8 November 2012

Happy Dance!!!!

Will someone please pinch me so I know I'm not dreaming!! When the list of blogworthy links was published on Tim Holtz' blog today little did I realise I would be on it for 'Falling Leaves'! What an honour, especially when you read the list of other 'blogworthies'. OMG, my happy dance will be going on for weeks:)) Now comes the challenge to continue living up to this - no pressure then! Thank you to those of you have already sent me lovely comments about it (nope, I hadn't read them before I looked at Tim's blogpost, so you can imaging how surprised I was) and welcome to my new followers.

And so to business. Another tag for Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. This is my version of No. 5 (you can see Linda's version HERE) and was inspired by the musical/snowflake background, the text and doily elements and the filligree part at the bottom.

For those unfamiliar with my previous Christmas tags they are all being added to kraft cards ready for sending to friends and family in a month or so.

I employed the Tim's November Tag techniques for the background - Archival Ink musical score and resist snowflakes - the iron hasn't seen so much action in ages!!

The doily got a mix of copper mica spritz and my own blend of brown ink spray (mix drops of red, green and yellow reinker with water in a spray bottle/mister). The reindeer got a coat of Distress Rock Candy after inking - the Walnut Stain DI on the edges really made a difference here.

You may have noticed the trees under the reindeer. These were stamped onto tissue using Distress Markers and layered over the background using Ranger Glue n Seal and the sentiment seemed appropriate.

Whilst loving Linda's filligree element I didn't have one so it was time to improvise. There is a challenge currently running at Our Creative Corner to use silhouettes - in this case two die cut elements joined together and embossed. These were topped by a rosette (I had to make three in different sizes to get it to fit!) a hand cut glitter snowflake and a metal end cap from a charity shop necklace. Ribbon and metallic thread completed the tag in readiness for adding to the base card.

And so it is ready for entering into the following challenges;

Here's hoping you like it/get some inspiration from it and fancy seeing a bit more (especially as No. 6 is also finished and ready to go tomorrow!!) Thanks for dropping by, hugs Buttons x


  1. Hope you're still doing a happy dance Buttons and this creation is fabulous.
    Love the shabby look and the background is gorgeous. Just love all the detail here.
    Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeousness with us at FSC this fortnight.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Congratulations Buttons on being one of Tim's chosen ones. Your tag is fabulous and I really like your chosen colours. Keep Dancing. Hugs Rita xx

  3. Congrats, Buttons. Falling Leaves was stunning and such a contrast between the pure white and the lovely crumpled brown leaves... what I'd imagine would be like in wintery weather. This tag is great. Love all of the techniques you have used. Great use for a doily.Your tage will make beautiful cards for the lucky recipients. Have a great day, cheers, Di

  4. Hi Buttons. Well done you!! Up in the stratosphere now ... how will you hobnob it with us other poor mortals??? Falling leaves was superb, very well deserved! Fab tag today too - oh I am so so behind! I wonder why? Nicola x

  5. Much deserved recognition Buttons, your work is fabulous. Love today's tag too ! Sue C x

  6. I am so glad to see that he recognises talent Buttons because your falling leaves piece was stunning!
    Todays tag is also a ripper! I love the positioning of the elements of the background - superb!
    May there be many more reasons to cha cha cha!

  7. Gorgeous mixed media Buttons...the ribbon with the hearts is so cute..but also the different techniques on this tag!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  8. Woohoo!!! congratulations Buttons...that is soooo awesome! You have always been in the mix with the best...you don't need Tim to tell you that. lol
    Loving this tag too, heaps of texture and interest.
    Dot x

  9. Love the colours and elements used on this tag also. Enjoy. xx Flora

  10. Well done Buttons although how anyone (even the "man" himself) could fail to be impressed with falling leaves is beyond me - it is a stunning piece of work, as is today's tag.

  11. Whoop whoop! That's completely fantastic, and utterly deserved - the Falling Leaves is just one of so many amazing works of art I've loved here... And this tag goes on the list too! The deer looks gorgeous, and I love the snowflakes in the music - a big WOW to go with the huge WOW and happy dance for your news!
    Alison x

  12. Well done Buttons, well-deserved on being deemed Blogworthy - but I'm not at all surprised! We are all happy-dancing with you. This tag maintains the standard we've come to expect - keep up the good work! xxx Keren

  13. Ooooh congratulations - your name popped out at me immediately! how exciting - keep on dancing! I think I am going to go and do a little dance for you too!

