Tim’s Tags – day one

Well, my tag looks very little like Tim’s tag, but it may be a distant branch of the same tree.

I cleaned my desk to get ready. If you look back to the WOYWW post you will see how significant this is!

I haven’t taken a photo of my desk at the end, but will do so in the AM. Here’s the tag:

Let’s see – the house is from Dan99 – one of his cut-files.  Pretty sure you can get  them from a link on his blog, although mine has been resized to fit.

The little ticket is from Miss Cutie Pie – she does adorable ticket sheets to download and print.  You can’t see it in the photo but it’s curled like Tim’s!

The fence is Stampotique, the wreath is a stamp from a Papercraft Inspirations cover gift, and the “tree” is twisted paper bag.  I don;t think my snow fluff is the same as it’s more clear than white, and I have no idea where I got it (a GoGo kit maybe?  it’s a small unmarked pot)

I used both the lined embossing folder and a tree bark one to cover the house – no grunge paper so just plain old back-of-a-tablet piece of cardboard.

My tag is also way more blue, which is fine, although the warm “glow” (as if from a roaring fire) thru the window looks a bit greenish.  I think I might try to slip a bit of white card behind the window to back it.

The snow drifts are just curves of cardstock, with a little bit of Tumbled Glass on the edge and the snowy glitter. Thank goodness PST is a good 8 hours behind us in the UK, so I’ll have time to take a photo and then tidy up before Tag 2!




WOYWW 1 December 2010

Well, given the snow and the darker days, I made an effort to snap my workdesk yesterday, in the midst of making my warm-up tag for the debut TODAY of Tim Holtz’ 12 Tags of Christmas.  I have to say I am looking forward to a little bit of time each day to make a tag – with everything else that is going on, it’ll be nice to know I have a small creative goal to focus on when I look up from the “business” part of my desk. Be sure to pop to Julia’s blog and see what everyone else is up to today, and every Wednesday.

I have two shots today.  The first is my desktop:

A bit of a mess, as usual.  It’s a wonder I get anything done at all.  The next is taken from the door, and is perhaps a truer indication of the chaos I create in:

For an even truer indication I really should have stepped further back so you can see the disaster that s the floor! But this is enough “truth” for the day. I’ll probably pop a new post on later in the day with my tag, if I manage it, and if I don’t I’ll hope to add it tomorrow.  I am determined.  I am resolved.  I WILL make, if not all than at least the majority, of the tags this year.  It’s only 12.  I can do it!  Who’s with me?