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Thursday 29 January 2015

12 Tags of 2015

Good morning all.

Looks like we've missed the snow again, we had a couple of flurries yesterday but not enough to lie...would love to see a nice covering in the garden for the dog to play in!

Decided I would try and join in with the Tim Holz 12 tags of 2015 this year so scraping in at the last minute with one for January.

I didn't have everything needed to make the tag so there is a fair bit of improvisation here. I stamped some plain tissue with some new TH stamps to make the background, then used a bit of acrylic paint which was left over on my craft mat from yesterday's ATC. I used a new vintage photo spray stain once dry. Numbers are foam ones from my scrapbook drawer. I typed up my own words...this was the point I realized the printer wasn't working but finally managed to print with blue ink. Once the words were in place I distressed them with black soot then gave the tag a spray with picket fence spray stain. Numbers were glued in place along with a few bits found the bits boxes, gave it a spray with gold Cosmic Shimmer and added the ribbon.

I think the school report would read could do better...hopefully by December I'll improve.

Challenges entered:
12 tags of 2015 - January
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - anything but a card
Mixed Media Mojo - New twist 15


  1. Grungy. Cool. And FAB! You sure know how to improvise well, my friend.

  2. Great tag Carol, I have played a long a couple of times in the past but always seem to lose track of time, orders come first, boo!
    Love all the little sentiments on this tag and the glittery 5.

    Hugs Erika. x

  3. This is gorgeous Carol, such a fabulous design and I love the wording.
    Sue xx

  4. This looks fabulous Carol. We had some snow last night but it didn't last but it comes down in quite a fury right now so I think we might not be quite so lucky this time. Hugs Christine xx

  5. Great tag!! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo this month!

  6. A fabulous tag Carol, lovely colours and textured background.

  7. This is fabulous Carol, love the design. We have had a fair bit of snow here and it has stuck too.
    Linda xxxx

  8. Great tag Carol,I like the 'vintage' look to it too. We had a little snow here but all going now I think ;) Viv xx

  9. Great job I think carol, lovely design. We have had a scattering, my dogs love it so funny watching them scurry about in it. carolxx

  10. Fab tag Carol huggles Sue xx

  11. this is awesome Carol - so glad you're joining in too this year - you'll love it! Big hugs rachel xx

  12. So fun to see your tag! Great job, wonderful color! Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

  13. A great tag Carol love the colours and texture. Our snow was washed away in half an hour! Susan x

  14. Fabulous tag Carol such a great design, love the colours and lettering I bet it feels lovely to the touch as well, super make.
    lorraine x

  15. It's fabulous Carol! I am hoping to get one made tonight to enter into TH's challenge but as I've been rough I'm not sure if I have enough time to do it or can sit up long enough lol!
    So happy that I'm not the only one who feels a bit out of my depth with my MM creations and just like you I am hoping that it gets better with practice - a lot more practice is required me thinks lol. Right off to play a little and see if I can make my own take on Tim's glorious tag Karen xx

  16. Wonderful Tag Carol xx

  17. Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Cards Challenges!
    Monica - DT

  18. Love that you had to think outside the box due to not having the supplies. I joined in the 12 tags this year as well and had to improvise as well. You did an awesome job and I really like that you created your own chit chat stickers. Sweet! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki DT

  19. A super tag with good words for 2015! Many thanks to join in Crafty Ribbons Challenge and good luck from Christelle DT


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