Saturday, 8 December 2012

Dashing Through The Snow - Tag 5 - CC2C

Hello Bloggers

17 days to Christmas so I hope you have been good Girls and Boys!!

I was at my Friend Lesley's house yesterday for a Play Day and whilst I was there I rustled up another tag for my 12 Tags of Christmas with Linda at The Funkie Junkie blog.  Unfortunately I did not have access to a computer there so had to go from memory.  As usual, I will show you Linda's tag first.....

Here is mine......
I used a tag cut from SU Vanilla cardstock with my TH die.  I inked the background with Vintage Photo DI then stamped my WOW music stamp with Archival Coffee ink.  I stamped a PB stamp on the top corners with VP DI.  

Using my TH dies I cut the Doiley and Reindeer and MB die I cut out the Music die, all from SU Vanilla cardstock. The Rosette was cut out using my TH die and Russett Bazzill cardstock.  

I stamped the Reindeer with TH text stamp and the Dashing Through the Snow stamp, which I cut into individual words, with Archival Coffee. The MB Music die cut was inked with VP DI and then brushed with Rust Perfect pearls.
I could not use the embossing powder resist technique as I could not ruin Lesley's iron (I have an iron specifically for crafting, which is old so no worries if it gets embossing powder on it).  Lesley wanted a "lesson" on how to use Perfect Pearls having recently purchased her first PP, so I used my TH Snowflake stamp and Pearl PP with Perfect Medium.  I hope you can see them twinkling on here.
A little Theresa Collins sticker which I thought was a perfect match colourwise.  The Reindeer was edged with gold Krylon pen.
Some ribbon on the top and distressing and inking to the tag and elements and my tag went together.  And of course, a little Ranger Enamel for the Reindeer's eye so he may see where he is going.

Fortunately the Rosette also ties in with the CC2C Challenge this week which is hosted by  Linda of Studio 3ls fame.  Just turn to page 63 of Mr Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities II book and you will see how they are made.  Can you believe we are now on week 32?!!  No, me neither.

Of my 12 Tags of Christmas I now have six tags done and six to go!!  Woo Hoo!  Feel free to join in.  You have until 17th December to get all 12 tags done to be in with a chance of winning a prize from the sponsor The Funkie Junkie Shop.  

I also want to dedicate this Tag to the Nurses and Doctors of the world and especially to the family, friends and colleagues of Jacintha Saldanha who sadly died yesterday.  

Have a great weekend.



Suzilou said...

Loving your tags Hettie, they are so special and all the work you put into these little masterpieces :) xx

Li'l Pidge said...


Lovely and stylish tag (as I'd expect!).

Nice sentiment about Jacintha too....such a terrible story.

butterfly said...

Ooh, that's lovely - love the deer in place of the words; gorgeous distressing on him and on the doily (such a lovely die, high on my list!), and I love your Memory Box music... altogether a lovely tag!
Alison x

Di said...

A really fabulous tag Sam - beautifully done! I'm with you about Jacintha, so very sad. Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

I think this one is my favourite so far! The soft subtle colours just speak to me. The shape of the leaping deer is lovely and I love that you stamped it with the text die first!

Terry said...

Oh I am loving the dancing reindeer! Love neutral colors with the pop of red rosette! Very pretty tag! Have a fabulous weekend!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh this is so lovely -love the colours. I like the way you have outlined the reindeer with a krylon pen (I have one of those but dont use it as it was so expensive! go figure????), also that little row of music is fabulous not seen that before and I also dont recall T!ms text stamp - off to investigate....... have a fabulous day.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Another SUPER tag here Sam. Congrats xxx

Kim said...

This is a beautiful tag!! I love the MB music die. And great job with being halfway through the tags...someday I'll give it a go!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this is just so beautiful! The background is lovey and so is your reindeer. That distressed doily die cut looks perfect too. Stunning tag, Samantha! Great to see you are persevering with the 12 Tags. Keep up the great work!


Cardarian said...

Your tags are really lovely! I am late this week - I think I am always late!
Lots of hugs,

Kate said...

This is a lovely take on Linda's tag! I just love the reindeer, doily, and background! Beautiful, Sam!

karen said...

Oooh, love this one! Love all things reindeer so already I am in love and then the music bars with the lyrics just sends it to the top of the list! Wonderful piece of art here Sam!
xoxo Karen