Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wreath and vintage tags

Hope you are enjoying the Christmas season!
I must say that my baking efforts had more success than my crafting efforts this year. I have lost a lot of inspiration but I'm putting that down to what I have been through. I have enjoyed having my sons at home and hearing about their lives at the Bible school. Our weather has been cold but blue sky and sun have prevailed for the last three days.
I would like to thank everybody who took the trouble to send me a card - I received such precious works of art, real treasures and have been enjoying them all over the house! They were also a source of inspiration and will continue to be so.

So, I still need to send some New Year cards, and through the Flickr gallery I got an idea on how to use the Hero Arts wreath stamp in a new way. It has lain in my 'give away to sister' box for a long time. Thats all we need with some stamps, a little inspiration to get us going. All I have done is stamp different size snowflakes, holly, leaves, stars etc. in different distress ink colors around the wreath, added some pearls, crystals and silver glitter. The nice thing about this is that you can use all your smaller sized stamps and different ones every time to change the look of it. It is quick and easy and all you need is a die-cut circle (thanks Sue Czosek).

I'm entering my tag-wreath into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes', which can be found here.

Here are some vintage tags, love doing these!

God bless!


  1. I love what you have done with the wreath stamp, mine is unused also but now I will have another play with it,thanks Jacqueline, you are a true inspiration in more ways than one !


  2. Wonderful idea and your wreath use is very inspiring. I have come up with a quick and easy idea too. I will share soon.

  3. Gorgeous wreath and the layering is fantastic of the images! beautiful tag. Love the vintage tags they always are so pretty. Love seeing how you mix together the beautiful images.

  4. Your work is always so beautiful and very inspiring ... theses are no exception

  5. I love the wreath, I must have a go at that. So glad you had a good Christmas. Do you all speak fluent french, then? (your sons too, I mean). Have you lived in France a long time?

  6. Beautiful tags, Jacqueline! Glad you got inspired to use an old stamp... I need some of that, too, LOL! I'm happy to hear you are enjoying the holidays with your family - the best gift of all. :)

  7. Jacqueline, this wreath is a work of art! I absolutely love what you have created with it! So very beautiful and your vintage tags are so lovely....very sentimental with sweet, sweet images.

  8. Truly beautiful Jacqueline, what you did with that wreath stamp. It is indeed a DELIGHT! And so are your vintage tags. Enjoy your baking and crafting!

  9. This wreath stamp appears to be very versatile Jacqueline, as I have seen many a card with said stamp and they are all unique, and having said this yours is a wonderful piece indeed, I love circle Cards/Tags, the only disadvantage with the shape I have found is finding an envelope!!
    Your inspiration will return, as you know we all have low points in our lives; yours has been a little lower than most I might add, but I am confident as you begin to feel stronger you will need to create.
    I am wishing you a Healthy and Happy 2012 Jacqueline.

  10. What an adorable card Jacqueline. Makes me want to get that stamp out again. I didn't use it this year at all... but maybe will try the idea for some birthday cards.... hope 2012 brings continuing health to you and with that, some more inspiration. Hugs Dawn

  11. Your circle tag is so pretty. I love the layered stamping. And your vintage tags are so beautiful..

    Hope you have a Happy New years!!

    Hugs, Linda

  12. These are all fabulous! Really like the idea you came up with the wreath, gives it such depth! Wishing you a 2012 that is filled with much joy, strength and hope for you!

  13. Fabulous wreath, Jacqueline. I can envision this idea all year long with different embellishments depending on the season. Wonderful!

    Your tags are beautiful too. I love the vintage look.

    Thank you for translating my French. I have updated my blog and appreciate your comment!

  14. A delightful creation Jacqueline.....
    such a lovely wreath and your little tags are divine !
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  15. Wow, what a great idea. Those stamps look fabulous! I love the addition of the snowflake stamps too. A lovely gift!
    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  16. I love everything you create! Happy New Year-may this be a year of prosperity and wonderful things coming your way!


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