Thursday, December 9, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas – Next instalment

Day 3:

December 036

Okay – I panicked slightly at this one.  No tree/branch stamp!  No Tim Holtz Bird die, no tissue tape and no Tim paper to cut the “postcard” from.  Ahh! But I did have a memo pin, lol.

To make matter worse, Tim put tinsel on his tag!! What the . . .?  I loathe tinsel!

I used a Silhouette file for the bird, a plant stamp for the branches, a Penny Duncan cutting file for the flower and a graphic from Land of Enchantment for the postcard.  I found some ruffled ribbon in my stash that had some lurex in it but I still had to force myself to use it.

Day 4:

December 042

This has to be my favourite so far!!  I used a Christmas stamp that I am pretty sure I got from Rubbadubbadoo (is that how you spell it? – can’t find the business card under all my creative mess)

I didn’t have any of Tim’s facets so I used a microscope slide instead.  I couldn’t get the snowflakes to lift off so I just cheated and stamped the over the now blue glass, with silver ink.

The bling is a a Prima corner that I cut to suit and the self-adhesive pearls are from my stash.  The pearl charms are re-invented earrings but I actually has an adage ticket and mini-paper clip from Tim’s range that I could use.  Yay me! LOL

12 Tags of Christmas – Day 1 and 2

I love following Tim Holtz as he produces twelve tags each December.  I made them for the first time last year and just love all the techniques he so willingly shares.

I will post them up 2 days at a time.

Day 1:

December 012

I don’t have Tim’s dies so I altered a cutting file from Silhouette (Haunted House) and scored the weatherboards rather than using strips of grunge paper.  The fence was a free download file I have had for a couple of years – no idea now where I got it from.

The wreath is one of those cheap Xmas earrings and the tag I printed and cut on the Silhouette as well.

Day 2:

December 015

I don’t have anything remotely close to the pinecone stamp that Tim used but I did find this bird on a branch so figured that would have to do.  The pearl charms and the silver “wings” are made from junk jewellery.  The sentiment was printed from an installed font on my computer.

My first ever Blog Award

How cool is that!  I received one each from Sherryn and Lynne.  Thanks girls!  Gave me a real buzz.

The rules of the award are that you list 5 things about yourself that others may not know and to pass the award on to 5 others.

So …….

1.  I hate housework

2. I used to be a gym junkie

3. I used to scuba dive

4. I have always wanted a convertible

5. The 2nd and 3rd toes on each foot are webbed to the 1st  knuckle (weird, huh?)

I would like to pass this award on to :

Cyndi, Brenda, Elaine, Denise and Trina