Friday, 15 August 2014

Creative Expressions August 2014 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creative Expressions August 2014 Blog Hop! Hopefully you got here from Julia Watts' blog but, if you didn't, here's the start at the Creative Expressions News Blog.

These new Christmas designs from the Singles Range at Creative Expressions, include seven different stamps. As you will see from the samples made for the Blog Hop, they do not just have to be used as they are but can be altered and interchanged to give lots of different options.




For my project, I used the Let It Snow stamp design. I stamped it using clear Perfect Medium onto dark blue card and heat embossed using Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut the panels apart, as shown, and discarded the "Let it" piece. The other two pieces I mounted onto a piece of blue paper from the Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours Vintage Christmas Paper Collection and then more dark blue card.

I covered a giant chipboard tag using more of the Vintage Christmas Paper and stamped the words "Let it" on the tag in Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. 




To make the snowy embellishments, I covered a piece of white card with a piece of adhesive sheet and die cut a selection of Christmas trees (using the Spellbinders 2013 Holiday Trees die set) and snowflakes (using the Spellbinders 2013 Snowflake Pendant die set). I peeled the backing off on the adhesive sides of the die cuts and added Cosmic Shimmer Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels. 

The tag was finished off with some navy silky crush ribbon, some bakers twine and a couple of decorative stick pins (using the Creative Expressions blank pins and some beads from my craft stash). 




I hope my project gets you in the Christmas spirit!

Thank you for visiting my blog, please leave a comment below in order to be in with a chance of winning a prize! If you would like to see more of my designs, it would be lovely if you could become one of my blog followers.

One randomly selected person commenting on this blog post before the closing date will win the following fabulous prize, which includes some of the new stamp designs.


Once you have done that, you will need to click here to visit Kim Bacon's blog. 

To help you along the way, here is a list for the Blog Hop:-


3. Tracey Laughton (you are here)

4. Kim Bacon






Start page, prize details and how to take part: Creative Expressions News Blog. The blog hop started on Friday 15th August at 6am and ends Tuesday 19th August at 5pm.

Thank you for taking part in our Blog Hop – good luck!

236 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag for card front, lovely

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  2. Hi Tracey, I like how you have cuts the stamps so that they can be used in different ways and a glittery tree always works for me!!!

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  3. Hi Tracey. Thank you a lovely tag, I don't nromally like tags, but this one is lovely. Take care Kitty

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  4. Tags I just love tags and this one is gorgeous. Those snowmen are to die for.x

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  5. Love the tag...the ' snow' stamp is Soon pretty. Xx

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  6. Fabulous hop and a gorgeous creation! Love the embossing, and you can't go wrong with my favorite color blue...

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  7. Good morning Tracey, I came via Sue Wilson's blog. Your Tag is gorgeous, great use of all those different things, love the colour too. Hazel x

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  8. Morning Tracey, lovely tag, do love the stamps. Love Jean xxx

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  9. Good morning Tracy
    Great tag! Love the glacier ice glitter and the colours you've used
    Hugs
    Heather T

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  10. Good morning Tracey this is a gorgeous tag I love the colours they are so winters. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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  11. Good morning Tracey this is my first time on your blog but I will be returning. I love what you have done with this stamp Beryl xx

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  12. Hi Tracey, WOW What a Tremendous Tag, you've put so much work into this beautiful Tag, I Love The Background Papers you've used The Stamp and your Stunning Stick Pins ( I've tried these without success )
    Hugs From Sam x

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  13. What a beautiful tag! I'll be back for more.
    Sheila

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  14. What a great little tag!
    Love it!
    XxRuth

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  15. Morning Tracey, This is a beautiful and snowy tag, and could be easily affixed to a card for Christmas, love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  16. Lovely tag, love the white embossing and your crafted embellishments.

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  17. Good morning Tracy wow a beautiful tag I love it and you have used the stamps beautifully. Take care Tracy xx

    Debs A xx

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  18. Love this Christmas tag. Great winter scene and colour.

    Love Elaine x

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  19. Hi Tracey. Love your tag, the blue/white combo is great. Take care.

