Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A Christmas tag

I have very few Christmas cards left to make now, so when I saw that the new challenge at CD Sundays is "Sprinkle of snowflakes" I decided to make a tag instead, using this very pretty backing paper from the La Pashe CD "The Christmas Box"

A bit of layering, a few die cuts and a minor incident of Crop-a-dile Nipple (I'm sure you've all suffered from that) later and one quick and CAS tag was the result.

I've had no end of fun trying to get a photo of it on this gloomy morning - whatever lighting I used, it seemed to want to make the silver look gold, so I took the photo with several different white balance settings. I'm not really happy with any of them but this is the least bad!




As well as CD Sundays I am sharing this with

Sparkles challenge - Anything but a card
Allsorts challenge - Anything but a card
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 203 because everything except the snowflake background paper is snippets.

EDIT: so Crop-a-Dile Nipple isn't a well known Thing? Maybe it's just me then - when using my Crop-a-Dile to add eyelets, I sometimes hold the handles too near to one of my boobs and when I squeeze hard to seal the eyelet down, the handles come closer together and squish anything in their way..... hard! It doesn't half bring tears to your eyes!

19 comments:

  1. Really pretty tag, I love the design. Is the snowflake in the centre a pinch or a die? xx

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    1. Thanks for your reply on my blog......glad you realised I meant a punch not a pinch! LOL!

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  2. Hi Jane. Lovely to see something different - and well done for having finished the cards. I am not there yet.
    This time of the year is so bad for getting the right colours so we all understand. I have to admit to not knowing about Crop-a-dile Nipple. Is it something that can be discussed in public? (smiling)
    Thank you for joining in.
    Carol xx
    Cd Sunday DT

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    1. I've added an explanation of the "ailment"!
      jane

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    2. Thank you Jane. I haven't got one and I don't think I want one. I was talking to a friend whilst reading this and she knew what you meant.
      Carol xx

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  3. Pretty tag, I love the snowflake.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

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  4. Beautifully embellished. Love it xxx

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  5. adorable tag, I love the snowflake.

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  6. Just perfect Jane! I did giggle about your 'industrial injury' and cottoned on right away - ouch! Tags are so popular in the Playground right now and this really is a beauty! Isn't that strange that the camera was so determined to change the silver to gold - mind you, at one point today around lunchtime it looked like dusk here!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  7. Sounds just like a mamogram. Now I had gold changed to silver on a photo last week - How strange. Your tag looks beautiful Jane. Barbxx

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  8. Perfect tag Jane love the snowflake die cut

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  9. Got the same problem Jane with the colour change. I love your tag and good to see something else besides cards. Thank you for joining I and how good are you finishing your Christmas cards. Wynn DT CD Sunday

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  10. Suffice to say that having Crop-a-dile nipple may have also impacted your ability to take photographs, Jane. Cry-key! I threw mine straight into the recycle bin on September 5, 2011 for that very thing. Not that I remember it like it was yesterday or anything. Cough. Your blue and silver tag is stunning! I love the dimension of a rhinestone in a snowflake in a circle in a scallop in a layer, layer, layer! Well done!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. My word Jane, I will be very careful now using my crop-a-dial, sounds very painful, but in spite of all that you have made a lovely tag, i have to say i do love tags, thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
    sue-b xx

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  12. A very pretty tag. Thank you for the warning with the crop-a-dile. I shall be more careful in future.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  13. Pretty tag, love the snowflake, hope its getting better and not so painful
    Margaret

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  14. Beautiful tag !
    Thanks for joining us at SPARKLES MONTHLY challenges blog and good Luck !
    Maryvonne DT MEMBER

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  15. This is a beautiful tag Jane, such pretty colours.
    Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday for our 'Sprinkle of Snowflakes challenge - make sure you pop back and take a look at our 'Autumn Colours' challenge starting today.
    Pauline
    CD Sunday Guest Designer
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