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Sunday, 18 September 2016

It's a blue, blue Christmas .....

I'm not sure if my tag card is inspired by the song "It's blue, blue Christmas" by Elvis or just that I fancied making something with blue as the focal point ... who knows?!?!? I've used the new Festive Christmas soup stamp kit from Polka Doodles to make my tag card. The kit comes with 2 stamp sets, (O Christmas Tree and Red, Red Robin) and a CD (full of papers, images & sentiments). As you can tell, I've had great fun with the stamp sets.

I have used the small script stamp to create one of the backgrounds using Broken China distress inks and the other was with Walnut Stain. The latter has tiny snowflakes stamped over it too.

The poinsettias were made using the same distress inks and the different sized petal/leaf stamps, finished with a blue gem.

The centre banner was created with the 25 Dec stamp and then over stamped with the same script stamp. I mounted it on to a piece of card with the edging made using one of the elements that make a snowflake. I then cut a metal snowflake in half and placed either side. Finally I added an MDF dove, ribbon and blue gems.

Even if I say so myself, do love how it turned out and think I might make some more but in different colourways ... thinking purples to begin with ...

Many thanks for popping over and I'm hoping to spend this evening catching up on my blogging, if I'm not needed for taxi duties!

x x x

Products and links:

Come & get it challenges - lots of layers
Glitter & Sparkle - anything goes
Great Impression Stamps - anything goes
Just keep on creating - anything goes
Classic Design Team - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's - anything goes Christmas
Creatalious - anything goes (twist of "pick a tune")


Kajcyika said...

Nice colors! Great card :)
Thanks for playing with us at CAGIC. xo Kaja

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely xx

Isobel said...

Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
Good luck in the challenge x

suzARTe said...

This is a really gorgeous blue Christmas tag, I love all the pretty details, so much dimension in this tag.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Gale said...

Gorgeous Christmas tag Lou. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Leah said...

So elegant and lovely. Love the pale blue and the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Annette Stapylton said...

I love your Tag project, its just beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

pauline said...

Love it ,Thanks for joining us at Glitter&sparkle Pauline DT

StampinJessica said...

Great christmas tag !
Thank you for join us at the Creatalicious Challenge !
Jessica DT

Suze said...

Love the colour scheme. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for September - and apologies for the late comment.

Melanie said...

A wonderful tag!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional pick a tune” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…