Sunday 11 October 2015

Tim's 12 tags of 2015, October, Jane's Journal style

Wow here we are at No 10 of Tim's 12 tags of 2015. I must be very honest here that his tag for this month really had me foxed. I am not heavily into Halloween and would not be buying any of the 3D Halloween dies he used.

Below is Tim's creation and the details of how he made it are over on his blog here

So I spent a few days racking my creative brain and then had a light bulb moment...I would create a 3D effect by decoupaging (is that a verb?) one of his dies.

I decided to use a lovely framelits snowman die and stamp set that I bought last year. My son loves snowmen and I think this may well be his Christmas card so shhh, keep this a secret.

I stamped and cut it outseveral times and then cut parts out that I could layer up
 I coloured some of the layers even though they would be underneath in case they were visible.

I used Pinflair glue to keep the depth of the layers as I put them together

 I even die cut his hat in black and added a ribbon
and of course plenty of glitter.
Here he is fully "decoupaged!" Well hello Mr Frosty
I then decided that he needed a snowy background and so I use Tim's snowflake stencil and some glitter medium to create a sky on black card.

I die cut using a mixed media thinlet  the ground and added lots of snowtex and glitter for sparkle. I added gems to the eyes and the holly corner die cut.

Below is my completed card. My holly corner is Cheery Lynn and the tags are LOTV.
 I even decoupaged his carrot nose and the black gems gave his eyes more dimension

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

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015, October
Natalie and Amy snowpeople 1/3
Country View  add some texture
Papertake weekly anything goes 2/5
That's crafty boys will be boys
Little Claire's favourite stamp 1/3 I love this snowman stamp, he can be used so many ways.
Allsorts no designer paper 1/3
Crafty friends use gems and/or pearls 1/3
Vintage stamping use a die
Ribbon Girl anything goes with an image 1/3
We love 2 create anything creative/mixed media
The Craft barn light my light is star light
Crafty ribbons Christmas carols mine has to be It came upon a Midnight clear

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the end of the weekend. It's been such fun, fun fun here with our kids.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Cute snowman Jane, I have to admit though I hope the only sort we get this year are the ones on cards!!
    It's hard to believe you're on card number ten already, where does time go to?
    Glad you're having a fun weekend!
    V x

  2. Hi Jane
    thank you so much for entering the playground with your stunning decoupaged card.
    There is so much detail and dimension - love it!
    That Snowtex looks so realistic..... something else to go on my wish list!!
    Eve xx

  3. Hi Jane, I absolutely love your card. There's so much texture and interest to look at. That tim Holtz snowman looks great and I really like the way you've used the die cut as a snow drift. Very clever. Barbxx

  4. Jane this is brilliant!
    Thanks so much for joining in Crafty Ribbons Christmas Carols challenge!

  5. A totally fabulous card, my friend. Almost gets me in the mood.. almost.. lol! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Hi Jane, My son likes snowmen, too. Very lovely card ( I won't tell). Happy your family could visit a bit!!
    from very warm America,
    Anne and all xx

  7. Love the wintery snowman card! Yikes, Christmas will be here before we know! Not ready yet, enjoying Autumn now. xoxoRobin

  8. awesome - I love this take on Tims tag this month - brilliant work jane!! Hugs rachel x

  9. Brilliant creation and a lovely snowman.
    Thanks so much for joining in our No Designer papers this week at Allsorts and good luck.

    Kath x

  10. Your efforts are rewarded by your superb snowman xxx

  11. A super snowman image and pretty card Jane which is perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  12. Back again Jane, totally missed thanking you for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  13. love all the details and a great tag
    hugs Kate xx

  14. Fabulous tag, I love that snowman. Good to have you join us at Natalie and Amy's this month. Hugs Sheryl DT xx

  15. Love your wintry card with its sparkling snowflakes and of course the gorgeous snowman!
    Wishing you a happy new week Jane.
    Helen xox

  16. Fabulous snowman project Jane, lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  17. Well you did a fantastic job with this Jane! I love it!!
    Sandy xx

  18. Very clever of you to interpret this technique to your liking and take it into the next holiday! What fabulous results, Jane! :o)

  19. A great interpretation of Tim's tag.

  20. Absolutely beautiful, fab image and love all the embellishments you have used. Great tutorial too. Thanks for entering the 'Gems and/or Pearls' challenge over at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join us for our next challenge... Good Luck!
    Diane Louise (DT)

  21. A beautiful card! Love that snowman. Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  22. This is gorgeous Jane, I love your snowman, and your little tags really set it off. Thank you so much for joining in with our texture challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  23. Wow Jane, your snowman looks fab! Gorgeous project. Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything mixed media/Creative goes' challenge at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  24. Wow so fabulous and ultra creative. Brilliant. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT


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