November 4, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 2 and CCC #120



Happy Tuesday!

Welcome back to Day 2 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and also time for this week's CASology Cue Card!

As we move through the 25 days you have a new opportunity to enter for the prize draw every single day! The main prize draw HERE has five opportunities for you to enter and all the other days from Day 2 on you have one opportunity.  As long as you enter on or before November 27th 11:59 pm EST and follow the entry guidelines.

  

 


   


I am very excited today to share that the Design Teams at both the colourQ and RetroSketches are joining me as my guests!

The girls are either using the new colourQ colours, the current RetroSketches sketch or both and all of them have created a tag.  I am posting a photo of their tags along with a link to their blogs, visit each one of them for more details on their tags and for another chance to win the giveaway at each stop.  See the bottom of my post for what you need to do for an entry on my blog post today.


Arielle - colourQ


Sylvia - colourQ

Silke - colourQ

Claire - colourQ

Kim - colourQ

Lisa - colourQ

Jen - -colourQ

Amy - colourQ

Erin - RetroSketches

Jeni - RetroSketches

Aren't they all so gorgeous?

Now today is the start of a new challenge at CASology!
This week's cue card is:



For my tag today I merged the three challenges together--colourQ, RetroSketches and CASology!

What does sea have to do with Christmas?
Well it isn't cold everywhere in the world at Christmas time.
Maybe you live in a beach town, isn't it fitting you would put a starfish on top of your tree?

I used the Basic Bookmark 2 die for my tag. The perforations at the top of the tag to minic the twine at the top of the sketch, the tree is he the centre panel, the To and From mimic the side panels, the stamped sentiment mimics the band on the sketch and the shaped base mimics the shaped bottom on the  sketch. That is how I interpreted the sketch. I used this week's colourQ palette for my tag--Ocean Tides, Simply Chartreuse, Melon Berry and Pure Poppy inks.

tracey_tag2






I am also submitting this to Addicted to CAS #51



The Giveaway...

1.  You can still enter the main prize draw HERE
2. Another chance today by telling me what is your favourite type of challenge--a colours challenge, a sketch challenge or one that combined both?
3. Visit the blog of the design teams at the colourQ and RetroSketches for  more chances.



Tracey McNeely (that's me)
Guest Designer: Kate

Thank you to all the girls at both the colour and RetroSketches for joining me today!

101 comments :

Lynn said...

Holy moly! You are out doing yourself Tracey! What an amazing line up of tags and I spy new PTI goodies on your fabulous tag!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

All of these are GORGEOUS!!! I am LOVING yours!!! I am hoping to make all my tags at an upcoming crop I am hosting!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Incredible inspiration from all of these wonderful tags! I think i like sketch challenges the very best!! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! What awesome tags today! Love how you interpreted the sketch on your tag, Tracey! Perfect. My favorite type of challenge would be a sketch challenge. :)

diana said...

Great tag! I love colour challenges. ;-)

Chriss Blagrave said...

These tags are all awesome! I especially love yours, so dainty!

icardeveryone01 said...

Make my favorite a sketch challenge, Tracey!

Susi Kelly said...

What a fabulous collection of tags! The use of the Starfish image as the "star" on top of your Christmas Tree tag is brilliant! Happy Belated BD to you, Tracey!

cm said...

OMGorgeous, Tracey! What a gallery of stunning cards, each one a fabulous work of art, not to mention incredible inspiration! WOW! Day 2, and the 'dazzle' is phenomenal! Your tag: only ah-mazing!! Off to check out the 'tag team'...
Hugs~c

Sylvia said...

Beautiful tags, Tracey. Good luck with the giveaway and the rest of your 25 days!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

I like a challenge that combines both color and sketch.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So clever and adorable!

Barb said...

Wow! So many gorgeous tags from the colourQ and RetroSketches ladies! Love, love, love that sweet little stocking! And Tracey, your tree is adorable!

Shelly said...

WOW, Tracey!!! These are awesome! So fun and cute! Love!

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow! So much inspiration! Love your pretty tag, Tracey!

Meghan said...

Oh Tracey, I was wondering how you would include a nautical element in your Christmas tag! Clever!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute tag Tracey! I so need this tag die :) !!! Thank you for this fun challenge...hugs ~S~

Laura Norris said...

What wonderful inspiration today!! Amazing! I like challenges that are both sketch and color.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful tag! Love the festive tree with the starfish on top! Cute!! My favorite type of challenges are sketch challenges!

Jinny Newlin said...

What an inspirational lineup! TFS! So much to love!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous tags today!! Love your sweet tree!

Joyce said...

Your tag is so fantastic, and what a fabulous way to combine all of those challenges. As a person who lives by-the-Sea, I can say that if I were to have a Christmas tree, I would love to top it with a starfish. That would be absolutely perfect. And, sketch challenges are my favorite type of challenges.

Maria said...

Oh, my! What a fine collection of tags...so pretty! And, love your sweet tag with the Christmas tree!:-)

KayM said...

