Hi everyone thanks for stopping by if you have a minute I would love to hear any comments that you have... I am very new to all this so its all a bit hit and miss at the moment, I will get there in the end i'm sure....bye for now Mandy x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tims 12 tags of Christmas Day 6

Hi Everyone 

Well today it is Day 6 of 12 Tags of Christmas:

I never had any sticky back metal tape so used your run of the mill Kitchen foil with Humungo tape onto smooth card. I never had any of the paints really to speak of so used Claudine Hellmouth paints. And you have guessed it i never had the same embossing folder so i used the only Christmas one that i have ......I think this has been my least favorite technique since starting but managed to get the tag done so that was a bonus. Not sure i like the effect......due to the fact i probably have not done it right!!!........

 Yes i know i never had the adornments either so stars is the key ....when i don't have anything i resort to stars !!
At work tomorrow so will probably catch up with you on Friday unless by some miracle i manage to get the tags done on time.

On a plus note Donkey done now so at least they are now out of the way!!! Can't wait for the play it will be awesome i think...

thanks for stopping by catch up with you tomorrow (fingers crossed ) take care Mandy x

Monday, 5 December 2011

Tims 12 tags of Christmas Day 5

Hi Everyone 

Thanks for stopping by here is Day 5 of Tims 12 Tags

Where did the day go today?!!! 

As you can see i never had any of tims reflection stamps so i tried his ghosting technique using my Artistic Stamper Stars background stamp.  I have never tried this technique before so was amazed how it came out .....don't they stars look bright . I did not have a Hambly studios  to go to so i decided to use one of the Alteration boxes and cut that up.....that was my starting point for the tag .....Then i pretty much followed what tim did added a bit of tinsel with some gems and a badly tied bow !!!!

In between doing all that the sheep costume is now done pillow case with 3 holes covered with two bags of cotton wool balls !! Black long sleeved top and black leggings underneath with some white slipper socks !! now then Any ideas for a donkey ......Sometimes it great to have twins sometimes its not!!!!

Catch you all tomorrow take care Mandy x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

No Red or Green

Hi Everyone 

Thanks for stopping by here is my entry into the Stamotique Designers Challenge.
For this one it is a create a Christmas card but do not use red or green and use a  Stampotique stamp...I used some Blue DI's to cover the background and a Christmas tree bordered it with mistletoe and added some buttons ......it turned out not to bad I think .... 

 Tis the star for top of Christmas tree I think ......
Well best get some housework done as been mincing around all morning making Tims tags and and this card ......Hope you like it catch up with you soon take care Mandy x

Tims 12 tags of Christmas Day 4

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping by well i am back for Tim's Tag Day 4 :http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/12-tags-of-christmastag-4.html

Today proved quite a challenge as still going along with just using what is in my stash and not purchasing anything and let me just say I never had anything really what he used!! The Snowman is a mask traced round on grunge paper and cut out by hand...... as is the snowflake...... as is the snowflake border ......here it is....

As the mask was a lot smaller than the die must have been i used a smaller tag.....but using smaller snowman brought different troubles....i could not use the numbers to cut a hole in his belly as the die would have cut him in half!!!!! So out with cutting numbers from the chip block alphabet set using lost and found paper stash and then covering them with glossy accents........were there is a will there is a way......I never had half of the distress stains that Tim used either so used stormy sky instead .....hope you like it as i am still loving the challenge of creating without purchase ....i am sure it will get more difficult to do as the days go on .........thanks for looking catch up with you tomorrow .....going to upload Stampotique Designer challenge now  have a great day take care Mandy x

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Tims 12 tags of Christmas Day 3

Hi Everyone,

thanks for stopping by......

How are you doing today ? So its Day 3 of 12 Tags of Christmas link is here: http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/12-tags-of-christmastag-3.html 

I have still managed to carry on with the challenge without having to visit a shop for re-supplies. I have made up my mind that I am going to carry on every day with just the supplies i have. 

For one i did not have any felt ......but just used my Big and Juicy Mountain Meadow which turned out Ok i think, I then went over the top with gathered twigs DI ....I did have the embossing folder though so embossed the image.

For the foliage i used tattered leaves die cut up and then added a few stones. I also did'nt have twine however i did have some bakers twine lying around. I did the double technique thing and its fab saves a lot of time so thank you for that Mr Holtz (Top Tip i feel)
 So here it is Hope you like it will catch up with you again tomorrow sometime when we see what the next installment will be .....can't wait Bye for now take Care Mandy x

Friday, 2 December 2011

12 Tags of Christmas Day 2

Hello Everyone 

Here I am again with the 2nd installment of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas 

Anyway here is my version, Its pretty much the same as Tim's this time as I seemed to have most of the products. I did'nt have the sticky canvass though so i used some spiral grunge board for the reindeer which I think adds a bit of interest ( which I am glad of as i had nothing else!!!) Again for the grunge board ridge at the bottom of the tag i used spell binders as my alterations dies are building very slowly and i found out that spellbinders will not cut through grunge board. So had to use some brown spotty card sanded down.

 I need to brush up on my camera work i think!

So thats 2 days down and only 10 to go ......! This is my first year of doing 12 tags so am having some great fun finding ways to make the tags with just the stash that I have......

Thanks for stopping by will catch up with you for tomorrow's installment .

Oh products used Tim Seasonal Paper stash
Tim Tag and safety pin
Picket Fence distress
Spellbinder Edge-ability
winter DI's
Reindeer Alterations
Some tinsel and star and brads

Take Care Mandy x

Tims 12 tags of Christmas Day 1

Hi Everyone 
Thanks for stopping by .....Well its Tims 12 Tags of Christmas http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/11/12-tags-of-christmastag-1.html 
 So here is my take on day 1. I really wanted to follow closely what he did and use the same products but since i never had hardly any of them here is what i did instead ! Saves running to the craft shop!! 

 here is a closer look .....

So first i never had blue craft paper so out with the evergreen bough and inked the background .....i never had his embossing folder but i did have the seasonal one and you get  edges with that so i put that through the machine a couple of times .....then i never had the fancy Noel but i did have his grunge paper letters which i added some glitter to .....yes you have guessed i did'nt have his pine cone die but cool demonstration on video ..i did have some brown flowers and think they look quite a lot like pine cones ....i cut out some tattered leaves and then arranged them .....for the banner i had a stamp shaped like the banner die so used that on lost and found stash and cut it out........for the bling i cut up my children's broken princess jewelery which i am chuffed with as i never had to purchase anything for this tag it was all in my stash .......i like the finished effect...what do you think .......anyway off to do tag number two as i was working yesterday so this is a late entry.......catch you later on .......take care Mandy x