Sunday 14 December 2014

My final Tim Tag project of 2014, Jane's Journal style

Well it's hard to believe but I have finished the last tag for 2014. Tim has inspired me so much this year and I want to thank him for really giving me a new direction with my crafting. I have played with so many types of media and produced this set of 12 tags/ cards.
The eagle eyed  will be able to see part of my new one for December.

For this month's tag Tim used his gorgeous deer die to create his masterpiece. If you would like to see his tag and tut have a peep here. He used a new product called frosted which I am afraid I had not even heard of so I had to have a little think of how I could capture some of the essence of his gorgeous winter tag to make a Christmas card. I really loved the colours he used and I tried to produce something along his lines. I also loved the snowflake charm so wanted to bring that in too. Instead of using Frosted to give a snowy feel I tried something a little different which you will see later on.
I made this card in my studio, my last project out there as it is now far too cold.

First I had a sort out from my supplies to find some Christmas coloured DPs, stains and I also used a Dylusions spray as I only own a few of these as sprays. I used the supplies shown below. I first coated my paper with white acrylic paint as Tim did,

After it dried I added a little of everything!

After a spritz of water things started to look interesting
 Once it was dry I stamped a starry sky with archival ink

After this I made a green base card to cut some festive die cuts.
 I added some brushed pewter DP to this
 Mmmm lovely colours
Tim also used a cute deer on his tag, I don't have that particular one but I do own a different one so I die cut a few in grunge paper, I also stuck them to card to give them even more depth
 I then started adding some colour
and also some glitter and made them little garlands as Tim did and added some little silver bells.
I sanded some card as Tim did and used the same method to add my die cut Merry Christmas but used a Cheery Lynn die. His words dies are on my ever increasing wish list! I  also used my icicle (fave die of the moment) and pine leaf branch dies by Cheery Lynn,
I decided I wanted more of a snowy scene in my background so I also used my Visible Image tree stamp and stamped these.
I still felt that it was not sparkly and snowy enough so I reached for my will see this in the finished card.
So having made all my elements it was time to put my card together. This is what I came up with.
a really snowy woodland scene.
Here are a few close ups. You can clearly see my Frantage here; the deer look as if they are dancing in the snow.

I actually gave this to my Hb as a second Christmas card to thank him for all his patience and tolerance of my crafting this year. He is so supportive of my work, despite the time it takes up. Thanks M, I love you ;0) x

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 December
Cheery Lynn Sparkle and shine
A Vintage Journey Let's celebrate I am celebrating my favourite time of the year, with a real Tim twist!
Little Claire's a special card
Pan Pastel UK Christmas
We do doobadoo Festive Spirit
Cute Card Thursday Bells or bows mine is bells
Visible Image 'tis the season
Country View nostalgic Christmas
Noor!design UK  Merry Christmas
The artistic stamper anything goes
Die cut Divas Snow/Christmas/holidays
Vintage stamping a Christmas song mine is Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
Loves rubberstamps winter/Christmas
That craft place Christmas
Pile it on anything goes Christmas/holidays
Party time Tuesday anything goes
Papertake weekly paper play
Inky chicks winter wonderland
Crafty sentiments Christmas
Simon Says stamp Wednesday bling it on
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Celebrate the season my charm and most of the dies are over a year old
Stamping sensations winter wonderland
Sparkles Christmas  it's a blue Christmas
Penny Black and more Special occasions mine is obviously Christmas

I hope you are keeping up with the Christmas countdown....11 days to go.

We enjoyed a wonderful day at Winchester Cathedral Christmas Fair yesterday, I will share some photos soon,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. I love how you've made your deer Jane, they really are beautiful!!! I am as always amazed by the amount of work involved in the making of your cards and as someone who has seen so many of them personally, I know how wonderful they really are in real life!
    Have a good week my friend,
    V x

  2. OMGosh this is so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  3. So pretty, love all the techniques you used! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

  4. hi Jane! these reindeer are stunning, super gorgeous tag! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  5. I'm amazed at how many steps it takes to make your amazing cards... you are a master at this! I can't wait to see your trip to the Winchester Cathedral with Daisy!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. Oh wow - your take on the December tag is absolutely fabulous! I love the sparkly deer leaping through the trees... What a joy seeing snippets from all your tags this year - fantastic! I haven't managed to join in with a Tim tag since July I think - sigh! More catching up to do...
    Alison xx

  7. Lovely card!!! I have enjoyed this series. You are inspiring!!!
    Merry Holidays!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Jane (as are all your other tags too)! I bet your dear Hb loved it...he sounds like mine...very patient, encouraging, and he appears to be oblivious (intentionally) to my crafty mess which seems to spread throughout the house. It sounds funny that you can't craft for a while in your garden studio because of the cold....I have had to move into the house for a few months, because my studio is too hot (temps regularly in the mid 40s C!!

