Saturday, 15 December 2012

Underneath the Mistletoe

It's time for The Fashionable Stamping Challenges #  To Die For. For this challenge, your project has to include a die cut. I've made this Christmassy tag using a branch of mistletoe which I've cut on my Pazzles Inspiration machine. The snow flakes were punched using a Woodware punch.  The tag in reality is much prettier than it appears here, just can't seem to have captured it. The challenge is as usual sponsored by the lovely people at  Cottage Crafts. I've used Tim Holtz's technique which he calls 'enamelled stamping' to create the background. The mistletoe has been inked with various distress inks and then dusted with the wonderful Ranger Dry Glitter, it's just like sugar! i'm also entering into The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which is to be inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 Tags from any year. I've chosen his technique from the September tag in 2011.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sympathies for the people of America, after hearing of the terrible incident in Connecticut where many innocent lives have been lost. I cannot begin to imagine what the families and friends are going through at this very sad time. My thoughts are with you x


  1. Such an amazing tag, great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  2. Your tag is gorgeous Toni, I love that background especially and the little pearls on the mistletoe is lovely.

    It is difficult to find words to sum up feelings about the tragic events in America, my heart goes out to them too.

    Hugs, Anne x

  3. A beautiful tag timeless in its elegance and the most beautiful colours you selected. Gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
    P.S. You found the perfect words Toni.

  4. Lovely tag, so festive! :) Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

    ps If you want to be entered into the weekly draw to win a gift voucher, remember that your blog post must include a link to the SSS&S challenge post! :)

  5. I love your blog. I found you through mutual followers and would love to invite you over to visit and enter my Give-Away.
    I am your newest follower and I'm looking very forward to getting to knowing you better and in sharing paper crafting ideas:)
    Connie :)

  6. Thank you so much for following.
    I'm looking forward to becoming great blogging friends.

  7. Great tag - tags are so much fun and so interesting!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Toni; the greens are great together, and I love the delicate snowflakes. Gorgeous use of the leaf spray as mistletoe!
    Alison x

  9. Gorgeous tag Toni. Love the mistletoe. I haven't seem much mistletoe on cards and I haven't used my stamp either! Maybe I will now!

  10. KISS KISS!!! Love your mistletoe! Festive and FUN and gorgeous!

  11. Love your tag Toni. Your crafty projects just keep getting better and better. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the New Year. Have a wonderful Christmas, hugs Jenny x

  12. Hey Toni... more late night blog-visiting, eh?! Thanks so much for your lovely comment - and just want to say - right back at you!! Love your work, and find so much joy and inspiration visiting here... Look forward to much more in 2013, but for now have a cracking Christmas!
    Alison xx