Sunday, 15 November 2015

Festive Foliage and a Tag

I can't believe the weekend is over and I haven't done even half of what I planned but I did manage a bit of crafty time.... christmas themed of course.

I used linen effect card for the base with a snippet of green paper and a silver peel-off sentiment. The image is from Penny Black 'in a pear tree' collection, stamped with Memento inks, cut with an Xcut die and with red Stickles, Sakura glitter pen and pearls added.

and this one shows the glitter pen a little better

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Penny Black Saturday challenge 'dies and/or punches'
Penny Black and More challenge 'anything christmas'
Stamping Sensations challenge 'festive flowers and  foliage'
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge 'red and green must be seen'

and I nearly forgot to link up to
CAS-ual Fridays challenge 'precious metals' 

While mooching around in Blogland I've been seeing quite a few tags and thought I should be getting some made so hunted around for a bit of inspiration and decided that the same Penny Black stamp would be ideal for what I wanted. When inking the stamp I was careful to clean off the partridge and also the bauble from the centre and stamped it twice - slightly offset - using 2 different shades of green. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and this time I added Liquid Pearls and silver gems to the image. I shaped the top, punched a hole and added the ribbon... all I need to do now is start buying some christmas presents to tie it to (but that will probably end up being a last minute job!)

I shall enter this in the following challenges

25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge  - my tag was inspired by Tracey McNelly's Day 1 tag
12 Tags of Christmas 2015 challenge 'mixed media christmas tag'
Allsorts challenge 'anything but a card'
Sparkles Monthly challenge 'anything but a card'
That's Crafty challenge 'tag you're it'
Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge 'tag'
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge 'tag'

So that's it from me for today. Thanks for taking the time to pop by and for all your lovely comments.


  1. A fabulous card and tag Andrea, such a pretty stamp and lovely design.

  2. Such a beautiful wreath image. The liquid pearls add even more elegance ... and your sparkly rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event.

  3. Very pretty tag and perfect for our theme this week.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

  4. Lovely card and a gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations in our Festive Flowers and Foliage Challenge.
    Viv (DT)

  5. Great idea to use the same stamp and very clever how you have left out the partridge and stamped a sentiment.
    Thank you for joining in our Anything but a card challenge this week at Allsorts.


  6. This is beautiful with all the shine you have added...loved seeing both projects!

    Thanks so much for joining us Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  7. A stunning card and a gorgeous tag! What a beautiful stamp, used so elegantly! Thanks so much for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  8. Stunning creations, love how you added the pearls to the hanging { aNNie}

  9. two creative and festive holiday projects! i love the pearls and gems and the red berries on the card and red ribbon on the tag really pop. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

  10. Love the card and tag combination. So pretty. Thank you for linking to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

  11. A fabulous card and tag - I love your designs.
    Kath x

  12. Both the card and the tag are so pretty. Very clean and fresh looking.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  13. your tag is so pretty - love the gemstomes - thanks for playing along at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge

  14. So pretty Christmas card and tag. Love the colors and CAS style. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join with us again.
    Eret x

  15. Lovely card and tag Andrea, lovely work!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  16. Hi Andrea!

    First of all - yes honey, I did get your thank you email for the playground prize :) So pleased it arrived OK and well done again!

    This is a gorgeous snippets card, very stylish design and the stamp you used is just fabulous. Then, you only went and created that wonderful tag using the stamp differently - brilliant!


    Di xx

  17. Hi Andrea, What a lovely card and tag. That is a really pretty stamp and I love the little bird sitting on the wreath. Barbxx

  18. A lovely creation for our Christmas themes Andres, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges this month.

    B x

  19. A lovely card and tag, such a pretty stamp

    Thanks girl joining us At Stamping a Sensations this month


  20. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 255 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  21. A beautiful and elegant card, Andrea, and a gorgeous tag! Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.


  22. Fabulous cas card and so lovely tag too!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More Challenge;-))m

  23. What a beautiful little tag ..... your wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge. Linda xx

  24. Such a joyful tag! Great idea to decorate it with crystals.
    Thank you for sharing with HLS, waiting for you for the next challenge :-)
    BozenA DT HLS

  25. How pretty! Love how that silver sentiment pops on the black! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  26. Super CAS tag. Thanks for joining us at the HLS Christmas and Mixed Media Challenges this month. Carol DT x

  27. A beautiful tag - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

    Helen x


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