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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Off to the North Pole






Hello all!

I'm back again with the next of the Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 5 if you're trying to keep count.  I'm going in the right order this year so far.

I had an absolutely lovely time with this one.  From Linda's lovely inspiration Tag 5, I took the "wooden" background and the positioning of a Father Christmas portrait, and apart from that I just followed my fingers.

That's what's so lovely about this Funkie Junkie challenge - you can follow Linda's creation as closely as you like.

There's no need to have all the same ingredients, and it might just be one element which fires your creative juices and then off you go.













My wooden background is again from the Anna Marie Design pad, Christmas Jingle.  It matches my first tag, the Winter Woodland Wonderland.

(I do love the stamp set which has that fabulous sliced log stamp that Linda used - I particularly "need" the scraggly trees - but it's going to have to wait at least until I've done the Christmas shopping for other people's presents!)










My Father Christmas comes from the wonderful Artistic Outpost set called Snowy Woods.  He's stamped in Potting Soil on another piece of the paper pad.

I'm sad I forgot to add some metal brads at the corners - but there you go.














And the rest is really very simple...














... some more of the Holiday Greens die-cuts in regular and mini sizes...















... some snowflakes, cut with the Snowflakes Mini Thinlits.















I love the intricate designs - pure delight in pure white, or any other way you choose to make them.















There's even one nestled somewhere under all that greenery.













There are some words courtesy of the Christmas Clippings - very much in love with these.














And some simple white twine tops the whole thing off... that's something all my tags have in common so far, so I'm aiming to keep it that way, unless one of the tags really demands something else.












There's plenty of snowy white spatter of course.

So off he goes to the North Pole, off to the land of dreams... and off I go back to the craft table.  It's going well, but there are still another seven tags to get done by 29th December.  I bet you could still do it if you started today... go on!!  Happy crafting all!

In a certain faraway land the cold is so intense that words freeze as soon as they are uttered, and after some time thaw and become audible, so that words spoken in winter go unheard until the next summer.
Plutarch




I'd like to share this as Tag 5 for the Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas, sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I'd also like to join in at That's Crafty Challenges where Tis the Season is the theme

30 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful, vintage tag - love the muted colour scheme. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

I love this tag, and the wood panel background!

Marci said...

This is a very pretty tag! I love that Father Christmas stamp.

Julia said...

This one has all the elements of a snowy Christmas. That Santa image is amazing sitting in amongst the snowflakes and greenery. You must have spent hours die cutting all those pieces, I really do admire your patience and you have produced another treat for us to see.

Amanda said...

Brilliant vintage Christmas tag with fabulous festive elements. A treat!
Love
Amanda x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is so beautiful ! The snow splatters and all the wonderful detailed layering makes it so very special and unique!

Chrissy said...

FABulous tag Alison..love the assortment of leaf dies, snowflakes and what a wonderful image..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Redanne said...

I just love those Anna Marie papers and that wooden one is my favourite - it looks fantastic with the vintage Father Christmas and those very beautiful snowflakes and greenery! A beautiful tag! Anne xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous tag, the snowy splatters look great and so does the traditional Santa image.
Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

I love how you give Linda's tags completely your own twist! Great vintage feel and lovely muted colours on this one! Love that Santa image, one of my favourites and all beautifully enhanced with the snowy splatters!

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

I love this tag Alison, your artwork always makes me happy and this is no exception :)
Hugs
Donna xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful tag, Alison!

My name is Erika. said...

This tag is as gorgeous as the carollers. :) Hugs-Erika

Kate said...

SO beautiful Alison! I am loving all your beautiful foliage and snow splatters. Such a lovely vintage Christmas tag!
Kate

Jackie P Neal said...

Sure, if I started today, right after baking cookies for my sons and making and mailing Christmas cards! heehee

I will sit this year out again I am afraid, just will look at everyone else s tags, but especially yours Alison!
I read and giggle as I go because you say simple this and simple that and your tags and art always look so much more that "simple" anything! These are works of art- each time!
That Santa stamp is probably my favorite-it has such character and charm! Your layering and colors are as always spot on perfectly beautiful!
Thanks for sharing, always this is a pleasurable way to spend my first morning coffee!
hugs&love,Jackie

Coco said...

A tag matching the wood and winter colours that makes me dream!
Take care, dear Alison.
Hugs, Coco X

craftytrog said...

A wonderfully festive tag Alison! xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful tag Alison! I just love the rustic feel to this, like a country cottage tag. The wood background is fantastic and that Santa image is so amazing! Lots of pine sprigs and snowflakes and a light snow falling all around! Just amazing! hugs :)

Hazel Agnew said...

Loving the quote from Plutarch. Oh, just now and again, how I would love to be able to reclaim my words, and maybe hide them forever in the woods!
Your tag is simply wonderful. The background papers that you are using are so tempting and I love the Father Christmas image. Your trademark spatters set him off a treat. Xx

Team Clark said...

What an incredible image he is! The best of all. He is perfect for this very vintage/woodsy design. Love how you transform these into Alison work! ;0 Hugs, Autumn

Anita Houston said...

Of so gorgeous in this old world style... Love!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous inspiration, gorgeous tag with great techniques and splats x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks fabulous Alison! I am having difficulty getting posts done but when I can I have two more almost ready! Chrisx

Fliss said...

Absolutely love this one, the frosty splatters really add to the atmospheric style of this one.
Fliss xx

Julia Aston said...

Love the wood background and all the snow with the wonderful vintage Santa! Julia xx

Dorthe said...

I love this beautiful and very wintry card,- the image is one of my favorite Santa images, and you made him live in the most wonderful, woodsy winter place. Love the die-cut snowflakes , too.
Hugs,
Dorthe

rachel said...

Another stunning tag - not even attempting to join in this year! Loving looking at your tags though! Hugs rachel xx

Neet said...

Aver evocative tag this time - I love Victoriana and this image reminds me of that period. I might be totally wrong and off my trolley but nevertheless it is my kind of thing - not that I have done any remotely like this this year. Maybe next ...
Thanks for the lovely clear explanation of how you made it.
Hugs, Neet

Craftyfield said...

Goodness, such a lovely tag! I love the wooden background and you've matched the stamping colour perfectly. The detailed Father Christmas is a beautiful stamp too...

Mrs.B said...

A lovely catch up - Love the woodgrain background as an alternative to the stamped logs and the AO image is one of my favourite Father Christmas. The end is in sight!
Avril xx