Thursday 15 November 2012

Tag 8 for Funkie Junkie and Tim's November tag.

This is tag No: 8 for Linda’s 12 tags of Christmas and I have combined this with Tim’s November tag as well. I am still making my extended tags and love the extra length they give me.

My inspiration has come from both Linda and Tim. I have used the techniques Tim has shown and used Mario Junior’s fabulous toy soldier blueprint stamp. From Linda my inspiration has come from the fact that she also used part of Tim’s tag herself for inspiration, but I also loved the use of the red hessian and flower.

These photos were taken at different times of the day which is why they look different colours. You can see the tag before and after embellishing.

The layers of ink for this technique are fabulous and I love the emboss resist.

I hung little gold bells onto a swivel clasp, attached an eyelet and tied it with some ribbon.

The Poinsettia is a Crealies die, cut with distressed coredinations card.

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 am catching up again with the tags for the challenge and loving making them. Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments on my work.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Out of the Hat Creations - Use some of your stash
Crafty Bloggers - Christmas Anything Goes

PS I don't know if I dare say this but, 
all being well with blood tests etc, 


My very big thanks again to all those lovely people who sent her cards, the last batch being Buttons Pushing the Right Buttons, Trisha Easily Amused Hard to Offend, Lucy True Colours, Yvonne Meggy's Way and a second one from Margreet Margreet's Scrapcards.



Terry said...

First off, I am so happy that Becca is on her way home and the bloods tests had good results! How wonderful for all! Now your tag is simply gorgeous! Love the hanging bells and of course the background! You know I did not think I needed those stamps!!!!!! Hugs!

Vicky said...

Beautiful as always Brenda...and I'm so pleased Becca is coming home too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Have my fingers crossed for you all and hope that she is able to come home, how wonderful that will be ..
A fab make again!trace x

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS tag Brenda - I have the soldier image but only on the mini blueprint set

Hope your granddaughter continues to improve


chrissie said...

Beautiful tag Brenda with so many wonderful elements to look at.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Out of Hat this week.

Hope Becca comes home tomorrow

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen said...

so gorgeous!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous tags love the design and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xx

Sue said...

Oh im so pleased she is coming home how thrilled you all must be :) and this tag is brilliant I love those stamps huggles hun xxxxxxxxx

Sandra's Spot said...

Great Tag Brenda great stamping and colours. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra X

Yvonne Garner said...

Continued best wishes to Becca. Love your tag and the TH images! Hope all is well. Yvonne

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous tag Brenda, a stunning background and the embellishing is just beautiful.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my candy post and just to say that if you do want to enter, you'll need to add yourself to my linky list which I did this time as I always find the comments ones take loads of time to sort lol
Hugs, Fliss xx

Gram's Treasures said...

The great technique makes for a gorgeous tag! So glad Becca is finally on the way to recovery.
Joyce xx

Margreet said...

Wow, Becca coming home is such big new, will be so good for her to be in her own environment!
Your tag is a real beauty!
xxx Margreet

Daniele said...

fabbie tag Brenda

Netty said...

Loving your unusual tag Brenda, fab colourings. x

trisha too said...

This is SO much fun, Brenda--all the wonderful details really take it to the next level of "great tagness?"

You know what I mean . . .


Netty said...

oooh just noticed Becca is coming brilliant news xx

trisha too said...

And PS you know I'm delighted to hear the news about Becca!!

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, brilliant that Becca comes home tomorrow - fingers and toes crossed for a magical day. Your tag is wonderful as ever - love the jangly bells. Nicola x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful tag, and great to read you have had some good news.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous tag, Brenda. I love that Nutcracker toy soldier. I do hope Becca comes home tomorrow. I have got some magazines for her,

Lucy x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
Great news of the homecoming, let us hope she continues to keep in good health.
Your No8 Tag is gorgeous the bg with the resist, it does not carry traditional Christmas colours,however it is very Chrismassy, your flower is great and I love the dangling embellishment, it finishes it off wonderfully.

2amscrapper said...

great tag-- love how you used that stamp.

Ephemera said...

Fantastic tag Brenda, love those new Tim Stamps, but even more fantastic is the news that your Granddaughter will hope soon. Have alovely day. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, these images are on my wish-list :)
Great news about your granddaughter. Hope my card has arrived, too.

Martina said...

I love your new tags, dear Brenda! You always have such great ideas and you are so talented.
Have a nice weekend.

Netty said...

Hi Brenda, thank you for dropping by my Art a dimbo I had posted it Pacific time without noticing.....ooops.....but am up and running Hugs Annette x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic tag Brenda! Love the bells embellie! Just ordered those fab blueprint stamps ;o) xx

Words and Pictures said...

Hurrah for Becca's homecoming... I'm so behind with blog-visiting that, all being well, she must be there by now!

And then, what a truly fabulous tag! The soldier looks so cool done with this technique - and your background ink colours are absolutely glorious - I completely love it!!
Alison xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Just popped back to see if there is any further news of Becca? Good I hope?

Lucy x

Von said...

Hope it's hugs all round for Becca :)
Fab tags Brenda :)
Von ♥

Janet said...

Fabulous tag Brenda,loving those stamps
Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
Janet x

Marjie Kemper said...

Hope she made it home yesterday.... how wonderful!!! Love what you've done with the new stamps. This i one beautiful tag and the embellishments are fabulous.

Jenny Marples said...

Such good news about Becca. Love this take on Tim's/Linda's tags. That toy soldier works so well with that resist technique. Great job Brenda. Hugs, Buttons x

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda. Great news that Becca is coming home. Hope all is well. Fantastic tags. Love what you have done with the stamps and the techniques you have used. Thank you for sharing with the Hatters this week.
Sending hugs,
Florence xx

Unknown said...

Wow super work - they are great! Cx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the blueprint nutcracker guy here!!! And...SUPER NEWS about your Granddaughter!!! Prayers answered!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is absolutely WONDERFUL, Brenda! Gorgeous colors and wonderful steaming. Your flower just ROCKS and I love the dangle of jingle bells! Sensational take on Tag #8. Sorry it has taken me two weeks to get around to stopping by, but please know that I am thrilled to have you joining in the 12 tags challenge with us this year!