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24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Day One


I’m so excited! I’ve been working hard on a series of tags to share this week…lots of fun techniques, different coloring mediums – and even one with no coloring at all. Crazy, right? There will be videos for six – count em, six – days in a row…four tags made in each set. Sometimes it’s the same tag, other times it’s variations on one design.

Today’s first set of tags are watercolored images using a brand new set called Winter Pals. So cuuuuute, isn’t it? Check out the video to see how I made them, and then scroll down to see closeups of each tag. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it in HD on YouTube.


The individual photos show some closeups of the tags…I just love these lil guys!

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day One 1

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day One 2

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day One 3

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day One 4

Thanks – and a giveaway

One of the reasons I’ve worked so hard on these is because I wanted to find a way to say thank you! To my friends…my followers, subscribers (ohmygosh over 8000 on YT now!?), and commenters….my students, my mentors, my patrons, and all my business partners. This has been such an amazing year, even with its ups and downs — and I couldn’t have made it through without support from so many people.

This series of tags is more than sharing techniques…it’s a gift to you! I’ll be choosing 24 winners from comments here on my blog and on the videos on YouTube, from shares on Facebook and Twitter and blogs, reposts on Instagram – lots of ways you can enter to win! Just tag me in that social media – or drop a link here on the blog – to let me know.

Things of note

  • I found out new cool stuff about dogs from Hank HERE. At the end of the video is a $20 off coupon code for science-y gifts!
  • Kinda sad news….Jupiter the YouTube cat passed away from cancer. 🙁
  • I am positively blown away that my jokes video hasn’t gotten any thumbs down yet!? Wha? How can people dislike an artistic video and lyet eave bad jokes untouched? LOL. Whatever. My hater must like puns.
  • Tonight I’ll be taking part in a fundraiser event for Royal Family Kids Camp – for abused and neglected kids. If you’d like to make a donation, please do! It’s a great program that I’ve participated in before – I led worship and was in the drama, playing Frolic the Sheep.  I’ll be doing a reading at the fundraiser – and I had to go out and get a Benaroya-Hall-type-fancy outfit to wear. It’s not a gown, but I was stoked to find THESE and THIS that look stunning together. Gotta do my nails and hair today! I’ll post pics from the event on Instagram.


112 thoughts on “24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Day One

  1. […] Well two years in a row at least! If you’d like to see last year’s day one tag, click HERE. Let’s […]

  2. Your outfit was stunning; nice finds. I feel redundant after 1000s of others…..but I love your videos. So glad I was introduced to OWH and that led to so much more! May 2015 be your happiest and most creative yet. Thanks for sharing your joy!

  3. Super cute tags, looking forward to watching and catching up on the rest!

  4. YAY! You’re doing more WC with stamps! So cute and pretty!

  5. I’m a subscriber and love your art – but I must say, the painting on your shimmer tags is just gorgeous!! Wow. Can’t wait to watch the videos on the remaining days. Thank YOU for all of your generous sharing

  6. Hi Sandy

    Im a subscriber to your channel and have just got my internet back on as it has been down. Phew am I lucky to see your fantastic tag videos and maybe be in with a chance to win one – who knows . I only discovered your channel a couple of months ago and check in daily, I’ve been so inspired by your work you are extremely talented, and fortunately for us crafters out there are able to see some of your lovely work.

  7. I love the tags! I think next year I’m going to be sending tags instead of cards!

  8. I don’t know how I missed these posts last week but I just started watching the series and I am blown away at all you share! I watched the watercolor video and the black and white truck video so far and I love love love them! Thank you!!

  9. The vibrant colors of the animals looks so great against the wash. Your ideas are just amazing!

  10. I love these tags! The backgrounds and little critters are adorable!

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