Monday, 3 December 2012

Time to use my stash!

The first week of December begins and the countdown to Christmas is now on!

I am nearly done with the Christmas cards. I am beginning to write them out to see how many are left to make. But I still need to make 2 calendars-a bit of a task as I do a different topper for each month and so far only about 4 months done!
CAS-ual Fridays 'tag' challenge this week enthused me to get going with all the pressie tags I need to make.

I decided to raid my stash of ribbons, card from last years Xmas cards, that I die cut into shapes and a bit of stamping! The tags are actually luggage tags from the pound shop! Pretty resourceful! And as I had one pressie to wrap for my Aunt I am seeing today I decided to match it to this.

First, here is the pressie with one of the tags:

I think I have to thank Lynn for sending me a video of how to tie ribbon bows as I am getting so much better (yes, I say this myself!!).

And as I was making this tag, I decided to get on with a few more. The stamp actually says 'you made the nice list' but difficult to see here.
I think the next lot of tags I make will be more stamping but these were fun to make and it is nice to do something a bit different now and then!

I will also enter them into the 'Anything Christmassy but a card' challenge at Totally Paper Crafts and  the ribbon challenge at Crafts and Me

Thanks for popping by x


  1. Love the rich colours! A very regal Christmas tag. The bow looks great. I think you've nailed it! Well done, Sandie.

  2. What a gorgeous set up tags Sandie. I love the stunning gold with the purple. And the bows are rocking! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. I love your card Sandie - gorgeous colour - fab tags too. - Jacqueline xx

  4. I adore the colours you have used in your projects. Lovely stunning creations. Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.


  5. Gorgeous tags, Sandie! The color combo is so rich and beautiful! Your aunt will love it! GREAT job on the ribbons, too! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. LOVE the beautiful colors--purple and gold would never have crossed my mind, but it is GORGEOUS! Wonderful pieces of artwork, Sandie! :)

  7. Brill tags. The purple and gold together is very rich and yummy. x

  8. Love the rich colours of your tags! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

  9. oh i love the bow on your card and your beautiful tags :)

    Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge on Stamp Your Life, hope to see you for our next challenge in January