Sunday, November 15, 2015

Day Twelve ... Twelve Tags of Christmas



Hi everyone.  Welcome to Day Twelve ... the final day of the Twelve Tags of Christmas event.

I'm a little sad it's coming to an end.  It's been so much fun sharing my tags with you over the past twelve days.  And I am so thankful to my Guest Designers.  Their tags have all been amazing and I appreciate them taking the time to help me with this event.  A big thank you and virtual warm hug to each and every one of my fabulous Guest Designers!

I'm here with my last Mixed Media Christmas tag for the event ... along with THREE fabulous tags made by my wonderful Guest Designers.  We hope that you'll come join us by linking up your own tag below.  The link-up will remain open for another week to give participants lots of time to make a tag and join in.  Hope to see you in gallery!! :)


Loll

Background is smooshed inka gold, over stamped in gold with a mixed media background stamp.  Gold paint was added to clear embossing gel and stenciled in a harlequin design.  Small strips of green glitter paper in different widths are added at the bottom.  The wreath is made with pine sprig die-cuts out of more green glitter paper, and the Merry is die-cut from Inka Gold sponged card stock.


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Guest Designers


Welcome to Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).  Bonnie and I  are team mates at Happy Little Stampers, designing cards for the CAS challenge as well as for the new line of stamps.  Bonnie is an extremely talented card artist making mostly CAS designs.  But she is flexing her creative muscles and joining me again this year with an amazing mixed media tag. Make sure to check out Bonnie's blog to see how she made the gorgeous tag below.

Bonnie

Ohhh ... I LOVE all the shine from this tag filled with gold deliciousness!  Thank you Bonnie! xx


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I'm also joined today by Ingrid (Ingrid's Crafts Corner).  Ingrid is so talented and I have learned a lot from her.  She experiments with lots of different mixed media products and freely shares her knowledge on her blog.  She is also a designer for "Simply Cards and Papercraft" magazine.  Check out Ingrid's blog to get all the details on how she made this amazing tag!


This is so beautiful Ingrid!  I love all the texture and sparkle of your background .. and your poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous!  Thank you so much!! xx


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And now for the final tag.  This beautiful creation is from my friend, Pamellia (My Little Craft Things).  Isn't it amazing??!!  Pamellia makes the most gorgeous layered creations.  Every detail is so well thought out and perfectly done.  Not only does she make beautiful cards, tags, and sculptures ... but she also makes a lot of her own mixed media products and freely shares her "recipes" on her blog for her embossing pastes and more.  She has just ventured into making video tutorials, so check out Pamellia's Channel on YouTube --- you'll be glad you did.  You'll find all the details for Pamellia's stunning tag on her blog.

Pamellia


LOVE the soft, delicate blue background paired with your white accents and then dramatic edging of black ... WOW!!  Thanks Pamellia!  xx

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Meet the Judge ---




My son Jeremy is back as judge again this year.  He has a degree in Visual Arts and a Master of Arts Education.  Jer is one of my biggest supporters for my card making and encourages me to try new things. :)  He is also one of my best "customers" :) ... making sure to call "dibs" on any of my cards that he is particularly drawn to. :)

Jer is looking forward to going through all the incredible tag entries we've had this year and picking his favourites.  Thanks so much Jer!! xx

The winners will be posted on Nov. 29th on this blog. There's still lots of time to enter as the link will remain open until Nov. 22. :)

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I want to thank you for joining me for my Christmas Tag event.  I really appreciate those that took the time to share their wonderful tags ... they are all so creative! And thanks to those that left messages of support ... it means so much! :)

If you want to check out the whole selection of tags (mine, guest designers and entrants), check out the Twelve Tags of Christmas 2015 Pinterest board --- click HERE.

And again, a big thank you to all my Guest Designers --- Shirley, Karen B, Kathy, Jules, Kylie, Karen DMary, Marina, Karen M, Nancy S, Maria, Shery, Nancy L, Darnell, Julia, Lee-Anne, Linda, Vicki, Deepti, Jenny, Hazel, Susan, Bonnie, Ingrid, and Pamellia ... you all out-did yourself!  Each and every tag is unique, creative and inspiring ... you girls are the BEST!! :)

And thanks to Happy Little Stampers and Dee's Artsy Impressions ... for donating the random draw prizes.



