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!


Karen said...

Great tags Kathy, lots of detail in them both - they are gorgeous :)

Debbie said...

They are great Kathy - you must have real patience to make them!! Hope your fingers dont stay stained for long!!

Mary B said...

All your tags are really lovely