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Saturday 8 December 2012

The Funkie Junkie's Tag challenge: number 8

Good morning folks, yipppee Saturday at last, I love the weekend!! I'd like to say hello to my lovely new followers, its great to 'meet' you, I'd love to pop by and follow your blogs but I can't always see your blogger profile. If yours isn't visible it would be great if you could leave me a message or email me so I can visit you too. Anyway here's my 8th pennant inspired by Linda's fab Tag Challenge over at the Funkie Junkie . You can see Linda's tag here, its gorgeous but I didn't have many of the 'ingredients' to had to raid my stash and improvise a bit. If you haven't checked out the challenge you can find all the details on Linda's blog here. The challenge is sponsored by Linda's online store the Funkie Junkie Boutique so there are some fab prizes up for grabs.

I've created a background using the marbled stains technique (I used picket fence, tarnished brass and Vintage photo distress stains) which I overstamped with a Stampers Anonymous crackle stamp. The bells are a Joanna Sheen stamp and the poinsettias are a stamp from Chocolate Baroque. I already had this cute little Santa coloured up, so I cut him out, adding some flowersoft (eeeek, I actually used flowersoft lol) and popped him on a Szzix die cut that had the same background treatment, this time overstamped with a holly background stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

I've added some red pompom trim and some ribbon to the top of the bunting and to finish off I've made a flower from Crinoline fabric (also from The Funkie Junkie), die cut with tattered florals and coloured with Festive Berries distress ink, the centre is a faceted clear bead attached with gold stickles but the sparkle doesn't show up too well in the pic.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine: Santa is on his way
Deep Ocean: Christmas
Everybody Art: Christmas
Oozak: anything goes plus red
Paper Playtime: Christmas Colours
Tuesday Alchemy: anything but a card

Only another week to get my Christmas bunting finished for Linda's challenge, Ive got another two done and waiting for some daylight to take their photos so that means two more to make,  guess what I'll be doing today lol??? Thanks for popping by


  1. Your bunting is surely going to look wonderful Claire. I love this one, especially the background - that crackle stamp is fab! Nice sentiments too!! Thats a really cute Santa you have there. Nicola x

  2. Oooh, how yummy is that beautiful background? Love it and your Santa with the flower soft is sensational! Beautiful crinoline flower and your sentiment is lovely! Another super take on the inspiration tags. So delighted that you continue to play along! Have a wonderful crafty weekend.


  3. A great tag Claire and as you might guess I really like the vintage feel to it.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    B x

  4. Wonderful!! Thank you for joining Tuesday Alchemy!

  5. This is so festive! I love your Santa.

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  6. Ack - I love this tag and the trim and Santa are the perfect addition for the add red Oozak December challenge! Glad you were able to play along!


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