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On the first Sunday of the month, at 6pm UK time, we will set a new challenge which will close on the 28th of that month at midday. The DT will pick their top three favourites and you could win a prize and join us as a Guest Designer. Winners are posted on the first Sunday in the month (midday usually) before the new challenge - don't forget to come and check if you are a winner.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Challenge 25- A Christmas Tag

This will be the last time I get to set a challenge, certainly for the foreseeable future, as I am leaving the design team at the end of the current year due to commitments elsewhere. Setting up a business is not easy and I am finding I have no time to myself any more. Something has to give, at least for the time being, but I may return in the future if the girls will have me back.

I digress...back to the challenge. We are all really busy this time of year, so I wanted to make my last challenge something that we would be all doing anyway, making tags for our loved ones gifts. My Children are 21 and 17 now, but come Christmas they are back to ten years old, and they still love the presents, cards and gifts whether they are home made or not. There main present will be bearing these tags this year.

Our challenge is sponsored by Paper Pretties.

Paper Pretties will be giving the maker of the best tag , as judged by the Design Team, 6 digi images of your choice.
We are also sponsored by Dustin Pike of Doodle Dragons Studios

Doodle Dragons Studios are offering a second prize of $10 worth of digital images of your choice.

So that is it in a nutshell....show us your tags for a chance to win some great images.

Here are our offerings for this challenge:-

Guest Designer Bettina

Bettina used two images from Doodle Dragon Studios, and she used Kraft card to make her fabulous tags, and patterned papers all punched with MS punches. She also die cut star banners and has used Distress Inks and Ice Diamond Stickles. The first tag also has flocking "snow". Both images are coloured with Promarkers.

I made a set of three tags with Paper Pretties images, Cocoa, Claus and Oh Tiny Tree, the tags were cut with the eCraft, and I cut different sizes so I could make small tags to bundle together and use some of the sentiments and Claus's bone that come with the images. All coloured with Promarkers, lots of Crafty Ribbon's ribbons used as you can see, and some Ice Stickles. I also used Nestabilties Long Rectangles and the matching scalloped set. Tags edged with Krylon gold leaf pen. Oh boy, laying them down like that it looks like the cloths in the mini photo studio could do with ironing!

Doodle Dragon tags will follow a bit later!
Lyn - will be along later....
Yes...Here I am...only a week late! I've used some of  Dustin's pre-coloured Santa's, who's just flying in, hopefully with some pressies and a Christmas Bear!
 I have gone for some very quick and simple tags to add to my Christmas presents, so they are all one layer, printed out on the printer, cut to size, coloured with promarkers and then edged with distress inks, and finished off with Christmas ribbon which was curled using scissors. This first set of three used the Paper Pretties images 'wrapped up Rudolph', 'Oh tiny tree' and 'Claus'.  The sentiment was also from Paper Pretties, and round the edge I stamped some Holly leaves (a freebie stamp from a magazine).
The second set were made in exactly the same way using Doodle Dragon Studio images coloured with promarkers and highlighted using pearlescent glue.  The blue distress ink was highlighted with silver snowflake stamps (Hero Arts) and edged with silver ink (not sure how well the silver shows up in this photo mind you!).

I used Wrapped Up Rudolph from Paper Pretties and their Wrapped and Ready sentiment to make my tags.  The Reindeer has been coloured with promarkers and decoupaged to make his nose HUGE! He looks so cute.

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  1. So gorgeous is your tags and cute images and beautiful layout too totally stunning as always ! xx

  2. I love making tags and this was just a perfect challenge. Great work by the DT.

  3. Fabulous DT tags :-)
    I wish you all the best with your new venture Dianne and peace + prosperity in the New Year xx

  4. Beautiful creations from the DT Thanks for the challenge.
    Gr Elly

  5. Beautiful and fun work by DT. That Rudulph with the huge nose, makes me giggle. Thanks for a fun and quirky challenge :) Kim

  6. Wonderful challenge and Fabulous DT inspirational tags!

    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
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    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´ Shell in Alaska♥


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