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Friday 14 December 2012

Linda's Tag Challenge, number 11

Good morning, well here's my 11th pennant for my festive Christmas bunting inspired by the fabulous 'Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas challenge. I really can't wait to put my bunting up now just in time for the big day, I'll be posting my last project tomorrow with pictures of the bunting 'in situ'  lol.  If you want to find out all about the challenge pop over and have a look at Linda's blog here, you can check out her gorgeous 11th tag here too. The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique so there are some fab prizes up for grabs. 

I've created the background using a music stamp from Stampers anonymous, stamped with black archival ink, a large holly flourish from Chocolate Baroque stamped with versamark and embossed with clear EP and then lots of vintage photo distress ink. The leaves are die cut, treated with the same technique and then dipped in UTEE as are the berries. The poinsettia is a spellbinders die cut inked with a little vintage photo distress ink. I've added some lace from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, a seam binding bow and a little sentiment - it doesn't show up too well on the pic but its stamped on shink plastic and then popped into hot UTEE (I just love this technique)

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas: Favourite punch or die
Die Cuttin Divas: Holiday Spirit
Fab'n'Funky: Vintage Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters: Christmas with a stamped background

Phew, as always I'm doing a happy dance cos its Friday (well I would be if I had an ounce of energy lol). One more week at work and then I finish for Christmas yippppppeeeeee. On the downside that means only one more week to finish the shopping, wrap the pressies, write the cards, I'd better stop now before I go into all out Christmas panic. I'm sure everything will get done, it always does and now i'd better go and brave the weather and get myself to work
Thanks for visiting today, hope you have a good day
Claire xx


  1. I love this background, the poinsettia and holly leaves are terrific. Haven't heard about dipping shrink plastic in UTEE. Now I'm wondering if the heat starts it to shrink it or not. Fabulous tag Claire.
    Beryl xx

  2. Beautifully warm and rich Claire - all your stamping is wonderful and I too love the effect of UTEE - brilliant stuff! You will have to post a pic when you have all your bunting up! Nicola x

  3. Gorgeous creations (again) Claire ! love the earthtones and the flower die cuts. Enjoy the season, Shirleyx

  4. Gorgeous tag...thanks for playing along with us at DCD! Lee-Ann :)

  5. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the design with such wonderful colours and textures

    Hugs Sue

  6. Holy moly, Claire, is this ever stunning. Totally gorgeous, a real WOW! But for some reason it is not showing up in the Tag #11 linky on my blog. Please try to link it up there ASAP!!!


  7. Oh Claire this is just fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘HAND STAMPED BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon! Merry Christmas!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  8. WOW! talk about GORGEOUS!! I LOVE LOVE this all I can say:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

  9. This is gorgeous!! I love all of the details and layers!! Absolutely stunning tag!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  10. This is very nice! I love all the layers and the vintage feel to it!

  11. to take a peek at the finished article!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Merry Christmas!
    Helen x

  12. WOW! What a stunning tag. This turned out just beautiful :) Thanks so much for playing along with our Hand Stamped Background at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  13. Love that stunning tag and the shape is awsome. Great design with the poinsetta and lace too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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