Friday 5 October 2012

Christmas is a comin', Christmas is a comin'

I know, I know, it's still early but I have got it in my head now, so here we are.

I had a play with my PanPastels again this week and made some Christmas tags. 

(At the top of this photo you can see a sneak peek of my PanPastel challenge DT piece coming up on Sunday).

Really easy - using kraft card, die cut the bauble shapes using Tim's Carved Ornaments.

Stamp using embossing ink and Crafty Individuals plate CI-241 snowflake stamp.

Dab white PanPastel over the top and gently blend a creamy tint and then a dark brown around the edges.

Spray with a glittery sealer.

I made a message label in PSE for the back and added some threads.

I think I might use brown paper for wrapping all my presents this year and these will be a great addition to them.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Out of a hat Creations - Christmas in October
Sweet Stampin' - Vintage



Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Lovely tags Brenda! I used white on craft palette last Christmas and I love the smart look! Xxx

Anonymous said...

Love these Brenda. Super tags. I like to use brown paper for wrapping. Normally with a sprig of rosemary. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters this week.
Regards Florence x
P.S. Have a great weekend.

Gina said...

Very yummy looking tags...thought they were cookies at first :D XXX

Terry said...

Brenda, these are lovely little gift tags! Love the white snowflakes on kraft paper! I actually made some gift tags using those ornaments and plan on many more! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

craftytrog said...

Your gifts will look so stylish with these wonderful tags Brenda!
Alison xx

Lillibelle said...

Oh Brenda they'll be really fantastic and gorgeous eye catchers on your Christmas presents.

chrissie said...

Very stylish Brenda and with brown paper wrapping for your pressies an ideal combo for sure.

Thank you for sharing them with Out of a Hat Creations this first week of our Christmas challenges.

Love Chrissie xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beauiful Brenda. Love this creations. Lovely
Lovely greet and nice weekend

Netty said...

Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things and the baubles will add a smashing decoration Brenda, xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

I love kraft and these will look wonderful your gifts! Trace x

Rachel said...

These are really pretty! Fab idea!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Sue said...

Very pretty Brenda I havent started playing with my pans yet will have to soon!! huggles hun xxx

cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun what amazing tags these are such a great idea too,they look lush hugs Cherylxxxxx

2amscrapper said...

love everything about this idea, from the way you made the tags to your gift wrapping plan

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, hope you are keeping well. Your tags are very elegant! Love the colour contrast.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Fliss said...

These look gorgeous Brenda and kraft is my favourite at the moment too.
Pale colours look great against it in contrast.
Have a lovely weekend too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

catherine said...

These look like a fantastic idea Brenda and look so effective.
x catherine

Vicky said...

Oooh so gorgeous hun...:o)

have a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Just came across tese ies at a discount store, yesterday. What a fab idea! Love the Kraft look, too. Hope all is well. Thanks for you faithful visits o my log an all yourkindness comments. Best, Yvonne

Anonymous said...

I love brown paper for Christmas wrapping. A special tag such as these will be a gorgeous addition.
They are so elegant.

Words and Pictures said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! I spy a neutral/kraft Christmas to come (but not yet!). I've been a brown paper wrapper for years - so much cheaper, and so deliciously easy to wrap with - varying the adornments each year. So many more ideas to play with now I've met Craftyblogland!!
Alison x

Ephemera said...

Beautifully and classy, such a great idea, love the kraft and White together, a beautiful combination. XX

Rosie said...

Wonderful Christmas tags. Great idea

Zue said...

I love brown paper parcels...very sophisticated and those tags are will be perfect for them. Brown tissue paper is also nice for wrapping presents:)

Karin said...

Beautiful tags!The combination, brown and those tags will be gorgeous! Have a nice weekend!

Janet said...

WOW !!! your tags are fabulous Brenda,Thank you for joining us at Out of a Hat.
Janet x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

These are beautiful Brenda x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

I love these tags! Very lovely. Is glimmer mist sealer the same as glimmer mist?

I'm on a mini vacation - but brought my netbook and it's working great!! I feel so disconnected lately.


Daniele said...

using brown paper will be perfect for your lovely tags, love the natural look