Monday, November 3, 2014

Guest Designer for Day 1 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags, Addicted to Cas #51~Tag, Tag, You're It #9

Happy Monday!

Today is incredibly special for two reasons.

First, it’s the launch of the amazing, talented, designer extraordinaire Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags inspiration, for 2014 (if you want to be WOWed, check out her Pinterest boards here: 201120122013).  


For the next 25 days, Tracey will be posting a new Christmas tag she’s created AND her tag will be joined by one (or two…) created by a Guest Designer. 

I’m beyond excited to announce that I’m joining Tracey as her Day 1 GD, having won the oh-so-fabulous prize she offered last year. To say I’m honoured to have my tags standing next to Tracey’s is an understatement!  

I’m sharing two tags today (of course I would…)

Technically, this little number is a tag card, featuring NUBS by way of the paper, the wee bell and the Christmas sentiment (thanks to Geri Freeman for setting me in that direction *grin*)


My second is a tag, featuring my peace die you've seen before, joined by NBUS paper and wee ornament, cut from foil paper.

Be sure to check by Tracey's blog every day for the next 25 days.  If you thought previous editions of her tag series were amazing, this year will be a show-stopping knock-out!  She has an incredible line up of guests ready to 'tantalize your tag-making' mojo, as well as a selection of prizes from some wildly popular sponsors:

Reverse Confetti
Clearly Besotted
CAS-ual Fridays
Neat and Tangled
Paper Smooches

See…I told you this would be fabulous!!

How do you win?  Easy peasy!  Simply comment on my blog, Tracey's blog and the blogs of her other GDs, by November 27th.  I'll be selecting a random commenter to Tracey, who will be making the prize draw over at her site on the 28th.  Ready...set...comment

I’m also sharing my tags at Addicted to Cas #51~Tags

and Tag, You're It #9, where Leigh's tag is our inspiration (only my first tag).

I'm super excited to see what Tracey has in store for the next 24 days.  Thank you for inviting me to join you!

As for the second incredibly special feature of this day? It's our lovely

 Tracey’s birthday!!

Happy Birthday, my friend!  May your day be filled with celebrations, joy and love - and wishes for more of the same in the year to come!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

83 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

Very lovely Tag my Miss C you are ready for christmas I think
lovely colors and element...and I see you forgot to write the HEAD of your post...
just an info..
As always adorable creation Miss C.
Hugs,
Monika

~amy~ said...

Yay for you and Day 1!
Of course you would be part of this extravaganza as I think of you + tags! Awesome work, lovely tags!

Kim M said...

Fabulous, amazing, beautiful tags!! Congrats on your GD spot? Well deserved I think. You are a very talented card artist and don't you forget it!! :-)

BeverlyBL said...

Think your tags are great. A great way to start the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2014 inspiration. Thanks so much.

Kristie Goulet said...

Your tags are lovely! Congratulation on your guest spot!!!

Betty Keefe said...

love both of your tags - congrats on the GD spot

Susi Kelly said...

These are beautiful Christmas tags ... lovely dies & sentiment dies!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful tags my dear!!! Congrats on GD! :)

Virginia Lu said...

Congrats on being featured on the launch day, Carol! So happy to see your tags over Tracey's! Your tags are absolutely gorgeous! Awesome work!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful tags my friend, the die cuts and unique non traditional colours (yup Canadian here) are so super fun! I am so humbled by all your sweet words! So glad to have you share launch day with me! Have a wonderful day!

LauraJane:) said...

great CAS tags today Carol..I'm really looking forward to Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Fun tags. Love the shiny ornament.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Hi Carol, Great tags! Oh, and isn't it you who is the winner on the Winnie & Walter blog?? If so, lucky girl :)

Pop's Cards said...

Simply gorgeous sweetie both of them, love the word peace especially this time of year, I am so jealous you have snow I am popping over to build you a snow womans :0))) huggles Pops x x x

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on your GD spot! Your tags are adorable with the perfect choice of PP and die cuts!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous tags Carol. So crazy that today I am starting a twelve day event for Christmas tags ... would love for you to enter your tags there as well. Loll xx

Geri said...

