Thursday, 5 November 2015

It's tag time!!!

Happy Thursday!

Whoo hoo!!! .... it's started!  The 12 Tags of Christmas event with Loll and Friends that is.

If you're not sure what I'm talking about ..... where have you been!!  Last year's event was so much fun ..... all the guest designers are joining Loll again this year, along with 13 of her friends.
Each day they'll be showcasing mixed media, Christmas themed tags that will hopefully inspire you to join in the fun!  I know I'll be playing along ..... I love making tags (but you already know that!)

The event got underway yesterday with three beautiful designs ....... why not pop over and take a look.  You'll find all the details of the event and how to enter.

Here's my tag for Day 1

*For this event, Mixed Media  is defined as stamps + ink, and two other elements that add texture and/or dimension*

I used Distress ink to colour the top half of my tag (Stormy Sky),  and then splashed over a little water to give that splattered look .......

I then used white texture paste through a stencil to add some 'falling snow'

Next I used my new Sleigh Ride Edgelits dies from SU ......  to cut the layers for my little winter scene

I cut them first in white cardstock and added the two layers to the bottom of my tag using foam pads on one to add dimension.  I then cut the trees and the sleigh again, this time from glitter card and overlayed them onto the tag ....

A touch of fine crystal glitter adds the sparkle  and I stamped some festive words for the bottom

To finish it all off I added some co-ordinating bakers twine and I painted a pretty wooden snowflake with some white acrylic paint, and attached it to the top along with a shiny sequin to the centre

Christmas is definitely on it's way ...... have you started thinking about what gifts to buy yet.  Make a start on your tags and worry about the rest later!

The Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge this month is all about TAGS ...... how lucky is that! So I shall be linking up there too ......

I've got a busy day today ..... lots of catching up to do.  We moved Chris into his flat yesterday so nothing else got done!!

It's not very nice over here today either ..... grey, murky, wet and miserable!  It's Bonfire night too (typical!) ..... Remember, Remember the 5th of November and all that.  Just as well that the fireworks display down on the beach in Douglas, is not until tomorrow.
No fireworks for us this evening either....... no, we're off to the theatre!  We're taking the little man to see The Little Mermaid ..... the first time he's been to a theatre ..... he's quite excited!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.  And if you're out this evening at a Bonfire party .... have fun, and stay safe.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Love all those gorgeous little details that add up to one fabulous creation Linda! Great job! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

  2. Great tag !
    How many more to go?

  3. LOVE this tag Linda. That splattered and paste embossed sky is bee-u-tiful! And I love the silhouette of the sleigh against the sparkly snow and glittery trees. The snowflake is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing your tag at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event!! Have fun at the theatre tonight with your little man! xx

  4. Absolutely delightful, Linda! The blue, the snow, the dashing.... Gorgeous!!! xx

  5. I LOVE the mix of flicked water and paste at the top. What a beautiful scenic tag! :)

  6. This is just gorgeous! That teeny tiny sleigh kills me - AH-mazing! Such a thoughtful layout and lovely background. :)

  7. I love your pretty soft colored Winter scene Linda. Your die cut trees and sleigh in glitter paper are so beautiful with your fun stamped sentiments. TFS

  8. Another gorgeous tag. Love nos. 2 & 3.
    Avril xx

  9. Beautiful tag! Love the way you used the SU die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

  10. What a gorgeous tag Linda - so much sparkly texture and everything perfectly sized for a tag!
    Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.
    Carol x

  11. Gorgeous Tag! Love the beautiful Winter scene you created! I can feel the cold air on my face! :D


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