Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Happy New Year! ......

Happy Tuesday ......

And welcome to 2018!

I hope you all had fabulous Christmas and New Year celebrations
Some of you may be having a touch of deja vu right now ..... thinking that you've already seen this post ...... well, you might have!  I'm not quite sure what happened ...... but somehow this got published a few days ago ..... before I'd even finished writing the post!!!!

Anyhow ...... we're all sorted now.
It's time to get January's challenges underway, and the first one up for me is the TAGplorations challenge for STAMPlorations.
We're starting the year with the perfect theme ..... All About Winter ..... brrrrr! 

There's a fun optional twist too ...... use texture paste.

My tag is cut from a piece of cardstock using the CUTplorations Luggage Tag Nesting Dies.
The card has been coloured with Distress Oxide ink using the 'smooshing' technique ....... swipe the ink onto a craft sheet, spritz with water then smoosh the card through the ink.

I then used a stencil and white texture paste to add the snow.

The cute little mittens are from the STAMPlorations Warm Hands, Warm Hearts set.   I've simply stamped them onto a piece of coloured card from my stash, heat embossed them in white and fussy cut them.
There are actually matching dies available for this stamp set, if you don't like fussy cutting.

I stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, onto a strip of white card and added it to the bottom of my tag.

Speaking of Winter ..... STAMPbaby #2 came into the world on December 20.  Shery gave birth to her second beautiful baby girl.  Huge Congratulations to the Russ family xx

There's prizes up for grabs for the challenge winners ...... $10 Gift Certificate for the winner and  $5 GCs for the 2 Top Picks.
You can enter the challenge as many times as you like (only one entry per blog post) and your projects must include a tag. 
You don't have to use STAMPlorations products but it would be nice if you did.  And ..... if we get over 50 entries then 1 lucky entry will be randomly chosen to win their choice of CUTplorations dies, to the value of $20!
Happy stamping!

There's also a great STAMPlorations New Year's Sale going on until January 15th.  20% off Stamps, Dies, and Stencils.  Check out the website for full details.

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.

I think the festive season has taken its toll on me a little.  I managed to avoid all the various colds and flu that have been around before, and during the festivities, which was good considering everyone around me had some sort of lergy! 
But yesterday one finally caught up with me.  Sore throat, aching limbs, no patience, and no appetite (that isn't necessarily a bad thing considering what I've eaten over the last week or so!). The hangover didn't help either ..... too much of the bubbly stuff on New Year's Eve was to blame for that!
So ...... it's my turn to feel sorry for myself.   Today has been spent curled up on the sofa in front of the TV with lots of hot drinks.  At least hubby is off work to look after me

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. Happy New Year Linda and I hope you get over the cold quickly.
    Love the tag, the mittens looks so cute on the snowy background.
    Avril xx

  2. Ohhhh, Linda. So pretty. I love the snow, the soft blue and the cute purple mittens! Great tag. :)

  3. Adorable tag Linda. Great start to the year of STAMPloration Tag challenges!! Sorry to hear your not well. Let hubby look after you. Take care and Happy New Year. xx


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