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  20. Morning Tracy. I love tags and this is so nice. Its amazing how different these stamps can be used. Really like this. Hugs Heather.x

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  21. Gorgeous Christmas Tag! You have so much detail here, love the stamping and the glitter trees and of course the backing paper and the stick pins.

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  22. Great tag-blue & glittery = my favourite!

    Michele.

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  23. Hi Tracey love the tag and the icy blue colours are great x

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  24. Hi, what a beautiful tag, would make a lovely tree dec. Lilian

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  25. Hi,
    This is stunning, love it.
    Lydia

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  26. Hi, I love this tag, a little different from a card. RosemRie

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  27. I am a first timer for your blog, certainly won't be the last. I absolutely love what you have done with this tag, the colour combinations are superb, so elegant, I am certainly going to try something like this. Stay safe, healthy and happy June Smith x

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  28. Hi Tracey,
    Gorgeous tag, love the colours and your iced embellishments too.
    Donna Jones

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  29. What a great way to use the stamps . Will be visiting all the blogs on a regular basis as I didn't know most if you had blogs x x

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  30. Hi Tracey,

    Tag is lovely. Thank you.

    Shirley T. xxx

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  31. So pretty in blue.
    Although tags rant mine thing I will be giving it a go now that you have given me inspiration

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  32. Your tag is stunning Tracey. So much work has gone into it but the result is amazing.

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  33. Morning Tracey
    what a brilliant idea using the stamps on the tag, lovely idea blog hopping
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  34. Love your tag, it's wonderful.xx

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  35. Lovely blue and white tag - great Christmas design from the lovely new stamps!

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  36. Hi I'm new here and can just say this is a wonderful idea "blog hopping".
    Your tag is beautiful and I love the Stamps!!

    Happy Creation;)
    Anki J - Sweden

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  37. I love this blog hopping......lovely tag too

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  38. Hi Such a beautiful tag love Jean Z xxx

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  39. Lovely tag Tracey. Would be lovely as a Christmas decoration on am mdf base. Lovely blog too this is such fun cos I would not have found all these blogs so easily before. Hugs from Ireland Evelyn x

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  40. Morning Tracey, a fabulous Christmas tag so useful for many things.
    Nancyd xx

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  41. Hi Tracey beautiful tag, great colours and I love the sparkly trees. Very Christmassy . Thank you for sharing . Take care love Diane G xxxx

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  42. Hi Tracey
    really enjoy the blog hops, they are fun and give chances to see others members of the team at work. What a fantastic tag card you've made, it's lovely, this is probably my favourite stamp of the collection.
    Seems Creative Expressions have come up Christmas trumps again!
    Thanks for the ideas x.

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous tag Tracey love the blues and white and the twinkly trees and snowflakes.

    Love Sheila xx

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  44. Hi Tracey love your tag, this is my first blog hop lol I didn't know what one was lol my son has just showed me, I love the colours that you have used crafty hugs Julie laz xx

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  45. Very pretty Love it all and blue is one of my favourite colours

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  46. Love the card tag happy crafting ..x

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  47. Morning Tracey - love your tag - would make a great Christmas tree decoration too!
    Janette xx

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  48. The tag is so pretty. Really enjoying blog hopping today.

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  49. Gorgeous tag Tracey, love the design. Pat x

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  50. Beautiful tag and I love the colours. Would make a great card too.
    Love from Christine in Darcy..x

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  51. Lovely tag - blue and white is so fresh
    Pat

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  52. Hello Tracey, The tag is absolutely gorgeous, love the colours and design. Really enjoying the blog hop.
    Hugs June xxx

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  53. Hi Tracey
    I just love your tag. These cards are so inspiring, and it love the swirly greetings style that C E have used on these. The colours of the tag are gorgeous and I wouldn't have thought of making a Christmas tag.

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  54. This is gorgeous love the colours. Nice to see a TAG!

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  55. Morning Tracey, a beautiful tag.

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  56. Your Tag is beautiful, love the stamps!

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  57. Lovely tag Tracey - first time I have visited your blog.

