Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tag along with me - Day Ten

Phew, nearly forgot today's tag as I was busy making Christmas cards for my overseas family and friends.  Got them all in the mail too, so really pleased about that.
So the tag for day ten came about when I found the concertina already made up.  It seemed the perfect spot for a couple of little gold embossed ornaments to hang from.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Tag along with me - Day 9

It's time to deck the halls with tinsel and glittering balls ...
.... another simple one for day nine.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tag along with me - Day Eight

Today's tag is clean and simple and ready for any type of package.  The reindeer looks quite lovely embossed in Copper.  A layer of copper foil was added under the white to give a touch of elegance.

Yes, Santa, I believe!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tag along with me - Day Seven

Not seven swans a-swimming but seven red and white tags ready to adorn some Christmas goodies.

Will it be biscuits or will it be chocolates?? Whatever the choice it's sure to be yummy.

Indulge a little.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tag along with me - Day six

This little elf has been sitting on the shelf far too long.  He is from a digital image I have had for ages.  I had printed a couple out and thought he was just perfect for Christmas. 

I think he is very cute. 
I hope you like him too.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tag along with me - Day Five

Today's tag is part of a set which includes card, tag and little milk carton type box. 

The beautiful black and white paper is from SU Merry Music pack and as the name suggests has lots of music sheets and notes etc. 

A very simple tag to make in bulk if you end up making them at the last minute, but the sentiment makes it work.

Tag along iwth me - Day Four(ish)

OK, it's only the fourth day and I am behind again, but not giving up just yet.
The idea for this tag has been in my brain since the Cookie Cutter set came out last year.  Following on from viewing the Shrek movie, every time I see a gingerbread man in any form, I immediately think "not the buttons" and I am sure this one will be for my Son.


Obviously not for everyone!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tag along with me - on the third day ..

These vintage tags came about by accident.  I wanted to try out a pinwheel card and it required 8 X 8 double sided paper, so I pulled out a very old pad of papers to test it.  Included in the pack were some collage sheets of vintage images just perfect for tags.

Here is the card with it's matching tag:

and the card open ( to reveal that it is missing an insert )

and here are the three tags for today's post:

how sweet are those images - I love the centre one.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Tag along with me - day one and two

Whilst Christmas cards are always at the top of my list at this time of year, I tend to forget to make tags until the very last minute.  So I am hoping to rectify that with a Tag a Day post challenge to myself.  No guarantee as to how long I can keep this up, especially as it was supposed to start on the 1st December !! but hey ho, I am going to give it a shot, and to this end I am going to post the first two now.
Day one just had to be this cute little llama - loved him last year when he first came out and he is still a favourite.

Couldn't decide on Day two so have posted both.  Both Santa and the reindeer are from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set - such an easy make with the punch to cut them out.

Three very simple tags but at least I am on the way.

Monday, November 6, 2017

A Daisy a Day

It's been a long time since I joined in at Just Add Ink, but I found myself in need of a distraction today.  I have to say that the first thing that came to mind was to use the Daisy punch to create a poinsettia, but the red was a long way from the inspiration photo, so I stayed with the Daisy theme.

I started with a white base and then layered it with another layer of white which I ink blended to enable to white daisies to stand out.  I made a trail for the flowers with the beautiful SU Copper Trim and was quite happy with it.  Deciding on a sentiment was a bit more difficult but tried to stay simple.

Thanks for the inspiration JAI- obviously that's just what I needed today.
Hope everyone has a lovely day

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


I have always endeavoured to personalise my cards with the recipient's name or age, or indeed for special sentiments, so after watching a few you tube videos, I decided to purchase a Minc machine and give it a try.  

I used my computer to generate the wordings and printed them out with the laser printer and then used the Minc to add the foil.   Great fun,  and they were very popular.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to capture the glorious shine of the foiling on the cards I wanted to share so will just leave this one for now to give you a bit of an idea what I am talking about.
This more recent photo does manage to show the shine but has picked up lots of shadows.
The next project was actually the very first thing I made with the Minc.  This was a kit for a daily planner from Heidi Swapp, and I knew my Granddaughter would like it.  The kit came with the clipboard, some pre-printed pages and laminating sheets.  It was a lot of fun to make.  After foiling the pre-printed pages and a large sheet of patterned paper to decorate the clipboard, I found some extra inspirational pieces which I also printed out with the laser printer.  Then everything was laminated with the Minc to enable them to be re-usable if used with wet and dry markers.

Should you be tempted to try foiling for yourself, I have a brand new Minc machine for sale at $80 (pick up from East Burwood) and will be happy to add in a parcel of Minc products and foil to get you started.  Just send me a message if you are interested.  I also have an extra kit for the Planner at $10.