Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Very Special Christmas Blog Hop And Giveaway At A Vintage Journey

Good morning everyone, hope this finds you all well and enjoying this most wonderful time of the year!  I just wanted to share with you a wonderful blog hop and giveaway that is going on over at A Vintage Journey.  If you want to revel in some amazing and magical Tim Holtz inspired creations, head on over quick!  The amazing design team at A Vintage Journey made Secret Santa gifts for each other (oh what I wouldn't have given to be on that Christmas list!) and they are sharing their creations with us all.  Click here to hop on over to see all their incredible gifts and after you are done hopping, be sure to enter their generous giveaway too.


Thanks to all the DT members at A Vintage Journey for sharing their talent with us and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a creative and inspired New Year!

Deb

Friday, December 12, 2014

Twelve Days Of Christmas Tags Finale

Welcome back everyone to the last day of my Twelve Days Of Christmas Tags giveaway.  I hope that you have enjoyed all of the tags that I made for you as my way of saying thank you for reading and following my blog.  If you've missed any of the previous eleven Christmas tags, here are the links so you can go and download them all.


With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season now in full swing, I wanted to share with you this beautiful song that, for me, encompasses all that we could, and should, wish for the world at Christmas.  Written by David Foster and Linda Thompson-Jenner, this version of 'Grown-Up Christmas List' by Michael Buble is one of my favourites.  I hope you will take a minute to listen and take it's message to heart as you download my last Christmas tag.


This Christmas tag was created using a vintage candy cane image and some vintage sheet music paper from a Crafty Secrets Christmas CD and the 'Merry Christmas Happy New Year' was created at PicMonkey.  As always, there are two tag images for you to download, a PNG image that you can resize as you need for your projects and a printable sheet of JPG images, sized to print out on an 8 1/2" x 11" (A4) piece of cardstock.

  
PNG image
Click on the image above or click here to download the .png image from Google drive.
JPG image
Click on the image above or click here to download the .jpg hang tag sheet from Google Drive.

And now that the last six Christmas tags have been revealed, I have also made up a printable JPG image for you to download that has one of each of the last six tags on it.  It is sized to print out on an 8 1/2" x 11" (A4) piece of cardstock.
JPG image
Click on the image above or click here to download the .jpg hang tag sheet from Google Drive.

So that is it for my Twelve Days of Christmas Tags and I hope that you will be able to put them to good use.  I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that your holiday season is filled with joy and with the love of friends and family.  Thank you all for following along and I hope that you will continue to follow me as I travel along on my creative journey.  Joyeux Noel mes amis!

Deb

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Twelve Days Of Christmas Tags Day Eleven

Happy December 11th!  Only 14 sleeps left until Christmas morning, have you been good this year?  Here's Frank Sinatra singing a little tune that will remind you why it's important to be good ;O)


If you've missed any of my previous Twelve Days Of Christmas Tags, here are the link so you can go and get them.


Today's Christmas tag features another of my all time favourite Christmas images, this one created by the very talented Terri Kahrs.  There is something about this little guy dressed in his finery made of evergreen boughs that just tickles me!  The background of this tag is courtesy of Sweetly Scrapped and the other embellishments were added at PicMonkey.  As always, there are two tag images for you to download, a PNG image that you can resize as you need for your projects and a printable sheet of JPG images, sized to print out on an 8 1/2" x 11" (A4) piece of cardstock.


 PNG image
Click on the image above or click here to download the .png image from Google drive.

 JPG image
Click on the image above or click here to download the .jpg hang tag sheet from Google Drive.

Thanks for stopping by again today and make sure that you come back tomorrow for the last of my Twelve Days Of Christmas Tags.  If you'd like to share the fun with your blog followers, here is a button for you to post on your blog.



Just save the HTML code below the button image above and paste it into a HTML gadget on your blog.  See you tomorrow and and remember to be good!

Deb

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Twelve Days Of Christmas Tags Day Ten

Welcome everyone!  It's day 10 of my Christmas gift tag giveaway, only two more to go after this one.  My gosh, how the time is flying by!  If you have missed any of the previous hang tags, here are the links so you can go and download them too.


We are back to a little bit of whimsy with today's tag, the background image is from a Crafty Secrets Christmas CD, the Merry Christmas wreath is by Allison Kimball and the adorable gingerbreads are by Trina Clark.  There are two tag images for you to download, a PNG image that you can resize as you need for your projects and a printable sheet of JPG images, sized to print out on an 8 1/2" x 11" (A4) piece of cardstock.

PNG image
Click on the image above or click here to download the .png image from Google drive.

  JPG image
Click on the image above or click here to download the .jpg hang tag sheet from Google Drive.

The Christmas preparations are in full swing here, I've made my cranberry marmalade and chili sauce for everyone's Christmas baskets and the Christmas baking is on the go as well.  In between waiting for jars to process and cranberry scones to bake, I've been popping down to my studio to make some more Christmas ornaments.  I found a tutorial on Serendipity Refined for a lovely vintage style glitter star ornament and here is my rendition of it.


I didn't have a wooden star to use as a base, so I glued two pieces of cereal box together (I have lots of cereal boxes kicking about right now as I've been making Nuts 'n Bolts, mmmm!) and I cut out the star shape from them.  I covered the back of the star with some vintage Christmas sheet music and painted the front with 'Old Paper' distress paint, I'm loving that colour!  I then took a couple of strips of the sheet music and fan folded them to make the rosette and glued it onto the front of the star.


Try as I might, I could not get the tinsel stems that Kimberly used on her star ornament to adhere to mine.  I tried white glue, Glossy Accents, EK Tools glue pen ... no go!  I'm sure hot glue would have worked but I never trust hot glue to stay 'stuck' and besides I am a spaz when it comes to using hot glue; lumps and clumps and strings everywhere.  So I decided to use silver Stickles glue instead and did a bead on the edge of the star and on the front and back as well for good coverage.  I then Mod Podge'd the star and rosette and sprinkled on some German glass glitter, it doesn't show up too well in the photograph but it is so sparkly :O)  I printed out the 'Joyeux Noel' on the printer, cut out the banner, edged it in gold Stickles and glued it on top of the rosette after giving it a sprinkling with German glass glitter as well.  Punched a hole with my Crop-A-Dile and strung it with a piece of gold cording for a hanger and done!

I'm now thinking of making a couple of these with pictures of my nieces children in place of the 'Joyeux Noel' banner and I'll add their names and the year to the back of the star as a little keepsake for them.  She sent me their Christmas picture already, so think I will scan it and use that photo.  I'll post a pick if it turns out like I'm hoping envisioning!

Thanks for stopping by again today and make sure that you come back for the next 2 days to get the rest of my Twelve Days Of Christmas hang tags.  If you'd like to share the fun with your blog followers, here is a button for you to post on your blog.



Just save the HTML code below the button image above and paste it into a HTML gadget on your blog.  Hope to see you tomorrow and have fun with your own Christmas preparations!

Deb