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  58. Hi Tracey,
    Your tag is stunning, the stamps really work for lots of different projects. Love this blog hop so inspiring so thank you.
    Lorna

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  59. Fab design, looks gorgeous, great hop too, not done one on here before, xxxx

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  60. Hi Tracey

    Beautiful Christmas tag

    Hugs Annx

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  61. Lovely Tag, super sparkly embellishments.
    Hopping along now.
    Christine (Andypandy)

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  62. Hello. this is a great tag. Love all the cards and different ideas. Really super stamps. Well done you and all the team. xx Margaret Col.

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  63. Gorgeous Creation Tracey!

    I love everything about it, especially all the bling and sparkle.

    Hopping to the next blog now.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  64. Super new dies, and I love the Santa stamp! Still following the blog, I haven't got lost yet.

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  65. This tag is beautiful and makes me realise I must think outside the box. Helen xx

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  66. Tracey, what a lovely Tag, so do like blue+white. Such great new dies and stamps, will be bankrupt at this rate. Have a good day everyone. Susi.

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  67. Hi Tracey
    I adore this tag,who wouldn't.Must start my Christmas cards.
    Love Angela x

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  68. wow what a great tag with so much to look at xxx

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  69. Hi Tracey
    What a lovley tag you have in the blog hop. I love the stamps and dies on it.
    Love from the Faroe Islands,
    Marianna :)

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  70. I do like your Tag and how pretty the colours are.
    Hugs Janet in Kent

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  71. Hi Tracey,
    These stamps are certainly beautiful. The blue and white really "pop" and show them off to perfection. I'm enjoying the Hop, never done it before!

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  72. Hello Tracey
    The tag you have done is striking and stands out so much, hugs sarah xx

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  73. Hi Tracey first time I've seen your work and I blown away. Snowflakes are my favourite winter card theme and I love how you've used then on the tag. Colour combo is stunning. This stop on my first blog hop now done. X x

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  74. Tracey, since blue is my favorite color, I love the tag. I would have loved it no matter what color you did it in, your work is awesome.

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  75. Hi Tracey, I too am a newbie to your blog and now that I've found you I shall certainly be returning. I love your tag - I'm a great fan of these, particularly at Christmastime as they are so versatile. Thanks for the opportunity of winning this fab prize and for sharing your inspiration. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
    Margaret A.

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  76. Lovely Tag Tracey, thanks for sharing xxx

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  77. Hi Tracey
    Very pretty. Love the colours you have used.
    Best wishes.
    Ang

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  78. morning Tracey - brilliant tag - super colours - defo my style. Love it x

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  79. With a tag like that, who needs a gift!

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  80. Good morning Tracey,
    I love your Christmas tag you have done and it's one that will be kept from the present that i'm quite sure,
    Crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  81. A gorgeous large tag. I love the new Christmas stamps from Creative.

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  82. Good morning Tracey, I love how you created you Christmas tag it's lovely,
    loving the stamps so versatile. Hugs Lynda Brock xx

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  83. very lovely tag with pretty embellies. blue is ace for christmas and is my fave colour too xx

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  84. Hi Tracey - love the dark blue and the little glittery embellishments you've used for your tag! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

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  85. Beautiful blue and icy white - gorgeous tag. The stamps are fantastic
    Lilygee x

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  86. How lovely to see something different from a card, it's gorgeous
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

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  87. Love the tag, would love to make this for my special presents
    Best wishes, Pat

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  88. my fav stamp, beautiful tag, given me an idea to make lovely tags like this for all my pressies this year

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  89. gorgeous tag, I love do make mini albums and tags are perfect to fit into them, need to try this one, its just perfect. Tags are a brilliant way to make beautiful cards/gift tags thank you for sharing this need to try it now.

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  90. I love the way you have used the stamps, and the colours are simply beautiful!

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  91. Tags as good as these could be better than the present!!

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  92. Wow, Tracey, who would have thought a tag could look so stunning. It's just fantastic to say the least. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing. x

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  93. Love this idea - on MDF would be a great door hanger

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  94. I'm not a big fan of tags as I never know what to do with them but this one is beautiful just to look at & as a big fan of Christmas it's perfect. Jacqui

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  95. Lovely tag in my favourite Xmas colour combination -blue and white and of course - bling !!

