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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tag Tuesday - Lace

This week's theme is Lace and as you know I love lace and use it most of the time in my projects.  I wanted to do something a little bit different this time and so went for a more sombre Victorian tone.

I used a piece of black lace over a manilla luggage tag.

To keep to the Victorian theme that was emerging, I used a piece of lovely black sequinned trim and a bead dongle that had come apart from a piece of bead fringing.  Just the job for my purpose!  

Top with a pretty image of a Victorian lady and a black satin rose and voila, one lace themed tag.
Pop over and enjoy all the other lovely tags on the  Tag Tuesday blog.

Friday, January 27, 2012

New Supplies For All You Lace Lovers!

I have just listed some new supplies in my shop, some of which are vintage and ideal for so many projects.

If you love lace or crochet trim, pop over and have a look.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tag Tuesday - Vintage

This week's theme is Vintage - my favourite! I used a recycled Next clothing tag which looked old and battered to start with and had some black printing showing through.  I  already had printed off a lovely image to use in another project but thought it would look good on this tag with a scrap of vintage lace hanging about on my desk.  I used some green lint/scrim which tones in with the image and added a pink velvet flower at the top, an old brooch (which has a stone missing but still looks ok I think),  two bits of broken coat tag chain and a rusty photo corner.

Pop over and have a look at all the other tags for this theme on the Tag Tuesday blog.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tag Tuesday - White

I wanted to show white in texture and made a tag from scraps lying around on my desk: bits of paper, vellum, card, trim etc., which I then painted with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint.  Lace snippets were then added, which were also painted white to match the background and the tag was finished with a small snippet of a dictionary definition of white, a mother of pearl button, ribbon rose, pearl embellishments and other bits of old lace.

 Pop over to the Tag Tuesday blog to see all the other beautiful white tags, which are very yummy indeed!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tag Tuesday - Snow Sports & Games

I struggled a bit with this week's theme but am quite happy with the finished result.  The tag is made from a piece of distressed looking scrapbook paper and has a vintage image of skaters with brown ribbon photo corners, glittery fibre trim bottom and top and a lovely piece of sparkly beaded tulle at the top of the tag.  This is a very sparkly tag which doesn't come across in the photo.

Below is a close up of the pretty beaded tulle detail:-

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tag Tuesday - New Challenge

I have been a great fan of the uber talented Carolyn aka Love Stitching Red for a long time and was so pleased to read about her Tag Tuesday Challenge.  I have only just heard about it so rushed like mad to make the first week's theme of Snow.

I used a large shipping tag and used scraps of white brodeie anglaise for the top and bottom of the tag, then used a piece of one of my favourite Christmas fabris with a village snow scene on it.  I added a few hand stitches, some sparkle, white rose trim, scrap of silver mesh and vintage button at the top.  The tag is finished with a piece of old doily and a scrap of white tulle to tie.  It looks better in real life, so sorry the photo doesn't do it justice.

Pop over and have a look at some of the talent on the Tag Tuesday blog (link above)  Next week's theme is Snow Sports and Games, so I'm off to get some inspiration!