Thursday, 18 October 2012

Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas #5


So where have the last five weeks gone? Linda is on tag #5 and this is my fifth one too, with inspiration taken from the music background and emboss resist that Linda has used. From there on, mine is completely different, but without that spur looking at how Linda made hers I wouldn't have created this. Thanks for the creative nudge every week Linda, I am so enjoying this.



I have used a number of favourite things on here which makes this eligible for Simon Says Stamp and Show your favourites. For instance the DI colours I have used are weathered wood, vintage photo and walnut stain, I just love this colour combination. Also on my hit list are stamps by Tim (we just keep collecting them don't we?), Christmas papers from MME and downloaded vintage music paper. The other thing that is an absolute favourite and that I love making at the moment are my extended tags.



Hels at Sunday Stamper is asking for metal and I think the pin and bells will count here. 
I seem to be using these little bells on most of my tags this year, mind you I do have an abundance of them. 



Sugar Creek Hollow are looking for Sparkle and this can be seen on the sparkly embossing powder I used as well as on some of the paper snowflakes with sparkle pen used in their centres. I also used a Sakura sparkle pen round the edges of the tags.



Other embellishments are from my supplies plus a TH fragment.

Santa was stamped, coloured over with more ink and with a water brush then covered in embossing ink and clear EP to make him shine and pop more.


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.

Did I say that I had been chosen as top pick for a swcond week running at Sugar Creek Hollow, I feel so chuffed and want to thank the girls for all their support.

Today is Friday Eve as I read on someone's blog recently, so have a great end to the week and a lovely weekend.

hugs {brenda} xox

Other challenges to have fun with -
It's all about the vintage - Embossing
Craftymess - Anything Goes
Splodgeaway - Sparkle and Gems- I bought a Slodgeaway mat from Barbara Gray at Ally Pally and love the effects I get with blending inks.


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39 comments:

Maalai said...
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Caroline said...

This is fabulous love the design and the colours are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

butterfly said...

Fabulous extended tag - beautifully designed and distressed. I couldn't agree more on the colour combination (gorgeous), and the music manuscript - some of my favourite things too - so I really love this!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great interpretation of tag 5 Brenda, love that Santa stamp and your colours are fabulous!!

Sue said...

Love this tag Brenda its yummy huggles hun xxx

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful tag! I do love that colour combination even if I don't use it very often. I love all the little details and the background is gorgeous.
Thanks for your visit to my blog too!
Juliaxx

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

The colorcombination is Marvelous Brenda and a very lovely en beautiful Tag. Beautiful background and stars.
Lovely greet
Marja

lynne said...

I like the use of the music Brenda and also the jolly Santa.
Such a lovely tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Karin said...

A gorgeous tag!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

A gorgeous tag Brenda. I love the colours and the way you extended the bottom of the tag. Just catching up with your blog, you have some very inspiring projects - I really don't know how you mangage to do so much and remain so individual!!
Siobhan x

CraftyKay said...
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Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda that's a wonderful tag with great details. Love the colors and the little buttons.

CraftyKay said...

Love the use of distress inks sparkle and christmas. Nice one Brenda. Thank you for joining in the splodgeaway challenge.

Daniele said...

what a wonderful tag Brenda, just loving your jolly Santa
hugs

Kathyk said...

FAB tag, Brenda and loving that Santa image

Kathyk

Sue said...

Is that a little tile or domino that is in the darker paper. It is a lovely tag, Brenda. Do you plan to use the tags for your Christmas gifts or are they too arty and too good to actually use. I reckon the latter...:)
Have fun!
xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh i just love the shimmer and that jolly Santa
Lisa x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely, and now I see what you were working on, on your desk!

Lucy x

Redanne said...

Your extended tag is beautiful Brenda, gorgeous colours and that image of Santa is fabulous and I really love the backing papers you have used. You are so right about collecting stamps....... Crafty hugs, Anne x

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS, love those ickle bells, too cute! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, love the chubby Santa image and the colours you used.
Yvonne

Sandie said...

A stunning Tag...I love the little bells...

Thank you for joining in our challenge at Craftymess.

Sandie x

inkypinkycraft said...

Love your extended tag, and really yummy colours!! Wish had time to play along!!! A fab make Brenda! Trace x

Annette Lee said...

One busy lady - a beautiful tag - thanks for joining the SplodgeAway Challenge Annette x

Terry said...

I just love what you did with this tag, Brenda! What a fun and beautiful Christmas piece! You have inspired me to do something with that Santa!!! Happy Friday! Hugs!

2amscrapper said...

I love your take on the challenge!

Yvonne Garner said...

Love your tag Brenda, especially the jingle bells! Thanks for all our visits to my blog. Best wishes, Yvonne

Anita Houston said...

Oh it's marvelous!!!! I am so happy you are playing with Linda! I hope I get a minute to start as well! Love your texture and those snowflakes!

Buttons said...

Missed your next tag! Love this one. It's got a real vintage 50's feel to it I think and has been finished beautifully. Gotta catch up with Linda's tag challenge soon! Hugs, Buttons x

jayneyd said...

Love ur tag Brenda and glad ur finding ur splodgeaway mat so usefuj. . . I wouldnt be without mine! Thanx for joining us at splodgeaway and good luck with the challenge. X x x

Marjie Kemper said...

Santa loves his sparkle, doesn't he? Love what you've done with Santa... he looks so joyful on this tag, Brenda.

Suzanne C said...

What a beautiful combination of favorites! Love the colors you used and that Santa is too cute! Beautiful vintage tag! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Claire said...

Love this tag Brenda, so beautifully vintage! I'm playing catch up with Linda's tags, they are a real inspiration aren't they?
Claire xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Brenda and good luck with our challenge xxxx

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

Love your Tag, expecially the worn edges - there is a knack to that! Good luck with our SplodgeAway challenge. Sam

Shirl said...

You put me to shame I still haven't done Christmas yet. Gorgeous.

Hugs Shirley x x

craftytrog said...

Your tag is gorgeous Brenda! I love that little button border!
Alison xx

Sanna Saksija said...

Adorable card! I love the non-traditional Christmas colours and the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, Brenda, this is just wonderful. LOVE the way this came out. Now I want that Santa stamp - LOL. I really like the way you stamped the snowflakes on black and the fragment piece! Just an all-round piece awesome piece of work! Great to see you back with us again this week.

Hugs,
Linda