Thursday, 20 December 2018

Time Flies...

Hello Friends

Time really does fly, it is less than a week until Christmas day, how did that happen?

My weekly Guest Designer post for AALL & Create uses a beautiful A4 stamp by Tracy Evans and the stamp is called 'Time Flies'.  
These very dull days make it difficult to get good photos.....

I have condensed the photos, as this is a very busy time of year.  Briefly, I stamped with Archival ink onto tissue paper and glued this to my large chipboard tag with matte medium.  You can of course, stamp directly onto the tag and with some clever masking you can cover the whole tag with the stamp.

I used Distress Paint to colour my tag, including the background and left it to dry. I mixed Texture Paste with Distress Oxide (Gathered Twigs) and then applied this through AALL & Create Stencil #39 by Autour de Mwa randomly over the tag.
A view of the tag before embellishment.  I added clock hands to the clock element.
A view of the top.
Another view of the completed tag.

As always, thanks so much for your visit, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, I will see you again after Christmas.

Hugs, Anne xxx

The stamp and stencil set I used are shown below,  these can be purchased from stockists listed here at AALL & Create.


  1. What a gorgeous tag, I love the colour scheme and your adorable additional elements. A real beauty Anne. Time certainly does fly. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas. Huge hugs xxx

  2. This is another stunner Anne with a colour combo that can be nothing but a winning combination. Fabulous use of Tracy's stamps putting you own twist with those additions and all so sweetly tied together up top. I bet your Christmas gifts are beautifully wrapped.
    Wishing you and the Family a very Happy Christmas Anne and Thank you very much for all the support you have given me over the past year, Time indeed has flown by.
    Big Hugs TRacey xx

  3. You truly show off the stamps and stencils perfectly, Anne!! This is absolutely stunning!! The colors are amazing!! Wow!! Love this!! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!! Christmas hugs, dear friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Absolutely fabulous tag Anne. You have used Tracy Stamp and autour stencil is such a stunning way . Big love for this one .
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and lots of festive fun .
    Big Hugs x

  5. You sure are making exceptional art with Aall + Create products Anne. Your tag is brilliant and has super layering effects and depth. I can't fathom either how this year has flown so fast. Have a special weekend and a most Merry Christmas. Nicola x

  6. Gorgeous tag Anne. I am so in love with this make of stamps and stencils just need to find time to use them, afraid I know where it's gone as it's been one of those years for us. Have a great Christmas, Angela xXx

  7. What a stunning tag Anne! You certainly know how best to showcase those gorgeous stamps! I so love your colour choices .. the bright blue makes for such a stunning backdrop and I love how everything is so beautifully arranged and layered. Absolutely brilliant once again!!
    Thank you so much for your support over this past year. Your visits and comments on my blog have been very much appreciated. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and wishing you all the best for 2019. hugs xx

  8. Really cool stamps from Tracy! I LOVE the time theme Anne, and considering the new year is right around the corner, so perfect for this time! Great blue eye catching. LOVE the layers!

  9. So beautiful!!
    I think it's one of my favorites :)

  10. Great design and timely, too, Annie, for the Christmas rush! (Did you see what I did there, lol!) I love the colors and how you brought the image to life with your stenciling, layering, and fabulous embellies! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  11. I love your tag Anne, there's so much detail. I really need to get hold of some of these stamps, they look amazing.
    Have a lovely Christmas, and love and best wishes for a fabulous 2019! xx

  12. This is such a beauty Anne, I love what you're doing with these stamps, and I must admit that Santa is bringing some for me too. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year, Sue xx

  13. A fantastic tag Anne, making such clever use of the AA&Create products! All you have done with them over the last few weeks has been super clever and creative! (I actually purchased that stencil and have just started to play with it)

    (I have probably missed quite a few of your posts, but as you may remember, I have decided I will only post on Fridays and visit on Sundays from now on, as, though I love seeing all the work that people create, I find blogger to be a too time consuming platform these days, sorry about that, I hope you understand)….
    Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for a creative and hopefully healthy 2019!

  14. Well, you can probably guess that I love this one - my favourite colours and I just love how you've lifted some of those circles into 3D with the stencilled texture and the rusty washer. A gorgeous tag. Merry Christmas!
    Alison x

  15. Very Merry Christmas greeting dear Anne!
    May 2019 bring you joy, happiness and good health!
    and an extra dose of creativity for us all! ")
    love to you,Jackiexx

  16. Merry Christmas my friend! I hope you have had an awesome day. I love this gorgeous tag with its fabulous colour, texture and fabulousness! I am looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us next year - I know everything you show us will be inspiring! Hugs xxxxxxxxx

  17. What a beautiful tag you created with Tracy's stamps - great time theme images with the added details of stenciling and clock hands Anne! Love the ribbons and curly bit at the top and your wonderful mix of blues and tans! Hope you had a lovely Christmas dear friend! xx

  18. Gosh, Anne! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tag! From the color palette to the details you've added: the stencil work, clock hands and the washer! And that topper is so creative! Amazing work, my friend, as ALWAYS!


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