Thursday, December 19, 2013

It's Almost Christmas!

Only six more sleeps and it is Christmas! I hope you are all doing well and trying not to stress too much during the merriest and busiest time of the year! Oh and I sure do thank you for taking time to stop by for a visit! I have finished all my card and package mailings and wrapped the gifts for my hubby! Had a little time to play and just had to make one more Christmas tag/card! I had everything put away as well, so now I have to clean it up again.
We started by inking the background with Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Barn Door and Vintage Photo on vanilla paper and a manila tag. Then the tag was embossed and highlighted and spritzed with water and a bit of white paint!  Sorry about the photo below, the weather has been really odd here and it was hard to get a decent photo to show the background, which was stamped using Distress Markers.  All stamps are from Artistic Outpost's MidWinter collection and I just love these!
The ornament was cut from manila paper and stamped using Sepia Archival ink and clear embossed. I added color to the cardinal and pine using an applicator and Distress Inks. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Stamp Out 2013" and so it is!
Hey I tied a bow and had to show you! I am so bow tying incompetent, it is not even funny! Even managed to get a bell attached! Miracles do happen this time of year!
Added little bits of white paint for a snowy touch.
Frosted the large metal snowflake!
Well there you have it! If you have some of those fabby AO stamps, there is still some time left to join in the December "Anything Goes" Referral Program for a sweet chance at a gift certificate! Enjoy the days leading up to Christmas, which I hope will be wonderful! Thank you again for stopping by.


42 comments:

Michele said...

a beautiful piece with depth and variety! xo

Netty said...

Hi Terry, just popped in to wish you a wonderful Christmas and to say I love your beautiful tag, hugs Annette x

Beth said...

Gorgeous GF have a Merry Christmas.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry...such gorgeous colours and stamp set! The tag looks great on the top too. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Xmas Terry x
Dot x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I was wondering where you were! Love this great tag and the ornament shape- and- you know I love pink- Loving the ribbon with the bell attached!

1Cardcreator said...

Merry Christmas, love this and you have better bow skills than I do, ha ha. Love all the inking and distressing on this, you have such a keen sense of inking techniques. ~Diane

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, I can't tie bows either, I have 2 bow makers which I need to use! Valerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a nice detailed tag Terry...
Have a Merry Christmas time and best wishes for 2014!
kind regards, Alie

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning tag Terry, love the background, the texture and how you have put it all together! Such a great use of that ornament die too!

Trying very hard not to get too stressed.... wishing you and yours the most wonderful Christmas, I have greatly enjoyed following your crafty journey this year!!

Redanne said...

Your tag card is beautiful, I love that cardinal stamp. I really need to tidy and clean my craft room before Christmas too. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! Festive hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

Layers of gorgeousness here Terry. I love the way you've created the backgrounds so they compliment the cardinal. Glad to hear you are all ready for the big day. Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

Just beautiful Terry, lovely images and gorgeous colour palette and thank you for my very beautiful card too.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card !

Cynthia Schelzig said...

A gorgeous piece.....and no I am not stressing out over Xmas at all,,,never do. Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas and all the best for 2014!

Pam said...

Awesome card Terry! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Sandy said...

Yes it is almost Christmas and your make is delightful!
Merry Christmas!!
sandy

Meggymay said...

A wonderful tag Terry. Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas holiday.
Yvonne

Anita Houston said...

Sweet ornament card! Love the bird!

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Terry. I do love that tartan folder.
Have a Great Christmas.
Hugs
xx

Karin said...

fabulous tag!
happy holidays!
Groetjes Karin

Ira Huberts said...

Great looking tag with wonderful colours, love that gorgeous snowflake, so pretty! Merry CHristmas to you and your loved ones Terry! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

butterfly said...

Just gorgeous, Terry - I love those muted rosy reds, and the cardinal looks fabulous!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!
Alison xx

Shirley Chillman said...

All well here sweets just enjoying the moment.

Stunning background TT with lovely tonal colours. Everything embellished to perfection as usual.

Warn crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! Lovely stamepd ornament and the backgrounds are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Merry Christmas!

Krisha said...

Merry Christmas Terry!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Happy Christmas, dear Terry!

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful piece of art.
Just coming around to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a blessed year 2014.

Mrs.B said...

Wishing You and Yours a Wonderful Christmas.
Hugs, Avril xx

cheryl said...

Wishing you a happy christmas hunny xxx

2amscrapper said...

Merry Christmas, Terry! great tag for the holidays!

Martina2801 said...

What a beautiful creation, dear Terry!
Gave a peaceful and happy Christmas and I look forward to visiting again in the new year! Lots of love from Germany
Hugs MARTINA

cheryl Baker said...

Amazing work as always hun lots love cheryl happy christmas too x

Kate said...

Lovely, Terry. I really like the subtle red color and all the texture behind the ornament. Happy New Year!

Chris Warner said...

This is lovely Terry! We don't have cardinals here but I love to see how you use them (like we use our robins). I hope you had a great Christmas, all the best for 2014! Chris xxx

butterfly said...

Popped back to wish you a wonderful 2014!!
Alison xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Hi TT just popping in to say hope you and your family have a fabulous 2014.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

cheryl Baker said...

Hi sweetie I just wanted to wish you and yr family all the best for 2014 love hugs cheryl x

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning make Terry and I hope you had a wonderful time. Sending you best wishes for a fabulous year in 2014

Best wishes and thank you for following. Your visits are very much appreciated. Looking forward to viewing your stunning makes in 2014

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Linda R said...

Hello my friend. I don't know how I missed this post.. This tag is beautiful. I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Happy 2014..

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Happy New Year my friend! I hope 2014 is filled with many blessings! :)

HUGS peas peas there good for your heart! :)

Nancy

Martina2801 said...

Dear Terry, I hope you spent the festive season well? I wish you and your families a healthy and happy New Year.
If you want, then look over at my blog. Because there is something to win :-)
Hugs MARTINA

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Terry, that's just beautiful. I love how the tag looks like a door with the big ornament on it. Hope your Christmas was lovely and wishing you every good thing for the New Year!

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