Thursday 1 December 2011

...Christmas Tag challenge!

Good morning!! are you ready for Christmas??? Nope? me either....

In the meantime, Lets make some tags!

I hereby invite you all to make a Christmas tag and post it here in this post for a chance to win big. I'm going to give the winner 4 stamp sets of their choice! Create your Tag using your fave WMS stamps and upload a pic here in the inlinkz widget at the end of this post.

The main winner will be randomly picked. I may also award a spot prize or two for tags that really tickle my fancy so get your thinking caps on ladies, and show us your Christmas style!

Ok, my sample above is incredibly simple, about 10 mins to make, and this would be so easy to mass produce.

 It's a great big tag with plenty of space for writing in those all important details, nothing worse than a wee taggy that doesn't give you space to say who the gift is from!! lol.

I used stamps from Candy Jar Christmas. - I used them pretty much as they are laid out on the sheet - you can see from the pics.

I stamped them in Memento Rich Cocoa onto white card. I like Memento as it sets quickly, doesn't smudge much and you can go in and pick out bits with a copic marker without fear of the ink running.

Next I picked a die to trim out my tags, Spellbinders Labels Seventeen is a great shape for these, ran it through the Grand Calibur once.

While the card is still in the die, I sponged, Antique linen of course.... I find that I don't even need to pass the card through again for embossing, the sponged colour highlights the embossing and there's no need to put it through again, a little time saving there. You can see the tape holding the die in place in the pic above, this eliminates the possibility of the die moving as you pass it through the GC.

I finished sponging and added a little golden shading around Mrs Santa and in the lettering using a copic. I added a little stamp - You're on my nice list - in red to the tag and also the word, To: from Candy Jar Christmas fillers, just to complete the tag. It really was very simple. I will add in the recipients details with a pen.

So, you have until Tuesday 20th December to make and upload your tag, each person should play only once, so give it your very best. Remember, as well as the top prize of 4 sets there may also be a couple of spot prizes, but only if I'm really tickled!!!


  1. Beautiful tag!! I cant wait to get home and get started on this challenge :)

  2. This is a fun challenge, Claire!! Your tag is gorgeous!! Hmm...I'm not very good with tags..gotta put the thinking cap on for sure.

  3. I love this challenge - its one of my favorites! Can't wait to see what everyone creates. I love the simplicity of your tag, Claire, even though it looks like it took longer! A great finish to a gift. I love that red snowflake trim too!

  4. I'm in, will have to ponder it a bit...

  5. A fabulous challenge!!
    And I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!! :)
    Your tag is gorgeous...
    you make everything look so easy!
    And I absolutely LOVE that musical backdrop...
    it's perfect for this time of year and all your stunning projects!:)

  6. What a great challenge and a very generous gift four sets goodness me ! The old thinking cap is definitely on may have to wear it in my sleep too !


  7. Thanks for the fun.

  8. Oh I do wish that I had purchased some christmas stamps- this would be so much fun. I love your samples, elegant and fun- simple is nice too!

  9. Ok - my tag is 98% Cricut - but the thing that takes it over the top is the little hang tag "Been Good?".

    Can I tell you how much I adore the phrase, the size, the fonts, and the entire concept?

  10. Hopefully readers will see that not only Christmas stamps make great Christmas projects! I love the Rescue Remedies stamp set! It worked great for my tags!

  11. So fun! THanks for the challenge and the beautiful inspiration!


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