Sunday, 5 December 2010

12 tags day 4 & 5 and countdown to Christmas day 5

Saturday was our first day out running errands after all the snow. As you can see the roads are still not that great around. Fortunately it rained a bit so about half of it melted before Saturday was over.

Belle and I decided to spend Sunday indoors out of the cold so a crafting day it was. Here are my tags for Tim Holtz's 12 days of Christmas which we have been playing along with. You can view Tim's tags here.
Tag# 4 - The technique used alcohol inks on facets with stamping now since I did not have any facets I used smaller bubble gems and did the same technique. they are set in Brads from Chatterbox. I like how they came out. The background is coloured with Stormy sky, Old Paper and Broken China Distress inks then stamped with Tim's Holly stamp in white stazon and Flourish stamp in Stormy sky. The white trim is from Rusty Pickle and the red is from a local shop back in the states. I made some dangle beads and attached them to the top ribbon. The Santa stamp is from Tim Holtz and coloured using Pro-markers. Gems are from Prima. The "Merry Christmas stamp is from Tim and embossed with Candy Cane MoonGlow EP on Old Paper and walnut stain Distress inked paper.

Tag # 5 of Tims used allot of Techniques(Embossing on Metal, Stickels etc). I did not have all the items needed so I had to improvise I used Ages Mahogany Distress ink for the background and stamped Tim's Holly stamp in black which was then coloured in using distress stickels in Aged Mahogany and Pine Needles. The Santa Stamp is from Tim and stamped in black then coloured on the beard and hat border using a white dabber. Since I did not have the diecut I used a strip of Black and white flocked paper I got from the Craft Den and inked it with peeled paint Distress Ink. The strip in the center is just plain paper stamped with Tim's Christmas Carol music stamp and inked with old paper Distress ink. the lace is from a local store in the states. My numbers are chipboard (I could not find 25 in metal). I embossed them with white and edged with black. The metal Charm is from Tim as is the metal flower and leaves. The flower is embossed with Moonglow Candy Cane red EP and the leaves with Obsidian Midnight Emerald Moon Glow EP.

So now to my Day 5 Matchbox Reavel for the Countdown to Christmas Swap. Todays Matchbox comes from Linda at Country Pickins. Now look how sweetly it was packaged.

And the matchbox inside did not disappoint either. It had a lovely little Angel on the top with a cute bow, Gold trim and a crystal knob. And inside was a beautiful pair of beaded dangle earings. Thanks so much Linda. It was wonderful.

Well now I will leave you with a picture of another new member of the family. They gave him the name Mickey. Dave and Belle made him in the backyard last night. Isn't he sweet?

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening. Hope you enjoyed your visit! Angela


Poppet said...

Great tag Angela, love your take on Tim's tag. I think my favourite thing about it are the golden bells at the top. :-) xx

Mandie said...

Hi Angela! You have got some beautiful tags, wow. I am going to have to check out his blog. Merry Christmas to you!


I am glad you loked the matchbox. Love the tags! They are awesome.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your tags are beautiful..thansk for teh heads up about his 12 Days of Christmas tags...I wonder if I can squeeze a couple into an already full Christmas schedule.

LOVE the matchboxes too...I've had so much fun w/ this swap!

Linda said...

Such wonderful matchboxes so far- and your tags are FAB!

Jennie said...

wow! love your tag!

Lynne said...

Love your take on T!ms tag, look at them big gems, yummy. The snowman is fab too. Are roads look the same here. Take care love Lynne xx

Erica said...

Very cute box!

Christine Edwards said...

Great adaptations of Tim's tags. I always say I'm going to follow along...and never do. Mickey is a cute addition to the family.