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Monday 23 December 2013

can you hear those sleigh bells?

Well time for another tag ...for Linda's 12 tags of Christmas....and yes still behind but pedalling fast...so relieved we have until the 8th January as most of the rest of mine will be posted after the festive fun ..as I plan to take a little crafty and blogging break and spend some time with my wonderful children, Husband and family...

So here goes tag #8 . all the details can be found here and the challenge is sponsored by Linda's yummy boutique ...the funkie junkie boutique here. here is Linda's tag, that I followed fairly closely (changing some of the colours...) and here is mine :

I started by creating the background using a tutorial from Tammy Tutterow...followed in the colours that Linda used...wow what a gorgeous technique and one I will use again...

I added hints of brown script as Linda did and also edged , as Linda in brown ...so cannot really take any credit for the scrummy background at all! after that I did a similar layout to Linda, but changed the colours and added some rusty wire...

So for the sentiment and snowflakes I use paler colours..

adding a twirl of rusty wire...do love this stuff! not that you would notice or anything!?

For Santa , I stuck to blue...you know me not really a red girl! the nearest i got was a hint of victorian velvet for Santa's rosy cheeks...and another favourite some rock candy glitter fell on to adorn his hat trim...and buttons 

Finally to finish some dyed seam binding and some rusty wire and rusty bells..

I will be linking this up to Linda's 12 tags here and will hopefully see you with one more tag before the big day...then I will leave you in peace to enjoy your time...and spend mine with my family xx


  1. The background is sumptuous and love the addition of the bells and wire.
    Festive Wishes

  2. Very cute Santa stamp and a great tag

    Love Chrissie x

  3. The background is gorgeous and I love Santa in blue. Another beautiful tag Trace. Hugs, Anne x

  4. stunning tag Trace - just so beautiful - love that snowflake background! Love it! Happy Christmas to you hun xx

  5. Amazing background Trace... Love that Santa image..love the whole design & detail....Hugs May x x x

  6. I love this background - I must check out Tammy's tutorial; she does have some great techniques. This is beautiful altogether, Trace. Have a lovely Christmas with your family. I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the New Year. Julie Ann xx

  7. Fabulous piece of work. Hope you are keeping well. I don't get much time for crafting these days. Wedding stationery is keeping me really busy, but enjoying it and of courser the making money! If you ever get a chance have a look at my website www.bewitchingstationery.co.uk. Have a great Christmas and I wish you the best for 2014.

  8. Awesome tag. I love the Santa!! Been a while since I have been by your blog....love the new look. Your signature is so pretty.

    Happy Holidays

  9. Fantastic tag, love the addition of the rusty wire & bells.

  10. My goodness you rocked that background and it looks perfect with your favourite rusty elements. A wonderful tag Trace. Jenny x

  11. Great tag! Could go on a present here... Looks like a background I made a while back (didn´t put it on the blog) was such fun to maken it... Hugs, Gerrina

  12. Gorgeous! Love that Santa and frosty blue! Merry Christmas!

  13. Love the bluesy look... another great tag!
    Alison xx

  14. Glad you had fun with this one, I am totally hooked on that background. Love your Santa in blue too! Your rusty wire and bells are very cool - such a wonderful embellishment. So glad to have you playing along. Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas.



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