Monday 12 November 2012

Tag 7 for Funkie Junkie

No: 7 and I am still playing catch up with Linda's challenge, plus I am away for a couple of weeks soon, so I hope I can get all 12 done. Yep just checked the closing date which is the 17th December, that means I stand a good chance of finishing them all in time – got to keep motivated.

I used Linda's tag for inspiration and I have tried the 'crumpled kraft suede' technique by the guru, himself, Tim Holtz, and I have to say I shall be doing this one again, but trying different colours. The texture and feel of the finished piece is amazing. I have also used snowflakes, but very different to the way Linda has, but do go across and see hers if you haven't already.

I stamped the snowflakes using picket fence distress stain, (which meets the challenge at SSSS), I die cut the pine tree and used distress embossing powders and deco-art snowtex for the snowy branches.

The lettering is all from the typeset die and I used glittery card and rubbed a little PanPastels into it.

More punched snowflakes and embellishments finished it off. The green ribbon came from Yvonne (Journey into Artistry), thank you so much Yvonne for sending it and some beautiful brads when you sent Becca's card, that is just so thoughtful and kind of you.

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.

Hope you are having fun with Christmas projects. The big day is going to be upon us so quickly now.

There are some challenges I would like to enter -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Stamp without ink 
Funkie Junkie - Tag 7
Joanna Sheen - Cold and Frosty
Our Creative Corner - Make your own background (my extended tag is DP but the main tag is my hand made one).
Rebel Challenge - Uncard
Alphabet Challenge - Tags
Crafts for Eternity - Terrific Tags

Better news about Becca again - her Mum stayed at the hospital with her over the weekend and took her out shopping on Saturday and Sunday. She was shattered when she got back, but that must have lifted her spirits tremendously. She gets hooked back up to her tunes at night so the freedom during the day must be wonderful for her.

Thankyou for all your support, good wishes and prayers. I am sure they are making a difference.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} xox


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great to read the good news about Becca :)
Your tag looks fantastic, love all the details.

Netty said...

Great news about Becca.
Loving your Christmas tag and the dinky little bell at the the top. xx

Jenny Marples said...

Love your No. 7 Brenda. I'm still struggling with that one! Fantastic news about Becca. Hugs, Buttons x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I do like this Brenda the colours, image and those pom poms look fabulous, super tag.
lorraine x

Alyx said...

Great tag. Thanks for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

Yvonne Garner said...

Love your tag Brenda! So good to hear news about your granddaughter. I have been wondering how she is doing. My dear husband has been in the hospital for a week. Being discharged today but we will stay in town for 2.5 weeks of radiation. Hoping he can tolerate the treatments without being rehospitalized. Take care. Yvonne

Words and Pictures said...

Wonderful number 7 - love the shades of green and the snowy tree, and the snowballs along the bottom are a brilliant finishing touch! So glad to hear Becca continues to make strides...
Alison x

Caroline said...

Fabulous news about Becca and the tag is gorgeous I love the layout and colours. Caroline xxx

Margreet said...

Fabulous tag, Brenda...hope to find time to make something like that too!
So glad to read about Becca...she's doing a lot better now...hope this will continue!
xxx Margreet

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love your new christmas tag! Wonderful the background texture and the snowy tree and the other white details for contrast and a really winterfeeling.
Hugs Anja

Julia S-W said...

So glad to hear Becca has had some retail therapy over the weekend! Just what any girl needs.
Love your #7 and wish I'd had a go at these but I fear for me, it's now too late.
Have a great week.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Beautiful tag, I have tried the crumpled suede..fab isn't it! Glad news about Becca...hugs trace x

Paper Profusion said...

Thats a fabulous tag Brenda. I love the background and your snowy branches are super. Very glad to hear Becca improving. Nicola x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous tag, love love your colour choice. This tag looks so tactile. Love your snowflakes in the background. Hope your granddaughter is improving. Thanks o much for joining in the Simon Sys Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
Fantastic Tag and I am so disappointed that it is not going to qualify for Our Creative Corner as you have entered too many Challenges.
Sad face:)

Kathyk said...

Lush tag Brenda.

I've been batch making tags using Sir Tim's blueprint snowman mini today - nothing like so spectaular as your tag though

Happy Monday


Kathyk said...

Forgot to say ..... great news about Becca, here's hoping she'll be out of hospital in the near future


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous!!!! So glad you are playing along!

2amscrapper said...

beautiful tag!


A gorgeous winter wonderland tag Brenda. Love the snowy tree and the fluffy snowballs!
Great news about Becca, and I hope her health continues to improve.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

catherine said...

Just stunning Brenda and love the frosty effect on it with the tree. Great news about your granddaughter and so pleased she enjoyed her shopping trip.
X catherine

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, love how you made the tree.

DesignerDiva said...

Brenda what a fabulous tag!! I think this has to be my favourite so far (yes I do look even if I don't get time to comment)
I have just had a catch up on your blog - I bet the falling shelves was a nightmare!
Hugs Laurie xx

trisha too said...

Another gorgeous tag, Brenda! I'm with Laurie--this may be my favorite yet!


paper fun said...

Your tag is fantastic!!!! Your tree is amazing and I will have to check Tim's site about the suede look. Your's is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining our tag challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


froebelsternchen said...

oh´s fabulous!

debby4000 said...

Not sure how I got so behind on your blog and didn't realised your GD has been so poorly glad to hear she's getting better.
Love the tag.

Candy C said...

Brenda...I love your Christmas tag! The background with the snowflakes stamped in Picket Fence are beautiful! Great job on those! I also love your Tim die cut Christmas tree with all of it's grungy, snowy loveliness! Thanks so much for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Karin said...

a beautiful tag, i love the shades of green!

Anonymous said...

That is such wonderful news.
Your tag is gorgeously festive and as for that trim, the cherry on the icing on a delicious cake!

Terry said...

Love your frosty Christmas tree and snowflake background! Very festive, Brenda! So glad to hear that Becca had a little time to just be a teenager! I pray it continues! Hugs!

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful tag. Love the tree with the drifts of snow on it...Love the snowflakes behind.

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome tag Brenda, I really need to check out this challenge sounds like such fun.
Hugs Lynn

nefertiti said...

I love your tag Brenda! Bisous

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tag! Makes me feel all Merry :) Thanks for playing the UnCard Rebel Challenge at RRD!

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful! Love your snowy branches, the twine and the ghostlike snowflakes on the green. This is one of my favorites of your elongated tags.

Alexa said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda - what a gorgeous green and the mini bell is so cute! Take care - A xx

Anonymous said...

Love the snowy look of this tag and your suede look paper looks very interesting too. I've gone to check out the 12 Tags of Christmas you talk about and I'm concidering if I have time to take part. It looka like a fun challenge.

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This is beautiful!! I love the frost around the edge of the card and the pom pom trim!!

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Lesley said...

What a gorgeous tag! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Tracey said...

This is one BEAUTIFUL tag Brenda!!! SO full of gorgeous that!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful - love the monochromatic look and your background is just sensational. Your tree looks pretty awesome too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us over at the 12 tags challenge as well as Our Creative Corner.

So happy to hear your GD is doing better, hope the improvement will continue!


Debi said...

I do love this tag Brenda- just that snow on the tree :) is perfectly christmassy, thanks for playing the RRD Rebel Uncard Challenge, Debi x

Unknown said...

Beautiful tag! I love the dusting on the tree, really gives it that something special. Thanks for playing with us at Rogue Redhead Designs :)