Saturday, 29 December 2012

CHRISTMAS and TAG SWAP



All the Happiness of the Season to  my Tag Tuesday friends.  I hope you have all had a  happy, safe and warm Christmas and not been adversely affected by the extreme weather that seems to be everywhere just now. This tag is like the ones I made for the Christmas tag Swap.  I used silver ink on velum to write:
With warm Christmas  Greetings
Let it snow
let it snow
let it snow 

It would seem, however, that most of England had a wet Christmas rather than a white one! The velum was layered over a wallpaper tag with frosted grasses on it.  I covered the back with snowflakes and loads of sequins. The two were joined together with a silver ribbon.
  It has been lovely to take part in the swap and receive real-life Christmas tags from five of you. They are all lovely, so a BIG Thank You to Anni , Carolyn , Kim , Liz , and May.  I have tried to make thank you tags in colours to match!  

 Here they are in no particular order:

This one is from Liz Waring (lululiz). Liz has decoupaged an angelic vintage image over a stamped script background. It is embellished with silver snowflakes, glitter and ribbbons for a tie, I love the beautiful fringe at the bottom with tassels and a silver jingle bell. The back is pretty too, Thank You, Liz!

This one is by Anni  Ploug in Denmark.     Anni has used sheet music sponged with red ink as a background with torn red paper, an image of  Santa, Christmas phrase and snowflakes, and a light touch of glitter on top.   I like the layered effect and the way Anni has used the back to tell me a bit about herself and Christmas  in Denmark. Thank You, Anni!

This tag is by Kim Loch (dorisandbetty on etsy).  Kim has layered up a small square of frayed red gingham, a  smaller square of cream fabric, and topped it with a teeny weeny print of a reindeer, all mounted on a plain cream tag I like the simplicity of this tiny design.   Kim has signed her name on the back and added a tiny typed strip (dorisandbetty on etsy).  Thank You, Kim!


This one is by Carolyn Howarth in France.  Carolyn has used a cream tag painted with various shades of gold, embellished with shapes of corrugated cardboard, edged with glitter, a wooden reindeer and a large golden brown snowflake attached with a brad.  There is a loop of gold cord on the top.   I love how Carolyn has written Happy Christmas in French on the back.  Thank You, and Joyeux Noel to you too, Carolyn!

This  tag is by May O’Connor in the UK.  A cream tag has been painted turquoise and stamped with Christmas motifs.  There is a 3d effect with die-cut pine branches, a tiny holly wreath and poinsettia trim,  and a 3d star/snowflake made from printed paper with a touch of glitter.  The bottom is edged with cream lace and there is a crinkly silk ribbon for a tie.  I like the antique feel of the silk and lace.  Thank You, May!

I would also like to take this opportunity to say Thank you to Norma Conway, who sent me her fabulous BIRD TAG ‘Sprite hitching a ride on a Swallow’ for a tag give-away back in the Spring. Norma had enclosed it in this card as it was just the right size for the unusual shaped tag;  the Nativity scene on it was perfect to add to my collection of Christmas Swap Tags. Thank you, Norma!

 A BIG Thank You also to Carolyn Saxby for hosting Tag Tuesday and making the blog so pretty. Thank you also to everyone who has left comments on my tags, your support is very much appreciated.
Well, that's all for now, 
I look forward to seeing all your Christmas tags and joining you again in the New Year!  Have a good one!
Love Jane xx


3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tags and a great idea to make an album for them! Valerie

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  2. What a lovely set of tags and thank you's and displayed so well in your album. X

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  3. Thanks for sharing!! All are lovely!

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