Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Crafty Creations Challenges Blog Hop!

Less than a week until Christmas! No panic here, folks. It does explain the quietness of the blog lately, though. But I'm glad to be here today to participate in Crafty Creations Challenges' annual Christmas blog hop! If you've been hopping, you should be arriving from the blog of my talented teammate, Jaime. The full list for the hop is at the bottom of my post. 
Our theme this year is seasonal tags. The challenge is open for two weeks, and two winners will be chosen! In addition, two winners will be chosen from comments left on the blog hop posts. Our amazing sponsors are A Creative Need, Floppy Latte Designs and Robin's Fetish! Four winners in all, and four fabulous prizes!
I really like making tags -- they can be as simple or as complex as you wish. I make lots of general gift tags, but also like to make some that are more personalized to the recipient. Let's start with a tag I made with an image from my talented teammate Deena, the force behind A Creative Need:

I used Deena's holly ornament, changed the colour to green and added a to/from before printing it. The bow and holly are done with Prismacolor pencils, while a circle cut of ornate fabric ribbon completes the ornament. Layered on kraft cardstock with some ribbon and jute twine -- easy! 
Now, a couple of tags using Floppy Latte images: 

I'll admit to printing out the beautiful circle of bells image and then thinking, I'm not going to colour that! However, a little selective colouring and layering makes a pretty gift tag. The other bell tag is simplicity itself! Print, colour and cut out. 
Did I stop there? NO. While I was in tag mode, I made a couple of sets to have on hand as quick hostess gifts. 

This set of six uses the same stamp embossed in five different metallic embossing powders plus green embossing tinsel, with coordinating paper and ribbons. 

The simplest way to make a tag set has to be this Stampin' Up tag-making kit! (Borrowed from my niece.) It was quick and fun to make a set of twelve; two designs, six colours, two of each. 
Now, on to the blog hop! If you haven't already, start the blog hop with ANNA and follow your way down the list. We are looking forward to your visits! You can always go back to Crafty Creations Challenges if you lose your way or find a broken link.

Lindsey (you are here!)
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog

From here, the next stop is another of my talented teammates, Lou. Remember to leave comments as you hop for your chance to win. And don't forget to link up your tags with us, as well! Best of luck with any last-minute festive preparations. 

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Jessi Fogan said...

What a fun bunch of tags! I think my favourite might be those tree tags :) Fab idea for hostess gifts!! Merry Christmas to you too :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You really were on a roll with these festive tags!! Have a Merry Christmas, Lindsey, and a happy, healthy New Year!! hugs,Deena

RoseC said...

Lindsey, your beautifully layered, stamped and embossed images look fabulous on these wonderful holiday and anytime tags! Lovin' the hostess tag gift set idea too! TFS and a very Merry Christmas to you! Hugz, ~ Rose

Davidg said...

Gee, you got busy girlfriend. I love all your creativity my dear. Deena's ornament looks so fashionably vintage. As always, good to stop by and see what you are up to Lindsey. Take care and have a happy Christmas time.

Hugsxo Peggy

Glenda J said...

All of these are fantastic! Love all of the CAS designs. Especially love the tree tags. CAS perfection!

Stempelomi said...

I love your CAS tags! Stunning!

Karin said...

Popping in for a Merry Christmas wish :) Sorry for the lack of visits here, Blogger hasn't been playing nice with me trying to comment. I'm hoping I got it figured out and here's to a happy, healthy & crafty new year!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You have been super busy! I love love love those ribbons on the first tag--bringing that gold out! LOVE! I LOVE that red card--GORGEOUS pop of silver!! LOVE everything!

Melanie said...

Wonderful creations!

Greetings from Germany,

Jenn Borjeson said...

All of your projects are great, but those tags are super cute! :)

marilynprestonn said...

Gorgeous tags Lindsey! Hoping you have yourself a merry little christmas. hugsxPeggy

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Clean and simple - love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, amazing tags, Linds! I really love that group with the squiggly tree and especially that red card with the bells. So pretty!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Yep, these are very pretty! I love bells, so those are just perfect, but my fave is the black, white, red and silver one. Looks great that you didn't color it, gives a special effect.
Hugs, Wendy