Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas under wraps -pt1

Dearest Minions,
                             When I think of Christmas, I do tend to think of the Christmas story, Jesus reason for the season and co but I also think of Family and winter.
So here are my entries to Inspiration Avenue challenge  this week and Tuesday Taggers  and Anthing goes anything but a card both tags were inked with Distress ink in Blue Jean and flicked with water via a toothbrush. The masks (Tim Holtz) where then sponged over (family) and stamped over (3 wise men). In "Family I then stuck on a die cut and in "3 wise men" I stamped the main image.

However it does not stop there.... as some will know I get very ranty about Christmas wrapping paper (we throw away enough to cover Guernsey every Christmas.) I am going to show a few alternatives to wrapping paper over the next few days. Here is my first....
Two old road map pages have been taped together and then used to wrap up a box in the normal way, the tag I thought rather fitted the theme. Martha Stewart has some good examples of wrapping and recycling on her website and don't miss Thrifty Christmas for other blooming great ideas.
Yours Eviliness Christmas Wrapping ranter Evil Edna


G Peplow said...

Hi there Evil Edna oh queen wrapping ranter extraordinaire, I really like both your tags great masking and stamping:0)

I totally agree about the mass of wrapping paper wasted. We recycle, this year, next year and the next until the paper won't fit anything bigger than a pair of earrings LOL Then it gets recycled by the council. Love the map idea, looks great with your tags too!
Thank you so much for your very kind comments, it makes a difference to know someone's listening, big smiles, Gay xxx
Have a wonderful, Christmas xx

Priti Lisa said...

I love recycling and re-purposing and I love this gift wrap idea! You are right, the tag goes perfectly with the theme, it's stunning♥

Unknown said...

Brilliant tags with some fab techniques xx Thanks for joining us at TIOT x

Inkypinkycraft said...

Great wrapping and fab tag, thanks for playing at anything goes this week, trace x