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Monday, 19 December 2011

The Holly & The Ivy

As soon as I die cut the running reindeer I had the words of The Holly & The Ivy running through my head so went with it for this tag. The background is done with distress stains and then I stamped the swirls with distress stain Picket Fence as per Tim Holtz tag four (I think it was) , love this technique as it gives a sort of bleached out look. The deer is cut from canvas stuck to piece of chipboard, I don't have any sticky back canvas so improvise it. The holly ribbon is some I have had for ages and never seemed to have a use for, wording computer generated as are the ivy leaves at the top, I couldn't quite believe I don't have any stamps with ivy on them. I'm really peeved at the moment as I've just started with a lousy cold, right for Christmas ! only comment I got from OH was that " that means I'll get it for Christmas too " no sympathy as usual !!!! Putting this tag on a few challenges

Make My monday - seasonal tag
The Stampman Challenge - new technique
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tim Holtz themed tag
Make It Monday - anything goes


  1. What a fabulous deer--and I do LOVE the Holly & the Ivy. One of my favorite Christmas songs! :) Gorgeous tag--thank you or joining us at MMM! :)

  2. Great Tag Joan, Love all your details.
    Your DH is exactly like mine, we don't receive any sympathy when we have a cold/Flu but OMG who is dying when they suffer with the same complaint!!!!!!! Having said this, they have researched this and the Male species actually do suffer considerably worse when it comes to the Flu than we fair maidens.
    Hope it does not affect your Christmas spirit.

  3. A liitle nip of Christmas cheer brandy ..[ for medicinal purposes ] would fix you both..yes?
    Love the tag .The deer looks great on fab background .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  4. its fabulous Joan - i love the background
    Lisa x

  5. Sending sympathy lol:) Hope you are feeling a little brighter. Your tag is gorgeous. Adore the blue and green hues used. Great to see you playing along again with us at Make My Monday. Suzanne

  6. Gorgeous tag, the reindeer is brilliant.
    We have an Anything goes over at TioT's this week, if you fancy joining us.
    Hope you cold gets better soon.
    Yvonne x

  7. Joan...your reindeer tag is lovely. I love the background! It has fantastic colors and stamping. Beautiful tag! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  8. A gorgeous tag Joan, beautifully made. Glad you entered it into the Stamp Man this time round.
    I hope your cold gets better really soon and if I don't get over again before the weekend, have a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all you wish for yourself in 2012.
    Have a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  9. A beautiful tag - thank you for joining in this week at Make my Monday - Merry Christmas - Jacqueline xx

  10. Terrific tag Joan. Hope you feel better soon and wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year, xx

  11. I found you on make It Monday....this tag is just incredible! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!

  12. That trim is gorgeous!! I love the canvas reindeer too - a great texture and the slight distressing around the edges looks good too! : )

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

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  13. Fabulous tag Joan. Love the background. I can sympathise re the cold - we have them as well.
    Thanks for joining us at MMM this week.

  14. This is great! Love the colors! Saw it on MIM. Hugs, Hanneke

  15. Fabulous tag Joan. Sorry about your cold, me too. Hope your feeling beatter soon. Thanks for sharing your seasonal tag with us at MMM, greetings to you. Caz

  16. I love this tag Joan especially the back ground and the dancing reindeer. hope you were well enough to celebrate the start of 2012. Thank you for joining in at MMM and happy 2012 crafting :o)

  17. A really gorgeous tag Joan. Just love the background and the holly and ivy embellishing is fabulous.
    Hope your cold is better now and that it didn't ruin your Christmas.
    Thanks so much for joining in with the last 2011 MMM challenge and wishing you a Happy New Year.
    Fliss xx

  18. Lovely project. Thanks for entering The Stamp Man technique challenge.Hope you have a lovely week.


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