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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!

10/24/2008

I hope I'm not too late!!!

To get my entry in on the "Tag You're It" challenge for this week! We were gone on vacation last week, and this week has been just crazy, but I finally got it done today, and I like it! The twist on this tag was that it had to have a Christmas tree on it. Here's my entry >>>


I apologize for the dingy pic, but while I try to take my pictures out in the sunshine, today there is no sun to be found! Oh, I know it's up there somewhere, but today it's hiding behind the clouds, wind and rain.

Anyway, I made a circle (#136 on my circle scissor) of the My Minds Eye Be Merry 'Frosty Flakes' paper, and backed it with a same sized circle of plain white cardstock for stability. I covered each of the snowflakes with Stickles to get a little bling going on the tag. When that was dry I added some brown inking around the outer edge.


The tree I cut freehand from green felt and put it on a lightweight cardstock scrap for a litle extra stability and machine stitched with red thread. The decorations are diamond Stickles dots.

The greeting was printed on my inkjet printer, trimmed and inked with brown ink. I punched a hole above the top of the tree and added a pretty bow from some WalMart wired ribbon. And voila! I had my tag finished.

I love this, and I think I'll use it on one of the goodie bags I make up at Christmastime. Each year I do all kinds of home baked goods that I take to family and friends, and this tag will be a special addition to a bag of goodies.

Everyone have a great weekend! Blessings, Becky

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Your tag is a combination of all my favourite things - a bit of fabric, a bit of stitching, traditional colours and that ribbon is just perfect for a Christmas tag!

Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge.

Dawne said...

lovely xx

Dawn said...

Brilliant take on the challenge - it's so beautiful and unique.
Gorgeous paper and your felt tree is wonderful.
Thanks for joining us this week and Good Luck for the prize draw

Dawn

Joanne said...

what a cute tag! Love it!

Carol said...

Wow what a gorgeous tag I love its originality - so chrismassy and that ribbon is fab, so luxurious. Thank you for playing along...

Audrey Pettit said...

Your tag is adorable! I really adore how you made the tree from felt, and the stitching is just the perfect touch for it. Love hand-crafted little items like that on projects!

Sam Morris said...

Not at all late, the challenges "run" from Friday to Friday but feel free to take part in any of them at any time as it's always great to see what people come up with!

Glad you found us too as this is fab! LOVE your tree and big bow :)

Kath said...

fabulous tag for the challenge and I just love that felt tree and the gorgeous ribbon - thanks for joining us at Tag You're it this week
Hugs
kath
xxxx

craftytrog said...

Fabulous! Love your little tree! xx