Saturday, 4 December 2010

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 4

So, today Tim is using facets - not something I've bought (yet!) so I had to use a fragment charm. I did have the alcohol inks though, but I had more trouble than last time I tried this technique, no idea why!

However, here is my tag
I used the same image from the seasonal stack as Tim, but had to improvise with my bling!  I did have some Prima bling which I used part of, but nothing like the bling on a roll Tim used! We don't have shops like that here!  So I raided my jewellery box for an old pearl necklace (not real, obviously!) I no longer wear, and used some of the beads, which I stuck onto a piece of ribbon.  They kept sticking to my fingers rather than the glue, hence the line is a tad wobbly!  I also used an old ear-ring - it is clear crystal, but obviously the light is bouncing off the tag and the background so it looks blue!  I put some glitter round the adage ticket - just because! and some extra bling on the fragment, for the same reason.   I am sure there will be lots more really clever versions over at Artyjen's splinter group - check them out!

I got out this morning to the shops - stocked up on the essentials, the pavements weren't as bad as I had feared, and the high street itself was quite good, so I got back without incident. Hope it doesn't all re-freeze overnight though. I was SOOO hot when I got home, too many layers - and the concentration of not falling, I think!   I have got to get to the hospital on Monday morning for the ECG (to make sure my heart murmur is not going to be a problem,) so I hope it continues to improve underfoot!  I just took some rubbish (garbage for any US readers) downstairs, to find a neighbour clearing my steps of the snow! ahh, makes you all warm and cosy, doesn't it! (Perhaps he thinks I am too old to do it myself, though...... never thought of that before!)

Anyhow, have a good evening - please, please, let Ann W get voted off Strictly tonight...... enough as they say, is enough!

19 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

I wish we could get bling on a roll - its fabby lol:D
I love your tag :D
Julie xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Love it Helen, you bling is super and your snowflakes really show on the fragment. xx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful tag Helen! The glitter on the ticket is a lovely touch! xx

Netty said...

Oh wow Helen you appear to be spot on.....and I love your improvisations. Haven't even started mine....oooh naughty, naughty, just felt really tired today after all the upheaval, but will try tonight if am awake. But have to see Merlin and Strictly they are my top hole favourites at the mo. Take care of yourself. Annette x

Sue said...

This is lovely Helen, I can see a few oval fragments being brought into play today lol x

Kay said...

I NEEEEED that bling on a roll that Tim had! Love your version of the tag, and congrats on getting to the shops and back without incident! I think the snow is meant to be clearing over the weekend, so good luck for the hospital on Monday x

Joan said...

lovely tag, the fragment is brill !
I wish we could just buy the bling on roll here !

Artyjen said...

Helen.....wow love the alcohol fragment....mine was a complete disaaaaahster darling!! LOL
Keep warm and steer clear of the ice....we can but hope by the way with Ann!!!
xoxo Sioux

Donna said...

Gorgeous Tag, love that fragment, and your Snowflakes came out just great. Mine didn't, so I stamped them on!
Donna x

Becky Bowden said...

That is beautiful! x

Tracey said...

The fragment gave me a headache too - for some reason it just wouldnt play nice today, I like your version of the bling,like the story about the steps - restores your faith in human nature doesnt it xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful tag Helen. I didn't have hardly anything either.
How sweet of your neighbor, just be careful that ice can get slippery!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Looks like the fragment came out great. Good thinking on the pearls too. Don't you love that paper?

Carmen said...

My Dad would be so upset if Ann got voted off :P

Bling on a roll what is this wonderous thing you speak of?

Fabby tag - your necklace found a fabby new home.

Cheryl said...

oh this is stunning hun just love what you have done with the fragment hugs cheryl xxxxx

Lori said...

Ooo, I'm a little behind with blogging, but I've viewed your other posts and tags, and they're all just wonderful, Helen! Love all of them, they're turning out wonderful! And we've gotten about 8" of the white stuff!

She said...

Another gorgeous Tag Helen. Love it :-) S x

Fliss said...

Gorgeous! I wish we had Michaels too as I struggled with my bling.
x

Neet said...

So that is where the paper came from? Love this tag - one of my favourites but one which I could in no way replicate. Mine is so different. Just adore yours.
Glad AW went - getting worried as Scott is looking so tired and matt is not far behind him.