Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Angel Tag (Gerda Steiner image)

Hi, everybody!  Today I have made another Christmas tag!  This is the first year I've made tags - I've made a few now, and I am starting to get the hang of it!  Today I was inspired by the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist event over at Ellen Hutson's The Classroom.  

I really like the ombre watercolour technique used on Julie Ebersole's tag on Day 1, and I wanted to try it myself!  I used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire.  I didn't have a great watercolour brush like Julie's, but I used my dollar-store brush and it worked just fine!

The adorable image is called Angel with Lights from Gerda Steiner Designs, and it's the December progressive challenge image.  I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape.  The watercolour paper was a snippet left over from a previous project, and I used my Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 1 to die-cut the tag, and also from the glittery gold cardstock.  I die-cut the stars from the snippet of glittery gold, using my Memory Box's Cosmic Stars set.  The sentiment is an older wood-mounted stamp from Plaid, and the ribbon and gold trim are from my stash.

Well lookie who popped into the photo!  It's Eli!  He's quite enamored with the little angel!  Lots of fun elf antics over at DL.ART's Second Annual Elf Antics Linky Party!

I would like to support these fun challenges as well:
613 Avenue Create AG Create Your Own Challenge 3/3
A Gem of a Challenge AG Christmas UE
Butterfly Challenge Fairies 1/3
Clear it Out Theme: Colour Blues / Stash: Ribbon/Twine 1/3
Come and Get It Merry Christmas 2 tags/3 and 0 cards/3 
CRAFT Christmas 4/5
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Celebrate the Season 2/3
Craft My Life Dec/Jan All Crafts Challenge/No Cards 1/1 tags
Craft Your Passion Non-Traditional Christmas 2/3
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas UE
Crafting by Designs AG for Christmas UE
Crafty Boots Christmas UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Bright Colours UE
Crafty Sentiments Christmas 1/3
Cute Card Thursday Little Angels UE
Cuttlebug Mania Anything Christmas 1/3 (the only cutter I have is a Cuttlebug)
Cuttin and Stampin Christmas 1/3
Di's Digi Designs Christmas 3/3
Die Cuttin Divas Non-traditional Christmas Colours (no red and green) 1/3
Digi Sketch Challenge Waiting for Christmas 2/4 (T for Theme)
DL.ART December AG UE 1/day
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Any Winter Holiday / Alt. Thank You UE
Dream Valley True Blue 1/3
DRS Designs Hot Trends Glitter UE
Eclectic Ellapu Christmas But Not a Card UE
Fitztown Christmas using Digital Elements UE
Fussy and Fancy Happy Holidays UE
Gerda Steiner Designs Holiday Angel 1E
Holly Jolly Christmas AG 0/3 cards : 1/3 non-cards (6 total)
Inspired by Stamping IBSIC#88 Tags UE
Just Inspirational Anything with Wings 1/3
Let's Craft and Create Christmas UE
Little Red Wagon Things with Wings UE
Love to Scrap Shape Shift (shaped project) 3/3
Loves Rubberstamps Winter or Christmas UE
Milk Coffee Christmas in Non-Traditional Colours 2/3
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Unusual Christmas (unusual colours -turquoise, blue, gold) 3/3
Paper Creator's Crafts All About Christmas UE
Papertake Weekly Paper Play (make own embellies from paper and use punched or die-cut borders, ribbon okay) 1/5
Pile it On AG Christmas/Holidays UE
{PIN}spirational Inspirational Photo (I was inspired by Christmas theme) 1/5
Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets were used for die-cuts 2/3
Really Reasonable Ribbon Tags, Tags, Tags with Ribbon or Trim 2/6
Red Carpet Studio Elf (Project inspired by the holiday season) 2/5
Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Happy Holidays UE
Scrapbook Stamp Society AG Optional Christmas 2/3
Scrapy Land AG (Taylored Expressions dies sold at Scrapy Land here) 3/3
Sparkles Christmas Blue, Blue Christmas 1/3
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Signs of Christmas 2/2
That Craft Place Christmas 3/3
The Crazy Challenge Christmas 2/4
The Corrosive AG 3/3
The Craft Garden Christmas UE
The Cutie Pie Lots of Cuteness on Anything But a Card 2/3
The Paper Shelter Special Celebration 2/3
Tuesday Throwdown Family Christmas 1/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5

Thank you for looking at my tag!  Wishing you a joyful day!



  1. Cute tag, love the glitter background. Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  2. Oh, such a cute little angel and a beautiful tag, I love all of the gold glitter. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. He is a cutie for sure - Garland went to Trader Joe's with me today and we took lots of pictures - she was one mischievous Elf today -but all in all it was a great trip - your Elfs sure like to pop into the pictures - sneaky things!

  4. What an adorable tag! I love the Angels with Lights image! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #7!

  5. A fabulous tag, I love the blue and gold combination.

  6. Adorable tag and angel! Love the gold glittered border and the little stars that bring out the soft watercolours of the gradually descending blue zones!

