Wednesday, 9 December 2015

The final tag of 2015, Jane's Journal style

Wow how quickly the year has flown by and I find my self sharing my December card, my final version of Tim's tags for 2015.

Here are all my entries for the year....I love putting them all together in a collage. There are a lot of creative hours represented here.  It's really hard for me to choose a favourite but if I was pushed it was the Mother's day card with all that gold embossing, pastel flowers and butterflies and my Dad's birthday card featuring him as a little cute is that photo.  All the recipients of these special cards really did love them as much as I loved creating them.
Those of you who have followed my creative journey this year will be able to spot my December creation.

Tim's inspiration tag can be seen here.

I took inspiration from his tag to use the hessian (burlap) background  and his cool spray inking technique using a stencil. Instead of a wreath for the door I created a starry wreath. You can see all the techniques over on his blog.

I used my TH stars stencil and sprayed this background onto my hessian sheet. I carefully moved the stencil over and repeated to cover my hessian. I did "mess up" the first one but I have since made another card with it so even mistakes come in handy.

My Hb and I have  just been to see Kew at Christmas in London and I really wanted to use something to do with one of the scenes from our fab night out. We had a really great evening and I will share a full post in due course but this was the "field of fire". It was so atmospheric in the darkness. You can see where my stars inspiration came from too.

I decided to create a moon face myself, similar to one I made earlier this year. I die cut a circle and drew my moon face. I used Sakura glaze pens to get the shine in the eyes and on the lips.
Instead of the garland wreath which Tim uses, I wanted to surround my moon with a garland of  shiny stars.
I die cut lots of stars in glitter card using my Cheery Lynn snowflake die and Noor stars garland die.
Then it was time to put on my creative hat....

and this is my finished card.
with a couple of close ups
So that's my 12th card completed for the year.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 December
Pixie's snippets playground  3/3  #206
Sparkles Christmas 3/3 die cuts for Christmas
A vintage journey  vintage Christmas
That's Crafty 3/3 Season's Greetings
Ribbon Girl 3/3 anything goes
Love to create anything creative/mixed media #25
Simon says stamp Wednesday let it snow
Artistic Inspirations anything goes/Christmas
Visions of Sugarplums 2015 Christmas/Winter
Our creative corner Wish upon a star
Papertake Weekly fun fun fun I had such fun making my 12 cards this year
Anything but cute you've got happy mail
Art with heart December favourite things my card versions of Tim's tag have been some of my favourite creative things this year,
Inspiration Emporium 'tis the season

I would like to thank Tim for another amazing year of creativity which he so selflessly shares. I have had such fun and learnt so much.
I look forward to the 1st January when I really hope he continues with this amazing challenge.

Thanks for visiting me here and for all you kind comments, Billy also wants to thank you for the comments on his post and sends a purr :0) 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at
    Sparkles Christmas Challenge " Die cuts for Christmas” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  2. Love your card Jane!! The burlap background looks amazing with the blue star pattern and your moon face is awesome!! I thought it was a stamp at first, well done! I love how you pull inspiration from your surroundings, that field of fire looks so beautiful, what a lovely sight to see around the holidays!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  3. Wow! Love it.. love all of your pages! Someday I will start one of these... yours is beautiful..

  4. WOW - soooo much creativity here Jane. Fantastic xxx

  5. What a beautiful collection, Jane,

    Those tags are amazing! And your moon-card is so beautiful too, and once again captures the memory perfectly!

    Happy crafting, dear friend!


  6. Wow, where did that year go to and what a colourful year it has been for you my friend! What a gorgeous little colourful gallery of art, I'm really not going to single one out as they're all beautiful and what a lovely addition your December card is too.
    Well done my dear...amazing,
    V X

  7. Hi Jane!
    What an exquisite collection!
    I don't think I could have parted with them!
    Love your last one to bits!!

  8. What a creative version of Tim's tag - I loved using the stain on the burlap as well - what a fun technique - love your moon face surrounded by the snowflakes! Julia xx

  9. Beautiful card, Jane! Loving the moon and those stars are awesome!
    Thank you so much for joining our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT x

  10. absolutely brilliant - I adore your make for this month Jane and seeing all yours together is amazing!! Brilliant! Hugs rachel x

  11. Brilliant lot of cards you've made! I love the moon face card. You did a good job of drawing it. Enjoy your holiday times! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. Super fabulous collection of tags, well done! Love creative!

  13. What a great take on Tim's tag Jane, I love all those sparkly stars and your background is beautiful.

    Thanks so much for joining in Eileen's 'Favourite Things' challenge at Art With Heart! Anne x

  14. Hello Jane, I have missed reading your lovely blog, but we've been having a very frantic time around here with sick children, cats with broken legs (seriously, two of the cats, one with hip problems and operations and another with a leg break) and me sewing blinds like a crazy person in order to pay my mortgage! I'm quite excited to finally sit down with a coffee and catch up on all my blog reading (I'm hoping for some Daisy smiles!!). It's great to see all your tags together, in all honesty this final one is my favourite. I look forward to seeing what else you've been up to as I back read the last few months. Hope you and yours are well and excited about Christmas. Bethxx

  15. Jane you are top notch in the card making world!!! Love them all and I really love the December card, it is Superb! You have had an amazing year of tag/card making, you should be so proud : )
    I missed Billy's post so I will have to backtrack........happy day to you dear Jane, xoxoRobin

  16. A great card Judy. I love that moon face and the inking on hessian looks really good. Barbxx

  17. You drew an awesome moon face and so cool that it's surrounded by snowflakes - fabulous tag! Thank you for linking to my challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

  18. Wonderful work Jane!


    Di xx

  19. wow, Jane! First, I love seeing all your wonderfully completed tags all in one spot, and I shall have to give them all a closer look!

    As for your card, it is amazing how you have drawn inspiration from the field of fire and that you hand drew your moon face. Those snowflakes are just incredible! What a great finish to the year! Thank you for joining our You've Got Happy Mail challenge. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  20. Wow!!!!Congratulations Jane!!!
    sandy xx

  21. Well done and congrats on finishing all Tims tags. I fell by the way side, but hope to start again next year interpretating into a card as well. That way hopefully I will finish. Your photo of them all looks brill.
    Julie x

  22. So wonderful to see all the tags collected!! What a year !! Big thanks for sharing some Kew Garden photos. Happy almost 3rd Advent Sunday.
    Anne xx

  23. Such a fun card, Jane! I love the snowflakes and stars you've incorporated to embellish this moon-man with :) Thanks so much for joining in our last challenge of the year Wish Upon a Star at Our Creative Corner!! XOXO-Shari OCC DT

  24. This is so cool Jane and I love the story behind it! Thank you for sharing with us at Eileen's Art with Heart Challenge! Merry Christmas. =)

  25. Hi Jane this is such a fun make and its great to have you join in with us at AVJ this month

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  26. How fun!!!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  27. Well hello there moon are just so sparkly tonight...What a fun take on the tag and I loved seeing how this came about...VEry UnUsUal...I enjoyed my visit!!!!

  28. Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge 'Wish Upon A Star' over at Our Creative Corner! I love the stars on the hessian, really effective! Trish x

  29. Another fab creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenges

    Helen P (DT) x

  30. What a clever interpretation Jane! Love how you drew the moon yourself to echo the one from Kew. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x


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