Monday, December 17, 2012

Tag challenge for Artistic Inspirations

The challenge this fortnight from Artistic Inspirations is to make a tag or book mark.  We have three wonderful sponsors this time.....QKR, Eureka, and Gingerloft.  I chose to use this tag from Gingerloft.  I think it was a great finish to the front of my book.
This album was made for a swap I am hosting.  We each were to make a mini Christmas album.  We then drew names and Justy will receive mine.  I sure hope she likes what I have made.   The papers are just some odds and ends I had laying around in anticipation of being used.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is cut and stamped from Whimsy.

There are two tags that pull out of the front.
The second and third pages are created with really no photos places.  The fireplace is cut from a Magnolia ticket die.  The wreath spray and tree are made from punches.  The little stocking are fuzzy little buttons.  I think they are so cute!  The little lamp on the mantle is from a Cricut cartridge my niece owns.  Thanks Tauna for cutting it out for me.

The lamp pulls out from behind the fireplace for a tag to put photos on.  The little fold out strip comes out of the pocket.  both sides are covered in pps so hopefully will give Justy plenty of space for pictures.
The 4th and 5th pages are again hidden photo areas.  The sentiments are rubons that I found buried in my stash.  The little charm and Santa stickers were also found in this buried treasure box.  lol  The lacie border is another Magnolia die.

The folding tag pulls out on the left side while the right side has a fold out album when you untie the ribbon.
The last pages are quite simple.  The two little snowman stickers were again from stash.  I made the stripped pockets and then added the photo frames on top.   Justy can easily slide a photo under the ribbons if she wants. 

Each side has three tags.  Each tag has a double punched snowflake added to both sides.  Then the snowflakes are coated with stickles for an extra shine.

I have inked all the edges and added stickles where I deemed fit.  I enjoyed making this little album and I sure hope Justy enjoys using it. Please come join the fun this fortnight at Artistic Inspirations!

 Thanks to all the ladies that participated in this swap.  And thanks to everyone who took time to view it.  Hugs to all and may God bless us all.

Challenges I am entering:

Anything But a Card celebrating the light /Christmas

Come and Get It- Christmas

Dream Valley- Christmas 

Joanna Sheen- Christmas 

Pan Paste- Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's- Christmas 

Crafty Mess-Vintage Christmas 

Digi Designs Saturdays- Christmas but not a card 

One Stop Craft- distressed Christmas 

Let's Create -anything but a card

The Cupcake Craft Room- Christmas

Really Reasonable Ribbons- anything goes with ribbon


  1. Loads of super work here ... very lovely stuff indeed! Thank you for joining us at this weeks PanPastels Challenge .
    Eileen xx

  2. What a stunning little book. Superb in every way.
    Your fireplace is so adorable. I bet those little stocking are something that everyone will want to touch.

    Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


  3. A beautiful project. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, Jayne

  4. What a wonderful project - Justy is going to be thrilled to receive the album - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 103 - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. What a fabulous Christmas Book Moshie! I love the fireplac too! Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card Challenge this fortnight. Happy Christmas to you!

  6. This is a wonderful book all about Christmas. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get it. Come back soon.

  7. Great project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  8. I love all your pages! Beautifully done!!
    Thank you for joining us at RRR!

  9. AWESOME job on that mini...the colors and papers are PERFECT for it! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!

  10. Wauw this project is amazingly beautiful!! Didnt know i could adore this book this much haha.
    Im checking out the works and backgrounds of my new FFcollegues and this is abfab!! ;)
    Have yourselfs a merry christmas!! and Enjoy these days to the max!
    Xx Linda

  11. Not sure if the last message went through. The is an absolutely marvelous project Moshie. I adore mini books and I especially like that this one is interactive. Glad be to among such wonderful artists at Artistic Inspirations!

  12. What a fabulous job you have made of this mini album and I am sure you swap partner loves it. Very traditional Christmas colours, beautiful.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  13. This looks like a super fun album. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.