Sunday, 12 December 2010

Tims Tags - playing catch up!

I have a cold...thanks to my darling other half who kindly shared his! So what better way to rest and cheer myself up than a day of making Christmas tags Tim Holtz style (see his 12 tags of Christmas here) I'm way way behind and will not manage them all but I've finished the first five. So here they are - I've had to adapt them to use materials I have but have followed the technique instructions pretty much..

Tag 1 - WOYWWers may have seen this incomplete on my desk last weds..since then I made a little holly garland (so fiddly!) and added smoke and a ticket. This took my ages - I made everything from scratch as didn't have any of the dies or pre-made embellishments but was really fun to make. I'm going to enter this at The Artistic Stamper Creative Teams challenge blog. (Ooh..and a thankyou to The Artistic Stamper cos I won a prize for guessing the materials used to make their snowman, looking forward to Mr Postie arriving!)

 Tag 2  - I really like the colours on this one - going to enter it at Gingernsaps Creations in the Colour challenge which is vintage hues and Simon says Stamp and Show where the theme is 'Holiday Greeting'.

 (tag 3 was made earlier in the week and is posted here)..

Tag 4 -The paper on this tag is Crafty individuals, I didn't have a facet to use so made an oval from shrink plastic and did the alcohol ink technique on that instead which I think worked ok. The glitter flourishes at the bottom were made with crystals on Tims card but i'm too frugal to use that many on one piece so used white glitter instead, I think they look like little snowballs!  Going to enter this one into the Gingersnaps Creations Spicey Supply challenge.  

Tag 5 - I think this is my favourate - I love this stamp from Stampington and Company. Made the numbers from grunge and heat embossed with white EP and then clear UTEE.  I'm going to enter this one over at Lets Ink it Up - their Christmas theme has an added option of sparkle or bling and the stickles on the holly leaves here definately add sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by...Esther xx


  1. Stunning tag, love the embossing and the vintage stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne x

  2. Lots of lovely creativity on these tags Esther. Wishing you good luck with all the challenges. Annette x

  3. Fabulous tags ... hope you're feeling better ... o glad you joined our fashion-themed fun at Gingersnap Creations.

  4. Your tags are all just wonderful, and a great take on Tim's tags! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  5. Your tags look great! I also love your vintage looking colors and the white glitter - nice job photographing it! That's not easy to do. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

  6. Your tags are all wonderful! I hope you are feeling better soon.

  7. The first is totally my fav but there all fantastic, thanks for playing along with the Artistic Stampers team blog christmas challenge x

  8. Hi Esther

    hope you are feeling better now. Love your tags, great work and thanks for sharing at LIIU.

    Hugs Ali x

  9. Love those pretty glittery snowballs ... lovely tags ... thanks for joining the White Glitter Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.


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