Monday, September 30

Let's Get Ready for Christmas!

Hello Monday my friends, and welcome to this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - LET'S GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS! Oh, you think it might be a bit too early? Around here, I'd better start early if I am going to be done in time for the holidays! Is it like that for you too?

We have so enjoyed having the lovely and talented Anne Redfern with us for the month! It's been wonderful having you as our guest designer Anne, and I will be on the lookout for more of your awesome creations! 

I decided to make two tags for Christmas. These will be pretty attached to some special gifts. (not that I have those gifts yet, lol)

I started both tags with a layer of inks and stencils, using Distress Oxides and Simon Says Stamp stencils. 

I layered the pine bough with a darker ink, after I had misted and dried the first layer. 

I used the same greens to make the half tone trees. 

I tied the tags up with hand dyed ribbons and tied on bells and jingle bells for a fun touch. I decided my half tone trees needed a bit of glitter, so tried to make it look like snow. 

Same backgrounds, two you have a favorite?

I look forward to you joining us in this week's getting ready for Christmas challenge. Remember, our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp offer a $50 shopping voucher to one lucky participant! 


A GREAT place to shop!

Simon is on Instagram - use #sssmchallenge

Be sure to check out the design team's ideas for getting ready for Christmas!


  1. Wonderful tags! I love the colors and designs, and those bells are the perfect embellishments

  2. Gorgeous tags Maura :-) the colours and designs of both are just fabulous!! very artsy and awesome!! :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  3. I do have a favourite Maura but only because I adore red! Both tags are gorgeous, I really love the artsy tree on the first one and the jingle bells are a brilliant touch!

    It has been an honour and a pleasure to have worked alongside you for the last month, thank you for making me feel so welcome! Hugs, Anne xxx

  4. Beautiful tags Maura! I love all the patterns and the pretty trees and bows. I hope your weekend has been fun!! Hugs!

  5. What wonderful tags Maura, any gift that they get attached to will be made even more special by having your wonderful handmade creations on them! Thanks so much for sharing them, Deb xo


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