Friday, 2 December 2011

The First of Advent Means Tags & Books...

...yipppeeeeee... tis finally here!!! After a year in the waiting, it is time for the amazingly wonderous event that is Tim's Twelve Tags of Christmas! So... I prattled on alarmingly yesterday about it being Day 1 and how I was off to camp outside Tim's blog to wait for the first tag to post... well, I may have expanded the truth a weensy bit. What I did do was watch Mario's Tweets from BTS (behind Tim's shoulder... actually I think it is supposed to be behind the scenes but I like my variation) Anyhooo's, there I was waiting and waiting and eventually the Sandman came and got me and I went off to sleepland. Next thing I knew it was gone 10am and I had one of those niggling things... you know, in the back of my mind... like... I know there's something I should be doing but I can't remember....

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Well... what a fool I am... I had forgotten, well, not actually forgotten completely, no it had just slipped my mind ( I am blaming the Sandman for that) so I hot footed to Lionel Laptop to see what gorgeous creation Tim had come up with for Day 1. Wow! Tis a stunner... I have had to improvise a weensy bit because I didn't have the Kraft Core - so I used blue card and Frayed Burlap over it to make it a bit Krafty. Oh and I didn't have silver glitter... akk, I really do not "do" glitter... **although AlfieCat now does look rather sparkling and fetching lol** but I did find some white stuff... so I slapped that on and once it had dried I used my finger to smudge Silver Dabber over the top... and it worked!!! Sort of... I can't wait to see the next installment... if you are wondering what I am waffling on about... CLICK HERE to see Tim's blog, his tags and his inspirations!






So... being as it was the first day of Advent yesterday, I figured I may as well pull my finger out and finish my Book of Advent that I started in my class on Saturday. I have made several of these little books over the years and have never kept one for myself! I have been saving some Cosmo Cricket Be Good papers for yonks (they stopped making them...booo) ... and I decided to go mad and cut into them because I do love them so much and this book will be brought out year after year... they have been put to goodly uses at least.


Well, I suppose I had better get a move on and get back to Twitter and see what marvels Mario will be posting from behind Tim's shoulder... I can't wait to see today's tag... tis exciting!!! Oh and... if you are looking for some goodies to buy for your tag making, I have been reliably informed that The Stamp Attic has a web page dedicated to the tags HERE and... there's a special on the new Idea-ology cases too... bargains!!! Oh and... each day Wendy will be uploading all the ingredients you need... how kind!! Right... am offski... Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

18 comments:

Minxy said...

You did a mighty fine job, i did what you did to with the blue card/brown ink for alas i have no kraft core stuff either lol
So whats all this about making several of the advent books over the years.. where's mine then!!! Tis just stunning, I love it x

Kate said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous,gorgeous!

Dee in N.H. said...

Your tag looks awesome! I really like the way your silver on the glitter came out. Nice and sparkley! I'm not fond of using glitter either but the worse mess I made was opening a jar of Perfect Pearls upside down! LOL, I'm still finding that stuff in the oddest places.
Love that book! What a great gift idea! Can I steal it? (the idea, not the book! LOL)

Shelly Hickox said...

Your tag is gorgeous and so is your book! I wouldn't expect anything less. :-)

Bearcrazyman said...

Hels, This turned out Fabulous. Great Job!

Anonymous said...

how original

Magis said...

Очень красивая, хорошая работа!

jude said...

Love your tag and the advent book is stunning,what a beautiful idea.
Nope im glad not just me that is not glitter person hate it i used silver stickl;es hopefully i got similar look.
Judex

inkypinkycraft said...

Your tag is gorgeous and your post really made me smile!! Love the advent book, fab, hugs trace x

Andrea said...

amazing tag Hels and certainly looks wonderful, I have a few Hels Christmas tags hanging on my tree and you know a 2011 one would be lovely, hint hint and you also just reminded me my wonderful advent book I am getting in my loft cupboard as I type, thanks my friend as it a Hels book that I have and a stunning book it is xx

Helen said...

Considering how much you said you didn't have, you did well indeed!! Am (im)patiently waiting for day 2 to post....

Daniele said...

ohhhh stunning tag Hels, and I love your chocolate free advents, brill idea
hugs

Wendy said...

Brilliant job my dear, just gorgeous. Glad you are finishing your book, mine is out on the side and while I am away I hope 'somebody' is turning the pages (well it is his book actually, as you made it for him LOL)x

Joanne said...

Beautiful tag Hels. Such a lovely idea to make an Advent book too. I'm just imagining AlfieCat running around in his new glittery coat. LOL. Think he may have more fun today.......
Hugs Joanne xx

Barb Cady said...

Brilliant take on the tag Hels, wish I had the Noel die, mr piggy is empty! Love the advent book too!x

shirley said...

Fabulous tag Hels! Great idea with the blue card and brown ink.
Love your book too :)

Anesha said...

Love your tag and the book is just wonderful. :)

Wanda H said...

The paint over the white glitter did work nicely!!! A wonderful tag!!! and a wonderful book!!!

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