Monday, 19 December 2011

Seasonal Tags

Good morning everyone on a cold and frosty day. Hope your Christmas preparations are now in full swing. Mine are finally getting there as we put the decorations up over the weekend and my girls did the tree so the house is looking a bit more festive. I now have to make a start on the dreaded h.......k to make the house ready for visitors - not looking forward to doing this!
I'm here today with the final challenge for 2011 over at Make My Monday and continuing with the Seasonal theme, this week we would like to see a Tag. This could be just a tag as I have done or something with a tag on it - the choice is yours.

Apologies for the slightly chopped looking pic, I had to use the scanner because the light was really bad.
My tag was inked up with Old Paper, Bundled Sage and Shabby Shutters Distress inks and I then stamped on an Artemio text with Forest Moss DI. I embossed the background with clear embossing powder.
I then used a small Penny Black music score stamp (Clearly in love stamp set) in black ink on buff card, stamping repeatedly to form a background. I tore this out and adhered to the tag. I added a small scrap of antique gold card left over from die cutting a scalloped rectangle.
I finished off with a die cut bird (Marianne Designs) cut out of kraft card and then inked with Distress inks to turn him into a robin. I felt he needed an eye too so added one with a fine black Sharpie pen.

Full details of the challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team can be found over at the Challenge Blog.

Challenges for my tag:
Gingerloft - Winter or Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Things With Wings

Have a great week and just a quick note that this post is number 499 so there might be some Candy in the pipeline soon!
Hugs, Fliss xx


  1. A very festive and fabulous tag Fliss. Good luck with the housework.

  2. Lovely tag! Take it easy with the preparations! Hugs, Valerie

  3. A beautiful Christmas tag Fliss - love the Artemio text and the beautiful bird and branch die.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas - hugs, Sylvia xx

  4. Smashing tag Fliss, Happy Holidays, x

  5. Cold adn frosty here as well Fliss, but now it's rain !!

    Another fab tag.

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and thank you for your blogland friendship in 2011 which I really do appreciate.

    B x

  6. Love your tag Fliss, the little bird looks so expectant!
    Val x

  7. A really lovely tag Fliss. Wishing you a peaceful and wonderful Christms. Hugs Caz

  8. A fabulous tag Fliss, perfect and ready to be added onto any Christmas parcel.
    Sorry I haven't been around, work has taken over my life at the moment, but I am now off until the new year.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  9. Gorgeous tag, Fliss!

    Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I love your work :-)

    Beth. xxx

  10. Hi Fliss, just popped over to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year. Love your tag...

  11. Oh, how pretty! LOVE that little birdie--so fabulously colored with a red breast! :) Your tree limb is gorgeous, too--and I really like your use of the music! :) I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! :)

  12. oh what a lovely tag.Love how you've coloured up the bird so beautifully to make him a robin.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  13. Such a beautiful tag....I love that die:)
    Sue xx

  14. Such a beautiful tag, love the little bird.
    A Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  15. OMGosh this is so very pretty, the image is adorable and its beautifully coloured, its just perfect for our Things With Wings Challenges this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget CYP GDT

  16. Beautiful Festive Tag Fliss xoxo

  17. that's gorgeous, Fliss! I love the colours and that robin is so lovely!

  18. Hello lovelie, I just wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and fab new year, take care, hugs, Em.x

  19. Brilliant Tag Fliss, love the little bird. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Irene x

  20. Gorgeous tag :o) thank you for joining us at Gingerloft for our Christmas challenge. Good luck and Merry Christmas, Hugs


  21. Hi Fliss sorry I haven't been around much lately I do apologise. Hope all is well with you. Love your tag as ever beautifully crafted your little birdie is so lovely.


  22. Hi, thanks for your comment over on my blog. I love the musical background to your robin - can just imagine him trilling away! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!


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Fliss xx