December 29, 2015

12 Tags for Christmas - December

As the year comes to a close, I'm posting a final tag for 2015 which will link to Tim's monthly tag along with Simon's Monday blog challenge.

I used Tim's four smallish Christmas Collage stamps for the background by stamping on Distress-tinted tissue paper, cutting out various parts and pasting to the tag in a new arrangement.

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An oval was cut from the middle, a photo from Tim's Merriment paper stash pasted behind it then tiny paper-punched oak leaves were tinted, glittered and pasted on.

Perfect Pearls and Stickles were used to embellish the borders along with a tiny bow and some Remant Rubs.

I expect the reason we love vintage (and Christmas) so much is because it takes us back to happier times.

The children here certainly had a different experience from kids growing up today.

And if there was a soundtrack running as you view this tag, it would be John Lennon's song which I believe is more poignant now than when it was written given the turbulent events of this past year:

So this is Christmas, and what have you done
Another year over and a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young

A very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year
(let's hope it's a good one, without any fear)

If you'd like to see all of the Christmas tags
I made based on Tim's 12 from 2015, click here.


  1. I LOVE your tags!! Thanks for your visit..... I'm putting you on my blogroll so I can keep up with your fabulous work! xx Lynn (

  2. Sensational as always! L O V E the kids/horse image!! Happy New Year!

  3. Wowwww, your TAG ist beautiful. Love it.
    Greets Carola

  4. Wonderful tag! Love the cluster of leaves on the oval.

  5. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love the oval and all the beautiful background stamping! Have a lovely New Year!

  6. Love that collage stamping in the background, and the image looks perfect in its smart oval frame - lovely take on the December tag.
    Alison x

  7. Totally beautiful tag! Happy New Year!

  8. absolutely beautiful miss bee. What creative ideas you come up with!

  9. Love your creative tag, and especially the amazing background.
    I've seen your manila tag gallery and I really like all your super tags.
    Thank you for your kind comment, and Happy New Year!
    Mar :)

  10. It's always a joy to swing by and see what you've been up to. I love the retro vibe of this tag and the feeling of happy nostalgia you're so good at creating. Love the patchwork-looking background and the color scheme that you used. Thanks for supporting the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and I can't wait to see what that clever mind of yours comes up with for 2016!