Wednesday 17 October 2012

Christmas Angel Tag

Hi all. Welcome to my blog and very many thanks to all my new followers and commentors who make my blog posts so worthwhile.

Today I'm posting my first entry to the Challenge that Linda is running called The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas. Linda's first tag is here and the challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Check out the challenge blog for further details of the challenge and fabulous work for inspiration. The challenge has been running for 5 weeks so far and I am way behind so without further ado here is my take on Linda's first tag.

I did start out with intention of doing solely a tag, but it morphed into a card along the way. I've taken lots of inspiration from Linda's first tag however in that I decorated the tag with a central charm (angel in lieu of heart) surrounded by wings and sentiment, stamped a lot of flourishes and embossed with distress dry glitter. My tag too has been inked with Distress Inks and Stain. I also included stars at base of tag.

Base CS is Bazzill that I have edged and sponged with Distress Ink 'Worn Lipstick'. The white sparkle embossed vellum layer is from Papermania. The tag is a #8 Inkssentials manila tag. I sponged with a mixture of Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Festive Berries, Rusty Hinge) spritzed with water. I also used Ranger Distress Stain Antique Bronze for lovely metallic shimmer and colour. I versamark stamped the tag with various flourish and script type stamps and embossed some of the stamping with Judikins EP Sticky Stuff and then added Distress Dry Glitter in Clear Rock Candy. (The glitter is subtle in daylight but it sure sparkles fabulously in artificial light.) Also painted some stars and a metal Angel charm with Distress Stain Antique Bronze - the metal took the stain very well. I decorated these embellishments with the dry glitter also. I punched a heart shape (Woodware) from vellum paper and stamped 'Peace' sentiment with Brilliance bronze ink. I also stamped some 'wings', again on vellum, with Distress Ink Worn Lipstick. Both of these stamps come from Andy Skinner Stamps (Simply Angelic ASCSA5010). I centred angel charm between all the 'wings' having added a stamped doily as 'wings' too. Also stamped a second sentiment using Distress Ink Festive Berries - stamp from Stampington and Company (All the year G1068). I added the stars that had been decorated with distress glitter. Also stained a crushed velvet ribbon with some of the distress stains and added crystals at corners to complete.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by,
Nicola x

I'm entering card to the following challenges;
The Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags of Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Bows or Ribbons
Top Tip Tuesday - Things with Wings
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Up to You
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Emboss It
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas Sentiment
Crimbo Crackers - Pink
Create with Kate - Papercraft for Knit & Stitch Dublin


  1. Lovely, this tag has transformed into a beautiful card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  2. I know I'm 20 minutes late hun but I'm singing to you anyway -

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Nicola,
    Happy Birthday to yooouuuuuuu.
    I hope you've had a wonderful and been spoilt :)

    Oh my goodness girlie your card and tag are stunning, so very pretty and such gorgeous colours and textures, I love it
    big hugs Mandy xx

  3. Great card, love the tag in the center. Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's card challenge.

  4. GORGEOUS!!! So glad you are playing along with Linda! Love this feminine feel!

  5. This card and tag are gorgeous, very feminine. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  6. Hi Nicola, Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them.
    I've just had a browse through yours! I loved your post about deleting comments - I deleted 6 months of posts when I did a 'tidy up'
    Gorgeous tag - loved the girlie take on the challenge.
    Avril xx

  7. What a pretty card! I love that it's in pink and all the sparkles is a great touch! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  8. ooh this is so pretty and i love the sparkle
    Fabulous card .. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  9. Lovely card with the tag! great Idea too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

  10. just stopping back to say GREAT to see you joined Top Tip Tuesday too! xx

  11. Love this card! Great colours and the vellum is very pretty.
    Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

  12. Beautiful work! So many pretty layers!!! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  13. beautiful card, thanks for sharing at Lady Anne's

  14. Very pretty tag, love the colour thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

  15. The angel, the doily, the vellum - all just wonderful. Love the pink color palette you chose to work with. Love that crushed velvet ribbon too! Awesome piece for Tag #1 challenge. It's so great to have you playing along!



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