4 Dec 2011

12 Tags ............Tag 1

.....and a Disaster if you say that in Craig's voice  - you know from Strictly you will get what I mean as I go on... if that makes sense.........maybe not.... anyway back to the The 12 Tags from Tim - how excited was I to see the 12 tags start again this year as always time is not on my side again but was determined to play even though I will be playing catch up all the time.  Friday morning I was up early and had an hour to play.... now I do not have the pine cone die yet so I had to improvise....you will see this word crop up a lot!!  I found my Spellbinders die the one that makes a flower and cuts in a spiral.... thinking this might work so I cut out with TH co-ordinations paper and set to rolling as his video using a hot glue gun......finger slipped straight into hot glue and Disaster struck(remember in Craig's voice).......see me running to bathroom to plunge into cold water to cool glue and getting cream to rub on.........after a lot of jiggy jiggy up and down the hall............because it hurt a lot........ eventually the pain eased but now finger and thumb so sore on right hand I can't craft!..... I wonder does Tim realise the pain we go through to complete his 12 tags..... just thinking!!!!   So much later in the day I finish rolling the before mentioned pine cones with my poorly now blistered fingers.... and on the whole they turned out ok ish not like the Masters but I ran with them.

On Saturday my parcel came from Jennie at The Artistic Stamper..... which contained the Noel and Festive Greenery... and a FREE stamp  with every order Tim's 12 days of Christmas.........we like Free stamps.. a lot....thanks Jennie and for speedy delivery as always.
So after I returned from a successful Christmas shopping trip out came all my goodies and off  I went on the journey of Tag 1 which as you can see I followed unashamedly!
I used a different embossing folder for the tag which was cut using colour tumbled glass sheet from Tims core'dinations paper stack and I made the banner which I hand cut from Kraft Resist paper stack charm from my stash.

I had moved onto the dinning room table for this crafting session as I had things drying in my room of craft .............and this is the after photo.........................

Oh my goodnes I'm sure it wasn't that bad last night but this is what I woke to this morning (sunday) and now have to clear it before Lunchtime!!!!!!!!! Or maybe craft some more and finish more tags..... liking the second idea more!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm linking this tag at
The Artistic Stamper Creative Blog would be rude not to as Jennie raced my order to me lol; challenge is Christmas
Studio L3 - Grungy Monday where we can link our 12 tags
Tim Holtz Blog where you can also link the 12 days tags OMGoodness I have just seen tag 4!
bye for now


  1. Just carry on ,let the lovely mess inspire you to make more and more - have a great day! Valerie

  2. Looks great hope the fingers are feeling better today :0) Have a crafty day, enjoy Sarax

  3. Tag looks great, hope your fingers are feeling better x Sara

  4. Your disaster turned into a triumph!
    It's a pretty tag;)
    Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month :)
    xoxo Sioux
    Hope the fingers are better soon


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