Sunday, 2 December 2012

Advent is here!

It is Advent and time for lots of Christmas preparation and fun.  Yesterday we went to the Kelham Island Victorian Market and had a wonderful time pottering round the little stalls...I didn't buy much, but did very much enjoy looking.  Then today we met up with my brother and his family in Milton Keynes (about half-way between both of our houses) and the boys had a fantastic time playing together at the huge indoor play area there while the grown ups had a wonderful catch up session. A wonderful start to Advent.
It is also time for another Quirky Crafts challenge, this time set by Diane, which is Christmas tags.  I went for simple tags that can be used for presents. They are all one layer, printed out on the printer, cut to size, coloured with promarkers and then edged with distress inks, and finished off with Christmas ribbon which was curled using scissors. This first set of three used our sponsors, Paper Pretties, digital images: 'wrapped up Rudolph', 'Oh tiny tree' and 'Claus'. The sentiment was also from Paper Pretties, and round the edge I stamped some Holly leaves (a freebie stamp from a magazine). I am entering these into Stampavies 'Anything but not a square', Pixie Dust's 'Winter holiday creations' and Fussy & Fancy's 'I love Christmas' challenge.
The second set were made in exactly the same way using our second sponsor's, Doodle Dragon Studio's, images coloured with promarkers and highlighted using pearlescent glue. The blue distress ink was highlighted with silver snowflake stamps (Hero Arts) and edged with silver ink (not sure how well the silver shows up in this photo mind you!). I am entering these into the Simon Says stamp 'Anything goes and CTT 'snowflakes' challenges.  That is all from me for now.  Have a lovely week everyone.


Rica said...

Such fabulous tags, wonderful designs and great detailing. Each of your images are adorable.

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Sazzle said...

Caro I love your gift tags and my favourite has to be the cute bird with the Santa hat on :-)

Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "I Love Christmas" challenge - good luck

xx Happy crafting and glittery seasonal hugs xx


Mandy said...

Gorgeous tags Caro, every image is so cute and your colouring is fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx