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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

TH #12 - December Tag

Horrah, how good it feels when you create something, even more so when you are inspired by a blog and make do with what you have or can purchase.

I have been pondering Timmy's December tag for a few weeks since it was published and wondering whether I could make do without a Poinsettia die - I think not. But could I get his one - I think not. So I ended up with the Poppystamps one which I bought today at The Craft Barn. It had shown as "sold out" on the web but I spotted it in a curious basket under the counter and asked and yes it was awaiting being put out. Hurdle ONE.

I didn't have any of the film stuff and my die was a thin one anyways so I opted for vellum and distress inks which worked a treat. I also used a tag I had previously (in another life as it was so long ago) embossed and "golded". Not a Timmy stencil to be had at the shop either so I used my Dylusions one. I had a Christmas token hanging around so added that too and some string from one of the tags from my décopatch items.

Oops just spotted I need to add some white paint - hope I don't spoil it with a splodge...............
Phew, tag survived but my laptop got a liberal dusting of white paint - how festive - LOL.


Anonymous said...

Thats gorgeous! I've never been enthused by poinsiettas in the past, but have to admit have been LOVING using my poinsietta die this Christmas! And must make this tag for next yea! :)
Karen xxx

Karen said...

Beautiful tag my lovely x

kay said...

Loving your version of the tag x

Dawn said...

Fab tag BJ, I love the journey too. Huge hugs x x x x

Redanne said...

Hi BJ, I love your take on Tim's tag and considering you had neither the die nor the stencil you have done a fabulous job! I too, have tried to get the poinsettia die, but sadly could not but your poinsettia looks just as beautiful. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's an outstanding tag.