Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Tag Thingy

Hi all,

I'm a bit latchy with this post, can't seem to get out of the bit at the moment. 

Yesterday saw a new challenge launched over at Crafty Cardmakers and More.  Lin is our hostess and she has chosen the theme DISTRESS IT.

Now I have to say, I'm not really a distressed type of girl, I like clean, simple lines! Lol! However, I do have some Tim Holtz stuff and to me he is the King of Distress!

I cut a circle from corrugated card and tore off some of the top layer (this is a technique favoured by my lovely blogging friend Valerie).  I painted the card with some off white paint from one of the many paint testers I have lying around the house. (I am determined to get my living room freshened up before Christmas!)
The "25" and reindeer are Tim Holtz dies, painted with red stickles and glossy crackle accents respectively.  The star was cut from gold miri, distressed with sandpaper.  I added some more painted card for the snowy hills, topped with stickles and the wire berries and sequin ribbon were from my stash.

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Okay, that's me for today.

Thanks a lot for popping in.

PS. I've just noticed that google verification has randomly appeared in my comment box.  I do not have verification switched on and I've just tested it - you can still leave a comment without filling in the verification box, so just ignore it!

Take care
Suze xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Yes! Valerie loves EVERYTHING about it - of course, it's made with cardboard! Well done you!!
Hugs, Valerie

Josie said...

Great card, you're now the Queen of Distress!

Viv said...

This is fab Suze. x

Kim x said...

Well done Suze this is great. hugs Kimx


Fabulous Suze - love the painted corrugated card and the festive red - it really ooooozes Christmas!
Sylvia xx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous creation Suze, love the fabulous detail.
Hugs Julie xxx

Aileen said...

This is super Suze. A lovely ornament for your tree! x

Pamellia said...

This is just fabulous Suze! I love the corrugated background and the layers to make the snowbank is genius! Fabulous sequins and berries, it's such a wonderful job for a style you're not used to! Love it! hugs :)

Leslie said...

Suze, this is just amazing! Love the shape, textures and layers!
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Darnell said...

You know I'm with you on the CAS, but I think you did a magnificent job with this little beauty, Suze! I love the white-painted corrugation and those bright red berries just pop!! Hugs, Darnell