Day 1 honors - soooooooo well deserved Carol! You knocked this gig clean out of the ball park! Serious awesomeness displayed here dear friend! Quite often when I visit your blog and marvel at your talent & creativity, I can't help but smile when I think back to when you were just beginning to embark on this creative journey! And just look at you now!

Fun & whimsical, elegant and classy - two great tags that will definitely be in need of casing by moi!

Happy Dance said...

Well done, my friend, well done!! Your tags are fantastic and the GD gig must have you 'happy dancing' on Cloud 9! I know I'm happy dancing for you! Love your tags! The designs are wonderful, and the papers, especially the bells and ornaments are just sweet. And I'm with Geri...a CASE is in order ; ) .

Isabel Z said...

These are absolutely stunning creations.

KayM said...

Congratulations on being the very first featured designer for the 25 days of Christmas tags! I can't think of a better choice to get the ball rolling! :) Your tags are absolutely amazing! I love the Christmas die cut out of the patterned paper that matches the bell on the first one and the colors and dies are spectacular on the second one! I'm inspired to go make some tags! ((Hugs))

Anita in France said...

Wow, Carol, how fabulous ... congratulations on being one of Tracey's awesome GDs ... so well deserved! Such a sweet card, with the Christmas tipping over each side ... and such a wonderful tag ... love how the ornament mimics the shapes on that gorgeous DP! Fantastic, my friend, just fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

PS ... have you checked out W&W JITW winners' post today? If not, you should head over there tout de suite!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card & tag! Congrats on your GD spot! Love your amazing creations for this very first day of the 2014 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous tags! I love the patterns,the colours (Aussie spelling too!) and the trendy designs!

Nikki said...

What gorgeous Tags, I love the CAS style, especially on the 2nd tag x

Kara said...

beautiful tags!

Carol said...

Beautiful tags. What a great start to 25 days of tags. Can't wait for the other days.

Joyce said...

Both of your tags are so beautiful, and it is great to see you as Tracey's first GD for this year's tag festival.

Janet Zeppa said...

A wonderful card and tag!! So glad Tracey had you be a guest!

Denise Bryant said...

Your tags are gorgeous! Love the papers and dies you used! The word dies are awesome.... have to get some holiday words!

Kim Heggins said...

Carol...how fun to be the first guest on Tracey's tag festival. I love both of your amazing creations, so beautiful!

Marisa said...

Whoo hoo!! Adore the two tags - can't wait to make mine :)

sandie said...

Congrats on the GD and such fun tags, love the bright colours and overlap design of the first card x

Sylvia said...

Fabulous tags, Carol, congrats on your win last year and being the first day of Tracey's Christmas tag celebration! Happy Tuesday!

Cindy Lovell said...

Oh Carol...fabulous job!! The card with the tag is amazing!!! I love the bells with the christmas word die!! The Tag is just beautiful! I love the pattern,colors and the word die..pretty ornament!!
BIG HUGS

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on being Tracey's first Guest Designer!!! Well deserved!
Your tags are absolutely gorgeous, Carol! I love all of the elements you chose for them, and your sentiments are perfect!

shirley-bee said...

Fab tags, Carol! I love the contrast on the first one. Congrats on being Tracey's first GD :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful tags! Congrats on the GD with Tracey!! I sent you an email too.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Such great tags--I am so excited to follow along for the next 25 days!

Chris L.

Heather North said...

Super cute tags! Lately I've become obsessed with word dies, and I enjoy finding new ways to use them. I'm so glad Tracey featured you as her first guest designer.

Shona Chambers said...

How exciting to be the very first guest!!! Gorgeous tags and both so different. And I can't wait to see what else Tracey has in store for us over the next few weeks!!

Karen M said...

What fab tags! I love tags, they're such a cute mini version of a card! Love what you've done here x

Marybeth said...

