Saturday, November 15, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Event

Hello Everyone!

I have just been so busy getting ready for my first Christmas (which starts in 9 days), that I'm afraid I have fallen behind with my bloggy visits. I promise I will try and visit everyone this weekend! Bad Pammie!

UPDATE: to clarify, not my first Christmas ever, but the first of two Christmases that I celebrate every year. Sorry for the confusion. Boy Mrs Duck ,you really like to keep me on my toes, don't you! lol

Something that seemed to keep getting pushed back was finishing this tag. I made it for The 12 Tags of Christmas Event that Loll and Friends are hosting. I have just squeaked in under the wire as the event ends tomorrow.

Sorry I couldn't get there sooner Loll, but better late than never! lol



For the background, I used the shaving cream technique with Tim Holtz re-inkers Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy. This is one of my favourite techniques, but I don't get the chance to use it very often. I lightly covered the tag with VersaMark and UTEE, but before heating it, I took a brush and dusted off some of the UTEE, making it lumpy when I heated it up.

Next I spritzed it real good with lots of Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist so that it pooled in the recesses. I let it dry then wiped off the excess.



The letters are from Spellbinders Lowercase Alphabet set, the gold flourishes are from Spellbinders Venetian Motifs, the itty bitty red flowers are from Memory Box Floral Delights.  I added some red stickles to make them shimmer.

Here's an odd coincidence...I used three different types of foliage. A die from Impression Obsession, a die from Marianne Designs and a punch from Martha Stewart...all three of them are named "PINE BRANCH". What a hoot!


The book was cut out from Spellbinders Labels 7 and stamped with Brushed Corduroy ink using an Impression Obsession Newsprint stamp.


I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.



114 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW, this is a gift in itself, your Mum will be so thrilled with her present and her tag, they really are treasures to keep. You have amazing techniques.

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  2. So beautiful tag Pamellia! Very festive and ornate details.
    As usual, I admire ...
    Hugs :)

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  3. Hi Pamellia
    Wowsers! This would look fabulous as a Christmas tree decoration. How lucky is your Mum. I'm a fan of the shaving foam technique too. Haven't done it in a while so may have to play now and get messy lol!
    I'm confused that its your first Christmas and in 9 days. I had thought you an amazing crafter but obviously more so now knowing you are less than a year old (in which case, that picture on the side bar makes you look a lot older lol!).
    Have a great weekend!
    Ang x

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    1. lol, that wording does sound funny, doesn't it. I changed it a bit with an update. Thanks so much Ang! hugs :)

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  4. Atunning, gorgwlus backdrop and I love those ditsy flowers. Gorgeous design too. Truly beautiful. Tracy x

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  5. Stunning tag, Pam!! Beautifully crafted and I'm sure it will look beautiful on your Mum's presie ;) good luck with the challenges! Hugs, xxx

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  6. Hi Pamellia, thanks for your lovely message (and apologies for the lack of mine this week) and thought I had better come and answer your question otherwise I now I will forget. I use Kroma Crackle and Slap it On from Indigo Blue, but to be honest sometimes it works, sometimes not so well, I think it's all down to heat conditions and the thickness used.

    No problem with your background here though, It's amazing and your whole tag looks like something from the Victorian age, fabulous.

    B x

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda and thanks for the info. I think I'm putting that on my wish list for sure! hugs :)

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  7. Such a fabulous tag Pamellia and, as Brenda says, true Victoriana xx

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  8. What a lovely tag, Pamellia. All is so perfect again. The little book is fantastic.
    Thank you for your blog visits and lovely comments.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Sirkkis! happy weekend to you too, hugs :)

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous again Pamellia, as always your design and attention to detail is stunning.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Gorgeous tag Pamellia, very elegant and Christmassy. Hugs, Valerie

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  11. Wowsers Pamellia....another lump of festive gorgeousness on a tag! This is a winner that's for sure,beautiful colours and stunning details. I'm still confused about the Christmas thing,you celebrate 2?

    Extra big crafty hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks Donna!

      I celebrate twice, yes. In November, I celebrate with my Mom, who comes here. Shopping, crafts, Christmas movies, lots of girly goodness. Then in December I go to up North to my home town to celebrate with my family. Beer, music, turkey and ski-do rides! HA! hugs :)

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  12. WOW! This couldn't be more beautiful, I absolutely adore this! The background looks amazing, I love the colours and your attention to detail is wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! big hugs and happy weekend! :)

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  13. Just perfect in every way... :-) xxx

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  14. Just gorgeous Pamellia, bet your Mom is so proud of you and your talent .
    Take Care
    Elaine H.X

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    1. Thanks Elaine! She is definitely my biggest fan, as you would see, if you had ever been to her house, my stuff is everywhere! lol. I admit, I love it! hugs :)

