Friday, 21 November 2014

Wrestling Sheep

Hello.  Welcome.  It's been a grey day, perfect for crafting, but it appears I have left my mojo somewhere between here and there.  I finally got a snail mail card finished yesterday and decided today I would tackle a Christmas tag.  I admit that Christmas is far from my thoughts and was a bit shocked to find a Christmas countdown merrily reminding me that it's only 33 days til the day.  Gulp!!  When did that happen.  Doesn't anyone want purple, orange and green?  Where did all the pumpkins go?  Bwahahahahahaha.  Me thinks me may have lost the plot.  I hope I am not alone.  So yeah, why not start modestly with a tag.  A big tag.....

I decided to use a Prima Doll stamp and I made the tag from some of the packaging which comes with these stamps.  I simply added some distress ink in various greens to get my background colour.  I cut the doily using Cheery Lynn Spring Flower Burst Angel Wing from a silver metal sheet and embossed the doily.  I cut the top of the tag using the angel wing and stuck down the doily.  I also cut some 'snowflakes' from the same metal using Cheery Lynn BAF#1 dies.  

I coloured my doll with Promarkers, but because I had stamped on glossy card the ink started to pool strangely.  After going over it a few times and things starting to bleed I dotted the markers all over the coloured areas.  I quite like the resulting texture, which you can see quite well on her bodice.  The small red flowers are cut from red metal using the BAF#3 embellishment die from Cheery Lynn and I added a tiny green star shaped rhinestone to each one, and to the snowflakes.  The sentiment is from Prima Warm Wishes set.  

Joining the fun at

Thanks for dropping by.  Going to go stare at the stash and hope inspiration strikes again.  Have a crafty evening.  Hugz


  1. A great styled festive tag and love your placement of the doily die, really shows off your doll stamp well. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  2. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 203 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  3. Oooh, love that embossed doily, what a great background for your paper doll!


  4. Gail, I love the bright holiday colors and the beautifully embossed doily. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  5. What a fabulous tag! LOVE the fun medallion top and your coloring is great, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. It's very wet and grey here as well Gail, but your lovely tag really does brighten the day.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations November challenge.

    B x

  7. Lovely tag and she looks very festive in her traditional Christmas colours. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  8. This is a great tag, love the doily background, gives a gorgeous sparkly look.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  9. Have to agree that I'd like the purple, green and orange to last a bit longer too lol! That's a gorgeous tag you've made, so a great start to your Christmas stuff! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  10. Great tag. I like the way you used the doily at the top to give the tag a nice shape. Glad you joined the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.


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