Monday, November 05, 2018

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day One

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the 5th annual Twelve Tags of Christmas!

I'll be posting a tag made by me for the next twelve days,
along with a tag made each day by one of my talented twelve friends
joining me as Guest Designers.

We hope to inspire you to play along at the
final Twelve Tags Of Christmas tag event.

Please create a Mixed Media or CAS Mixed Media Christmas tag
and then join the challenge using the linky at the bottom.

For this challenge, requirements for "Mixed Media" are stamping, plus two mixed media elements (techniques or products).  The theme is Christmas.
Tags only please!

DATES for the challenge along with the RULES of the challenge are posted below and on the sidebar.

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Thanks for joining me for the first day of the final Twelve Tags of Christmas Event!
I have had so much fun sharing my Christmas tags
with you over the past five years!
And I've been blessed to have so many wonderful friends provide
amazing inspiration for the event as well.
Thank you to everyone!!

Let's get started with today's tags ...

Below my tag I have listed the techniques and products I've used.  Every tag starts being cut from Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series) and die-cut with a Pinpoint Main Street Tag Die (Poppy Stamps).

   If you want more information, please email me using the
 email contact form in the sidebar.
Susan's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Techniques:  Stencil monoprint, tearing, sponging, stamping and spraying
Products:  Lindy's Magicals (blue and green), Snowflake stencil (Paper Artsy), water mister, Snowman die (gift from my friend Colleen --- Thanks Col!!), sponge, Distress Inks, Sheer Shimmer spray, sentiment stamp (Season's Gifts - Penny Black), crinkle ribbon 

(Cardmaker's Garret)
Click HERE to be redirected to Susan's blog.
There you'll find out all the details on how she made this sweet tag!
I know she would love to hear from you, so please
leave her some love on her blog.

Thank you!

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Challenges Dates:

  • Inspiration Tags posted Nov. 5 - 16
  • Linky open for entries Nov. 5 - 23
  • Top Tags posted Nov. 30

  • Make a Mixed Media or CAS Mixed Media Christmas tag (include stamping plus 2 mixed media elements)
  • Include a link to Twelve Tags challenge in your write-up
  • Add your entry with the linky tool
  • Enter as many times as you'd like, new entries only please

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Winning Tag - $50 Gift Certificate for Simon Says Stamp
Random Draw + Top Three Tags - $25 Gift Certificate each
for Simon Says Stamp


nancy littrell said...

Hurray...the Christmas Tag Fun has begun! I have loved playing in and Guest Designing for all 5 of your awesome Twelve Tags of Christmas Events, Loll. Thank you so much for all the inspiration, my friend.

I LOVE your sweet snowman and gorgeous mixed media background with plenty of glittery sparkle. All perfect for your Christmas season Tag.

I love Susan's beautiful bird design for her tag too.

Thank you girls for sharing your beauties. Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

Whoo Hoo!! Let the fun begin ...... I'm so excited to see the 12 Tags Event underway again.
It's been an absolute pleasure sharing in all the fun and also being a Guest Designer. Thank you so much for all your hard work and fabulous inspiration.

Love the first two tags ..... your snowman is just adorable Loll, and I love Susan's little bird. What an amazing start to this year's event xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous mixed media tag Loll. That cute snowman die is adorable. He looks like he is having fun and is saying' let the fun begin'. Wonderful background and yes let's be merry X
Susan's card is wonderful and so beautiful X
Thank you for the honour of being one of your guest designers for this fun challenge. I am thrilled X
Sorry to hear it is your last one but what amazing inspiration you and your creative friends have given us over the years.
Very generous prizes too Loll X

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE your tag! The colours are amazing - so pretty. Love the matching ribbon in the second tag, too - beautiful.

Cath x

Nstiz said...

Your background is amazing, Loll! Those colors are fabulous! Every time I see you use these magicals I try and resist buying them. Love that adorable die cut snowman too!

Darnell said...

Wonderful to have you do this challenge for tags once more, Lolly! Your tag is joy personified with that deliriously happy snowman and big fat snowflakes! Let's be merry, is PERFECT! And I love Susan's classic tag, super elegant and dimensional!! Love, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I'm so happy to see you running the tag event, there are always so many amazing tags that get posted.
He's an adorable little snow man,and i love those beautiful colours from your Lindy's magicals :)

Robyn Oliver said...

