Monday, 6 November 2017

Christmas Tags

In what is becoming an annual event I have been making my "rubbish" tags again....

As you can see they are all different, which is not ideal for mass making but is an excellent way of using up some scraps, rather than binning them.... hence the "Rubbish" tag moniker!

Deer tag:

Creative Expressions Warped Circles Stencils
D. Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron
Memory Box Deer die-cut
Scrap of foiled cardstock.
Versafine ink
Wow Embossing powder in Fairy Tale

X-mas tree:

Crafter's Companion Pearlescent patterned cardstock
Memory box Christmas tree die
Green Distress and pigment inks
Wow Embossing powder in Fairy Tale
Die'sire Merry Christmas die

Butterfly tag:
Gelli print with Starlight paints
TCW Mini Specimen stencil (TCW454S)
Grunge paste tinted with acrylic paint
Versafine ink
Clear EP
Stamp from my own collection

Branches tag:

MFT Snowfall Stencils
Branches Die-cut
Prima Heavy Gesso
Graphmaster acrylic paint marker
Merry Christmas stamp (Freebie from magazine)
White EP
Signpost Tag :

Gloss paper and Ranger alcohol inks
Spellbinders Victorian Signpost S2-177 die
White embossing powder
Merry Christmas stamp (freebie from magazine)

The light conditions are so difficult at this time of the year I photographed all my tags in direct sunlight to show the shine and also in the shade to give a better idea of the colours, especially for the very shiny Butterfly and Signpost tags.

Let me know what you think!

I am entering the following challenges: Addicted to stamps, SSS Wednesday Challenge, Paperbabe, WOW Embossing powders and Vintage Journey (I don't know about marvels but all my tags are indeed less than 4").


  1. Love these. They are all fabulous.
    Hugs Flo x

  2. Great idea to use up all those bits and pieces and adds that extra bit of love to a gift xx

  3. What a super collection of Christmas tags Christine, every year I promise myself to do some and then never find time, c'est la vie.

    B x

  4. Coucou Christine, excuse mon retard sur ton blog et mon absence de ces dernières semaines, je suis à la ramasse complète... :-(
    Une super chouette série de petits tags, oui, et encore une fois, j'admire ta capacité à "réutiliser" au mieux tes chutes et autres matériels en stock !

  5. They are all fabulous ! What a great way to use up scraps !
    Corrie x

  6. It is a brilliant way to use up bits and pieces (I may have to take a leaf out of your book!), your tags are all beautiful, I love the Christmas tree one especially. Thanks so much for joining in our Mini Marvels challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

  7. I think "rubbish" tags is really doing them a disservice! I'll buy "leftovers" or "odds and bobs"... they're a brilliant way to make the most of all those scraps and extras. I especially love the tree, and the hanging sign too. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  8. You have some lovely rubbish, I "deer" say! All your tags are beautiful! My fave is the one with the deer, I just love the pink on kraft with details in gold. Smashing!! ♥

  9. Great way to get lots of mileage from small pieces, love your tags and thanks for traveling with us here at A Vintage Journey.