Friday, 15 December 2017

You might as well not believe in fairies!

Sharing a countdown calendar I’ve made up for Christmas featuring some Tim Holtz dies and other bits and bobs from his Idea-ology range.

I have the honour of guesting over at Fussy and Fancy for their Christmas challenge, which starts today.  We’ve all still got Christmas crafting left on our to do lists so have a bit of fun creating and then go link up to join in the fun.

To make my countdown calendar I started with one of Tim’s Etcetera tags and added some burlap layered under a sheet of BoBunny Double Dot Vintage cardstock in Passion Fruit.  I went with pink and blue on this to play along with the Christmas in unusual colours challenge at Creative Friday.

I cut the houses, mountains and trees from Tim’s Snowglobe die and the Santa with his reindeer from the Village Christmastime set from Yupo paper and then used alcohol inks to colour them up.  I topped the trees with Mirrored Stars I coloured with a drop of the alcohol ink.  Before I added the die cuts to the tag I stencilled some snowflakes across the top in lovely blue glitter paste.

My countdown element was added using Tim’s Countdown Coins and a hook from the Vignette Hardware set.  I formed the words ‘days to’ from the Halloween Typography set (it’s the only one I had), with a bit of the glitter paste on top.  I also added glitter paste to the Make it Crafty chippie Christmas.

As this was made for a friend I wanted it to be a bit special so I also made my very first foam flower, which turned out pretty good.  And, as a nod to the base tag, I added in a little ribbon for a tie behind my flower.

Over at Let’s Craft and Create they’re looking for any Christmas creations so I am linking my countdown calendar there.  I’m also entering the ’Twas the Challenge Before Christmas at Moving Along With the Times where they wanted you to be inspired by the classic poem.  I’ve taken the scene of Santa flying away in his sleigh and recreated it on my tag.

Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Extra Fine Detail Clear
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits ~ 661603 Snowglobe & 662424 Village Christmastime
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Stencil ~ THS050 Snowflakes
Pearl Stamens from stash
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings ~ Countdown Coins, Mirrored Stars, Typography Halloween & Vignette Hardware
Inks & Paints etc
Nuvo Crystal Drops ~ Autumn Red & Bright Gold
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Honeycomb, Lettuce, Pitch Black, Raspberry, Stream & Valencia
BoBunny Double Dot Vintage ~ Passion Fruit
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag ~ Small
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie ~ Textured Surfaces Burlap
Yupo Paper ~ 250gsm White
Ribbons & Trims etc
Pink & White Polka Dot Satin Ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you for joining our challenge at Moving Along with the Times. Your project is wonderful, and I just wanted to wish you the best of luck! – DT Jodie

  2. Looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxx

  3. What a fabulous gift tag Emily...beautifully done! Thanks for creating with us at Fussy and Fancy...Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Take care,

  4. What a fabulous tag you have created Emily!! Love the scene! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Fussy & Fancy! Happy Holidays!

  5. so lovely!Thanks for joining us at creative friday! Hugs,Beate


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