And along came Mr Holtz and his fabulous skate die which I had just purchased. He posted THIS and I was inspired! I did a tag card shamelessly copying his design to see if using his techniques would give me some ideas and it did. Off I went making lots of cards and gift tags using the skate die (and this time using my own ideas!). But they have all been given away to family and friends and I did not want to end the year without doing one more post...... so all I have left is this tag card and my leather look skate which I have already blogged.
The only differences between my tag and Tim's is the embossing folder I used and I added one of Tim's beautiful idea-ology ice skates and a brown ribbon bow at the top. For details on the 'how to' please follow the link to Tim's blog.
This really is the most wonderful time of year, when family and friends come together to share the joy of Christmas and look forward to a new year.
Many people are showing their favourite makes for 2013 and what better way to round off the year. I am just going to show you one, something that I am totally happy with (we are our own worst critics aren't we?), my Halloween Configurations box. I followed the tutorial by the very talented Richele Christensen, it was an absolute delight to make and I won the most fantastic prize from Richele of guess what? - a bumper bundle of Tim Holtz goodies so I have plenty to play with next year.......... I am linking this up with Jennie the Artistic Stamper HERE who is asking us to show our favourite piece from this year. You can find my original piece here.
I have a lot to thank Tim Holtz for and long may it continue, despite it making me rather poor most months!
And finally, it would take me forever to thank people for their kindness this year, so I just want to say a very big thank you to all my friends and followers who were kind enough to visit my blog and leave comments, those who sent me well wishes, beautiful cards, wonderful gifts and most of all, those who shared friendship. I am truly thankful for each and every one of you so THANK YOU!
I wish you and yours all the very best for 2014 and hope that it is happy and healthy and that you get lots of time to create your own forms of art. Big hugs, Anne xx