14 December 2012

Come in No. 12, your time is up...

Drum roll please, '*********' for my final '12 Tags of Christmas' tag.

This is a challenge set by Linda Coughlin, The Funkie Junkie, and is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Each week Linda has created a gem of a tag to inspire us and a whole host of talented peeps have played along to create some fab projects.

Linda's red/gold background inspired me for this one and I stumbled on a fab technique for this purely by chance. Take Mulberry paper, stamp with VersaMark (or other embossing medium) pour on embossing powder (in this case Cosmic Shimmer gold) and heat. It melts beautifully into the paper so you get a faded jacquard fabric feel rather than something shiny. Note - the paper does shrink slighty.

My 'cream' centre is composed of an image posted by Linda a couple of weeks ago - I love it so much it had to be used again - and another of Astrid's vintage postcard images. Astrid has been playing along with Linda's challenge too, so take the chance to catch up on her gems. I loved Linda's poinsettia but have yet to acquire her wonderful crinoline, so a stamped/layered image was used instead.

And to top off this vintage tag some lace and ribbon. There. Done. It has been great playing along with Linda's challenge, pushing me in unexpected directions, and has seriously helped get the cards done this year. As well as entering Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge 12, it will also by entered for the latest Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Make It A Tag.
Now, before I go I want to share one last card - this one arrived in the post from my wonderful crafting friend Anne, and oh boy what a gem it is!

How cool is that. Thanks Anne. I'm still smiling from ear to ear:)
Time to go and get some sleep, but I just want to take another opportunity to say a huge thankyou to everyone who visits/leaves comments. You are all wonderful. Hugs, Jenny x


  1. Woohoo, Buttons, congratulations on finishing the challenge with this stunning beauty. I love the way you used the vintage images and that lace is making me drool. And that embossing technique on the mulberry paper is sensational - must give that a try, thanks for sharing. I am so delighted that you decided to join the 12 tags challenge this year. Best of luck in next week's drawings and Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  2. Oh! WOW! were you saving the "Best" till last?? Actually every one of the 12 you have made are fantastic. I have loved them all. I really like the vintage feel you manage to get. This is stunning, I love how you get all that depth and texture.

    Patricia xx

  3. I have never done anything like that - so I think you are amazing!!! I love this tag!!! So much to see, so vintagey and just looks like sooo much fun! Well done!
    Dot x

  4. Oooh they are both fabulous - I love your stamping on mulberry paper I am sure I have some of that somewhere and have never thought to stamp on it so I must give it a try - I so hope my mojo comes back soon - another week has gone by and I am only managing to do my last T!m tag in stages (its taken me all week to diecut the grunge paper and ink and stickle it) - at least it is dry now so maybe today I can finish it??? we shall see - ho hum. Have a great week.

  5. Oh and well done on completing all 12 - I didnt see this challenge in time but next year I will definately join in!

  6. Hi Jenny, I too think you have saved the best til the last, this one is gorgeous. Those vintage images are a delight, your flower is beautiful and the embossing technique looks amazing. I am running out of adjectives to use with your work! Always surprised to see anything I have made on someone else's blog, glad you liked it. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Buttons , your take on this tag is wonderful and I love the vintage images against that very clever background technique!
    I have had a wonderful time making mine hope you have too!!! Annes card is wonderful!
    hugs trace x

  8. Well done on finishing all of the tags and all of them have been amazing.

    Love the card from Ann as well--thank you for sharing that.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  9. Absolutely love this tag Jenny. I understand why you love the vintage postcards etc. brilliant make

    Stunning card from Anne R. She sent me one too and I love it x
    We are so lucky

    Hugs Annie x

  10. Cool tag!!! Congrats on doing the full run! Love this final piece of gorgeousness, that back ground is out of this world, like others have said, will have to give that a try soon, it looks amazing (as does the rest of your beautiful tag!!)

  11. Wow wow wow, Fabulous tag Buttons. The layout is brilliant and I love the postcard idea too. Doesn't Anne make beautiful tags, I received mine this morning along with the most wonderful card. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  12. Wow absolutely gorgeous, I can't believe you've done 12 already!!!

    Sam xxx

  13. Hello Jennie
    Your Tag is gorgeous, it is the perfect genre; Vintage to place on a Kraft card, it blends in well. Your Bg and the flower add texture and dimension, and your branch creates a wonderful movement.
    Perfect. Glad you managed to finish up all 12!

  14. Congrats Jenny on making it thru all 12! Sumptuous tag! Adore the background - I have a good stack of mulberry that I got at a great discount a while back - it will be tried out for sure. Love all the elements here - your crafting is beautiful. Plus Anne's tag is superb too - love the pearl drop especially! Thanks to Anne I now am 'in the picture' re frantage and it looks so beautiful here! Nicola x

  15. Well done Buttons for completing all 12 tags ! This one is a stunner and I love the Mulberry paper technique, one to try as I've got loads of this stuff hanging around. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  16. Well, here's me, speechless, which nearly never happens and makes it a huge compliment. Jenny, your tag - that poinsettia with the beautiful backing - is sensational.

    Annie's tag is amazing, too. I don't craft anything like these tags and you both leave me gob-smacked!!

    Thanks for stopping in to visit me! Have a wonderful week!! Darnell

  17. Wow - a fantastic finale! Your mulberry paper invention is stunning, and those two lovely vintage images make a beautiful central focus for a stunning tag 12 - yay!!
    Alison xx

  18. Jenny it's beautiful:)
    Von ♥

  19. Cannot take my eyes off that one from Anne! AMAZING!!! I pinned it when I read her post...you lucky girl!
    Your tag/card is gorgeous...perfect for a big finish! Congrats on finishing. Love the mini postcards! And that gold...well all gold catches my materialistic eye...I LOVE it...amazing detail! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funky this time and this year!!!!

  20. So many delightful details that my eyes are trying to absorb all of them. The lace with ribbon at the top if a perfect touch as are the touches of gold making it all so full of luxury.
    What a beautiful tag Anne sent to you.

  21. Jenny your tag is so lush and lovely. The mulberry paper is cool when embossed isn't it. Have you tried then embossing it with a folder. It is amazing the effects you can get. The richness of your tag today is just beautiful.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, it lifted my spirits.

  22. Congrats on crossing the finishing line of Linda's challenge :) Both of your tags are amazing, I love every detail.

  23. Your tag is stunning, Jenny. The mulberry paper stamping is intriguing and I just happen to have a few dozen sheets of that waiting for inspiration.... so thanks! Congrats on doing all 12 tags, too.

  24. Firstly, contrats on finishing all the tags! It is such a great feeling! Love your take on the final tag, which is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  25. Gorgeous tag! Love that you've adhered it to a card. The background is stunning! Love all that gold with the red. Beautiful postcard images! Fabulous branch! Hugs, Sandra


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