…and a partridge in a pear tree

Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Annabelle Stamps, Challenges, Christmas Cards | 23 comments

Hello and welcome to the first blog hop for December at AnnaBelle Stamps. If you have arrived from Patti’s blog than you are on the right track. If you want to start the hop from the beginning, head on over to the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog.

Today the Belles are making projects with the theme of Christmas Gift Tags. I made a partridge in a pear tree…very Christmas-y!

I am entering these tags into 2 challenges. The current Wee Memories #78 challenge and Jay Gee’s Nook Challenge #14 which was to use this inspiration photo. I went with the Christmas theme and the photo with the little birdie in it!

I bought these gorgeous laser cut birds earlier on in the year and they were just right for this project. I inked them up with distress ink before spritzing them with pearlised water. I paired the birds up with the tree from the Tree-MEN-dous stamp set. The sentiment is from the Stamped For Christmas set and I added some grass from the All Things Grow set.ย  Ooh and I just had to try out my new distress inks …Wild Honey and Faded Jeans are my *new* favourite colours.

It doesn’t really show it in the photos, but the tags are covered in pearlised water so they are nice and shiny in real life.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Tree-MEN-dous stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Stamped For Christmas set, AnnaBelle Stamps All Things Grow set.
Ink: Distress Inks – Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain
Card: AnnaBelle stamps smooth white card
Other Supplies: RW Laser Cuts – Patchwork of birds, Perfect pearls, mini mister, Fiskars stamp press, White satin ribbon, Glossy Accents (to adhere birds)ย  AnnaBelle Stamps natural jute twine

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  1. OMGosh Marion these are AMAZING! Love the bright colors and your birds are pure perfection!

  2. Love these colourful tags!

  3. These are Wonderful Marion! Love the sponged colour which makes the images stand out so well!

  4. LOVE these Marion! Such beautiful bright colours and a fantastic CAS layout… they are perfect!!

  5. Stunning tags Marion! Such gorgeous colours!

  6. gorgeous tags. love the colours and dimension xx

  7. These tags are really gorgeous Marion! I love the colours you have used and the fact that each bird has a different ‘wing’ stamped on it. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I love these…..so bright and cheery ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. These are so gorgeous Marion!!!

  10. Marion!!! WOW, your tags are STUNNING! You really have inspired me to break out my distress inks again. Wild Honey is one of my favorite colors as well!

  11. Beautiful tags, Marion! I love the stunning colors and the dimension.

  12. Beautiful tags, Marion! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. oh these tags are just wonderful. great distressing. awesome image.. just beautiful!! thanks for playing at wee memories.

  14. Marion these are wonderful. Love the pretty assortment of colors!

  15. Oh my gosh these are terrific!! Love the bright colours and that bird is sooo cute, anyone would be in awe receiving this on their present!

  16. These are so amazing Marion!!! the little birdies are perfect as a partridge! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Wow Marion – these tags are stunning!

  18. Simply gorgeous, Marion! LOVE the colours and your birds are so cute!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  19. Gorgeous set of tags!!! love the colors on each one ! Thanks for sharing your creation at wee memories. Hope you can join us in our next challenge too ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Love your blog! Such great inspiration. I will definitely be popping in again! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

  21. These are stunning! Love the rich colours!

  22. These tags are beautiful! Congrats!

  23. These are simply stunning Marion. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month. Ange

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