Saturday 13 October 2012

Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #4

I am still following Linda's 12 tags of Christmas and keeping up, YAY.

This week Linda has given us a rustic, country styled tag and I am taking inspiration from 
1) having a stamped background 
2) I used the enamelled stamping technique which can be found on P.44 of Tim's Book 2 and 
3) I used the tattered pinecone die which I have only just purchased.

I also want to play at Simon Says Stamp and Show where the challenge is RUST.

This piece also doubles for Crafty Individuals DT piece as I have used stamp plate CI - 169 and cut out the angel figures.

Apart from the above supplies I added a holly berry frame and some holly berry DP to make another of my extended tags, a little gold bell completes the Christmas touches.

I didn't have the vintage photo distress embossing powder so I mixed tattered rose, aged mahogany and brushed corduroy together and followed Tims recipe on P.45 of Book 1.

Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas is an inspiration challenge and there will be a winner drawn at the end of the 12 weeks for those who have entered each one. There is plenty of time to take part as each tag challenge will remain open until the 17th December, so no excuses if you miss any. The sponsor is The Funkie Junkie Boutique, which is Linda's fantastic on-line store where she stocks lots of fabulous products to produce vintage, shabby chic projects.

I had some lovely good news this week, my 'Fall into Fall' tag was chosen as a winner at Sugar Creek Hollow. How wonderful is that? Thanks girls for your votes of confidence in my work, I so appreciate it.

I hope your weekend is a good one. I am still helping to look after the youngest grandaughters as the eldest had a complication under anaesthetic this week which has set her back weeks. At the moment we don't know when she will be able to come home. She has alot of progress to make before that can happen.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} xox



Caroline said...

Fabulous tag love the design. Caroline xxx

Karin said...

great tag, beautiful design!
Have a nice weekend!

Rita said...

Brenda, your tag is so beautiful, lots to look at too. Enjoy your Week-end. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh wow gorgeous
Lisa x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful this Tag.
Nice weekend and lovely greet

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Utiful tag Brenda, love the stamped background it sets the image off beautifully. Love the luscious bow and little bow. Lovely design . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Ink Art Designs said...

A great tag glad that you are keeping up! I love that background, the red glowing through looks amazing. Congrats on your DT picked win at SCH. An awesome entry!
Dot x

Kathyk said...

Welcome back Brenda - FABULOUS tag.

Sorry to hear your granddaughter is still in hospital and hoping she will make a great recovery .... and soon too!

All the best


Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! So sorry Becca is still so poorly. Your blog upgrade must have worked well as I am now getting your new posts on my reading list feed,

Lucy x

2amscrapper said...

gorgeous tag, Brenda!

trisha too said...

GORGEOUS tag, Brenda! I can never keep up with the group things, and am always impressed with those who do, and you are doing it beautifully!

Thank you for stopping by with the comment on my recycled box. I'm finished with the traveling for a while, and am looking forward to catching up with my blog visiting.

Keep right on updating us about the grandgirl, please.

Margreet said...

Love all of your design on that fab tag, Brenda...congrats on being SCH's winner....well deserved...too bad about your granddaughter!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

Sorry to read that life is still so tough for your family, a worrying time for all of you.
A glorious tag with beautiful festive colours.
Congratulations on your other tag being selected.

Suzanne C said...

The rusty number is the perfect touch to a beautiful tag! Lovely Background with the harlequin pattern in gold and red! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Sue said...

Beautiful tag Brenda I love it! huggles hun xx

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely tag with all the richness of those traditional Christmas colours, and I love your rusty 25! Congrats on your SCH win - so well deserved for that other lovely tag!
Alison x

Evelyn S. said...

This is a beautiful tag....dramatic red features, especially! LOVELY!

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, a real rich and vibrant tag, love the enamelled technique, it adds to the festive feel. Hoping your Granddaughter, improves daily bless her. xx

Martina said...

Bravo once again, Brenda!!! You are so inspiring! I love your Christmas tags!

Jenny Marples said...

So impressed you are keeping up with Linda despite all that's going on around you. Love the tag and the improvisation, well done on your deserved win, and hope things really turn a corner for your granddaughter very soon. Hugs, Buttons x

Gerri Herbst said...

Loving this tag my dear. What a wonderful Christmas story. Congrats on your win too!

Gio said...

Classical, red, beautiful Christmas tag.

Thanks for your kind words on my blog, Brenda :-)

Lynn Stevens said...

Brenda, your an inspiration to get going on my Christmas cards/tags. Awesome tag.
hugs Lynn

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wpw. the enameled stamping technique in red and gold is absolutely spectacular, Brenda! What a perfect background for a Christmas piece. Beautiful angeles and your rusted 25 is the perfect finisher! So thrilled to have you playing with me in the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style this year. Congrats on your win over at Sugar Creek Hollow too!


Terry said...

What a really dramatic background! Love those red diamonds. Beauiful details in this gorgeous Christmas tag! Hope all is going well! Hugs!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic! Love your rustification, too :-)

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, stunning!! Love what you did with that CI stamp, brilliant tag altogether!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! A fabulous festive tag Brenda!
Alison xx