I've totally loved and been inspired with your twelve tags of Christmas event, Loll and I'm sad to know that it will be the last - let's all make it a 'grand festive show'. Love your snowman - lots of element there and Susan's tag too - now for some tag playing.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I'm excited to see you holding Twelve Tag of Christmas again this year, Loll! You've run this for Big 5 years - what a wonderful achievement! I'm sure this event inspired so many card/tag makers (including me!) Thank you!
Gorgeous Magical blue/green background! The snowman is full of joy and happiness! Perfect tag to start this year's TT of C!
Hideko xx

Jane said...

I'm a first timer here, I love Christmas and this sounds such a fun challenge. Great mixed media tags xx

Marcia Hill said...

You know how I feel about Magicals, so you know I absolutely LOVE your tag Loll!! The shimmer of the blues and greens with the snowflakes create such a wonderful backdrop for your oh so cute snowman...welcome Winter and the start of the Tag Event!! I too am sorry to hear that it will be the final one, but I know even though it's a labor of love for you, it's still a LOT of work! I was so thrilled last year to join in along with you and the other GD, and am thrilled to be tagging along with you again this year too...such an honor!! Here's to hoping this is the best year yet!! :0)

Bunny said...

Lovely tags. Looks like it's gonna be fun! [Bunny]

Bonnie said...

What a delightful way to kick off your tag event, Loll! Love this snowman and the monoprint snowy sky is perfect to show him off!

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning mixed media background, Loll! I love how you have created texture and dimension with your techniques and your die cut snowman is so cute! Susan's little bird is so sweet, too...You're off to a great start :)

Sue said...

I love the beautiful background and colours, Loll, fab-u-lous tag!!

Maria said...

Super lovely background and such a sweet fun snowman! And, topped with lovely blue ribbon! Fab tag, Loll!!

akmoose said...

Oh my Gosh!! just love that snowman! I have it and always have trouble using it. Thanks for the inspiration. He is such a happy little fellow!!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful Magical background you created for this fun little snowman Loll! He is just loving the snow falling down and brings a smile to my face! And Susan's is so pretty with her sweet red bird and berries twig against the lovely snowfall! xx

Greta said...

Love the snowy background for your darling snowman tag, Loll! Susan's tag with the bird is beautiful! Hoping to get something entered for your last event!

swldebbie said...

Love your happy snowman tag - makes me smile. And Susan’s Christmas bird makes my red-loving heart happy, happy.

Jo said...

What a special background, love the subtle touch of green. Your snowman is one happy camper with those large snowflakes to shower him. The torn snow edge so smartly distress with some blue to ground your little guy. Another beauty! xx

Trina P. said...

Sorry for the delay, but just doing some catch up commenting today.
Congrats on 5 years, Loll! I’m sure it’s bitter sweet, and you’re starting off with a BANG! Your snowman is adorable against that beautiful blue monoprint background! xx

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Loll ... your joyful little snowman couldn't get much happier ... he's adorable against that wonderful snow filled, shimmery background! Susan's lovely bird pops beautifully against the snowy sky! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

What a sweet snowman Loll, and love the stencil wonderful monoprinted background using the Lindy's Magicals, and a pretty blue ribbon to finish which goes beautifully with the blue sentiment..gorgeous! Susan snowflake background is so bright and pretty too and love her cute little bird on the branch, and the chocolate coloured ribbon and sentiment complement the whole thing perfectly. x

Daria said...

Wonderful tags! I'm happy to see the 12 Tags of Christmas once again. Thank you for the event and sharing the tags.

BożenA said...

Such a sweet tag! Beautifully colored, rich background and sweet snowman. Another amazing tag! Loll, you're amazing that you've organized such an amazing challenge. I love your projects and your friends, they are so inspiring and so beautiful. This is another year when you are mobilizing us to create tags in the mix media technique. This is beyond my comfort zone, so all the more thanks for mobilization and inspiration. I hope you are well. Take care of yourself, my dear friend.

Pat said...

Hi Loll, I must have had a senior moment as I thought I had linked this up a couple of days ago and just came back to check that I actually did to find it not, linked now though. x

Aileen said...

Ive been struggling to comment on blogs as for some reason blogger has become incompatible with safari on my computer. I finally gave up and am using Chrome now for comments. I just tracked backwards through all your tags and just wanted to say they are all stunning, every one of them, each so individual, stunning and perfectly designed. Love them all Loll, the depth and colours wow.

Leanne said...

I'm sad this event has ended. Thought it bean on Dec 1st. All the best to those who entered.