What a feast for the eyes Tracey! These are all so pretty and inspiring! I adore your tag with the sweet little PTI tree on it! So lovely!

Barb Ghig said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous, Tracey, and I love the star fish on top of your tree...so clever! You did an amazing job combining all of these challenges, too!

Barb Ghig said...

While visiting Carol's blog, I learned that you had a birthday! Happy, Happy Birthday, Tracey! I hope you had a fun day with your family, and that all of your birthday wishes come true!!!

Isabel Z said...

These are amazing! I love a sketch challenge.

LauraJane:) said...

I enjoyed reading through how you interpreted the Sketch with the tag you created.
Super fun tags today ladies....You are inspiring me to get started on some tags for myself!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome tags!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Melissa said...

Now how creative is THAT?! A starfish for the star! Very clever, Tracey!!! :)

Love your tag and this 25 days of Christmas Tags is such a wonderful idea!

Manuela said...

beautiful tag, also from the team members! great inspiration!
Thank you for choosing my ghost card for the honorable Mention! Manuela

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous tags!

Kara said...

awesome group of tags today!!

jamie vanskiver said...

Oh this tag is pretty! I love that stamp:) You did an awesome job following the sketch! I love how you stamped the sentiment to match the sketch, great idea!

Jen said...

All this inspiration in one place makes my heart go pitter patter and I consider myself soooo lucky to be a part of this!

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful tags! What a lot of inspiration posted today... makes me want to break out my holiday stamps! I love the color challenges... I get some great ideas for color combos I would not normally think to try!

Jen W. said...

You are going to take over the world with your tags, Tracey! Love all the guest taggers today but your tag is my favourite with the starfish on the tree. A brilliant idea that I will definitely be CASEing! :)

Kim Heggins said...

You sure accomplished a lot in one blog post...you are simply one amazing crafter. I love all the tags and it was so much fun being part of your tag celebration! My favorite type of challenge is color.

Megan Carroll said...

Hi Tracey! Sketch challenges are my fave....cute tag!!

Lisa said...

Tracey your tag is seaside perfection!! Love that sweet little tree and the starfish on top is perfect! Thanks so much for having the CQ gals join you today!!

Judy1223 said...

A star fish tree-topper! Ah HA! Brilliant! Of all the type of challenges out there, I think I like a sketch challenge over a color challenge...but honestly I like cue cards the best! ;)

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW!! This is just amazing!! LOVE this so much!

Lesley Croghan said...

So much yumminess!!!! I LOVE both sketches and colours...I guess it depends on how I'm inspired. ;)

Heather North said...

Impressive use of all 3 challenges! Girl, you do like to challenge yourself. The starfish tree topper takes the cake. :) Another great line-up of guest designers. I can hardly wait to see who shows up next. No wonder you've been so excited for this amazing event to start!

Kate said...

Love that you used a starfish, great thinking :D
Kate xx

Michelle said...

Hahaha! A starfish on top of the tree! This one must be for me, in the blazing Summer sun here in Australia. ;-) I can see that this is going to be the BIGGEST 25 tags of Christmas in the history of mankind! Wow!

Karen King said...

More Awesomeness today! I like sketch challenges over color challenges, but I also like cue word/card challenges the best.

~amy~ said...

Love them!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous tag Tracey - love the mix of traditional colours with a modern look.
Thank you for playing along at ATCAS - Sylvia x.

Tracey Jean said...

I am a big fan of combo challenges...

Sue McRae said...

So much creative inspiration! I like sketch challenges because it makes me try designs that I normally wouldn't.

Anita in France said...

Amazing inspiration, Tracey, from all your guests! I saw your tag at CASology first ... and spotted the starfish straight away! Love it, love the sense of humour! Sketch or colour for me ... depends on how the muse takes me! Anita :)

Shona Chambers said...

Fantastic tags for Day 2 and the tag you made would be perfect over here in New Zealand. Its usually BBQ's at the beach for Xmas here. My favourite challenge is hard to choose as it depends on the colours or the sketch...will go with sketch.

Ruby N said...

whoa lots of unique tags!!!

Jean Bullock said...

I am really getting inspired by all these gorgeous tags. Hope to make some soon. Regarding the sketches, I like either the color or the layout sketch for challenges but not both together. It's a little restrictive to have both. I probably would prefer the color to the layout. Sometimes I want to enter a challenge but I don't care for the sketch.

Lynne in NI said...

These are all fab, I'll be pinning these for future reference!
I prefer sketch challenges :)

Hussena said...

All the tags showcased here are just gorgeous !! ..My fave type of challenge is a color challenge ..I get really inspired by them !

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wonderful inspiration from everyone today!A feast for the eyes! Love the starfish idea!

Kim M said...

Wow! Fantastic tags. The sheer variety is amazing! While I enjoy sketch challenges I think I prefer colour challenges. :-)

Sandy Berl said...

