Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many thanks for the gorgeous entries you all made last week... they sure had me feeling festive. Following on with another festive theme this week sees one of my fave Christmas songs being the title... and the theme is.... HOLLY. To join in is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you don't have a blog/picassa/web=hosty-thingy, you can also join in via Facebook (simply put a photo onto your FB page/wall and then leave a comment here for me so I can come visit) or via email, just bob and email over to me with a piccie attached. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday December 22nd 2012.
My entry this week is a tag! This one is a larger size than normal, a size 10 in fact. I love the bigger tag sizes, means I can put more stuff on them! The Cardinal is cut out of Grungeboard and coloured with Distress Ink. My embellishment of holly and sprigs is made from various Sizzix Alterations dies... I love to layer up the diecuts and make a nice big embellishment.
The pine cones were a gift from my friend Miriam... they are real ones and whilst I love the Tattered Pinecone die, for me, you can't beat the real thing! The big dangly bell at the top of the tag was also from Miriam... and it jingles... love it! The background was created by blending Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Forest Moss DI's over the tag, spritzing with water for a bleachy effect and then edging with Walnut Stain and finally giving it another spritz, this time with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mists. The Merry Christmas is from the StackedWords Alterations die... cut from the Fired Brick colour Kraft Co-ordinations and sanded lightly. I cut the two words apart so they fit perfectly along the tag and finally added a Christmas Adornment to a Memo Pin so the reindeer is all of a-gallop on my tag.
Apologies for the late posting of the photo's.... and thanks for your comments/entries thus far. I shall away... I have the dreaded "putting up the Xmas decs" to do this afternoon... I can see myself covered in glitter and chasing AlfieCat when he nicks the baubles! Have a nice week.... thanks for looking.. TTFN