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Friday, 9 November 2012

cold hands warm heart

I just love that saying - it always reminds me of my mum and dad - they always say it - and I've adopted it as my hands are always freezing!!!!

Sorry - that's a rather odd way to start a post - good morning to you all! I hope you are well - welcome followers old and new - its always nice to have you drop by to my little corner of blogland. Well today I've got something to share with you that was mainly inspired by three challenges - those at the Sunday stamper which is run by the fabulous Hels Sheridan - this one requires blue this week - also the Splodgeaway challenge that required blue and silver and visible image that needed sparkle. This is what I've made:




Sorry for the quality of the close up - it sort of shows the idea of the textures I've tried to get in there so I left it in. The snowflake stamp is the freebie on this months craft stamper. I used weathered wood distress stain on a plain inkylicious tag, dried it then using a splodgeaway mat and cut and dry foam, added DI broken  china and faded jeans - dried - then around the edges used DI stormy sky. Then I flicked water onto the tag and blotted with kitchen roll to get the splodgey effect. After drying I stamped in versa mark then added sparkling silver wow powder and heat set - then I added distress stickles and rubbed some coarse glitter/beads (beadazzlers or something its called!) into the glue. Finally I added the metal snowflakes and the ribbon, charm and mesh with sentiment (that's LOTV grunge sentiments). OOO I did have fun making this - and got myself proper messy - it was fun!!!!

I'd like to enter my wintery tag into the following challenges:

Sunday Stamperspinkleart.blogspot: Blue
splodgeaway: Blue and silver
visibleimage: Sparkle
Ribbon Girlribbongirls: Add sparkle
PIOpileitonchallenge: make it sparkle
Paperplaypaperplaychallenges: Snowflakes
charismacardz: Feeling Blue

Thanks so much for looking - back with something a bit more conventional tomorrow! Have a fabby Friday!

Hugs 

Rachel xx



27 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag Rachel !! Very frosty !! I always have cold hands and like you I'm always using that old saying !!

    hugd Diane xx

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  2. I love this tag Rachel no wonder you had fun it's gorgeous. My mum always says that saying aswell. Caroline xxx

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  3. Hello, Rachel my mum also used this a lot! Your tag is stunning; very beautiful indeed. Gorgeous colours, loads of textures just wonderful work. Vee xx

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  4. Hello Rachel, it doesnt look as if I am by myself with that saying. Your tag is gorgeous, going to see if I can get that mag today

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  5. What a beautiful creation Rachel. Love the sparkle and so much going on...... perfect for this month's challenge. Thanx for joining us and good luck xxxxxxxx

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  6. Absolutely amazing Rachel. Stunning design and detail. I love it all.
    Hugs
    Laine
    X

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  7. WOW! This is stunning Rachel. I really love those pretty shades of blue and the textures you have created look wonderful.

    Hugs Sue

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  8. Love this Rachel. Fabulous tag, love the colour and those gorgeous snowflakes.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  9. gorgeous inkyness! i've got to photograph my entry but i've done exactly the same thing - a tag inked with blue and snowflakes! i promise i've not copied! xx

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  10. Really nice, like the textures - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge, Mary G x and I say the same thing, cold hands, warm heart!

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  11. Magnificent tag with wonderful snowflakes. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck !

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  12. This gorgeous and thanks for joining in our challenge on Splodgeaway :) huggles hun xxx

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  13. This is beautiful Rachel! Love the tones and shades of blue you've used and the snowflakes look amazing.

    Shelby

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  14. FAAAAB tag! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  15. Its one of my mums saying too.Get tag, Have a great weekend.
    Kaz.xx

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  16. Fabulously inky and beautifully stamped! Gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  17. gorgeous tag
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
    hugs
    céline

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  18. Hi Rachel, love this tag.....gorgeous icy blues and so much texture, it looks fab! Can imagine the mess you got into lol! Hope you have a great weekend planned!
    Hugs Jo x

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  19. What a gorgeous wow card to start this months Splodge Away Challenge. Good luck and thank you for joing in.x

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  20. This is such a beautiful creation hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! XXX

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  21. This is a gorgeous tag Rachel, another fab background.
    Pauline
    x

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  22. Wow! This is such an absolutely beautiful tag, love the colours and the snowflakes are awesome, just so stunning hun
    Lindsay xx

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  23. Hi what a lovely tag, thank you for joining in our SplodgeAway challenge. How clever to make one tag that covers so many challenges. Sam

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  24. What a lovely tag! Thanks for playing with out challenge this month!
    Visible Image

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  25. Fantastic, thanks for entering the Visible Image November Challenge, good luck xx

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