Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Make It A Tag!

Since it was my turn to host at Frilly and Funkie, I decided to go with the theme of "Make It A Tag" in the spirit of Christmas, Holiday Season or Winter!  The Frilly DT have already had a go at this and now the Funkie DT is showing off their tags, so go have a look for great inspiration and join in all the festive fun!  There is a $25.00 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique, which is redeemable once Linda reopens the store and a chance to display the winner's badge!  This is the last challenge of the year and I sure hope to see you there! 
 
I started out with Tim's, December 12 Tags of 2012 in mind and went with the tag in which he used the Poinsettia die, which I absolutely love!  Well after I finished with that, I thought I better do the other tag!  No extra time available, as I still have Christmas shopping, but could not resist!  For tag #1,  I pretty much followed Tim's instructions.  I used a smaller tag, so die cut the ticket, inked it up and stamped with black Archival.  This was mounted on the Christmas Kraft resist, which I colored in the holly leaves and berries using an applicator.  I colored the belt and harness on the reindeer using Metallic stain.  This tag was made for my DT project at Frilly and Funkie, but like I said, I could not resist making the second tag!!
Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 - Done
 
Tag #2 is for CC2C #33 and Linda has us getting sticky with "Tissue Tape" on page 36 of Tim's book and Simon Says Stamp is the sponsor with a $25.00 gift certificate.  Can't tell you about the technique, but I can tell you to buy the book and for the snowman stamped on the ornament, Tim covers that quite nicely on his blog!  I can tell you that I used quite a bit of "Broken China" (ink, marker and stain) on my collaged tissue tape background and snowman!  Oh I almost went blind coloring in that tiny little hat!  This tag with "Joy" in mind will also be linked up to the "Inspiration Journal" for the "Joyful Creations" challenge.
On a personal note!  I have to get moving on Christmas and did finish the last of my cards, which need to be mailed by tomorrow!  I went to Portland, OR for only a few days.  We had decided that the pets are getting too old to leave with others, so hubby stayed home!  To make a long story short, that old bird of mine must have pouted and did not eat hardly at all!  He seemed a little mopey when I returned, but by morning my hubby told me it did not look good!  It did not look good at all!  I spent the entire Wednesday holding this old bird, Fred and believed he would pass.  Birds don't lay down.  It took a few days and he got a little better and now he is back to where he was.  One more day and I am sure he would not have made it, but I am happy he will be here for another Christmas! 

With this being such a busy time of year, I am even more thankful that you would take the time to visit me and comment!  I wish you all a Merry Christmas and the best of the holiday season!

Distress Stains - Metallics Pewter and Brass, Barn Door, Broken China
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Broken China
Distress Markers - Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Broken China,    

37 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Your tags are gorgeous Terry, I love that poinsettia! Sorry to hear your bird missed you so much, I hope he continues to improve and fully recovers.

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous tags..wishing you a wonderful Christmas xx hugs trace x

Sherry said...

Aww, your poor little bird - glad he's back on track now x

Fabulous tags Terry, they both look great. I was really struggling what to do with my Christmas cards so glad Tim came to the rescue - he's such wonderful inspiration xx

Jingle said...

These are awesome tags! Gorgeous

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your tags are beautiful, Terry. Love the pinky red you have achieved. Sorry your old bird missed you so much,

Lucy x

Carol said...

Awe poor Birdie, but glad he perked up. Beautiful tags!

Sandi McLean said...

ahhh so happy that your bird recovered. Love your tags - the poinsettia die and Tim's tag is one of my favs and yours is gorgeous! Have a lovely holiday. Hugs, Sandi

lynne said...

Terry
You always use such products to the highest level, gorgeous, gorgeous tags.
What a relief that he is feeling better each day. He looks so fragile the way he is cozied up there.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Terry, these are gorgeous! Who knew the blueprint stamps fit just right on the ornament die!?!?! Love that stacked poinsettia and all your details. Glad to hear Fred is on the mend!

Jan Hennings said...

Such a beautiful bird :) Happy he is feeling better :) Love the collection of tags :)

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beatiful and greta tags Terry.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

Greetings Janny

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tags Terry ! So glad your little bird has recovered. Sue C x

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh Terry, Your bird must be very attached to you. So glad you got home when you did! He must be too!!! So happy to hear he's doing better!
Beautiful tags as usual!
Hugs Lynn

Sandra said...

Love your tags, Terry! Stunning creations! So happy to hear Fred is well again! Hugs, Sandra

Netty said...

You must have been worried sick about your dear bird, I hope he continues to improve Terry.
Loving both of your awesome tags, they are magic.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year, hugs Annette xx

wwilloww said...

Your tags are gorgeous but the real beauty is the tenderness shared with Fred. I am so glad he is okay!!! My prayer is a happy, healthy holiday season and new year for all of us and our older friends, 2-legged and 4-legged.

butterfly said...

Absolute stunners, Terry! Wonderful takes on Tim's tags (shh... think I like them better) - especially the snowman with that wonderful musical background - gorgeous, gorgeous!
Alison x

Michele said...

gorgeous work once again Terry! and so glad your sweet little bird rallied. take good care and happy christmas. xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous tags- love the flower- fab! And loving the snowman- love the image in the ornament shape. You make amazing tags!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my Terry those tags are just divine. I love the red and brown with the poinsettia, so rich and warm and complemented beautifully with the cool snowman tag. Gorgeous work.
Big bird sure did miss you didn't he, but I am so glad he has perked up again.
Hugs Brenda xox

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tags. Fred looks so cosy, hope he is on the mend.
Yvonne

Linda R said...

Your tags looks amazing. Not a detail missed. Your bird looks so comfy there.. So glad he is feeling better.

Hugs~

Ira Huberts said...

Such marvellous tags Terry, they´re extremely good looking and that deer brad is exquisite, never seen it before! Thank you for being such a caring person, how wonderful the bird improved, thanks to your loving care! Hugs, Ira x
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Buttons said...

Such beautifully completed tags Terry. These are definitely some of the nicest takes on Tim's I've seen. Glad your lovely bird is improving with you back. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, hugs Jenny x

Anita Houston said...

Both of these are absolutely gorgeous Terry!!! The tag on the card is wonderful idea! Your poinsettia is uber gorgeous!!! Loved working with you! You are FULL of talent!!! Sorry about your sick feathered friend! You are one good pet owner!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful tags, love all the details. That reminds me on the 2 tags still on my to-do-list.

Sharon said...

Stunning!

Karin said...

beautiful tags! and im glad that your birds is a bit better now! Happy christmas and a healthy and creative 2013! Greetings Karin

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Gorgeous pieces Terry! I am happy the bird is feeling better. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to more of your beautiful art in 2013!

Your Pea Friend! ;)

Nancy

Electra said...

I love your tags Terry, but then I always do. And it's wonderful that Fred has come around. I hope the coming year brings you love and joy!

Beth said...

Terry I am so glad Fred is okay, what kind of bird is it? Belated Merry Christmas and what gorgeous tags.
Hugs

Winnie said...

Congratulations on your win! I love how you used the die to frame your stamp. Such a great idea. I hope your bird is feeling better! Happy New Year!

Moira said...
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Moira said...

Beautiful!!

Congrats on your Tim win!!

Linda said...

Great take on Tim's tags. Congrats on you win this month. xx

Lisa said...

I've missed visiting...your work is lovely as always! Glad to hear your bird was doing better -- hope its good health continues.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Congratulations!

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