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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Challenge time @ Creative Card Crew...D

I think time is just whizzing past.. nearly Christmas and dare I say it.. I am not ready for it LOL!

Anyway down to business.. well fun really.  It is challenge time again over at Creative Card Crew and the theme this fortnight is STAR.   Now I am not one for making Xmas cards etc so for this challenge I have decided to make a tag with a christmassy type theme.. I think!

I embossed the tag with a snowflake embossing folder and painted it with black acrylic paint.  Now why didn I just use black card.. well this is the thing I used the stiffener board out of an envelope. See recycling again, I just cant help myself.  Anyway with what I saved on the card I made up for in colours on it.  I used perfect pearls, gold rub n buff, silver, bronze and copper mist.. A little more black paint as made it too bright lol.  After that farce i thought I had better decorate it.  I used a couple of Christmas tree shapes and Christmas key shapes cut out on Craft Robo.  First time it has seen light of day since owning it lol.  Smacked wrists for me I think LOL.

I covered 3 silver snow flackes with burnt sienna paint and used 3 rusty tin stars above the trees.  I fixed the keys to the tag with a snowflake charm that could pass as a star if one closed their eyes lol.  I attached a chain to the snowflake.  

Now it is PIC time!

I do hope you like my latest take on Xmas.  Why not pop on over to Creative Card Crew and join in the fun with us! 

This has been entered into the following challenges

Artisitic Inspiration - anything goes 10d 
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes 31d 
Crafty Boots - anything goes 10d 
Critter Sketch - christmas 10d 
Incy Wincy - non trad colours christmas 10d 
Lexi's creations - christmas 10d 
Lollipop crafts - happy holidays 15d 
Love to create - Holiday cheer 10d 
MIM - anything goes 10d 
My Grafico - anything goes 10d 
Pretty little ribbons - Christmas 4j 
Tammys scrappin corner - anything christmas 11d 
There she goes - christmas 10d 
Unstampabelles - christmas 4j 
Amusing challenges - die cut 10d 
Corrosive challenges - anything goes 10d 
Creative inspirations- gift tag 10d 
Dream Valley - non trad colours 8d 
Great impressions - anything goes 1j 
OSAAT - anything goes 8
Quirky crafts - christmas tag 16d 2nd place Winner
Scrapper delight - non trad 16d 
Forever night - anything goes 7d 
Guylous - twisted christmas 14d 
inspire me friday - anything goes 8d
Crafts 4 eternity - any christmas project 7d 
Totally Paper crafts - christmassy not a card 7d 
7 Kids college fund - anything goes 4d 
Simon says stamp - anything goes 5d 


  1. put in a lot of work colouring the tag and it looks great. I like those tree shapes. Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge at Unstampabelles.

  2. Hi, Sis! Love your metal effects! Really fabulous and I am so glad you shared it at Guylou's!

  3. Beautiful Tag.Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge this fortnight. Marlene DT

  4. I love your take on Christmas and the trees on your tag are divine. The metal effect is fab too! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

  5. What a wonderful idea thanks for joining us at crafty mess xx

  6. What a gorgeous Christmas tag honey! Love thee trees!
    Thank you so much for joining us for Tammys Scrapin Corner for our "Anything Christmas" challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next week!
    Sharon - DT of Tammys Scrapin Corner xxx

  7. Such a beautiful tag, love the color and the metal just fabby. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

  8. Such a great tag and lovely inking and distressing.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    B x

  9. Your tag is lovely! The embossing, the layers, the distressing love it all. THanks for joining us at Forever Night Challenges this week.

  10. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  11. Pretty tag and love the embossing!
    Thank you for joining us for thr Creative Inspirations Paints challenge!

  12. Wow, what a beautiful tag. Great project and so nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Christmas."
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  13. What a lovely make! Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and Good Luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  14. Thank-you for sharing your fabulous tag with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

  15. Stunning tag! Love teh details. :) Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

  16. Stunning tag! Great job on this creation!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Dream Valley Design Team Member

  17. Your tags are just fantastic. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  18. What an intricate design you have here!! Its gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Remember to check out my blog at for an additional chance to win a $15 voucher to my store! :)


  19. Elaine, this is just fabulous! I want to know how you got that rich copper color on this tag!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations.

  20. Fantastic Tags. Saw these on MIM..Loz

  21. lots of different techniques in this tag ;-) thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Christmas Challenge this month.

  22. Beautiful work, as always, Elaine! Thanks for sharing with us at Guylou's!

  23. A lovely and very distinctive tag. Great techniques used to make it.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  24. Hi Elaine - Love, love, love your tag! Great colour scheme and I love the simplicity of just trees and stars. Thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Christmas" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  25. Gorgeous tag - love all the texture and fab trees.
    Thanks for playing along with us at TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  26. Gorgeous tag - love all the texture and fab trees.
    Thanks for playing along with us at TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  27. wow such a beautiful tag thank you for sharing it with us at artistic inspirations . Hugs trisha dt

  28. so cute card. Thank you for joining us to Dream Valley challenges. Hugs!

  29. I love the gold tones, very pretty, Thanks so much for joining us at PLRS this time
    Hugs Julie P

  30. This is really amazing...beautifully done!

  31. Love the vintage colors and the texture! Great tag!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  32. WOW, Elaine! Fantastic. Wait -- I have to put on my DT hat. :-D So glad you chose to join our "Anything Christmas" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week. Hope to see you playing along next week, too.
    NanaConnie DT

  33. Beautiful tag ... Love the colour, Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Mess Challenge ...

    Tina xxx

  34. An interesting take - love the negative shapes. Thanks for joining in all the fun at Unstampabelles this month for Christmas!

  35. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



  36. Love the tag. Great project.

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Create this week.


  37. WoW! Gorgeous tag. I love the colours and detail on it. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

  38. Fabulous tag, love the rusty stars! Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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Hugz Elaine xx


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