Tuesday, 1 December 2009

12 Tags of Christmas - Day 1

"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me - ?"

Well not going to waffle on....barely got time to dream the piece let alone make it! LOL

As I mentioned before I could come unstuck here as I don't have any T!m Christmas stamps but I'll give it a go :) Here is the first tag.

Had to use some chipboard circles for the snowman and heat emboss some snowflakes and drag black acrylic over....couldn't be doing with cutting fiddly arms so found some twiggy bits in the back garden for those! Cut a Santa hat similar to one I made last year (free download available here) and embossed with Disco Black powder, also did this on the nose. Cut the swirl from dotty grunge board (it is the only sort I have) and painted gesso on (no white acrylic!).

Here is a close up to show I really did put some rock candy on the tag....just not as thick as T!m did... it is a big tag and takes a lot to cover it and I'll run out if I need some again in the next 12 days.
Rest is pretty much as T!m showed us so take a look at his 1st tag.

Thanks for looking and Happy Stamping

xoxo Sioux

P.S. I might not be posting every day as T!m is allowing us mere mortals an extra 7 days to finish. I think I just might need the breathing space! LOL
I'm off to bed.....nightie night! :)


  1. Loving your tag! Improvisation is the name of the game!

  2. this is utterly brilliant hun love it saw tims tag last night and hope to get one done today if the day does not take me into other things,just really love it,so effective and such a great take on tims,too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  3. Absolutely fantastic tag. I haven't been able to make one yet. My 12 tags will need to be between now and Christmas! And I do have a confession. I know have 1 ATC sized Tim Holtz Reindeer stamp. Just gorgeous. But I can't use it all the time. I still want to be part of the splinter group.

  4. what a lot of great tecniques you have used here! stunning results!!

  5. OoOoOooh stunning tag...your snowman is awesome I think you deserve extra brownie points. I've had to order some rock candy so I can't start yet! Love your background & snowflakes. Brilliant. x x x

  6. Oh er..very fabulous... i'm hoping to catch up with the tags when i'm back home :)

  7. Looking at your work I can well see why you won the SOTY title! and surely you will get a free sub now?! wish I could get hold of a copy, maybe in the new year ;o) enjoy you achievement, you deserve it {hugs) Nettie


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