Saturday 26 November 2016

25 Days of Tags, plus one!

Good morning all.
As many of you know the fabulous Tracey McNeely has been hosting her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year. Now I know that 25 days are up but due to a mix up in communication STAMPlorations was missed off the sponsor's list so Tracey added on an extra day for us!

To start, I die cut my tag from a set of Sizzix thinlets tag dies and the tiny reinforcer from my Marianne tag die set. I didn't want to use the tag from there as it has a distressed edge to it.
After stamping the small snowflakes on my tag  and embossing them in white EP, I inked it with a mixture of Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean DI, creating a halo effect around the candles. These I stamped and embossed with gold EP, then washed in some DI in Pine Needles, Festive Berries and Old Paper, with just a touch of Mustard Seed for the flames and flowers. I fussy cut the candles and mounted then at the bottom of the tag. The sentiment from Christmas Candles was stamped and embossed in gold and a butcher's twine string attached to complete.

There are prizes! You can win at 25 Days: Here are the details, from Tracey:
Prizes will be drawn from the comments on the posts each day, the posts of any or all of my guests and through participation in this link up! The rules for participating are simple, you MUST create a Christmas tag inspired by a tag you see during the event and you MUST state in your post the day and the tag you were inspired by.  

To keep it fair for everyone, only one comment per post please. You may however create as many tags as you would like as long as you follow the rules. The more you hop along and comment and the more you participate the more chances you have of winning! This year I will keep the link up open until one week after the event is over to give you time to finish up. The linky will close December 2, 2016 at 12:00 am (EST)! Prizes will be announced on December 9th here on my blog.

I'm also joining in over at -

I took inspiration from the dark blue tag and contrasting snowflakes and the rustic string cord.

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  1. Hi Julie this is a stunning tag I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. GORGEOUS tag Jules! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘TAGS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. Very pretty. Love the look of the soft glow behind the pretty candles.

  4. Hello, we never met , but now is the first time !
    Love your tag !!!!
    Ineke X

  5. Love the deep blue.
    the snowflakes around the candle
    are so pretty. The glow from
    the candle is very warming.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. So pretty! Great to have you play with us at MCV! Come back next week, too!

  7. Love the sponged background and the warmth from your candles! So glad you joined us at MCV this week, Julie!

  8. I love the snowflakes against that beautiful blue background . Gorgeous tag and perfect to grace any gift! Thanks for joining us for the "Tags" challenge at Dies R Us!

  9. So beautiful!! Love that dark blue with the snowflakes... and the candle centerpiece is gorgeous!

  10. Prachtige tag mooi kleur papier heb je gebruikt.
    Groetjes Gerrie


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