Friday, February 15, 2013

Christmas in the bank 1st installment

Hi, I saw a great challenge over at Sandi's Maximum Embellishment blog for Christmas in the Bank.  On the 12th of each month she will share some ideas and offer a challenge to motivate us in building our holiday stash and having our own CHRISTMAS IN THE BANK when December rolls around.  I am of course late and far behind but I did come in late and I do intend to catch up, this is 1 of the 12 tags required for the January 12th challenge.  I don't make tags so the first challenge caught me totally off guard, but I really wanted to challenge myself to make this.  In all fairness, Sandi said not to stress about these and we can make them as simple as we like, but if I were going to do this I wanted to at least do 1 of the 12 tags right!  The image and paper are from Gecko Galz ( Old Fashioned Christmas image and Grandma's House Paper collection).  I used some Ranger spray on the tag, embossed the paper and added some Inka Gold from Flying Unicorn.  A die cut frame and string and lace finish this off.  
I cheated on the last tags, I am using some pre made tags from Gecko Galz , I know, no shame in that as long as I actually made 1 of them all by myself right?  Well I did get a little carried away with the Gecko Galz pre made tags and I really had some fun.  These are what I came up with.
This is my favorite, the spray was a clearance item I grabbed from Flying Unicorn, I added a lot of Stickles to everywhere (the spray had the glitter already on it.  Papers and image are Gecko Galz.
Gecko Galz pre printed tag and Old Fashioned Christmas image with distress ink and Glimmer mist.
Gecko Galz pre printed tag and I added 2 the light and dark blue Stickles, stars were in my stash.
Gecko Galz pre printed tag with flocking, distress ink and Stickles.
Gecko Galz pre printed tag and Old Fashioned Christmas image with distress ink.
 Fussy cut a Gecko Galz Old Fashioned Christmas image and added some ribbon.
Gecko Galz pre printed tag, distress ink and lots of Stickles, this is beautiful IRL with all the Stickles.
Gecko Galz pre printed tag, Stickles on the edge and some Dollar Treasure bangles.
Gecko Galz pre printed tag with some distress ink.
Sandi has already begun the 2nd Christmas in the Bank challenge .  We will be doing 6 Gift card holders (Yay, I know how to do those!) so I hope to get those done shortly.  I would love to see you join us for Christmas in the Bank.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
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  1. Wow, these are all gorgeous, just fantastic. I love the Hanukkah one with the stars, just stunning! And so much lovely glitter and shine - lovely!! Hugs, Valerie

  2. wooow!!! love them all! the level of detail is just so pretty...i think i love the first one much beautiful layering :) gorgeous!!

  3. wow, you have been busy, love them all, fabulous detail, hugs

  4. OMG, Diane, these are soooo beuatiful... the second one is outstanding and so is the Hanukkah one.

  5. GF, you have been so beautifully busy! Each of these are just so gorgeous and whoever receives these will be thrilled! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  6. Holy cow! You are ready for Christmas right! I love all the glittery embellishing :)

  7. Wow Diane,
    You have amazing collection of Christmas tags. Love them so much .
    You are very talented Diane.
    Hope you had a beautiful Valentine day.Wishing you a great weekend dear friend

  8. um..behind? Are you kidding, you have oodles of tags made by Valentines day! You blow me away Diane!

  9. Fabby tags! Looks like you got right into it.. this is no stress, no sweat. It's February and you have 10 tags made now!! Lovely post and thanks for playing. Hugs, Sandi

  10. Hi
    What a clever idea to be organised and save that frantic creating come November/December.
    A stunning collection of tags.

  11. WOW!!! For someone who doesn't make tags you sure out did yourself!! So, some where a little made already. They would be nothing without your beautiful touch!!

  12. Wow Diane! What a great jump start on your holiday projects!

  13. Morning sweetie, these are all gorgeous creations I love the sparkle on them too, I can never capture sparkle, have a great weekend huggles Pops x x x

  14. Hi Diane, WOW this is a grand idea and your tags are fabulous. What a wonderful variety and each and everyone special as only you can create.
    I can't choose a favorite as I love them all.
    Creating for Christmas in the bank is such a great way to get a jump on the next holiday, I may have to use this idea for my painting of ornaments. Thank you for sharing and have fun.

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  15. Oh My Diane, I'm very impressed with all of your tags and the fact that you made 12 different tags so quickly. They are all beautiful. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  16. Wow Diane, you really had fun creating these fabulous Christmas tags and I would have had a blast; what a great idea to make tags ahead of time for the gifts of that season! Love what you've done! Hope you've been well you and your family.

  17. Wow, what a fantastic collection. They are all gorgeous, Diane!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  18. Beautifully crafted Christmas Tags. They are all so cheerful.
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  19. Your tags are stunning. What a wonderful time saver for when the season gets hectic and busy. Lovely creations. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

  20. Most fantastic tags evahhhhhh. I love all that glitter and bling. Great stuff.

  21. These are all so pretty! You can see the love you put into the details on each one.

  22. Well you know me and Christmas - we go hand and hand all year long. So, I must say yeahhh loving these sweet tags! The more glitz the better!


  23. WOW! I love the vintage Christmas. Reminds me of my very creative Grandma Lucille. Your work is stunning!
    Keep it up!
    Ashley Rane Sparks


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