I like color challenges.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, boy... so many fantastic samples. I need to sit down with my coffee and study these pretties! Thanks for organizing the hops Tracey.

Monika/Buzsy said...

For some reason I thought I got your post via e-mail... but I have just signed up for the google feed... is that how you call it?!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic eye candy! Love, love, love! I like sketch challenges. :)

stampwithsandy said...

What an endless supply of tag inspiration! I love combining challenges when I can.

Marybeth said...

I can’t remember if I commented on these. Wow CAS olog DT did an amazing job on the tags each one is a work of art. I love your simple Christmas tree.

Lyndal said...

Super fabulous tags ladies!!!

Deepti said...

These are amazing !! You tag is pure beauty n simplicity :)

Karenladd said...

Beautiful tags, with my favorite being the final one with the stamped tree...so wonderful! My favorite type of challenge is a color challenge because it gives me the most lee-way.

Iris said...

Amazing tags. I love both sketch and color challenges.
isoscia at aol dot com

Sandi said...

Sketch challenges are my very favorite. Jen's elf and Erin's tree are my favorites today.

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW wow WOW
SO MANY FABULOUS tags - I look forward to visiting all of the blogs to LEARN MORE!!!
LOVE the DELICATE DETAIL of your pretty tag Tracey, such a pretty tree with the stars & "holly berry" dots!!!
I LOVE using BOTH colour and sketch challenges because each push my creative limits :)

marylouh said...

I haven't done any challenges. I don't have a blog so I've not participated.
Love the cross-stitched (look-alike)
ornament.

cghundley said...

Terrific tags
by everyone!
I like the combined
challenge idea.
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

I'm so enjoying
all the tags! Your
tag is lovely.
Carla from Utah

D- said...

LOVE your CUTE tag! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks to your guests for their wonderful tags, too.
I like to do both kinds of challenges. They come in handy especially if I'm a little stuck but if they are combined they can be overwelming.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Sue D said...

Cute tag. Love the tree and the starfish on top.
My favorite type of challenge is a sketch challenge.

Mary-Anne V said...

wow a slew of tags...love them!I love your Christmas tree tag with the to and from flanking the tree.

Janet Zeppa said...

Very pretty Tracey! Love the starfish!

Heather Thompson said...

I love doing sketch challenges, they are extra fun if there is and extra challenge with in the challenge. Great tags today!!

Tonya Jastad said...

Loving all of these tags! I like sketch challenges the most.

conil said...

Not only do you have amazing people designing for you not including yourself but a starfish on top of a Christmas tree...too clever, by half.

baileyrosy.com said...

That starfish is clever and looks right at home on top of the tree. Gorgeous tag beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

Amanda said...

I prefer sketch challenges because I never seem to have the right colors for a color challenge. I know I can use shades that are close, but I really want to use the exact colors!

Chark said...

how fun are these?!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Now THAT is sooooo clever!! That tree would not be out of place at my house with temps at Christmas upwards of 37 degrees Celsius!! What a fabulous idea!

maria f. said...

tee hee hee hee
A starfish - how clever. I really wondered how you were going to make "sea" work!
Prettly little tag and a great hop, Tracey.

ktfabian said...

Such fantastic tags! I'm going to have such inspiration when I start making mine. As for challenges, I'm a fan of Sketch Challenges (though I've never entered one!).

Lenora Clark said...

More amazing inspiration with this set of tags! I like challenges with both!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Cute, cute, cute, I love all these tags! My favourite type of challenge - would be a colour challenge. I like sketches too but I prefer colour.

Debi Lowery said...

Everyone is so creative and talented. so inspiring. Can't wait to try some of these ideas. The stamp companies in the give away are many of my favorites.

Debi said...

Love your stamped tree fag.....so cute.

Michelle said...

Oh my.... more gorgeousness!
Love me a sketch challenge, but sometimes a color challenge will spark something too!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

What a fabulous collection of tags! TFS

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

How creative to put a starfish on a tree!!!! I love color challenges - they are easier for me than sketch challenges - my style is CAS and some sketches have lots of layers which are not easy for me. But a CAS sketch - bring it on!

Amy C. said...

If I participated in a challenge, I think I would like to work with colors.

snazzyjj said...

My favorite challenge is the sketch types or theme. Love your fun little tree.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I like both. I dont usually have the time to actually participate in all the challenges tho.

Crystal said...

I have never tried a challenge but really want to! I think I've gotten good enough to share my projects :-) I would prefer colour challenges over sketch challenges. The biggest reason I haven't done any challenges if the fact that I don't have a blog. I need to remedy that! Thanks for the inspiration & for taking the time to put all of these tag posts together.

Hazel Parr said...

So colour or sketch? I think it has to be both. First off though you can't beat a good sketch to get your juices flowing.
Hugs
Hazel xx

Chark said...

love the stitching and all the glitter and fun on these tags!

Indy said...

Great tag! I tend to use sketch challenges the most!