Wednesday, 30 October 2013

A bit of this and that.....

Hi everyone and lovely to have you drop in today.
I am sharing a few little projects today.
First up is my tag no 5 for the 12 tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style. You can find all the details for this challenge by clicking the link.
This time, my tag is rather different from Linda's original, and as you can see, I have made it into a card again. Thank you Linda, this is just perfect for me to get my CCs done.... Though mine is different in colour, I liked the way Linda had used the corrugated card and I took inspiration from that. You can see her original here. Her tag is much longer, so she could fit much more on, but I also used some lace and a poinsettia flower. The central image is one of the beautiful designs from Nicecrane, Happy Christmas by Bowley DSC, love this vintage black and white image. I cut it with a Spellbinder die.
Here are some details still.

 I just love the beautiful vintage feel of these images and it seemed perfect for this card, which I further embellished with the little key and wing charms you can see below, altered with some verdigris gilding wax.
The tag challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique and doesn't close until December 22, so there is still plenty of time to play, even though Linda is up to tag 6 already.

While playing with the Nicecrane images I decided to also make a couple of little gift bags, using one of my new Sizzix Tim Holtz dies

I used images from the Vintage Christmas Cards set, mounted them on a Spellbinder die cut and then attached them to the bags with a little tag.

Quick, easy and fun to do, and a great little gift to have on hand (filled with a few cookies) for little visitors at Christmas time.

Well, that's it. Hope everyone is having a good week. I'm rather busy right now, so it will be quiet here for a few days, but I'll try and get around to see what you are all up to.
Thanks for visiting like always


Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful projects Astrid, I love the tag with the corrugated frame and beautiful poinsettia and the key and wing are a delightful touch. The bags will be so useful at Christmas and I am sure will be well received, especially with cookies in.
Don't work too hard this week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Maryann Laursen said...

Again such an amazing result of beauty Astrid. I love these small bags, and think, I just got a great idea for them, but you´ll see, IF it works ha ha ha.
Have a wonderful days ahead and lots of great fun too.

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Fabulous tag and amazing bags! :)

Von said...

Beautiful project Astrid :) love the collection of elements
Von ♥

chrissie said...

Very beautiful tag you made and it adds so much to the card.
The little bags are very stylish with the wonderful images that you used

Chrissie x

Aquarius said...

It's great to get some Christmas cards done and ready in good time - this one is beautiful with such a lovely image and the added details. Love the little gift bags too.

rachel said...

hello Astrid - I'm your latest follower! Love your take on Lindas tag - its really beautiful and the bags are fabulous too. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! Hugs rachel x

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous projects with delightful images and great embellishments. I love your style.
Suzi B xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous projects Astrid..fabulous images, great colours and as always beautifully embellished


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful Santa tag in an amazing vintage look, love the little gift bags too.
HUgs Anja

Rossella said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and bags
Rosie x

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful work! Love the key with the angels wing ... and that a pretty new die ... your bags are lovely!

Gitte said...

Beautiful projects.

Maryanne said...

The tag and gift bags are beautiful! I love the colors you used for the tag. The images on the tag and gift bags are beautiful. Your idea of attaching the tags to cards is really great! And, you'll be so ahead of the Christmas rush!
Thanks for visiting me and leaving your comments. I really appreciate it!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Amazing tag Astrid and the gift bags are so cute!! Love those vintage images and of course your colour choices are impeccable. You are just too clever getting your Christmas Cards done so early. Loving these projects Astrid, they are all totally stunning!! ox

Jennie Atkinson said...

Beautiful projects Astrid - I love those little bags and what a gorgeous CC - such wonderfully different colours!

Marianne said...

Great creations!! You must be very busy every day, for you show us so many lovely makes each time!
xxx Marianne

Paper Profusion said...

All so beautiful Astrid. Nicola x

Terry said...

The card and little gift bags are all fantastic and of course, gorgeous! Why when I think I don't need to add another die to my ever growing collection, do I see something to change my mind?? Enjoy!

Rita said...

Fabulous tags Astrid. Those little bags are just so gorgeous too, a great idea for a small gift. Hugs Rita xxx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Astrid,,,love your unnusal Xmas Tag,,,,,what a fabulous texture and colors,,,, and they look really so well,,,,, But I am falling in lovw with your Gift Tag,,,,,,sooo adorableee,,,,,,, love it, love it, love it.Your spellbinder are gorgeus my friend,,,, I have just send you new Brundage illustrations,,,really cute.

craftytrog said...

Your FJ tag card is absolutely gorgeous Astrid, & the little gift bags are adorable!
Alison xxx

Dorthe said...

A wonderful christmas card, dear Astrid, giving the lovely feeling of old dayes christmas.
The image is beautiful, and looks perfect with your lavender colour scheme. Beautiful to place it on the cardboard and with the gorgeous flower and Merry Christmas sign.

Hugs from Dorthe

Paula J Atkinson said...

Gorgeous artwork since my last visit. I love the colours of the first piece & totally love the hallowe'en project.
I have made one but getting decent photos is really difficult now!

Annie said...

Gorgeous Christmas makes Astrid :-) wonderful Santa image and fab textures, florals and embellishments
Hugs Annie x

Scrumplescrunch said...

This is a fabulous Tag you have related such an ethereal quality.
The little bags are gorgeous as well.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, the gift bags look fantastic as well.

Barbara Rankin said...

Fabulous tags/cards, I always love your work. And the gift bags are also gorgeous!

sharon said...

I am just in awe of these projects Astrid, the card is so gorgeous....I love the cardboard element, it makes it so interesting! The bags are so sweet also, and useful! Love what you do!

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

this is a great tag ! and your gift bags are simply gorgeous !!
love all of them !

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful tag, love the purple colors!!! The bags are gorgeous as well!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful tag and the little gift bags are so charming!

Lorraine said...

Very, very lovely Astrid. A great vintage look to them.

Anonymous said...

Ignacio must be over the moon with those creations.
They are beautiful images but what you have created is so heartwarming and nostalgic.
I particularly adore the Santa tag.

Dianne said...

Wow Miss Astrid, the card is gorgeous, love the color, the corrugated frame, and the bags are just stunning, thanks for sharing..

massofhair said...

Loving the corrugated card, makes a fab stand out piece on your Tag which is quite lovely :-)

Martina said...

Beautiful new creations, dear Astrid! I've missed you and your art. Have a nice weekend, my friend.

Jenny Marples said...

I always love your tags and those bags are a real treat!! Seriously, only you can make a humble paper bag look utterly elegant. Jenny x

butterfly said...

What beautiful colours on the FJ tag, and great textures in the frame, flower and leaves. The altered metal pieces look so cool too.

The little gift bags are just adorable! Hope you're having a lovely Sunday... I've just started feeling human again (for the first time in months) after spending the afternoon at the craft desk!
Alison xx

May said...

Gorgeous projects Astrid, Love the card the image is so beautiful...& the little bags are simply stunning...Fabulous.... Hugs May x x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a lovely card, Astrid! That Santa image is wonderful and it looks great mounted on the corrugated cardboard. The poinsettia is just gorgeous and I love the verdigris wax on the key and wing. Super take on my week #5 tag - sorry I'm so late stopping over to look at it. Somehow I missed seeing it earlier. So glad you shared it with us!


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