Sunday, 22 December 2013

Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags of Christmas - No 8

Hello There Peeps

Not long now until the Big Fat Chappie with a red suit comes to visit, with presents if you are good, but coal for those who are naughty.  I am hoping for a tonne myself!! And some clementines would be welcome as we forgot them yesterday! Tee Hee!

Right then.  Onto the purpose of today's post.  I am behind on my Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge but luckily Linda is keeping it open for another two weeks.  Phew!

So here is my Tag 8......

I had an absolute ball with this one.  My favourite so far!   I just let it flow using the background that Linda showed us and snowflakes, but the rest was just fun!
Linda showed us the technique for the background which is HERE.  I don't have the Distress Paint but I carried on and used Picket Fence Distress Stain instead of paint and it worked ok for me.  The stamp I used is my Hero Arts holly stamp.  This stamp is usually a stalwart for Christmas cards but I don't think I used it this year!!!  I used a NBUS in the stamp!  I bought these last year and so far I have only used the star before. 
The sentiment is from the Artistic Outpost stamp with the TH snowflake stamp.
I coloured my Snowman with an assortment of Copics, DI (with water pen) and Distress Pens.  The nose I blinged with Schtickles and the scarf with Glossy Accents. I punched a couple of holly leaves with a Snippet of metallic green card and for holly I used schtickes again.  His body has been swooshed with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  So shimmery though I could not capture it on the photo as I hoped.

The Snowflakes were all cut from Spellbinders die  and I added some schtickles in the centres, and that charm is one I bought in a gorgeous shop in Bath as well as the teeny tiny bell.  I used some ribbon which I coloured with distress stain.  The Let it Snow ribbon is VOS and so is that blue metallic cord.   I used some wording from TH chit chat stickers. 
I am slowly catching up.  Finished all my wrapping tonight!  Yeay!  You should see my Rudolph beers!!!  I will share later!

As I mentioned there is now more time to finish the challenge and if you have nothing else to do on Christmas afternoon after the dishes are done, why not sneak in to your craft area to join in.  There is fabulous prize which is sponsored by Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

As there are Snippets here by way of white cardstock and the green holly I am taking this over to the Snippets Playground.  The Playhouse  is looking very festive right now!

Thanks for calling by.



scrappymo! said...

Lovely! The colours are fabulous and your take on this tag is wonderful.
So many great elements here. I must say you are making me excited to try these tags next year.
We are off to America tomorrow to track doen the foam dart refills for Mr P's Nerf gun. They have been elusive in Canada so word is they have them in Bellingham!
I really do not like to shop this late but it is either that or put some of Miss C's back int he cupboard.
We have the kiddies coming to bake on Turesady and then non stop company for various meal from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Our Christmas day which is on Boxing Day this year and a houseful of friends for lunch on the 27th. New Years Eve is a small party here if you would like to stop by...Mr Hettie is

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Sam! Gorgeous snowman tag in terrific colours.

Hugs, Sarn x

Irene said...

Ah my word Sam, just brilliant and stunning. Love, love it.

Belinda Basson said...

I have issues with snow at is so blinking hot here at this time of the year it is just impossible to imagine...SNOW! Love your tag with all its snow stuff. I have a snowflake punch and Tim's on the edge die...that is the sum total of snow stuff I have purchased...they are not used often...go figure!

fairy thoughts said...

Had to laugh at Bella's comment it's blooming miserable and blowing a gale here.
Love your tag but am amazed at how you get it all done
Have a great Christmas

Terry said...

I can believe you had a ball with this one as it is such great fun and gorgeous! I love that snowman and such perfect coloring! So many snowy details for the eyes to chill on! Love this tag! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs!

Kathleen said...

Hi, this is fabulous a great snowman and brilliant layout and embellies.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Me again...just popping back to say home from America in time for lunch with Nurf foam darts in our hot little hands!

Christmas is finally finished!

Amazing how we miss things the first look around. i totally missed that beautiful blue printed ribbon on your looks wonderful!

I also notice that my commets are full of spelling mistakes and missed words! Yikes! Sorry about that.

Have a blessed Christmas filled with wonderful memories to scrapbook!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Hettie! All these little details take this from a tag to a work of art!

Irene said...

Morning Sam,

Thank you so much for your kind comment, of course you may borrow it.
Have a Wonderful Christmas.

Di said...

LOVE this tag Sam! Where do you find the time? :)

Have super Christmas, hugs, Di xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love this one, Sam! Your background is just gorgeous - love the color. And your snowman is so cool - beautifully colored and embellished. Great job! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!


Kate said...

Hi, Sam. I am playing catch-up. I love the blues in this tag. Such a cute snowman with a the festive berries in the hat.