Sunday, 13 November 2011

In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia...

In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia,
On the trail of the lonesome pine.....
I have been singing this all morning since seeing what Hels challenge over at the Sunday Stamper is this week. I think it's one of those songs that once you start thinking about it it just sticks in your head, well at least , it does in mine.  Oh no! Now I've got Ruby, Ruby, Ruby whizzing round in there as well. I'm blaming it on the fact I've just finished a week of night shifts.
Anyway enough waffle. Here's my tag.


I succumbed to temptation last week and bought the new seasonal DI's, they are truly gorgeous colours.
My tag is inked with Iced Spruce and I've then run the tag through my Big Shot with Tim's pine trees embossing folder. Then as carefully as I could I dabbed the raised bits with Evergreen Bough and Walnut Stain. Then the pine needles and cone are stamped using the same colours.
The fence is painted with Picket Fence crackle paint, and some snowy Flowersoft.  The rosette is made from tissue tape, and finished off with a couple of sparkly pins and one I made by cutting out a tiny 25 and gluing it into the memo pin with some Glossy Accents.
The tag is finished off with some ribbon and what is actually a Christmas cake decoration.
Now I've mentioned the Christmas word, I really should make a start on some cards, but actually  I just think I might watch the old Doris Day film that's on TV this afternoon, and then catch up with the first episode of the new series of The Mentalist. My conscience is clear as the garden is neat and tidy (ish), and I've been out for a longish walk this morning.

9 comments:

Helen said...

Gret tag, and I've been humming it on and off all day too.... but I HAVE made some Christmas cards!!

Ruby Craft said...

Very sweet tag! I love the new winter seasonal colors. They look lovely the way you've used them on your tag!

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous tag Sue, love the design and like you got hold of the new colours - they are gorgeous aren't they.
Sounds like you have been very busy, but enjoy the rest of your day.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Maggie said...

Great tag Sue great minds think alike I used same trees and a pine branch!!!! :-))

Maggie

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful tag! Love the embossing and your snowy fence - fantastic details!

Minxy said...

Delightful tag Sue, very festive and i love the poppies on the card below.

Terry said...

Such a beautiful tag! Love the trees and pine branch! The frosted fench is a lovely touch!

Mynnette said...

Oh, this is wonderful!!!! That rosette is incredible! Fabulous job! :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Mwhahahaaaa.. she says in an evil laugh.. the song... made you hum it... yep, me too lol All week, that will learn me! Anyways... gorgeouness abounds on this tag hun... love it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and sorry I am a little slow coming to visit x