Like many other people I've been following the progress of Tim's (Holtz) 12 tags of Christmas with the intention of making each one or something like it day by day but somehow time has been running away from me as usual. I have however made three (two of which you might see another day) all based loosely on some of his techniques. Needless to say despite the huge number of dies and other things I have there are items he's used which I don't have - yet!! The background on this one is his 'rusty' embossed look but I used a brocade stamp from Chocolate Baroque. I don't have his fab pine cone die so I used a rose die to make flowers, leaves used a Marianne die and the border is a Tim Holtz die. The lamp post is also a Marianne die and the letters were cut out using X-cut dies so as I said this is very loosely based on more than one of his 12 tags but it was fun to make.