Christmas Joy

Hello blog friends,

It’s time for another vintage/shabby chic challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow.  For this challenge we are looking for your beautiful tags and/or boxes (could be for Christmas) in the vintage or shabby style. Bonnie Garby is our guest designer this time and you can see her lovely work on her blog Make Time 2 Craft

With the festive season around the corner I took the opportunity to make a Christmas tag for this new challenge. For the tag I choose a stamp from Clearly Impressed which I bought from a local scrapbook company Scrapbook-Direct. I love to use gold on my Christmas creations, so I embossed the deer in gold  as well as the flourish on the back of the tag. To give dimension to the image I stamp a second deer, cut it out and pop it up with mirror tape. The tag shape was cut with a Spellbinders Nestablities Majestic Elements die “Radiant Rectangles”. The flowers are from the Petaloo Canterbury collection “Magnolia blossoms”. The sentiment letters on the small label are peel off stickers.Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo” around the edges and on the seam binding help to achieve a vintage look.



The flowers, bow, pearls and bells


The Clearly Impressed image “Xmas Deer” embossed with gold embossing powder


The tag with the sentiment


The back of the tag


Project details:

  • Cream and red cardstock
  • Clearly Impressed clear stamp sets “Xmas Deer” ( CI-2054) and “Vintage” (CI-2045)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements “Radiant Rectangles”
  • Crafter’s Companion Die’sire die “Scalloped tags”
  • Gold detail embossing powder
  • Petaloo Cabterbury collection “Magnolia blossoms” (Burgundy)
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Lipstick red”
  • Gold thread
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Peel Off stickers for sentiment.
  • Stickles “Gold”

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your visits and comments so much. I hope you’ll visit Sugar Creek Hollow and play along with our Tags and/or Boxes challenge this fortnight.  The Design Team made beautiful creations to give you inspiration. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


A Christmas Tag

Hello Friends,

We had wonderful spring rain this weekend and the temperature is a little bit chilly this afternoon, just perfect to keep busy with crafting. I made this Christmas tag for the Penny Black Holiday Tag challenge. As I have only two Penny Black Christmas stamps it was a bit challenging to come up with something. Shopping for Penny Black Christmas stamps will definitely be on my to-do list this week!


A close-up of hedgie and his friend

Against another background

Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp “Xmas Kiss” 2754H
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities  dies “Floral Doily Motifs” and “Standard Circles Small”
  • Tim Holtz Alterations die “Typeset”
  • McGill leaf punch
  • Crystal beads
  • Red gemstones
  • Skwiglues glitter
  • Spectrum Noir pens for colouring
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Lipstick Red”

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I am always glad for your kind comments and visits. May your week be wonderful with lots of crafting time.

Regards from South Africa,


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