Christmas Joy

Hello blog friends,

It’s time for another vintage/shabby chic challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow.  For this challenge we are looking for your beautiful tags and/or boxes (could be for Christmas) in the vintage or shabby style. Bonnie Garby is our guest designer this time and you can see her lovely work on her blog Make Time 2 Craft

With the festive season around the corner I took the opportunity to make a Christmas tag for this new challenge. For the tag I choose a stamp from Clearly Impressed which I bought from a local scrapbook company Scrapbook-Direct. I love to use gold on my Christmas creations, so I embossed the deer in gold  as well as the flourish on the back of the tag. To give dimension to the image I stamp a second deer, cut it out and pop it up with mirror tape. The tag shape was cut with a Spellbinders Nestablities Majestic Elements die “Radiant Rectangles”. The flowers are from the Petaloo Canterbury collection “Magnolia blossoms”. The sentiment letters on the small label are peel off stickers.Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo” around the edges and on the seam binding help to achieve a vintage look.

Challenges:

CI_XmasDeer

The flowers, bow, pearls and bells

CI_XmasDeer1

The Clearly Impressed image “Xmas Deer” embossed with gold embossing powder

CI_XmasDeer2

The tag with the sentiment

CI_XmasDeer3

The back of the tag

CI_XmasDeer4

Project details:

  • Cream and red cardstock
  • Clearly Impressed clear stamp sets “Xmas Deer” ( CI-2054) and “Vintage” (CI-2045)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements “Radiant Rectangles”
  • Crafter’s Companion Die’sire die “Scalloped tags”
  • Gold detail embossing powder
  • Petaloo Cabterbury collection “Magnolia blossoms” (Burgundy)
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Lipstick red”
  • Gold thread
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Peel Off stickers for sentiment.
  • Stickles “Gold”

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your visits and comments so much. I hope you’ll visit Sugar Creek Hollow and play along with our Tags and/or Boxes challenge this fortnight.  The Design Team made beautiful creations to give you inspiration. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Synnøve Bjelland
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 18:31:52

    Wow!!! Love your card 🙂 It is soooo beautiful 🙂
    hugs and blessings from your new follower.
    Synnøve

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  2. Anonymous
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 20:20:20

    Wooow så smukt et til/fra kort.
    Tak for din deltagelse hos Card and scrap
    DT Sanne

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  3. carol gill
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 01:16:11

    gorgeous die-cut tag and love the image and beautiful flowers-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    carol DT x

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  4. viera
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 13:02:01

    gorgeous, beautiful

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  5. Carina Els
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 22:27:14

    Liewe Amelia

    Dankie dat jy met ons deel. Dit is pragtig!
    Carina

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  6. Anette
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 22:18:29

    I just love your tag! It´s so beautiful made. Thank you for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap 🙂

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  7. Lexie
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 17:56:38

    Simply stunning tag! Really need that die!

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  8. hazelconboy1
    Nov 22, 2013 @ 18:22:12

    Wow Amelia these colours are just so rich they are just fabulous – stunning creation.

    Thank you for joining us over at A Little Bit Crafty – I wish you the very best of luck.

    Have a great weekend.

    Toodles

    Hazel x

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  9. Maureen Scott
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 12:27:21

    Oh that is totally stunning!!! love it! Thanks for sharing at Crafting by Designs this week. Mo dt xxx

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  10. Jane
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 13:38:09

    Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful layout & hues. Stunning, thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

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  11. Sherrie Clark
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 17:43:18

    Amelia, saw this on pinterest before I put it together that YOU were the one who made it, it is just lovely. One of my favorites for the Christmas Season. Blessings.

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  12. Donna Ellis
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 17:33:54

    Hi, Amelia! This is a LOVELY tag – I had never thought of using that die as the shape for a tag, and it certain does make for a beautiful one! Your gold accents truly make this not only festive, but very elegant!

    Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna

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  13. Darlene Pavlick
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 00:14:35

    Oh Amelia you have out done yourself! This is STUNNING!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  14. Denise
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 22:24:54

    Gorgeous embossed christmas card, very elegant. Thanks so much for joining us over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

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  15. Sherry H
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 18:48:21

    Amelia, I can see you beautiful tag hanging on a Christmas tree with the lights shining on it! It’s truly gorgeous!!

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  16. Mervi
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 18:47:25

    Hi Amelia,
    oh my this is absolutely the most gorgeous tag I’ve ever seen, love it.
    And everything in it, I’m sold!
    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge;-))m

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  17. Micki
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 18:25:36

    Wow, I’m blown away. This is so beautiful. You need to frame this tag. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Embossing Challenge.

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  18. Kate T
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 11:13:53

    Lovely creation, thank you for taking part in this week’s Crafty Ribbons Challenge, Kate x

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  19. Tracey
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 22:35:52

    This is absolutely stunning Amelia :o)
    I hope you are well.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  20. taniaj
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 20:49:30

    Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration’s with our sentiment/anything goes challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

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  21. Gitte
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 19:39:28

    Wow beautiful christmas Tag.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    DT-Gitte.

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  22. Tienie Lewis
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 16:51:31

    Weereens ‘n pragstuk! Wanneer jy voor jou lessenaar gaan sit kom daar die pragtigste kaartjies uit. Ek is elke keer verstom met wat jy doen. Dankie dat jy dit met ons deel!
    Liefdetjies

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  23. Brenda
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 16:24:51

    A super card for this months challenges at FlonxCraft VSC and Penny Black and More, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

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  24. Shirley B
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 15:38:05

    WOW! Your tag is simply stunning! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab’n’Funky!

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  25. Shona
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 15:32:58

    What a gorgeous tag! Love the colors and the embossing. Such an elegant piece, thanks for joining us over at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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  26. Silvia
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 13:02:26

    That’s an amazing creation, love all the details especially the little bells.

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  27. Carol (Granny)
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 08:14:07

    Pure elegance Amelia! I love every intricate detail. Have a great weekend! “Hugs”

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  28. Mickie
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 05:32:28

    Beautiful!

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  29. Rob
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 03:42:38

    Gorgeous and very inspiring.

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  30. Andree
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 00:37:30

    A wonderful tag, you have a great eye for detail.

    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge this month. Please make sure you’re a follower x

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  31. Meggymay
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 00:25:59

    Stunning tag, love the red details.
    Yvonne

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  32. Pauline wheeler
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 23:50:52

    Great design, fabulous detail we’re glad you entered the crafty ribbons challenge this week
    P x

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  33. Moz
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 23:45:40

    Absolutely stunning Amelia!
    I love every bit of this tag.
    Awesome!
    Hugz
    Moz

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  34. Thea Field
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 19:19:15

    Wow, it is gorgeous! I love the red flowers!

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  35. Judy
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 17:56:33

    Absolutely stunning Amelia. I love the clean and sparkling look. Judy x

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  36. Heidi
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 16:35:36

    Absolutely stunning!
    Beautiful work:)
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  37. Marie-Louise
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 16:30:41

    This tag is absolutely stunning Amelia. Gorgeous.

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