          
    









38 comments:

  1. Dear Loll, thank you for organising this event full of inspiration! That was real fun to play along :)

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  2. Loll, wow I am in love. This last tag is just perfect. I so have to get some of this Inca gold, I can see why you love it. Now back to the tag, the gold and that green work perfectly, I love every layer of gold and sparkly green. I cant thank you enough or the inspiration you have given me in my venture into tags. And your guest designers have all been amazing. I cant get over this last collection, it makes me wish I could do the same. Each one I looked at has so many wonderful elements.
    I also have a on that loves what I do and will ask for particular cards that he wants to keep for himself and always so full of praise for what I do. It is a lovely feeling isnt it.

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  3. Thank you for your kind words and thank for another wonderful event! There are so many amazing entries I do not envy your son's job!
    Your tag is once again so gorgeous! I love your smooshing technique!
    Wonderful tags from Bonnie & Pamellia! Big hugs to you all!
    Ingrid xx

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  4. You certainly did save the best for last, Loll! This is even more amazing than all the other gorgeous tags you have done! Thank you for all the inspiration, my friend. I am certainly having fun with these tags! xoxo

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  5. Absolutely stunning. I have loved the extravaganza, learnt lots and been incredibly inspired. Thank you for organizing it and your guest designers have been fabulous, unique and jaw dropping. Don't want to say you left the best to last as they've all been fabulous but......I am x

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  6. Congratulations on an amazing tag event. There was never any doubt! xx

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  7. Oh Loll I can't believe your 12 tags event has finished. ....it's been amazing and thank you so much for inviting me to become a GD for you. There have been so many stunning tags that Jer is going to have a hard time choosing one! Wish him luck ........

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  8. I'm so sad we've reached the end - fab makes, love your colour scheme today, Loll.

    Best wishes to the judge for the difficult job ahead of him

    Kathyk

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  9. You've finished with the same gusto you started with and more stunningly gorgeous tags, Lolly! I'm delighted Jer is judging again - better him than me! I wish him good luck, he will need it! (Check his pockets, cuz if I were him, I'd secretly have a coin in my pocket for flipping!) Thanks again for asking me to join in as a Guest Designer this year. It was quite a thrill to be in the company of these talented designers!! Hugs, Dolly

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  10. OMG Loll, your Tag Event has been So Inspiring and popular this year :-) Already I'm looking forward to next year! What a tough decision for Jer choosing the winner.
    Your last Tag is absolutely Golden my friend. TFS your details. And...3 more fabulous tags filled with layers of beautiful mixed media :-) I am off to check out their details.

    A Big thank.you again Loll for supporting Mixed Media creativity. You are Amazing my dear friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  11. Loll, they are all so wonderful! He has his work cut out for him!

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  12. What a wonderful, grand finale, Loll! Your tag is SO beautiful, especially with all the gold in your background! The sparkly green looks fabulous with this. WOW on the guest designer tags today! Just WOW ladies! How sad to see if finished and happy to see the success of your event. I wish Jeremy a lot of luck choosing from this incredible collection of talent!

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  13. What a lovely final day! Loll, your card is so beautiful in the green and gold - love the harlequin background and all the green sparkle! And three fabulous GDs to end off with! Lots of wonderful entries so far! What a great success!

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  14. Another feast for the eyes today Loll! All of today's tags are fantastic, and yes, it is sad that it is coming to an end, as I have really enjoyed myself! Have a great upcoming weekend my friend! Hazel xx

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  15. fatanstic tags once more!! I am sad it is over :(((

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  16. Gorgeous tags, every single last one! Your son is going to have a job picking a winner from the entries! I will have to play catch up visiting all your blogs; I just found out about this through Pamellia's blog.

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  17. Wow! So much inspiration here, Loll! What fun to look through all these amazing tags! Good luck to your sweet son for doing the judging. He's got his work cut our for him. They're all winners in my book!!

