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Friday, 18 November 2016

Christmas is coming.....

Hello Friends!

Just a quickie post, I have been making some Christmas cards (at last) and a few tags for gifts, using my lovely new Tim Holtz stamps.

I just love this new scribbly reindeer stamp!  I made the tag a couple of weeks ago using a No. 10 black tag blank, stamped with the Damask stamp and embossed in white detail embossing powder.  It creates a wonderful opulent background.
All I needed to do was die cut an ornate frame, add a faux wood background and add my scribbly reindeer.  He looked a bit 'flat, so I gave his antlers a bit of sparkle with Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter Dust - I think he looks quite handsome now!
To finish off I added some vintage ribbon, dyed with Festive Berries and Candied Apple Distress Stain and a word tag, coloured with Festive Berries Distress Crayon.  I love the contrast of the black, white and red....
As you see this I will be on my way to a fun weekend of craft, with some fabulous Designers and getting the chance to meet some wonderful crafty friends.  It is actually snowing here - yikes!

I have belatedly realised that I could add this to the Tags, Bags & Boxes Challenge over at Stamps & Stencils, it is a tag, for a gift and it includes stamping.

Thanks for your visit, hope to see you soon, I will try to catch up on your blogs soon.

Hugs, Anne xx

26 comments:

  1. Oh wow, what a stunning tag, Anne!! The deer looks amazing!! His glittery antlers are fabulous!! The faux wood background is spectacular!! The beautiful red ribbon is a perfect touch!! I love, love this my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. You are certainly right about the beauty and drama of this color combo! I adore your stamped damask background! And the deer is truly a new favorite. You pulled off a wonderful tag with this amazing combo! Hugs, Autumn

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  3. Gorgeous tag Anne. I so love how you've done his antlers. Hope you have a great weekend and bring back lots of lovely things for us to see, Angela xXx

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  4. This is decadent meets rustic - and surprisingly (or not, given that you're in charge!) the combination works fabulously!! Brilliant tag Anne. Safe travels in the big chill and have a really terrific weekend. Nicola x

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  5. Your opulent tag is sensational, Annie! It has a very Victorian feel to me, like a keepsake you'd find in a shadowbox! Seriously, it's snowing there?! Wow! You be careful on the roads and have a wonderful time!! Love and hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  6. What beautiful white embossing on your tag Anne - I thought it was patterned paper! the red bow really pops of the black and white - and your deer looks so pretty gazing out at us with his sparkly antlers!! Julia xx

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  7. Love the theatrical look to your tag Anne and the sparkles of the reindeers glittered antlers.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

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  8. Oh my, Anne, this is such an elegant, dramatic and stunningly beautiful tag! Your white embossed background is simply fantastic and I adore your amazing idea to add glitter onto antlers! Your faux wood background turned out brilliantly and that red ribbon is just a perfect addition to your spectacular design! Can you tell I am in love with your fantastic tag!
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  9. What a stunning tag Anne x love the colours and fabulous background. The glittery antlers really do showcase this handsome deer.
    Have a fabulous weekend and give my best wishes to everyone.....wish I could be there with you

    Hugs Annie xx

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  10. What a beautiful tag ..... love the stag with his glittery antlers. Enjoy your crafty weekend xx

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  11. Just beautiful Anne! I think your deer is a dear! heehee
    hugs,Jackie xx

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  12. Love the opulence of the black, red and white and the stag is beautiful with his sparkly antlers. Wonderful tag! Have an absolutely awesome weekend! xxx

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  13. Such a beautiful tag Anne! I am loving the rich damask background, so regal and festive. How fun are those glittery antlers, such a wonderful focal piece. My fav is that ribbon though, BLAM, Christmas cheer in all it's glory, with a touch of 'charm'. Get it?? lol. Love it Anne. hugs :)

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  14. Loving your stag on his white damask background. Hope you have a great weekend and there is not too much snow! Elaine xx

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  15. That is a wonderful tag with such unique coloring. Great design. Thank you.

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  16. Fantastic tag looks 3D -- or else you have a buck's head mounted on your wall! A little Halloween humor there. Getting ready to write to you with questions and updates.
    Sandy xx

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous, Anne! :)

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  18. Wow! Wow! Wow!
    Ein absolutes Highlight!
    Was für ein prächtiges und wunderschönes Tag.
    Eine tolle Arbeit, und ein super schöner Hintergrund. BRAVO!

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  19. A new favorite! LOVE the background...just eye catching and elegant and gorgeous! LOVE this...PINNED!

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  20. I love, love, love your tag, Anne! The coloring on the deer with that bit of sparkle is perfect. The deer has such a noble look to it. Another fabulous creation!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  21. Fabulous! Anne Love everything about it and such a great design . Very effective .
    Big hugs x

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  22. Thud, that's me falling off my chair when i flipped through your blog just now. I was looking for something else, but when I hit this post, I had to stop, and now I forget what I was here for! Anne, you have totally floored me with this buck tag! First off the buck is beautiful and oh, how I love his glittery antlers! Why didn't I think of that---my Distress glitter dust was not just 3 inches from my hand!? And that background is so elegant, but your bow is the icing on the cake! Wow! Just a beautiful tag, and I believe it has my name written all over it! Tee Hee! I did pin it so I can look at it over and over again! Big hugs to you, and my apologies for being a bad visitor. I'm taking advantage of not having to cook meals by hiding in my Closet, coming out occasionally for air and inspiration! So happy I stopped here first!

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  23. A stunning tag Anne! I love the monochrome background and the gorgeous pop of red ribbon. Perfect for your reindeer with his sparkly antlers. Very grand. Thankyou for joining our Stamps and Stencils challenge. Toni xx

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  24. Wow - look at him with his blingy antlers - a touch of festive glamour!
    Alison x

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  25. Stunning tag Anne, love the black and red combo, so elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth xx

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