Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MCV #30 and Day 24 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags

 Good morning!
Welcome to MCV #30!  Today, MCV is sponsoring Day 24 of Tracey's The 25 Days of Christmas Tags event.   There are prizes to be won on Tracey's Blog "In My Creative Opinion" and also at MCV.  Make sure you go and check out the details!
The whole MCV Design Team (and some special guests) are playing along today.  The MCV Tag theme is red and green with a tree element.  Here is my tag.
My "tree" is a cactus, I do live in Texas :)
She has bloomed for the occasion and is festooned with her own little homemade LED light garland.  I created the tag by die cutting my PTI tag from water colour car.  I painted my Texana Designs stamp with a green from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints and stamped directlly onto the card, then filled in with another shade of green.  The spines were then given a touch of gold paint.  my LED garland was made with some fine copper wire and glossy accents that was left to dry on a piece of acetate.  when completely dry, I carefully removed and shaped it onto the cactus.  The Merry Christmas Y'all is another Texana stamp.  The red woodgrain paper is from Cosmo Cricket.
Are you making tags this year?  Be sure to check out all of the days of creative tags over on Tracey's blog and get to creating!  

Thanks for stopping in!


  1. Love the tiny lights and your use of a cactus! I can't wait to see how MCV Members are inspired to play along!

  2. Love your take on the Christmas tree! Adorable Christmas tag, Chriss!

  3. Fabulous tag with your cactus tree! Love the lights, so inventive! Brilliant xxx

  4. LOVE the sweet coloring and bitsy pearls!!! SWEET tag!!!!!

  5. LOVE the sweet coloring and bitsy pearls!!! SWEET tag!!!!!

  6. OH you are so very clever! This totally makes me smile from ear to ear! Happy Thanksgiving, Chriss ... I'll be thinking of you today!

  7. For some reason I can't see your tag ... the sign is covering it ...

    LOVE your Christmas cactus - a SERIOUSLY AWESOME design - WOW!!!
    Our little cacti are already flowering in readiness for Christmas here in Australia too :)
    THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  9. Oh my, Chriss, this is so clever ... I adore your Christmas cactus, complete with it's adorable light garland ... it's fabulous! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

  10. Great tag! I love the cactus and the coloring!

  11. This looks awesome, love the way u added the sentiment :)


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