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Monday 1 December 2014

Eclectic Ellapu "Pink Team - Vintage Christmas"

Good morning all.

This is my second post today, you can find my DT inspiration for Imagination Crafts here.

My first post this morning for the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu where May has chosen the theme of "Vintage Christmas".

I've chosen to make a tag which took me totally out of my comfort zone....and I loved every minute of it!!

Tag base is cut from burgundy Kraft Core card stock then embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake folder. This was then sanded to reveal the kraft core and I used my distress tool round the edges then inked with vintage photo, faded jeans and pine needles distress inks and sprayed with gold Cosmic Shimmer. Image is from Anita Stamp's stamped onto kraft card with vintage photo, layered onto the burgundy Kraft Core. The dies have all been cut from waste card then either inked with distress ink and sprayed with gold cosmic shimmer or the gold ones have been inked with versamark and I've used gold metal magic to coat them...I love how they turned out and must make more use of this stuff. I also used the metal magic around the edges. Snowflakes and ovals are all from Spellbinders, sentiment is from Tattered Lace. Lace is from Crafty Ribbons. Recycled ribbon, holly and gem are from my stash.

I love how this turned out and think I may have to use it for hubby so I can keep it afterwards.

Challenges entered:
CHNC - Santa is on his way
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Really Reasonable Ribbons - gift packaging with ribbon or trim
QKR Stampede - anything but a card
Stempelsonnen Challenge - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - die cuts
Artist Trading Post - recycle for Christmas
Not Just Cards - anything goes
OSAAT - anything goes with lace


  1. oh hun this is stunning,love the effect of the inks,and fantastic detail hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  2. Beautiful Carol is your tag!! x

  3. This is lovely Carol, love the Santa stamp.

  4. Gorgeous carol. I do love a vintage tag x

  5. Gorgeous vintage image and a fabulous tag.
    Linda xxx

  6. I just LOVE what you have done with this as well.....!!!
    It's amazing

    Patricia x

  7. A GOrgeous Vintage tag! So much detail and I LOve your colours..Thank you soooo much for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede this week.

  8. This is fabulous Carol, a gorgeous vintage image and design.

  9. This is a gorgeous tag! I love the wonderful vintage vibe with the little touches of gold! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  10. And so you should be pleased with it- it is gorgeous and the vintage look is my favorite theme. Such talent you have there. Pleased you have joined us Eclectics xx

  11. A beautiful tag, with lots of super details, it good to re use small bits and pieces. Thank you for joining us at ATP Exchange this time.

  12. Stunning tag, I adore the vintage feel & the beautiful image... great snowflakes too....Hugs May x x

  13. Lovely tag! They're one of my most favourite things to make so beware - you may become hooked on these! Lots of very pretty details on your tag.
    Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange.
    Julia x

  14. Beautiful vintage tag! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  15. This is LOVELY Carol! Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share your time and your talents with us. We're blessed to have you participate and hope that you will join us again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

    P.S. PLEASE do come by and play along here as well:
    Word Art Wednesday - www,wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - always ANYTHING GOES

  16. Very nice tag. Thanks for joining us at SoSS

  17. Wow! Your tag is gorgeous; love he image and all the texture and embellishments you've added to your creation. Hugs, Vickie Y

  18. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Not Just Cards!
    Monica - DT

  19. Wow Carol this is a beautiful tag, love all the detail and the gold looks gorgeous! Susan x

  20. Wat een leuke tag. Mooie stempel van de kerstman. Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

  21. lovely and thanks for playing with us at RRR

  22. Every bit of that tag is beautiful. I don't blame you for wanting to keep it in the family. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  23. Your tag is absolutely AWESOME, thanks for joining us at the sisterhood of the snarky stampers for the Vintage challenge

  24. Brilliant tag Carol I really love the vintage look super make.
    lorraine x

  25. Your tag is beautiful. Amazing how the blue lace makes such a pretty bow.

    Thank you for participating in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Lace" Challenge!

  26. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  27. Totally Beautiful Tag. Thanks for joining us this week for Anything but a Card at QKR Stampede.
    Karal DT

  28. What a beautiful tag! This is a terrific Santa image, and your design is perfect. Funny, I use the same strategy to keep my favourite tags! :P Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  29. Hello Carol, A fabulous Tag, love the vintage image and the lovely colours.


  30. Hi Carol!! This tag for EE is gorgeous!! It does not look like you were creating outside your comfort zone at all--all of your details are wonderful!!
    Just fabulous!! So glad to be on the EE team with you :) OH--loving all of the Christmas cards you're making!! More fabulousness!! XOXO-Shari

  31. Gorgeous vintage Christmas tag! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our V is for Vintage challenge!!

  32. beautiful tag Carol, love those colours and that blue lace is so pretty. So pleased to be working with you again :-)
    Claire xx

  33. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck - Hope to see your creations again. Samara DT - OSAAT


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