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Wednesday 24 October 2012

Linda's Christmas Tags

Good morning, today's project is my entry for Linda's fabulous tag challenge over at the Funkie Junkie (you can find all the details and see Linda's stunning tag here). Linda's artwork is a real inspiration to me and she also has the most gorgeous goodies in her lovely shop too. As soon as I saw the first tag I knew I wanted to play along with this fab challenge, the idea is to take inspiration from Linda's tag and create a winter holiday inspired project.To add to the excitement there are prizes from The Funkie Junkie Boutique too, do pop over to Linda's blog for all the details.

I'd had  a plan for a couple of years to make some Christmassy bunting to decorate the dresser in my hall but never got round to it, so I decided to take inspiration from Linda's tag and make my first piece of Christmassy bunting. I just adored the scrummy background Linda created so I followed the steps she used with the marble distress stains technique (I really love the new metallic distress stains!!)and then stamped swirls with tea dye distress ink and overstamped to add the rock candy glitter. I used flitter glu for this step and it worked a treat :-)

Next I created a crackled heart using grungeboard, crackle paint and distress stains and added some vellum wings created using a chocolate baroque stamp and white embossing powder. I cut the numbers on my cricut, stamped the sentiment and added some snowflakes to the bottom of the bunting. As a finishing touch I added some snowflakes made with seed beads and crytals and some bead caps and pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.

Now I'm playing catch up as Linda has posted tag number 6 and it is gorgeous so I'll hopefully be back later in the week with my second project.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas: anything goes
Die Cutting Divas: Shimmer glimmer gloss
Ooh La La: Christmas Sentiment
Totally Gorjuss: bling it on
Winter Wonderland: anything but a card

I hope you're having a good week, I'm at work today just for a change but I'm counting down to the weekend as usual lol
Thanks for popping by and for all your kind comments
Claire xx


  1. This is gorgeous Claire. Love the background and all the embellishments. If every piece of your bunting is as gorgeous as this your dress er will look fabulous and your hallway very festive and welcoming.
    Beryl xx

  2. This is beautiful I love the vintage feel about it. Thank you for joining us this week at winter wonderland love linda

  3. This is stunning Claire. I love all of the design detail, lots of work has gone into making this.
    Thank you so much for joining us at TPC this week.

  4. Hi Claire, that is a very beautiful tag! Great snowflakes. Thank ou for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Love, Wilma

  5. gorgeous creation so pretty, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Oh wow what a beautiful creation I bet your dresser is going to look fabulous this year
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  7. Hi Claire I love your first piece of Christmas bunting I'm sure it will look lovely hung on your dresser

    Jackie x

  8. Wow, Claire such a wonderful pennant and really a FANTASTIC idea. I haven't started on Linda's tags yet and I love your pennant idea. Perhaps I'll create some pennants, too.... If you don't mind.

  9. Oh my goodness, Claire, this is just fabulous! I love the idea of creating the bunting and yours came out just fabulous! Beautiful work on the background and all of your embellishments are just wonderful.

    I am so happy to have you joining in the fun with this challenge this year - welcome!


  10. Gorgeous Claire!! I love this style of artwork...just fabulous!!!

  11. What a beautiful Christmas tag!!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  12. Beautiful, golden christmastag - I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La this week. Best wishes from Lisbeth


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