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Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas is on its way - big time!

Good morning all

I'm here this morning with an inspirational post for Whimsy stamps, I've had a really busy week or so with not much time for crafting - or anything else for that matter!  We've been painting and decorating the house, cleaning carpets and putting our Christmas decorations up!!  I can hear you all saying WHAT!!! but yes you heard right I'm sitting here in full Christmas mode surrounded by our Christmas decorations and lights and our lovely big tree!  - we also put our outside lights up on the trees outside - but they're not turned on yet in case we scare the neighbours lol

I have to confess that I love it when the house is all decorated for Christmas - its my favourite time of year....but I'm really not a complete Christmas nut its just that we're going to Florida on Wednesday and won't be back until 7th December and that's just far to late to start putting up the tree and sorting things out - so I'm far happier that its done now.  When the family were all there for Sunday dinner yesterday we had a lovely time - just like Christmas.  My grandson loved the candles on the table - he's almost two and we had a great time lighting and blowing out candles - little things ha ha.  Even my mother who though it was "far to early for Christmas" had to admit that it cheered everything up - so I say - give it a try - you might just like an early Christmas!!

Anyway - back to the job in hand
I made these cute gift tags with a lovely set available over at Whimsy stamps

You'll find Christmas Gift Tags by Stampart Design by Kathryne HERE 

There is a lovely selection of designs and I printed them out in different sizes to suit a selection of gifts
I then coloured them with copics (and glittered some) then mounted them onto red card or silver mirri, added a few snowflake embellies here and there and finished them off with ribbons.  They looked so pretty with all the bows and even my husband stopped and commented - which is not normal at all!  

I still have a stack yet to colour, I think they're a great idea - and so much prettier - and cheaper than bought ones.  I was even surprised myself at how much I liked them!

Challenges I'm entering with these tags

Glitter n sparkle challenge - tag it
Jingle belles -holiday traditions


brenda said...

Really so very pretty and lovely work.

Hope you have a good week and if the weather men have got it right wrap up warm.

B x

Carol Willis said...

Love these tags Judith.
Caz x

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous tags! love those images. Can't believe you've got xmas decs up already lol! I'd be so fed up of them in a few weeks they'd be pulled down again before Christmas!
Kim x

Sue said...

A lovely selection of tags Judith. Gorgeous images and fabulous designs
hugs Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are gorgeous Judith, I like all the images
Kevin xx

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Love your tags, Judith. They are beautiful creations, each one! So happy to hear you had fun with them. Way to be early!!!! xx Kathryne

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Judith your tags are so lovely, really cute images and love the stitched detail. I am planning on making my tags when I get the time! I really want to put my decorations up but I am trying to hold out til Dec. I am so envious of you going to Florida, have a fabulous time! Susan x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your tags are beautiful Judith, I love the cute images. Enjoy your trip.

craftygranny said...

These are gorgeous . Love them all . Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha xx

lauren bergold said...

what a lovely collection of holiday tags, i especially love those gorgeous festive bows! i love your story of preparing "far too early" for xmas... i think that's a brilliant strategy for making your florida trip AND your holidays stress free! thanks for sharing with us at JINGLE BELLES!

Sue B said...

Ooh these are gorgeous tags Judith.. I love the images and pretty ribbons!
Hope you have a fab time in Florida!
and looks like you will be all ready for Christmas when you get back - just perfect! :-))
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

SmilynStef said...

What a fun assortment of tags ... so glad you shared your holiday tradition with us at jingle belles.

Pat said...

Gorgeous set of Christmas tags Judith, hope you enjoy your break in Florida.

Pat xx

Loz said...

these are so simple and perfect Judith :)

Mau xx said...

Good on you Judith...I just wish I didn't have to take mine down :o( I could have it up all through the winter to brighten the dark gloomy days. Our Favourite time of the year too.
Brilliant Tags, I think I should be making some as I hate bought ones. Way behind with myself this year with having a poorly Sis.
Hugs Mau xx