12 Tags of Christmas

12 Tags of Christmas 2019 – Day 4 With Sandy Allnock

Welcome to day 4 of the 12 Tags of Christmas 2019!

Sandy has created a decked out holiday tag based on one of her favorite Christmas Carols, Deck The Halls!

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12 Tags of Christmas 2019 - Day 4 With Sandy Allnock

Merry Christmas, everyone! It’s Sandy Allnock with day four of the 12 Tags of Christmas series – and the song for today is “Deck the Halls!” I’m a super big fan of a tag series based on carols – my family collection of Bing Crosby records trained me well, and I know them all by heart!

I also love the series because I’ve had them playing at my house for months now! Yep. I’m one of those people. Partly because I need to get inspiration out for YOU in time to make things for Christmas. So at this point I’m about at the end of my holiday prep – and it’s time to chill out and enjoy the season! (Side benefit of getting it all done early!)

12 Tags of Christmas 2019 - Day 4 With Sandy Allnock

My tag is made with a non-Christmas set – it’s Conductor of Light, made into Christmas lights! You could easily adapt this with your mad skills in any medium – do the same as my airbrushing but in distress inking, colored pencils, or watercolors. You can even make the colors match the wrapping paper you choose this year!

I’ve always loved Deck the Halls, most especially after the movie The Christmas Story – one of the very best scenes is in the Chinese restaurant with the waiters singing “Farararara!” (Watch it HERE and have a good laugh!) I might have to make a tag with a jar in it – for the “Jarry” part! Maybe a bear for “Jingle bear” too! 🙂

12 Tags of Christmas 2019 - Day 4 With Sandy Allnock

I hope you find some time to relax, sing along with some carols, and spend FUN time (not panic time!) in your crafty space. Clear the decks and give yourself the gift of half an hour away from the hubbub and color something! Merry Christmas!

And a few more makers are decking the halls! Click the links below to see what they have created…

Don’t forget we want to see your Deck The Halls tags too! Head here to learn more about entering the 12 Tags Challenge!


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  • Reply Beverly G. December 4, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Very illuminating Sandy! Brilliant out of the box thinking on this creation. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  • Reply Vickey Ezell December 4, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Sandy is just such a talented artist. I am always inspired and impressed with her creations!

  • Reply Sue W. December 4, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Super festive tag, Sandy! The Coptic airbrush overspray gives your bulbs a wonderful glow!

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 4, 2019 at 7:22 am

    What a fun tag! I LOVE how you did the lights! They glow!

  • Reply Lori Rife December 4, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Beautiful card! I love the way the light look like they are on.

  • Reply Barbara December 4, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Oh, this is so fun, the Fa ra ra ra ra is hilarious!

    • Reply Tonia Sims December 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      Super clever take on Deck the Halls. Love the way you have made the bulbs glow.

  • Reply cmayne December 4, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Love your glowing lights, Sandy! And yes, Bing Crosby’s voice is absolutely swoon-inducing! One of the greats, for sure!

  • Reply Maureen Reiss December 4, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Soooo Fun!!! I love the splatter!!

  • Reply pam December 4, 2019 at 8:13 am

    the copic colours using that spray gun look great! and love the use of the dinosaur Raa – very clever

  • Reply Greta H December 4, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Beautifully creative & fun tag!

  • Reply Janet Durbin December 4, 2019 at 8:19 am

    WOW, love this!!

  • Reply Margaret T. December 4, 2019 at 8:19 am


  • Reply Mary Holshouser December 4, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Fantastic. The bulbs are so realistic.
    Great coloring. thanks for sharing

  • Reply heartofcraftblog December 4, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Love the idea of the light bulbs, very creative

  • Reply Stef Perry December 4, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I love the bright, festive look of this tag and how you used non-holiday stamps to create it!

    • Reply Mary-Anne V December 4, 2019 at 9:07 am

      I like how you used a non Christmas set for this tag.. fun and festive.

  • Reply Jacki Bates December 4, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Love the colors!

  • Reply Cindy December 4, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Great way to maximize those stamp sets both the lights and the Dino set! Festive tag Sandy!

  • Reply Sherry W. December 4, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Again you take a non-Christmas stamp into a holiday piece – I love that! My fingers are itching to try this with Distress inks. I don’t have any light bulb stamps, but I’ll figure something out. Whee – off to get inky – thanks, Sandy for the inspiration – and Ellen for the fun challenge!

  • Reply Elaine Wilson December 4, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Sweet tag

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 4, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Great colors on this pretty tag! And I’m excited to get the inspiration because I have this set! Awesome idea to use the lights for a Christmas tag!

  • Reply Larissa December 4, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Hmmm, I wonder if I need to ask Santa for a Copic airbrush now… Great tag, Sandy! I like how quickly this tag came together and how you can customize the colors. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Reply Charlene M Dann December 4, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I love a card or tag with humor!

  • Reply Maria Nadeau December 4, 2019 at 9:34 am

    what fabulous coloring!

  • Reply Emma Sleppy December 4, 2019 at 9:38 am

    So creative for the tag. And thanks for the laugh from The Christmas Story! Fa Ra Ra!!

  • Reply Lagene December 4, 2019 at 10:03 am

    AWESOME tag, I think the spatters actually achieves the look of the colored light’s glow reaching out!!!

  • Reply Tami B December 4, 2019 at 10:15 am

    That was one of the funniest scenes in the whole movie. Fa ra ra ra ra. I like this theme.

  • Reply Lisa Elton December 4, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Incredible colors, this is just terrific!

  • Reply Titus Debbie December 4, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Love this! So happy.

  • Reply Denise Petro December 4, 2019 at 11:55 am

    This is so cute!!

  • Reply Kelly December 4, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    One of our favourite movies as well! Beautiful colour on this tag

  • Reply Jeannie December 4, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Wow, this tag is amazing!

  • Reply MELISSA FRIEDRICH December 4, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Love the over spray on the tag to darken the green background to make the light bulbs “glow” more!

  • Reply Andrea D. La Vigne December 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Love the look, and thank you for suggesting ink blending! I don’t have Copic markers, much less the airbrush system, so having a way to do it myself is always great. Thank you for sharing! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  • Reply Marisela Delgado December 4, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Awesome tag as always. So pretty.

  • Reply ElizStewart December 4, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Love the blending….

  • Reply Jeanne Beam December 4, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Awesome tag! Love your creativity…
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply mypaperepiphany December 4, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I love the way you coloured the tag! I think I . need to invest in an airbrush:) Gorgeous bright tag!

  • Reply Anne Sturgeon December 4, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Bing is the best… Love Christmas Story and that dinner at the Chinese restaurant, classic. Love your airbrushed background. Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Amy D. Kolling December 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Love the Copic spray over the top of your bulbs!!

  • Reply Talitha Wright December 4, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Interesting background for the lights. I like the colors.

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 4, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    What a cool look. It reminds me of the 1970s–sort of vintage/retro.

  • Reply Jaycee C. December 4, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    This tag is very cool. And of course you are sooo right about our eyes filling in the “glass” from the white you added in on the bulbs. If I used a sprayer it would all be a mess, so great job with that too.

  • Reply Jo-Anne Tedford December 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Love the way the bulbs glow! Beautiful as usual and funny.

  • Reply Wendi J December 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Very creative.

  • Reply thediygypsy December 4, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    This is such a fun tag! The sentiment is a great nod to the scene in “A Christmas Story”! One of our family favorites to watch at the Christmas season! Love it!

  • Reply thediygypsy December 4, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Awesome! Love the nod to that great singing scene in “A Christmas Story”!

  • Reply Susanbcards December 4, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    So cool! I’ve never seen Copic airbrushing! Gorgeous effect.

  • Reply Angela December 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Wow, this looks beautiful! I love how you’ve blended the colors (like other commenters, I’ve never seen Copic airbrushing either!) behind the lights – such a cool technique!

  • Reply Vicki Kroll December 4, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Your work is always amazing and this tag is no exception. I watched your clip of the waiters singing and had a good chuckle. I have never seen the movie, but will have to look for it. The duck…OMG!!

  • Reply Larissa Heskett December 4, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Such a FUN Tag!! LOVE how you got your inspiration too!!

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