Thursday, 16 December 2010

Not had a lot of time to play but snatched odd minutes to do these two tags.

My version of Tag 5, shame I only posess one suitable Santa face stamp! Lots of improvising here too, for the green tag, the numbers and the flower, oh, and I don't seem to have a holly stamp either!

So I've gone out of order, this is Tag 9. I do actually have the rosette die, but had to improvise the rest! Not sure I like the piece of tulle on there!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

My version of Tag 3, used a SU punch for the bird, made the flower from gathered up ribbon, and had fun! Think the only TH product used here were the distress inks!

And Tag 4. Didn't have any of the fragments so used a metal embellie and alcohol inked it, then stamped stars in white Stazon, they don't show up too well, then glossy accents on top for dimension. The Santa face is stamped, coloured, hat and beard glittered then stuck on to a distress inked and stamped background! Again only TH distress inks used.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

My poor neglected blog! I have been so busy making cards to raise money for my daughter, who is going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro next February with her husband to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, that I haven't had much time for anything else.
If any kind soul would like to donate to their cause the Just Giving site is

But I wanted to have a play with Tim Holtz techniques for Christmas tags, even though I do not have much of his stuff, and will have to improvise!

Here is my attempt for Day 1, I had to cut out my house by hand, and the tree, and made the wreath with small punched out holly leaves. There is some similarity to the original!

This is day two, didn't have a pinecone stamp so just used leaves, but did stamp with distress ink and then emboss with clear powder, which leaves it looking very shiny! Again, a different greetings stamp, and the bird is a Sissix die, scanned, then reduced in size, cut out and embossed with silver! Think it should have been a bit larger!

I now have very stained hands from the distress inks, but have enjoyed playing, and will have a go at day three!