Friday, 10 December 2010

Curiously Candy Says Simon On Day 6...

...right then... you know that I lurve the Compendium of Curiosities challenge... and I lurve the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge... and I lurve the 12 Tags of Christmas by The Duke of Distress.... well... all that said, I have got myself lovely and inky and messy and have taken some of the elements from last years and this years tags and made my entry for both of the challenges... cheating to combine them? Probably but... hey, I am behind on my Tim tags so I am hoping to be excused on the grounds of devotion to the 12 Tags... oh and because I am being so tidy I am practically angelic (ok, that is pushing it a bit but a girl can try ;O))




So... the theme for the CCC is... Rock Candy Stickles... all deets are on Linda's blog... and the theme for SSS&S is a Show A Holiday Message. This 'ere tag I have done is practically groaning under the weight of Rock Candy Stickles but do they show up on my (not so) brrrilliant photo's??? Do they 'eckers like... so you will have to believe me when I say... I did use nearly a whole bottle on the tree, the snowflakes and the deer!




The deer actually was made last year! I know, doubters of the "never chuck anything away brigade" would be eating their hats to see such goodly use being made of a left over! I made a host of cards last year featuring old Rudolph and this one was a left over. He is made from card which is embosssed with Distress Embossing powders but apart from that, I can't remember how he was made... what I do spy though is a very neat snippy job done around his horns... no, they aren't horns are they??? And now I have said horns I cannot for the life of me think what they are called ... bums...it will come to me, I am sure LOL




And... because I am in a tag-alicious mood, I also made Tag #6 from the 12 Tags... I tried to make it the same as the original but one thing I wasn't going to do was cut out a branchy tree from Grunge just to use a couple of snipped bit for Bambi's horns... you see, there I go again... horns!!! They aren't horns... and... I shall say it before anyone else does... I seem to...erm... have a thing about... horns LMSO Anyways... cos I am soooo stingey with my Grunge, I instead overlapped the smallest piece possible so it went onto the hoofy bits and bottom of the legs of Bambi's brother so that is actually what Bambi's horns are made from... yep, the legs and hoofy bits of the other deer... I am quite sure that I could have explained all of that very quickly and quite simply but you know me, if there is a waffle worth waffling, I will waffle it.




Actually, I am getting a bit concerned because... I am doing that "avoidance" thingywotsit again... you know, where you have a "job" to do... and you do loads of other stuff instead cos you are putting off the "job" Well, the "job" I have to do it... *pauses for dramatic effect* I have to... make my seven hundred and 94 Christmas Cards... in the next... FIVE days!!!!!





I need a plan, and I need one quick!!! See, here is another tag I have made... this one is for my Bubbly Funk DT so all the deets and bigger pics are over HERE. And... check out the Tissue Tape tree... that sprang into my mind the other night after making the rosette from Tissue Tape... oooh, that pleating is really therapeutic... and also an incredibly good way to avoid the "job". Sitting here waffling on is so not getting me to bed, getting me to sleep and getting me up early in the morning to get cracking straight away with the cards... actually, I am now considering... buying a pack... stooopid isn't it??? I can sit and make tags with Christmas themes but the cards?? Mmmm, I should really do as my old school report used to say... and... do better!! ROFL Thanks for looking... have a fabby day! TTFN

Hels x

26 comments:

Dan said...

Love that blue tag - best I've seen so far this year!

Sandra said...

loverly tags Hels!
Sandra

Nancy said...

794 cards?!?!?! Oh, I do feel better - I only have about 60 to do ... lol
Your tissue tape tree's very cool!

Larisa said...

wow!!! Your Tag is adorable!!! Love the deer a lot! But the tree is absolutely great-done!!!! Love it))

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Hels, your work is ALWAYS so stunning!

Sue said...

Wonderful tags, they are called Antlers that sit on the deer Hels; Just so that you know for next time.
ha Ha.
You would have expected some smart person to comment about it wouldn't you, trust it to be me.
Smiles :)

Sandy said...

Wow wow wo wow wow these are so beautiful.
Fantastic work as always hun. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend. Hugs.

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Thanks for the waffling. I needed it! Best of luck getting a few cards done, I love what you've done so far!

Jennie said...

waffle all you like missus, loving the tags, and the tissue tape tree is yummy! great idea :))
xx

Daniele said...

wow you have been busy love the tags esp. the deer with the bell
hugs

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Hels. Good luck with getting that many cards done. It would take me all year to do that many. Love your reindeer with his horns!!!!! What are you like. (antlers, darling! as everyone else has been too polite to point out, apart from Sue & me)

Maggie said...

Fab tag Hels I know what you mean about trying to photo the effect it is sooooo hard.

Sarah A said...

Stunning tags Hels, Tim may be the king of tags but I think you need the title of Angelic (tee hee trying hard to let my imagination match this with you) Queen of Tags!! Truly stunning!

haha on the horns, I was going to be that know-it-all to correct you about the antlers but Sue and Helen beat me to it lol!!

Sarah x

Joanne said...

They are all amazing and only you could think of using some hooves for - ANTLERS - just such a hoot. x

Elaine said...

As reindeer are so elusive, maybe they do have hooves coming out of their heads!! Love your tags and especially the pleated tissue tape tree.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

ROFL @ rudolphs horns :D
I love your tissue tape tree - totally amazing lighbulb moment for you!!!
Fabby tags :D
Julie xx

ellen said...

OMG that tissue tape tree is AMAZING! Love it!! Don't you hate it when you can't think of the right word??? Brain fa*t! Anyway - loving the tags, hon... good luck on those cards!!! Keep waffling... I love your wafflings! Hugs, Els xx

whyducks said...

Lovely colours, great tags

SusanK said...

You're too funny, Hels! Yes, I also keep extras on hand and keep making an attempt to use them on other projects. And grungeboard and grungepaper scraps? I bet if I glued all that mess together I'd have several new full size sheets!

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tags Hels, love the tissue tape Christmas tree, very effective. Wish you lots of luck with the old Christmas cards. Simple comes to mind LOL. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy Evans x x

Tracey said...

Your blogs always make me smile, you type as you think and I love that about you, I also adore these tags - you are so talented it is always a joy to pop over and see what you have been up to creatively, thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend xxx

wearestampers said...

Love all your tags! Wonderful job!

Joanne Leddy said...

These are so pretty. I love the combination of paper, metal, pearls, and glitter. Beautiful ... thanks for sharing!

Lucy Edmondson said...

That pleated tree is fantastic! Now Tim didn't think of that did he? Today's word verification is Cods!

Lucy x

jude said...

Gorgeous tag love the horns...not Antlers.....Blue colour is fab!
hugs judex

Linda Ledbetter said...

You know what? The Compendium of Curiosities challenge lurves you, too! At least, its hostess does.

And, I love these tags as well. SO gorgeous, Hels-- wowzie, girlfriend, you've got some magical texture going on here.

I go through Rock Candy Stickles faster than probably any other product I use (except Grungeboard, and I hoard mine, too). It's just so fun, and when it looks as awesome as you've made it look, well, who WOULDN'T want to use it every day?!

That little Tissue Tape tree is ingenious. LOVE it!

So, I just finally started my cards, gulp, last night. Given the shipping time to the UK, you can expect a New Years card from you friend in the potato state!

Merry Christmas, sweet friend!

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