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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Christmas Countdown Tags

Hello all!  I hope you are staying safe and warm.  The cold is definitely biting here, and I know there are storms across the UK and the US, so huddle up with a nice cup of something warming and enjoy some wintry tags with me.  

After being away for a couple of weeks for work, I was struggling to get back into the crafty swing, so I challenged myself to do something daily in December, and so far these tags are the result.

Here's the first batch of eight for you.  I'm not going keep you hanging around with lots of chat - there's no time for that at this time of year.  And I'm not going to label them for you... they're already numbered. (I'm not sure why it's called a countdown... these Advent numbers are counting upwards!)

















You can catch them daily on Instagram, as well as see more close-ups and a few details about ingredients, but I know not all of you visit there (goodness knows I held out against it long enough, and I continue to hate that it's run by ugh FB) so I wanted to share a little of what I've been up to.

I hope you're starting to get in the spirit.  I'm not really there yet, but these tags are helping me on the way.  I'm going to try to keep up the Countdown (or Count-up).  Stay safe, stay well and happy crafting all.

Twelve down, like a hundred thousand left to go...
Pittacus Lore

I'd like to share these at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog where they are celebrating Yuletide Delights
And at Try It On Tuesday they are looking for Snowflakes... well, 1, 3, 5 and 8 have the Sizzix Thinlits snowflakes front and centre, but it's snowing on all of these tags!
At the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge they are searching the skies for Santa, and you can find him in Tag 6, courtesy of a Tim Holtz stamp over a Tim Holtz mask, with Tim Holtz crackled stars sparkling around, and Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal accents - though he'll always be Father Christmas to me...

23 comments:

Cestina said...

Huh! How apt is that? "Twelve down, like a hundred thousand left to go...
Pittacus Lore" That'll be forms to fill in to cross Europe then? Bah humbug.

I like the tags though! xx

Christine said...

The thought of those forms has kept me at home this year....I am starting to get Paris withdrawal symptoms!!
Love these tags and the winter folks are a great touch.

Riet Harikini said...

gorgeus, I love all your art.

ginag said...

You always keep us inspired, Alison and you find the best quotes,too. These wintry tags are all winners in my books! Stay cozy in your new home.

Nan G said...

What fabulous creations Butterfly! I’ve always loved your layered back grounds and these are even more gorgeous. I hope you can enjoy a less stressful holiday season in your new home vs last year. Happy Christmas Alison! Hugs

Helen said...

Beautiful tags! I am in the mood for non Christmas card crafting just got to get them written and ready for posting! Take care and I look forward to more tags. Helen

Astrid said...

WOW WOW i love them all, The colours the Christmas things, realy beautiful

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Alison so many beautiful tags ♥

My name is Erika. said...

These are gorgeous Alison. I love the idea of making a tag a day until Christmas. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

And I forgot to mention thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday.

Helen said...

Simply STUNNING tags Alison! LOVE them all!! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! Merry Christmas! Helen

Craftyfield said...

They all look beautiful Alison, but I am really taken by the one layer ones, the moon tag and the deer tag, I love the depth of field you created on those.
Like you I have join the thrall recently... (https://www.instagram.com/crafty_field) and I am amazed at how many more people see my posts when I have been on FB for several years.
Happy Christmas! x

Hettie said...

Hello Lovely xx these are beautiful ❤️ it will soon be time for me to get your tags out again!
Hope to visit you next year xx

sarascloset said...

Your tags are just amazing, Alison! I'm really loving the last one, but Santa and his sleigh in the light of the moon is a close second! Well, I just love them all! I've missed seeing your gorgeous makes, but this collection makes up for some lost time. Love your quote, and pretty spot on for my visits, I think. Merry Christmas to you and yours! PS I'm afraid I might be the last hold out on the IG front. Alas, I don't have as many 'friends' as I used to. Sad...

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, I'm so pleased you shared these beautiful tags At Try it on Tuesday as challenge commenting seems to be the only kind of blog visiting I seem to get around to these days, I've probably missed months of beautiful makes. Although it's not the one you shared at TioT, my favourite is the one with the Santa silhouette against the moon.
Avril xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really LOVE all these tags. They are absolutely incredible.

Janna Ketchum said...

Wonderful winter tag! Love the greenery and berries. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge! ~Janna

Mac Mable said...

So much to admire and so much to love and I love them Alison x.

Laura Gilhuly said...

Each tag is fabulous! Love them all! Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Jenny Marples said...

It's always a challenge in itself to get back into the creative swing of things and you've done it with aplomb with these tags Alison. Each one has its own unique character and still they work as a harmonious festive group. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog x

sally said...

It’s always a pleasure to see your tags & there are some beauties here! Best wishes for the festive season.

Sally xx

Witchcrafted Life said...

These are stop you in your tracks gorgeous. I'm in awe of each and every one of these magnificent winter-themed tags. So inspiring!!!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Joan said...

What a fabulous set of tags ! love the colours,the textures ,the everything about them !

Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge