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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Sunday Stampers Week 236 - The Holly and the Ivy - Tuesday 18th December

Hello Blog Friends!

I'm so pleased you were loving Jan's tatting yesterday. It's something so delicate and beautiful and I would never have the patience... so I will stay admiring her lovely work!

Today is Sunday Stampers time and this week Hels Sheridan set the theme of 'The Holly and the Ivy' -  at the moment I am making lots of tags for family gifts, they are also one of my favourite things to make, so this week's project is  a tag - and a big one!

 It's a 7inch tag, which I made with plain card, using an actual tag as a template and then covered with music paper from a Christmas collection by Teresa Collins. I inked the edges with Antique Linen.

I then used some off white/cream card to cut the window, using Spellbinders Decorative Chateau Gate and lined the inside of the shutters with the music paper. I cut some holly from Spellbinders Holly Accents to decorate.

Now for the stamping - both of these are little stamps by Crafty Individuals. I have used the sentiment stamp on quite a few cards and tags this year and the Santa is very detailed.

I stamped Santa on black card using Versamark and then heat embossed using snowflake embossing tinsel - it's such a shame that the photograph doesn't show how much it glistens. I  stamped the sentiment with black archival and heat embossed using Black Sparkle embossing powder.

To finish off  I added some 'berries', a little colour on the stamped holly with a Berry Red Promarker and some ribbon....and that is my project for this week!

Thanks for looking,
Carole Z X


  1. Such a lovely tag - really pretty :) x

  2. Hi Carole

    That is one gorgeous tag. If that was on one of my presents I would save it for always!

    I have to admit that at 7" it is bigger than the cards I make!! No wonder you have been able to fit so many beautiful details on it.

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Hi Carole, can't believe that I have the same papers and stamps! We do seem to like such similar things. Your tag is really beautiful, I love the size of it, plenty of space to put lots on. Really, really beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

  4. This is a really beautiful tag Carole! Have a good day! Christine xx

  5. Fab tag, love it! Merry Christmas to you and yours.... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. Such a great idea for a tag Carole - love the window and the scene behind it. This really is effective.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  7. Hi Carole,
    beautiful tag as all your tags are. Love the window scene.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. This is a really lovely tag, I especially like the window effect with Santa coming in the distance! x

  9. Good Morning Carol, what a stunning Tag.
    I love how you have done the open window, great idea.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  10. A lovely tag Carole! Love the idea of the scene behind the window, lovely stamping.x