Friday, December 2, 2011

Joan's Gardens Challenge

Have you checked out the 12 Days of Christmas SALES at Joan's Gardens???  NO ... Wow ... you need to rush right over and see what she has left.  She's 'cleaning' the shop and has some AMAZING bargains for you!!
She's also having a challenge this week!

We are to make a TAG and the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

I thought I'd like to do a Vintage Christmas Tag and while checking out the challenge, I was inspired by Joan's use of the Tim Holtz Tag Die and realized I had that exact die ... so I also used it for my BASE.  Here are the other steps I took to quickly create my tag.

1.  Covered tag using a scrap of holiday dp.
2.  Sponged around the edges with TH Tea Dye Distress Ink. 
3.  Bordered the edge using a Gold Pilot Marker
4.  Cut out the Tim Holtz 'Lamp Post' die using a scrap piece of black cardstock. 
5.  Cut out the Holly & Berries using scraps of cardstock.
6.   Added red Stickles to the berries & a scrap piece of gold Metallic cs behind the lantern.
7.  A piece of thin red satin ribbon was tied on for the hanger.

The 'lens flare' and snowflakes were computer generated to give that 'added touch' of holiday joy!!  LOL!

I hope you'll pop over and check out the sale and Joan's Gardens and join in the challenge fun too!!  Before I go I'd like to mention the 12 Days of Christmas FUN going on over at Shelly's Images.  Something NEW is happening each day Dec. 1st - 12th with games & prizes to share!!

Other challenges I'm entering this tag in are:
Bling It On - Christmas
Scrappin' Chics Challenge - Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes

THANKS for stopping by!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!


  1. What a wonderful card, Darlene! Love the details. Really happy that you chose to play along at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, you can enter a total of 3 times while this challenge runs during December. Merry Christmas.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  2. That is a fabulous tag. I love the lamppost backed by the red and white stripped paper. You are so clever - I wondered how you got that glow in the light!!! Thanks for joining us again this week in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  3. Wow!!! Your tag is perfect, I just love it.

    Thank you very much for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and the best of luck.

    Anne-Marie x x

  4. Thanks for joining us at WSC this week.
    kelly x

  5. Fab tag - I love it x
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at papercrafting journey & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  6. Darlene, great tag. I love the lamp post with the stripe paper.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Card Challenge. Great job!


  7. Love this tag Darlene,,,,,so creative,,,so vintage,,,,wowwwww

  8. Darlene,
    Love the tag, great choice of PP behind the post, really makes it pop,, you have to tell me how you do that shine from the light, here I thought you got a wonderful shot with the camera!! That is such a wonderful touch!!!
    Again, great tag!!!
    Hey if we don't speak, hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday season. Wish you a super New Year as well.

  9. super Tag!!
    Thanks for joining us at Bling It On this time would love to see you next time too

  10. Very pretty tag. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie :-)


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