    Jennifer. x

  9. What a long post with so many wonderful photos. Amazing project. SO lovely. Thank you for sharing it and entering it in the Die Cut Diva's Challenge.

  10. Love Billy's post :) Your tags are all beauteous. I'm feeling inspired and lazy. May your Christmas be everything you want it to be this year!

  11. WOW! These are so stunning. I love them. And how proud you must be to have accomplished every months Tag for 2014 for the whole year. I think that is just awesome! :D I only was able to do one month and then got sidetracked.
    But your tag is just stunning!!!! I hope you win some goodies with us and Tim. :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments challenge "Christmas Challenge".
    Deborah GDT

  12. wow!!!! great techniques here, love how it turned out!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  13. Fabulous Design! So glad you joined the Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge! Be sure to join us this coming week for our Holiday Blitz Challenge!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  14. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  15. What a gorgeous and creative card. I love it.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  16. This is fabulous Jane, great step by step photos, thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenge.
    Irene x

  17. More lovely inkiness Jane and love the treatment you have given to those Reindeer.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  18. A gorgeous magical winter scene Jane. Great inking and I like the little cute bells and Icicle charms.
    Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again next year.


  19. Oh my goodness, this is wonderful! Thanks for joining us for this challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  20. This is a beautiful stunning take on Tim's tag, really gorgeous!!

  21. This is just magical! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  22. Gorgeous creativeness, your deer are fabulous, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  23. wow you have been having some inky fun Jane, gorgeous tag and I love those deer! Thanks so much for joining our 'Festive Spirit' challenge at Christmas at PanPastel and Vintage Stamping Challenges too
    Claire xx

  24. Hello Jane, Please tell Billy he's a wonderful guest blogger!! I love this latest tag. Sending sunshine---we're having an amazingly mild winter, so far.
    Happy Monday......
    Anne D.T. xxx

  25. Look at you go with those amazing background techniques!!! This turned out spectacularly! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  26. Dear Jane,

    What a beautiful card, I just love the silver bells on reindeer, brilliant! Happy creating, dear friend, and enjoy these days...not too many to go until...


  27. Beautiful project. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  28. What a beautiful and creative accomplishment Jane!
    I love them all and your new one is magical!
    Thank You~

  29. Wow Jane, totally amazing take on Tim's tag. Textures and shimmering shades fantastic and like you I love the icicles die. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and Cheery Lynn Designs. Good luck with both.
    Julie x

  30. What a lovely tag Jane! your prancing deer are exquisite with the colors and sweet bells - thank you for joining us in the AVJ Let's Celebrate challenge!

  31. Wow this is just gorgeous Jane! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  32. Jane, your card looks amazing!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge.
    Alison xx

  33. Jane, lovely festive tag, very artsy. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  34. This is so gorgeous, I love it, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo, Good Luck & Merry Christmas.
    Kevin xx

  35. A great winter card - wonderful inkyness and texture! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations again this month and good luck!

  36. Oh I love this Jane! The reindeer prancing through the frosted trees are beautiful and I love your take on Tim's techniques. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  37. Wow, love the use of all those inks, makes me want to go and play, lol. Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.



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  38. Should also have thanked you for joining in with us at The Artistic Stamper of course...
    Alison xx

  39. Fabulous Christmas card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  40. Beautiful tag - so much work has gone into this piece - amazing.
    Happy New Year and thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and hope you join our new challenge starting on Sunday. x Susan

  41. Wow that's a whole lot of work Jane, love it and apologies for writing Zoe!!! I was having a moment! Xx

  42. Absolutely gorgeous Jane, those dear are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx


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