Tuesday, 14 February 2012

12 tags of 2012 TAG 1

Well over on Tim's blog he has just released his new take on the 12 tags of Christmas...it is now the 12 tags of 2012 instead and he is retiring the Christmas ones.  I am sure he is relieved that he won't have to be rushing off to the nearest parking lot or hotel where he can get internet coverage in the heavy snow!

Anyway, I digress.

Here is the tag I have made in honour of Valentines day today and the 1st tag of 2012.  I have decided to enter this into Linda's Grungy Monday Challenge which is "Valentines day - Tim Holtz Style" Cant get more Timmy than this...and I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge where "anything goes"  They are also sponsoring a Voucher as a  prize at Grungy Monday from their online shop here

I used the December embossing folder for the top, rubbed the whole tag with Festive Berries Distress ink and some Black Soot on the edges and just the number 14  as well as the die cut edge at the bottom of the tag.  I then stamped the sentiment and the flourish with Archival jet black ink, attached the heart lock, key and door number with brads.  I did not have that fancy honeycomb paper that Tim used but did find some straws with fruit on them in the same stuff and took an apple and changed it into a heart!  Such a cool find.  I will show more of them tomorrow on my desk for Whats On My Workdesk Wednesday...

Hope you have had a great Valentines day.



  1. Oh I love this Bella! I love how you found those straws and adapted them as well as used the December embossing folder - really ingenious use of what you have. I feel inspired to play along too now!

    1. Thanks for your visit. I was so inspired by Tim's tag that I just had to sit right down and create! Was a lucky find today while out shopping for something completely different! Dying to see what you make! (some bumping might come into it?)

  2. love this tag!
    i really admire your style!
    just started following you so i can be further inspired!
    thanks for sharing this very valentine tag! x

  3. Fab take on the Valentine Tag! Love your vintage key and added sentiment!

  4. Beautiful tag, Belinda! I love your colors and your dimensional heart with the vintage key hanging! Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  5. Love, love, love this tag! The colors are great and the design is awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  6. Great tag! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  7. Hi Bella!!
    Thanks for visiting my blogs and for the kind comment!
    I've just browsed into your pages and I've found lovely creations.
    Let me admit that I prefer your Valentine's Tag of 2012 that those of TH (it is hard to say but it is true... maybe is the femminine touch in yours)... and I'm crazy of your craft room (I will add it into my wishing list!!)
    Keep creating and have fun.
    Hugs from Italy

  8. How very creative Bella, would never of known that wasn't honeycombe paper (how cool), love all the embossing detail etc on the background.

  9. Que bonito te a quedadoo me encanta!!!!

  10. Awesome take on Tim's tag! Love your embossing and embellishments!

  11. this is beautifully done...simply perfect!


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