Monday 6 September 2021

Recycle and re-use

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge and this time the lovely Valerie is hosting - that's me! For my theme I have chosen recycle and re-use, as I know that crafters always hoard things that might come in useful again - old envelopes,  cardboard,  off-cuts of paper, pretty pictures, onion nets, string etc. etc!

So I'm asking you to use some of your hoarded treasures, and make a tag from them. Any theme or format is welcome, and as always, you have 2 weeks to link to us.

My tag was made from an old Amazon envelope. I die cut the tag and partly peeled it before rubbing some gold paint into it. I glued some black netting behind the TH lady, and gave her some gemstones on her hat. The ribbon was once tied round the neck of a delicious, chocolate Easter Bunny. I sewed round the edges with my machine:

Here I have also used card from some packaging, which was partly peeled. I went round the edges with bronze and then gold paint. The tag was cut from a magazine and glued onto re-used thin card. I punched in the eyelet to hold it all together and used some threads pulled from burlap to tie it up. The sentiment is from a TH set, the key is a found object. I like such grungy pieces:

 I'll be publishing new tags on my blog every couple of days.
Thanks to Wendy who hosted our last challenge, and to all who linked their lovely creations to us. Have a great week, stay safe, stay creative, and have fun!


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  1. wow, I love your recycled Tag. It is really a beautyful piece.
    I´ll see if I can come up with something to share. :)

  2. Wonderful tags.
    The netting and ribbons on the lady’s tag
    couldn’t be a better choice. So fitting!

  3. Nice tag samples. Stay Safe everbody.


  4. Awesome Tags Valerie, finally got around to doing mine..x

  5. These tags are so creative and inspiring. Thank you for a great challenge.

  6. A happy and Safe Tuesday to all


  7. Your tags are beautiful! You are so creative. I like the theme you chose with reusing and recycling. It's good to use up what you have on hand - especially if was used for something else and can be given a new purpose.

  8. Now you already know how I love this theme.. Fab fab fab tags.. xx

  9. love the theme and your lovely tags Valerie


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