Saturday 4 December 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Day 3

Are you following the 12 tags of Christmas with Tim Holtz? I am and was so pleased to be able to find a bit of time last night to make this one, which is my take on day 3.

I didn't have all the supplies so I have improvised in places. For instance I don't have the tree stamp, so I drew the branch freehand.

I added some real leaves and dried heads from a Hydrangea in my garden........

..... and I just loved playing with the tissue tape to create the flower.

So if you look at Tim's fabulous tag against mine you can see some differences - but saying that I am really pleased with the outcome.

A big thankyou to everyone who has been sending me good wishes for my Mum. Test results are coming back and things seem to be more positive than we were led to believe - but saying that we don't yet have a diagnosis. Hopefully we will have more information on Monday. She is at last receiving food through a tube, but has had six and a half days without any sustenance at all. We just hope and pray she is able to build up her strength again.

Have a great weekend everyone and I hope you and your families are all well and looking forward to Christmas or other celebrations that are important to you at this time of year.

luv {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Make a tag



cheryl said...

oh brenda hun this is simply stunning,gosh such creativity to create this beautiful tag hugs cheryl xxxxx

gila said...

oh wie genial, es ist sooooo schön
lg gila

Margreet said...

Oh Brenda, what an awesome tag...I didn't see Tim Holtz' but it cannot be more beautiful than how you 'build' the bird and that flower is also fab...hope all will going better with your mum...enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Kathyk said...

SMASHING and ingenious!


Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful Tag Brenda .. although it is a bird ! lol
Love the use of the hydrangea heads .. genius
Fingers crossed for your mum to get stronger ... so glad the news was more positive
Love to you and yours
Lisa ;)

Netty said...

Brenda am so sorry I didn't realise your mother was so ill, I hope she gets a whole lot better for Christmas. A worrying time for you dear friend.
I love your tag and the alterations. Annette x

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
hope things improve with your mum.
Gorgeous tag
hugs sarah x

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda here praying your Mums gets the strength to fight this and that her recover is soon chum for all the family thinking off you.
Your Tag is stunning I love this the images and detail is beautiful, a gorgeous creation!!! Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag! You have SUCH talent for beautiful vintage things!! I am praying for your mum, I hope she gets her strength back :( xxx

Sue West said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda. So sorry to hear your mum is ill. My thoughts are with you.
Hugs. Sue xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

One word Brenda - BEAUTIFUL! Love it, great colorus and image. Hope Mum is on the mend hun, still thinking of you, extra big hugs Heidixxx

Joan said...

Beautiful tag, I like the idea of using the hydrangea flowers and the hand drawn tree. Best wishes for your Mum's recovery

Val said...

Brenda - this is stunning.

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments.

I do hope the new for your mother is positive.

Take care.

Edith said...

Love, love this tag, Brenda! Very creative and beautiful colors.
Hugs, Edith:)

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Love how you have created snow around the edge of the tag!! and the pearl detail at the bottom is fabulous!!!!! Hugs Juls

chris said...

oh my goodness you wouldnt need a present with this its a present in its self.