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  18. Well you definitely saved the best for last Loll, a stunning quartet of tags from you all today. Carol x

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  19. Wow Loll, you really made me blush! It was such an honour to be asked to design with you and so many other talented artists, I was thrilled to be included! Thank you so much for your kind words and for all the work you put into this fabulous event! Your tag is just brilliant, as is the ones designed by Ingrid and Bonnie. Just spectacular tags from everyone!!

    So many gorgeous tags by the entries as well, my best wishes to Jeremy as he tries to choose winners from that amazing selection!! Big hugs and see you soon :)

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  20. All of the tags are just stunning! So gorgeous. Yours is lovely, amazing wreath and love the stenciling! Thanks so much for sharing at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!~kim

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  21. Great tags today -- love all that gold goodness!!

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  22. Goodness the beautiful tags just keep coming! Love your gold and green tag with the beautiful wreath and lovely bow! What a wonderful 12 days of inspiration - thank you again Loll, for asking me to join in with you again this year! Julia xx

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  23. A jaw dropping beauty, Loll! Your background on this tag is gorgeous and I love how you added texture with the wreath and sparkly strips along the bottom! So much lovely inspiration today, too!

    Thank you so much for organizing such a great tag challenge, Loll! It's been so much fun to stop by each day to see what you and your friend's have created, and I can't wait to see which tags your son chooses for the winners!

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  24. Yet another master piece, I love the wreath you created :) I can't believe the days have gone so fast and the event is over but by the looks of it... This turned out to be a super hit! So glad I was a part of this event :)

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  25. Loll, love the green and gold combo! Another elegant beauty! I've enjoyed each and every day...and judging by the number of participants so has everyone else! Congrats on your success! And thank you for including me...it's been a blast!

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  26. What beautiful tags Loll and you finished with a positively gorgeous tag in that green and gold. They have all been so varied and your guests have been equally fantastic. I'm sorry I have failed to keep pace with your daily beauties but have looked back and am stunned at all the varied and fabulous designs there are. Thank you for the all the great inspiration you have given us and I don't envy your son Jer having to find his favourites out of all these wonderful tags. x

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  27. What a stunning finale, Loll ... such gorgeous tags from you and your guests! Thank you for all the inspiration during the last 12 days ... I may not have had chance to make use of all the yummy ideas yet, but it's been fantastic to see them all! Hugs, Anita :)

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  28. Thank you for hostessing such a wonderful tag filled exhibition, Loll. I know how much work goes into each and every tag, and everyone did such a fantastic job.

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  29. Thank you Loll, I thoroughly enjoyed playing along with your tag challenge --- loads and loads of fabulous tags by yourself and guests and all those playing along - I'd love to CASE everyone of them...just time restraints - excellent twelve days. Robyn

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  30. Saved the best for last, you did, my friend! Those are amazingly gorgeous, shimmery, sparkly Christmas tags! Congratulations on another great tag event!

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  31. Beautiful, elegant tags Loll! Good luck to the judge! :D

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  32. The is really was a fun event! Hope you'll have it next year. Thanks so much for all the inspiration. What a great group of GD!

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  33. This is such a superb fun! Such Inspirational creation with lot of varieties here! All are the master pieces! Thanks for the fun challenge!

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  34. I'm just joining in for fun, Lolly! Congratulations again for this wonderful event participation and thank you for this gallery of amazing tags!! Hugs, Dolly

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  35. What a finish, Loll! These are all fabulous. I love that shade of green with the gold, so elegant. Thank you once again for inviting me back, I thoroughly enjoyed being part of it and have loved seeing everybody's creations. There are some fabulous entries in the gallery and I don't envy Jer having judge them!

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  36. Such a fun event and than you for having this tag-eriffic fun time! Everyone's tags are amazing and so festive! Happy to be able to join in the fun as well!

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  37. Loll, your tags are unbeatable! I love every one of them. But the offers ladies DG also are beautiful. Today also saw all the tags with the challenges and found them to be wonderful. Each of the ladies gave part of his heart in the creation of these works.
    Thank you for joining the challenges of the November HLS :-)
    hugs,
    BozenA DT HLS

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  38. gorgeous tags, love them all such stunning work from all the designers xx

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