    Muriel

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  96. Helloooo Tracey! Ooooo I love this tag card and lovely colours. Love the dark blue added just to draw your eye in. Those glittered trees and snowman are fantastic AND I have the shiny (I love shiny, hence magpie!) cosmic jewels to put on them. "Thank you" for your inspiration of this tag! xx Love Karen xx

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  97. Love this tag -and what you have done with those pins.♥

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  98. Hi Sue

    Very nice, love the glittery effects.

    Best Wishes

    Julie Bee

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  99. What a lovely tag, gorgeous colour. The whole thing is just stunning, brilliant design.
    Huggles
    Louise x

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  100. I'm seeing a lot of blue around - maybe this is the Christmas trend this year, it's lovely.

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  101. Lovely Christmas tag, and love the shades of blue used.

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  102. Hi Tracey, what a beautiful tag you have made, I have never made tags but after seeing this I think I might give it a go. The colour is so viberant . Yvonne xxx

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  103. Lovely design. Great use of embellishments.

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  104. Oh my what a wonderful tag...just awesome
    I love snownflakes, snowman and the color blue
    Well done

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  105. Beautiful card,my fave of the stamps, gorgeous snowman

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  106. Gorgeous tag. It is a gift by itself.

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  107. Fabulous tag. Love what you've done with the stamps x

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  108. Hi Tracey, a beautiful tag. Love it all!

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  109. Hi. Love your tag and the beautiful stamps xx

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  110. Hello -- this is the first time that I have visited your blog, and it will not be the last ! what a fab way to use tags.

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  111. Hi Tracey

    This is absolutely stunning. Blues are a favourite and I love the Snow stamp- especially as we never get any at Christmas! Blog hops are great as I get so much inspiration, thank you.

    Crafty hugs

    T xxx

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  112. Hi Tracey,
    Lovely tag and love the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing it. Love Alison xx

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  113. Hi Tracey
    This is a lovely tag. I love the colours you have used. The stamps are so versatile. Thank you.
    Bye for now.
    SandraP xxx

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  114. What a beautiful tag and I love the colours too.

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  115. fab tag and the new stamps are so pretty ,Laura O

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  116. What a great idea for some special Christmas tags, Love your colour choice too. Off for another hop!.

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  117. I love this sample. The singles stamps are great and I am enjoying seeing what has been created with them x Chris

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  118. Hi Tracy,love this tag,and the colours .
    Ita.

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  119. hello tracey, what a lovely tag, 3 d to. I must say I have done tags before but with not much sucsess. thanks for inspiration, we all continue to learn from each other, love bluebell-flowerwood.

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  120. Pretty card, love the sparkly trees

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  121. Gorgeous tag. I would be opening that present first.

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  122. Love the white on the dark blue really stands out great embellishments

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  123. hi tracey, i have never ever done a tag card but that will change, i am having a go asap

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  124. I love tags but never seem to be able to do it. xTheresa

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  125. Gorgeous tag, and i love the colours you have used too.
    Off to the next blog.....Rosie xxxx

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  126. What a stunning card Tracey.. I will keep bobbing in. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

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  127. Hi Tracey. Beautiful tag. This is my first visit to your blog but will definitely be checking it out in the future too.

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  128. I haven't made tags before, but I might give then a go as yours is so lovely,

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  129. Gorgeous tag, love the snowman stamp. X

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  130. Hi Tracey,Lovely tag.Can't wait til x-mas :)

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  131. I must try to make the sparkly snowflakes they really stand out

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  132. Too good to be a tag, I would want to hang it on my tree <3

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  133. Lovely tag, beautiful colours!

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  134. Hi, this is the first time I have come across your blog and looking forward to having a nosey around it. Love the tag. Kind regards Joanne K x

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  135. I,m really enjoying this blog hop, never done anything like this before(quite new to card making) ! I love your tag, it is really something, so much going on yet just flows? Thank you, Linda

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  136. A striking tag, love the glittered embellishments.

