5 November 2012

New Beginnings

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

43 comments:

  1. Hi Buttons, hope the first day went well! Love the sumptuous colours you have achieved on your beautiful tag. The holly and berries are gorgeous. A great take on Tim's tag (and on Linda's too). Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  2. Just sensational - love the deep rich colors and all the beautiful embellishments. And thanks for letting me know I forgot to add the link to my #8 tag post! Hope you will go back and link up now.

    Congrats on the new job - that's always so exciting. And best of luck - hope it all works out the way you hope it will!

    Thanks again for playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  3. Hope you had a great first day - very exciting to do cliff-jumping (did my own leap in March!)...

    Tag is just fantastic - I'm wondering how on earth to avoid Christmas with this one - if I could surrender this brilliantly I'd go for it! The fir branch looks amazing bleached into the background with the fab technique; gorgeous trimmings; wonderful stamping. An all round triumph!
    Alison xx

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  4. Such a great trash with amazing elements! Thanks for joining in our autumn supplies challenge at MMM! :)

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  5. Yeah Buttons if we don't sometimes jump from cliffs we can't keep our wings in shape :) Love the elemental colours and textures you achieved in your wonderful tag today.

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  6. What an amazing tag.... so gorgeous!!!!

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  7. Shhhh..don't tell anyone, but I do believe your tag is my most favorite of all the takes on Tim's Tag! ;-) Really, really absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful work indeed Buttons and please do pop over my way for a little candy going on.. more and more realise how quickly the year is drawing to close - great elements here, traditional but not!Shaz in Oz.x

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  9. Fabulous Buttons, the traditional Christmas colours, the fabulous techniques and your superb creativity have combined wonderfully to achieve such a work of art. I love it.
    I hope you have enjoyed your first day in your new job and good luck with it.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  10. Well I thought I did really well to get my No8 made and linked up and I noticed you beat me to it!!!!!
    Amazing Tag, you have created the depth on your bg beautifully, it is rustic and I would say it would qualify for Autumn!
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  11. Oooh its lovely - hope the job is going ok.

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  12. This is a great tag and the elements go together really well - good that it covers several cghallenges as well. Good luck with your new beginnings - hope all goes well.

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  13. Hi Buttons this is a fabulous Christmas tag in my favourite traditional Christmas colours. Lovely to se you joining us at MMM.
    I wish you much luck and happiness in your new job.
    Suzi B x

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  14. Terrific Christmas artwork on this tag.

    Hope your new job is all that you wish it to be--good luck

    Chrissie xx

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  15. Lovely work as always - the colours work beautifully and the berries are a great touch. Hope you're enjoying the new job- a change can be a bit scary at first!
    Hugs, Keren

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  16. Those deep dark colours are utterly gorgeous! Your tag makes me feel like I am sitting peacefully in a room lit only by firelight, with the snow falling outside. And you did that as well as starting a new job! Hope you had a good first day.

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  17. Gorgeous tag Buttons... Love the deep rich colours, great design & fabulous detail... Good luck with the new job.... Hugs May x x x

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  18. You've created a great tag - love the depth of colour and the festive foliage!! Good luck in the new job!

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  19. Your tag is gorgeous Buttons. Love the inky background and your stamping and embellishing look beautiful.
    Glad you enjoyed the film as I did and I've got Adele constantly singing in my head at the moment!
    Hope your first day wasn't too stressful and that you're enjoying the new job.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: Lovely to see you at Make My Monday too - almost forgot this lol

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  20. Buttons, a beautiful tag. Love the traditional theme and all of the added texture and fibre. Can't decide which of your tags I like the most. They're all so differently delightful. Thank you for your inspiring comments. Have a great week, cheers, Di.

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  21. Gorgeous colours and content. Best wishes in the new job. xx Flora

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  22. ...so loving this tag Buttons, the richness of depth in the colours is gorgeous, loVe how you have put your stamp on Tims November tag, one of my fave's of yours...Mel :)

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  23. Oh my word Buttons, your tag is so striking and gorgeous. I love the richness of the reds & greens. Absolutely Stunning. Hope your enjoying your new job too. Hugs Rita xx

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  24. Really gorgeous. Love all the little details. Thanks for joining in with MMM...Wishes, Suzanne GDT x

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  25. So beautiful - I really hate you!!! (laughing!) Hope the new job is fabulous - if it feels right then do it my friend. Cx

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  26. That's a fabulous tag with great details. Love all the elements.

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  27. Very beautiful tag. Rich, vintage and oh so lush. Did you break down some of the twine and stick it over the fir branch? Or am I missing something in the make-up? I love it all anyway :0) Mo x

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  28. First of all...well done on the new job and holding out for the right one! I wish you WELL!!!
    Second, this is an uber fabulous take on Tim's tag...love the Christmas theme!!!
    Third, I love how you are mounting all the Linda tags on other cards...such a fabulous idea!
    One gorgeous tag my dear!

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  29. Another beautiful make..I love the colours you have used here and great minds...I am making a non autumn tag for November too ! A really wonderful make Buttons! Trace x

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  30. When all said and done nothing says Christmas better than that wonderful red and green mix. I love your tag and the ab fab depth of colour and texture that you've achieved. Its beautiful! I'm amazed that I have taken to Daniel Craig - but I have - and I really enjoyed Skyfall too! Speaking of which you've gone so Bond that you've even done your own Skyfall - hope that you get on marvellously in your new job. Nicola x

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  31. This is a beautiful and creative tag!

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  32. Hi Buttons
    Bravo to you for jumping off that cliff and landing so successfully, maybe you will tell us all about your first week.
    Gorgeous rustic quality, it looks as though it should be for sale in a little boutique in rural America - love the details.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  33. Good luck with the new job, Buttons. Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and go for it - and if it doesn't work out, take another leap :)) Your tag is just fabulous, but then all your projects are terrific. Elizabeth x

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  34. Hope your new job is wonderful! These Christmas tags are so elegant and rich in color and design! Love what you did with Tim's and how fun is that Santa! Have a great evening!

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  35. Oh this is truly amazing! I am a bit lost for words at the moment. I have just been sitting here staring at this gorgeous tag and in awe really. Absolutely fantastic x

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  36. Beautiful tag! Love all of the dimension.
    Joyce xx

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  37. A gorgeous tag and a great use of our Autumn Supplies - thanks for joining in at MM this week - Jacqueline xx

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  38. Love all the contrast here in colors and texture... just beautiful! That cluster of leaves and bits down below is so interesting. Love it!

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  39. Love your tag Buttons. Such deep, rich colors. Best wishes on the new job! Yvonne

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  40. Gorgeous I love the traditional colours. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

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  41. Fabulous tag, and such great texture, love the cluster of leaves.
    Sorry for the late comment, but thanks for joining MMM.
    Avril xx

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  42. Stunning, LOVE your version of tag 8 and you have just inspired me to start on mine!!! Hope your cliff jump went well too!!!!

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  43. Just spotted these fabulous tags REAlLLY Beautiful x

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