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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Tag 4

Everyone is saying this is an easier tag and I thoughtit was going to be too, but I have really struggled with this one, maybe because I don't do "bling" !  I would have loved to do the facet, its beautiful but of course I don't have any, I found this big "gem" in some poundshop stones but instead of just sticking it on I tried to be clever, scraped the metal looking stuff off the back with a knife and then stamped and embossed white snowflakes on the back of it, of course they don't even show unless you look really hard, then I tried to make a hole in the top and snapped a bit off so had to glue it back together with glossy accents , hence the bow with the rest of the beads to hide the crack, I think I must be mental doing this ! The back ground paper is from Paperartsy, Santa stamp is Crafty Secrets. Stamped asnd Inkadinkado jewelled swirl and stuck on papermania gemstones, bit of lace and some dangly braid stuff on the bottom. The only thing I did have was the adage ticket and I stuck in on the opposite side to the one on Tim's tag as I didn't want to cover my jewelled swirl up. Phew........  .  Now I need to get the dinner started as I want in to be cooking while I watch Strictly Come Dancing.

17 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Joan, well done you for hanging in there, if my gem had snapped I would have jacked in straight away lol. I love your swirl stamp, nicer than too much bling in my opinion x

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  2. Beautiful tag Joan, glad you persevered! Enjoy Strictly! x

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  3. Gorgeous Tag, it's good to persevere, it looks beautiful! My glass broke too, which I was glad about as it fit better!
    Donna x

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  4. Love your tag, enjoy Strictly.

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  5. OMG forgot about strictly, must hit record now. Anyway, your tag is adorable, just love it.

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  6. Well I agree it was easier than the first but it gave me a headache too, my facet took me all afternoon and it still looks a bit mucky, oh well lets hope he takes it easy on us soon lol, your tag turned out beautiful, I think it was worth all the hard work xxx

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  7. Hey! Join the headbangers Joan ;) !
    'Tis a fab tag would never have known about the crack if you had not said ;)
    I do so hope Ann is a gonner this week..in the nicest possible way of course ;)! LOL
    xoxo Sioux

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  8. Its a great tag, and I love what you did with the big gem.

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  9. How pretty, love your take on day 4 - you might not do bling, but it looks great here!

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  10. It seems a lot of folks had trouble with the AI on the bauble. Love the way you improvised with the Santa stamp instead of Tim's paper. And who can resist a bit of lace at the bottom of a tag!

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  11. Love your tag. The paper and stamping works a treat.

    Marilyn

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  12. LOL ooh what a time you've had, but it worked out great in the end. I would never have known that was a gemstone. Terrific improvisation Joan and a fabby tag. Annette x

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  13. Love your touches of red! A beautiful tag!

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  14. Just gorgeous Joan and I'm so enjoying seeing all the different ways we've all tackled this one. I had absolutely nothing so had to think very hard!
    x

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  15. I have to tell you that I have enjoyed *all* of your tags!!! (I won't drive you bonkers commenting on every one.) I'll comment here because I *love* this tag. The way you've done the bling swirls is so creative and so elegant - much better than Tim's, and I adore that Santa image. Who needs facets? ;)

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