Saturday, 8 December 2012

I'm Still Here!

I've been very bad about posting on my blog recently and I really will try harder but sometimes 'things' just get in the way.  I've managed to complete my last two tags for the alphatag swap which has been going on all year and much as I've enjoyed taking part, I am really glad to be down to the final two letters of the alphabet - they were becoming more difficult towards the end.  This one is Y for Yuletide and I've used a lovely tree stamp from Fat Robin set by Chocolate Baroque, stamped onto the background and also stamped onto coloured card, cut out and layered for dimension.  The background of the tag was achieved using Pine Needles Distress ink and Pewter Distressed stain on a glass cutting mat, lightly spritzed with water and then 'mopped up' (technical term!!) with the tag - some stamped snowflakes were added using the same colour ink..  I also did the same with some spare pieces of card and stamped the trees onto that and embossed with silver powder.  Despite searching through my vast collection of stamps I was unable to find one which had the correct word on it so resorted to using Frosty font on the computer.  A piece of matching dyed ribbon was added and that's the 'Y' tag ready.


  1. Well done with the 'Y" - I have this subject too but haven't done more than play with it in my head.
    Love the colours & your resourcefulness with the font.
    Take care midst the hurly burly.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. lovely tag Val- wintry effect is so appropriate this year! I like your computer font, fits beautifully - it always surprises me when I can't find a stamp that I'm sure I have, think I get the wish list and have lists mixed up in my head sometimes!

  3. Gorgeous trees on this tag Val, I've really enjoyed seeing what you've come up with throughout the year, for this swap, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you achive for X.

    Sue x

  4. Lovely tag Val, great colours together


  5. This is gorgeous Val. I love those trees and they look beautiful on that inky background. All your tags have been wonderful Val and even though I didn't manage to keep going to the end I still have some beauties, three of your's I think ;-), to look at and take inspiration from. Looking forward to seeing your final tag.

    Lesley Xx

  6. Glad I'm not the only one where 'stuff' keeps getting in the way! Love the colours again of this and the font is great.