Friday 29 December 2017

Tag Friday at a Vintage Journey

Hello Friends

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

There are five Fridays in December so that means it is Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey.  I had a set of ice skates left over from another project so I used them, together with one of Alison Bomber's wonderful sentiment stamps, to create a simple wintry tag.

I made the tag to attach to a Christmas gift so I don't have any step outs but I can tell you briefly how I made it.  First up I used some of Anna Marie Design Christmas papers for the base of the tag, adding some white embossing around all of the edges.
The skates were cut from white matboard, grunged up a little with some Distress Ink and laced up with some brown embroidery cotton.  I applied two layers of silver embossing powder to the skate blades and heat embossed each layer.

I love Alison Bomber's fabulous sentiment stamps and I used one from her winter sentiment collection Paper Artsy EAB05.
To finish off I dyed some seam binding with Ground Espresso Distress Stain and I added some Tim Holtz Idea-olgy jingle bells to the skates.

So there we have it, a quick and easy wintry gift tag.  Please do have a look at what my talented team mates have made over at A Vintage Journey, you won't be disappointed!

We will soon be into the New Year so I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all the very best for 2018, I hope it is a good year for you!

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Anne, this is such a beautiful tag. Your skates look like the real thing, and those blades are amazing! Great fluffy bow, and those jingle bells are the perfect finishing touch! Great seeing Alison's quote stamp on there, too--perfect! Happy New Year! Hugs!

  2. What a beauty Anne, how wonderful your given gift would have looked with this tag attached to it. Love your attention to detail with the laces and embossed blades, bringing those sweet skates to life. Alisons quotes are the cherry on the cake!! Happy New Year Anne, wishing you the very best in 2018..
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

  3. Your tag is simply beautiful Anne xx Wonderful details xx Wishing you and David all the best for New Year 2018

    Huge hugs Annie xx

  4. Might have been easy but it is very effective. Wish I had bought that skate die now, you have used it to its full advantage.
    Thanks for the visit and a Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  5. Those skates always do it for me Anne, this one is stunning! I adore the white with the deep brown, - a ccomplete winning colour combo!
    All the best for a healthy, happy and creative 2018!!

  6. Wonderful tag! Gorgeous background paper for the awesome skates and I love the brown ribbon - the Ground Expresso is a beautiful colour, I must get that one! Happy New Year to you and the whole family! Here's hoping it's a really good one! Hugs my friend xxxxxxxxx

  7. The impact on this tag is big, even if it was simple to make. I would never have thought so. I adore the vintage color palette and beautiful DP you used. Big hugs and happy New Year, Autumn

  8. This tag is the coolest! I would love to get this on a package, it's amazing~!

  9. An absolutely AMAZING tag Anne!
    Happy New Year to you!
    oxo Susi

  10. What a great tag for any present. I love the white/brown vintage colour scheme and those skates are brilliant. Happy New Yar to you too Elaine xx

  11. Hi Anne, loving the tag and pleased to see the skates again. Hope your Christmas was good and that your New Year will be even better. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

  12. Your extra skates made a delightful gift tag, Annie! I love that sediment, the dyed seam binding, and those jingle bell lacings!! Thank you for your wishes! I wish the same to you in the new and exciting year ahead!! Love and hugs, Darnell

  13. An utterly gorgeous tag Anne, I love those skates they add such a wonderful winter feel to your creations. Huge hugs xxx

  14. Your winter tag is gorgeous Anne. I always love the ice skates and these look stunning in the vintage shades.
    Have a very Happy New Year ..... hope 2018 is a good one for you xx

  15. I love your tag Anne - and how appropriate is was for Friday with all its snow - it was a nightmare getting to work but thankfully the journey home was much easier! I adore those skates - so very beautiful - must use them more often next year!!! Big hugs rachel xx

  16. Beautiful tag Anne, love the soft colour palette with the white embossing, very eye catching. Happy New Year my friend. Tracy x

  17. Anne, what a beautiful tag! It's simplicity makes it all the more stunning! A perfect tag for this holiday season!
    I so hope your Christmas time has been filled with love and joy!
    Sending you wishes for a 2018 filled with All good things for you and your family!

  18. What a treat - you know I love your ice skate creations, and I love the subtle neutrals here - really elegant. And the words are perfect with that lovely snowy background.
    Alison xx

  19. Wonderful tag Anne - your skates are really fabulous and I love the bells and the brown color of you ribbon. Perfect in every way!
    Happy New Year Anne!
    sandy xx

  20. I just love your wonderful skates Anne! I bought this die after seeing all of the projects you made with them - but still haven't used them yet! Yours are so pretty with their silver blades and sweet bells on the laces! Wishing you a healthy and crafty New Year! Julia xx

  21. An absolutely adorable tag Anne - in such gorgeous vintage colours too and using that wonderful ice skates die. Wishing you a very happy and continuingly creative 2018 xxx

  22. Simply wonderful Anne, a perfect close to 2017. May 2018 bring all that you desire and more. Happy New Year, Nicola x

  23. It's always a delight when you get your skates out Anne! And how perfect this looks on your subtly embossing background - just lovely xxx

  24. Oh my gosh, I love, love this, Anne!! Ice skating is one of my favorite things to do!! I love the texture and details you've added to the skates!! The ribbons are beautiful!! The embossing is perfect!! I absolutely love this!! I'm so happy to be visiting after a small blog break for the holidays!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a healthy and happy 2018!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  25. Absolutely fabulous! Anne Just love those delicate neutral tones. Your gorgeous skates with those shiny silver embossed blades make a real statement feature! Really Love this.
    Wishing you a very happy New Year .
    Hugs x


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