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  137. Gorgeous tag. Love it. Enjoying seeing all the christmas ideas.
    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    Xx

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  138. Hi Tracey, love the tag and the colour scheme. Thanks for the inspiration x

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  139. Hi Tracey, a beautiful tag, just perfect for attaching to that special present.
    Frances

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  140. Hi. Lovely tag. I think the colour you have used is perfect for a snowy scene. SueL

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  141. Super tag, love those trees too! a keepsake tag for someone special xx

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  142. Very pretty tag. I just adore anything with cute snowmen on them. Love your color choice on your tag also.

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  143. Such a pretty tag, love the snowman.

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  144. The stamps are fabulous and I love the way you've used this one on a tag.....I have tags, but never quite know where to start! Jo

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  145. Hi Tracy, what a pretty tag. I love snowflakes! For me, winter cards are unfinished without a snowflake! Best wishes, Anne O

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  146. I love the way these stamps can be split into two and used separately.

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  147. What a beautiful tag - thanks for sharing - I am really enjoying this blog hop.

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  148. Really festive, love the little snowman and the colour combo is fab!

    Hugs Alice xx

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  149. A tag, What a wonderful way to use the stamps Janet

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  150. Fabulous blue tag, love the stamps you've used especially the snowman hugs jean D xx

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  151. Brilliant use of the stamps and what fab white embossing to contrast the blues. Gorgeous detailing on such a beautiful Tag! Thanks for sharing.

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  152. What a fantastic tag. Gorgeous colours. Love blues for the icy effect.
    Crafty hugs
    Jo x

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  153. great tag - looks so christmassy - love it xx

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  154. Hi Tracy, absolutely gorgeous tag.

    Thankyou, Angela in S. Wales x

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  155. Beautiful tag and perfect for that special present for that special person. Love the blue colours again very stunning and love the way you used the stamps.

    All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

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  156. What a beautiful tag tracey, really lovely.

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  157. Gorgeous tag! If someone were to give me a tag like this, I would hang it on the tree.

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  158. Gorgeous tag....love the blue and white combination

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  159. Hi Tracy,
    It's nice to see how these stamps can be used on other projects. The tag looks fab.
    Take Care Kath x

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  160. Love your attention to detail on this xx Jan

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  161. Love the colour, so frosty looking, Susan McG x

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  162. I do like a little bit of glitter, and like a lot even more - lovely x

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  163. Blue is not my usual colour for Christmas but I have to say I could be converted with this card. This is a lovely idea for a Christmas card, I love the sparkle on it.Thank you

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  164. Hi Tracey, loving this tag, I adore tags and this one is gorgeous!
    Annie x

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  165. Hi Tracey,

    Beautiful design for a tag, so pretty.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  166. Morning Tracey
    Gorgeous christmas tag - always in the mood for Christmas.
    Hugs
    Amanda xx

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  167. Great tag Tracey would make a wonderful finish to a gift

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  168. Love the tag beautiful colour Jean Z xx

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  169. Love the Christmasy tag,
    Gail Cx

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  170. Hi lovely tage, the blue and white makes it seem cool and ready for the soarkly trees.

    regards
    lorraine - scotland
    xx

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  171. Stunning Tag, The blue & white makes it so striking give great impact. Elaine x

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  172. Hi

    Beautiful tag I love making tags. Blog hop is great idea.

    June

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  173. Lovely card Tracey, really makes you think of winter.

    Jean Welling

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  174. I love your tag - so very Christmassy! I never think of stamping with the white detail powder, but this looks so good I'm going to have a go!

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  175. great tag lovely colours and I love the little snowman

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  176. Love love love this tag what great inspiration.

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  177. Great tag - the blue and white is gorgeous and I love the added sparkle x

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  178. Hi Tracey, Love the tag!!! Very pretty, like the use of the blue, looks fab xx

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  179. This is just a gorgeous tag - the colours look fab - wonderful details x

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  180. Hi Tracey love the tag, perfect for a card front
    Hugs SueC x

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  181. Hi Tracey,
    Really love your beautiful tag. I think these are lovely all year round but particularly at Christmas time. Thank you.
    Love Myra

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  182. what a beautiful tag Tracey would love to be able to make something like this xx

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