I adore my sister-in-law's blog and if you haven't seen it then "Where have you been?"!!!
Get yourself over to Words and pictures - You'll love it!
Anyway, as I was saying.....I adore her blog and I eagerly await the new posts, though sometimes I have had a sneek peek at the new works of art before they arrive on the blog, I still enjoy reading about them (she is a far, far better writer than me!)
She has been doing Christmas tags as part of the 12 tags of Christmas challenge although so far she has not actually done a Christmas tag....she has followed the task but there isn't a snowflake or sleighbell in sight....Her restraint is remarkable because I could never do that....I want it to be Christmas now!
So today I sat down and made some tags. I am not following Funkie Junkie and doing the tags on the site. I am doing my own and perhaps they are slightly inspired by the ones on the site (though no way as good) and I have enjoyed making them....and I didn't have to go shopping first. All the paper, chalks, brads, embellishments were all items I already had crammed into the art cupboard. It was so nice to have a Christmassy moment.....without the stress of actual Christmas.
First choice was the obvious red/green which I adore. Just a card tag, eyelet, two metal attachments, some ribbon and string and various Christmas papers
I enjoyed making that so much that I decided to make two more.......but I didn't like the second two as much as the first....they used the same craft materials - leftover paper, ribbons, brads, eyelets, chalks, cardstock and metal attachments....I think red and green are my favourite Christmas colours!
For something very different I went with brown and blue (which will please some people I know ;o)
And no, I can't read or write music.....I just scrawled something I hoped looked a bit like music....
This last one - it didn't end up being how I saw it in my mind. I really wanted to capture a Victorian look and it went wrong somewhere - perhaps the peg? I might go back and work on it at some point. I think maybe
some lace or ribbons. For now it is ok, but nothing special.
So there are my three tags of Christmas....perhaps I will get the other 9 done in time to hang them up for Christmas. It might be fun to get my kids to have a go making their own tag for Christmas....I know what will happen....Anya's will be bright Barbie pink and covered in glitter, sequins and hearts and Jakob's?.........well,........ I am sure we can make Scooby Doo look Christmassy?.......I think?!!!!
I would like to enter the blue tag in the following challenge -
Created with love challenge - Christmas (No red or green)
Crazy 4 challenges - Favourite Christmas Carols (C4C162)
I would like to enter the red/green tag in the following challenge -
Crafts and me challenges - Challenge #108 Reds