Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Catching up - Tim's 12 tags

Day 3
I'm trying to catch up with Tim Holtz's 12 tags of Christmas. He shares so many wonderful techniques, like the tag above.  I don't have all the supplies he uses in hos projects so have made substitutions, which I think is a good thing as it makes me dig out things that haven't been used for a while like the the background stamp I used in day 3's tag.

Day 4

For Day 4's tag I used the carved ornaments 2 die as I don't have the snowman die or the snowflake on-the-edge die so used the icicle embossing folder.  I'm really pleased with the way this one turned out. 
Day 5
This one is a fairly simple tag, but I love the mirror text stamp and the archival ink stamping on alcohol ink technique.  Added embossed snowflakes to the bottom with a bit of bling.

I spent most of my weekend working on an explosion box card commissioned by a work colleague - this is the first one I've ever done - I really hate to have to measure anything and wasted so many sheets of cardstock.  I'm really happy with how it turned out and have to thank fellow ATT members for the inspiration and the instructions on how to create the rosette snowman.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

It's started!!! Tim's 12 tags of Christmas

I know I still haven't updated my blog with the rest of Tim Holtz's Crafting in the Caribbean Cruise but I will get round to it soon.

I can't believe it's the 1st of  December already, I love looking forward to seeing what Tim's going to come up with each day, had a sneaky peak at work :)  really just wanted to get home there and then to make my version.  I don't have the Noel die(yet!) so used Tim's Joyful Christmas stamp embossed in silver instead - this is my favourite Christmas greeting stamp.  I love the tattered pinecone die and the festive greenery.

Tim's version is here  and this is mine:
12 Tags of Christmas - Day 1

I still haven't got all my Christmas cards made yet, just a few but I always find that Tim's tags inspire me to adapt his ideas to use in my cards - I just need to clear some space on my table so  that I can actually get to work :)

Gesso background card

Telescoping Card

Stepstair Card