  7. This is gorgeous Kitty.


  8. Lovely tag.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Julie DT
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Pumpkin Belly Cards}

  9. Lovely tag thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

  10. Brilliant tag K. Julie is such an inspiration isn't she? X

  11. A very cute image and a lovely tag. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  12. Cute tag thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

  13. Cute tag, thanks for joining us at Open MInded Challenges this fortnight

  14. Another super darling tag! LOVE the gold with the blue! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  15. Really like the non traditional colors on this cute tag Kitty! The gold is so sparkly and pretty. Just darling!!! Glad you're playing along with Scrapy Land Challenges too!


  16. Hi Kitty...you are just moving right along with all these wonderful cards and tags!! I sure wish that I had your "get up and go"...lol!!! Another beautiful tag and I see that you are sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!! Thank you!!
    Take care,

  17. This is so sweet, Kitty!! The angel is adorable!! The ombre watercolor technique looks fabulous!! I love the sparkle!! This is beautiful!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  18. This is very cute, Kitty. I love the colors.Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  19. Such a pretty, little tag! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  20. Oh WOW! The gold and the blue were meant for each other. What a lovely work of art. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Advent Blessings, Carole

  21. Lovely tag, thanks for joining us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Blue challenge

  22. Love the distress color looks in shades of blue, a pretty little Tag and sparkling in the gold BG!

  23. Very sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  24. I am so glad you shared your project & creativity at 613 Ave C! Layering it on the gold glitter paper to match the stars is a great addition!
    DT for 613 Ave Create – [ ATG / twist: “Create Your Own Challenge”]
    Owner: RubberMAD at [GettyCollection.com]

  25. Gorgeous tag, love your cute image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  26. This is such a gorgeous tag Kitty, the image is the sweetest and love the colours used.xxx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  27. LOL, that break of the elves did not last long hehehe, lovely tag, you should try this more often, sending you lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

  28. Everything about this tag is awesome, no words to describe it. If it were on my present I'd be a happy girl even if the box was empty!

  29. Beautiful tag with a sweet image.
    Thanks for celebrating with us at The Paper Shelter. Pat K x

  30. How sweet!

    {Craftisan Studios}
    Craft Your Passion Design Team

  31. CIO challenge blog is happy for your visit ... your project is beautifull. tfs ... stop by and play with us again <((><

  32. What a gorgeous little angle on this tag!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Merry Christmas and Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  33. Great holiday tag! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  34. Very pretty! I love how that gold sets it off! thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio this week and hope to see you again. Tammy DT

  35. Such a cute tag. Thanks for playing at The Cutie Pies!! Sarah :0)

  36. Beautiful tag!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  37. beautiful tag Kitty

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  38. Adorable tag!
    Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T . Challenge this week and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  39. Love the blue shading on your card. The angel is a cutie and like how you have fussy cut her out and mounted. The sparkle round the edge of the tag just finishes it nicely. Thankyou for fluttering by my fairy challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  40. I love your ombre look as well! Your Angel is adorable, love your tag!
    Antonella :-)

  41. Wow Kate your tag is adorable. Love all the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges this week.
    Linda K. DT

  42. What a lovely tag! Thanks for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon!

  43. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  44. This is so super cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  45. Adorable Kitty - my, you're a busy girl this week!

    Hugs, Di xx

  46. So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

  47. Sweet tag!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  48. A very cute image and a lovely projekt. Thanks for playing along at The Crazy Challange!

  49. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 101, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon - thank you also for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges x

  50. This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  51. Wow this is so sweet a great tag Thanks for playing Crafting by Designs challenge good luck love and hugs Carole x DT

  52. A great tag with an adorable image! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  53. Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!


  54. Such a cute tag.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to join in our challenge again at Ooh La La.
    Lynn x

  55. gorgeous, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

  56. So very cute - love the bg glitter panel and of course Elf! :) Thanks for joining in at IBS!

  57. Awww, so cute! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!

  58. Lovely tag, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  59. Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely tag. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge Neva

  60. Sweet tag! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  61. Gorgeous festive tag! Beautiful colors :) Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges and Good Luck!

  62. Cute tag! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  63. Nice tag. You did a great job with the ombre look! Thanks for sharing it over at Red Carpet Studios!

  64. What a lovely tag.Love the glitter and sweet image.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x (GDT)

  65. How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  66. Beautiful !! Lovely design and a great image !!
    Thank you for participating in our challenge this week!

    Hug Lena

  67. Such a great project. Thanks so much for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  68. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  69. this is gorgeous love it bless you for playing at TCP This week love hugs cheryl xxx

  70. Oh this is just the cutest tag ever what a lovely image and just is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Blue Blue Christmas “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  71. Darling tag! Love the colors....thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

  72. I just love your tag, thanks for sharing in the Cuttin' & Stampin' challenge

  73. Your tag is so cute!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

  74. Very pretty gift tag! Love the glittery gold accent! Thanks for playing along with us at RCS!

  75. This is a spectacular tag! Love the gold!
    So glad you joined our Christmas challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin!
    Happy New Year!, Debbie, DT

    P.S. I think your elf is a bit of a photo hog! LOL

  76. Fabulous Christmas gift tag!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  77. Wat een gezellige tag. Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

  78. All that glitters!

    Thanks for entering Craft Your Passion Challenges.

    Craft Your Passion
    {Craftisan Studios}
    {Design Team Showcase}