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Monday, 8 October 2012

Sunday Stampers Week 226 - Snowflakes

Hello Lovely Blog Friends old and new,

This week over at Sunday Stampers which is hosted by the amazing Hels Sheridan the theme for the challenge is Snow/Snowflakes.

Those of you who have been having a look at my blog recently,  will know that I have been making my Christmas cards.  I was reading Craft Stamper Magazine last week and came across a fabulous design (page 12 & 13) by a designer called Joanne Allison where she uses the Tim Holtz Texture Fade: Cracked to make a card.  I have 'borrowed' her design to make my tag for the challenge.  And then today another of my crafting heroines, the wonderful Kath Stewart has used the Texture Fade too.  I don't know about all of you but I do get a bit bored making the same card over and over so this year I am sticking to just a few designs, although I have yet to use my fabulous Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint stamps.  So I thought I would make a tag for this challenge:





I decided to make one of Hels' popular hinged tags.  I embossed white card, cut it to tag size and matted it onto a larger tag which I coloured with Broken China Distress Ink.  The cracking has been covered with embossing ink using a brayer and then I used Fran-tage Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel to highlight the cracks.  I stamped two snowflakes at the top of the tag and also covered them in Shabby Blue.

The layered snowflake is made up from two Spellbinder snowflake dies (2010 Snowflake Pendant and Create A Flake 3) and a rosette of my own, all cut from white glitter card.  I added a gorgeous roundelle covered in diamante with a toning blue stone in the middle (my photography doesn't really show it in all its beauty - sorry).  The Merry Christmas is stamped with a freebie stamp from Simply Cards & Papercraft.

The pearl and crystals are Tim Holtz and the snowflake is from my stash.  The ribbon is vintage seambinding coloured with Broken China Distress Ink smooshed on my craft sheet and then liberally wet with Tattered Angels Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist (I think I have said before, but this stuff is fabulous - so shiny! and it is a limited edition so I bought two).

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment, I do love to read them and I will always do my best to return the compliment (if at all possible).  Crafty hugs, Anne x

35 comments:

  1. Love the added tag piece, totally cool to do that! The white and turquoise are gorgeous! Perfectly winter!

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  2. Love the hinge, adds a little extra piece of beauty! The entire card turned out so sweet, Redanne xo's Pam

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  3. Wow, Annie, this is really stunning! I've never seen that hinged treatment before and think it's so cool. But that snowflake against that crackled background, WOW! It is so lovely, like looking out a window which has frozen crystals of ice in the corner and fresh snowflakes coming down. Awesome!

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  4. Anne , I love this stunning tag, the whites so crisp and elegant...a fab snowflake....and another great make!trace. X

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  5. Oh Anne I really love this, the crackle fade looks amazing behind that beautiful snowflake, howbrilliant this tag wouldbe on a prezzie just wrapped in white or blue! Brilliant! x

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  6. Good Morning Ann, what a beautiful Tag Card, I love the little added hinged bit what a great idea. White on white with just a touch of blue it so elegant
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia

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  7. This is stunning Anne. Such an effective technique, the pure white with the touches of blue looks wonderful.

    Hugs Sue

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  8. A beautiful tag Anne,love the hinge,not seen that before.xxx

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  9. Morning Anne,
    Another stunning make from you. Love the really icy feel to it and the cracked effect looks fab. Have a great week.xxx

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  10. this is just stunning Anne - and I love the hinge part to it - I've made my snowflake design already - I just won't get chance to blog it until Thursday!! What a lovely theme and your tag is uber gorgeous xx

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  11. Oooohh Anne, this looks so crisp it could almost crunch like snow when you hold it! One of those I would love to see up close as it looks like there is an amazing amount of texture going on. The snowflake is of course to 'die' for:) Really beautiful. Hugs as ever, Buttons x

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  12. Gorgeously white and wintery Anne! Love your take on the snowflake in the corner and love the embossing folder you've use - it works perfectly with the other elements.
    Juliaxx
    Have a great week. Hope it's drier up there than it is down here!!

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  13. Hello Anne, you have certainly made one heck of a tag. Its so Stunning and I love absolutely everything about it. Fabulous work. Hugs Rita xx

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  14. Gorgeous tag Anne, the detail is fabulous.. love the hinged piece & the snowflake... Hugs May x x x

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  15. Breathtakingly beautiful, love the simplicity of the colours but also the things to look at... totesamazeballs hunny! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  16. Wow, I so love this tag! Amazingly Christmassy and sparkly. Your attention to detail is something I really admire xx

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  17. Hi Anne
    Pretty and so elegant, this is such a beautiful tag creation.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. Anne - great use of the "Shattered" embossing fade and I thought for a minute you had sucumbed to a TH snowflake rosette die but looking closer I see you made another one all by yourself - UNIQUE! It is simply GORGEOUS.
    Perhaps I ought to use more gems, not something I usually even think about! Thanks BJ

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  19. Greetings from Flanders. Love your tag.

    Carol x

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  20. I love the icy white colour with the blue for your tag Anne. The cracked background goes so well with the snowflake and the additional piece with the jump rings is inspired. Love it.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  21. Hello Ann, I find it hard to do more than two cards with a similar design, never mind dozens the same. Besides there is always the next new technique to try and the latest issue of Craft Stamper has provided plenty of inspiration. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous - you've opted for white as the main colour instead of blue and it is very effective and the 'cracked' embossed pattern is lovely. Altogether stunning! Elizabeth xx

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  22. WoW, that is a VERY beautiful tag Anne :0) xx

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  23. Totally LOVE the white on white with pop of turquoise! Absolutely gorgeous, Anne!

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  24. yeehaaa at last I can comment on your gorgeous tag...I'm waiting for my Timmie snowflake to arrive...hugs kath xxx

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  25. Ciao Anne, this tag is very elegant. You are making original and very unusual Christmas stuff, love it!

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  26. Oh, what an absolutely stunning Christmas tag, luv it! Barb

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  27. Love your tag - white with just touches of blue. With the cracked embossing it looks very frosty. Thanks for your comments on mine blog - much appreciated!

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  28. Such a beautiful tag, Anne. The white and blue combination is so Christmassy.

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  29. What a beautiful tag! The texture and colours are fabulous. Just looking at it would make an Aussie Christmas cooler.

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  30. This is absoloutely gorgeous. I love it!

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  31. Hi Anne, Just noticed this gorgeous snowflake tag! It's lovely! Is that blue ribbon made from "Hug Snug" binding? Sandra de and I went halves with some rolls from USA. It takes glimmermist so well.

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  32. I love the fact that this looks so clean & pure-the snowflake is gorgeous. I haven't used the cracked embossing folder because I didn't like it! What do I know, it looks fabulous! I will now dig mine out & get some use out of it. Thanks Anne. Take care. Sx

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  33. I love the white and turquoise and I'm going to have to get one of those snowflake dies before they all go!! Love the tag too... I never seem to have enough room on a tag; so this could be the answer! Thanks for sharing the ideas! EmmiLu

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  34. So simple yet so elegant! Love the pop of color against the white. Just beautiful!

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  35. How you go from such beautiful Christmas tags to those wonderful spooky and funky Halloween tags I will never know. See - you are not the only one who runs a little late with snooping!!
    Sandy

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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