Friday, 4 December 2015

Oh Christmas Tree

Tag No 4 started off very differently than the finished result – not least of all the actual shape of the tag which went from a star to a tree.  I cut out a Christmas tree shape from some recycled board that came with a package.  The tiny piece of brown cardstock for the tree trunk I ran through a woodgrain embossing folder and then inked to give some texture, not sure how well this shows up in the photo but looks better for it.  It was then time to delve into my scraps box for various papers in shades of green which were torn, inked and then glued to the tree shape.  The red star and sentiment came with a Christmas kit I purchased from Shimelle Laine – this was a fantastic kit, so many lovely products in there to work with my Christmas projects this year and no doubt many years to come.  The number 4 came from Creative Memories sticker sheet that have been in my stash way too long, but they are now in my craft room so should get used up on lots of LO’s over the coming months.  Finally some Stickles glitter was added to give the appearance of tinsel on the tree.
I appear to have broken my camera so at the moment I am relying on DH to take photos on his mobile and e-mail them to me (until we can figure out why my phone won’t send them via e-mail).  Unfortunately while he took a photo of the tag on the star he didn’t take one of all the tags so you can see how the star is being filled up.  Hopefully I will explain myself clearer tomorrow LOL.

Today’s photo prompt is CARDS.  I am having a bit of a play on words with this prompt as on the CARDS today for me was to decide which of the two Christmas jigsaws, which my mum has loaned me, I would make a start on for this month.  Last year I decided to challenge myself to complete a Christmas themed jigsaw puzzle during the month of December.  Last year I managed to complete the puzzle I think within a week.  My biggest dilemma was deciding which one to do this year and which to leave until next December.

Which one would you have chosen?  I have made a start on one of them this evening and have almost managed to complete the outside of the puzzle – I obviously need to go through the box again to find the missing edge pieces – I thought I’d picked them all out but obviously didn’t.
When I have finished the chosen jigsaw I will post it up on my blog – but for a little bit of fun anyone who guesses right I will enter you into a prize giveaway which I will post out in the new year.  Have a great weekend and thank you for visiting today.


Julie said...

We love a Christmas puzzle, ours will be out soon.
Great tree.

Lesley said...

Another lovely tag and two great jigsaws.I will guess you are doing the second jigsaw.

Heather said...

I love this tag too :). I would have done the first Santa one but I love almost anything Santa :)