Friday, October 12, 2012

Country Christmas

I had several tags on my desk this week between Linda's Funkie Junkie Week # 4 challenge and Tim's October tag.  Linda's challenge is sponsored by her store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I finished up my tag for Linda's challenge yesterday.

 I was inspired by Linda's Rustic Christmas charm on her tag.  She had gingham in the background and on her ribbons.  I didn't have a gingham stamp but thought why not use the ticking stamp from the Kudzu Kafe plate from Artistic Outpost.

That lead to a Kudzu Kafe Christmas. :)  I stamped the ticking stamp in two directions to create a gingham effect. I embossed a kraft panel and softened it with a touch of white acrylic paint. I stamped the store and added some fun faux flowers. The happy Christmas is from the Snowy Woods plate.

I added a little plaid ribbon that was recycled from a Christmas gift. I inked up white buttons to add a touch of green and brown.

I also wanted to share my second tag inspired from Tim's Tag of October.  I created the background using tissue tape, acrylic paints and a touch of distress inks. I added a layer of perfect pearls.

The images are from the Artistic Outpost Paris Exposition.

Happy Friday to you!



  1. This is utterly fabulous!!! LOVE how you made the gingham paper with the ticking strip stamp... clever girl... and the faux foliage is fantastic!!! Love all the stamps you used... gorgeous... gorgeous... gorgeous!!!

  2. I LOVE your tags! The Happy Christmas one is my fav :0) Great idea of using your stamp to create the gingham the colors all together! Great distressing..and LOVE the faux flowers and plaid ribbon (I LOVE plaid).

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment you left :0)

  3. So beutiful and with a lovely christmas spirit, your tag is so gorgeous!

    Whish you the most wonderful day!

  4. Gorgeous tags Suzz. Love the Christmas one especially. Your improvised gingham stamp is awesome

  5. Oh this is gorgeous! Love the gingham background and the Chrismassy flower decorations. So lovely!

  6. Absolutely loved this over at AO, but hadn't realised the gingham in the background is actually stamped - all the better! Gorgeous...
    Alison x

  7. Loving your takes on Linda and Tim's tags Suzanne. It's great to see how other people interpret them and your choice of colours/images is great. Hugs, Buttons x

  8. Wow, you have been busy. Love your tags.

  9. From the other comments it looks like you got us all with your clever 'gingham' stamping and the brilliant faux flowers. I just noticed how the dry embossed background compliments the date the little girl is holding. Brilliant work!

    Lesley Xx

  10. I am totally drooling over this, Sue! The way you used the ticking stamp to create the gingham is positively brilliant! And I love the way you have decorated the Kudzu Kafe for Christmas. Your bits of festive plaid ribbon really add some style and the Dec. 24th from Snowy Woods is the perfect finisher. A totally inspired piece for Tag #4 - so pleased to have you playing with me over at the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style!


  11. Wonderful tags, both of them. Love how you have interpreted the rustic look of the first one!

  12. Saw this over at FJ and had to run over and check it out. Absolutely a precious tag with incredible character and charm!


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