Last Christmas Treats

this will be my last post for this year. thank you all for visiting and for taking the time to leave such kind words that always brighten my day.

i die cut over 100 of these cute Impression Obsession Christmas Icons for my daughter’s not for profit volunteer christmas get together where participants played with paper crafts. apparently, these were a really big hit with some making several for stocking stuffers.

i’m submitting these to the New Impression Obsession Challenge – Anything Goes!

wishing you a peaceful holiday, a happy new year and as always, thanks for popping by.

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Christmas Elves

i made these treats for the good people at my local medical supply store.

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they took such good care of me during my two joint replacements this past year and although i’ve already given them thank you cards, i wanted to give them a little something. i coloured with laurentian coloured pencils and added glossy accents to the ornament, buttons and jingle bell.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

As You Like It Challenge Favourite Box Or Bag (and Why): my favourite is this little treat bag because it’s so quick to put together and it’s the perfect size for the ghirardelli peppermint bark squares.
ABC Christmas Challenge Y for Yummy/Z for Zentangle; these chocolates are very yummy
Kleuren Met Potloden Coloured Pencils December – Anything Goes
The Rubber Buggy – #8 Christmas and/or Winter
Winter Wonderland
Anything Christmas Goes

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Decorating The Tree?

this is my last tag. i promise. if i weren’t sick all week i probably would’ve made more.

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i created a second tag for day 9 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge.

Day 9 Designers Heather Meeson & Nichol Spohr made such cute tags with mama elephant’s yeti images; i was inspired by Nichol’s tag with the red accents so i used another of the cuties from the mama elephant ‘wooly winter’ set. i stamped the trees with iced spruce distress ink and painted with red twinkling H2Os.

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Merry Knitmas

it’s a new colour challenge for day 9 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge.

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Day 9 Designers Heather Meeson & Nichol Spohr used mama elephant’s yeti images on their cute tags and Heather’s 3D snowballs are too cute; Nichol’s tag with the red accents inspired me. i stamped all of the images from the adorable mama elephant ‘wooly winter’ set, die cut with coordinating dies and painted with red twinkling H2Os. the background was created with iced spruce distress ink.

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A Bit Sketchy

i’m rushing now to finish off the last of my tags; this is for day 8 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge which is a sketch challenge.

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Day 8 Designers Lisa Adametz & Jill Foster both used a cute penny black critter on their tags, which inspired me to also use a penny black cat. i loved Jill’s pink background so i painted mine with twinkling H2Os; i also liked how Lisa stencilled in some snowflakes so i used a snow embossing folder for mine and sanded it down after painting.

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Hedgie’s Ornament

another fun technique for day 12 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge.

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Day 12 Designers Carly Tee Minner & Kelly Marie Alvarez shared some adorable interactive tags! i was inspired by Carly’s opening door – how fun.

i used one of the dies from the taylored expressions flap stacks – rectangle set for this tag. i stamped the penny black hedgie, coloured with colour pencils, stamped the snow around the border and added extra snow around the hedgie. the sentiment and holly were stamped and coloured on the inside, and i added glossy accents to the berries.

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Christmas Carol Book

i’ve been sick all week but i finally got around to making a tag for day 1 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge and will have to double up on tags and posts to get them all done by the deadline.

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Day 1 Designers were Jennifer McGuire & Jessica Frost-Ballas and they both inspired me; jennifer made a video to show how she created three different 3D tags. i couldn’t seem to capture the depth of the layers on camera but i’m pleased with how mine turned out and it was fun playing with a new technique.

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Watercolouring Is My Favourite

this is the tag i made for day 4 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge and its watercolour theme.

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if you know me, you know how much i love to watercolour images, so i was happy to see this technique for day 4 with designers Laurel Beard & Sandy Allnock. i was inspired by Laurel’s tags; i love the cute images she used for her focal point and the variety of colours, some of which i used.

i painted with twinkling H2Os as usual.

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Mauve Poinsettia

i really jumped around this year; here is the tag i made for day 11 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge.

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Day 11 Designers are Carolyn Peeler & Angie Backman; oh my goodness this was challenging! i struggled with the colour palette, but i was determined although a bit confused because the inspiration photo looked more like pink to me. Being sick all week hasn’t helped; it has affected my concentration.

Angie’s tag inspired me to use a shaped die cut so that’s what i started with – the same sizzix shape die i used for my silver and gold tag. i painted the poinsettias with gray, mint and mauve twinkling H20s and mounted it to a piece of taupe paper and i found a taupe pearl in my stash.

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Merry Mint Green

i created this tag for day 7 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge. 

Day 7 Tag Designers are Heather Campbell & Elena Roussakis. i was inspired by Elena’s tag: i love the gold sentiment at the bottom and the snowy background with the cute characters in the middle.

i used a pink debased background and a mint green glitter tree in the middle with the gold mirri die cut sentiment on the bottom.

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Merry And Oh So Bright

i skipped ahead to day 10 to create this tag for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge.

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Day 10 tag designers Sharon Harnist & Svitlana Shayevich used such a pretty inspiration graphic for their tags. i was inspired by Svetlana’s tag with the bright blue background and i used the colours of the snowman on the bottom right of the graphic. i painted this sweet Darcie’s snow woman and the sky with twinkling H2Os and added stickles to her snowflake crown; is it bright enough?

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Keeping It Cozy

i created this tag for day 3 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge.

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Day 3 Designers are Julie Ebersole & Brandi Kincaid and it was Brandi’s tag that inspired me; i love the browns she used with the pop of bright green and i feel like it’s a cozy scene.

i used coloured pencils on this older penny black wooden stamp image. i resisted adding glitter, which was a challenge unto itself.

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Silver And Gold

it’s Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge, a challenge i love playing along with; this is my fourth year.

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day 2 Tag Designers are Julia Stainton & Keeway Tsao and my inspiration for this tag was julia’s tag with the beautiful pink background. i painted the poinsettia with pink and gold twinkling H2Os, then coated it with shabby pink embossing enamel; it has a very fine gold glitter that doesn’t show. i used the debossed side and added a gold double ribbon bow.

i’m not necessarily creating my tags in order; i’m just going wherever my creativity takes me.

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A Little Christmas Treat

I’m playing with some new crafty goodies and the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 17 – COLOR INSPIRATION:

 lawn fawn mittens.copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

i was inspired by the bottom right photo to create these little treats for one of my specialists and his staff. i die cut the lawn fawn winter tiny tags mitten, stamped and heat embossed one of the sentiments from the LF tiny tag sayings set and finished them off with a white die cut bow. i hope they like the ghirardelli peppermint bark squares as much as i do.

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