Friday 31 August 2012

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything but a Card

This week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, we're challenging you to make:

'Anything but a Card'
(Tags, Giftbags/boxes, Gifts...anything really...just don't forget the stampin'!)

There's no sponsor this week, but there will be a surprise package for the lucky winner!

I've made some tags...I'm usually well prepared with my cards, but never seem to remember to make the gift tags in advance! I was inspired by these fabulous tags by Penny Black designer Jenyfur Pohl...and totally CASED them for some simple elegant tags. I inked plain manilla tags using various Distress Inks, then stamped some of my favourite 'non-cute' Penny Black stamps over the top, adding a sentiment, and a sprinkling of snowflakes - I'll list the colours/stamps under the individual photos of each tag.

Here are some close-ups:

Inks: Stormy Sky; Faded Jeans; Chipped Saphire; & Tea Dye
Stamps: 'Snow Dust' (Penny Black); 'Merry Christmas' (Penny Black); 'Snowflakes' (Hero Arts); & flourish from 'North Country' set (Prima)

Inks: Evergreen Bough; Pine Needles; Iced Spruce; & Tea Dye
Stamps: 'Before the Snow' (Penny Black); sentiment from 'North Country' set (Prima); & 'Snowflakes' (Hero Arts)

Inks: Scattered Straw; Wild Honey; Spiced Marmalade; & Tea Dye
Stamps: 'Holly & Globe'; sentiment (Paper Make-Up); &'Snowflakes' (Hero Arts)

I'm also entering these tags into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.


After I published this post, I noticed that this is my 1500th's a lot of blogging! It's also my blog's 4th birthday in a few days watch out for some celebratory candy coming this way!


Claire said...

These are gorgeous tags, love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Sarah said...

These are beautiful Helen, gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our It's a Gift challenge x

Hlora said...

Тhis is just exquisite, is elegantly adorable.

have a wonderful weekend!

Sandra H said...

Wow Helen, Your tags are gorgeous and so elegant looking x

brenda said...

Really fabulous gift tags Helen and great inking and stamping.

Thanks so much for joining in my 'It's a Gift' theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Elizabeth said...

Your tags are lovely and so useful - love the inking and stamping. Elizabeth

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful tags!! Fabulous work!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Kat said...

Beautiful tags Helen. I never think about doing tags in advance either!

Kat xx

Mel X said...

Hi Helen, just getting back into the swing of blogging again so hopping about and seeing all my old buddies.

Gorgeous tags!! You've tempted me try some distress inks - I don't have any but I worry I won't know where to start/what to do with them.

Hope your well chuck.

Mel X

Mynn xx said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS tags, Helen! LOVE the non-traditional colors you chose and I adore the stamps, too! :)

МамаФиалка said...

very nice

Heather said...

These tags are so beautiful! I don't usually make gift tags, but after seeing these, I just might start. : )