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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop

Good afternoon all.

Spent the morning at the hairdressers and this afternoon it's waxing and nails...off to Edinburgh tomorrow to meet up with my sisters and niece and see the Christmas market.

ARTplorations are holding a stencil blog hop and project linky this week starting today, we'd love to see you over there.

  • FIVE (5) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.
Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by December 13:
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Another distress paint smooshed tag. I've used embossing paste through the Christmas Reindeer stencil, then added gold EP and heat embossed. I've used a stamp from Mixed Media Elements around the edges. Sentiment from the Vignette: Christmas Block set. The bell is recycled from some well known chocolate! Ribbon, fibres, gem and stickles from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Stamps and Stencils - grungy Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
My Time to Craft - Christmas animals
Animal Friends - Christmas/New Year
Sparkle Forum - anything but a card
Where the HeART is - anything goes


  1. Beautiful tag, love the reindeer.
    Linda xxx

  2. Fabulous Tag Carol.... Enjoy your day with your sisters
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  3. Oh, such a nice deer! I only saw with the second look, that it glimmers nicely! Creative regards from stempelfrida

  4. I love reindeer! They are so elegant. Beautiful tag (which I should be making my own right now!).

  5. Love your tag Carol, lovely images and colours.
    Hope you enjoyed your day, Kate x

  6. A lovely tag Carol. He's a cute reindeer and I hope you enjoyed the choccie. Have a good time at the market with your family. Barbxx

  7. WOW how lovely the deer looks and Especially love his red nose
    Dr Sonia

  8. Yep - think I might need this deer stencil!! Thanks for the super great inspiration Carol. Hope you are enjoying the Christmas market! j.

  9. this is a beautiful tag - thank you for sharing

    Barb Housner

  10. A gorgeous tag Carol, such a lovely Reindeer and great colours.

  11. Another lovely tag Carol, loving the reindeer.

    Hugs Erika. x

  12. super tag carol - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

  13. Beautiful tag! I love those muted tones :)

  14. I love this deer stencil and how you have used it!

  15. Fabulous mixed media tag! Love the deer stencil you used on it.

  16. Lovely tag - I love those colours

  17. Lovely tag. Perfect for Christmas:)

  18. Beautiful creation and fabulous colours.xx
    { aNNie}

  19. Gorgeous tag...and love the earthy colors! :)
    Suchi xx

  20. Awesome tag Carol! LOVE that reindeer! xx

  21. Love the red nose and the bell on your deer!

  22. Love the textured reindeer Carol!

  23. The colors remind me of an old fashioned Christmas. The addition of the bell was a great touch!

  24. This is really cool, Carol. I love the red nose!

  25. Love the bg and the textures :)

  26. Carol, this is such a festive tag! I love a good Distress paint smoosh and your background is so pretty using that technique. Your reindeer looks awesome and the stamping around the edge is the perfect touch. Love that sweet little bell and the red nose on the deer, too!

    Thank you for joining our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  27. Wow, what a wonderful tag Carol!! I love that reindeer stencil and beautiful border you created to help frame it! Excellently smooshed background! lol. Such a fantastic tag, fun and festive!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  28. Great tag. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) x

  29. Gorgeous tag, love the reindeer! Hope you had a fab day out! xxx

  30. Love that reindeer
    on your tag. Lovely
    Carla from Utah

  31. Fabulous tag with a wonderfully grungy colour palette. The reindeer is fabulous and I love the bell around his neck and his red nose - so festive. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.

  32. Smoothing at its best! Wonderful technique and festive tag you have created. That deer is delightful and the bell is icing on the cake. The border adds creative structure and awesome sauceness.

    Thanks for joining in our "You've Got Happy Mail" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  33. Beautiful tag!! Love the reindeer!! Thanks for joining us at Where the HeART is.
    Moxie Craftie
    Where The HeART Is DT

  34. Fabulous job there!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  35. Beautiful grungy little tag with lovely colours. Thanks so much for joining my final challenge at Stamps & Stencils. Julia xx


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