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Sunday, 6 December 2009

12 Tags of Christmas

Well, first two actually with number 3 drying! I am only a very beginner in the world of all things inky. I've had a little dabble & had so much fun & quite lost track of time! I started making my 1st tag on Saturday morning & couldn't understand why the kids wanted lunch till I saw the time...sshh, I knew really! & then we ended up being late at the hospital to visit my dad!

Luckily, my dad didn't mind he already had 3 visitors there, oh, why? couldn't someone had told me & I could have had a day off & stopped home & played. :-D

As lots of you know over on T!m Holtz blog. T!m is already onto his 6th tag - yummy! I have had so much fun trying out some wonderful new techniques. I really didn't think I could play as I don't own a lot of Ranger products or stamps - yet!

After visiting Artyjen & a few other blogs I soon realised I could still play & use what products I've got at home. It's actually been great fun seeing what products I can adapt for the tags.

Tag 1

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I have used Distress Ink pads for the background & Rock Candy crackle paint from the Craft Den. The stamps are from Creative Expressions & a gorgeous Tando chippie from Bubbly Funk's October monthly kit (me thinks?) I covered the chippie in gesso & then a coat of Rangers Pearl dabber. I have used a thin layer of stay white glue for the icicles at the top of my tag & a coat of crystal Stickles on top. I didn't have the correct embossing powders so I stamped in black ink & embossed in clear...instead of the other way round!

I would definately have another go at making this tag again it was so much fun.

Here is my adapted tag for Day 2.

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The sentiment stamp is from Creative Expressions. My frame is a couple of different stamps, stamped together. My little rose is good old inside out tomato puree tube! & the gorgeous leaves I've inked were a RAK from Net.

Tag 3 is made but I'm waiting for something to come in the post that my DH won off ebay. :-D. Will be stalking the postie this week.

Thanks for looking. I know they aren't brilliant tags I had so much fun tho & I hope blogging them inspires other crafters to have a go too. Thanks for looking. Gez.xx


  1. This is one of the reasons I'm trying to get ahead of myself with work - I want to play tag too! Your look great Gez, I love your icicles on the first one and your metal flower looks great on the second! Hope you manage to carve out a little time to keep going with the others!

  2. Stunning tags, sadly I have not had time to play as yet. Hope your Dad is on the mend. Have a great day. ANesha

  3. gorgeous tags Gez - its great to see other crafters takes on the tags x

  4. gorgeous tags Gez - its great to see other crafters takes on the tags x

  5. That flower looks super Gez!

  6. Love love love your tags Gez

  7. oooo wow these are gorgeous honey!!! I SO wish I had the time to play!!! HUGS XXX

  8. Wonderful....I'm walking in a winter wonderland already! Adding you to my links.

  9. woooow wow so beautiful tags

  10. Beautiful crafting. I've used that Tando chippie today as well x

  11. oh these are brilliant hun you have made such wondeful tags,I have been joining in this too as this is my first time and really loveing it hugs cheryl xxxx

  12. A Gorgeous take on the tags! look forward to the rest! :)

  13. Brilliant tags Gez. Love the recycling going on with the tomato paste tube.

    You clever and resourceful woman. :)

  14. Aloha Gez,
    I'm so glad to be back in blogging.... I missed your beautiful creations. I love the new look of your blog, it's gorgeous.
    Your tags are amazing, I love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful day!

  15. Great tags Gez, so much detail and I love your little rose. Take care, talk soon hugs Lynne xx

  16. think i've looked at these a bit muddled!! but i like these one's too-they are all so nice. you could use them on 'special' cards next year :)


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