Saturday, 17 November 2012

Thanks Snow Much, Neighbour

Last week we were hit by a rather intense blizzard, receiving more than a foot of snow in less than 12 hours. It came to pass that in his wrath, Count Vicarian had hired an evil mage to bring down this storm upon the realm as the princess had refused his hand in marriage. Unharvested crops were ruined and people were left stranded far from their homes. I hooked up my direwolf to his sleigh and set out to rescue some of the stranded people while my lord husband worked on removing the snow from the entrance to the Guild Hall. All he had to work with was a crude spade and the going was slow. It was then he noticed a man in the neighbouring property clearing the snow with ease using a whirring magical machine. Seeing my lord husband struggling with his spade, the kind man offered to let him use his machine to rid our property of the white flakes that had amassed. To express our gratitude, I retrieved a bottle of wine from the cellars and crafted a tag for it to give to the kind man.
The tag I cut out using the Art Philosophy cartridge. I inked the edges with Distress ink then gave the tag a quick spritz with Dylusions spray ink. I then used the Dylusions Luscious Leaves stencil and Perfect Pearls Mist to spray the icy pattern on the tag, earning me +103 ice elemental magic exp points. 
I cut the word snow from the Winter Woodlands cartridge and stamped the thanks and much using Lawn Fawn’s “Jessie’s ABCs”. I dug into my hoard and found some blue baker’s twine I had purchased at the market about six months ago and have yet to use once. I used it to tie a bow and attach the tag to a bottle of wine to present to our neighbour.

This icy thank you will be entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Thanksgiving/Thank You  
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #77: Thank You or Thanksgiving   
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge: Thanksgiving or Thank You
Charisma Cardz Challenges #45: Keep Your Cool!
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #116: Winter (I’m from Edmonton, AB so I feel your pain)
Creative Card Crew Challenge #23: Silver and Blue
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #46: Thank You Projects
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Challenge #36: Anything Goes
Use It Tuesday Challenge #43: Be Thankful (blue twine)

Once we had rescued the stranded people and rid the entrance of the snow, it was time to formulate a plan to bring down the Count. I sent out ravens to the Guardian of Glitter, Lady Commander of Copics, Guild Apprentice Lindsay, and even though she is expensive, Kimberley the Mercenary. We were going to need all the help we could get.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Tammy Ortiz said...

Oh I would love a glass right now.
this is really awesome gift tag

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Mynnette said...

Such a great tag--love the punny sentiment!!! LOVE! :)

Sheena said...

I love this tag and how it fits so well to the circumstances! Well done to your neighbour for being so chivalrous!

Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the spritzed look to your thank you tag. Thank you for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Thanks challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
PDE DT Group B

Jessi Fogan said...

Gorgeous - I love the misting! Thanks for playing along at Shopping our Stash this week :)

lauren bergold said...

what a fun and fabulous tag, such a brilliant use of stencils and spray inks, as well, i love the layers of blue! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

Cheryl said...

Love this CAS tag! Just perfect to add to a hostess gift for the holidays! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

Lisa Carroll said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the 'frosty' colors you used, too. :) Thank you for playng along in our "Thanksgiving / Thank You" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp chalenge blog! xox

theneon said...

This is a lovely tag whether attached to a bottle of wine or not!

Carrie said...

Great tag!,

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week x

Tamie said...

Love the tag for the wine! That is a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

clare brown said...

fabulous!goodluck at charisma this week

Cathy Clouston said...

Beautiful! I love the colours, so snowy! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)

Stephanie U said...

Love your pun! Thanks for playing along with Use It TUesday!

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