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  15. This tag is STUNNING Pamellia!! LOVE all the layers of your beautiful and elegant background. And the layering of the branches with the flower, gold flourishes and snowflake is gorgeous and adds event more glorious depth and dimension. The book is perfectly done ... love the book mark --- special touches add so much. Thanks so much for playing along with my Christmas tag event! Loll xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Loll, I really appreciate that! great event btw! hugs :)

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  16. WOW!!!! This is absolutely stunning ....... I love the background and the little book is just adorable! xx

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  17. WOW WOW WOW!!! OMG!!! This is the most beautiful tag EVER!!! I absolutely adore every little detail on this masterpiece! The texture is simply stunning and all the branches, letters, flowers, flourishes and a charm are so perfectly placed and THE BOOK!!! OMG THE BOOK is my absolute favorite! Love it, love it, love it! Your creativity totally blows my mind! Happy crafting my friend! Till your next stunner, big hugs :) Samra

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    1. Thank you so much Samra! It's overcast and snowing here this morning, so your little ray of sunshine is the perfect way to start my day!! big hugs :)

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  18. OMG this is so beautiful, I love the techniques and colours you have used and the tiny book is divine.
    Lorraine

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    1. Thank you so much Lorraine! So sweet! hugs :)

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  19. This is so delicious Pamellia I could eat it!!! :) :)
    Another outstanding project that is so beautiful that it almost defies belief!!
    My DT hat is now on...Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

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    1. haha, DT hat, hilarious! Thank you so much Jane! hugs :)

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  20. A beautiful tag, the texture background looks awesome.
    Yvonne

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  21. Oh, the shaving foam technique, I love that and the background you created with it and the other techniques looks amazing! The greenery, the gold embellishments and the little book are all so beautiful. Love this tag! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you very much Anne! big hugs and happy weekend! :)

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  22. WOW this tag is gorgeous Pamellia! I love the background and all of the gold touches, fabulous little book too!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  23. Stunning festive tag and as always beautifully designed with some fab techniques.
    Julie x

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  24. Brilliant Pamellia! Adore your little book and am pining for those foliage arrangements (sorry - they are fab!). Love your background too. Sorry to have been mia. Nicola x

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    1. 'pining', oh boy, you are punny! ha, got ya! Thanks so much Nicola! big hugs :)

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  25. gorgeous tag Pamellia, the little book is so real. xx

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  26. WOW! Pamellia, this is stunning, such a beautiful creation, a keepsake definitely.

    Thank you for your wonderful comments, especially asking for any Christmas cards I may have left over, I have no idea why on earth you would want any of mine when they are not a patch on yours, I am very flattered.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Jacquie! I think you underestimate just how stunning your cards are! I just adore your sense of style and love all of your creations! I would be proud to display a Jacquie original for all to see!! big hugs my friend! :)

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  27. Pamellia you certainly are the QUEEN of technique and creativity!!! A GORGEOUS tag...thanks for the wonderful tips!! Hubbie is away this week so maybe after I get all my work done I can try out some of your LOVELY techniques!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Oh boy, I sure would love to see what your ever genius mind would do! Thanks for the visit my crafty friend! hugs :)

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  28. Yet another classy festive creation! You always try new things don't you and best thing is you like to share it too...good going girl. I loved the little book and the bg on the tag. Keep inspiring and have a nice weekend. Big hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa! happy weekend to you to! hugs :)

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  29. this is such a work of art!
    thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft-Challenge!

     

    Hugs and kisses from germany,

    silvi xoxo

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  30. Absolutely stunning Pamelia!! Totally love how this tag turned out. Gorgeous background, great embellishing and I love that book!!

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  31. My dear Pamellia,
    Oh! You worry too much! Late on your comments! Puh! You shouldn't have to bore yourself with that! We are all just so grateful to see your lovely work!

    I cannot believe you do two Christmas'! One is quite enough for me! But sounds like you truly enjoy that, so have fun!

    This is a masterpiece beyond all! I have not heard of this shaving cream technique...I must crawl out from under my rock, now, and check it out, because it is so beautiful! You have the most incredible imagination..that sweet book, with a newsprint stamp and some label die cuts! Who knew??? And your gold die cuts are to die for! Yuck, yuck! Seriously gorgeous! You and your Mom are so blessed to have each other!
    Big sparkly hugs! I am covered in Brushed Pewter Distress paint--big spill in the Closet yesterday!

