Hello out there everyone and thank you so much for dropping by. Your visits and comments are always appreciated. Well it's been a busy one, visiting rellies, going to see Skyfall (amazing!!) and the ususal domestic chores we all love so much!! And then today I started a new job having taken a momentous leap of faith off a work 'cliff' over the summer. Sometimes you just have to trust that the right thing is going to happen, even if you are not totally sure what that 'thing' is!! A spot of crafting did take place too you'll be pleased to hear:) And hurrah! it fits with four challenges, so that helps the sense of achievement too!!
This is my version of Tim's November tag from his 12 Tags of 2012 (a Christmas version, obviously!!)
And then The Funkie Junkie herself, Linda Coughlin posted her latest 12 Tags of Christmas Tag 8 which she also based on Tim's tag; even though I need to get 5, 6 and 7 done yet, it seemed sense to enter this one for the latest phase of the challenge and catch up with the others this week. Just in case you haven't seen Linda's challenge yet, which is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, there's still time to enter. She provides a fab inspirational tag each week - pop over to her blog to find out more.
Here's Linda's 8th tag so that you can see which elements I used too; resist, red, a Greetings sentiment and some of that fabulous jute.
I love how the seam binding I got from The Funkie Junkie Boutique takes Distress Ink so well and allows it to blend. Team it with twine and string (from clothing labels:) and it looks really rustic.
The background stamping over the initial colour layers is only really visible up close but adds so much underlying texture - this is where Tim's genius in putting tags together shines through.
(Apologies for the camera blur on this shot)
The gift of a seasonal bouquet fell in nicely with this rustic theme, especially with the jute, more twine and that lovely little tag; all this came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique again and as a result I will enter this into the Frilly and Funkie Sunday Share challenge too.
Finally I mounted the tag onto a kraft card ready for sending next month (as I have done with previous tags).
Over at Make My Monday the current challenge is to make an autumnal card with kraft and twine - now I know this is more about Christmas but the leaves, kraft and twine are there too, which fits the theme.
That's all for now folks. Once again thanks for stopping by. I'll be returning the compliment very soon:)
Have a great week, hugs Buttons x