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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

O Christmas Tree - and a winner!

Hello all!  It's a very brief teaser here at Words and Pictures today.  I'm hoping to tempt you over to The Artistic Stamper to see what I've been creating for them this week.


I've used a couple of stamps which are fairly new to the Artistic Stamper selection, and they're perfect for wintry and festive creations, so do hop over and take a look.

But before you go, I'd also like to announce the winner of my 500th Post Giveaway.  I printed out all the names, chopped them up, folded them, and popped them all into a bowl and - with eyes closed - drew out the winning name. And the ATCs (plus extras!) go to....

Hettie of Hettiecraft

Congratulations, Hettie!  If you'd like to drop me an email (there's a link in the sidebar here) with your full address, I'll get your little goody package in the post as soon as possible.  Thanks so much to everyone for joining in, and I'll be back soon with more of the next 500 posts!!

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
Henry David Thoreau

32 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well done to Hettiecraft! I hope she enjoys her lovely prize. I'm just hopping over to see what you did at the Artistic Stamper! The sneak peek looks great! xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Hi Alison... I missed your last 2-3 posts. Just catching up and I know you make such a wonderful and unique winter and Christmas projects. This year is no exception. Loved all of them :) Especially the crackled ATCs are stunning. And today's tag at AS is lovely...great use of snowflake stamps and Christmas tree, its brown :) wow that's why I call unique. And congrats on your 500th post. I always like to come over here to see what you make.

Terry said...

I am behind on blog visits and you know how that can be. Congrats to Hettie! Congratulations again Alison for reaching the 500 mark! Love this tag and that rusty 25!!! Hugs!

Shirley Chillman said...

Congrats to Hetti what a lucky girl and she will love her ATC with the little extras.
Off to have a mooch at your project for the Artistic Stamper but I am sure it will be brill..

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

craftytrog said...

It's a beauty Alison!
Congratulations to lucky Hettie.
Alison xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just seen this over at AS - beautiful! So pleased to see that Hettie is your winner! Chrisx

Neet said...

Well done Hettie - lucky lady! Tempt us to go somewhere to look at one of your creations - never. (No time to write dashing off to Artistic Stamper tee hee)
Hugs, Neet xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Gorgeous tag Alison! I don't own any Artistic Stamper stamps, but I think I will be changing that very shortly! The colours are so wintery and vintage! Love your rusted numbers too! Fabulous Christmas make! holiday hugs :)

cathylynn said...

Congrats to your winner! I got to go check out your tag. Only you can make rust look beautiful!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Kay Wallace said...

Congratulations, Hettie! Lucky lady! Off to check out the detail, Alison! Merry Christmas!

JackieP Neal said...

Such a gorgeous tag Alison! Another beauty!!
Congratulations Hettie!!Lucky girl!!

Marci said...

Beautiful, and I love the Thoreau quote, also.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Congrats Hettie!
Your creation is impressive as always Alison!
Greetings, Alie

Lisa M said...

Congratulations to your winner AND your latest tag is winter perfect. The whitewashed base really sets the mood for the falling snow and then the added browns and rusts just set the festive mood completely. A gorgeous make. Weatherman predicts no snow here for Christmas :( What a bummer...but still hoping to shovel some...ha!
hugs,
Lisa x

massofhair said...

Gorgeous Alison, some fantastic little touches which make all the difference :-) xxx

Dorthe said...

I love those new stamps, and how you so masterly used them ,Alison, a gorgeous tag, dear.
And congratulations to the so lucky winner !!
Dorthe,xo

Corrie Herriman said...

Just popped over from the Artistic Stamper blog and your very clear explanation. I think the blues/greys go so well with the rust/browns.. Beautiful tag !
Corrie x

Coco said...

Congratulations to Hettie, she's so lucky!!! :D And off to see your lovely make for the Artistic Stamper... Gorgeous sneak peak Alison! Hugs, Coco xxx

Redanne said...

Well done to Hettie, now I am off to see this lovely creation.... Anne xx

Lys Scrap said...

I love both stamps on the background in these brown and blue colours you perfectly use ! The whole tag is beautiful !

Sue C said...

Looks beautiful Alison! Off to investigate further. Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Just seen your beautiful tag, the stamps look lovely and so does your colour combination.
Yvonne

stampdiva said...

Alison
I feel the need to apologise for not being around for your Giveaway but, for various reasons, there has been enforced time away from the laptop, leaving me a not very Happy Bunny as I miss the visits to my favourite blogs.
The colours are gorgeous and that rust effect 25 is perfection.
Hope all is well with you.
Wishes
Lynne

Hettie said...

Oh My Word!!! Wow!!! I am chuffed to bits. Thank you Alison.
Sooo excited!!
Hugs
xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Congratulations, Hettie! :)
Alison, your tag is gorgeous! Left you a comment there...
Looking forward to some more crafty goodness from you! :) Thank you for your sweet comments. xxx

toni said...

Hi Alison ! Ooooo ! Love your frosty background with the contrasting rusty numbers. I shall have to take a closer look at this! Thank you so much for your recent visits and comments to my blog . They are very much appreciated and valued. I'm sorry I haven't fitted in much visiting lately, I'm just about keeping my head above water! Looking forward to some post Christmas down time ! Very best wishes Toni xx

Georgie C said...

Beautiful ta, you had me at the backdrop! That alone would be gorgeous on a present!! Congrats on reaching 500 peeps and well done to Hettie xx

Gaby Bee said...

Congrats to your lucky winner!
Your tags look great, Alison. Love frosty feel!

Gaby xo

Sara Barker said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, and for the info on your pinecones...you have made them your own, nonetheless with the snowy touches on them. Beautiful tag all around, and I've been nosing around here, and see so many beautiful creations...each one of them just breath-taking! Now, I didn't know there was a drawing for those ATC's--Hettie is one lucky girl! Congrats!

House of Bears said...

Goodness, fancy chopping poor commentators up. How scary!!;)

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow truly awesome tag. I really loved how you did the background, the snowflake stamps is amazing and the tree wow. Love the rustic feel again, going to have to insist on those sprays lol. Kezzy :-) xxx

Ruth said...

Beautiful again, lovely snowflake stamp and the rusted numbers are perfect...love this tag! Ruth x