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It's christmas again!

Ok today I'm showcasing the final two tags of my task. For this pair, I dug out a pad of papers I got a long while ago as a magazine freebie. The pad is called classic elegance. For the first  tag, I had the name of the famous Maya Angelou book stuck in my head, so I used it as inspiration.


I started by choosing the background paper and inking it around the edges, adding some remnant rubs. I then painted a cage gold.


The words were stamped with my new alphabet stamps (which I technically don't have yet as it's not my birthday!) I stamped them onto another paper from the pad, cut them out, then inked round the edges with tattered rose. 


The fairy is actually from another magazine freebie paper pad, called fairy belle. I cut off her wings as I didn't need them.


Here is a close up of the wing. It's a grungeboard wing, painted white, stamped with musical note background stamp and coated with rock candy glitter. 

The second stamp, and the reason for the title, is christmas themed. I have had a bit of a sort out of my craft stuff this week and came across a gorgeous set of christmas themed stamps, so I used them for this tag.


I started off by choosing the background and inking it again. I then stamped a fireplace three times; once in paper and twice in chipboard. I cut out the fireplaces, additionally cutting the fire out of one of the chipboards and the paper, which I inked. I then layered them up with foam pads.


The mouse is chipboard inked with frayed burlap. The fire was coloured with promarkers (to black out the bit that isn't on fire) and then distress stickled for the fire itself. 



The stockings were stamped twice, once in chipboard and once in paper. They are glued onto the mantel. I used flowersoft for the garland, with a few gems in. 


Last but not least is the quote from the night before christmas, inked and layered so it stands out.

So that's all three (or six as they are double sided) tags, and finally some progress made. 

Spending wise, there hasn't been any since I last updated. Here are the updates so far:

1. Starry night cross stitch (on page 3)
2. Complete project book (13/21)
3. Complete book plans for 2 and 3 (no progress)
4. Read and review 100 books (22/100)
5. Make 15 christmas presents (no progress)
6. Make 12 birthday presents (2/12)
7. Make calendar and G45 box and tags (made tags)
8. Hit minimum savings target (12.9%)
9. Kili cross stitch (no progress)
10. Write 50,000 words (no progress)

Happy crafting everyone
Ems


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