Thursday, December 24, 2015

Advent Countdown Days #17-25...Poppystamps Challenge #15~Tempting Tags, Little Tangles Challenge #63~Create a Tag, Dragonfly Journeys #36~Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Hello...and Merry Christmas Eve!

We're heading to see my family in an hour and I am beside myself excited, although a "white" Christmas is making an appearance! Hopefully, the snow won't hinder our  journey...I have mom to take to a Christmas Eve celebration and some niece-and-nephew hugs (and gifts) to deliver!  

Before I finish off packing, I'm sharing the remainder of the *interactive* Advent Coundown that I created for Ms. T and Mr. C.  Just a reminder of the nature of this little series: each day includes two tags, a couple of images and the whole kit and kaboodle tucked into little bags - aka "kits" - for the kids to make.  Tag 17, for example, has two mugs for them to glue down and an accompanying pair of mugs for them colour as they wish; Tag 18 has a coloured mini tag of candy canes to place, with a background of candy canes awaiting their special touches, and so on...

What you see in the photos are my 'placed, but not adhered' Aunty C versions of what the tags might look like. What they "will" look like...who knows? A five year old and a three year old are in charge of that!!  Yes, some of the die cuts and embellishments might be challenging for them to work with but  hey...mommy and daddy are part of the process, too, right? Right!'s Part Two of my Advent project for two of the loves of my life.  
Days 1-16 are here.

All the tags are from the Stitched Mainstreet collection from Poppy Stamps, and images...well, you'll see the assortment.

Some mugs to glue down and some mugs to colour...

A candy cane mini tag and some candy canes that need some red (or pink, or purple)...

A couple of inked stockings waiting to be hung, and a couple more awaiting niece-and
nephew stylin'...

Mrs. Claus with a cocoa and cookies treat...and a couple extra Mrs. Claus's and cocoas 
to be coloured and placed  who knows where *grin*

Santa suit...this is a one-piece number as the bits are somewhat fiddly; 
placement required though.

A  wee sheep who has his lights in a tangle and hat on backwards (the  kids
will get a giggle out of that) and another set of sheep, hats and bow for the little artists...

RC Snowflake, made with fun foam! Aunty C had fun  with that one! I've adhered the
small bits, leaving the 'peel and stick' task for the  kids.

The 'tag' is from Sugar Pea Designs; the Santa from ME. The kids can write their
name on the recipient line and check off the *naughty* box...tee  hee.  Again, another Santa
and gift to do with as they please.

Simple...the essence of Christmas.  Hope they like colouring the Blessed Family.'s a wrap!  THANK  YOU so much for your patience in strolling through my 'attempt to be creative' Advent project for my niece and nephew. I'll share photos of how the Countdown turned out soon.  Excited to see the magic 'they' created.  

To all my wonderful friends in this community: wishing you a most joyous Merry Christmas, filled with special moments shared with family and friends! Enjoy every. single. moment. Thank you for sharing your 'presence' in my life; I treasure the gift of your friendship deeply!

Also sharing at:
Poppystamps Challenge #15~Tempting Tags


  1. Your tags are wonderful...who wouldn't want an Auntie like you! travel safely my friend and enjoy the festivities. Hope the snow is not too bad...but it MAKES Christmas! Love and hugs xx

  2. Those are downright adorable! Love them all! Merry Christmas and safe travels!

  3. The kids are going to flip over these, c ... Christmas hugs xxxx

  4. Whimsical, magical and fabulous, Carol ... I love the Holy Family for Christmas day! The children will have such fun with them all! Hope you travelled safely ... Christmas blessings to you, mon amie! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Absolutely fantastic and fabulous! I was wondering how the rest of the project turned out and here it is! You did a magnificent job. The delights of your life are sure to enjoy creating the tags. And their parents will save and treasure them! Thank you so much for sharing this and all the fabulous projects you create. I'm grateful for your kind spirit and generosity! Merry Christmas!! Happy hugs!

  6. Such a wonderful project, Carol! My very favorite are the fun foam snowflakes--LOVE! Hope you had a safe & not too scary drive & a wonderful holiday with your family! Warm hugs, Greta

  7. Adore the advent calendar you put together!! Will be a great hit with your niece and nephew!! Merry Christmas ((hug)) to you and a big thank you for the card :) MWAH!!

  8. Where do I start....these are simply amazing Carol. You are so creative, talented and inspiring! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family.

  9. Amazing advent calender you have created Carol, love the details on these tags.
    Thanks for sharing over on Poppystamp challenge blog.
    Pam x

  10. I love this idea so much Carol! These are DARLING. You are the best aunty ever. ;) I pray your Christmas was merry and joyful, friend!

  11. What lucky little one are Miss T and Mr. C!!! I love this idea and you have executed it perfectly. What fun the kids will have with this advent project. Love, love this idea Carol! And love your coloring with those Chameleon markers, you make me want them. lol Merry Christmas Carol!! Hugs, Brenda

  12. Wow... you have been busy! What a fantastic project! Hope your holiday was grand!
    - Shauna

  13. Fabulous! You are incredible, Ms C! Merry Christmas to you and your family! xx

  14. These are all amazing Carol! Sorry I'm behind in leaving comments, but I sure did want to thank you for joining my challenge last week and invite you to join again some time :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  15. Oh my goodness!! This is brilliant and SO cute!! What fun your little ones will have with this! This is definitely a labor of love! I'm sorry I'm late commenting. I'm behind on everything! haha! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very happy 2016!! ((Hugs))

  16. As I have said before ,you are one busy crafter! I love that you are getting so much use out of all your stamps and dies ,Carol! I love each darling tag too! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge. Hope your Christmas was wonderful! I love Kay's die !

  17. I am SOOOOOO glad I scrolled down a bit further to see what I might have missed during my 'holiday break'. INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE!!!! Girl - your ideas, your colors, your cool designs - fabulous to the max!!!

    Now, I'm off to check out the stitched tags from Poppy Stamps.

    PS Can't remember if I have asked you before...who makes this delicious red cardstock?

  18. OMG - you are definitely the tag lady! So much little pleasures in one post!!! My faves: #17, #21 and #22 - especiallly 22 - that sheep is just hilarious!

  19. Oh my gosh, have completely out-done yourself with this project! I love every, single one of them, and really love how you used fun foam for the snowflakes...WOW! I'll bet the kids really love them, too! You are the BESTEST auntie in the whole world!!!

  20. All your tags are so inventive and cute, Carol. Any kids would love to color and put them together but Mr. C and Miss T will love them more because you made the tags just for them.

  21. I've loved seeing all of your advent elements coming together and can't wait to hear/see what the children thought of all your hard work!!! And I'm so jealous you have that RC Snowflake die!

  22. This is an amazing project and will be quite the keepsake. I hope your little neice and nephew realize how lucky they are to have an A Plus Number One Aunt.