Friday, 23 November 2012

The Rosey Tag of Christmas

Gooooodly Morning Snazzyfans... cor blimey, my internet is soooo slow, I have just spent a yonk and a half trying to get my page to load.. finally!  Well, I shall be a smidge later posting this than anticipated but better late than never!  So, I am back again with another offering that I made using the (saying this loudly) Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Collection papers that we DT have been lucky enough to be playing with this week.  How can I describe the papers?  Do you remember the old Crate Papers of years ago? Textured so they have a linen-y/canvassy feel to them? Well, these are just like that, very reminiscent of them. The designs are marvellous - not too old fashioned but with enough of a vintage feel that they aren't ultra modern and in-your-face (I don't do ultra modern lol) The quality is amazing; they are a very strong paper, more like a cardstock in actual fact.  The Collection comes with a sheet of die-cuts too, one of them I have used on this tag - and they all match perfectly with the double sided designs.  And... did you know... you can CLICK HERE to be transported off to the Snazzy Online Store where lovely Val and Don have put a discounted special offer on our DT kits for this month.  As well as the papers we have had some stamps to use (I haven't inked mine yet!) and... some goooorgeous brads to match too (I loves my brads!)  Anyways, enough waffle, on with the tag:




The tag is a Size 8 cut from plain cardstock and then covered with two of the patterned papers.  I made a little border thingy to cover up the join in the papers and added a brad from the pack - check it out... not only is it big (bout the size of a 5p) it is also designed and has an epoxy covering so it is glossy and raised!  Cool huh! Once I had done this, I edged all around the tag with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then took my paper distresser and scuffed up the edges to make it a little shabbier. 


 
Next came some bling in the form of a very light wafting of Rock Candy Dry Stickles - I used Glue & Seal to paint onto the top and bottom of the tag and then sprinkled liberally with the Dry Stickles... I LOVE this stuff.. it is like crushed sugar, not a smidge of AB anywhere so the light just sparkles instead of colouring.  You can see the bling in one of the photo's.   I did a wee bit of die-cutting with the papers - you can see how strong they are, they withstood a Vagabond-ing and then a sanding too!  I added Rock Candy Dry Stickles to the number 25 - again using Glue & Seal for the sticky bit.



After all that die-cutting I got all creative (!) and made myself a rose.  I love making these big fancy roses - they are soooo simples too - if you check out my own bloggy there's a link in the side bar to a Tut I did some time ago... a simple way to make pretty roses.   I added some wire twists and a couple of Alcohol Inked bells to the rose embellishment and then finally, one of the pop-outs from the die-cut page of the collection, edged with Frayed Burlap and distressed with the paper distresser and then popped into a Memo Pin.  I added a few bits of Idea-ology to the top of the tag with some ribbon and voila, finished!




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22 comments:

Marleine said...

Wow what a beautiful work of art. Just love it all.x

diane hasthorpe said...

Hels, this is a gorgeous tag. Love those dry stickles... you're right, it does look like sprinkled sugar. Beautiful rose, so now I'll pop over to your tutorial to see how to make them. Have a great weekend, Cheers, Di

Redanne said...

Oh Wow Hels, this tag is quite simply - stunningly gorgeous! A x

sally said...

Hels I just had to pop over from your blog to see the whole creation- just gorgeous & I plan on teaching my granddaughter how to make paper roses next weekend!

Sally

isisimaginings.com said...

Stunning tag & the rose is beautiful.

Lin W said...

Love it you are so talented,your work is fab.
xxx

Helen said...

Stunning, love the papers... must not shop. must not shop!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This tag is absolutely stunning, I love the Teresa Collins papers, the rock candy stickles and the absolutely gorgeous rose and foliage, simply stunning, I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Elaine said...

Great tag and great rose made out of the papers. Off to have a look at the website!

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful tag, love the rock Candy Dry Glitter, sooo not your typical glitter xx

Astrid Maclean said...

LURVE your tag!!!!! Just the right amount of everything!!! Yummy, yummy, yummy!!!

Mary Moore said...

Hi Hels What a lovely tag and the Teresa Collins papers are fabulous luv Maryxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, a beautiful tag, love the colours and layout and beautiful arrangement of embellishments around the rose. Emma

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning. Those papers look beautiful Hels and I'm off to see if I can get them too. Hugs Rita xx

Denise said...

Wonderful Hels xx

butterfly said...

Sensational tag - I love that winter greenery, simply gorgeous!
Alison x

Mooffie said...

As ever, Hels, really REALLY lovely! I love the flower, which is mad, cos I don't do roses!! Love that Rock Candy stuff too.

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous tag Hels. Adore the rose and gorgeous foliage. The pretty little bells are a beautiful finishing touch.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Aquarius said...

Fab tag as always and just love all the interesting elements - of course there had to be a rose too - favourites of mine as well.

Stamping in Pink said...

perfectly gorgeous, as always xx

Gillian .... said...

Fabby tag Hels, love the subtle touch of bling, Rock Candy Dry Stickles rocks (pardon the pun lol). xxx

Anita Houston said...

So perfectly traditionally Christmas! Pinning! Uber gorgeous!