymous said...

Love the creams and brown Sam, l know l keep saying this but l think this in my fav up to now!

Big hugs xx

lisa said...

Wow, Sam. You have really been having a tag fest with all these gorgeous makes. I love them all. So many lovely techniques.
If you need a new SU supplier I have a friend who is a demonstrator. Drop me an e-mail and I'll give you her details.
Hope all your festive preparations are going well.
Hugs Lisax

Di said...

Oh my Sam - this really is my favourite tag so far, and I've adored every single one. Love those little angels too. Hugs, Di xx

Kate said...

Wow, wow, Wow!! Stunning, Sam! Everything about it makes my eyes go Wow! Love this one the best so far.