Adorable tags! Congrats on the GD spot and first day of Tracey’s tag countdown. Thanks for joining us at :Tag You’re It!

Karen King said...

Wonderful tags. Congrats on GD for this fun event!!!

Deepti said...

Congrats on ur GD spot, I love both the tags you created :)

Allison Cope said...

Two fabulous tags Carol! Love the depth of your die cuts! So nice to "meet" a fellow Albertan :) We are off to Cub camp this weekend just down the road from you!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So Overjoyed to see you as the #1 guest!! Hooeray Miss C, Me = beaming!

Greta said...

Congrats, Carol! Beautiful tags!

Ruby N said...

beautiful tags!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How is that for timing the challenge with your 25 days? :) -- Great entries on all your tags - Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Shelley C said...

Two fabulous tags! They will sure make the gifts they are attached to stand out! TFS!

Heather Thompson said...

oh my those tags are stunning!! Beautiful

Sandy Berl said...

I love those die cut sentiments!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet tags Carol. Love the pretty DPs you used the the amazing dies. Congrats on being Tracey's GD! :) Hope to see more of your tags.

Sue D said...

Wonderful tags. I like those Christmas bells.

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being Guest Designer and showcasing your tags on the 1st day Carol!!!
LOVE your CUTE & CLEVER tag-card, the dimension of your scripty Christmas really POPS!!!
As for your 2nd tag, LOVE your warm shades and the dimension of your die cut sentiment too!!!
I am pretty new to die cutting and look forward to layering some sentiments real soon, I also want to offset a die to make a fancy shaped card too - THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

TracyM #6773 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Scarlett said...

Such delightful tags you've created! I really love the die cuts you've used on them!! :D

cghundley said...

Great looking tags
and I love the large
titles!
Carla from Utah

D- said...

I LOVE your SWEET tags. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

debs2107 said...

Great tags....I really need to make more this holiday season!

Mary-Anne V said...

I guess I missed Tracey's birthday...so I hope she had a great one. Your tags are just wonderful and I love the traditional colours.

Brenda said...

Wow, what fabulous tags and congrats on being a guest designer Carol!!! Your tags are amazing and I love the die cuts and papers you used. These babies will come in handy soon! Hugs, Brenda

Connie Schulz said...

Loved the tag/card combo. Don't see much of these and really simple.

ktfabian said...

Really love the tags!

Kim S said...

What an honor for you - and so well deserved! - kicking off the tag celebration AND doing it on Tracey's birthday!!! I love your word die off the edges of your die - fabulous look!

Lenora Clark said...

These tags are so amazing!

maria f. said...

Fabulous job on opening day, Carol. I love that "Christmas" die and how fun to put it into a tag card.

Lindsey said...

Fabulous tags! You've got me adding some items to my wish list. :)

Debi Lowery said...

Just found this "25" Days of Tags....so excited. I love all of the word die cuts and the little bells. Could you please share what company these are from? Thanks.

joy said...

Beautiful tags, Carol! Love the beautiful die cuts and the colors.

Taunya Butler said...

Wow - you nailed these tags - so awesome and so great with the pattern paper and the lovely accents you have put on them!! So impressed with them!! My favorite one is the one with the bells - such traditional colors and just such an iconic Christmas symbol to me!! Love seeing what you are doing!! Way to go on being a GD for Tracey!!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous tags - I love your use of pattern papers!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful job! I love the script!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your tags.

snazzyjj said...

Love all the colors and details.

Ruth G said...

I really love the papers and dies you've used on these tags! Fabulous dimension, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

Iris said...

Super cute tags - love the bells on the first one.
isoscia at aol dot com

Henriëtte said...

Lovely tags. My favorite is the first one.

karenelr said...

Your tags are gorgeous! Thank you for your talent you're sharing with us all!

Chark said...

really loving the words on tags!

Indy said...

Congrats on being guest designer! Your tags look fabulous!

Diann said...

Carol - loved your peace tag - it has inspired me to make my own!

barbara said...

love the tags!