  14. So pleased and proud of you Buttons, you so deserve to be on the worthy blog roll, your tags are wonderful and this new one is no exception. More happy dancing from me too to celebrate.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  15. Congratulations on your award you deserve it with all those wonderful creations. Love this one,it is beautiful.
    Your comment on my Blog Re:- tags has got me thinking............not much time to make them for Sunday, the boys are here tomorrow, so no time to play. Certainly a thought for the future, thank you.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  16. Yo Buttons! You totally totally deserve the recognition - your work is wonderful. Really really chuffed for you - (((low curtsey))) Shall you still talk to me doyouthink?? Or is it appointment only?? Cxxxxxx

  17. Mnat Congratulations and a worthy choice to display for sure.

    Love this tag as well-you will become famous :)

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  18. Hi there Buttons,
    You have got me thinking about Tags........ do you use bought ones or do you cut your own?? Asking this to work out what size your wonderful creations actually are.


  19. Gorgeous tag!! The green trees really caught my eye, but then the snowflakes drew me in, but then the reindeer had my full attention! So many things to admire on a little tag...I love it! :)
    Lisa xx

  20. Wow!! That is soooo exciting!! It's a beautiful tag! :) Congrats!

  21. Ooooh, what a beautiful tag! Love your colors. Love the layers, and the music down below. Just gorgeous! Big time congrats on being featured on Tim's blog, too!

  22. Hi Buttons,
    Thanks for the info.
    I have some bought Tags that I use for our pendants, when I looked at them I thought there is "no way" I would get on that what you get on yours. When I make a "Tag Card" I use similar length, but a bit wider. So not too far out, must have a go when we get these Craft Fairs out of the way.

    Patricia xx

  23. Congratulations again Buttons...couldn't happen to a nicer person! Love trace x

  24. Another fab tag, love all the elements you've included, the work together perfectly.

    Sam xxx

  25. WOW!!!!!!! So proud of you Miss 'I've Been Mentioned On Tim's Blog' Buttons! You so deserve it and if anyone needed more evidence, here it is in this totally gorgeous tag - I just LOVE it!! Feeling like a mere mortal next to you but so happy for you. Bigs things will come your way you know.
    Have a wonderful weekend floating high on that cloud. xx

  26. That's a wonderful tag with great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  27. Really pleased for you Buttons it was a stuner :) as is this, the background is seamless the way you have done it
    Von ♥

  28. WOW - Praise from 'THE MAN'!!!
    This is another stunning tag, beautiful background, and gorgeous detail.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril xx

  29. I was so happy for you!!! I knew those leaves would get some attention!!!
    Another gorgeous card here...love the colors of your background and the dear is a plus!!! Gorgeous!

  30. Hi again Buttons, well, you already know what I think about the mention by Sir Tim - just keep up the happy dance! Love this tag, the stag/deer is fabulous and love your improvisation, the music is just perfect too. Another altogether beautiful tag....wonderful. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  31. How wonderful for you Buttons. Your excitement is radiating from the screen and as it should, bravo - I couldn't be happier for you!
    Oh this is gorgeous, that reindeer is spectacular, all so beautiful.

  32. Congratulations on the mention. Well deserved from what I've seen so far :D
    This tag is very beautiful to me. So much inspiration around here :0) Mo

  33. Whhoooohhhh, Buttons, CONGRATULATIONS on the shout out by Mr. Tim! That's over-the-top sensational, but of course totally deserved.

    And this tag - oh my, I can't tell you how much I love everything you have going on here! I'm so glad you talked about the tissue paper technique because I noticed how cool that area was right away and immediately had to know how you did it - LOVE that - it really looks amazing, especially how the doily then peeks out on the top and bottom. Your color palette is wonderful too. All in all, a smash hit here!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with me over at my 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.


  34. Hi Buttons, sorry I'm so late in commenting, very behind in blogging as computer is playing up! WOWSERS firstly congratulations, how fabulous to be showcased by Tim for your falling leaves tag, superb! And this tag is another stunner, beautiful colours and textures and love the way you have staggered the trees awesome. xx

  35. Hi, wow what a gorgeous tag! Love all the detail and your rosette is stunning. Big congratulation on your exciting news and thanks for joining us at FSC this time around
    Claire xx

  36. WooHoo and doing the happy dance for you! Congratulations! Now your card is certainly music to my ears! Love every little fabulous detail! Thank you for joining us at FSC! Happy Weekend!


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