Sunday, 9 December 2012

December Doings

Well it has been a busy week in our house - DS1 turned 12 on Friday so we were busy celebrating that Friday and Saturday with parties and then today we treated ourselves to a Christmas meal in Wetherspoons and had a visit to see Father Christmas too - all very enjoyable.

Yesterday I had a bit of mojo return although he seems to have wandered off again today but I have stuck some tissue paper onto some grungepaper in the hopes that he might return later!  Anyway here is my first T!m tag of December:

I kept the colours the same as T!ms as they are just wonderful also it gave me chance to play with my new Burnished Pewter stain which I have to say is my favourite at the moment and also I kept the Snowman as he is so cute.  To keep with my British theme for these tags I had a long think and then suddenly remembered that Tower Bridge had the Olympic Rings hung from it this summer so I replicated that by hanging three baubles spelling out joy.  I also changed the snowmans hat from his traditional square one to a typically English bowler hat - although I cut out and kept the holly on his new hat. 

The Tower Bridge and Snowman arms were stamped directly onto the tag using Jet Black archival and then I restamped the Snowman onto watercolour paper and coloured him using markers (Black Soot, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Pine Needles, and Vintage Photo), cut him out and mounted him in the correct position on the tag.  I then stamped out three baubles and coloured them with Barn Door and Pine Needles markers and used Picket Fence to write the letters JOY, when the white had popped out I drew around the letters with a black pen to make them stand out even more.

Stamps used were T!ms Snowman and baubles, Artemio London Stamps (bowler hat and Tower Bridge).  I finished the tag with three red seed beads on the holly on the hat, Pom Pom ribbon, white ribbon, stain dyed ribbon to match and a Christmas muse token.

I must admit that although this tag is really plain and simple its one of my favourites so far - the colours are just fabulous and I love my baubles hanging from the bridge!

I would like to say a huge thank you to all my new followers - so many have you have joined me this past week! and also a big thanks to all of you subscribing by email - I didnt realise that there were so many of you until I found a link and kept on drilling down until I found my subscribers email list - wow!  And also a big thanks to everyone who emailed me asking for instructions on how to make a sleigh using T!ms signpost - there were so many of you! I hope you all have fun making one and come back and let me know as I would love to see them.

Thanks for looking - Still on Cloud Nine from Solihull


Julia Dunnit said...

Brilliant! Love the way you've got your British theme on,..well done! Really like the bowler hat, great touch!

Buttons said...

Still catching up desparately and can I begin by congratulating you on your TH blogworthiness. You are now a true international superstar!! (especially after the MS mention too:)
Now, I love your version of Tim's tag. How you have kept up this theme is beyond me and shows real imagination. Love the idea of Mr Snowman floating on the Thames!! It used to be possible when it froze over but that won't happen now... probably! Clever idea with the 'Olympic baubles' too:) Hugs, Jenny x

Eliza said...

I think your version is just perfect and I love the British theme.


Got any sun there yet?

BJ said...

Super tag, I still have mine to do. BJ

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I like your frosty snowman tag, very nice colours and well done!
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Missus Wookie said...

Oh I like the baubles on the bridge - think you should send that idea to Boris ;) Bowler hatted snowmen look very English too. Congratulations on getting all twelve tags done.

Kayla said...

I love how you used the bridge in the background! that was pure genius!

Helen said...

I love that you are running a British theme through your tags. What a fab idea. The baubles on Tower bridge are inspired.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful winter tag.

Samantha Elliott said...

Love that tag Nicola! Like the British feel. Now just bring on the snow so we can get our own Snowmen!!

Sue said...

Love, love this tag. Just brilliant. Lots of detail to draw your eyes too the more you look at it.

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Mrs A. said...

He looks really cute in his bowler hat. Fab having the tower bridge in the background. Hugs Mrs a.