Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 236 - The Holly & The Ivy

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

Hels x

34 comments:

Carole Z said...

Lol Hels, looking forward to seeing your project...I have just the stamp in mind to use this week...Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Looking forward to the piccies and deets, I hope you are feeling much better now.
I spent yesterday making 3 of your gift-velopes, one came out right and the other 2 didn't, don't know what I did wrong, I think I cut the 45 degress on the wrong side of 2 of them, so the closure was at the side instead of the middle. I will practice again, I can still use these though ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Joanne said...

What a laugh that gave me I thought you were playing a joke on us.....
xx

Redanne said...

Nice theme Hels, look forward to seeing what you have made. Hugs, Anne x

Bernice Hopper said...
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Bernice Hopper said...

Here's mine: http://newlycreative.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/a-10-manila-tag.html

Yvonne said...

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.ca/2012/12/sunday-stamper-holly.html

Marleine said...


hi Hels,

Hope you are feeling better. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, WOW, I just love the tag, funnily as I was looking at your tag I got down to the pinecones, and was thinking to myself, now how has Hels got those to look so realistic, doh, then I read the next bit of text and voila, they are the real thing. Absolutely superb, I really want that new cardinal die, have been trying to get the mini cardinal, but not managed that one yet ha ha. I ordered the 'Festive Sounds' when I saw Linda Ledbetter's project on Tim's link, when it came the sentiment is a lot larger than I thought it would be ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS I emailed you about the gift-velope pouch, when you have a minute xx

Janet said...

Hi Hels,great shows last week,hope your feeling better.
My Holly tag is on my blog
dash-paw.blogspot.co.uk
Janet x

Helen said...

Great tag, lovely to see it here at last! Hope you are surviving putting up the decorations...

Fuchsia said...

Oh Wow !
that has made me smile in my sick bed dam hubby shared his man flu x

Cornish Emma said...

Evening Hels, wow stunning tag, love all the details and embellishments, love the pinecones and little bells. Emma

butterfly said...

Gorgeous tag... and thank you so much for a coincidental theme which fits what I've been making today! Posting tomorrow! Have a lovely Sunday evening...
Alison x

Carole Z said...

Evening Hels, called back to see your tag...stunning! I've made mine, just have to photograph it! Carole Z X

Pat said...

Hope you are feeling better Hels. Your shows last week were great. No one would have known you were in such pain.
Pat xx

nannapat said...

Yummy tag Hels - love all the embellies, especially the little bells. Pat x

Redanne said...

Wow Hels, your tag is absolutely gorgeous, love all the elements, the cardinal is a real beauty. My entry is here:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/a-holly-tree.html

Hugs, Anne x

Julie Short said...

Lots of people before me have siad what I wanted too - splendid tag.
I hope you are feeling better!
Here's my entry to your challenge this week.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/arty-conspiracy.html

butterfly said...

Hello again - here's my festive offering: http://alisonbomber.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-holly-and-ivy.html
Have a wonderful week!
Alison xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Hey Hels. Look who is joining you this week! Me! Haven't joined you for weeks but I could not let 2012 go without one more entry. Hope you like!
http://hettiecraftcz.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-funkie-junkie-holly-and-ivy-tag-12.html
I was going to ask you to give a tut to show how you do those pine cones so well! Haa Haa!
xx

Planetsusie said...

I love this huuuuuuge tag Hels - and every single die! I adore the way you have layered the bits and pieces together - the little fir cones really make it!

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels, hope you are fully recovered? I love your tag, great pine cones, just the right size! Here is my offering for this week:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/sunday-stampers-holly.html

Hope you are better prepared than I am! Hugs Barb xx

Jette said...

Awww, that's simply awesome!
I love the "natural" design you used.
I wish I can create the same christmas wishes cards this year for my family.
That can surely make a great christmas present this year.
Happy Crafting!

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, hope you are all better now! Here is my project for this week, Carole Z xx
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/sunday-stampers-week-236-holly-and-ivy.html

Suzi B said...

here's mine
http://suzib1b.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/quickest-ever.html
Love your tags... even though I very rarely do any :)
Suzi b

Lisette Baker said...

Beautiful tag Hels - think I'm going to have to get me a Bigshot for 2013!
Loved your retro tree too. Hope your tongue is healing - reminds me of when all I could eat was Thomas the Tank Engine spaghetti mashed up!
Here's my holly thing
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2218

Gerrina said...

Love your tag! Hope your better and here is my link for these sunday: http://gerrinascreatievewereld.blogspot.nl/2012/12/kerstkaarten-christmascards.html
Hugs, Gerrina

Lisette Baker said...

I couldn't resist doing a vintage version. I went to Morrisons yesterday and mine was also quiet. Thing was I'd gone for Christmas dinner!
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2214

Julie Short said...

No Hels I haven't lost my mind! When your read my post you will see what I mean
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/tis-season-to-evaluate.html

Theres no way I will get to the holly nor the ivy today except to whizz past them both out there in the garden as I attend to the essentials - like food for my dogs!
Hugs to you!

Anita Houston said...

Love your tag Hels! All that greenery and the cardinal as well are perfectly winter!!! Gorgeous!!! Merry Christmas to you!!!

Here is mine:
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-pomegranate-jelly.html

rachel said...

Hi Hels - finally gor my tag made! Happy Christmas Hun xxhttp://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/lucys-tag.html

inkypinkycraft said...

hels, rushing and nursing..so just a quick comment and post heres mine
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-holly-and-ivyand-purple-and-silver.html

have a wonderful Christmas hugs trace x

Buttons said...

A shaggy dog story (in my case literally!!) to rival one of yours awaits...
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/ho-ho-ho.html
Have the best Christmas ever Hels and thank you for everything. You really are a star. Huge hugs, Jenny x

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