Monday, 28 November 2016

Fir Trees and Snow Tag, Textured, Male/Female

My unofficial title for this tag is 'left over surprise'!
Because I had a surprise when I found out an extra day had snuck its way into 

So...  feeling very tired but not wanting to be defeated, I took a look at the tags for inspiration and chose one that meant I could use bits left over from other projects.
I'm not sure I had it in me that day to start a tag from scratch!

Here's my last tag for this challenge...

As you can see when you look at the tag below, I took the Tree with the Wood Panel background quite literally for my design project.

Supplies Used:

Sizzix/Holtz Framelits 'Tag Collection'
Impression Obsession 'Fir Trees'
Poppystamps 'Oval Frame background'

Martha Stewart/All Over The Page 'Aspen Flurry'

Altenew Woodgrain Bark Paper
Acrylic Paint - White
Bells - Silver and Gold
Ribbon - Red

It has been a huge accomplishment for me to do this - one tag for each day of the challenge.
To some of you I know this may come easily, but I'm still learning...
I'm hoping it gets easier and easier with time!

...  And if you've stuck by me through this marathon of tags I have nothing but a huge, heartfelt 'Thank You' to give to you.
Your kindness, support and feedback is always appreciated...
and it generally brings a smile to my day  :)

Donna. x

Deer In Mini Snow Globe Tag, For a Child, Female

I've opted to make a tag for a child for Day 25 of

Here it is...

My idea came from seeing this tag (below) with the cute image inside the snow globe.
Did you notice that I had a snow globe mounted on my star shaped tag? 
My husband didn't! 

Supplies Used:

MFT/Die-namics 'Stitched Star STAX'
Memory Box 'Small Snow Globe' 
Open Studio 'Snow Globe Bases'
Marianne Design/Craftables 'Tiny's Pine Trees'
Impression Obsession 'Wreath'

Stampin' Up 'Forest Friends'

Memento/Tsukineko Marker Pens:
Gray Flannel
Tuxedo Black
Bamboo Leaves
New Sprout

Crafter's Companion 'Spray and Shine' Varnish
Twine - Gray
Gems - Pink

Although Tracey's challenge clearly states 25 Days, she snuck in an extra day!
So that's one more tag for me to show you on my next post...

Just one more tag to go...

Donna. x

Star STAX Christmas Tag, Pink, Female

I've had another go at playing with layers for Day 24 of

I hope you like this one...

I took my inspiration from this tag (below).  

As you can hopefully see, the star shape is what I chose to use as my design focus...  although I did also get in plenty of sparkle and shine  :)

Supplies Used:

Memory Box 'Distressed Tag'
MFT/Die-namics 'Sitched Star STAX'

Embossing Folder:
Darice 'Snowflake'

Silver Cord
Dew Drops - Blue
Crafter's Companion 'Spray and Sparkle' - Pearl Diamond

Hope you enjoy/enjoyed your day...

Donna. x

Peace Tag on a Tag Shaped Card, Christmas, Female

I made my tag into a removable tag on a tag shaped card for Day 23 of
(Try saying that in a hurry)!

Here it is...

Making tags into cards is one of my 'signature moves' I think.
I guess we all have our 'go tos' that we just love to do!
What are yours, I wonder?

Take a look at the gorgeous tag I was inspired by.
It's quite obvious how my design was influenced, isn't it?

Supplies Used:

Mama Elephant 'Tags A Lot'
Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Circle Tags'
Poppystamps 'Chochitlan Wreath'
Papertrey Ink 'Wet Paint Holiday'

Embossing Folder:
Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes'

Crafter's Companion 'Spray and Sparkle' - Pearl Diamond
Dew Drops 
Leaf Ribbon

As ever, thank you for dropping by today...

Donna. x

Christmas Baubles Tag, Blue and Brown, Female

I was immediately struck by a gorgeous colour scheme that I opted to use for Day 22 of 

It's a classic blue and brown colour combination for this tag...

...  and here's what I was inspired by.
Aren't those shades of blue and brown just so lovely?

Supplies Used:

Mama Elephant 'Tags A Lot'
Impression Obsession 'Pine Branch'
Quickutz 'Ornament'

Holtz/Distress Inks:
Stormy Sky
Peacock Feathers
Walnut Stain

Embossing Folder:
Darice 'Snowflake'

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and visit...

Donna. x

'Do Not Open Until Dec 25th' Tag, Large, Male/Female/Child

I was officially stumped choosing a design to make for Day 21 of 
This was one of those designs that go so far and then it was left for a few days whilst I pondered how to finish it.
Of course, it doesn't help when I'm making something way, way out of my comfort zone.

Take a look...

I do not like this tag at all, but I'm slowly learning that just because it's not my 'cup of tea' doesn't mean somebody else won't like it.
That's a hard lesson for me.

Here's the cute duo of tags I chose to base my tag design on.

I knew the colour scheme would stump me, but I worked with it anyway and hoped for the best!

Supplies Used:

Mama Elephant 'Tags A Lot'
Waltzing Mouse 'Envelope'  
Waltzing Mouse 'Mini Envelope'
Spellbinders 'Deckled Rectangles'
Impression Obsession 'Fir Trees'
Memory Box 'Snow Burst'
Sizzix/Holtz 'Tattered Pinecone'

Memento/Tsukineko  'Tuxedo Black'
Ranger Perfect Medium

Embossing Powder:
Stampendous 'Crystal'

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear Overlay
Star Shaped Buttons - Red
Twine - Green

I hope that today has been kind to you...

Donna. x

Christmas Wreath Tag, Heart Shaped, Female

I've come up with a design for Day 20 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags that on first impressions looks nothing like the set of inspiration tags.
Let me show you.

Here's my tag...

...  and here's the set of four tags that I chose to take inspiration from.

I spy hearts, a wreath, holly and berries and patterned paper in that mix of tags - as well as some green and red colouring.  Those elements combined (the wreath has been cut from individual 'branches' of patterned paper) are what ultimately led to this creation.

For some reason my husband looks at my tag here and thinks of chocolate macaroons!
Oh well...

Supplies Used:

Memory Box 'Grand Heart'
Simon Says 'Sketch Heart'
Impression Obsession 'Wreath'

Martha Stewart 'Branch'

Altenew 'Woodgrain Bark' Paper
Button - Red

It just goes to show that you never can tell how a design will inspire you!
Thank you for stopping by today...

Donna. x