Thursday, 9 December 2010

Giving It Away...

... yes indeedily, I am giving it away again... giving what away? Well, today is my day for The Artistic Stamper Creative Team and I have been so excited about the 12 Tags of Christmas and the amazingly wonderful (erm... can I gush anymore??? LOL) designs by the Duke of Distress himself, I have been inspired to make my own tag - a Hels' Tag of Christmas lol - with a few of this years techniques on it... so, if you would like to be in with a chance of winning this tag... please CLICK HERE to see the post over on the AS CT blog... also, if you leave me a comment here too, I will enter your name in to the draw too :O)) *that is if you like the tag and would like to own it LMSO*




So... in true fashion, I am still lagging behind on the proper 12 Tags, however, I am waiting on... erm.. supplies arriving (;O}), so I actually can't do anymore at the moment... that is my excuse and I am sticking to it LOL I made a right hash of Day 5 - mainly because I haven't got the label jobby or any Peeled Paint Cracklepaint... so I improvised... I have the Baroque thingywotsit so I cut that and then cut out a big piece from the centre and tried to resize it. I have got Shabby Shutters crackle... so after three years of trying to reconstitute it because it was thicker than me... well, the result isn't that great but the general idea is there LOL




I am LOVING the enamelly porcelain effect on the metal numerals... in fact, that is about all I do like on this tag ... this is the third attempt - Santa didn't stamp properly the first time, then the sentiment was wonky ( I despise any stamp that defies me and stamps wonky... so this one is most hated at the moment ROFL) and finally, I thought I had it sorted and got all the way to the assembling stage and realised Santa was too low down... and he is very red of face, if you look at Tim's you will see that his is perfect... obviously... so I am having a mini strop and might even re-do this one... again... or maybe I will just go and eat some chocolate and stop being so anal ROFL




Anyways... tis time for beddiebyes methinks... or... should I just creep on over to my incredibly tidy desk and make a... Christmas card??? Nah!!! Another tag, yes! A card... no!! Thanks for looking... don't forget to leave me a comment over on the AS CT blog too for the tag winnery thingy... TTFN

Hels x

18 comments:

Lori said...

All your tags are turning out fantastically, Hels! I'm trying to play catch up a little, but I never miss one of your posts!

ellen said...

D'Oh.... Lori... you beat me... LOL.

Hels - Love *your* tag of christmas and you know I'd always love to own anything you make... and the santa tag? Hello? It turned out great! (but still eat the chocolate...LOL)

Miss ya honey! ~ Els xxx

Sarah A said...

Nowt wrong with a red faced santa, he's been lugging sacks up and down chimneys all Christmas so you can't expect anything else lol! Seriously never noticed his red face though ;-)

Hope your emergency supplies arrive in time to complete the tags, I have just finished my first one which is day 7 in Tim Land lol so proper lagging behind!!!

I would love to offer a safe, caring home to one of your tags!

Sarah x

Yvonne said...

Fantastic tags, Hels! Would love to be the owner of one of them :)

Cher~ said...

Love love love your tags and your takes on them. I am working on them too and plan to get them caught up this weekend! I was waiting on supplies too, b/c I did not want to improvise for the enameled numbers. Now I have them so off I go to play.

Vic said...

I already left my comment at ASCT. I still love your tags! LOL

Helen said...

Good to see you're catching up! I am improvising like mad, trying NOT to buy bits I need this year (ok so far!)
Love the tag you're giving away, please put my name in the hat. or the box or the other recepticle of choice you use. Grim's slipper maybe!! Sorry, it's the ice got to me.

Elaine said...

Great tag today. Love that enamelly porcelain technique and your's looks great.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Hels, this tag is gorgeous and I would love to be in with a chance of winning it. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Joanne said...

That's gorgeous Hels. I didn't have the metal numbers (well I had one of them but shan't say which, it may sound rude!!) so used grunge. That actually worked much to my surprise. x

Artyjen said...

I agree those numbers are amazing! :)
xoxo Sioux

Sandra said...

wonderful Hels, love it!
Sandra

georgina said...

wonderful Hels, i love tags and yours are an inspiration, luv Georginaxx

Joanna K said...

I love both tags, the Santa on the second one looks perfect to me! Would love to win that littele beauty!!! ;))) Hope you are keeping warm! xx

She said...

Love this Hels. Hope you are all well. Think of you often :-) Love S xx

Krisha said...

LOL, Hels you are just the cats meow when it comes to tags!( I just showed my true age) I would love to see your work in person, and would LOVE to own all of it! Just wish southern California was a wee bit closer, I'd drop by for coffee!

Sam said...

Hi Hels. I am loving the Duke of Distress' tags too and like you I have been avoiding "the job"!! Eek. I dont feel so bad now knowing you are avoiding it too!! LOL! I have my buddy coming over on Sunday and we are going to have a ball doing our cards together. Happy Inking from sunny Wales!!

Lisa Winnard said...

Gorg!! How do you do it? I'm so not into the xmas spirit yet. ITS AUGUST!!! Will get there eventually?
And a MASSIVE HUGE thank you too! :))

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