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    1. OH no, big spill!! I am feeling your pain, I knocked over a container of micro-beads the other day, spent an hour collecting them all together...no lie, 10 minutes later, I knocked it off the desk again!! Needless to say, I swept it in the garbage! Thanks for your kind word my sweets, I truly appreciate all the generous praise! big hugs :)

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  32. WOW what a stunning creation...drooling over the details-- you have packed so much glamour into a little tag!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the shaving cream BG (haven't done that in a long time) and added gold glimmer mist! All of the greenery, flourishes and book are just outstanding! One of the nicest tags I've seen, ever! Sue N

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful compliment Sue! Thank you so much! hugs :)

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  34. HI Pamellia, this is a beautiful tag, love the stunning background and embellishments. Foliage looks fabulous.
    Avril xx

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  35. So stunning! what fantastic work, you are so creative Pamellia, I love to visit your blog, wonderful!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  36. My jaw dropped when I saw your tag; so much gorgeous work on a tag; simply beautiful. Your Mum will be so proud and will probably want to show it off to anyone that comes to her home this holiday season. Thanks so much for sharing your work!

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    1. Aahhh, that is so sweet! Thank you Linda! hugs :)

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  37. Pamellia, my kind and talented friend, this is the most beautiful Christmas tag I have ever seen! I'm not sure how long I've been staring at it, but I can't help myself! The background is masterful... I've never tried that technique but the result is spectacular! Wow! The gold is exquisite. The greenery is beautiful as ever and the book is complete perfection, right down to the festive bookmark! The gold lettering and snowflake are two more of my favorite parts! Every project you make whisks me away to the happiest of places! Stunning work, Pamellia! Your mom is going to cherish this. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Oh boy Karen, I blush! Thank you so much for your generous praise, not just today, but every time you visit! I love hearing from you! My day is a lighter brighter now, thanks to you! big hugs :)

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  38. Hi Pamellia,
    oh what a very beautiful tag.
    This is amazing and so superbly created.
    I love everything about it, and that book is pure genius the way you created it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny! Miniature is so much fun, don't ya think! hugs :)

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  39. Wow, this is an amazing tag...problem is that I couldn't give it away!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

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    1. What a sweet thing to say! Thank you Myrna! big hugs :)

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  40. Gorgeous tag Pammie! So much detail and lovely texture anyone would love to receive this.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

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  41. Wow, what a gorgeous tag. Love all the texture and embellishments. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  42. What lovely techniques you used on this stunning tag Pamellia! Love that background and your cute little book!

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  43. Wow- this is just amazing! Love the dimension and the shimmer of the Glimmer Mist in the Utee. Love the greenery and the greenery- the flowers are amazing touch too.

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  44. Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

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  45. Jaw dropping! Wow, what an amazing tag. The effect you have achieved is fabulous and I am off to look up shaving cream technique on You Tube.

    Stunning!

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Dionne! I would have included a short tutorial, but I guess I thought the shaving cream thing was old news! Doh! hugs :)

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  46. Oh wow, wow, wow! You'd think I'd be used to your stunning creations by now but you continue to amaze me with your originality. I absolutely adore that beautiful book!
    Rebecca.
    x

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  47. This is definitely a work of art! So much loving detail! Your Mom will love it!

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  48. Beautiful tag! I love the details on this tag, so much attention to the details make this tag stand out! Your mom will love it! Hugs, Brenda

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  49. Amazing tag. I love all those details and the effect you created, great tutorial! Hugs, Justyna xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Justyna! Hope you are well! hugs :)

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  50. I am waaaay behind too ... Life just gets in the way sometimes ... Stunning tag ... you know the shiny texture looks good enough to eat!

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    1. hahaha, I thought exactly the same thing, like a marble cake! ha! Thanks so much Ros! hugs :)

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  51. Sooooooo beautiful love the fantastic textured background (off to check out the technique too)beautiful greenery and love the little book your Mum will love it -and two Christmases!!! one is stressful enough lol
    Carol x

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    1. Hi Carol! Thank you so much for taking time to visit me today and leave so many wonderful comments! I really appreciate that!

      I guess it is a little stressful preparing for Christmas twice, but on the other hand, I get to look at the twinkling Christmas tree for two whole months!! Can't argue with that! HA! big hugs :)

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  52. Congrats on your Honourable Mention at the Twelve Tags of Christmas!! Gorgeous tag Pamellia ... full of amazing details - love it! Loll xx

    http://www.stampingwithloll.com/2014/11/twelve-tags-of-christmas-wrap-up.html

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    1. Oh boy, thanks for letting me know Loll! I will zip on over and have a looksie! big hugs :)

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  53. Woahh!! All this loveliness on a tag!!! Pamela you really do amaze me! Your Mom will think this IS her gift!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thank you so much Chris! Much appreciated! hugs :)

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  54. Wow, this is beautiful, I love it and so will your mom.

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  55. I've never heard of this technique before. Must check it out, because I love the look. The whole tag has "elegance" written all over it. I just can't stop looking at it. It's awesome! And that book ... That book ... Wow, it is AMAZING!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Maja, for all of the wonderful comments you left me! Missed you this week, look forward to catching up! big hugs :)

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