Saturday, 25 October 2008

O Christmas Tree


Halloween not yet here and the shops are already full of Christmas stuff! Quite depressing really, it seems to me all the magic of Christmas I experienced as a young girl has disappeared completely. I remember well the excitement of seeing the first Christmas tree in the front window of a house or the tree and Nativity scene that was placed outside the local church mid December...now the decorations are up at the end of October, making the christmas 'season' almost as long as the four natural ones!
Anyway, without wishing to become like 'Scrooge' altogether I decided to take part in this weeks challenge on Tag You're It - Christmas Tree!

This tag is a scaled down version of a hand made Christmas Card. I sponged the white card with 'fir tree' colour ink and drew the 'tree' in gold pen. Overlaid a piece of vellum that had been edge embossed with 'seafoam white' and added gems for sparkle on the branches of the drawn tree. A piece of green organza ribbon and a red corrugated card tub finished the tag.

19 comments:

  1. I am SO with ya about the magic of Christmas. They actually took down Halloween displays here to put up the Christmas tree. Couldn't they wait at least a week? Anyway, love your tag. I might hafta CASE it into a card!

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  2. Viv great to see you join in this week and your tag is great - brilliant take on the theme and very different - love the effect you have achieved.
    Good luck in the prize draw!

    Dawn

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  3. Love your tag! Your monochrome is gorgeous too!

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  4. Love your tag and especially the way you have made the Christmas tree.

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  5. what a lovely tag - really love the "cloudy" feel that the vellum adds and then the brightness of the bling - FAB - thank you for playing along...

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  6. I really like your tree it's really cute.

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  7. So pretty Christmas tree:)
    Liz

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  8. what a delightful wee tree - would look cool hanging on a real tree

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  9. I feel the same way about Christmas...but I love your Tag!

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  10. Your tag is beautiful Viv :). I quite agree about Christmas stuff arriving too early. But looking on the bright side, we're only a couple of weeks from Bonfire Night and we've hardly had any fireworks going off at all! I hate the panic caused to our dogs, to the horses and when we had chickens they were upset by all the bangs too.

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  11. this is one gorgeous tag hope everyone clicked and enlarged it to see all that magical christmassy stuff...really lovely.
    chriss x

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  12. Oh wow, this is such an original tag...LOVE it!! So glad you found us and welcome to our little challenge blog :)

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  13. great take on the challenge - love how you have done your tree with the little gems - thanks for playing along at TYI this week
    hugs
    kath
    xxxx

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  14. Viv, this is the cutest tree, king of like a Charlie Brown tree with *bling*! Love it!
    Have a great day, Leslie

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  15. I love this adorable little tree!

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