Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Christmas Gift Card Tag, Vintage/Distressed. Let It Snow

My tag for Day 4 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags is not my cup of tea at all.
In fact, I think it's absolutely vile...  but I know that that has a lot to do with the fact that I used patterned papers that are not to my taste at all

Not.  My.  Colour.  Scheme.  In.  The  Slightest. 

But as I'm off to my first ever craft fair this coming week (it sounded like a good idea at the time, but now I'm beginning to dread it) I thought it best to stretch myself and see what others may or may not like.  Others who aren't very kind craft people like you all are. x

I'm painfully aware that I may sell absolutely nothing, but I needed something to get absorbed in to keep me busy and exhausted.  Busy means no time to think which is good right now.
Of course, this whole craft fair thing might just knock my confidence completely, but nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say.

So here's my ugly tag for this post...

The basics of this design are what I use on the back of my extra large tags to turn them into gift card tags.   The peg stops the envelope inside from sliding out.  

This very beautiful, very lovely green tag is what I used for my inspiration.
I should have used green, too.  Sighs...
(Are you laughing at me)?

Supplies Used:

Penny Black Creative 'A Pocket Full'
Waltzing Mouse 'Gift Card Envelope'
Paper Smooches 'Gift Tags 3'
Memory Box 'Snow Burst'
Poppystamps 'Viviro Ornament'

Uniko 'Stunning Snowflakes'

Lace - White
Twine - Black
Spectrum Noir AquaTints - Essentials
Peg - Silver
Patterned Paper
Spray Adhesive

Please don't feel you have to find something nice to say about this monstrosity.
Off to post this on Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, etc...
May as well!

If I've made you smile at all, that's my job done for today...

Donna. x


  1. I am most certainly NOT laughing at you Donna!
    I am wishing you LOTS OF SUCCESS at the craft fair. I'm sure your work will go down a storm.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. I may be laughing a little, but not AT you! I feel the very same about many of my creations, Donna! It's that patterned paper that does us in... at any rate, I think your little tag is quite wonderful...

    1. Thank you for finding something positive to say...
      I still think it's a monstrosity, either way! x

  3. Stop being so hard on yourself Donna, I think this is great! not yucky at all!! did`nt know about your craft fair!!! good luck, braver than me.
    Pam x

    1. It's advertised as a Craft Fair as it's the Christmas 'one' , but they meet every month to raise funds for a Cancer Hospice. Other types of crafters attend, but not paper crafters as far as I am aware. Hadn't planned to do this as such. Just enquired for at some point in the future and got told one spot left so made a snap decision to take it. Haven't a clue what to price things at!