Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lesley's 12 tags of Christmas-Day 1

Hello blogger friends. I am happy to say we got snow today and well as sloppy as it was it came down in big fat flakes and covered everything in sight even after a day of rain yesterday and thru the night.

I have been inspired by the infamous Tim Holtz to do my own version of the 12 tags of Christmas and I hope you will stop by each day to see what I have come up with.
Now what I will be doing is not necessarily giving you photo tutorials but an explanation of some of the things I did to achieve the tag in hopes that they may spark some of your own tags or card making ideas for the upcoming Christmas Season.
And......if you stop by every day and post after each tag, the one with the most posts (you can only post once each day) you could be the winner of a tag of your choice and if you tell a friend to stop by and she mentions your name that will be an added spot and your friend or friends have a chance to win as well. So drop by and see what I am coming up with for the 12 tags of Christmas.
Here we go..Tag #1
This one I call Fa la la, I have taken a tan coloured piece of cardstock and embossed it with this new folder called Musical Notes by Crafts-too in my CB. I then inked the raised area of the music notes with Versa Magic Jumbo Java inkpad and around the edges of the tag. I then tore a piece of small scrap music and inked the edges in the same ink and applied it with Aleene's glue to the mid point of the tag. The bird is from K&C company, Tim Coffey Blossom Wood Collection and glued it on. The scroll is from a grungeboard lantern but I cut the lantern off and wanted the scroll and painted it in Delta 14K gold Gleams. I then quilled my mini roses (boy was I out of practise on those) in burgundy and ivory 1/8" precut strips, and punched out my ferns. I applied a bit of Diamond Stickles to the roses only for a bit of sparkle and attached to tag on opposite corners. The Fa la la was a Studio G stamp stamped in a nice burgundy colour and the round circle was from a rinchie punch I had, inked the edges in Jumbo Java and attached the little tag with gold metallic jewellry trim.  I added a bit of fabric at the top for hanging in a mocha colour to match the colours. That is it. Sounds like a lot of work but I used some bits I had and did some quilling and I really like how it overall turned out.
Hope you like Tag #1 and don't forget to post your comment.
Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Gorgeous colours on your tag Lesley. I love those quilled roses - they look so beautiful :)

  2. Just lovely Lesley! Very olde worlde. I agree with Fiona, I love the roses too, and the bird.

  3. ooh very pretty.. love it.. so vintage looking.. am so jealous you can play with paper good to see you quilling too..

  4. Oh, it's gorgeous! The shading is perfect and very 'Leslie!' Love the robin, too!

  5. I had hoped to find other bloggers doing their tag on Tim's tag - googled and found you! Thank you so much. It's wonderful!

  6. So happy I found this one, must have missed it first time round, loved the 'olde worlde' look with the bird. Really lovely


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